The phrase, "the wrath of God" is one of the most overused and ambiguous phrases in the church today. Many pastors say this and throw the phrase around. Songs like "In Christ Alone" have come out. It says, "till on that cross as Jesus died, The wrath of God was satisfied". What does this phrase mean? What does it not mean? Is it possible that if we misunderstand this phrase, we can be led to an unhealthy view of God?
You are invited to join in on this short, yet helpful, read to consider how God's love plays out on the cross and how God's love is extended throughout eternity.
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David Ruybalid has been a driving force for the music industry in many different ways. He has performed, produced, mentored artists, and coached performing groups of all different genres and contexts.
He was raised in the church, but in his early twenties found himself willing to walk away from the Christian faith that he was raised in. Beginning to study the Christian faith deeper, he began to write in order to be able to work out his thoughts. After walking through both a trying intellectual and experiential journey with God, David’s faith has been anchored deeper in Jesus. He is devoted to studying and teaching about scripture, Jesus, history, and the Christian faith.
David hopes to create safe environments for people who are wrestling with faith. Most of the people who find themselves drawn to his work are people who have been raised in Christianity, never felt safe to ask tough questions, and are seeking conversations that their community is not always willing to have. Many people in these moments of their journey feel alone. Many are scared to open up about their critiques, comments, questions, and complains about Christianity, for fear of being ostracized.
David is committed to writing in order to both help skeptics consider Christianity in fresh new ways, and to help devoted followers of Jesus grow deeper in the ways of Jesus.
He currently resides in California with his family and is studying to become a priest in the Anglican Churches in North America. He has had articles published by Amity Coalition, Altarwork, and currently writes for http://www.IDoubtIt.online. David also runs a podcast with Zach Zienka (www.ZachZienka.com) called “I Doubt It”. He is a new member of “The College Theological Society”, whose journal is published by Cambridge University Press twice a year.
Find out more at www.DavidRuybalid.com.