First, I should note that the book of Judith was stripped from the bible by the Jews and Protestants, but it remains canonical by the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. But even if I control for the book of Judith, the bible is still very contradictory regarding god’s wrath. Let’s take a look at all of the other verses that disaffirm the others.
God’s wrath only lasts a moment:
- “For his anger endureth but a moment.” –Psalm 30:5
God’s wrath lasts 40 years:
- “And the Lord’s anger was kindled against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation that had done evil in the sight of the Lord was consumed.” –Numbers 32:13
God’s wrath is not eternal:
- “…I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever.” –Jeremiah 3:12
- “…He retaineth not His anger for ever, because He delighteth in mercy.” –Micah 7:18
God’s wrath is eternal:
- “…they shall call them the Border of Wickedness and the people against whom the Lord hath indignation forever.” –Malachi 1:4
- “Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” –Matthew 25:41
- “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal.” –Matthew 25:46
So there you have it. According to the bible god doesn’t get angry. But when he does, it’s cool because it’s only a moment, 40 years MAX!! It’s not like he’s mad forever. Ok, he’s mad forever.