Jesus Cleanses Temple

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:

Hank’s Prologue:

  • Hank mentions that we are in the midst of Holy Week. The gospels record Jesus entering the Temple area and driving out the money-changers, and those selling animals. John records Jesus cleansing the Temple at the beginning of His ministry. Matthew, Mark, and Luke mention Jesus cleansing the Temple at the end of His ministry. How do we account for this? The gospel writers present complementary narratives, not identical narratives. None of these writers even hint that Christ only cleansed the Temple once. Not every action Jesus took was written down.

Questions and Answers:

  • Can you clarify Psalm 139 for me? It says that all of our days are planned for us. How does God’s knowledge play into our choices? Could you recommend a book for study on this issue?
  • I understand the Nicene creed predates the New Testament scriptures. What scriptures were this creed based on?
  • How can I know if I have truly forgiven my estranged friend?
  • Two-thousand years ago when Jesus was on trial, were there other people besides the Jews who wrote about Jesus?
  • I don’t want to argue with family at a gathering for Easter. Do you have any advice on how to avoid this?
  • What message was Jesus wanting to convey during His cleansing of the Temple? Does this message have any application to churches today?
  • I am being pulled in two different directions regarding which church I should attend. Do you have any advice?
  • Have you changed you views on the nature of the elements in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper?

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