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How Can a Perfect God Get Angry?


If Jesus be God and is morally perfect, then how do you explain his overt anger in the New Testament? Further, if wrath is a sin that what about the many passages in the Old Testament where it speaks about the wrath of God?


Jesus is a divine Person. He is the Divine Mercy and the Divine Justice. Often the issue with human anger is that it takes unto itself that which belongs to God (see Deuteronomy 1:26-46; Joshua 7:1; Psalm 2:1-6; and Zephaniah 1:14-15). However, in this case, we are probably also talking about righteous indignation. There is a difference between an irrational emotion and that which emerges from a sense of justice and goodness.