“I used to think that wrath was unworthy of God. Isn’t God love? Shouldn’t divine love be beyond wrath? God is love, and God loves every person and every creature. That is exactly why God is wrathful and against some of them. My last resistance to the idea of God’s wrath was a casualty of the war in former Yugoslavia, the region from which I come. According to some estimates, 200,000 people were killed and over 3 million displaced. My villages and cities were destroyed, my people shelled day in and day out, some of them were brutalized beyond imagination, and I could not imagine a God not being angry. Or think of Rwanda… where 800,000 people were hacked to death in a hundred days…Though I used to complain about the indecency of God’s wrath, I came to think that I would have to rebel against a God who wasn’t wrathful at the sight of the world’s evil. God isn’t wrathful in spite of being love. God is wrathful because God is love.”—- Miroslav Wolf, Free of Charge (Zondervan, 2005), pp. 138-39.
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