Understanding the “wrath” of God through the Cross

Here is the thing with Greg Boyd’s two-volume behemoth titled The Crucifixion of the Warrior God : it is like the never-ending story. I get through a chapter, which is fairly amazing in and of itself, and I think, “Whew!” Then I’m wondering how much farther to go… and I swear more chapters magically appear at the end of the volume. I’m not kidding. It always looks like I’ve read 10 pages at the front of the second volume even if I’ve read 5 chapters. (And Boyd doesn’t do short chapters like most publishers and readers insist on!) I’ll never finish this book. 

But in the meantime, I find great quote along the way.

“Since we are to know ‘nothing…except Jesus Christ and him crucified’ (1 Cor. 2:2), I submit that even our understanding of the nature of sin and of God’s ‘wrath’ against sin must be grounded in the crucified Christ.”

The task is to define the activity of God through the lens of the cross. This is how Boyd tackles the issue of God’s wrath in the Old Testament.

Since I’ll never finish this book, I will be able to blog short sentences from Boyd for the rest of my life. Thanks, Greg.


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