And the answer for that, my friends, is because God is a just god. And if he did not keep to his standard as a righteous god, then why would any one follow Him? What would you think of a Judge that was to sentence your brothers murderer, and He let him free on account that he was a good friend of his. And despite the fact that all the evidence was pointing against him, he gets off scott free! What do you think of that? It is the same thing with God. Yet He does not let things slide so easily. The price for us was great:
- "God sent His only begotten son so that whoever believes in him, should have everlasting life"-John 3:16
- "And while we were yet sinners, Christ Died for us"-Romans 5:8
Constantly throught the Bible it tells of Gods love and of his mercy and grace. And since Christ died in our place on the cross, all we must do to recieve His love and everlasting life is to just ask the Lord to remove our sins, to confess with our mouth that He is God and ask forgiveness for our mistakes (1 Corinthians).
But as for those people that felt Gods wrath and perished under it, it was their fault. They had been told more than a number of times to repent and return to God. And since they had turned their backs on him they became His enemy. Again I say to you: They had been told more than a number of times to repent and turn towards God.
And so I beg of you: please do not make the same mistakes they did. Do not wander away down a path of destruction. Remember that God loves you. Realize you have done wrong (For all have fallen short of the Glory of God. Recognize that Christ died and rose again for your salvation.(2 cor5:21). Repent and follow him (acts3:19). And recieve Christ