Wrath as an Inescapable Concept

In a world where fallen man makes the sky bronze in order to attempt to lock out the transcendent God of the Bible and His just wrath what happens is that wrath does not go away but rather is transferred to some new immanent God who is reified so as to have a pretend transcendence. Throughout history, this is usually some collective organization of man such as the State. The idol-State takes on a false transcendence and so levies its wrath in service of humanist projects that are injected with an aura of the divine as supported by the idol-state. So, whereas with God’s reality one has God’s covenantal judgments and so wrath for violating His standard, what happens when modern man seeks to lock God out of his reality is that modern man suffers the humanistic state, in God’s place, bringing to pass its own covenantal judgments as wrath against men who refuse to take the idol-state as god. Of course, the idol-state’s standard for bringing covenantal judgments as wrath against disobedience will be a standard completely contrary to God’s law-word.

We see already then that the wrath of some God or god is an inescapable concept. Man cannot live apart from covenantal judgments for disobedience to God or god as communicating his wrath for violating His or his standard.

We see this happening today, as for example, levied against those who refuse to think the idol-states thoughts after in on the matter of LGBTQ-ism. Increasingly the State is bringing covenantal wrath against those who refuse to accept the State’s insistence on the normalcy of perversion. Canada has already criminalized speaking out against perversion promising to visit its wrath against those who disobey the idol-state. The idol-state reasons as follows;

“Conversion therapy is premised on a lie, that being homosexual, lesbian, bisexual or trans is wrong and in need of fixing. Not only is that false, it sends a demeaning and degrading message that undermines the dignity of the individual.”

David Lametti
Minister of justice and attorney general of Canada

Because of this “reasoning,” Canada as the idol-state has crafted law criminalizing speech against LGBTQ-ism. You see, the wrath of a vengeful God has not gone away but has been merely been transferred to the idol-state following its own humanistic law-word.

What we see here is with the locking out of God from His creation the result is that God does not go away but rather is instantiated in the state and the idol-state as God will now exercise its own wrath and its own covenantal judgments against whatever it deigns to call sin per the new idol-state’s revelation.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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