Wrath Paradox

The following versus are from the Rheims New Testament, which is based upon the Latin Vulgate. I was discussing the matter of wrath with a Roman Catholic friend.

"He that believeth in the Son hath life everlasting: but he that believeth not the Son shall not see life: but the wrath of God abideth on him." (John 3:36 DRB)

"And when his disciples, James and John, had seen this, they said: Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them? And turning, he rebuked them, saying: you know not of what spirit you are. The Son of man came not to destroy souls, but to save. And they went into another town." (Luke 9:54-56 DRB)

This is why Christians are not to call down the wrath even though Old Testament prophets did. For the same reason, we are not to summons up bombs or bullets, etc., either.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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