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There's an interesting bit of detail about the event in Mark 11:11: Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve. He did not allow his anger to control him. This was not an act of rage. There is another issue at play here, as well. Since ...


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This is consistent with other verses like James 1:20. because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Basically they are saying that you aren't going to do anything good when you are angry. One can be angry but one's actions will tend towards sin in these situations.


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To quote St. John Cassian, Our incensive power [our capacity for the emotion of anger] can be used in a way that is according to nature only when turned against our own impassioned or self-indulgent thoughts. This is what the Prophet [Psalmist] teaches us when he says: 'Be angry, and do not sin'---that is, be angry with your own passions and with your ...


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When I hear this, I think of Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10: 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. ...


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A good example of righteous anger often referred to is when Jesus overturned the tables in the Jerusalem temple (see Matt 21 / Mark 11 / Luke 19) - although if you're feeling pedantic the word anger isn't explicitly mentioned. We know that Jesus led a sinless life so there was no sin in his actions. Some key points that may be extrapolated for anger in ...


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I wholeheartedly disagree with Jeff's statement: Basically they are saying that you aren't going to do anything good when you are angry. One can be angry but one's actions will tend towards sin in these situations. Unfortunately I don't have the references on me now, but I clearly remember from a particular bible study that being angry is good if ...


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There is such a thing as righteous anger. There is, however, the issue of authority. Jesus, as the eternal Son of God who took on flesh 2,000 years ago, had the authority not only to be angry but to take appropriate action. We as Christians can certainly have righteous anger and probably do whenever we here of murder and violence throughout the world. ...


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Short answer, yes: Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil (Eph 4:26,27) Paul is saying here that it is possible to be angry and to not sin. That conclusion can also be reached since Jesus was angry but never sinned. However, we need to be very cautious. Anger has a way of dulling good ...


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First you recognize that God understands when and why you are angry with him. Next you read the book of Job and realize the God is sovereign and may do with his creatures as he sees fit, and is not required to answer to his creation: Job 38:1 ff and 40:6 ff 1 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: 2 “Who is this that obscures my ...



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