January 26th, 2018
God’s Love and Wrath
Romans 1:18-19 (KJB) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
It is pleasant and palatable to contemplate upon the unconditional love of God (John 3:16).
However, as this verse succinctly points out, the holy and perfect essence of God also divinely expresses His holy wrath towards all sin and unrighteousness. He cannot be a God of love and holiness without also having wrath and hate for sin and unrighteousness.
God is divinely filled with both love and wrath. How can this be? How can a loving God hate? If you know a god who loves unconditionally but does not hate sin, you might want to biblically check the condition of your spiritual pulse.
Yes, God loves every person enough to point to His Truth and to declare all sin unrighteous.
Yes, God both hates and opposes sin. He loves righteousness and is filled with great grace and mercy. The two sides of the same coin cannot be disconnected. God must oppose sin and have divine wrath towards all sin.