God’s Love and Wrath

John 3:16,36 KJV For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. [36] He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
 
At the cross we see both the love of God and the wrath of God. Because of God’s love for us, Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sin. Because of His love for us, God poured out His wrath of our sin upon Jesus. When we accept Christ as our Savior, we experience God’s love because Jesus experienced His wrath in our place. When we do not accept Jesus as our Savior, then we are still under God’s wrath because we have not accepted Christ’s payment for our sin.