So was the hell and damnation, fire and brimstone, apostate and fallen sinner due more to religions of the time period or more because the Mormon church wasn't mainstream?
Okay, so I'm resurrecting [pun intended] an old thread.
It is my belief from studying a few other religions of the era that the fire and brimstone, apostate and fallen sinner was a typical theme of the period. Even as late as the 1860s I've seen camp meetings and revivals being held where fire and brimstone was preached. Reading various sermons and such from the period one can see the same being a common thread.
Wished I'd have seen this thread a year or two ago, but I was looking to see if this forum was the proper place to post a new thread and then saw this and decided to add my two cents worth.