Here is something I read on Facebook.
The wrath of God
by Joshua Arnold
Death is not a natural event, but a penal event. It is the penalty of sin, not the nature of God’s design for humanity. Originally, humans were never made to die.
Nearly 2000 years ago, the Author of life, Jesus Christ, was put to death as He received the penalty that you deserve. The wage for your entire life of sin, all that hard laboring to sin, was given to Him. Every hour of sin that you have ever and will ever clock in was given to Him at once. God paid Him in full for all of your sins, and not just yours, but all of His sheep. Read the rest of this entry
We are commanded not to avenge ourselves but to leave all vengeance to God’s wrath.
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19)
But just how do we leave vengeance to God? If what another person does to hurt us involves a violation of the law, there is a very easy way. Inform the police and press criminal charges against him. Here is what the Bible says about the role of government.
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. (Romans 13:1-4)
Did you notice the last sentence? For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. When we ask the government to take action against someone who has hurt us we are not avenging ourselves but turning the matter over to God’s servant. Read the rest of this entry