If there is a passage about Jesus that I think gets the most attention for the strangest of reasons, it has to be the clearing of the Temple. People who have a hard time controlling their anger or lash out at others love to quote that Jesus got angry and physically turned over tables and threw the money changers out. The difference is Jesus was God and we are not. When we put ourselves in the God category, we can justify bombing abortion clinics and starting Christian militias to take back our country or cleanse the world of some race that’s different than ours. It’s ridiculous!
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.