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    Christian Disciplines / by Oliver

    There are four accounts of the story of Jesus and the money changers, one occurs in Matthew 21:12-13, the second is Mark 11:15-19, and the third account is in Luke 19:45-48, and the fourth in John 2:13-22.

    All four of these accounts although they are written by different people, but all communicate the story in a similar way

    The story begins with Jesus entering the temple and being upset with what is going on in the temple he overturns tables and drives out those who are buying and selling.

    In the temple courts he [Jesus] found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle;

    he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, 'Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father's house into a market!'

    What upset Jesus was the money changers who were cheating people at the temple. Cheating people is wrong but at the location of the temple upset Jesus since this place was set apart for the presence of God

    Because each of these accounts was written by different people each one shows a different perspective on the situation that is happening. Matthew, Mark, and Luke quote Jesus as saying

    "He said to them, 'It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you make it a den of robbers.' Matthew 21:13

    John quotes Jesus differently saying instead Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. John 2:16,19

    This does not mean that any author wrote the story down wrong but instead, John is bringing a different perspective.
  • Kyle Gundert - in Reply
    Very very good. I believe I just had Revelation, when the Holy Spirit took hold and every man could hear The Word in his Native Tonge.

    What if When Jesus spoke at times the Disciples heard him in their own Native Tongue, I know Gods power over reality and I know The Word may have been supernatural in many more ways than one

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