The first of six summings-up that P T Forsyth does in the sixth chapter of his book, The Work of Christ.
Reconciliation is not the result of a change in God from wrath to love. It flows from the changeless will of a loving God. No other view could make the reconciliation sure. If God changed to it, he might change from it. And the sheet-anchor of the soul for eternity would then have gone by the board. Forgiveness arose at no point in time. Grace was there before even creation. It abounded before sin did. The holiness which makes sin sin, is one with the necessity to destroy sin in gracious love.