The Wrath of God—Romans 1:18

"The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness" (Romans 1:18)

It's Paul's turn to get down to business. In the next few chapters Paul is going to be building his case on why we need a Savior. In these next few verses he is going to share why the gospel is the power of God. He is going to be addressing several things but will start out insisting that every person has an instinctive knowledge of God's wrath against their sin.

Nobody needs to prove God's wrath because God has already done that. Our own conscience bearing witness. However, instead of hearing about God's wrath, people need to know about the good news of Christ, because that is the power of the gospel. God has placed His wrath against sin and godlessness upon His Son so that we could be completely forgive once for all. That is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes. ( Romans 1:16 )

Many preach condemnation and judgment and express the reason to accept God's payment for sin is so that you will go to heaven instead of hell. But clearly, God's wrath is already written on our hearts and that doesn't necessary draw men towards God.

However, the gospel or 'almost too good to be true news' preaches that accepting God's payment for your sin, then brings you into relationship with Him and produces eternal life starting at the moment of Salvation. This good news will draw men unto God much more in every way.

Understand that since the beginning of time, God has clearly made himself known unto us. He has done this so that we will want to come into relationship with Him. Today, it is my prayer that you will understand that the wrath of God against all the godlessness and wickedness has been completely satisfied once and for all by Jesus. Upon accepting the good new and payment for your sin, you will enter into eternal and lasting relationship with the Lord. That is the power of God!

Juli Camarin

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