What Wrath?

For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. – John 5:22-23

Is this a problem for the young, reformed and reckless? Hmm.

It is popular to say these days that, upon the cross of Jesus Christ, “the wrath of the Father that should have fallen on you and I, fell on the head of Jesus Christ” as an act of judgment against our sin. It was “poured out upon Christ by the Father.”

Now, suppose a theological student came to you and said there was no evidence of that, no scriptural proof, that the concept itself was impossible, and he goes on as evidence to quote John 5:22, 23 quoted above.

Suppose he reasons to you that since Scripture declares all judgment was given to the Son prior to the cross, it is impossible that the Son poured out the wrath of the Father upon Himself, as the Father.

How would you answer?