The stern and holy Christ, the indignant, mighty Messiah, the Messenger of the Covenant of whom it is written: “He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering of righteousness,” is not agreeable to those who want only a soft and sweet Christ. [What we see instead is] the fiery zeal of Jesus which came with such sudden and tremendous effectiveness that before this unknown man, who had no further authority than his own person and word, this crowd of traders and changers, who thought they were fully within their right when conducting their business in the Temple court, fled pellmell like a lot of naughty boys.
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About Aaron Armstrong
Aaron is the author of Awaiting a Savior: The Gospel, the New Creation, and the End of Poverty, Contend: Defending the Faith in a Fallen World, and Everyday Theology: Understanding the Ideas We Assume are True. He is a writer, speaker, and Brand Manager for The Gospel Project.