God Is Not Angry

There is a common misconception about God. We constantly hear from people of various religions who say that God is an angry God, filled with rage and threatening to pour His wrath onto the world unless we follow a whole bunch of laws, and even then it will take quite some time for God to no longer be mad at us.

However, God is not angry. He is not filled with rage. While there are quite a few instances in the Bible that show God’s wrath, there are plenty of instances that show God’s love.

In John 13:34, Jesus says, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” Jesus was, and still is, filled with love for His disciples.

John 3:16 reads, “For God so LOVED the world, that He gave His only begotten Son…” (emphasis mine). He loved the world. In fact, He loved the world so much that He willingly sent His only Son, Jesus, into this world, our world. The Bible goes on to tell the story of a loving Son, Jesus, who willingly gave up His life to be murdered at the hands of the same people He loved for 33 years.

I don’t know about you, my readers, but I don’t think an angry God would willingly give up His one and only Son in order to save us from punishment.

He has commandments that He wants us to follow, but Jesus summed up all the commandments in two very simple commands: “You shall LOVE the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind…You shallLOVE your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend the whole Law…” (Matthew 22:37-40; emphasis mine).

This is only a brief glimpse of the love of God, and you can do some research on your own, but you can see that our God is not an angry God. He is a loving God, filled with compassion. He is waiting for you to love Him in return, because that is all He asks for. Like a parent who loves a child, all He asks is that you obey Him. That is how you show your love for Him: by obeying Him and following Him.

“We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”

4 thoughts on “God Is Not Angry

  1. dove124

    Yes , True , God is Love, that is why , He will throw a lot of disobedience children to the lake of fire and sad to say, you may be included with them.

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    1. I am not certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am not going to Hell nor do I know your eternal destination, my friend, but I do know that God has provided a way out. In the book of Acts, the newly Holy Spirit annointed Apostles told the crowd, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” It is our job to make the choice to believe in Jesus to be saved. If we don’t, then God will surely send us to Hell.

      However, belief is not enough. In his letter, James says, “You believe that there is one God. You do well. But the demons believe it and tremble.” The demons: originally angels, become demons for following Lucifer in his conquest for the throne of God and so cast from Heaven, condemned to eternal punishment in the life after this.

      So, not only must you believe, but you must make a conscious effort to follow and obey, seeking Him with everything you have. There must be a complete life change, which is the meaning of the word “repent”. It is making a complete life change, giving up the old and starting the new, the new only supplied by God.

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  2. dove124

    True, but that passage was in a future progressive tense. And FYI, believing is just the beginning in the way to salvation, it is not the entire salvation itself.
    and about”make a conscious effort to follow and obey” How can you follow and obey to what you don’t know of what you will obey ? cause you see, how can a person believe in HIM of whom they have not heard, and how shall they hear without a preacher ?
    And the most important of all is this ; And how shall they preach, EXCEPT THEY BE SENT?
    The question now is this: ARE YOU SENT BY GOD ? And I don’t think so. So , leave the preaching , sharing , to someone who is SENT by God. That is my advise to you.

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    1. I used a few passages, so you need to be more specific as to which passage you mean.

      As for what we will obey, that has been laid out for us in the Bible. Yes, His word may be hard to understand and even misinterpreted at times, sadly quite often, but it is clear as to what we are to do in order to begin a life in Christ.

      I do agree that belief is the beginning of salvation, but that’s it. It is only the beginning. We must be willing to take the journey with Jesus. “Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.” (1 John 2:6) It is not just about belief. It is also about the journey. If we don’t take the journey, if we don’t walk as Jesus did, and if we do not change like is commanded, then belief gets us nowhere. Again, I refer you to the Lord’s brother James who spoke of demons believing in God (James 2:19).

      Finally, as for the aspect of being sent and being a preacher, we are all priests and preachers by the benediction given by Jesus before He ascended, in reference to His disciples and still applies today: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you…” (Matthew 28:19-20).

      All of us are preachers and all are sent by God, yet we have different fields. As of right now, my field is my blog and the Internet. If God sees fit to call me to another place, I will follow His command.

      As one last point, I will ask that you do what you can to keep your typing tone to something less argumentative. I want this to be a discussion, not an argument.

      Thank you

      J

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