"Our Lord used the whip only once in His life--to drive the crowd away from His church."

This is a reference to the following passage from the Bible, a Western mythological text:

“In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.” John 2: 14-15