“Should God get angry?”

Christianity has always believed in a God of wrath, who stands in judgment over humans in their sin. But we don’t talk about it much. What’s more, for people in the West, God’s wrath is hard to reconcile with God’s love. If God is love, should he ever get angry? The Bible helps us make sense of God’s wrath, square up to the reality of our situation, and appreciate the love of God displayed on the cross.

Application Questions

1. Do you think much about God’s wrath? When you read passages in your Bible about God’s anger or judgment, what do you do with them?

2. Where have you seen your own rage against God come out? What form does it usually take?

3. How does understanding God’s holiness give us a key to understanding his wrath? How does God’s wrath differ from human anger?

4. How does God’s wrath make sense of the cross? Does understanding God’s wrath make the cross more powerful for you?

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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