Bible Contradictions #3: Does god get angry?

Does god get angry? The bible wouldn’t have us know. It’s all over the place on this one.

Bible contradictions 3

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.

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9 Responses to Bible Contradictions #3: Does god get angry?

  1. Contradiction arises when the infinite God stoops to level of finite man.

    It’s really absurd to assault the Bible when what we have here is a failure to communicate.

    • rayanzehn says:

      The bible should be ‘assaulted’ for that very reason.

      • David says:

        Absolutely. We are talking about the inspired inherent word of God. It should very much be assaulted, put under the microscope, challenged and not just accepted at face value. Thank you Rayan for giving me such as a new believer in the word of God more material to rightly divide.

        Your suggested contradictions all come off well from an unbelievers standpoint, but each time I get into the word, my faith grows tackling these contradictions. Bible contradiction #2 is almost done publishing. I can’t wait to begin work on #3 :). I hope you enjoy the presentations, and maybe someday I will have shined enough light on the word, you to, may find God in them.


  2. Hi there! Thiis article could not be written much better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept preaching about this. I’ll send this article
    to him. Fairly certain hhe will have a very good read.
    Thank you for sharing!

  3. David says:

    Bible Contradictions #3 is in 🙂 Hope you enjoy.


    P.S. At first I was making these videos just for my youtube channel for educational purposes and was keeping you for the most part anonymous, like in the first video I believe I said some atheists have said, with the extent your name appears on the image you created. Now I have began to reference you directly in the rebuttal. Is that fine or would you like me to try and keep that in a generic sense? Also how do you pronounce your name? Is it Ray-an Or Rie-an? And Zehn as in Zay-n or Zie-n?

    • Rayan Zehn says:

      You can refer to me directly. That’s cool with me. My name is pronounced like ‘Ryan’ and ‘Zayn’ (like the German for 10).

      • David says:

        Hey Rayan, when you’re finished with your article could you link/mail it to me at or so I can read it?

        I am trying to get the animations out asap at least one every few days but as part of the Bible Contradiction refuted series I launched a Ministry via youtube so I get caught up with side projects, sermons and the like.

        I hope you don’t feel Bible Contradictions #3 was a cop out, but I am unable to speak for all religious texts in history. If I were to do that I would be defending the Catholic Bible, Mormon New Testament and even the Quran. I am defending the faith purely from a KJV standpoint as I feel even in its current “cannon” the NIV (None Inspired Version) and ESV (English Satanic Version) both have to many contradictions and wrong interpretations in them. They are misleading at the very least and directly attack the deity of Christ.

        Also I am but a babe in Christ, and have only been a “Christian” less than a year now, so all of the contradictions you propose I have to get into the word and do some serious reading to better understand whats going on. The fleeing women for example I had to read the 4 resurrected accounts like 20 times just to get a good picture of the events. Spread sheets came in handy 😉

        Any who back to the drawing board with me.


  4. David says:

    Never mind, just saw on your main page. Nice read, I linked your atheistpapers on my facebook. All though you and I may not make this an on going debate, I hope it will give the viewers a jolt, get people thinking and speaking, debating on God again. Kind of feels like the subject is mute in most peoples minds. It was in mine for a long time at least.

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