1015 Defying God Can Only End in Punishment
1 God has spent several thousand years completing His management, passing through several ages to manage His mankind. The thing He wishes most not to see is the mankind that He saves defying Him, and more than this, occurrences of people who previously enjoyed His grace betraying Him. Everything He does is to save more people, to gain more people who understand His will and who are of one mind with Him to enter into His kingdom and enjoy His promises.
2 Therefore, what He abhors most are occurrences of people defying Him in His own family and, in God’s attitude to dealing with these people, is there any better way besides punishment and cursing? What other choice do those who are punished have? The consequence of defying God, blaspheming against Him and betraying Him can only be punishment. This is God’s disposition and it is the best way God deals with evil people. No one has ever been able to get away with it; it was this way before, it is this way now and it will be this way in the future, and this is a fact that will never change.
Adapted from Afterword to Classic Examples of Punishment
for Resisting Almighty God