Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:24 pm
Bob Wilson wrote:I find Scripture sees God's "wrath" to be the intrinsic disposition of his holy nature toward unrepentant evil, not a grudge which gets cured by venting one-time destruction on a person, a building, or a nation. Thus to separate it or God's way of overcoming sin which calls for wrath, from the Bible's account of the Good News, would cancel out the Bible's whole story.
God's way of overcoming sin was the cross.
"God hates your guts until you believe that he doesn't." That 'theology' of the last 1600 years just won't go away. It works best in 'religious' wars like the Thirty Year's War before the Reformation. Men use 'God's wrath' to justify all kinds of murder.