Is The Church The Rebuilt Temple?

Q. Can you please give us your opinion on a well known archaeologist who claimed that we the Church are the re-built temple?

A. I didn’t know this person thought we are the rebuilt Temple, but I don’t agree. Paul said that during the Church Age the Body of Christ serves as the temple of God in the spiritual sense (1 Cor. 3:16). But after the rapture it will be a different story. In addition to numerous mentions of an actual Temple that hasn’t been built yet in Ezekiel 40-48, the Bible mentions a temple in Daniel 9:27, Matt. 24:15, 2 thes 2:4, and Rev. 11:1. All these references have to do with a literal temple in the end times, beginning with Daniel’s 70th Week and continuing into the Millennium.

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