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Scriptural Encouragement

Will I go to Hell for getting angry?

by Theodore Wright.

This is not exactly what the Holy Bible says…

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be answerable to the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be answerable to the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell. – Matthew 5:22 (NASB)


Being angry is more common than most people want to admit about themselves. Do we face the judgment to be doomed to eternal torment for it?   Actually, no.


So, the Bible says I still go to “the court” for being angry? You should read about how this is said in the King James Version Bible (and those versions like it)…

But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. – Matthew 5:22 (KJV)


Actually, the Bible does says not only that we are allowed to get angry. We are actually commanded to be angry.

Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, – Ephesians 4:26 (NASB)


Jesus Himself showed His anger when the Temple was used for profit gain. It was not the key region of the temple but rather the money changing was done in the outer Court of the Gentiles.

Thus, the gentiles were hindered from worshipping God at the Temple. This is what made Jesus angry. Are you saying that Jesus did not have a cause for being angry? Are you saying that Jesus sinned? We do NOT go to Hell for having a righteous cause for getting angry. Also, through faith in Jesus we receive the forgiveness of sins.

John 2:13-16 (KJV)…

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.

Yes, it is true that God gets angry and He will be angry with you if you will not repent and place your trusting faith in His Son Jesus to be saved…

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. – John 3:36 (KJV)





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