Matthew 21 (KJV): 12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
The house of the Lord became in many places a house of thieves and a house of insult to God’s few true children who fear Him and obey His commandments, it became a social club where thieves gather to exchange new ways of hustle from God and the state, and unfortunately many forgot the Lords examples in how to deal with thieves in His house (Body of Christ), I’ve seen with my own eyes how true children were insulted and humiliated in front of everyone, especially those from other backgrounds than Christian! Many their faith broke, I know an individual from a muslim background who use to preach was chased out by the bad treatment lake of true love and the bad examples that were shown to him, I saw how the faith disappeared bit by bit in his eyes and isolated himself into a closed capsule, he doesn’t even pray over food anymore, they come sing and dance and after the service go back to their restaurants and businesses stealing from the state by working “under the table” and not paying taxes! And when outsiders “none believers” come to the church for the first time these are the Christianity examples they see! The Lord worked hard to prepare their heart and bring them to Him.
Many unfortunately when asked about confronting this evil, they quickly throw it back to the Lord and say “Well, the Lord will deal with them not us”, amen that’s true but He’ll deal with them through His Holy Spirit through that live in us through us, they forgot that we moved from the physical to the spiritual, as we are the workers of the field husbandmen of the vineyard, the Lord handed and trusted us the field, He is the Head the King of kings and we are the body, it’s our duty to confront evil and wrong doing cast evil out of the church, He’ll ask us what we’ve done with His field when He returns.