Salvation Bible Basics
There is another term in Romans 5:9. ‘Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.’ Romans 1:18 says, ‘For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.’
Another way that God describes those who have no relationship with Him is that they are under the wrath of God. These people are described as ‘holding the truth‘ in unrighteousness. That phrase means holding down the truth, choking it out. You see, it is possible for you to sit in church every service and not accept the truth. It is possible to be a deacon, a Sunday school teacher, a church member, and even a preacher and still not be right with God, but to hold down the truth, to keep it from having full effect in your life. Truth isn’t just meant for us to hear about. Truth is meant for us to obey.
How did you do on the Ten Commandments when we went through them? Do you know how you ought to treat God? Do you know how you ought to treat others? Is that how you are doing it? If you are not, then you are holding the truth down, not responding to it as you should. People who have no relationship with God are under the very wrath of Almighty God. Not only are they condemned, guilty before God, but they are walking around the world with God angry at them.
When you have no relationship with God, you are under the wrath of God. Yet many in our world that are in that very condition walk around like everything is just fine between them and God. When you stand before God looking at Him, you will find out everything is not fine. You will find out that God isn’t smiling at you. God is in wrath. God will be looking at you in anger because your sin is against Him, and you are ignoring His way of dealing with that sin. God is looking at you in anger right now but you may not have realised it yet. That is pretty serious.