Friday, March 14, 2014

NT Wright on the Doctrine of Divine Wrath

From NT Wright's essay The Cross and the Caricatures:
The biblical doctrine of God's wrath is rooted in the doctrine of God as the good, wise and loving creator, who hates--yes, hates, and hates implacably--anything that spoils, defaces, distorts or damages his beautiful creation, and in particular anything that does that to his image-bearing creatures. If God does not hate racial prejudice, he is neither good nor loving. If God is not wrathful at child abuse, he is neither good nor loving If God is not utterly determined to root out from his creation, in an act of proper wrath and judgment, the arrogance that allows people to exploit, bomb, bully and enslave one another, he is neither loving, nor good, nor wise.

For more:
Rival Eschatologies: NT Wright on Christianity and the Enlightenment
Christians Should Support Universal Healthcare?: A Response to NT Wright
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