Wrath and Love at the Same Time

But this is not the way it is with God. God’s wrath is not an implacable, blind rage. However emotional it may be, it is an entirely reasonable and willed response to offenses against his holiness. But his love, as we saw in the last chapter, wells up amidst his perfections and is not generated by the loveliness of the loved. Thus there is nothing intrinsically impossible about wrath and love being directed toward the same individual or people at the same time. God in his perfections must be wrathful against his rebel image-bearers, for they have offended him; God in his perfections must be loving, toward his rebel image-bearers, for he is that kind of God.

[Carson, D. A., The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God (Crossway Books, 2000), pg. 69]
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