Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Moneychangers Are Destroying America

This Is exactly why Jesus chased
moneychangers out of temple.


By Pastor Chuck Baldwin

February 26, 2008


"And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to
Jerusalem, And found in the temple those that sold oxen and
sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when
he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of
the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the
changers' money, and overthrew the tables." John 2:13-15 (KJV)

The moneychangers of Jesus' day were the equivalent of the
international bankers of our day. With the consent and approbation
of the Jewish leaders, these bankers set up shop in the Temple. Their
purpose was to exchange whatever currency the Jewish worshipper
brought with him or her into Jewish currency, which would then
be used to purchase whatever sacrifice the worshipper required. Of
course, the exchange rates benefited only the bankers and Jewish
leaders (and Caesar, who collected a tax on the exchange, of
course). For everyone else, the system was nothing more than
legalized extortion.

When Jesus saw what the bankers were doing, He was incensed. And
throughout the Gospel narratives, this is the only occasion where
Jesus is recorded as resorting to violence. He made a scourge (or
whip) and drove the bankers out of the Temple by force and
destroyed their tables, along with their records, receipts, etc.

It is too bad that today's pastors and Christians do not share
Jesus' disdain for the current generation of moneychangers, because
it is the moneychangers who are in the process of destroying these
United States of America--and our pastors and Christians either
do not see it, or, if they do see it, do not seem to care.

It is modern moneychangers who bully and bribe our spineless and
greedy politicians (from both parties) into passing so-called "free
trade" deals such as NAFTA, CAFTA, and the FTAA, which have
all but destroyed America's manufacturing base and have put
millions of American workers out of their jobs. It is the
moneychangers who are the driving force behind the burgeoning
North AmericanUnion, which sacrifices America's national
sovereignty and independence.

Over the weekend, Dr. Jerry Corsi reported that a new North
AmericanArmy has been created, without the approval of
Congress or any mention by the American media. In World Net
Daily, Corsi reports, "In a ceremony that received virtually no
attention in the American media, the United States and Canada
signed a military agreement Feb. 14 allowing the armed forces
from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation
during a domestic civil emergency, even one that does not involve
a cross-border crisis.

"The agreement, defined as a Civil Assistance Plan, was not
submitted to Congress for approval, nor did Congress pass any
law or treaty specifically authorizing this military agreement to
combine the operations of the armed forces of the United States
and Canada in the event of a wide range of domestic civil
disturbances ranging from violent storms, to health epidemics, to
civil riots or terrorist attacks.

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