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The Wrath of God

Definition and Biblical Description of God's Wrath

Paul J. Bucknell

Introduction & video on God's wrath | Definition & description wrath | Wrath & mercy | Anger against unbelievers | God's great patience | Common misunderstandings | Reflections on God's wrath | Anger against believers | God's anger is different for His people | Summary and Study questions
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Purpose: In order to understanding God's wrath we must define, describe and see the Biblical words used for wrath and anger.

Definition and Description of God's Wrath

God's wrath is that stored up or released anger against those who dare to defy God's judgments. "The wrath of God is the onslaught of the holy God asserting and establishing His absolute claim to dominion" (TDNT Vol 5, 407).

Many scriptures openly testify to God's anger. "So the anger of the LORD burned against them..." (Nu 12:9).

"All its (Israel's) land is brimstone and salt, a burning waste, unsown and unproductive, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and in His wrath" (De 29:23).

"Then the anger of the LORD burned against Amaziah, and He sent him a prophet who said to him, "Why have you sought the gods of the people who have not delivered their own people from your hand?" (2Ch 25:15).

"And the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He sold them into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the sons of Ammon" (Jud 10:7).

Relationship Discipleship: Cross TrainerRelational Discipleship: Cross Training Discipleship: Judge-Sinners: God's Wrath Released

Relational Discipleship is a basic discipleship course that trains new Christians to love God and others. Judge-Sinners shows how we should respond in a world where ......

Biblical Analysis

Several Hebrew words are used for 'wrath' with a typical broad range of meaning including:'wrath, indignation, sore, foaming; fury, poison.'' 'Wrath' is used 184 times in the NASB.

Several Hebrew words are used for'anger,' most notably the root word for nose (aph) which is connected to the expression of anger. 'Anger' is used 266 times and 'angry' 87 times in the whole of scriptures. (Note: Sometimes not used with reference to God).

The NT Greek word for wrath and anger is ogre, with a common root for orgy, intense and unrestrained indulgence or expression.

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Book of Isaiah : Introduction to Isaiah 34-35
The destination of Edom lies before our eyes southeast of Israel as a testimony to God's wrath for all who disobey Him. Edom joins Sodom and Gomorrah.

Nehemiah 1:1-11 PRAYER SERIES
Sins of long time have produced a structure around these people's lives which bring about God's wrath. What we need is to learn how to confess sins on the ...

Answers for tragedy and Judgment
Judgment "Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord.

2 Samuel 24:16-25 God's Intense Mercy - Living Commentary on 2 ...
Only in the very end do we see God's wrath abated. It was the prayer ... Through Christ (the Messiah), God's wrath is appeased and we go free. “And He Himself ...

Humility and Rewards: Is it okay to seek for rewards in life?
However, Hezekiah humbled the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD did not come on them in the days of ...

Ephesians 2:3 The Description of Man's Evil Heart
"And were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest" (Ephesians 2:3). Paul started ... This is not a reincarnation of the Old Testament God of wrath. God has ...

1 John 2:1-2:2 The Key to Life: How can I find help? The Propitiation ...

There is no place to hide from God's wrath. ... All those things that we did to incur God's wrath were satisfied by Christ dying for our sins. Technically, this is called ...

Genesis 18 Lessons for Abraham: Announce a Birth and ...
God is found to be slow to express His wrath. God judges only after His wrath is filled up to the top. He could theoritically judge earlier on, but He just patiently ...

Commentary on Romans 2:5-11 part of Romans 2:1-11, Prosecution ...
“But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of ...

Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted: (C) Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1988

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