The threat of the fires of hell and eternal torment came from the Catholic Church. They seem to not know the true message of the one they say they represent. If Christ were here today, he would not acknowledge the Church, and they Church would pursue him as a blasphemer! Sound familiar? It is the nature of this dimension we live in. It is not our true home. What, and where, that is, I can't get into now. Concerning the so called wrath of God, I will explain what the Truth is. It is not punishment we receive when we stray into some dark place, when you make a mistake, it is consequences you receive, not punishment! Let's say you are just about to walk into a room and you notice on the door a sign that says turn on the light before you enter, and if you don't you may get hurt. Then you may be in a hurry and think you don't need that light, and then, you may fall over something, and when you enter the room and chose not to turn on the light and you trip over something in the dark room and you fall and break your arm. You are not getting punished for not turning on the light, you just receive the consequences of not listening to the Truth- the advice in the note on the door.. The universe functions with laws and believe it or not, the environment does not reward, in the long run, behavior that involves hurting yourself or someone else. The Universe we live in which is an expression of the creative force of what we call God, I believe these "laws," are the laws that the Jews are to live by. Of course through much time those that carried the message of those laws, have altered by adding some thing that they think is the law, and on and on. The law is dynamic, and not living in the words of spiritual literature, but the law is the spirit of the literature that helps awaken what is within us all; The Kingdom, as Christ called it. The Kingdom of God is within you. Our bodies are the temple of the living God.. If anyone comes to you and threatens hell fire for something they think you are doing something wrong, tell them to get the hell out of here! lol If you don't look both ways when you cross the street, and you get hit by a Max truck, you are not being punished, but you are 'suffering' the consequences of not listening to the Truth of the matter, and the subtle forces, laws, that govern our Universe kicked in!