"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness
and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness."
If men willfully choose ungodliness then judgment and wrath is what they store up for themselves. God is not a tyrant; He is simply abiding by His word and giving men what they choose by their rebellion ...
Tyrant, Greek tyrannos, a cruel and oppressive ruler or, in ancient Greece, a ruler who seized power unconstitutionally or
inherited such power. In the 10th and 9th centuries BCE, monarchy was
the usual form of government in the Greek states. The aristocratic
regimes that replaced monarchy were by the 7th century BCE themselves
Dorotheus of Gaza, a 6th century Palestinian monk, summarized how the pre-Schism Christians of the 1st millennium understood Lent:
God gave us these holy days so that by repentance, a man may be cleansed of the sins of the whole year and the soul relieved of its burden. Purified he goes forward to the holy day of Resurrection [i.e. Easter, or Pascha as ...