Third Jewish Temple: The Temple of God?
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
THIRD JEWISH TEMPLE: Part One
WILL A TEMPLE BUILT WITH HUMAN HANDS BE CALLED THE TEMPLE OF GOD BY THE BIBLE?
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”
–1 Corinthians 6:19
“And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
–2 Corinthians 6:16
Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses, And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
–2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
–2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
The Temple of God:
What is it?
Is the Temple of God an end times Third Jewish Temple rebuilt on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem?
What do Modern Prophecy Teachers say about the Temple of God?
What does the Bible say about the Temple of God?
A popular teaching that has taken hold in the end times church–especially in the English-speaking world–is that the Jews will rebuild their temple in Jerusalem. This Third Temple will to be rebuilt on the Temple Mount.
This “Third Temple” (it would more accurately should be called the Fourth Temple, but more on that later) is the subject of many words in many books, many charts and timelines, as well as the basis for much of the teachings that circulate in the Christian Church about the time immediately preceding the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
An entire eschatology has been erected around the appearance of this Third Temple–this temple of God–in the end times.
But, is this the case?
Where did this teaching originate?
What does the Bible teach about the temple of God?
If the Jews were to rebuild a temple in Jerusalem, would this be the temple of God?