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Righteous Indignation

   We are supposed to feel righteous indignation when we see 
   something wrong.  God meant us to.  It is a sign of spiritual 
   health and a good conscience.  If we are so tolerant and broad-
   minded that we can watch wrong and feel nothing there is 
   something seriously wrong with us.  God himself feels angry 
   when he sees wrong and evil.  It was in righteous indignation 
   that he burned Sodom and Gomorrah to the ground.  And it was in 
   righteous indignation that Jesus threw the moneychangers out of 
   the temple.  If we were to see some bully brutally and 
   sadistically clubbing some child to death it would be natural 
   and right for us to be angry.  In the same way if we can sit 
   and watch immorality romanticized and glamorized on television 
   without feelings of anger and righteous indignation it is a 
   sign of spiritual sickness.  If we can sit and listen to 
   philosophies, viewpoints and attitudes expounded on the Merv 
   Griffin show that are in deep conflict with the teachings of 
   the Bible and Christianity and not feel anger there is 
   something wrong.  God expects us to get angry over wrong.  Not 
   only for our own sake but for that of others.  If a father 
   catches his child stealing and doesn't get angry about it he 
   does the child wrong.  The child needs to see his father react 
   in righteous indignation.  Only then can he respect and believe 
   in his father.  The child intuitively knows he did wrong and 
   anger on the part of the father is the only proper reaction.  
   Not to get angry is to condone.  Not to get angry shows a 
   perverted mind and heart.  The same would be true if the father 
   were to catch his boy lying, or using profane or indecent 
   language, or looking at indecent pictures. 

   Feb 1978

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