Thank you so much for reading, and taking the time to respond!
Exactly, I agree with you. My theory is that it is fear and control based. Satan’s kingdom thrives on fear, and will inject into every viewpoint possible. Many Christians are fearful, and their reaction is to attempt to control others — one effective method is by continually “reminding” others of how “wretched” they are.
Still others simply teach what they were taught, and what their teachers were taught, without ever stopping to examine the belief system.
I’m looking forward to seeing more believers break free of the fear, and embrace the beautiful truth that they are safe, known, righteous, and loved. It’s too valuable a knowledge to not share.