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.
Lalleman argues that the idea of creation can already be found in Jeremiah. Jeremiah 4-Jeremiah 5 has parallels in Genesis 1-2 as well as in Jeremiah 33. She believes that there is insufficient ground to assume that Jeremiah 33 represents a post-Jeremiah development. Jeremiah uses also creation as a framework for his proclamation of judgment and doom.
Does God hate? Yes, He does. God hates wicked people. This article explains this truth by looking at reasons for the hatred of God, his judgement for the wicked, and the hope of wicked people.
The reality of the wrath of God is taught throughout the Bible. This article shows that to deny God's wrath leads to denying other doctrinal truths, which are discussed.
The burden of this article is to show that even though there is not the same frequency of mention in the New Testament of the wrath of God as in the Old, nevertheless, the relevant passages show that for the early Christians the divine wrath was just as real as it was for the believers of the Old Testament.
Why did the Israelites have to slaughter the Amorites? This article discusses why the Israelites had to destroy the Canaanites.
How God can be considered to be morally good while at the same time he does things in the Old Testament that do not appear to us to be good? Examples are the imprecatory psalms and God’s command to Israel to exterminate every man, woman, and child of the Canaanites (e.g., Deuteronomy 20:12-18). Beale considers in this part of his introduction some proposed solutions to this apparent paradox.
The author refutes the theological claims of C. H. Dodd, who sees the concept of the wrath of God as having a diminished place in the Bible. The author finds that the wrath of God is an important part of the inspired Scriptures. Further, he finds this doctrine to be an essential aspect of the doctrine of God, of sin, of atonement, the love of God, of judgment, and of hell.
This writing seeks to find the relation between the wrath of God and the atonement. While God was expressing his wrathful and just punishment of man's sin on Christ, was his love excluded? The answer in this article says that it was not, but was being demonstrated in Christ's atonement for his people.
This article wants to come to a biblical-theological perspective on war and peace. It starts by looking at Yahweh as a warrior God and war as a theme in the Old Testament. The impact of the teaching and person of Jesus Christ, who brought a new relationship between Israel and the nations, is considered next. Then follows a consideration of the early church's view of the Christian as a citizen of two "kingdoms" or "communities." Next, it notes the contributions of some modern theologians on the topic.