Is Jesus Wrathful?
Here is an exercise worth doing. Read Lamentations. Do it quickly – it’s a short book, you have time. Now, read it again. Ponder it a bit. Think about what it tells us about God, His attitude towards sin, His wrath towards man.
Now, here is a question worth asking: « What if the God of Lamentations is Jesus Christ? »
If it is this God who is coming to « judge the living and the dead, » as the Creeds all say, then we do indeed have a message to proclaim (but quickly!) and a life of careful holiness to pursue (cf. 2 Pet. 3:11-13).