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QUICK HITS: Are Christians allowed to get angry?

Righteous anger, righteous indignation is perfectly legal for Christians. Sometimes you have to get angry with the Devil and his people, or else they will keep trying to beat you up emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Was Jesus always smiling, jolly and in a great mood? Of course not. Remember that he overturned the tables in the temple when he saw what was happening during the Passover (John 2:13-16, King James Version).

13 And the Jews' Passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,

14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;

16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.

Some people believe that Christians should never get mad. The devil and his minions want you to believe that you are not a Christian if you get mad.

Now, if you walk around always angry, then that is a different story. The Book of Proverbs instructs us to "make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go."

It is best to be quick to listen an slow to anger (James 1:19).

Christians should walk around daily in a spirit of rejoicing, prayerfully focused on overcoming trials, tests and tribulations, freedom from fear of evil and experiencing blissful peace.

This does not mean that every day should be a day at the beach in life. We are constantly at spiritual war against our Father's enemies.

When perplexed by the enemies of God, it is OK to get mad. Jesus said turn the other cheek. He did not say what to do after that. His word tells us:

Resist the Devil and he will flee (James 4:7).



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