By Elizabeth Prata
I’m big on God’s wrath. It is rarely taught from the pulpit, even rarer is the new book on it, children aren’t taught it, today’s theologians ignore it. I love God’s wrath because it is an expression of one of His holy attributes: justice, and because I love Jesus, I love ALL of Him.
I am in awe of His wrath, and if I think on it longer than a moment or two, I will cry over it. God’s wrath is already being revealed (Romans 1:18) and it is a mind-bending, majestic thing. This attribute is still a necessary portion of who God is and we must understand it to proclaim it.
God’s wrath is very present, very real, and very imminent.
John 3:36, Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
Matthew 10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Too many Gospel proclamations have shifted from ‘God is angry with sin and will punish unless…’ to, ‘God loves you and has a plan for your life…’
Revive the wrath! In a long ago issue of Credo Magazine, the topic was “The Forgotten God: Divine Attributes We Are Ashamed of and Why We Shouldn’t Be“. I especially enjoyed the article “Should We Teach Our Children about the Wrath of God?” Check it out. It is free online. (cached)
The Forgotten God: Divine Attributes We Are Ashamed of and Why We Shouldn’t Be ->
God’s wrath- Resources from Ligonier
“Sissified Needy Jesus?” Sermon Jam by Voddie Baucham
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