What exactly do we mean by this question? Do we need to adhere to a traditional understanding of hell for this “tremble before God and his Word” to make biblical sense?
The reason I’m asking these questions is because this matter about Evangelical Christians no longer trembling before God and his Word was made during a discussion about the traditional understanding of hell—being “eternal, conscious torment”—here.
Personally, I think the real problem is that we so-called “Evangelical” Christians just no longer (as a whole) believe and tremble before God, nor His Word!
This comment was made by Fr. Robert here. It comes to us as an either/or: We need to tremble before God and his Word. To do so, we need to either adhere to a traditional understanding of hell, which says that unbelievers, unregenerate sinners, will suffer eternal, conscious torment in hell. Or if we don’t, then we’re not “trembling before God and his Word.”
So I’m led to ask, Has the cross of Christ been emptied of its power?