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.
do you understand the jewish temple and priesthood?
Christ was the final Preist, thus making him the final and eternal path to God. Christ also resides in our hearts once you believe in who he is - i.e. invite him in. At that point, your body becomes a temple, and God dwells in you.