One day my Pastor was annoyed in Church. I asked him later why he went to that extreme as God’s “love is not easily provoked”. He answered me and said that it was “Holy Anger” (Righteous Indignation)…Brothers is there something called “Holy Anger”?
Without knowing the details, it is impossible to speculate as to what provoked such a harsh response. However, while in the most rare circumstances – like when Jesus rebuked the Scribes and Pharisees – “righteous indignation” and anger can be justified, in most cases it is our natural flesh exercising influence over us and is a dangerous thing. If you search the New Testament for the words “anger” and “indignation” you will see that almost every instance of their use, even by Jesus disciples, was wrong:
Eph_4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Col_3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Rom 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
Rom 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
LOVE should always overrule, especially among the Church and saints of GOD.