Originally posted by jaywill Seems consistent with the God of the OT who spoke [b]Isaiah 1:23,24.
"Your rulers are rebellious and companions of thieves; They all love bribes and chase after rewards; They do not defend the orphan, nor does the widow's plea come before them.
Hence, the Lord Jehovah of hosts, The Mighty One of Israel, declares: Ah, I will ease Myself of M ...[text shortened]... ation is [b]reconciliation which means that those who were once enemies are no longer so.[/b]
But I thought the point of the Trinity is that God the Father does all the wrathful stuff. Jesus is the nice side of God I thought.
Originally posted by AThousandYoung It's a character talking in a story Jesus is telling. My mistake.
You were not unreasonably off. The character speaking represents God.
God does have enemies. The whole human race became enemies of God - every last one of us.
Part of salvation is called reconciliation .
"For if we, being ENEMIES, were RECONCILED to God through the death of His Son, much more we will be saved in His life, having been RECONCILED." (Rom. 5:10).
Sin involves us in being enemies of God. This is why He tells us "Vengence is Mine. I will repay." The sin against us by others is a transgression against God. He takes it as something He will repay. You need not seek revenge. God will repay.
The other side of this matter is that enemies of God can be reconciled to Him through the redemption in Christ (Rom. 5:10).