That child has been told with a wrong interpretation of the Bible…
Or maybe what the child actually said is he is afraid for you to go to hell.
No. He said "HE" was afraid to go to Hell. His preacher at his church (from what the boy said) is that if the people in his church doesn't evangelize then they will go to Hell. Since the boy was in the Church with everyone else, I assume he thought it also applied to him. So, he evangelized at school which garnered him a suspension. So, then he started going around the neighborhood to spread the word so he wouldn't go to Hell.
Is it not possible that some Churches do not preach the same way as other Churches? That they interpret the Bible one way, and teach that one way to those who are members of their Church? Is it not possible for a person of authority in a Church to use such devices by stepping away from the message a bit to "save" more people? Because, perhaps, they feel if they don't, they will go to Hell?
Evangelism should be done out of love and concern… And not out of fear…
Christianity, in my experience, has always been about FEAR.
"*Nam, Buddy, if you do not sign this petition to ban homosexuals from marching in the parade then I will spread a rumor that you both are not only homosexuals yourself but you are lovers." - Preacher of Mary Belle Baptist Church, Live Oak, Florida. 1996.
Now, how is fear not being applied here? Where is the love?
This is my experience of "love" at Churches I have attended. All but one Church, and that's the Church I told the kid that he should perhaps look into going.
I know more Church's that use devices of fear to spread the gospel, or the "truth" or whatever, than I do those who do not use fear as a tool.
These Churches are a good indication as to why there are so many former Christians. They spread hate, and contempt. And, when you don't do what they say they will belittle, berate, and mock you to you either leave their Church or you submit to their will.
Again: I know more Churches like this, than not.
*in place of real name