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The Coup_de_LanceSAVED FROM WRATH.

Only the God-fearing Christian can truly appreciate the love of God. He sees the infinite gulf between a holy God and a sinful creature, and the love that bridged that gulf through the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. God's love for us is many-faced, but He supremely demonstrated it by sending His Son to die on the cross for our sins. All other aspects of His love are secondary, and in fact are made possible for us through the death of Christ...

The truly godly person never forgets that he was at one time an object of God's holy and just wrath. He never forgets that Jesus Christ came into the word to save sinners - and he feels along with Paul that he is himself the worse of sinners. But then as he looks to the cross he sees that Jesus was his atoning sacrifice. He sees that Jesus bore his sins in his own body, and that the wrath of God - the wrath which he, a sinner, should have borne - was expended completely and totally upon the holy Son of God. And in  this view of Calvary, he sees the lover of God. 

The love of God has no meaning apart from Calvary. And Calvary has no meaning apart from the holy and just wrath of God. Jesus did not die just to give us peace and a purpose in life; He died to save us from the wrath of God. He died to reconcile us to a holy God who was alienated from us because of our sin. He died to rensom us from the penalty of sin - the punishment of everlasting destruction, shut out from the presence of the Lord. He died that we, the just objects of God's wrath, should become, by His grace, hairs of God and co-heirs with Him ( Jerry B. )

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