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Wrath of God

Posted: May 23, 2013 in religion

I was reading a blogpost on the atonement and weather God poured out his wrath on Jesus or did humanity pour out our hate on him. This got me thinking what is “The Wrath of God”.

Does God get pissed because we do something stupid and realllly sinful and ZAP. Does He say to JC and HG “what were they thinking”, or is something else going on?

Maybe the universe He created and sustains left to its on devises is a cold cruel place “red in tooth and claw” that would devolve to a chaotic hell. Maybe God in his common grace, mercy, and loving kindness orders and directs in such a way that we as a race have a chance to survive and flourish.

Is it possible that Gods “wrath” is when He withdraws His mercy and common grace and that is what He did to Jesus at the cross. The Father can not hate the Son, he can not be cruel or malicious or he would not be God.

Is this what awaits those who trust in themselves. Will they have to go it alone without mercy. And in that kind of world (hell) will they have to carry their own cross.

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John 8:34

Posted: May 23, 2013 in religion

Mark 8:34
The Way of the Cross
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said:“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 

 So much in a short verse. To deny yourself, is that to be humble or is it really to deny that you can save yourself and to accept the grace that is freely offered. Is your cross the persecution and burden of the Christian life or is it the trials that everyone faces in life saved or not. “Follow me”, is this to obey the teachings of Jesus or is it the freedom to love and live the “abundant life” in spite of our circumstances. Does Jesus call us to a life of sacrifice or did he sacrifice to make us alive.

Is to be his disciple to study and learn and strive or is it to just follow?