The Whole Counsel of God
The wrath of God is one of those subjects that preachers frequently avoid. Understandably, most people would rather hear about God’s love, grace, and mercy—and most preachers want to be liked by their congregation. Therefore, a steady diet of feel-good messages fills many pulpits today.
Respected theologian J.I. Packer agrees. He said, “The church mumbles on about God’s kindness but says virtually nothing about his judgment.” Is that because God’s wrath suggests He is cruel and lacking in self-control?
On the contrary, the wrath of God speaks of the just and righteous consequences laid upon unbelievers who ultimately reject God’s offer of love, grace, and mercy. The world needs to hear the whole counsel of God, including about His wrath.
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