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Does anger = murder?
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Iamaparakeet
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07 May 2015, 12:39 pm

'"You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

' “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

' “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.'

- Matthew 5:21-26 NIV

So, is being angry at someone equivalent to murder Biblically?


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07 May 2015, 12:42 pm

Iamaparakeet wrote:
'"You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

' “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

' “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.'

- Matthew 5:21-26 NIV

So, is being angry at someone equivalent to murder Biblically?


It doesn't seem so in the quote you provide. It looks to me like the quote is saying that they both get judged, and pretty harshly, but it doesn't say they get judged equivalently.



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07 May 2015, 4:55 pm

Neither biblically or morally equivalent.

Also anger is an emotion, you have to act on it.

From my schooling in a Christian school (I'm a atheist), speculation on Judgement is itself a serious sin, especially a person's Judgment. Even the most heinous crime, speculation on their Judgment (with a capital J), must be avoided.



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11 May 2015, 1:15 pm

Yeah, I don't think it is either.


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13 May 2015, 6:04 am

No but just because someone is a non-murderer this doesn't mean they are a good person. Some non-murderers are in fact worse people than murderers.