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The temple, a dilemma for the apostles


In the Sermon on the Mountain, Jesus is not presenting a new program for society, He is announcing the end of human society, i.e., the end of it as it was legally, economically, politically, and relationally ordered. Jesus never fights against the normal world order; He simply ignores it, which makes His opponents furious. One can almost find out what Jesus said by looking at the culture (world) and figure we did the opposite in most cases of what He told us to do. It is helpful to recall that the Temple is the personification of the system in one big structure. Jesus is leaving the Temple (Mark 13:1-4) and the apostles are still admiring the Temple—that is called sacred mythology—they are still rooted there, and Jesus has done everything to tell them that is not it. He said, “See these stones, everything will be destroyed.” He is saying it is all going to fall apart, so stop putting your trust in it. People cannot see what they are not told to look for, or expect to see. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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