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Mitch Alan says
Efficient Admin says
Anything that prospers our faith sold outside of the church yet within the premises, is for ,me, still pleasing to the Lord, for it is used to glorify His Name.
Edwinoel Tanglao says
Voted up, and has my nomination for best answer. Very eloquent, and full of truth.
Jackie Lynnley says
You are mistaken. Jesus WAS violent. It says Jesus overturned the tables. Violence = physical force intended to damage someone OR something.
So many Christians trying to reason with you, Joe Cook. Why do you fight it? Have you ever actually read it? I'm thinking not, because that's just your perception of the story, not the truth. God bless.
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Civil War Bob says
Very good point.
Oscar Jones says
You are mistaken. Jesus WAS violent. It says Jesus overturned the tables. Violence = a physical force intended to damage someone OR something. Violence is never justified unless done by Jesus? Is that what you are saying?
Jesus' intent to overturn the tables did not constitute violence because he didn't do it with the intention of hurting anyone, or the tables. His intention was to make the point that they were misusing the temple and that's what was accomplished.
Ann - The definition of violence is not the intention behind the act but the act itself. If I punch someone with love in my heart - it is still violence. There's no way to get away from this - Jesus' actions were violent.
That's absolutely ridiculous. How can you punch anyone with love in your heart? Only righteous punishment can be like this, and there is only one who is righteous. If God didn't love us, He wouldn't punish evil... But He does. Just trust Him.
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Unfairly high interest, especially on a fellow Jew, was looked down upon...we are called to help one another...it was the amount and mindset of the interest that was the issue.