The author reviews the publication by Steve Chalke and Alan Mann on their view of retributive justice. He rejects their views that God's wrath and punishment have no place in the preaching of the gospel, but rather love. The author emphasizes that the love of God is fully demonstrated in his giving his Son to die for us while we were yet sinners.
In this article the author shows that the struggle to accept that God allow people to go to hell is rooted in the refusal of accepting the biblical God. This article shows that man deserves to go to eternal punishment. At the same time, however, in Christ God showed how much He hates hell and gives heaven to those who trust in Christ, although they do not deserve it.
God's visitation of the fathers' sins on the children is never a simple punishment of innocent children for what the fathers did. The children are always guilty themselves of a sinful and rebellious life as the fathers' sins bear fruit in the lives of their children. (Exodus 20:5-6; Deuteronomy 5:9-10)