I was wandering around Steve's Blog and found this entry. It appears that many churches do not get into this topic for the reasons mentioned. However, it would be foolish to not understand what the alternative is. God has destroyed many people and nations and caused the Jews to wander for several thousand years because of disobedience. Hell and Brimstone teaching today is not considered "user friendly" People do not want to hear about hell. Instead, the majority take a hedonistic approach "if it feels good, do it" If it sounds good , listen, but avoid those issues that talk about an eternity in hell. It comes down to choices. Understand what the two choices are, and take your pick, but be prepared to live ( forever) with your choice. I for one, choose Heaven, but the alternative keeps me focused.