The Danger Of Unrighteous Anger


Anger makes your blood pressure rise, impatient and clouds your judgment in making the right decision. It can cause you to hurt or in an extreme case kill someone without thinking of the consequences. However, there is a distinction between ungodly anger and righteous anger that is directed at sin and injustice which would convict you to do the right thing lawfully by prayer and fasting.

Being angry for long periods of time induces depression which can make a person’s life halt, damage the family and relationships with friends and can even cause a person to take his/her life. Anger opens the door to the devil to wreak havoc and to destroy your life physically and spiritually. The angrier you get without controlling it, the more dangerous your life gets. Before a flood of destruction comes in, close the door of anger by seeking the Lord’s strength and committing your life to Him.

Ephesians 4:26-27

26 Be angry and do not sin. Don’t let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and don’t give the Devil an opportunity. 

James 1:19-20

19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 

Proverbs 19:11

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. 

Proverbs 15:18

A hot-tempered man stirs up conflict, but a man slow to anger calms strife. 

Colossians 3:8

But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth. 

Psalm 37:8

Refrain from anger and give up your rage; do not be agitated—it can only bring harm. 

Matthew 5:22

But I tell you, everyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Fool!’ will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, ‘You moron!’ will be subject to hellfire. 

Proverbs 29:22

An angry man stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered man increases rebellion. 

Romans 12:21

Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good. 

Colossians 3:13

accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive. 

Righteous Anger In The Face Of False Doctrine Shows That You Love The Truth.


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Righteous Anger aroused because of false doctrine showing love for the Truth


Acts 17:16-17

6 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was troubled within him when he saw that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with those who worshiped God and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there.

The word “troubled” in Greek is paroxunó which means I arouse anger, provoke, irritate.

The word “reasoned” in Greek is dialegomai which means I converse, address, preach, lecture; I argue, reason.

Have you as a Christian come across a post that maligned or taught false doctrine about Jesus Christ? Did it irritate you or stimulate a righteous anger within you? Did you like we see in Paul, address the false doctrine? Did you preach to them the truth of the gospel or did you just sit by and say nothing or even worse said something positive as not to offend?

To walk in godliness is simply to imitate Jesus Christ’s life. To love your enemies, uphold those who are in need through material goods or through encouragement. One of the aspects that sometimes gets forgotten in godliness is contending for the truth of the gospel.

If you find yourself in the presence of evil, in the form of anything that would put shackles in people’s lives, will you stay silent?

You cannot obtain godliness by popularity among your friends, family, and people in WordPress or in any other internet outlet for that matter.

We are in a spiritual warfare against demonic spirits that wants to take people away from Christ and send them to hell.

Christianity is not a popularity contest to see how many likes we can get but is about bringing people to Jesus Christ by telling them the truth.

If you see false doctrine in someone’s post, for the sake of the person who wrote it and his/her readers, do you tell them the truth? If you keep silent how can you be godly? Jesus said the truth regardless if His hearers liked what He said or not but nevertheless Jesus told them because He loved them and because it was the truth and the truth needs to be told period.

Don’t just talk the talk but walk it.

We are not here to awe people on the internet with our nice words and comments (non-offensive words) to butter them up but we are here to glorify Jesus Christ by telling people the truth.

Ask yourself, which one are you? A people pleaser or a Jesus pleaser?

Do you sacrifice the truth to obtain people’s friendship or sacrifice their friendship for the sake of the truth?