Dr. James White read a very interesting tweet that he received that I think bears meditating on. It simply said, "The reason Christians don't kill those who criticize Jesus is because we realize they are already dead." Isn't that interesting. We know that those who don't follow Christ are under God's condemnation already. Their only hope is coming to the one they've denied to get their pardon. It has been said quite concisely that Jesus didn't come to make bad people good, but to make dead people alive. The people who don't affirm that aren't grasping the true gospel.