Does God step in and punish us every time we do wrong?
Did Jesus hang on the cross for you?
When you evangelize do you tell people that they must be punished for their sins in order to be right with God? Or, do you tell them they must be forgiven?
You can listen to and be a follower of teachers like James Dobson and Michael Pearl (and all the pro-spankers) OR...you can...
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children
Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?