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Jesus did not publicly shame, threaten, or otherwise coerce people to come to repentance, which is why our efforts to do so “in Jesus name” only serve to drive them away from Him.  The good news of the gospel is not the judgement to come, it is that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, and that this amazing grace is still available today.

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When Jesus walked the earth, He was not put off by sinners.  In fact, He was roundly criticized by the religious establishment for His lack of contempt for them.  And so it is today; it is not the weak, the lost, and the worldly that He resists.  It is the proud.

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