The Wrath of God
A Sermon on Romans 1:18
God's Wrath on Unrighteousness
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. (ESV)
The bold boast of every Christian is Jesus Christ. There is a terrible need for the Gospel today and there is nothing but the good news of Jesus Christ that is adequate to meet the need. This is the reason that we find Paul working day and night, in all circumstances, to boldly preach the Gospel! Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones emphasizes that Paul’s preaching was never man-centered; it was only God-centered. Romans 1:18 points out that one of the main reasons for Paul’s urgent preaching is because the wrath of God has been revealed! The wrath and judgement of God is not something that everyone talks about in their daily lives, and Dr. Lloyd-Jones outlines three attitudes about the wrath of God. One of those attitudes comes from evangelicals who do not accept the teaching of God’s judgment and only choose to focus on the love and mercy of the Father. This is the mark of cults, who highlight one doctrine and exclude others. Dr. Lloyd-Jones echoes the Apostle Paul's warning against those who hold to this teaching by reminding us that the wrath of God is approaching! We should never make light of the judgment of the Lord or avoid talking about it when evangelizing. The gates of heaven will be shut on some people and Paul urges all men to repent.