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Are Christians allowed to be angry ?

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Are Christians allowed to be angry in view of the following ?

Mar 11:12 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry.

Mar 11:13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.

Mar 11:14 And he said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard it.

Mar 11:15 And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.

Mar 11:16 And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple.

Mar 11:17 And he was teaching them and saying to them, "Is it not written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But you have made it a den of robbers."

And why did Jesus say, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again."

When He must have known that, "it was not the season for figs." ?

Every blessing.

Edwin.

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Yes Christians are allowed to be angry. It just depends what you do with that anger and how you control it.

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Are Christians allowed to be angry in view of the following ?Mar 11:12 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry.Mar 11:13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.Mar 11:14 And he said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard it.Mar 11:15 And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.Mar 11:16 And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple.Mar 11:17 And he was teaching them and saying to them, "Is it not written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But you have made it a den of robbers."And why did Jesus say, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again."When He must have known that, "it was not the season for figs." ?Every blessing.Edwin.

In regard to the example of the fig tree. How about...

This realm is governed by times and seasons but not the other realm that Jesus was walking in. Also our natural realm must be subject to the other and because the tree did not comply Jesus was teaching them something.

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Even Christians get angry but how we react to anger is the problem. Anger is an emotion of a human being. :) It's normal but it's not normal to let anger control you. :)

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Anger is natural for a mortal being; it's one more hurdle to overcome, 

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we are to learn to be like God and God certainly gets angry.....

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oh my, see how the religious leaders and most of all His disciples surely get their share due to ungodly behavior, basically throughout the whole NT. The sinners and the outcast Jesus met with mercy and grace, though, as a side note.

 

So if we are supposed to be like Him, then what should we make of this? God's anger is righteous, said already my little brother at the age of five. Just don't get fixated too much on that attribute of the Heavenly Father, He sure pours the eternal love on you every minute of your life as well. It's just the things that we think, do and say which do not all the time delight Him.

 

As for the fig tree, I heard someone once said it's a parallel, symbolizing Israel and the Jews of His time. Since they did not want Him they could not carry the fruit of the Spirit which is why they dried. I guess it's fair enough considering His own people wanted Him crucified, although misled by the religious elite. But that does not make too much of a difference to the rest of the world to the date. Sin is a sin, and power of the cross covers it all, be it a Jew or a gentile. By which I wish to express I am not for anti-semitism. People are as they are and we all need salvation.

 

More over, Jesus turned down the tables and chase out the traders and such from the temple. A guy in my taste really, I've been many a time considering carrying out similar act in a bank. Some might point out it was a temple which gives it a religious coloring, but does it not stand in the scripture that  

 

The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established.

 

thereby, as the economy of today creates massive destruction due banking cartels and private banker dynasties which create money out of nothing and profit from that while billions suffer. should it not be my duty to resist this madness?

 

Now I'm getting angry. I don't know to what extent I should, but apparently God is not preventing it.

 

Seriously, the thing is, the world needs the fire of righteousness. Just watch your tongue when you get it on :)

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Seriously, the thing is, the world needs the fire of righteousness. Just watch your tongue when you get it on :)

 

i may just have to borrow that statement...

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Like others have said, anger is a natural emotion and a human emotion. Christ was saying it is that we should not act negatively on that anger towards whatever we're mad at.

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Master Talk

 

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

 

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

 

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

 

For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

 

And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

 

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:43-48

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