Presbyterians flee from the wrath of God

wrath_of_god.jpg My favourite hymn, In Christ Alone, has been struck from the Presbyterian Hymnal (PCUSA).

The hymnal committee was not comfortable with a line in the song. It reads, “till on that cross as Jesus died / the wrath of God was satisfied.” In that it made God appear to be angry at sin rather than lovingly indulgent, the committee petitioned the copyright holders to authorize an alteration to their original text: “Till on that cross as Jesus died / the love of God was magnified.” The request was denied and the committee consequently voted to exclude it.

So we've banned the wrath of God from the hymnal. The committee is now working on how they can ban the wrath of God from Scripture.