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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wrath is God’s holy response to sin: His personal, active antagonism to sin that derives from His settled opposition to every evil thing. It is therefore right - and even necessary - for God to hate sin, to oppose all wickedness, and to judge all who practice it.

Some think that the idea of wrath is unjust or unbecoming to a God of love. This is largely because we underestimate both the extent and the seriousness of sin and the holiness of God. Not only is God perfectly justified in His wrath, but without it, His very character would be compromised. It would contradict His nature to not punish sin. If God failed to punish sin, He would cease to be just. If He ceased to be just, He would cease to be a loving God.

3 comments:

  1. What do you mean by God's wrath?

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  2. I mean His unflinching opposition to sin and to those connected to sin. While sin is tolerated to some extend today. One day sin and those connected to sin will be completely defeated and separated from His kingdom. Interestingly, at least to me, is that sin will not be destroyed, just defeated.

    So tell me your perspective re: the message of Hard-Core Christianity. The typos and stuff should be fixed today but the content, what of that?

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  3. I mean His unflinching opposition to sin and to those connected to sin. While sin is tolerated to some extend today. One day sin and those connected to sin will be completely defeated and separated from His kingdom. Interestingly, at least to me, is that sin will not be destroyed, just defeated.

    I am still wondering what you mean by 'God's wrath' in the sense that it's not clear to me if you are speaking of actions that God perform in reality, or if you are talking solely about the judgement he will make when we die?

    So tell me your perspective re: the message of Hard-Core Christianity. The typos and stuff should be fixed today but the content, what of that?

    I have still not read more than the foreword unfortunately...

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