The Wrath of God is a Fearful Thing

Over the years, His wrath has been shown through events recorded in scripture and elsewhere.  These include the flood, Sodom & Gomorrah, and the Exile of Israel to Babylon.  His righteous judgment on the unrighteous is vivid and clear to those with eyes to see.

God has made Himself known through His creation.  His majesty is revealed in the power of a supernova as much as in the cry of a newborn in cold stable or dandelion fluff carried on the breeze.  Throughout history, people have claimed to know Him.  Perhaps we really did know Him. But we ignored Him.  Wise in our own minds, we marveled at what our hands could do, and cared not for the Hands that made us.  We are foolish, kneeling before the altar of celebrities and athletes, and the technology that defines our culture.

So God said, “If you don’t want me, do your own thing.  Enjoy yourself!”  And we did.  Without realizing that we dishonor ourselves in the process.  We gave up the truth we knew about God, and worshiped the creature instead of the Creator.  All of the things that define today’s debased society are the fruits of this rejection of God.  Sex, drugs and rock & roll – the epitome of a godless civilization – are rampant, and we will receive the due penalty for our error.

It matters not that we know God’s righteous decree: perps, and those who support them, deserve to die.  So all of us – whether perpetrators or defenders, even those of us who judge, are condemned since none of us are righteous.  Will we actually escape God’s judgment?  Will He have mercy on those who do not repent?  The unrepentant will feel God’s wrath first-hand on Judgment Day.

But it’s not all hellfire and brimstone.  And that’s why this writing today will be incomplete.  There is hope for those who seek Him.  He will grant eternal life to those who seek peace, regardless of race, gender, nationality, social standing, etc.

That’s some heavy stuff.  And it comes directly from God’s Word as recorded by the Apostle in the book of Romans.  This is an idea of Romans 1:18-2:11.  Does this make sense to anyone out there?

Let’s talk about it.  Yeah, this is fearful stuff.  But it gives an idea why the cross of Christ is such a beautiful thing.  More than the cross itself, but what happened three days later when He emerged from the tomb!  Oh how I long to meet Him face to face and rest in His arms.

I don’t have all of the answers. I’m not a teacher/preacher/apologist… I just know what I’ve read and experienced. God’s Word is true. God is faithful. And all we really need to do is believe… and hang on for a wild ride!

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