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Is It Right To Be Angry With Injustice?

  1. I have found myself reading less and less of the blogs on this site, but I just came across a line in a blog of one of my favorite writers on this site. "the only anger that is justified is when we are angry at the injustices suffered by other people." Now that sounds good, sounds commendable, but immediately I saw that it wasn't seeing the big picture. That statement is a statement that only seems to be seen through the eye of the natural, though sympathetic, man. It shows sympathy, and maybe empathy, but not the big picture, and therefore hastily comes to the wrong conclusion IMHO. Why should we be angry at the injustices of other people? Some could give a lot of answers to that, while others would just ask "You mean we shouldn't be angry with the injustices of other people? That's crazy, uncaring, unsympathetic, even 'unchristian'." I would reply "Caring, sympathetic 'yes', but angry? There is no point in being angry, but one can minister to victims of injustice.
    Let's take a look at the bigger picture. Let's take a look at reality, at the truth. The world is under a curse, Genesis 3:17. "...the God of this world (Satan) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,..." 2 Corinthians 4:4. "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this (ungodly) world, according to the prince of the power of the air (Satan), the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience;" Ephesians 2:2. God is temporarily allowing Satan to rule on earth (not from Hell, from which he will never 'rule'), deceive the world (Revelation 20:10), and do this without them even knowing it.
    He is not ruling in righteousness, in fairness, or in justice. We will not have a ruler who does so until Jesus returns to rule physically, visibly upon the earth (Isaiah 9:7).
    So seeing this is the present condition of the world, that it is ruled by an unjust, unrighteous, unfair, ruler (Satan), which God has allowed, seeing man (Adam & Eve) chose not to follow God, but in rebellion, listened to Satan through the serpent, followed him, making him their lord until their return back to God, a return which still left them with a fallen nature, which would be passed on to all of their descendants, except Jesus, why should we be surprised that their is injustice in the world? Why should we really be angry about injustice? If there wasn't injustice in the world, then it couldn't be true that we are under Satan's temporary rule. It might be true that mankind could bring justice to the world instead of looking forward to Jesus Christ to do this, but this is not true. Should we be angry with God for allowing the world to be the way it is presently? Many have chosen to do so, to the point of choosing no longer to even believe in the existence of God. He has told us in Isaiah 55:8 "My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways." The natural man will naturally be angry with injustice, "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto them; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." 1 Corinthians 2:14. God has chosen to curse this world because of man's rebellion to Him. He has chosen to let mankind see what the world would be like when they follow Satan instead of God. We see the injustice. If we should be angry with anyone it should be Satan, Adam and Eve, and ourselves, not God; but is that what God wants from us, anger? No! He wants repentance, a call from the unsaved to be saved, and for the saved to minister in love, not in anger.

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  1. AmusingMargaret
    I have grown disenchanted with this site, and have found myself visiting/writing less frequently. I never did like arguing just for the sake of spouting prideful opinions. But anything to do with justice/injustice catches my eye, so I wanted to read what you had to say.

    Justice is very important to God, it is mentioned over 500 times in the Bible. Righteousness and justice is the foundation of His throne (Ps 89:14); prophets cried out for it, priests ensured its application, kings and apostles were to carry out its administration. Jesus, Himself, called Justice the weightier matter, along with mercy and faith. (Matt 23:23)

    When the Lord saw there was no justice, it displeased Him (Isaiah 59) and He is angry with the wicked every day (Psalm 7:11). So…while I don’t think that it does any good to be angry a particular person for the injustice they dish out, but I think some righteous anger against injustice, in general, is needed.

    Just my personal opinion, but after repentance, and after mercy and forgiveness has been given, I believe that if Christians united and cried out for justice for all injustice poured out by the enemy, we would be living in a very different world.
    1. Greg Merrill
      We will be living in a very different world, but not until Jesus sets up his physical, visible reign on earth, the millennial kingdom. So for now, we deal with what we got, in love, in outreach to the lost, in the edifying of the body of Christ.