John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him,
’You brood of vipers!
Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?’

Luke 3:7

John the Baptist’s preaching technique would hardly be welcomed in these days of being sensitive to seekers. People have never liked being told they are sinners in God’s eyes and that there truly is wrath to come for those who refuse to embrace the way of escape from that wrath – not then, not now.
God, in his grace, has provided the way of escape – the Baby of Bethlehem.

Daily Reading: John 19:1-22