My dog gets ear infections every time he gets water in his ears. He gets water in his ears every time he drinks from the sprinkler. My dog does not know that he gets an ear infection every time he drinks water from the sprinkler. He loves drinking water from the sprinkler. Would he love it if he knew that it causes an ear infection?
To me, the gospel is information. It is the kind of information that makes drinking from a sprinkler less enjoyable, but brings with it the prevention of ear infections.