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Jesus was said to have acted violently against salesmen in church. Should we follow suit?


Matt 21:12 states that Jesus overthrew tables & drove salesmen & money changers out of temple. He was taking physical affirmative action against misuse of church. If we are to walk more closely in Jesus' footsteps, if we are to become more like the lord our saviour, should we not follow his example by being more physically assertive, and consequently more violent against injustice in Church? The next time someone begins sinisterly proselytising for money should we (in the spirit of Jesus) drive him/her physically out of church? p.s. Rhetorical question please don't actually get violent.

 

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    Real Life Stories (Joe Cook) 4 years ago

    You are mistaken. Jesus WAS violent. It says Jesus overturned the tables. Violence = physical force intended to damage someone OR something.


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    SparrowMinistries 4 years ago

    I like that saying, "How dare you!" Jesus wants us to know that we cannot pay for our sins. He did that for us. Or at that time was going to do it, but God exists outside of time and so Jesus' sacrifice was in effect even before it happened.


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    Edwinoel Tanglao 4 years ago

    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.

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    James (Ceegen) 4 years ago

    Voted up, and has my nomination for best answer. Very eloquent, and full of truth.

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    Real Life Stories (Joe Cook) 4 years ago

    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?


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    Mitch Alan 4 years ago

    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.