Q. I was wondering how you consider Christians ought to stand on the matter of the rebuilding of the temple. Does the rebuilding represent a truly good thing that Christians can support? Could Satan’s strategy be to have the temple built at the centre of the earth in Jerusalem so he can usurp the LORD and take His place?
A. As Christians our desire to see the Temple rebuilt in Israel is two fold. First it shows that the time of Israel’s redemption is drawing near and second it shows that our departure is even nearer. The Bible says that Satan intends to use the Temple for his own purpose, but he’ll be defeated and it will ultimately be used for the glory of God.