Friday, May 9, 2008
Under the New Testament, God is not an atom less severe than under the old; and under the covenant of grace, the Lord is not a particle less righteous than under the Law. We are so saved by mercy that no sin goes unpunished. The Law is as much honored under the gospel as under the Law. The substitution of Jesus as much displayes the wrath of God against sin as even the flames of Hell would do. While the Lord is merciful, infinitely so, and His name is love, yet still our God is a consuming fire, and sin shall not live in His sight.
It seems in today's society that people think that God is a different God from the Old and New testaments. But God changes not and will punish sin where ever it is found. Heb. 11:31 says It's a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.