Saved from God’s Anger

Truly, I underestimated the holiness of God.

I rejected the Gospel because I did not think I needed saving. Until recently, nothing was more convincing than seeing so many people die in either terror or regret. The message of the Gospel is that by Jesus dying on the cross, we are being saved not merely from our sins but from the justice and wrath of God.

Thus it will be with you that are in an unconverted state, if you continue in it; the infinite might, and majesty, and terribleness of the omnipotent God shall be magnified upon you, in the ineffable strength of your torments. You shall be tormented in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb; and when you shall be in this state of suffering, the glorious inhabitants of heaven shall go forth and look on the awful spectacle, that they may see what the wrath and fierceness of the Almighty is; and when they have seen it, they will fall down and adore that great power and majesty. “And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord. And they shall go forth and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me; for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched, and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh. (Isaiah 66:23-24)”

Jonathan Edwards “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, 1741
As Christians, we often refer to ourselves as “being saved” when we talk about our salvation. But what—or who—are we saved from? In this message, R.C. Sproul looks to Scripture to define the gospel, explaining that sinners like us must be saved from the wrath of a just and holy God. It is only as we understand God’s perfect justice that we come to cherish His mercy and marvel at His glory.

By Fatima

Artist, Writer, Farmer. Born in Manila, lives in Bohol, Philippines.