Is God's wrath contrary to his love?

In this post we'll take a break from reviewing The Practical Shape of Theology to address a related concept: God's wrath and his love. Sadly, some folks pit one against the other as though they were equal and competing aspects of God's character. For them, God's wrath (judgment, justice, punishment) begins where his love ends. But is that so? Are God's wrath and love at odds? Is the Trinity of two minds? (angry Father, loving Jesus). These questions are helpfully addressed in the video embedded below. Entitled The Flaming Toilet of Death, it illustrates two foundational truths addressed by John in his first epistle: "God is love" and "perfect love casts out fear" (1John 4:8, 16, 18 ESV). Enjoy!

 
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