(12)And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, (13)And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves."
This has always been one of my favorite stories in the bible because, let's face it, Jesus was PISSED. It showed a human side to him that no one had really seen before - anger. Yesterday, we had a great discussion on pacifism. Today, I wanted to talk a little bit about anger.
Do you think Jesus was "taking vengeance" on the moneychangers? Do you think he had was right to be angry?
Christians: Do you think anger is sinful? How do you deal with it?
Non-Christians: Do let your anger get to you? How do YOU deal with it?
Everyone: Do you think this contradicts the idea of the pacifist?
Answer by caitxrawks at 9:33 AM on Apr. 21, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:36 AM on Apr. 21, 2009
Answer by Marwill at 9:36 AM on Apr. 21, 2009
Answer by jennijune_21 at 9:51 AM on Apr. 21, 2009
Answer by kabbot01 at 10:22 AM on Apr. 21, 2009
Answer by isabellalecour at 10:24 AM on Apr. 21, 2009
The bible says you can be angry and do not sin in your anger. Jesus is God he is our father and creator, when we misbehave or go against his word he will chastise us. Chastising children is a parental right and obligation. That being said Jesus getting angry when they were misbehaving in temple it was not a sin.
Answer by mommiejay453 at 12:42 PM on Apr. 21, 2009
Answer by Amaranth361 at 1:12 PM on Apr. 21, 2009
Answer by lighthousemom3 at 1:18 PM on Apr. 21, 2009
Answer by ReneeK3 at 1:22 PM on Apr. 21, 2009
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