How many of our modern hymns speak of Christ’s wrath and judgment? If I’m not mistaken, “Agnus Dei” (Michael W. Smith) derives its language from Revelation 19. How many consider the wrath of the Lamb, described in that chapter, when they have their eyes closed and hands raised in the air when singing that (aesthetically appealing) song?
Bible-believing Christians are generally prepared to acknowledge the wrath of God, just so long as they don’t have to hear sermons on it. But there is a distinct lack of emphasis upon the wrath of the Lamb. Christ carries out the purposes of God, both in salvation and judgment. He is the one who is “Faithful and True,” who “judges and makes war” (Rev. 19:11). Continue reading →