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This Sunday, I’m going try to tackle one of the “harder” subjects in the scriptures, one that I would naturally tend to avoid: the wrath of God. Certain preachers and denominations espouse this doctrine heavily, in the fire and brimstone style some of us may have grown up hearing.

Pastor Sebastián is my kind of pastor. Stout and strong, with a perpetual smile on his face, he greets us on Sunday morning as we arrive at his Presbyterian church, tucked away in the tiny village of Ruíz Cortines, Chiapas, Mexico. The congregation is one of seven he pastors throughout the nearby villages, some of which have buildings, others of which meet under the shade of a tree.