Why didn't Jesus return everyday and turn the tables?

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  1. T Alan

    T Alan
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    Did this one time recorded happening change the practice? Or was Jesus marked as a "religious zealot". Were the "money changers" back to business the moment Jesus left? Would the Baptist with zeal have an equivalent action today that would mark him as a "religious zealot"?
     
  2. Marooncat79

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    Couple of points:

    1. If Jesus did this every day then he could not have fulfilled His ministry which was to "preach the Kingdom" see Mt 4:17 et al.

    2. Jesus most direct statements regarding His ministry are found in Mark 10:45 "For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many", and Mark 2:10 "But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins". See also, Mark 2:17 "When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance".

    3. Had Jesus done this everyday, He would have been arrested after the 2nd-3rd time and charged with insurrection by the Jews and immediately brought to trial which would have ended His ministry almost immediately. It would have seriously impacted "the business" of the money changers which would have resulted in a huge backlash.

    4. Yes, it was back to business as usual for the money changers.

    5. This was not a 1 time event, but did happen at least 2 times and possibly a 3rd. at the beginning of His ministry (John 2) and at the last Passover (Synoptic Gospels).
     

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