Okay, so I've wondering about this for a while, and it's been a bit confusing.
Sooo, here's Romans 5:9
Romans 5:9 (Young's Literal Translation)
9much more, then, having been declared righteous now in his blood, we shall be saved through him from the wrath;
Basically, in general, most Christians assume that being saved through Jesus will save us from the wrath of God which will damn people for all eternity into the fires of Hell. Obviously URists don't believe this idea behind wrath as being such, and as far as I can tell, and from what I've read about God's judgements, God uses his wrath (or compassion) to bring about righteousness.
Such as here:Jeremiah 30:23-26 (Amplified Bible)
23Behold, the tempest of the Lord has gone forth with wrath, a sweeping and gathering tempest; it shall whirl and burst upon the heads of the wicked.Zephaniah 3:8-9 (Amplified Bible)
24The fierce anger and indignation of the Lord shall not turn back until He has executed and accomplished the thoughts and intents of His mind and heart. In the latter days you shall understand this.
8Therefore [earnestly] wait for Me, says the Lord, [waiting] for the day when I rise up to the attack [as a witness, accuser, or judge, and a testimony]. For My decision and determination and right it is to gather the nations together, to assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them My indignation, even all [the heat of] My fierce anger; for [in that day] all the earth shall be consumed with the fire of My zeal and jealousy.
9For then [changing their impure language] I will give to the people a clear and pure speech from pure lips, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one unanimous consent and one united shoulder [bearing the yoke of the Lord].
So, if God's wrath does this for those that do not believe, where does Jesus sacrifice come in? Romans 5:9 suggests it was to save us from God's wrath, but God's wrath purifies, so why do we need to avoid it? Does Christ's sacrifice somehow tie into God's wrath which purifies?
Or, to be more clear, my question is: how does Christ's sacrifice tie in with the non-believers being purified through God's wrath?
This has been bothering me lately, and any help would be awesome.