Monday, February 24, 2014

The Future Jerusalem Temple in the New Testament

I still hear and read that the temple of God in Jerusalem plays no more role in the New Testament since its destruction in 70 CE. But the biblical text of the New Testament from three sources tells otherwise - from three major authors of the New Testament, all apostles, namely, Matthew, Paul and John as follows:

a)      Matt 24:15 “the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place, as was spoken by the prophet Daniel (let the reader understand).”

b)      2 Thessalonians 2:4 “He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.”
c) Revelation 11:1 Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told: "Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, 2 but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample over the holy city for forty-two months.

Let every word or matter be established by two or three witnesses.

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