God is angry because of what Adam and Eve did in the Garden and he must be appeased with an offering, that offering is Jesus.
Ugh. The way they explain that, they make God the Father out to be a petty pagan deity that needs appeased when humans displease Him.
I'm not really quoting this as to respond directly to this wording, but I personally find the "wrath" of God to be a worthwhile concept for some/many Christians, ever inclined to sloth and sin, to reflect on. If some/most Church Fathers (I have not them as yet) believed that we must not think that God [the Father] is ever literally
angry or has other such impassioned emotions, in a way I think it can be useful to view Him as capable of such anger, warning of such a fiery wrath, etc. Otherwise, if every aspect of God has to be (viewed from our perspective as) unbridled, unboundless, limitless and all-encompassing, all-tolerating love, some or many Christians might not actually "fear" committing any sin, or rationalizing away any having been committed, or will be committed again... it's just a matter of rote confession and absolution, or (for Protestants) rote statement "His grace covers all my sin, that was ever and will ever be committed [and therefore I have nothing to fear]."
This part following is narcissistic, so maybe don't read it, but - if even one person is so inclined to sloth (or any manner of sin) that only stern warning and literal fear
of being cut off will correct them (and hopefully, eventually, set them on a higher plane of more willing, gentle pursuit of holiness), then is it OK to speak in terms of God's "wrath"? The "even one person" is me (not that you couldn't guess.) Whether at my job (the inclination anyway), home life as a child growing up or later with a succession of roommates, I am rather permanently inclined to all manner of sloth and laziness, messiness and disavowal of responsibility, with barely any resistance at all once the temptation to these sins is at the surface, or just "is". The only exception is where the law of the land is such that I fear doing something "wrong" in the legal sense. I don't think that even sacramental Confession would help me much in this regard (of course I've never done it...), the one
thing that gets me seriously thinking about resisting sin is if I fear that God's love might not cover me at a certain point, and I will be more harshly judged - even to Hell at the final judgment, because for all half-hearted "oh God I'm sorry"s at some point trite words may just mean nothing, even and especially to God who sees and reads everything in the inner person.
Does not a person like this “deserve” to be cut off, to receive what has been called God’s wrath in the Scriptures? Why do people so hate to think that God might have such a judgmental attitude about a wicked, unchanging sinner like me? The Orthodox might say that it is simply my own self-condemnation, the result of sinful and unrepentant action, and that the Prophets and Apostles, wherever they might have spoken of God’s judgment as similar to a furious emotional action like “wrath” or “anger” were simply projecting human understandings for some unfathomable divine resolution to the problem of sin.
Ultimately there is, to my simplistic and limited mind, little effective difference in the Orthodox “denial” of penal substitution and the Protestant (lately mostly Evangelical, not mainline - just my hunch) narrow emphasis *on* whatever the penal substitution theory is. The end might be the same – the Lord’s go to Paradise, those who reject Him are turned away either by Him, or they just can’t face Him. It might be that I don’t understand the theory much, but I still take exception to what sounds like balking among Orthodox (Protestant converts?), and theologically liberal Catholics and Protestants… about seeming any notion of God’s wrath.