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In ancient times, people were given the commandment “thou shalt Not kill” (Exodus 20:13). Jesus has filled it with new content: “You have heard that it was said to the ancients: “thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be liable to judgment”. And I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be liable to judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother: “cancer” is subject to the Sanhedrin; but whosoever shall say, thou fool, shall be danger of hell fire” (Matthew 5:21, 22).
Anger grows inside of the person, overwhelms him and can sometimes even result in murder. Christ warned: “Whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be liable to judgment”. Christ twist the concept of the judgment of God with the concept of judgment of the earth. For the murder of the man responsible before an earthly court and the heavenly. And for the anger? Whether earthly court to prosecute a man for anger? No. The wrath of man can hide, give it outwardly to appear, but God knows everything. Therefore, if the earthly court can only punish for the result of anger, God is able to touch the root of the evil, and judge of the person behind the anger. People don’t always realizes his anger through the murder, but hatred in his heart, he can live the rest of your life, and go to the grave with this bitterness.
Anger can be realized in a verbal altercation, which also has different degrees of severity. The word “cancer” comes from the Hebrew “empty”. What do you mean “empty people”? It’s like a brand new computer with new operating system — there’s nothing. It is normal for a small child. But when it mustache, but my head is still empty, this is stupid. He has brains, but he does not develop.
Another word used by Matthew, is “Moreh” — “mad, stupid”. It is the most offensive word. Such a person is not something that is “not smart enough”, he does not. It degrades not only human dignity, but also offends God, who created man and died for him. The person who humiliated the dignity of the brother, therefore, deserves death.
Christ offers the solution to the problem: “If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go first be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer thy gift” (Matthew 5:23, 24). If you hurt a man, ask his forgiveness and confess your sin before God.
Can God in some cases to justify the anger? The Apostle Paul taught, “be ye angry, and your anger do not sin: yeah the sun will not go down on your wrath” (Ephesians 4:26). That is, be ye angry, and don’t go beyond that your anger is not moved to sin.
The Gospels testify that Christ felt the anger, “And looked at them with anger, grieving over the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, stretch forth thine hand. He reached out and his hand was restored whole as the other” (Mark 3:5). Here mark used the word “Orgy.” The root of the word is the same as in Chapter 5 of the gospel of Matthew. This word is translated as “anger, indignation, rage.” The fact that there is anger at the person, and sometimes anger at the lawlessness. Being angry for the wicked deeds, you should not throw the anger on the unjust. It is worth remembering that sometimes we are better for their sinful nature. Christ died for us, and for those people who commit a manifest wickedness. Jesus condemns every selfish anger. The New Testament commentator William Barclay writes: “it is good to remember that he can not be called a Christian, who comes out from behind caused him personal insults”. So, hating sin, let us, following the example of Christ, love the sinner.