The (Unsettling) Reality of God’s Judgment

Following this weekend’s message on Genesis 18:16-19:38, I wanted to rewrite a few thoughts for memory’s sake:

  1. God’s judgment is inevitable. This is the first and most important point. If we fail to recognize this theme throughout the Scriptures (here for example), then we’ll fail to faithfully execute our evangelistic duties. Judgment is an inevitable reality of God’s unfolding plan.
  2. God’s judgment is escapable. The 2nd and perhaps most important aspect of God’s judgment is that it is escapable. John 3:17 states, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” Nothing could be clearer: God sent Jesus into the world as a means of escape from inevitable judgement.

Whatever we’ve done, whatever is deserving of judgment, it can be forgiven in Christ (1 John 1:8-9), who was sent to be the means by which our judgment is dismissed and God’s wrath appeased (1 John 2:1-2).

Thanks be to God!

Joe

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