Q. Your explanation concerning the destruction of the Temple Mount when the Mount of Olives is divided makes perfect sense. All the pieces of the puzzle fit together and the river flowing from the south side of the Temple into the valley makes it impossible for the puzzle to be resolved in any other way.
Yet, I don’t see any other teacher of prophecy arriving at a similar conclusion. They all talk about the Third Temple being on Temple Mount (although they stumble at what to do with the Muslim structures and the river flowing from the south side of the Temple (which they do not so much as mention).
So, I have to ask — Scripture is so clear, so explicit, how is it that only you interpret the plain words in that way? Are there not any other teachers who have arrived at the same conclusions?
What about the geology of the Jerusalem area? I have read that there is a clearly visible fault line across the Olivet from east to west, and I understand that it is part of the African Rift Valley. It should be apparent, or discoverable, as it runs across Jerusalem north of Temple Mount toward the Sea. So, where are the other witnesses of this clear phenomenon?
A. Actually I’m neither the first nor the only one to believe that the Coming Temple will be built in Shiloh, not on the current Temple mount. After I came to my conclusions I researched them for confirmation and found that although it’s not a widely held view, it’s been around for at least 100 years, and there are several prominent prophecy scholars alive today who also believe as I do.
As for the geology of Jerusalem, there is a fault line running from East to West through the Mt. of Olives and the Temple area to the Mediterranean Sea. When King Hussein of Jordan had the Intercontinental Hotel built on the Mt. of Olives in 1964, engineers discovered the fault line running through the original construction site, which was directly East of the Temple Mount. They relocated the site to the south, desecrating hundreds of Jewish graves in the process, and built the hotel there. Today it’s called the Seven Arches Hotel.