Conflict in the Gospel of John

Friday, 01 Mar 2019

It must have been quite a scene. Coins were scattered. Cattle and sheep were running. Even the tables were overturned. And there, in the midst of this chaos . . .  Jesus. Jesus had entered the temple courts in Jerusalem and witnessed the crass commercialism of the people. There in the temple courts, bankers were charging exorbitant rates. It was a scam! A scam in the temple courts that Jesus disrupted with a whip and righteous indignation. The commotion caused by Jesus did not go unnoticed. News was quickly reported to the Jewish authorities, for that is what people do ...

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