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(AUDIO/VIDEO/TEXT The Wrath of God, Volume 4 - Chapter 141-145)

Chapter 141 - The wrath of God.

1. Says Cyrenius, somewhat embarrassed: "Lord, no one except my humble self has asked You anything, and it seems as though You, as My God, Lord and Maintainer, have come to hold a grudge against me as a result."

2. Say I (the Lord): "How can you so completely misunderstand the things I am saying? How can I hold a grudge against you when I continue to earnestly show you, as well as all other men, the truly essential things in life? Consider just how limited your judgment is, even now. When will it properly mature? How could the purest primordial love of all loves within God ever hold a grudge?

3. Whenever you read of the Wrath of God, may you take those words to mean the eternally unchanging and firm severity of His will; and this resolute willpower within God is the innermost core of the purest and mightiest love, the source of infinity and all its works, the same way a baby chick hatches from an egg. So surely, this love could never hold a grudge against anyone in all eternity! Or does one of you believe that God could grow angry, as any foolish man would?"

4. Once more the old senior chief Stahar steps towards Me and says: "Lord, forgive me if I permit myself to comment on a point regarding the Wrath of God!

5. If a man endowed with a firm belief in God studies early world history, one cannot entirely deny that God has, at times, made those who had grown too unruly feel His wrath and vengeance in a particularly relentless and severe manner.

6. 'Wrath and vengeance are Mine!', says the Lord through the mouth of the prophet. That this is truly the case is amply demonstrated by Adam's expulsion from Paradise, by the Great Flood during the time of Noah, God's approval of Noah's curse on one of his own sons, as well as the later destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah and the ten cities situated at the spot we today call the Dead Sea. At an even later date there were the plagues which befell the Egyptians and the Israelites in the desert, as well as the bloody wars ordained by God against the Philistines, the captives in Babylon and, finally, the total subjugation of the People of God by the might of the gentiles!

7. Lord, anyone who devotes just a little of his attention to this and considers God's behaviour towards sinners, who are, after all, simply us humans, then he can only reach one conclusion: Jehovah harbours wrath and seeks to take absolute vengeance!

8. It could certainly be said that this is simply how God raises His people, even entire nations, with His disciplinary rod in hand! Though these beatings and blows certainly do not appear to originate from the hand of a most loving Father. Rather they seem to be inflicted by a terribly punctilious, if, in a certain manner, most equitable judge with the power over life and death, pestilence and fire!

9. This is just my opinion, though its validity depends on whether or not world history does indeed tell us the truth. Should all the distressing stories of God's deeds be merely fictional, however, then this aspect we call 'the wrath and vengeance of God' may indeed be the core of His everlasting and purest love. I only bring this up because You Yourself, My Lord, have drawn attention to the topic of wrath and vengeance earler on!

10. It most likely is as You, My Lord, have described it to us earlier. Though the matter remains curious, the fact that, in times long past, when the Wrath of God was announced and the people did not better themselves and refused to repent for their sins, the most severe punishment was indeed carried out, both in large and small scales, as well as in general and specific instances! As we are already on topic, it would most surely be worth it for us to be enlightened in regards to this matter, for how indeed can these actions be reconciled with the purest love of God, supposedly devoid of both wrath and vengeance!"

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