Romans 1:18-22 KJV For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; (19)Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. (20)For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (21)Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (22)Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
We do not want to think about God’s wrath, we would prefer to focus on His love and grace. The reality is God is never changed His mind about sin. His word states “The soul that sinneth, it shall die…“(Ezekiel 18:20). The Bible says much about the wrath of God. Seems today all most are willing to talk about is how much God loves you and me, no matter what, God will accept us. However the Scriptures tells us the wrath of God is revealed. This is the truth, no matter what, God is Holy! Sin can not enter into His presents. God can not just ignore your sin. But because of God’s Great Love, Jesus came from Heaven, went to the Cross and gave his life to settle God’s wrath for us.
Romans 1:16-17 KJV For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (17)For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
The Apostle Paul, from the time He met Christ, was never ashamed of the gospel. He proclaimed this world/life changing message to all who would lessen, from Kings and Governors, to the philosophers on Mars Hill, to the common people in the markets. Paul’s deepest desire was to see the lost come to Christ. He followed these words “live by faith.” No matter where he was no matter what was going on, He always trusted in His Saviour to spread that gospel that could “bring salvation to everyone that believeth…”
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10 KJV)
Our salvation is not because some how you are better or you have done something to make yourself acceptable to God. But it is because God showed His GRACE (undeserved merit) toward us while we were yet Sinners… Christ paid it all for those who call upon the name of the Lord.
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36 KJV)
Believe or not, that is up to each of us. The scripture is clear that those who believe on Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has life. When we put our faith in Jesus, we are not waiting on eternal life, we are given the life of Christ. The Bible says we are passed from death unto life (John 5:24). As the Bible tells us if we put faith in Christ we have life, then the opposite is true without Jesus we don’t have life. In fact, without Jesus Christ we have no life. Have you placed your faith in Jesus. God through Jesus has done all that is needed for you to have Everlasting Life.
He must increase, but I must decrease. (John 3:30 KJV)
In the third chapter of John, some folks came to John the Baptist and tried to get some trouble started between John’s disciples and Jesus’ disciples. They were basically saying Jesus was getting more people than John. John’s answer was always the same, its always about Jesus, in fact all that we do should magnify Jesus Christ. We should take this attitude of John and say “He (Jesus) must increase, but I must decrease.”
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; (Hebrews 1:1-2 KJV)
In time past God would speak to man through men (prophets). Now we are told in these last days God has and does speak to us through the Word. God has given us His unchanging word. In the first chapter of the book of John, Jesus is identified as the Word (Logos). Jesus is the way God has in these last days spoken unto us by His own Son: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16 KJV).