Jesus warned those who were inclined to judge on the basis of outward appearances Luke He cautioned them not to assume every earthly calamity is a manifestation of divine wrath and that those who suffer greatly must be guilty of great sin:. Disaster is not necessarily a manifestation of divine wrath unless specifically indicated as such , just as prosperity should not be interpreted as proof of piety.
It will be a terrible day, unparalleled in human history:.
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This great future wrath of God is necessary and certain because men reject the provision God has made for sinners in the sacrificial death of Christ at Calvary:. It is of this wrath that the Book of Revelation speaks:. They deserve it. The wrath of God on the wicked is great. Men deserve it. And there is no escaping it. Men know that the outpouring of wrath is from God, a judgment on them for their sin. And yet not one person repents. The time for repentance is past. Those who chose to reject the sacrifice of Christ for their sins must now be judged according to their works.
It is a terrible fate, but one which sinners richly deserve.
Divine wrath is not just a phenomenon of the Old Testament; it is a certainty of biblical prophecy. Men are urged to take heed and repent while there is still time to escape the wrath of God by faith in Christ. Let me make it more personal. Have your sins been forgiven, or is the wrath of God your fate?
The solution is as simple as acknowledging your sin and trusting in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in your place. The biblical doctrine of the wrath of God should motivate Christians to evangelize, to warn the lost of the impending wrath of God, and to urge them to be saved. As we seek to evangelize, we do not do so in the manner of some who would seek to make the gospel more pleasing and palatable.
We do not avoid the negative aspects of the gospel. We proclaim the whole gospel, seeking to please God rather than men see 2 Corinthians ; ; ; Galatians The doctrine of the wrath of God is an incentive for the Christian to live a holy life. Our desire should be to please God 2 Corinthians , and this will be done as we pursue holiness and flee from sin:.
We should hate it as well.
The wrath of God should make us uncomfortable with sin. To sin willfully is to come dangerously close to crucifying afresh the Son of God Hebrews The doctrine of the wrath of God instructs us not to fret over the wicked. While they may appear to be getting away with evil, they will come under the wrath of God:. They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors! Respect what is right in the sight of all men. Let us neither neglect nor conceal it. Let us regard it as a part of the goodness and glory of God. To the glory of God and our own good, may this doctrine be the basis for holy living for each of us.
For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less shall we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven.
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Latest Articles Q. Standing Together In Victory, Pt. Pink observes: It is sad to find so many professing Christians who appear to regard the wrath of God as something for which they need to make an apology, or at least they wish there were no such thing. Pink calls attention to in his book: A study of the concordance will show that there are more references in Scripture to the anger, fury, and wrath of God, than there are to His love and tenderness. And after the exodus, He employed the nation Israel to destroy the wicked Canaanites for their sin, just as He had indicated earlier to Abraham: 12 Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him.
But there are a number of texts in the Old Testament which speak of a future wrath even greater than any seen before: 6 Wail, for the day of the Lord is near!
The Wrath of God in the New Testament Those willing to accept that God is a God of wrath are sometimes eager for the wrath of God to be viewed as primarily an Old Testament matter which is no longer a threat for those who live today. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Before the legend of Preacher there was a man, and before the man there was a boy. In this thrilling novel series, William W. Johnstone tells the story of a young man filled with wanderlust and raw courage—who would someday become the hero of Johnstone's acclaimed Mountain Man series.
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On nothing more than a lark, he leaves his family and begins a journey from Ohio westward. With ruthless enemies after him—both white men and Indians—he'll head for a place as brutal as it is beautiful—the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Two years later, he will come back down from the mountaintop with new skills, and a new future as one of the most feared and admired men of his time Related series Mountain Man: Smoke Jensen.
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His father was a minister and his mother a school teacher. He quit school when he was fifteen and worked in a carnival and as a deputy sheriff. He later served in the Army and, upon returning to civilian life, William Wallace Johnstone was a prolific American author, mostly of western, horror and survivalist novels.
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He later served in the Army and, upon returning to civilian life, worked in radio broadcasting for 16 years. Johnstone started his writing career in , but did not have any works published until The Devil's Kiss and became a full-time writer in He wrote close to two hundred books in numerous genres, including suspense and horror. He also authored two novels under the pseudonym William Mason.