The Gospel, English, p. 8
THE PROBLEM: GOD MUST PUNISH THOSE WHO BEAR THE GUILT OF SIN
The Bible tells us that since God is holy and just, He must punish those who bear the guilt of sin.
Let no man deceive you with vain words, for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Ephesians 5:6
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of man. Romans 1:18
The wrath of God must fall on those who bear the guilt of sin.
God’s justice requires that those who bear the guilt of sin must suffer God’s just punishment. (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:10.) How Christ freed us from God’s wrath through His own death can be explained in three steps.