First Real Temple

The temple started out as the known universe, which was rightly considered the kingdom of God and Heaven. Human kind knew of nowhere that was not the temple. Here we are referring to the mentality that prevailed during what is considered the era of the Garden of Eden.

Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes would have you believe that life before so-called civilization was nasty, brutish, and short.

Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden vision though asks you to consider that food was right there, beautiful, delicious, nutritious, uncontaminated, free, plentiful, and without any human labor required. Also, no one was ashamed of nakedness. No Homo sapien was being wicked.

Selfishness Enters

Then the temple changed. People became wicked. Life in the garden disappeared. More and more food came to require labor or money. It is becoming less and less delicious, nutritious, pure, and plentiful. The land is being ruined more and more, generally speaking.

Slowly Coming Back

The temple went from the whole of the universe to set up altars. Altars were then enclosed in rooms and tented areas. The rooms and tents gave way to larger and larger buildings. Places were decreed as sacred, meaning other areas were less so.

Jesus Restores the First That is Real Temple

Then came Jesus

The temple came down and Jesus went up. Jesus became the temple. Jesus had told the woman at Jacob's Well that The hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. John 4:21

He also said, Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21

The temple moved to within every heart. The place of worship and that was sacred became everywhere those people and their spirit happened and happens to be.

The trend is back to the universe temple.

Right System Universe Wide

Jesus cleansed the temple. While doing so, he chastised them for having made the temple a den of thieves. He cast out everyone who bought and sold. He made no distinction between those who supposedly were cheats in the unrighteous money. All buying and selling was cleaned out. It is defiled. It is corrupt. It goes against the spirit.

Since the temple is now becoming universal, that house is also becoming universal. Universally, we are ultimately not to be engaging in commerce that is buying and selling rather than giving and sharing. Jesus was clear about giving and sharing. We are to change the system from commerce to giving and sharing.

Commerce and trade for monetary profit, as the capitalists refer to them, are evil in the eyes of Jesus and God.

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Tom Usher

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.