Christians and Anger
Most Christians believe that it is definitely wrong ever to outwardly express anger
in any form. And yet anger is an emotion and God created us as emotional beings.
This leads to a very important question, “Is it always wrong and a sin to
be anger?” To answer this, one must know the nature of anger as defined in
the Bible, how it affects us and others, what the Bible says about expressing
it, and how to handle it.
I. What is Anger?
Anger is a strong emotion of displeasure. The New Testament uses three words
1. Thumas — turbulent commotion, boiling agitation of feelings, blazing up,
passion, anger boiling up and subsiding, an outburst from inward indignation
2. Parorgismos– (wrath) anger that has irritation, exasperation, embitterment
(Eph. 4:26b, 6:4)
3, Orge– An abiding and settled habit of the mind aroused under certain
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