Just recently a kingdom hall elder spoke on the topic The How-Much-More-So Logic and used the Watchtower book, Come My Followers (chap. 11, p. 117, par. 20)as his reference with Matt 6:26 to present his point:
NWT Matt 6:26 Observe intently the birds of heaven, because they do not sow seed or reap or gather into storehouses; still YOUR heavenly Father feeds them. Are YOU not worth more than they are?
The elder gave an example that went something like this: When you are going door-to-door, ask this question: Would you burn your childs hand to punish him? Most likely the answer will always be, No. Then ask if they think that our Heavenly Father is greater than they are. Most likely the answer will always be, Yes. So then ask, How much more so would ourHeavenly Fathernot punishHis childrenby burning them with fire?
This is the Watchtowers so-called, how much more so logic. Here is the exact quote from paragraph 20 mentioned above: What loving father would punish his child by holding his childs hand in a fire? How much more must the very idea of hellfire be repugnant to our loving heavenly Father! Then the God is love verses are quoted as proof-texts to vindicate this idea. The Watchtowers use of this kind of logic is just an attempt to bring God down to mans level and way of thinking.
God has reminded us both in the Old Testament and the New Testament that He is a consuming fire and the punishment, as inflicted by Him, is awful and overwhelming:
Deut 4:24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Here are some examples of God punishing people with fire and all the pain and torment thatgoes along with being burned alive. God is no respecter of persons!
Gods Chosen People
Lev 10:1And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. 2 And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
Num 16:31 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them: 32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. 33 They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation. 34 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also. 35 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.
God Kills 42 ChildrenWho Made Fun Of Elisha
2Kings 2:24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them. 25 And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.
Gen 19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
Matt 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand [the unsaved], Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: