The Activism of Christ – Part Two

A brilliant, clear article about the real reason why Jesus drove out the money changers. Thanks, Philip!

Shepherding All God's Creatures

Jesus Casts Out The Money Changers
By William Hole
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For those who have not yet read Part One

 The Sellers and Buyers

In various Bible movies the temple marketplace has often been depicted as secular. We often imagine a scene where local people come to buy their groceries, tourists purchase souvenirs and market traders call out “two for the price of one, get them while their hot!” Contrary to popular opinion the temple marketplace was not a secular one. The principle items for sale were animals and birds for sacrifice. That is what “those who were selling and those who were buying in the temple” were trading in and it was those people who were Jesus’ first point of attack.

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