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Be Angry And Sin Not

What do YOU think is meant by the scripture "Be angry and sin not" Eph 4:26 Just how angry can you get without sinning?

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I am a wife daughter sister employee a member of a church friend and so on on and in saying that I encounter situations that YES I do feel angry. I never read in the bible that anger was a sin the bible says in Ephesians4:6 Be angry and sin not and Ecclesiastes7:9 says Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry:for anger restesth in the bosom of fools. To me its not a matter of how angry you are its what you do with your anger. The questions I have to ask myself are why am I angry? Do I have unforgiveness? Where do I need to repent? Even if I am right that doesn't give me justification to stay angry because it turns into resentment unforgiveness bitterness rage disobedience....My best advice
is to stay in the word and be prayerful. :) :) :)
---Jennifer_Amajirionwu on 4/16/11

Just get yourself a study bible and lookup everything having to do with the Passover. All yeast had to go, also wine. The house of the Lord had to be clean.--james on 6/18/08

James, you are wrong. You need to study the Passover in Exodus and then Read John Chapter 6.
Keep your Eyes opened. Jesus is the Lamb.

Now the Jews were told if they did not eat the lamb, the first born would die. They obeyed and lived.

Jesus states John 6:53-54 "Let Me solemnly assure you. If you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. He who feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has life eternal."

What lamb are you eating? Only 2 Churches have the Lamb = RCC or Eastern Orthodox.
---Nicole on 6/19/08

Just get yourself a study bible and lookup everything having to do with the Passover. All yeast had to go, also wine. The house of the Lord had to be clean.
---james on 6/18/08

Well, that is new to me. Have any verses? It really wouldn't have been relevant to what I was saying anyways.
---sean on 6/18/08

Sean, you are right, but you left out what is in scripture about the two times Jesus cleaned out the temple and why He did it. Both times were just before Passover and it was His Father's house, the requirement was to get rid of anything that would make it unclean.
---james on 6/18/08

Not, hate the sin, Love the sinner thing again!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 6/18/08

Be angry to sin not to sinner, as Christian we need to separate the sinner from sin, because Jesus died for the sinner to save, hate the sin not the person, we need to love one another as a command not an option...
---terry on 6/18/08

Jesus was angered due to the activities that were going on in His temple. It was suppose to be a place of worship. The people were desecrating the temple and we too should become angered when they are attempting to desecrate us, for we are temples also. The music, television and just basiclly the world is out to get us and we should all be angered at it. Take a stand daily. Anger is not a sin when we are acting out on behalf of our morals. Anger is a sin when we are acting out on behalf of our pride.
---sean on 6/17/08

Doing nothing in the face of great evil, lies etc is worse than being angry and acting accordingly. The only thing that can save souls is authentic people communicating the truth to them directly. There is no time for being subtle. People need their eyes opened and a stand for God has to be made at some point in time.
---frances008 on 6/15/08

"Be angry" is present tense, passive voice,imperative mood. It is a command to not deny or suppress your present anger but to deal with it in a constructive, rather than destructive manner. Anger is not sin and doesn't have to end in sin. To delay beyond the day it begins is to compound storehouse anger that will come out later in sinful ways such as temper, substitute targets, internalization, being mean spirited, bitterness, and over 50 physical illnesses associated with unresolved anger.
---Larry on 6/15/08

Jesus is such a good example for this scripture! When he overturned the tables in the temple. He never sinned...
---melanie on 6/15/08

All kinds of mind control interested me for some studying these past few months, but it is not a subject that there is much information on. The government tends to cover it up quite ably. So, yes, James, I had heard of those operations. I am more interested in some less heard of ones in which nuns and priests were brainwashed into being different characters, letting their inhibitions go. Communists were also sent over to the West disguised as priests. Apparently.
---frances008 on 6/15/08

francis008, do you know anything about mind control? "ULTRA MK PROJECT"? Black OPS? How about Project Camilot? You can do a google (also youtube) search and can find some mighty interesting things. Just wondering.
---james on 6/14/08

Jerry, I will continue to take my medicine which the government allocated to me. All other people like me are safely behind bars. Don't worry about it soon you will have the whole planet to yourselves, to believe all your own lies.
---frances008 on 6/14/08

Frances: IMHO, you are not far from the kingdom. Keep trusting in God for fresh grace every day, and you won't have to worry about those nagging conspiracy theories. Grace is not license to sin, it is POWER to keep from sinning!
---jerry6593 on 6/14/08

DDM, Didn't Jesus use the whip twice, one at the start of His ministry and one at the finish? He wasn't mad or angry, He was just doing His job of cleaning out His Father's house before the Passover. This is how I get that Jesus' ministry was only one year. For years I was told it was 3 and a half, but I can't find that in the bible.
---james on 6/14/08

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I've heard no truer words than these of yours today frances008, I pray this is a New you, You'll get farther with people this way.

blog ?,
We know Jesus made a whip out of cords and struck people with it, and we know their was no sin in him.
However, Does this mean that we can go around and hit people?
I guess it might depend on What your Angery about!
I think God likes the fact that many of us are willing to smack the Taste out of someones mouth, For Blaspheming his name!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 6/13/08

James: You're welcome. But, be aware that free opinions are worth every penny you pay for them, and you'll find every sort of opinion here.
---jerry6593 on 6/13/08

James, grace is the opposite of what you think it is. Grace stops you from sinning. We are saved because we believe and receive grace to stop doing the things we so want to keep on doing. Eventually we want less and less to do those things, eventually they become repulsive to us. You cannot willfully continue to sin and think you are saved, that is the 'seared conscience' that Paul talks about. An awareness of your sin, and regret about it, is grace.
---frances008 on 6/12/08

James, a sign of demon possession is rebelling against the authority of God. That is Satanism, they reject the concept of God and even while they admit working for the devil, they reject the concept of Satan. Confused? Atheism is more a rejection of the Way. They want to put themselves first, and talk about survival of the fittest, evolution, etc. They are deceived, like the man who believed his own press.
---frances008 on 6/12/08

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Thank you for that information, Emcee. Yes, it is occultic. There are some good websites exposing the 'modern' age old heresies.
---frances008 on 6/12/08

Frances:: what you describe is an old belief By Sigmund FREUD and Carl Jung when the spirit leaves the body and travels in dreams.It is more occultic.
---Emcee on 6/12/08

Franciss008, Your counsel is really awesome. I take it to heart.
---james on 6/11/08

James, some people in New Age religions etc, believe in astral travel or whatever. They believe you can be a channel of spirits etc. The Spirit we have is in us from birth, I believe, and we will only be separated from it by death. Attempts to free your spirit from your body may lead you to madness. It is dangerous stuff any of this New Age cult. The Holy Spirit infuses our spirit with New Life and Strength and Power and does a lot of work in us. We would need a new blog for that topic.
---frances008 on 6/11/08

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Thanks Jerry, you always seem to have great answers. RebeccaD's reply was somewhat confusing. How can one seperate the flesh from the spirit? If one becomes born again, does that mean they are now a spirit being and can walk through walls as Jesus did?
---james on 6/11/08

James: Our flesh will always sin, because that is what the flesh does. It is a tug-of-war between the flesh (mind) and our spirit. The flesh wants to do worldly things all the time, doesn't want to do spiritually things, and the spirit that is within us wants to do the opposite. Those that are born again, are free from the guilt of sin. The sins we've committed in the past are no longer held against us, while the sinners/backslider's sins are held against them, unless they come to God and ask.
---Rebecca_D on 6/11/08

We are saved by grace, but u forgot the rest. Its through FAITH.
Its not a good thing to do sinful deeds as you know(u want someone to steal your car?)
When your born again, you wont want to do sinful deeds, even though you will at times because of the flesh. BUT know this, you are continually forgiven because of the Cross.
---duane on 6/10/08

James: You have answered your own question. The doctrine of "once saved - always saved," like the doctrine of the immortality of the soul, is a false, non-biblical doctrine, and has caused many to miss out on heaven.
---jerry6593 on 6/10/08

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Thanks RebeccaD, I was being sarcastic before. But I am serious about this: Can anyone be free from sin? If so, when and how? I am a little confused because Jesus said yes and Paul said no.
---james on 6/9/08

James said ''Answer this if you can''. You see, our whole purpose in life must be to answer difficult questions so that those who love their apostasy can waste our time. We have already been baptised in the Holy Spirit and given supernatural understanding of the Bible, backed by study of the Bible. Yet they want short cuts, the apostates. They want you to tell them what you know, so that they can send you off in another direction on a wild goose chase. Cont....
---frances008 on 6/9/08

Because it is a waste of time, they will never take anything a Christian says seriously, and will forget immediately and two days later ask the same questions. (Yawn).
---frances008 on 6/9/08

James: What is wrong with sinning? Sinning will keep one out of heaven no matter how long a person has been saved. A person can't live like hell, act like hell and go to heaven. One unrepented sin will keep a person out of heaven. So now you know why it is wrong to sin.
---Rebecca_D on 6/9/08

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What is wrong with sinning IF we never can stop sinning and are saved by grace anyway? Answer this if you can?
---james on 6/8/08

The verse is Ephesians 4:26 "Be ye angry, and sin not:let not the sun go down upon your wrath". That's very plain,you go to the person and make things right,whether you are at fault or they are,and get rid of all the negative vibes attaching to you from the exchange. Satan loves people to get angry because that chases Love and God right out of your thoughts and heart. Whatsoever is not of faith is sin and anger fits that,rebuke sin,don't entertain it,start anew. Love heals anger kills.
---Darlene_1 on 6/5/08

Fear of the angry and sin not.

Fear... to be in awe of, awesome wonder

be angry - righteous indignation is not the same as going off the deep end, striking, causing harm, using your anger as a launching pad to destroy yourself and everyone around you.

Two misunderstood scriptures. Be angry and sin not. Our worldly anger is not God's anger.
---lisa on 6/2/08

All emotions can lead us to sin if not CONTROLLED BY oneself.Anger is one such and transgresses the 5th C "Thou shalt not kill"even to kill ones disposition to anyone is to sin.anger leads to hate.
---Emcee on 6/2/08

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I agree with Rebecca, it's okay to be angry, but it's what you do with that anger that could be considered sinful. For example, if you get really mad at someone and proceed to cuss them out or hurt them physically, that would be concidered the sin. If you walk away without reacting, that would be concidered not sinning in your anger.
---Melissa on 6/1/08

The key to understanding this scripture is in Psalms 4:4. The Hebrew verb translated as "be angry" in Ephesians 4:26 is better translated as "stand in awe, "be passionately stirred up".
The Psalm is talking about being filled with zeal for the Lord and NEVER letting the "sun go down on it". Also - Meditate on your bed - and don't let it stop. Then - as it says in Ephesians - the devil will not gain a foothold.
Investigate this and see if it's not so.
---Tom_Marxen on 4/14/07

It's okay to get angry at times, but don't act upon it. Eph 4:29 says don't let corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth. Meaning if one gets angry keep it to yourself.
---Rebecca_D on 3/16/07

My best interpretation would be based on context and word use. Context is 4:17-32. Paul addresses the Ephesians corporately (hence, addressing anger corporately). The verbs "to be angry" and "to not sin" aren't the same form. I believe "angry" is in the 2nd person plural imperative middle voice, while "sin not" is in the 2nd person plural imperative active. Translation? "Y'all are to be angered [by immorality in the church], but y'all must not sin."
---Steve on 8/19/06

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While the KJV does not say "Do not be angry with out a reason" as some versions have it, Jesus gave a clear example of being angry with a reason, AND using violence with out sin when he MADE a whip and drove the money changers out of the temple. John 2:14-17
---Bruce5656 on 12/12/05

Eph.4:26 ...let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27 Neither give place to the devil. Eph.4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Don't let anger linger and fester.
---Ulrika on 12/11/05

If you quote the full verse, you have your answer. "Do not be angry without a reason and sin not." There is rightesous anger, which we feel from God and there is human anger.
---mike6553 on 12/11/05

It means you are totally free to become angry, but do not do wrong when you're angry. God himself is slow to anger, and we who are called by his name are likewise to be slow to anger, because anger does not work the righteousness of God: for things are more likely to go wrong when you're angry, than when you're at peace.
---Eloy on 12/11/05

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When someone is treated unjustly, it's o.k. to be angry, just don't lash out with you mouth or fist! I think we are being told it's alright to be angry at injustice, just don't react in a way that causes you to lose it and sin with your anger.
---Cathy_Y on 12/10/05

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