except for the part of Jesus and the moneychangers.
Jesus didn’t care that the moneychangers were influencing the value of the markets
He was upset because temples are for prayer, study, community and enlightenment,
not for the trivial pursuits of mortal finance.
“Render unto Caesar what’s Caesar’s” is what Jesus said when he saw the Roman coin, totally dissing the human concept of money.
And let’s not forget what he said about how hard it is to get the rich into Heaven.
In fact, the New Testament is almost all about ignoring worldly goals and instead focusing on the spiritual.
“Rejoice, and be exceeding glad,” He taught in “the meek shall inherit the Earth” speech because “great is your reward in heaven.”
h/t James Dornan’s facebook wall