lots of people, lots of years ago, had lots of fear for your church.<quoted text>
I think most people believe they are "chosen" by God, and then seek to justify it by works.
Some groups are more paranoid about this situation(being chosen and justification by faith) than others. It is a paranoia based on fear. This isn't all bad, as it helps preserve group integrity(lol that ole esprit de corps of the military) to a degree and prevents the diluting of the faith into mere speculation and curiosity.
Rather it is better to be known for love, than for fear.
none have ever had any fear for my denomination, nor has any church ever been coerced into joining our denomination. those who join, join in love and fellowship