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The Current Cowardly Church Needs a Mega Dose of the Rebel Spirit

Andy440 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 9:22 AM
Jesus threw the money-changers out of the Temple, not because He had a strong infusion of the 'rebel spririt', or because He was a non-conformist against the established order. Jesus threw them out because they were dishonoring His Father by making His Father's house a house of merchandise.
AMBRO Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 6:39 PM
Historically the money-changing and sale of sacrifice animals in the Temple was run by the family of the High Priest with shekels going to him and his family, the priests and the legion of Temple employees. Whatever your viewpoint on Jesus, he knew a racket and a corrupt bureaucracy when He saw one. And took direct action. Possibly a role model both secular and religious for our time?? Naaaaaaaaaah!!!

Whenever the ends of Government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the People may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new Government; the doctrine of non-resistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind. –Declaration of Rights, Maryland

Unlike America’s original rebel Christians who dumped the Brits’ taxed tea into Boston Harbor and told King George that he could kiss their King George, today’s evangelicals, I believe—especially the dandy ministers who love to be loved—would have...