“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, (not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?”) Romans 2:4 , I love this verse. Let’s look at the second part of it in the NLT version, it says “Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?” Folks if I preach hell fire and brimstone, yes I might get some people saved, but to keep people serving God, it just can’t be a fear thing! God wants our hearts, he wants us first and foremost to know that he loves us and desires our love for him . A fear based relationship will not last Thats why I preach the love of God so much . I know if a person embraces his love, they will grow in a loving healthy relationship with the Lord .