neglected verses – John 2 15

Joh 2:15 When He [Jesus] had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables.

The picture of Jesus that most Christians embrace is one of love, smiles, and kindness. But this is neglecting the fact that Jesus literally whipped people in the temple. A grown man fashioned a whip, overturned tables, and drove other grown men out of the temple district. We really need to understand what this is saying and what it tells us about Jesus. Not all violence is wrong, and Jesus was no pushover.

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One Response to neglected verses – John 2 15

  1. Greg Perry says:

    We know from Him that it’s sometimes okay to take a whip and clear all the liberals out of the room.

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