Is the New Evangelisation a crusade of fear?
God of Judgment or God of Love?
I love my only son who lives in England. I am reminded of him in my adoration of my three-year-old grandson Ethan whom I see every day and makes life so wonderful for me as a 69-year-old. Our interaction is golden.
Their safety would warrant and receive my lifeblood – my self sacrifice, without a moment’s hesitation.
A few days ago I watched an interaction on EWTN which hosted Dr. Ralph Martin (of Charismatic Renewal), and Dr Scott Hahn, a convert to Catholicism and College Professor.
The essence of their dialogue appeared to be that the world had forgotten the call to evangelise, and the many stages of hell as reported by Sr. Faustina were now being forgotten. By Christians.
I could never, under any possible circumstance, create a hell as described by Sr Faustina or the two doctors, for my son, my grandson, or my enemy, whom I am supposed to love.
Both doctors seemed to be longing for the spiritual crusade – the crusade of fear as I see it!
Is there any theologian out there who can explain who made Hell, and why, and why for so long, given the temporal nature of sin and also tell me of the infinite love and mercy of God?