Are plans to build a third Jewish temple a good thing or inviting disaster?!

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The Temple Institute, Jerusalem

In September 2019, I visited the “Temple Institute” in Jerusalem. The Temple Institute represents growing numbers of people who look forward to the day when a new temple will be built upon the Temple Mount, and in which the animal sacrifices will again resume. The Temple Institute consists of a series of rooms containing scale model recreations of all the furnishings of the temple intended for use in a future Third Temple.

Before I entered the Temple Institute I was one of those Christians who had not really thought it through, and had a ill-defined idea that a third temple would be cool. After the 30-minute presentation that was given was over, I was filled with a sense of dread. I now think the building of a third temple could be a colossal mistake, one possibly dragging our world into global conflagration. When people who have not accepted the redemption which comes because of the shed blood of Yeshua the Messiah of Israel, take matters into their own hands, I cannot see any good coming from it.

Should Christians be Excited at the Prospect of a 3rd Jewish Temple?

Many believers are excited at the possibility of the Jewish Temple being rebuilt. There are some problems with this however...

  1. Though God gave instructions by the prophets of Israel, for building the first and second temples, there are no such instructions for a third.
  2. The fact that both the first and second temples were destroyed on the same calendar day 500 years apart, points to the fact that it was God who made their destruction possible.

So, if the building of both the first and second temples was at God’s express instruction, and if the destroying of both the first and second temples was because of God’s clear permission, who are we or anyone else to take it upon ourselves to rebuild it a third time without God's instruction?

Existence of a Third Temple Will Portend the “Time of Jacob's Trouble” is Near!

The world as it will be during the last days, as depicted in the Bible reveals that a 3rd temple will actually be standing at that time. Because of this, many Christians would love to see the temple rebuilt.

But if we read carefully we see no blessing of God upon such a third temple. Instead, the third temple in Scripture will become the center of what Scripture calls “The Abomination that Causes Desolation”. In other words the third temple becomes the opportune location for the world's last and greatest Antichrist to establish the cult of worship of himself.

“For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

Father Abraham received the promise that through his seed would come a myriad of children. When the promise tarried, Sarah and Abraham took matters into their own hands and the result was the birth of Ishmael. Soon after God began to fulfill his promise in the birth of Isaac, but the conflict between the children of promise and the Ishmaelites began and continues to this day.

The clear take-away from this story is if God will make it happen we do NOT do well to intervene in order to get God to act. God has described a new temple in Jerusalem in the final chapters of Ezekiel. But the size and dimensions of that temple make if clear it will only be built in the Messianic age. Building a temple now would be an attempt to do it man's way, not God's.

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