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).