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How does John 2:16, "Stop turning My Father's house into a marketplace," pertain to churches today selling all sorts of things in the church?

 In the Temple area he saw merchants selling cattle, sheep, and doves for sacrifices; he also saw dealers at tables exchanging foreign money. Jesus made a whip from some ropes and chased them all out of the Temple. He drove out the sheep and cattle, scattered the money changers’ coins over the floor, and turned over their tables. Then, going over to the people who sold doves, he told them, “Get these things out of here. Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!” 
(John 2:14-16)

Clarify Share Report Asked February 10 2016 Picture 8 Vernon Jacks

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95 1 Jay Saunders

My opinion is the sacturary of a church is where this should not take place. That doesn't include other areas of the church period in my opinion. But always remember the Holy place and the real Church are the followers of Christ. Who practice righteousness not habitual sinful behaviour.

February 11 2016 Report

Mini Alan McDougall

This very same despicable practice is happening in nearly all the churches today.

Why the need for all these so-called Christian books usually sold at high cost and full of wild speculations,

Since when has the bible become lacking in knowledge and truth?

God Bless

Alan

February 15 2016 Report

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