Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: What is righteous anger?


That is a question I am now contemplating. I just blew up. I reached my limit of hearing the word of God perverted beyond recognition.
What caused Christ’s righteous anger?
His Father’s temple had been turned into a den of thieves.
The temple was designed to worship God. It was made for prayer and study and meditation upon the Word of God. The Pharisees allowed money changers and merchants of sacrificial livestock into this holy place. Why? To steal from the pilgrims that traveled long distances to fulfill their obligation to God.
The thieves you see were the Pharisees themselves, for they took a large percentage of the profits as their “fees.” It was their hypocrisy, their false interpretation of the Bible that caused His righteous anger.
Hearing the polluted garbage of the false analysis of God’s Word I just couldn’t stand back and hear it anymore.
To have God and His Son so falsely represented. To hear the Jewish people and Christians alike be denigrated and defamed any further. I just couldn’t stand by and allow it in my presence any further.
Was I right to explode?
All I know is that to hear someone say they are “Christian” and live their live and say their insight into the Word of God was so completely and absolutely opposite even a poor interpretation of the Holy Bible. To have them say with absolute conviction and sincerity that their belief were the true translation of God Word; when even a seven year old would question what is read in the pages of the holy manuscript compared to the statements that left this person’s mouth.
I just don’t know for sure. The part of me that knows the Bible says no, yet at the exact same time it says.
All I hear in my head is:
Galatians 1:6 – I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News 7 but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ. 8 Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. 9 I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed.

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