Is Anger A Sin?
I have noticed many Christian writers and Preachers that say that anger is a sin.
My question would be to these people, "how do you shut off a feeling?"
I truly believe that our Lord Jesus felt anger when he tipped over the money-changer tables in the House of God.
No, anger is not a sin; the sin may come with what you do with that anger.
Anger could be sin if it is derived from a selfish nature, but how can it be a sin if it is of a righteous cause?
Many Christians have been led to believe that anger is sin. Please look at the following sites and rethink this stand.
That last link talks about how people repress their anger.That can be very dangerous. It will come out sooner or later.
My suggestion; hook up with people you can talk with.
I am a member of a great program called Celebrate Recovery. This program can show you how to deal with anger in a sane way.
We hear of news all the time of someone just slipping over the edge and hurting or killing someone. I would bet that many of these cases were mis-managed anger.
Do you have an anger problem? I know I do at times.You are not sinning! Now, if you do something ignorant with that anger, you may be sinning. Talk with someone; go by a punching bag; just find a healthy way to release that anger.
Definition of Anger:
Easton's Bible Dictionary
The emotion of instant displeasure on account of something evil that presents itself to our view. In itself it is an original susceptibility of our nature, just as love is, and is not necessarily sinful. It may, however, become sinful when causeless, or excessive, or protracted (Matthew 5:22; Ephesians 4:26; Colossians 3:8). As ascribed to God, it merely denotes his displeasure with sin and with sinners (Psalm 7:11).
© 2009 Greg Boudonck
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