You know how certain verses you’ve read many times suddenly smack you upside the head? I just read this from Paul: “If anyone does not love the Lord–a curse be on him. Come, O Lord!” (1 Cor. 16:22).
I suspect that many evangelical Christians would be embarrassed by such talk, and if you told them that it’s in the Bible–and in the turn the other cheek world of the New Testament to boot–they might not know what to do with it. I’m trying to imagine a Christian leader saying this on Larry King or the Today show, and I don’t think it ends well.