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Thank for your hard work and for info we need to continue our path to the kingdom. A friend and bible student sent me this article on the Third Temple. Thought you might like to see this article about the Sanhedrin seeking help from Putin & Trump to build the third temple.
Knowing that the ac will sit in the temple at his being cast of of heaven as per 2 Thess. 2:4, do you feel that the temple he will sit in is a physical temple or the spiritual temple of the many membered body of Christ as per 1 Corinth. 3:18.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Edward and you are very welcome. I am really not a big fan of that site Edward and that is one of the reasons I left out the link. We have posted their content in the past, but have since ceased from doing so. I also could not verify the claim anywhere else. Unfortunately, there are many sites out there seeking “click bait” where they throw up flashy headlines to draw in viewers. Unfortunately, the validity of the headlines of those types of sites are rarely true. That may or may not be the case here, as I said, I just could not validate the claim.
I do not believe there will ever be a third temple constructed and if there is it has nothing to do with our Father. Remember, Christians go by the name of Christ, we go by His Name (Isaiah 43:7). Those of the Sanhedrin do not go by the name of Christ, they are not Christians. Further and as you already pointed out it is a spiritual or symbolic temple. Please turn your Bible with me to,
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
16 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”
17 “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”
As God’s Word clearly points out, we, God’s children make up this temple in part. A physical building is not a part of prophecy, that is certainly a false teaching that places a certain group of people above those who actually follow Christ. We do not follow and seek out other “religions“, we follow Christ and seek out His Word including the prophecies found within it.
Please turn your Bible with me to,
12 “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”
These are the Words of Christ. Those who overcome the Tribulation of Satan and those who have lived before us who have been found worthy “shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years,” (Revelation 20:4-6). Of course that one thousand year reign of Christ we are speaking of begins at the end of the Tribulation of Satan. Let me ask, what was the title of those found to be worthy? To be Priests of God and of Christ, to be Pillars, to share and teach His Word with those who did not take part in the first resurrection as these Priests did.
One more verse.
22 “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.”
The Lord God and Christ who is the Lamb are the Temple that will be found in New-Jerusalem and those who overcome will be the Pillars of it.
Why did God allow other religions?
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Thank you for the question Antonio.
God has allowed free will in this age of flesh we find ourselves in. In The First Earth Age man lived in their true bodies which are our spiritual bodies that never get sick, old or die (1 Corinthians 15:35-55). In that age Satan’s Sinned by rebelling against God and that brought about this age of flesh where we are born innocent in order to make up our mind who we will follow God or Satan.
It is due to free will in part why we have false gods and religions. God has given us free will to make our own decisions. God cannot stop every incident that occurs in the world that does not go along with His Word. If that were the case, He would keep people from sinning and if they did not make up their own mind their selves, how could God ever Judge them? They have to make up their own mind, then they can be held accountable for their actions, good or bad. Rewards for the good actions and punishment for the bad actions (Revelation 22:12). Remember, this is Satan’s world, he has power over the kingdoms of the earth and Satan controls what our Father allows him to control (2 Corinthians 4:4, Matthew 4:8-9).
Think about that for a moment. God’s arch-enemy, Satan had free reign over the earth for thousands of years until the time of Christ. While we cannot document it directly, if we apply common sense I believe we can come to understand it was Satan and his angels who are the cause of false religions. Satan was certainly not teaching God’s Word during his time on earth that is certain, so naturally he was spinning webs of lies and deception with the various cultures of people across the globe. Imagine the lies Satan and his angels planted while they were physically on earth, not being confined to just their spirit, but actually on earth in their true bodies.
Most religions can be traced back to ancient Babylon in one fashion or another. Then we have other corners of the globe who also share many commonalities of their belief structure with those on the exact opposite side of the world. How could that be possible? How is it possible that there are pyramids all over the world? How could this be unless someone was either helping them or guiding them?
If we look to South America we can find a false god known as “Quetzalcoatl” (meaning) the “feathered serpent” god who was described as a white man with blonde hair and blue eyes. Who is the serpent? It is Satan of course (Revelation 12:9). Could Satan actually be this “feathered serpent god“? That is certainly something to consider. Quetzalcoatl dates back to the early first century BC and the account has it that he suddenly appeared and just as mysterious he disappeared as well promising to return one day. Quetzalcoatl is also associated with the “wind god” and he was worshiped by the ancient tribes of south America. “Feathers” are the natural symbol of flight which takes place in the “wind“.
If we read Ezekiel chapter 1 it becomes quite clear Ezekiel was describing to us an aircraft. We do not have a Bible study on this subject at this time so I will only leave the thought with you for now. However, I feel it is absurd to think that man can have not only aircraft, but aircraft that can take us to the moon and back, but our Father does not have such technology? Of course He does. So the question then becomes, if our Father has this technology, then it would be most certain Satan has the capability of using it as well providing him with the ability to navigate the “winds” above the earth.
Speaking of flight, the Nazca tribe of Peru etched giant figures into the earth called “geoglyphs” that can only be identified from above the earth (these “geoglyphs” range in size from 150-1000 feet, video tour). These “geoglyphs” date back to the first century B.C just as “Quetzalcoatl“. Ask yourself, why would a people carve out giant images in the earth that can only be viewed from the air when no one could travel through the air at that time… Or could they?
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