Morning Robert it's a beautiful day here sunny, 70, little wind.
I agree a born-again will become more Christ-like with age because they are born-anew from above and will have the desire to.
I believe both Gif and Preston are ministers of the True Gospel of Jesus, maybe to you they sound like fire and brimstone preachers? I love fire and brimstone preachers myself as long as they don't stray from the True Gospel.
Its a nice day here too. The summer weather pattern has changed, and the low humidity makes one feel cold....
The born-again person has that "will to become more Christ-like". Some believe it is infused within the soul, others believe it is more like a covering over the soul. Perhaps both....
I did not grow up in a fire-and-brimstone type of preaching, so for me it is difficult to relate. Basically, I go so far to see what hell looks like, and its not for me, so there is no need to try and scare me with hell.
Being forewarned is one thing, dwelling on fire-and brimstone is another....But I don't see either gif or Preston as fire-and-brimstone type of preachers.
Rather my motivation is on the opposite end, and that is to love God. And I can't get enough of a preacher talking about loving God more....