Presentation on theme: "Romans 1:18-32. The Glory of God’s Wrath His wrath is an aspect of His pure love and righteousness Orge vs Thumos Thumos refers to an emotional."— Presentation transcript:
The Glory of God’s Wrath His wrath is an aspect of His pure love and righteousness Orge vs Thumos Thumos refers to an emotional outburst or often, uncontrolled anger
The Glory of God’s Wrath Orge refers to a settled, fixed indignation toward something. In relation to God it is His fixed indignation toward sin. We must look at God’ attributes in balance. Because He is perfectly loving and perfectly righteous, He must perfectly hate.
The Glory of God’s Wrath His wrath is glorious His wrath is as glorious as His love, righteousness, and mercy We understand this when we think of really “bad” people.
The Display of God’s Wrath Direct Intervention Adam and Eve (Genesis 3) Noah and the flood (Genesis 6) Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18-19)
The Display of God’s Wrath It would be unwise to say that God would never send or cause an earthquake like the one in Haiti It would be equally unwise to say God caused this particular earthquake to happen as a result of some sin of the Haitians.
The Display of God’s Wrath How Should We Approach The Matter? We don’t know why this or any other “natural” disasters occur. God could directly judge BUT THAT SEEMS TO BE RARE IN HOW HE DISPLAYS HIS WRATH.
The Display of God’s Wrath How Should We Approach? God is patient and slow to anger, and He allows great room for repentance Genesis 15: 12-16 Ananias and Sapphira
The Display of God’s Wrath How Should We Approach? God has put man out of the safety of the Garden into a broken creation that He allows to creak along (Romans 8: 18-21) Man is under the curse of physical death and God does not usually prevent these things.
The Display of God’s Wrath How Should We Approach I like to believe He, however, limits the damage in His mercy. (What worse thing might have happened if this were not permitted to happen) God has shown His love for Haiti in His Son and in the message of the Gospel and Christian love shown to them (Rom. 1:16-17; John 3:16)
The Display of God’s Wrath How Should We Approach Tragedies like Haiti have a way of startling man to stop for a moment and consider what really matters. We are reminded by these things that a worse experience awaits in future judgment (Luke 16:3- 4)