So when do you tell someone about God’s wrath? Do you just overlook this and only emphisize God’s love?
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”
When do you decided that God means what He says? Do you equally tell people about His wrath?
If you continue to lust after women that are not your wife how do you expect to enter God’s kingdom? The bible says no adulter’s will enter the kingdom of God. I know that God forgives our sins but we are to “overcome”. Is this a continual thing or something that happens every now and then? If you do not overcome you will not enter in. (I’m not talking about the occasional sin but a lifestyle of sin).
Over emphasizing God’s love in an unbiblical manner causes one to stay in their sin and not be set free.
Yes, God loves people in their sins but that in no way means that they will inherit eternal life.
Have you read this verse:
11Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we
are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your
consciences. (2 Cor 5:11)
We are to fear God and love Him. Paul equally told people about Gods wrath.
Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil.
Look at how the first church grew and lived:
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord.
Do you live in the fear of the Lord?
And fear does not mean “respect”. I’m sure the church was fearful after God killed Ananias and Saphira for telling a lie. I bet people turned from their sin too. They had a healthy understanding of God’s love and fear.
Can you explain to me what you think about the story of Ananias and Saphira in Acts? I would be interested to know your thoughts.
Do you know that God loved Moses and yet at one point in time He was going to kill Him?
There is hardly any balance of teaching in the church today regarding God’s love and wrath. People need to hear both and understand both. Believer and unbeliever. I think it would be bennificial for you to study the fear of the Lord and to study how Jesus talks to the Churches in Revelations. Jesus is not so easy on the sins of those churches as we think He is today on ours. I can only conclude that we have a wrong view of His nature regarding sin.