Originally Posted by R.C. Sproul
WE LIVE IN A CULTURE WHERE THE VAST MAJORITY of the people occasionally gives lip service to the existence of God but almost never regards Him as holy. If some do acknowledge that He is holy, very few add to that holiness any idea of divine justice. And if we are able to find a handful of people who agree that God is both holy and just, it is next to impossible to find someone who will add to these elements the idea that God is wrathful.

The assumption in the world—and even in most of the church today—is that the love, mercy, and grace of God either swallow up the holiness, justice, and wrath of God or effectively trump them. It is common to hear the hymn “Amazing Grace” played or sung. But hardly anyone believes that grace is amazing. It is something we assume.

In this chapter, I want to examine a pair of biblical texts that I have preached on many times. However, I do not apologize for having made the point I wish to make before, for these are things we need to examine over and over again. The Bible says that “the LORD your God is a consuming fire” (Deut. 4:24), and we dare not forget it.
It was brought to my aging memory a marvelous little book written by the late Dr. R.C. Sproul, In Holy, Holy, Holy: Proclaiming the Perfections of God that I had read years ago and as I found myself both smiling and near to tears in thinking of that man of God who influenced my early years as a Christian and doubtless countless others in the truths of God. And thus I wanted to share a small part of that writing in the prayer and hopes and it will continue to make a mark upon the mind and hearts that read it with the end that God will be glorified and worshipped as He so deserves by those who the Spirit has brought to a saving faith and union with Christ.

You can read this short article by clicking here: A Consuming Fire: Holiness, Wrath and Justice"

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In His service and grace,

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