This sermon was delivered during COVID, outside of our regular facilities. So please excuse the poor audio quality.
Our Righteous, Wrath-Satisfying Intercessor (1 John 2:1-2)
CrossWay Community Church
July 5th, 2020
This is the first of four messages I delivered at Winterfest at Lake Lundgren Bible Camp in December of 2011. In this message I used Christmas as a springboard to examine the Gospel. We asked what Christmas is all about, why Jesus came, and finally, why Jesus died. We found our answers to these questions and more in the great “suffering servant” passage of Isaiah chapter 53.
Hell for many is an uncomfortable topic. We typically focus on attributes of God such as His love and mercy, but less and less on His holiness, justice, and yes, I’ll say it, wrath. The issue I would like to discuss here is God’s relationship to hell.
I often feel that contemporary Christianity has a distorted view on hell in relation to God. Allow me to lay out some basic truths regarding God’s relation to hell and the damned.
First off, God does not delight in the damnation of souls. He does not enjoy condemning individuals to hell. This is one truth that most do accept and hardly any misunderstand.