Originally Posted by bendog
Jesus did advocate life away from the Temple. There was no synagogue. He advocated that Jews could approach God without going through the Temple, and that was one of the things that got him killed.
Thus the passages of Jesue scourging the money lenders as debating with the elders.
This is also one reason why i interpret that "through christ" you would find god. you wouldn't need the church to find god.