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Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor

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“You are indeed angry, for we have sinned.”

  Isaiah 64:5
 
 
   

The religious atmosphere in which we live today has no place for an angry God. If there is anything which is presumed as basic, it is that God is very pleased with humanity, irrespective of how humanity may live. The prevailing religious sentiment is that God is very accommodating to mans' intention to live as he pleases, and not as God commands. The modern God has no anger, no wrath, no hostility towards man because the modern God has no authority. The modern God has no law, no commandments, no prohibitions. The modern God allows anything and everything and smiles upon the face of atheist and believer, sluggard, and worker, homosexual and heterosexual, virgin and harlot, murderer and murdered. The one thing the modern God seems not to want is to be viewed as angry. This would imply that He is demanding and not accommodating. Sadly this is the God many clergy present in their teaching, and this is the God many in the pew require if they are going to be in the pew. But when the prophet Isaiah penned his prayer of Isaiah 64, he acknowledged the reality of divine wrath and at the same time traced that wrath to its cause: “You are indeed angry, for we have sinned.” The anger of God is due to sin, and “sin is lawlessness.” When we disregard God's law, we live lawless lives, which are sinful lives, and consequently we “treasure up for ourselves wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.” The Bible gives many illustrations of God's wrath in bringing judgment upon unbelieving and impenitent sinners and nations such as the Noahic flood and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. God holds His authority in higher esteem than humanity, and consequently He hates sin. Yet His love for sinners moved Him to send His Son Jesus Christ to give Himself as a ransom for many that through faith in Him they may have forgiveness and everlasting life. Salvation came to sinners as a result of Christ's death on the cross. Christ bore the righteous penalty of an angry God. “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” It is God Himself who says so.

   

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