Is God Loving?
The Bible says that God is love; however, it also portrays a God that floods the earth, takes the lives of the firstborn in Egypt, and lashes out time and again in His fury. How can a God of love be synonymous with the God of fury displayed in the Old Testament?
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Pro 1:7).
Twice in the Proverbs we’re told that the beginning of knowledge and wisdom is the fear of the Lord. Is it possible that we have become altogether ignorant simply because we’ve tossed out the Bible’s basic teaching on God’s fury? The Fury of God penetrates the paradox and shows that we cannot truly understand God’s love until we fully understand His fury.
Why “The Fury of God?”
In 2008 Jeremy Lundmark preached a series of eleven sermons entitled “The Fury of God.” The series was inspired by a simple bumper sticker that asked “What Would Jesus Bomb?”
As a follower of Christ with a passion for theology, and as a young pastor who had been thrust into the pastorate at the age of 23, he set out to answer that very question. The result was a series of eleven messages on the fury of God.
“Mainstream evangelicalism cranks out books on the love of God at an astonishing rate. However, when you look for books on God’s anger, and His wrath, there are precious few to be found.” ~Jeremy Lundmark
Over the last two years Jeremy has taken those eleven sermons and produced a manuscript bearing the same title: The Fury of God.
The book was delayed for four years with the simple hope that either the atmosphere among evangelicals would naturally swing back to a balanced focus on God’s fury, or someone else would come along and write a book similar to this.
Too much time has passed. The church in the United States continues to fumble over questions of God’s wrath and of course books like “Love Wins” have further deepened the search for an All-Loving God that is, quite frankly, altogether different than what the Holy Scriptures present.
In order for an awakening to occur in this nation, the Church of Jesus Christ needs to return to the God of the Bible. In order to do that, it must affirm the furious God revealed in the Old and New Testaments. Pastor Lundmark contends in the book that until we fully understand the fury of God, we will never truly understand his love.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” ~Proverbs 1:7
What’s In the Book? (Click to Read a Sample)
1. The Fury of God (Introduction)
2. Get Out of My Garden
3. What Would Jesus Bomb?
4. A Supernatural Disaster
5. Plagues and Death in Egypt
6. The Coup D’etat of Korah
7. The Death of Uzzah
8. The Lamentations of Jeremiah
9. The Anger of Jesus
10. Jesus and the Revelation
11. The Tale of Two Cups
12. The Pendulum (Conclusion)