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The Wrath of God

Other Reflections on 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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Knowing God Series Index

Series Introduction| Knowing God | The Revelatory God | Goodness of God | Holiness of God | Power of God | Omnipresent God | Exalted God | Faithfuness of God | Wisdom of God | Mercy of God |Wrath of God | Love of God | Sovereignty of God | Providence of God

Purpose: God's anger is not like man's, at least not in some critical ways. Numerous reflections on God's wrath are shared here with hope they will ecnourage proper thinking about God's wrath.

Other Reflections on God's Wrath

The Bible is not hesitant to speak of God's anger, as if it is a defect of His character. His wrath is a necessary aspect of God's person which makes sure that all His judgments are fully carried out.

Unlike man, God's judgments are always true and deserving. It is for this reason, God says that vengeance is His. We are not to take revenge, in heart or otherwise. During this brief interim, we are on a mission of love and warning before His full wrath is unleashed.

God's anger arises due to rebellious expressions against His authority. He expects man to conduct himself in a way that pleases Him.

God's anger, then, is a special response mechanism that makes sure no injustice or inappropriate conduct escapes its due consequence. From our perspective, people get away with a lot of sin. But it simply is not true. God is now carefully exercising His complete plan to fully carry out His justice.

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness" (Ro 1:18). But its most complete and thorough expression is saved for the great Day of Judgment. "But the present heavens and earth by His word are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men" (2 Peter 3:7).

How does hell or fit into this whole scheme of God's anger? (This symbol symbolizes the anger secularists and others have against the notion of hell.)

The reason many so-called believers no longer believe in hell is that they do not believe in God's wrath or judgment. They similarly have become blind to God's holy person and expectations.

This is one major reason people leave the faith. They no longer believe they need a Savior. Without a relentless judgment seeking its path to cut off our lives, people live oblivious to the greater dangers of judgment.

Jesus Comments on Hell

Jesus commonly referred to hell as a most undesirable judgment (Mat 5:29), fearsome (Mat 10:28) and a place of unquenchable fire (Mark 9:43). Hell is a described as an eternal fire (Mat 18:8) which happens after our deaths here on earth (Luke 12:5).

Two fearsome verses explain that the dead apart from Christ will suffer in the lake of fire (Rev 20:14-15) where they will be subjected in torment along with the beast and false prophet "tormented day and night forever and ever" (Revelation 20:10).

Is Jesus' anger in the temple connected to God's anger? Jesus' anger was akin to His Father's. Jesus two times, once at the beginning (John 2:16) and once at the end of His life (Mark 11:15), cleansed the temple, His Father's House.

He felt responsible to do something, though it seemed to have a short-lived effect. These acts did indeed proceed the greater judgment that came upon Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

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

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