Thursday, February 16, 2006

Jesus was a dissident

Jesus was a dissident
Originally uploaded by ericblauer.
Dissident: one who differs openly.

Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. -Jesus

Truth is sharp, it cuts and it exposes and it often comes out of someones mouth, in fact, Jesus describes His own mouth as having a sword coming out of it in Rev. 2;16.

My intent is not to harm someone personaly, so if you have been hurt by the posts here, that isn't my intent. But I do stand by the issues being raised here, even if the manner in which I may get the ball rolling is bombastic, it is still critical in my opinion.

The point of the posts are to engage the mind and nothing does that better sometimes than the fire of anger. I know that anger isn't pc in the church and we are all supposed to handle each other with mittens but I think fire can fuel massive shifts without leading to sin.

Anger isn't sin.

A whip has been released in the temple before

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools. (Ecclesiastes 7:9)

Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. (James 1:19-20)

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath. (Psalm 37:8)

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. (Proverbs 29:11)

In your anger do not sin. (Psalm 4:4)

Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry and do not give the devil a foothold. (Ephesians 4:26-27)

I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing. (I Timothy 2:8)

Make every effort to live in peace with all men. (Hebrews 12:14)

A quick-tempered man does foolish things. (Proverbs 14:17)

A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. (Proverbs 15:18)

For as churning the milk produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife. (Proverbs 30:33)

A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good. (Proverbs 16:29)

Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared. (Proverbs 22:24-25)

An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins. (Proverbs 29:22)

Wise men turn away anger. (Proverbs 29:8)

A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty; if you rescue him, you will have to do it again. (Proverbs 19:19)

But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother "Raca," is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, "You fool!" will be in danger of the fire of hell. (Matthew 5:22)