God has made every effort possible to save mankind from the pending judgment to come; to many this is not a reality, but a story to scare men into believing they need a god to save them. To the contrary the gospel is not about scaring mankind, but to warn them of the judgment to come the result of a rebellion in the distant past. A day was established on which to bring the penalty of darkness against the adversary of God, a curse was placed on the enemy, but for man God has established an appointed day in His son on which to deliver humanity.
Humanity on account of the work of their hands will suffer the just punishment to come, but not because God had appointed man to judgment; rather we are given a choice, we are free to believe what we will, but the day will come when God will bring judgment on His enemies; those who are caught in the execution and display of his anger will suffer the wrath of God.
“And to you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; (2 Thessal 1:7-9)
Rest is given to those who have accepted Christ in this world and the world to come, but for those rejecting the gospel of Christ the return and appearance of Jesus will be one they fear. Christ will return as a flaming fire to enact judgment against His enemies, but thou this is true those who had trusted in Christ will find peace in the face of judgment. Jesus will appear with his angels with the power of heaven that He might bring and everlasting judgment to pass establishing His Kingdom.
Isaiah 9:6-7 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor Mighty God, Everlasting Father; Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.”