Years ago, a television advertisement had a deep-voiced commentator ask the sobering question, “What goes through the mind of a driver at the moment of impact in a head-on collision if he’s not wearing a seat belt?” As he spoke, the commercial showed a dummy without a safety belt, reacting in slow motion to a head-on collision. As the dummy moved forward on impact, the steering wheel went right through its skull. Then the commentator somberly continued, “…the steering wheel. You can learn a lot from a dummy. Buckle up!”
How could the censors allow such fear tactics? This advertisement struck trepidation in the hearts of motorists. The reason is clear: they were speaking the truth. It is a fearful thing to be in a head-on collision when you’re not wearing a seat belt.
What you are sharing with people is the gospel truth. The Bible warns, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” It is right that sinners should fear, because they are in danger of eternal damnation. They are going to collide head-on with God’s Law. Let Judgment Day play out before their eyes in slow motion.