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The Wrath of God

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Is there such a thing as "The Gospel of Jesus Christ" apart from the reality of the "Wrath of God" against sinners? As twenty-first century believers, let us resist the temptation to water down the good news of Jesus. Let us take the counsel of our nineteenth century brother, J.C. Ryle,

Let us beware of being wise above that which is written, and more charitable than Scripture itself. Let the language of John the Baptist be deeply engraved in our hearts. Let us never be ashamed to avow our firm belief, that there is a "wrath to come" for the impenitent, and that it is possible for a man to be lost as well as to be saved. To be silent on the subject is dreadful treachery to men's souls. It only encourages them to persevere in wickedness, and fosters in their minds the devil's old delusion, "You shall not surely die." That minister is surely our best friend who tells us honestly of danger, and warns us, like John the Baptist, to "flee from the wrath to come." Never will a man flee until he sees there is real cause to be afraid. Never will he seek heaven until be is convinced that there is risk of his falling into hell. The religion in which there is no mention of hell, is not the religion of John the Baptist, and of our Lord Jesus, and His apostles.

You can listen to the sermon here.

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David, the small "g" in God is what the blog does for titles...all small case letters.

Are you talking about god or God? :)

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