The church wants to explain God’s wrath and the associated eternal punishment by citing God’s nature as requiring such in spite of His expressed love for mankind and desire that none perish. If so, what then determines this aspect of God’s supposedly essential nature? Is that need for justice something over which God has no control? Is it an aspect of reality which God has not chosen? Is there a power higher than God which dictates and controls His nature without His concurrence? If God’s requirement for justice overrules His Love then who or what makes that so? If God is in any way constrained in His actions by something which He himself has not chosen, then there is a power which exceeds that of God and forces Him into compliance with what He would not otherwise choose. To believe such is an admission that God is not supreme and sovereign in any real sense.