So, I’m reading Theology for the Community of God by Stanley Grenz in preparation for a sermon I’m giving on Trinity Sunday. Before I get into the thick of it let me tell you, this is a fine book. His understanding of the Trinity is very well done. In fact, I’ll use a good portion of what he writes as a basis for my sermon.
BUT, I came to the following section and I had some questions. I have some uneasiness in the way he makes the jump from love to wrath.
- What do you think about this section in general?
- I agree with the highlighted portion of the above, but I am not sure that it necessitates “wrath” as Grenz states. What do you think?
- Grenz writes,”Simply stated, the presence of sin transforms the experience of the divine love from the bliss intended by God into wrath.” This seems like a leap to me, what do you think about it?
- Is his definition of “wrath” as “love’s jealousy” accurate, fair, your understanding?
Thanks for your help people.