‘Preaching the Wrath of God’ by Steven Lawson
EXCELLENT POST! We must preach and teach that God is not only God of GRACE- Loving Kindness and Tender Mercies, but also God of JUDGMENT AND WRATH! The whole counsel of God must be presented without compromise; this is what the gospel of the kingdom of God is about.
Preaching the Wrath of God
The Genevan Reformer John Calvin said, “Preaching is the public exposition of Scripture by the man sent from God, in which God Himself is present in judgment and in grace.” Faithful pulpit ministry requires the declaration of both judgment and grace. The Word of God is a sharp, two-edged sword that softens and hardens, comforts and afflicts, saves and damns.
The preaching of divine wrath serves as a black velvet backdrop that causes the diamond of God’s mercy to shine brighter than ten thousand suns. It is upon the dark canvas of divine wrath that the splendor of His saving grace most fully radiates. Preaching the wrath of God most brilliantly showcases His gracious mercy toward sinners.
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