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Jesus Money change anti freemarket

Someone pointed out a meme that was shared in a progressive woke religious group.   

This meme refer to Jesus clearing the Temple.  This is recorded in the beginning and towards the end of Jesus’ ministry; see John 2:13-17, Matthew 21:12-13, Mark 11:15-18, Luke 19:45-46.  Previously I have refuted a more extreme leftist appropriation of this narrative to justify riot; see my response here: Jesus’ actions at the temple justify the riots?

For this specific meme the question arises: Does Jesus driving out the money lenders from the Temple refute Free Market Economics?  I don’t think this should be used to justify progressive economic agenda and to do so is to misinterpret the passage.

Here’s my thoughts:

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