This is one of my favorite scenes from the fantastic movie Luther (2003)
This is why we Lutherans are Lutherans!
"I Was Wrong"
Scene takes place during a morning worship service…
Terrible. Unforgiving. That's how I saw God. Punishing us in this life, committing us to Purgatory after death, sentencing sinners to burn in hell for all eternity. But I was wrong. Those who see God as angry... do not see Him rightly... but look upon a curtain as if a dark storm cloud has been drawn across His face. If we truly believe that Christ is our Savior... then we have a God of love, and to see God in faith is to look upon His friendly heart. So when the devil throws your sins in your face and declares that you deserve death and hell, tell him this... "I admit that I deserve death and hell. What of it? "For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction in my behalf. "His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God. Where He is, there I shall be also."
“Anyone who regards Him as angry is not seeing Him correctly, but has pulled down a curtain and cover, more, a dark cloud over His face. But in Scriptural language “to see His face” means to recognize Him correctly as a gracious and faithful Father, on whom you can depend for every good thing. This happens only through faith in Christ.”
Luther, M. (1999, c1956). Vol. 21: Luther’s works, vol. 21 : The Sermon on the Mount and the Magnificat (J. J. Pelikan, H. C. Oswald & H. T. Lehmann, Ed.). Luther’s Works (21:37). Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House.