(John2:16-17) And to them that sold doves he said: “Take these things hence, and make not the house of my Father a house of traffic. And his disciples remembered, that it was written: The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up. [(Ps69:9) “For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up: and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.”]
Then his disciples remembered, that it was written: “The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up.”; because by this zeal of God’s house, the Lord cast these men out of the temple, brethren, let every Christian among the members of Christ be eaten up with zeal of God’s house. Who is eaten up with God’s house? He who exerts himself to have all that he may see happen to see wrong there corrected, desires it to be mended does not rest idle: who if he cannot mend it, endures it, laments it……. Therefore, let the zeal of God’s house eat thee up every Christian, zeal of that house of God of which he is a member. For thy own house is not more important than that where in thou has everlasting rest. Thou goes into thy own house for temporal rest , thou enter God’s house for everlasting rest. If, then thou busy thyself to see that nothing wrong be done in thine own house, is it fit that thou suffer so far as thou can help, if thou should chance to see aught wrong in the house of God, where salvation is set before thee and rest without end? — Augustine
paintings of the Cleansing of the Temple :
At the time of the Reformation, this story symbolized Luther’s condemnation of the sale of papal indulgences. For this reason it was popular with painters from Protestant countries. [http://www.jesus-story.net/painting_cleansing.htm]
Yes, protestants like to imagine their heretic as a great religious leader and reformer.
But following; unpersuasive, unsound arguments before the “College of Bishops” at Worms Germany, he posted his 95 Thesis (complaints), and abandoned the True Faith. Later he attempted to excite the King of Germany, against the Pope advocating his apostasy and join the various kings & queens in northern Europe, in the rebellion “ALL THINGS CATHOLIC”, thus the name “protest tant”. Over the years, Prior to his October 31, 1617, Day Of The Dead (Dia de los Muertos), Luther had been sanctioned on many occasions, ordered to STOP using his illegal liturgy. ( in further disobedience to his Holy Order VOWS.) (1) (2)
Today, we are to believe the tale is, Luther broke his vows over church abuses (“selling of indulgences”) Indulgences – In this Luther denied these Authoritative Truths of the Church; 1) Power of binding and loosening, CCC#976 CREDO, 2) Purgatory exists CCC #1030-32. And What? over priests taking alms from the rich? (dogma?) Truth is documented in Synods and Councils of the age. Luther broke His Holy Vow to God in his Priestly Duty (unexcused), Obedience to Superiors and Celibacy, and is A Protestant Icon! ….
(1) following Vatican II, the Body of Christ, has undergone another bout of “Liturgical Abuses” from heretical priests in the (USA) Church. Our Pope Benedict XVI, labored tirelessly during his reign, Attempting to correct. …CityofGod.blog
(2) #444…Mystical City of God – Most High to Venerable Sister Maria- Agreda, “Before taking vows, the choice of his ways was in his own hands; but having obliged himself up to God in his superiors, The whole ruin or salvation of souls depends upon the use of their free will”…. ( said of ALL Religious, mostly priests)