When does anger become sinful?
- 4 months agoFavorite Answer
“Anonymous”, mature Christian believers are encouraged to regard anger as an expression from operations within ones own flesh rather than a product from the Holy Spirit imparted to believers as “life essence” (breath; spirit; utterance; word) from the makeup of GOD. As a human emotion and feeling, many refuse to condemn anger for it is commonly experienced as acceptable, justifiable, natural, normal, and unavoidable. Anger is understood as operating according to mechanical process and natural law rather than sacred law. To the extent that human anger opposes the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and the fullness of divine order throughout the universe, human anger also opposes divine forgiveness, redemption, repentance, and salvation. Wrath against sin is an inseparable aspect of divine fullness that the living may receive as a fresh endowment from the ministries of Jesus Christ. Included are balance, commitment, discernment, faith, forbearance, holiness, longsuffering, lovingkindness, personhood, and wisdom. Consider again the following that uses language from the Bible, and We Can Be Kind, a selection from the music ministry of Steve Amerson:
(1.) Galatians 5: 16-26, King James Version (KJV): 16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
(2.) Colossians 3: 9-17, KJV: 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
(3.) Revelation 11: 15-19, KJV: 15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. 16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. 18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. 19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (4.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ-iXt14nrg
.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.
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- Ernest SLv 74 months ago
When it spills over from righteousness.
- 4 months ago
Why did Cain kill Abel?
Angry people are like puppets for Devil.
We are in the image of God, anger is normal, but should try not to hold on to it. Change comes with God's spirit.
"..Do not let the sun set upon your anger, 27and do not give the devil a foothold.…"
- ?Lv 74 months ago
When you are angry enough to want to kill the person (Mt 5:21-22).
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- MogLv 74 months ago
St. Gregory says (Moral. v, 45): "We must beware lest, when we use anger as an instrument of virtue, it overrule the mind, and go before it as its mistress, instead of following in reason's train, ever ready, as its handmaid, to obey." This latter anger, although it hinders somewhat the judgment of reason in the execution of the act, does not destroy the rectitude of reason. Hence Gregory says (Moral. v, 45) that "zealous anger troubles the eye of reason, whereas sinful anger blinds it." Nor is it incompatible with virtue that the deliberation of reason be interrupted in the execution of what reason has deliberated: since art also would be hindered in its act, if it were to deliberate about what has to be done, while having to act.Source(s): St. Thomas Aquinas https://www.newadvent.org/summa/3158.htm
- yesmarLv 74 months ago
When you let it lead you to do something you know is wrong or hurtful to others or to yourself.
- Anonymous4 months ago
When it ends up in murder. But murder can be justified in some cases.