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The "Wrath of Christ"

Volnutt

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Just wondering about how God's attributes intersect with His timelessness, incorporeality, and dispassion. Even if God as an immaterial being can't be said to "get angry" in the same sense that we do, can't Christ's human mind be said to? Or am I falling into Nestorian thinking here?
 

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I welcome all correction, but as I understand it, it seems that you are going actually going too far in the opposite direction by suggesting it's Nestorian to believe that Christ couldn't get angry.

Christ's human nature means He has all of the properties of what it is to be a human, sin exempted.

He certainly did get angry during His visit to the Temple; however, his anger would be executed in such a way that it wouldn't be sinful, and wouldn't be out of His own control.
 
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Christ experienced emotions in his humanity. To say otherwise is Apollinarianism. That is, that Christ had a human body but only a Divine mind.
 

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Christ's human mind was always in full agreement with his divine mind, being in the same person. So he felt God's righteous anger as human anger. Men who are not God in essence but are deified by his energies may also feel the same kind of anger, as did the Holy Prophet Elijah.
 

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RaphaCam said:
Christ's human mind was always in full agreement with his divine mind, being in the same person. So he felt God's righteous anger as human anger. Men who are not God in essence but are deified by his energies may also feel the same kind of anger, as did the Holy Prophet Elijah.
Yeah, that makes the most sense to me. I guess I just don't understand how the passionless anger of God intersects with a human limbic system. But maybe we aren't meant to understand nuts and bolts like that.
 
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