Revelation 6:16,17 – His Wrath Has Come

Revelation 6:16 They told the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb,
Revelation 6:17 for the great day of his wrath has come; and who is able to stand?” – World English.

This scripture is sometimes given as a proof that both Jesus and his Father are one God. The claim is “his wrath” is being used of both the wrath of God and also the wrath of the Lamb, and from this it is claimed that this means the Jesus is the Almighty. In this connection, Job 21:20 may be referred to, in which we find the phrase “the wrath of the Almighty”, and thus, it is claimed that Jesus is the Almighty, since Revelation 6:17 speaks of “the wrath of the Lamb.”

Another scripture also often referred to in connection with Revelation 6:16,17 is Jeremiah 25:13, which speaks of the cup of the wine of Yahweh’s wrath; this corresponds with Revelation 14:10,11. Nevertheless, some of our trinitarian neighbors would like for us to also correspond Jeremiah 25:13 with the “wrath of the Lamb” in Revelation 6:17, and thereby accept their claim that this identifies Jesus as being Yahweh (Jehovah) of Jeremiah 25:13.

In order to see “trinity” in Revelation 6:16,17, one has to use the spirit of human imagination so as to assume “his wrath” refers to both “him who sets on the throne” and also to “the lamb”; one then has to further imagine and assume that this means that Jesus and He who sits on the throne are one and the same Being, and then one has to further imagine and assume that this means that two different persons of the alleged triune God are being referred to, etc. In short, any thought of a triune God has to imagined with the spirit of the human imagination, and assumptions have to placed over, and read into, the scripture in order with the spirit of human imagination “see” triune God in Revelation 6:16,17.

The scriptures speak many times of the day of Yahweh’s wrath (Psalm 110:5; Isaiah 13:9,13; Ezekiel 7:19; Zephaniah 1:15,18; 2:2,3); as we have shown in other studies, He who sits on the thone in the book of Revelation is none other than the God and Father of Jesus. The most logicial and straightforward way to view “his wrath” in Revelation 6:17, then, is that this refers to the day of the wrath of He (Yahweh) who sits on the thone, not to the wrath of the Son, although the wrath of the Son coincides with the wrath of his God and Father, since the son always does the things that please his God and Father. — John 8:29.

Additionally, if the expression “wrath of the Lamb” should be thought of as “wrath of the Almighty”, then this would lead to the conclusion that it was the Almighty Himself that was killed as an offering to the Almighty for sin. — John 1:29; Acts 8:32; Ephesians 5:2; 1 Peter 1:19; Revelation 5:6,12; 7:14; 13:8

The unipersonal God, having sent His Messiah, does all things through, by means of, Jesus, his son, the one whom He has ordained, appointed and anointed, and our salvation is from the unipersonal God, through the son of the unipersonal God, all to the glorification of the unipersonal God. — Psalm 2:6; 45:7; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 11:27; 28:18; Luke 10:22; John 1:17; 3:35; 13:3; 16:15; Acts 4:27; Romans 3:24; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 15:27; 2 Corinthians 5:18; Ephesians 1:3,17,20-22; Philippians 2:11; Colossians 1:3,13,20; Hebrews 1:1,2; 1 Peter 4:11.

The unipersonal God comes to judge through His son. — Psalm 96:13; 98:9; John 5:22,23; Acts 10:42; 17:31; Romans 2:16; 1 Corinthians 4:5.

Nothing in this means that Jesus is a person of God, or that Jesus is Jehovah (Yahweh) or that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob exists as more than one person. Indeed, from Genesis to Revelation, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is ALWAYS presented as one person or individual, and never once is he ever presented as being more than one person or individual.

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