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No Temple For The Latter Days?

Published: September 17, 2006 (Originally published: September 17, 2006)
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I wish you to consider again your article on: The End Times According to Daniel, Part Two, Chapters 8-9 … with reference to Daniel-9 part of article.

In your writing you quote Daniel-9 reference “in a wing of the temple” yet shortly after shortening this to simply a ‘temple’. From this point on you take from this a (new) temple that will be built before the return of the Messiah Jesus Christ.

Your article says… First came 7 sevens (49 years) and then 62 sevens (434 years) for a total of 69 sevens or 483 years. At the end of this 2nd period their Messiah would be executed (literally destroyed in the making of a covenant) having received none of the honor, glory and blessing the Scriptures promised Him, and the people of a ruler yet to come would destroy Jerusalem and the Temple. Daniel-9 as you remember says “After the sixty two weeks the Anointed One will be cut off and have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary.”

This might appear to be a very small point to make of such importance, but both Old and New Covenant must be part of understanding “in a wing of the temple.” It is true that sanctuary might be considered as temple, however as Michael forewarns, the sanctuary destruction mentioned almost as afterthought saying “The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary.” Note also that the only rebuilding described by Michael is to be Jerusalem, and this all during times of trouble.

Again I remind you that ‘temple’ is an insert within this scripture not found in the original, and as read without this addition more correctly describing a construct that Archangel Michael says in this time of desolation (within a time frame God still calls the chosen as a people in rebellion) that will be destroyed. If New Testament is to be taken literally, God no longer resides in a temple made by hand or man, the temple’s of past being only a shadow of the temple in heaven made by God. The everlasting Temple described in Haggai 2:9 “The glory of this latter house shall be greater than that of the former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place I will give peace, says the Lord of hosts.” Scripture says that the second and third (rebuilt) temples were not as eloquent as the first being Saul’s temple.

Taken in complete, this “sanctuary” that will be destroyed by the abomination along with ending sacrifices, points not to a temple in which God resides, but very likely at a “wing of a temple” or outer area in a temple that God once did reside. The only temple this could possibly be is the remnant of Herods temple as yet in Jerusalem. Instead of a (new) temple in which the chosen atone for transgression and sin, Zech-13 describes the “saving grace” poured out by the Lord upon the chosen, so it will not be by “sacrifice” of man that cleanses the chosen people, but by grace of the living God. Yet this new ‘temple’ has become almost as important as the return of Christ.


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False Prophets And Carnal Christians

Published: September 17, 2006 (Originally published: September 17, 2006)
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My friend is a member of (a major Denomination) and her brother-in-law is the preacher of that church. Recently we were discussing the issue of Eternal Salvation and she pointed me to 2 Peter 2:20, “For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.”

While I realize this verse is discussing false prophets should my argument be that this verse is talking about non-believers? Isn’t it possible for a false prophet to be saved and just simply become a false prophet through deception? Her comment to me was that if a person returns to their sin and doesn’t turn back to God before they die, remaining in that sin always then surely they have lost their salvation. Is it true that a person that remains in their sin probably wasn’t saved in the first place or are they saved carnal Christians? Thanks so much, your website is a true blessing to myself and my family. Such wonderful knowledge and incredibly inspiring.


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What Is Tu b’Av?

Published: August 12, 2019 (Originally published: July 17, 2014)
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I have a question concerning the Jewish Feast Tu B’ Av. What do you know about this feast day? Do you know the date? With what we are seeing what is going on in Israel and the world I believe we are pretty close to going home. I am in full agreement with you on Rom 11:25 and the fulfillment of the Gentiles. I am pondering a feast day as event-driven just because we know our Heavenly Father works in a direct order. I would love your thoughts on this especially with shortness of time we are in.


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OSAS Ad Infinitum

Published: September 21, 2006 (Originally published: September 21, 2006)
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I can’t decide if you are right that we have eternal security, or if (another website) is right and we can lose it for bad behavior. If it does turn out that you are wrong, that is a terrible burden to bear.


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Old Testament Teachings On Jesus?

Published: August 12, 2019 (Originally published: July 15, 2014)
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Does the Old Testament teach that Jesus is God? Thanks for any clarification that you can give.

 


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The Major Prophets

Published: August 12, 2019 (Originally published: July 16, 2014)
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Am I correct in saying that three of the four Major Prophets (except Isaiah) came during the time of the Babylonian Captivity? Also, I cannot find any scriptures relating to how any of the four Major Prophets died. Can you help?


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Psalm 115

Published: August 12, 2019 (Originally published: May 8, 2012)

Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.

Why do the nations say, “Where is their God?”   Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases him.


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Who Are The Jews?

Published: September 17, 2006 (Originally published: September 17, 2006)
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Biblically, what’s the difference between the Jews, the Israelis, and the Gentiles? Are the Jews just from the tribe of Judah? Are the Israelis all those that are considered Jews and Gentiles in the bible? (personally, I do not believe so, but could use some help with solid answers, I’m a bit confused) Thank you SOOOO much!!