I wrote this on Facebook a year ago:
They’re DECEIVING us! I’ve seen these LISTS for 40 years, but have never realized until now that they have not presented the balanced nature of God according to what Paul clearly states in Romans 11, and they’re setting us up for a fall. God’s *goodness* is on this list, but not His *severity*. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. If we lose the fear of the Lord we become fools:
Romans 11:20 ..Don’t be conceited, but FEAR; 21 for if God didn’t spare the natural branches [the Jews], neither will he spare you. 22 See then the GOODNESS *and* SEVERITY of God. Toward those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, IF YOU CONTINUE in his goodness; OTHERWISE YOU WILL ALSO BE CUT OFF [like in Mt. 7:19 and John 15:6].
We’re not being warned — so we’ll be holy — living in the Son — together as ‘ONE!’