The Wrath of God Revealed
Paul explains the dark backdrop to the light of the gospel. We can't give people the prescription of Christ's righteousness without telling them why they need it... because there is such a thing as the wrath of God. It's not a fit of rage but His settled opposition to all that is evil; a holy revulsion to what is contrary to His holiness. His wrath is being revealed around us every day. There is death and disease because there is something wrong with the world. There is a day coming when we will all know something of God's wrath. We need to be ready.