“…because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God” (Romans 2:5).
In our age, God is mainly portrayed as a God of love, mercy, compassion, forgiveness, “who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4).
This is true about God…but it’s not the full truth of the actual God of the Bible.
It doesn’t require a much more thorough reading of Scripture to discover that this same God of love is also a God of wrath and just judgment toward those who willfully and persistently reject Him and His Word.
Consider how God orchestrated a global flood, “to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven” (Genesis 6:17). Or how the Jews, God’s own chosen people, were frequently and terrifyingly punished, killed, or exiled by God for disobeying Him. Or how the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and the nations surrounding Israel, were plagued, killed, or annihilated by God.
The same God of love is also the God of judgment. So why is the judgment of God de-emphasized? What triggers God’s judgment? And how does this relate to America today?
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