Jesus didn't go to church, he went to temple. He'd be more at home at the local Synagogue than the local Christian Church
You are confusing your terms......<br />
First off, the money-changers served a real need at that time; you had to have the money you had converted to the local money in order to donate...<br />
So to me, that means the whole story of his turning over the money changer's tables would have no meaning at all; they were just providing a SERVICE so that others could worship.......<br />
It'd be like someone destroying an ATM machine that gave you money to pay for a restaurant meal or for some other purchase.......<br />
To me, one of the most mystifying stories in the bible!!!!<br />
And how could they be a 'den of thieves' when all they were doing, again, was providing a service to the temple goers??????????
THESE SO CALLED CHURCHES ARE THE SYNAGOGUESOF SATAN. THE HOUSE OF YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS YOUR BODY. HAVE YOU MADE YOUR SOUL A DEN FOR THIEVES(such as hate,violence anger, abuse,sedition,liars and such the like that they that DO such things shall not inherit the kingdom of GOD!
Sorry kid...Jesus taught INSIDE the synagogues as well as around town and in the country.....<br />
He had a lot to say about the religious leaders of the time....to their face but He did not call them thieves...it was the merchants <br />
You forgot the part Jesus said about My father's house being a house of prayer....<br />
He was cleaning house not tearing it down.
Money is power. Some people just never get enough.
To follow your line of reasoning there should not be a church since someone has to pay for the building, utilities, etc? You could meet in homes as they did later in the second century with no paid minister. Although the shepherds of the flocks in the early church were paid by the members. You say you're a Christian and are infuriated by churches that follow the Biblical commandment of Jesus to witness to the world and make disciples?
beware all real (and made-up) religions
i went to a "marrige vow" renewal at a catholic church. It happened to also be "stewardship" (that's catholic for money, money, money). They were asking everyone to increase their giving by 3-5%. "So the average person gives $40 a week that would be a couple of bucks say $42-$43 per week. We understand if you can't, but please take a look at the budget and see all the good we do." then the priest talked about loosing his retirement account. I thought they took a vow of poverty??? I was then told that that was just the nuns. Lovely.
yes and not to forget that this money is also tax free :-)
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