The notion of an angry God has no place in light of His grace and desire to declare us innocent.
I want to give you a gentle reminder of one of the salient points made by Paul in Ephesians chapter 1.
God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) are unified in their love for all mankind. Jesus did not have to appease an angry Father whose desire for justice was such that it required Him to pour out His anger on Jesus at the cross. The Trinity was always in perfect unity, and Jesus was always held in the loving embrace of His Father. Jesus’ love, grace, and mercy were in concert with His Father.
Why is it that the Church has typically taught us that Jesus had to suffer the acute wrath and rejection of His Father during the atonement? It is true that Jesus did suffer, but He did not suffer God’s anger or rejection. That’s a lie that we need to repent of. Christians have done a consistent job of presenting an angry God that most unbelievers shun the message and shun “believers.”
To quote Jonathan Edwards in his book “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”
Appalling! This is a travesty of a description of God. A very different God “Who so loved the world He gave His unique Son…” (John 3:16). God can and does get angry with sin, evil, the devil, and all his works, but He chooses to love sinners and chooses to win them back into relationship with Him by showing kindness and grace.
Think about it. How differently could you live your life if you began to think of God as being very kindly disposed toward you? How would you characterize that kind and loving God to others? If we did, we would have a veritable revolution of transformed people.