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.
I used "synagogue" instead of "Church" becuase Jesus was a Jew. It was a modern term. IMO, Jesus' bout with the moneychangers was not over the irrelevancy of the Temple or an advocacy of seeking God solely outside of the Temple. It was a stern rebuke of the system and place that he thought was important enough to call "My Father's house."