No More Wrath

26 Jul

God never punishes his children in the sense of avenging justice: He chastens as a father does his child, but He never punishes his redeemed as a judge does a criminal. It would be unjust to exact punishment from redeemed souls since Christ has been punished in their place. How can the Lord punish twice for one offense? If Christ took my sins and stood as my substitute, then there is no wrath of God for me; and though my cup may be bitter, yet there cannot be a single drop of Almighty wrath in it…

Oh! what a mercy that Sinai has ceased to thunder! Lord, let Jesus say what He will so long as Moses is quieted forever.

CH Spurgeon

Sermon: Why Do Bad Things Happen? 1864

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