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The Wrath &
The Goodness Of
God
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Rom. 1:16-17
• For I am not ashamed of the gospel
of Christ: for it is the power of God
unto salvation to every one that
believeth; to the Jew first, and also
to the Greek. For therein is the
righteousness of God revealed from
faith to faith: as it is written, The
just shall live by faith.
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Rom. 1:18
• For the wrath of God is revealed
from heaven against all
ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men, who
hold the truth in
unrighteousness;
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Rom. 11:22
• Behold therefore the goodness
and severity of God: on them
which fell, severity; but toward
thee, goodness, if thou continue
in his goodness: otherwise thou
also shalt be cut off.
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Introduction
• The goodness of God receives
more attention from man than
God’s wrath
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God’s Wrath
• 2 Cor. 5:11
• “Knowing therefore the terror of
the Lord, we persuade men…”
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O.T. Examples Of God’s Wrath
• 1. Adam and Eve
• 2. Sinful of Noah’s Day
• 2 Pet. 2:5
• “And spared not the old world, but
saved Noah the eighth person, a
preacher of righteousness, bringing in
the flood upon the world of the
ungodly”
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O.T. Examples Of God’s Wrath
• 3. Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah
and Zeboim
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Jude 7
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• Even as Sodom and Gomorrha,
and the cities about them in like
manner, giving themselves over
to fornication, and going after
strange flesh, are set forth for an
example, suffering the
vengeance of eternal fire.
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O.T. Examples Of God’s Wrath
• 4. Achan in Book of Joshua
• 5. Uzzah – touched the ark of
the covenant
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N.T. Examples Of God’s Wrath
• 1. Elymas the sorcerer
• Acts 13:11
• “And now, behold, the hand of the Lord
is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind,
not seeing the sun for a season. And
immediately there fell on him a mist
and a darkness; and he went about
seeking some to lead him by the hand”
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N.T. Examples Of God’s Wrath
• 2. Felix trembled when he heard
Paul talk of the final judgment
• Acts 24:25
• He did not tremble enough
because he did not repent!
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N.T. Examples Of God’s Wrath
• 3. Destruction of Jerusalem
• 4. Diotrephes
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3 Jn. 9-10
• I wrote unto the church: but
Diotrephes, who loveth to have the
preeminence among them,
receiveth us not.
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3 Jn. 9-10
• Wherefore, if I come, I will
remember his deeds which he
doeth, prating against us with
malicious words: and not content
therewith, neither doth he himself
receive the brethren, and
forbiddeth them that would, and
casteth them out of the church.
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God’s Goodness
• The Song --God is so Good
God is so good,
God is so good,
God is so good,
He’s so good to me!
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God’s Goodness
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He sent His son
He (the Son) died for me
Her rose again
He’s coming back
I MUST OBEY
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God’s Goodness
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Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.
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God’s Goodness
• Mt. 19:17
• 17 So He said to him, “Why do
you call Me good?[a] No one is
good but One, that is, God.[b]
But if you want to enter into life,
keep the commandments.”
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God’s Goodness
• This refers to the infinite and
absolute goodness of God
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Ezra 7:9
• For upon the first day of the first
month began he to go up from
Babylon, and on the first day of
the fifth month came he to
Jerusalem, according to the
good hand of his God upon him.
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Neh. 2:8
• And a letter unto Asaph the keeper of
the king's forest, that he may give me
timber to make beams for the gates of
the palace which appertained to the
house, and for the wall of the city, and
for the house that I shall enter into. And
the king granted me, according to the
good hand of my God upon me.
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Ps. 25:8
• Good and upright is the LORD:
therefore will he teach sinners in
the way.
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Ps. 119:68
• Thou art good, and doest good;
teach me thy statutes.
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Rom. 2:4
• Or despisest thou the riches of
his goodness and forbearance
and longsuffering; not knowing
that the goodness of God
leadeth thee to repentance
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Rom. 11:22
• Behold therefore the goodness
and severity of God: on them
which fell, severity; but toward
thee, goodness, if thou continue
in his goodness: otherwise thou
also shalt be cut off.
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2 Th. 1:11
• Wherefore also we pray always
for you, that our God would
count you worthy of this calling,
and fulfil all the good pleasure
of his goodness, and the work of
faith with power:
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God’s Goodness
• In the creation – Genesis 1-2
• In His wonderful providence
• Acts 14:17
• “Nevertheless he left not himself
without witness, in that he did good,
and gave us rain from heaven, and
fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with
food and gladness”
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God’s Goodness
• His goodness abounds in
redemption
• In the great spiritual blessings
• Eph. 1:3
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Eph. 1:3
• Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, who
hath blessed us with all spiritual
blessings in heavenly places in
Christ:
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God’s Goodness
• Js. 1:17
• “Every good gift and every
perfect gift is from above, and
comes down from the Father of
lights, with whom there is no
variation or shadow of turning.”
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God’s Goodness
• Js. 1:5
• “If any of you lacks wisdom, let
him ask of God, who gives to all
liberally and without reproach,
and it will be given to him.”
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God Is So Good!
God is so good,
God is so good,
God is so good,
He’s so good to me!
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References
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The Bible Doctrine of Jehovah God, Chap. 12
– God: His Wrath And His Goodness, Robert
R. Taylor, (Quality Publications, 2002)
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