The First Doctrine Rejected in History

“The first doctrine to be denied, according to the Bible, is the doctrine of judgment [Genesis 3:4, “You will not certainly die.”]. In many disputes about God and religion, this pattern often repeats itself, because if you can get rid of that one teaching, then rebellion has no adverse consequences, and so you are free to do anything.” -D.A. Carson

Why Christians Talk about Wrath (and Grace)

Providence of God “We do not deal with wrath and grace as two balanced determinants in history, but as a message that come to the world so that mercy may turn away anger, and that wrath be not accumulated unto the day of judgment.” -G.C. Berkouwer, The Providence of God, pg. 82

BW COMMENT: In other words, the reason Christians speak of a day of wrath isn’t because we want to consign anyone to that day, but so that all might avoid it.