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The Temple of God

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    Colleen Mostika
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    3. Matthew 21 : 12-14
    12 “And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
    13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
    14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.”

    “Temple. Body; the idea of Life, substance, and intelligence; the superstructure of Truth; the shrine of Love; a material superstructure, where mortals congregate for worship.” ( Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy p.595:7-10)

    Jesus was our example; the compound idea of Life, Truth and Love – the Way. He showed forth and expressed in words and deeds the living temple of God and his nature was completely pure. So, when false impure activity confronted him, he cast it out of the temple or his body of thought with the force of Truth. He purified and cleansed the evil that seemed entrenched by overthrowing the tables and seats. Truth casts out evil as nothing and not fixed or permanent. Jesus said that his house was a “house of prayer”(Matthew 21:13); pure spiritual consciousness communing only with God. But, these evil beliefs and activities had polluted it which he unhesitatingly cast out and destroyed with Truth and Love.
    The blind man, blind to material sense, was meek and perfectly receptive to being healed and the lame man made no use of physicality and was alive to being healed with the Truth. We can see and understand then, that Spirit is the source of all Life and not matter at all. To give up all material sense, false beliefs opens us up to be receptive to Truth and makes room for God’s pure thoughts which is our only Life, our body or consciousness and our loving and eternal home.

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    Michael Pupko
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    Very nice post on the Christ Truth and Purity overcoming error. Since the money changers etc. in the Temple were actually working for the High Priest it signifies that Christ Jesus rebuked to nothingness the highest form of evil; “Wickedness in high places”!

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