Passover Temple not being used for it's design
People travel to Jerusalem to pay temple tax and to sacrifice animals. Perfect setup for taking advantage of people. (We all do it when we need something fast and convient). So of course Jesus gets angry, but why? Bc the people were unfair? He would have acted that way even if they were being fair. He's saying the temple had lost it's purpose. Danger of doing the right thing for the wrong reason. Because of where the commerce was taking place, the Gentiles were being pushed out of the one place they had to worship.
Observation: not many people get bothered by God being mistreated, yet we get angry over worldy things all the time.
Koby Bryant was playing in a game and a ref made a call he didn't agree with. What did he do? Used a homosexual slur off color comment. He was fined $100k. The NBA was saying they wouldn't tolerate that language. But any player could have used God's name in vain and wouldn't have been fined a dime.
Our society gets angry over political incorrectness but anything religious can be stomped on. We as Christians are partially responsible. Why? It doesn't seem to bother us anymore. We lived in a more and more secular world every day.
Baptist preacher in Florida burned a copy of the Koran. When word was mentioned of that in Iran, riots and murders happened. They never say Mohammads name without a phrase of praise. That's what us frightening about Islam. They take what they believe far more seriously than Christians do.
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