Michele Bachmann: I spent Christmas telling my grandchildren that ‘eternal fires’ of hell await them

During an appearance on the Lions & Generals show this Monday, Michele Bachman talked about how she spent Christmas warning her grandchildren that if they don’t follow the teachings of Christ, they will most certainly burn in hell.

“I was with two of my grandchildren this weekend, a two-year-old and a six-year-old, and I was just compelled to talk to them about, when we die, it’s judgement,” Bachmann said.

Bachmann said that she told the children that at the moment of death, “a decision is made — you’re either going to heaven or you’re going to hell.”

“We talked about what heaven is, and we talked about what hell is,” she said. “That hell is just as real as heaven. And in hell, there’s eternal fires and damnation and it’s a real place, we do not want to go there, that’s where the wicked will go. And then I explained how they don’t go — that they receive Christ and confess their sins … [Jesus] cleanses them and then because of his righteousness, they go to heaven.”

Unsurprisingly, her fear tactics worked.

“And so my little granddaughter immediately started saying, ‘I don’t want to go to hell, I want to go to heaven.’ I said, ‘Bella, can I pray with you? Let’s pray. Do you want to pray?’ … And I think, why miss an opportunity?”

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