Threats of hell were never meant to be the argument that drew people to God. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit draws us to God. Threats of hell bring fear and condemnation. Only a loveless person can think of such a thing.… God didn’t create men to save their souls from hell. He created men and women to have relationships with one another and with Him.… God never delights in people getting what they deserve. He is about saving us from what we deserve.
The Misunderstood God, Windblown, 2009, 133.