"Deity manifests wrath as one of his attributes. It is an accompaniment of anger; indignation is its emotional basis; inherent in it is the purpose and intent of meting out a just punishment upon those whose acts have caused it to be aroused. The wrath of God does not fall upon the righteous, but upon the wicked. (D&C 1:9; 59:21.) 'Instead of blessings, ye, by your own works, bring cursings, wrath, indignation, and judgments upon your own heads, by your follies, and by all your abominations, which you practice before me, saith the Lord.' (D&C 124:48.)
"When men are 'ripened in iniquity,' then the fulness of the Lord's wrath comes upon them, and they are destroyed in the flesh. (Ether 2:8-9; 14:25.) Such was the case with the Jaredites, the Nephites, and the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah, for instance; such will be the case with the wicked at the Second Coming. The 'fiery indignation of the wrath of God' will continue to be poured out upon the wicked in hell until the day of their resurrection. (Alma 40:14; Rev. 14:10; D&C 19:15; 76:106-107.) Then, to all eternity, those subject to the second death shall be 'vessels of wrath, doomed to suffer the wrath of God, with the devil and his angels in eternity.' (D&C 76:33, 38.)"
-Bruce R. McConkie