The film The Passion of the Christ ends with a look from Jesus that seems to suggest a sequel in which He returns for vengeance. Some people who follow Jesus like to put up billboards warning of impending judgment which as you can see isn’t a popular message (at least to a Pasadena paintballer).
Ironically, most everyone I’ve talked to already feels a sense they will be judged by God, but lots of people don’t realize they are loved by God.
After an incredibly powerful and clear passage about God’s holiness and man’s sinfulness Paul writes in Romans 2:1-4:
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance?
If God’s kindness led me to turn to follow Him, shouldn’t I seek to serve and reach others with my kindness?