The Gospels – The Gospel According to John
Jesus clears the Temple
John 2:13-16 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. (14) In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers at their business. (15) And making a whip of cords, he drove them all, with the sheep and oxen, out of the temple; and he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. (16) And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; you shall not make my Father’s house a house of trade.”
Those who understand spiritual things know exactly the value of a Temple of God. Even more so One descended from God. These people had turned the Temple into a rowdy place where the urge for profit and greed reigned. The Temple of God is for His purest worship. To now turn it into a marketplace obviously would have galled such a One as Jesus or anyone for that matter who understood the real purpose of a place of Worship.
Some scholars have argued that they were selling things necessary for worship and that it was legitimate practice but the people who say these things have branded themselves to be incapable of giving any opinion on this matter. They call themselves scholars and as such examine the Word of God with the intellect which will never be able to understand God. By this very fact alone their opinions are not called for on these matters and it would be better if they kept quiet and not voice opinions on matters which they do not understand. The reaction of Jesus on this matter is proof that ever again these intellectuals are wrong.
It is actually unbelievable that these so-called scholars could dare to give an opinion suggesting that Jesus could be wrong in His actions. Unbelievable!