1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 says,
For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned from idols to serve a living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come.
Do you see what is embedded in the end of this passage? A truth that has not only been harshly criticized by enemies of the Church, but treasured by those within the Church. That phrase at the end I’m referring to is “…Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come.” What does this teach? It’s simple really. On the last day God will pour out His wrath in fury, but those who are in Jesus will be rescued from the wrath to come. Jesus saves us from God, or let me put that a little more correctly – God saves us from God.
Without the wrath of God being embraced we have no cross. Without the cross we have no salvation for men. Therefore, no wrath means no salvation for us. Embrace what the Bible teaches – there is no safer ground.