The wrath of God is against sin, but not man. So Christ came to turn it away so God could get closer to us again. (Romans 1:18)
For all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. But God’s anger or wrath is not against man but sin and its destructive force. His interventions through the course of history in the affairs of the human race, like the flood or Sodom and Gomorrah fires, were to deal with sin that was destroying creation.
Sin didn’t separate us from God. It was I believe, the obsolete old covenant (the law) which separated us from God when it was introduced so many years later. We only fell short of His glory (Romans 3:23, the spiritual connection) by sin, but not His presence. Not necessarily that He was angry with us, but that His Holy nature couldn’t allow us into fellowship with Him (the spiritual realm of true worship, the standard) as He wished to: like He was doing with Adam and Eve in the garden at the beginning, free fellowship.
The presence of God has always been with humankind even after his fall. That is seen clearly in His continued communication with humankind as seen in Genesis 4:6-9-15. God is constantly present with us and sees all things.
God has set laws in place and He is just. So if Lucifer was driven from His fellowship (the spiritual realm of true worship, the standard) because he sinned, God would have been unfair to keep us in that place when we sinned (the human race, having Adam as the father).
A holy God then needed someone who could meet that standard of fellowship to redeem His lost image. He understood that standard and knew how to bring us there. That is why He introduced the sacrifices of lambs, indicating it will take blood to reconnect us to Him: and what ultimate blood than His only dear and unblemished son (a provision He made to take care of the sin of disobedience). Blood signifies life (Leviticus 17:11) and in most cultures, throughout the world it has been used to atone for sin for people and individuals before their gods. But God provided the ultimate sacrifice.
In the following verses is shown why Christ came.
“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8 KJV
“The one who practices sin [separating himself from God, and offending Him by acts of disobedience, indifference, or rebellion] is of the devil [and takes his inner character and moral values from him, not God]; for the devil has sinned and violated God’s law from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.” — 1Jn 3:8 AMP.
“For this reason He is the Mediator and Negotiator of a new covenant [that is, an entirely new agreement uniting God and man], so that those who have been called [by God] may receive [the fulfillment of] the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has taken place [as the payment] which redeems them from the sins committed under the obsolete first covenant.” — Heb 9:15
So it is clear here that, the devil had taken advantage of sin to oppress humankind and so Jesus came to destroy his works through His death and resurrection. After that, Jesus mediates and negotiates a new agreement uniting God and man; that spiritual realm of true worship, the standard, by placing the blood on the altar and turning away the wrath of God forever, for His blood doesn’t speak vengeance but mercy;
“…and to Jesus, the Mediator of a new covenant [uniting God and man], and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks [of mercy], a better and nobler and more gracious message than the blood of Abel [which cried out for vengeance].” HEBREWS 12:24 AMP
When Jesus died, he took sin down with Him, but alive He brings God down to us.
Does Jesus seem to be kinder than God?:
‘SEEM’? Yes. That is how religion has made it look like.
But if my intro is right, then we realize the two complement each other in fulfilling what was set from the foundations of the earth. The wrath of God is against sin, but not man. So Christ came to turn it away so He could get closer to us again.
So yes, we need Jesus to turn away God’s wrath for He is the only one who meets the standard God required. But has He done that already? Yes, He did that a long time ago. Now in this present age, we don’t need Him again to do that, for the death He died, was once and for all.
So Now What?
What is required of us now, is to accept what Jesus did for all humankind.
“For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.” Romans 6:10 NKJV
Note here that, He has died for all, therefore we can conclude all have been saved, for God’s wrath was turned from all humankind.
So what is required of every people living everywhere is to only believe in what Christ has done and to stop trying to pacify God again and again, by offering sacrifices and trying to live good lives by themselves. We need to settle down in complete dependence on Him who knows what’s best for us.
“God, the Master, The Holy of Israel, has this solemn counsel: “Your salvation requires you to turn back to me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on me — The very thing you’ve been unwilling to do…” Isaiah 30:15,-17 MSG
God loves us just as we are and yearns to fellowship with us. He is more interested in having a relationship with you and not about you going to ‘hell’ or ‘heaven’. Sin has the power to destroy us and God wants you to get out of its shackles.
Deep down every human is the will to do good because we carry the very nature of God. God knows we can’t do good on our own unless he helps us. He doesn’t want you to stop doing the wrong things you don’t enjoy doing before you come looking for Him. He wants you to come, so together you will fight what plagues you (Isaiah 1:18). He has the strength to help you get out of it.
His son overcame that very demon that frustrates you and He can give you that strength to deal with it, once you align with Him. You just have to admit you can’t and allow Him to take over.
If you are trying to open a door and you are not able to, the stronger person next to you can’t help you until you relinquish the door handle and let him do it for you. As long as you keep holding on to it, the strong guy next to you can only sympathize with you.
Empathy works with God when you relinquish control to Him, trusting in what His son did and say; “I accept what Your son did take control of me now.”
The efforts you make (self-righteousness), to please a deity as a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, or Atheist, etc., through sacrifices of food, daily prayers, offerings or meditations just to please the deity you know, is all summed up in what Jesus did on the cross.
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. MATTHEW 11:28 AMP
You don’t need to go through such rigorous activities no more. Just accept what he did and you will be free from religion and its shackles. I am a testimony of how free one can be after relinquishing “Christian Religion” with its rituals and traditions.
Only Believe: for truly, God is not angry with you. JOHN 1:12 AMP
NB: This is not a call for anyone to be a ‘Christian’ for God is no ‘Christian’, neither Jesus the Christ. Only know that God loves you and wants you to have fellowship with Him, His way and not through your efforts. The only effort here is, “BELIEVE” in the provision He made: Jesus’ Sacrifice! Yeah, that simple.