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The Policy for the Future

Coming to Jerusalem the last time before the crucifixion, the first thing Christ did was to purge the Temple. Having expelled the corruptionists, he began to preach in the cleansed House of God. He had five types of hearers on that occasion:

The priests and ecclesiastics heard him, disputed his authority, and left him. - The Herodians and politicians heard him, tried to catch him in his words, and were dumbfounded at his wisdom - The Sadducees and free-thinkers heard him, tried to outreason him, and were convinced of his ignorance. - The Scribes and moralists heard him, confessed his knowledge, and applauded his skill. - Finally the common people heard him gladly, veiled their hearts, and later at Pentecost confessed him by the thousands.