"The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness..."
Text: Romans 1:18
THE WRATH OF GOD
Difficult though it may be, Paul had to deal with the doctrine of “the wrath of God”. Without any sense of rancor Paul introduced this topic with these words.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven
against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men,
who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because
what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God
has shown it to them.”
In order to understand this doctrine correctly, perhaps it would be helpful to break down Paul’s thoughts into bite-size ideas:-
1. Is anger consistent with the Character of God?
b) God’s holiness is affronted by the wickedness and sinfulness of men!
2. What are some things that make God angry?
a) Persistent ungodliness
b) Persistent unrighteousness
c) Persistent suppression of the truth
3. What is one clear-cut expression of God’s wrath?
The following text well illustrates why God is angry with man!
“Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great
in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart
was only evil continually.
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth
was filled with violence.
So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt;
for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.”
Genesis 6:5, 11-12
Let us note the following descriptions!