Dr Martyn Jones, having preached a sermon on the wrath of God, and having called it ' a controlling conception' of Romans where it occurs ten times, the said,'' I confess freely, I cannot understand a jocular evangelist Go back and read the lives of the men whom God has used in the mightiest manner, an you will invariably find that they were serious man, sober men, men with the fear of the Lord in them''. Of course people do not want to hear about judgement, and sad to say there are many preachers, who do not
preach it, because they cannot come to terms with it. We must leave them with God who will judge all things,[James 3 v1 ],but I must remain faithful
to my calling to teach and preach the whole counsel of God. Recently I spoke to a Salvation officer, who said ,''we are doing those we minister to ,no favours when we do not mention sin''. In witnessing to someone recently ,the said person ''there you go mentioning sin again''. The awfulness of the cross reminds us of the awfulness of sin, and the absolute importance, of what the cross is all about. Without our Saviours death on the cross, every human being, would be lost in Hell, and would never enter Heaven, can never enter in ,it is impossible, as long as we have not had our sins forgiven.[Revelation 21 v27] Heaven is open to all those who ask Jesus to save them, and have their sin forgiven. John 3 v36 reads,'' Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him''.
Dear God help us to be faithful and to proclaim the whole truth of your word, in Jesus name Amen.