Fact, if there has to be a temple built in the future, then the kingdom of God would need to wait until after all prophesy in the bible was fulfilled before arriving.
Another Fact, before the 1900’s all Christian faiths believed that the return of Jesus and the culmination of this sinful world could happen at any moment.
You see, there was a paradigm shift. Now seventy percent of Christendom believes this temple needs to be built, destroyed, and suffering untold… on and on…
What would happen (God forbid) if Israel got destroyed… What would that do to the faith of those that believe that doctrine? And to the soul’s lost forever in that scenario?
Let’s take a look at scripture to see if we can point to a verse where this strange hermeneutical miss-interpretation could be found. This way you can judge for yourself.
Mathew 24, verse 34 Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Breakdown… You (not them in the future) this (not them in the future) ((((All be fulfilled))))
It’s almost as if he’s trying to tell us something!
Go back and see what Jesus had just told that crowd… the beast, the mark, the temple destruction… in the past?
Could the temple he was referring to be the one that was in front of him and not one thousands of years in the future?
Another biblical clue to the pool of thoughts on this topic is found in the book of revelations. There we see seven letters wrote to seven churches nearby, and a scroll that contained apocalyptical language. The scroll was unsealed because the time was near. (it’s been 2000+ years since that scroll was released)
Do you remember another scroll in the Old Testament that was sealed for 600+ years because it was not time?
Are you absolutely sure that you have all the information you need on this topic? Because there is a whole lot more to be said about it.
Please feel free to comment.