“God’s justice is to make things right by stopping the violence,
not by executing violence on others.” – Brad Cole

Studies In Divine Wrath

The nature of God’s wrath has baffled and confused men for millennia. On the following pages I attempt to bring better understanding to this long misunderstood subject.

A Stooping God

God’s Negative Object Lessons

Divine Withdrawal

Divine Responsibility

The Importance of Divine Protection

The Same Fire

The Slow Burn of Grace

The Hazard of Trying To Save

The Gates Are Open

A Physician Metaphor

Goodness Needs No Violent Support

Stained To Save Us

A God of Wrath?

Fathoming God’s Justice

Christmas Tells the Truth About God


Up They March by Sigve Tonstad

Up they march, guided to their chosen destination by the newly liberated leader.

Up they march, striding majestically “over the breath of the earth” until their forces surround “the camp of the saints in the beloved city.” (Revelation 20:9)

Up they march, “as numerous as the sands of the sea.”

Up they march, the body language of the marchers exuding confidence that the city and its inhabitants have no way of escape. (Revelation 20:8–9)

Up they march, heading brazenly in the direction of the unnameable hasmal of Ezekiel’s vision (Ezekiel 1:4), the fiery center of the divine presence.

Up they march, heading witlessly toward “the holy mountain of God” and “the stones of fire.” (Ezekiel 28:14, 16)

Up they march, toward an emanation of glory so intense that God in the beginning appointed an “anointing cherub who covers” in order to cushion the dazzling impact of the unveiled glory. (Ezekiel 28:14)

Up they march, advancing under the spell of the fallen cherub toward the one who’s unveiled face no mortal can see and live. (Exodus 33:20; compare Revelation 22:4)