“If we spoke less about God’s love and more about His holiness, more about His judgment, we should say much more when we did speak of His love.”
“This vision of God’s holy love will deliver us from caricatures of Him. We must picture Him neither as an indulgent God who compromises His holiness in order to spare and spoil us, nor as a harsh, vindictive God who suppresses His love in order to crush and destroy us.
How then can God express His holiness without consuming us, and His love without condoning our sins? How can God satisfy His holy love? How can He save us and satisfy Himself simultaneously? We reply at this point only that, in order to satisfy Himself, He sacrificed – indeed substituted – Himself for us.”