A Third Rebuilt Temple In Jerusalem Is Not Biblical

This End Times Deceptions Bible study will show that there is no Scriptural need for a rebuilt 3rd temple in Jerusalem.

Prophecy teachers refer to these passages to justify their explanation of a future 3rd temple in Jerusalem.

And since these deceptions are from the enemy, they create events in Israel to make it seem like they are going to build a 3rd temple, and they very well might.

But the Bible passages that these teachers are referring to have nothing to do with the end times or a third temple in Jerusalem.

Daniel 9

Futurists claim that Daniel 9:26-27 foretells an end times antichrist who will make a 7-year peace treaty with Israel, the 70th week of Daniel.

The peace agreement would supposedly allow the temple sacrifices to take place.  And after 3 1/2 years, the antichrist will supposedly desecrate the temple, to start 3 1/2 years of Great Tribulation.

But the 70th week of Daniel was fulfilled on time, after the 69th week.  Go figure! 😛

The ‘covenant‘ is not an end times peace agreement with the modern state of Israel, it is Jesus Everlasting New Covenant, which was offered to the Jews first, for seven years.   Here is a Bible study that proves that it was Jesus New Covenant.

And the “people of the prince” is not referring to an end times antichrist, but it was fulfilled by Roman Prince Titus, who desolated Jerusalem and the temple and the Jews, in 70 A.D

Here is a Bible study that proves that it was Prince Titus.

Here is a study that shows the fulfillment of Daniel 12, the Abomination of Desolation, and the fulfillment of the 1,290 and 1335 days of great tribulation in Judea.

The 70 weeks of Daniel prophecy only speaks about the rebuilding of the second temple, and never speaks about a third temple.

It speaks about the coming Messiah, and never speaks about an end times antichrist.

It gives a 70 week time frame and never speaks about a 1,987+ year time gap in between the 69th and 70th week.

Inserting those things into the prophecy is an abuse of  Scripture, as they are out of context with God’s Word.

The concept of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel and one-man antichrist, is the creation of the Jesuits in the 16th century; as they sought to deflect blame about from the Roman Catholic Church as the Antichrist beast of Revelation, the Little Horn of Daniel, and the office of the Papacy, the Son of Perdition.

2 Thessalonians 2

Futurists claim that in 2 Thessalonians 2 Paul is speaking about an end times antichrist who will sit in the temple in Jerusalem and proclaim to be God.

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”

So what does Paul mean?

Keep in mind that when the Apostle Paul wrote 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, the Jewish temple was still standing, as it wasn’t destroyed by the Romans until 70 A.D., so any reference to a physical temple would have been to that temple, not an end times temple.

To understand that, let’s look at how Jesus defined the word “temple.”

In John 2:14, Jesus spoke of the physical temple. The Greek word for the physical temple is hieron.

And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business.”

Then just five verses later in John 2:19-20, Jesus spoke of the spiritual temple. The Greek word for the spiritual temple is naos.

Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” But He was speaking of the temple of His body.”

Whenever Paul used the word naos, he applied it to followers of Jesus, the Christian Church, which is a literal temple, but not a physical building.

Paul is saying that the Son of Perdition would sit in the temple of God, that is, in the midst of the Christian church.

Instead of being an infidel who doesn’t believe in God, like so many pastors teach, the Antichrist does not reign outside of the Church, but in the very bosom of the Church.

Paul places the Son of Perdition nowhere else than in the very sanctuary of God.

The Pope sits (assumes a position of authority) as God in the temple of God,  proclaiming to be the leader of all Christians.

The Pope is called the ‘Vicar of Christ’ which means ‘substitute for Christ.’

He proclaims to forgive sins.

He proclaims that salvation is only available through the Roman Catholic Church.

He preaches a message of ‘salvation by works’, instead of through the blood of Jesus.

Here is a Bible study that proves the meaning of the temple in 2 Thessalonians 2.

Revelation 11

Futurists claim that John is speaking about a physical temple, when he says to measure the temple, and to designate the gentiles into the outer court.

 “Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple (naos) of God, the altar, and those who worship there.” Revelation 11:1

The ‘reed like a measuring rod’ is the Word of God, the Little Book of Revelation 10.

The Greek for reed or rod is “kanon” = canon of holy scriptures. Kanon is also translated as rule, or measuring rod.

God was telling Martin Luther, a Catholic monk, to use the Word of God to determine who was the true church, the Temple of God; and who was the false church.

When Martin Luther and others measured the teachings of the Catholic Church against the Word of God, they were able to see that it is the false church.

Here is a Bible study that explains the fulfillment of Revelation 11 and the Two Witnesses.

Ezekiel 40

The temple that Ezekiel envisioned has been fulfilled in the true temple of God, one that is not made with human hands.

God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.” Acts 17:24

Paul told us that we are the temple of God.

Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19-22

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.” 1 Corinthians 3:17

“And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them.I will be their God,And they shall be My people.” 2 Corinthians 6:16

John drives the point home when Jesus proclaims that people who overcome will be a pillar in the temple of God.

He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.” Revelation 3:12

An end times rebuilt Jewish temple with bloody sacrifices would be blasphemous.

Jesus is our High Priest whose blood atoned for all of our sins by His sacrifice.

If they ever do rebuild a temple in Jerusalem and restart bloody sacrifices, it will be a denial of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and a blasphemy to God.

Such a temple could never be called “the temple of God.”

Related Study: Antichrist In The Temple Deception

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Alan January 30, 2018 at 11:05 pm

If the third temple is biblical why god waited approximately 1950 years. After the making of the new temple the daily sacrifices will be restored to its former ways. This become against to the sacrifice of the jesus on the cross. The god never allow the making of the third temple. According to new testament we are the temple of god.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

Also prophet said that

Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?For all those things My hand has made, And all those things exist,” Says the Lord. “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word. – Isaiah 66:1-2…..

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David January 31, 2018 at 8:40 am

Thank you for sharing your insight Alan!

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Lisa Marie Duke January 29, 2018 at 11:17 am

We, the church body of believers are The Lord’s temple.

The church today is a mess. The abomination is currently standing in the temple and exulting himself as God in the church body (temple of The Holy Spirit)

The Lord’s last two prophets, His two witnesses, bring The Great Tribulation. It is the time of purification before The Lord Jesus returns. This event has not happened yet.

The purpose of The Lord’s two witnesses is first, to be witnesses. “Measure” means sum up, determine if the profession lines up with The Word in spirit and truth. How does the bride of Christ measure up these days? The Lord’s two witnesses are His testers (litmus paper people). Will anyone know them? How will they be treated? What will they witness? Two or three witnesses are required to bring any determination or decision according to The Word. Is the bride pure? Obviously, we can see the church is now married to the world. So, what needs to happen before The Lord Jesus returns?
The holy city are all who profess Christ. The witnesses trample the fruit. Reference Daniel 12, “many will be purified, but the wicked will do more wicked”. Matthew 24: The Lord Jesus tells His disciples of His return and the events prior to His return as well as references Daniel 12. Daniel 12 also speaks of 2 “others”, they are two witnesses. Revelation 7 speaks of the multitude who come out of great tribulation.

Revelation 11:

2….the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. 3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. 5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. 6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. 7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. 8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. 9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. 10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. 11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. 12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. 13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. 14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

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David January 31, 2018 at 8:51 am

Agreed Lisa, that we are the temple in which the Father dwells.

As for the Two Witnesses, they are the Scriptures and the Saints, both of which witnessed against the antichrist Popes of Rome during their 1,260 year reign of power from 538-1798 A.D.

The Popes had banned and burned the Scriptures, and persecuted the church of Messiah, causing over 50 million saints to be killed. They Witnesses were as good as dead in the early 16th century, and the Pope celebrated.

Then exactly 3 1/2 years later, Martin Luther posts his 95 Thesis which sparked the Protestant Reformation, and the church of Messiah came back to life with power.

The reformers translated the Scriptures into English and other languages, and with the advent of the printing press, the ‘Little book’ of Revelation, the printed Bible, was spread around the world, witnessing again.

Here’s a study that proves out who the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 are: http://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/the-two-witnesses-of-revelation-11/

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Ryan January 12, 2018 at 7:28 am

You say that no third temple needs to be rebuilt and that it isn’t biblical even though three different temples are described in scripture, yet….if you look at current events Israel is trying to rebuild their temple.

Revelations come true as they play out in real life. So unfortunately, while a good exposition, your position is incorrect due to what is actually happening in real life.

http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/push-to-rebuild-jerusalem-temple-has-earth-shaking-implications/

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David January 12, 2018 at 8:27 am

And what is the third temple Ryan? Is it not the assembly of saints; as Messiah is the cornerstone, the disciples are the foundation, and the saints are the little stones which make up the walls? Is that not the true temple made without hands, in which the Father dwells?

The enemy has created the narrative about the need for a rebuilt temple, with their false prophecy fulfillment explanations; so of course they are going to play that out, and cause the Jews to prepare to built a temple.

And look at how effective they are, for here you are proclaiming ‘what is actually happening in real life’, so they have fooled you with their false prophecy fulfillment explanations.

The point is that all of the prophecies that people cite to justify the need for a temple, have already been fulfilled.

The main one is the supposed future 7-year tribulation, in which the one-man antichrist enters the rebuilt temple.

But the concept of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel is a deception from the Jesuits of Rome, who created it to deflect blame away from the Popes, as the Protestant Reformers had rightly identified them as the Son of Perdition and the antichrist beast.

There is no future 7-year tribulation period, as the 70th week of Daniel was fulfilled on time, after the 69th week; when Messiah and His disciples confirmed with the Jews (for seven years) that He is the promised Messiah who ratified the everlasting covenant with His blood, as the Passover Lamb.

The seven years ended after the Jewish leaders stoned Stephen to death, marking their final rejection of their promised Messiah. Then the book of Acts clearly shows a dramatic shift, as the Gospel was also preached to the Gentile nations.

http://70thweekofdaniel.com

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Steve December 30, 2017 at 7:53 pm

Hello @ End Times Deceptions:
I happened across your website. I too am a 7th-day Sabbath adherent per the Bible, although I no longer consider myself part of SDA church based in Silver Spring, for a number of reasons actually. And not the typical reason SDA’s like to give when people leave their ranks. They ususally say he or she got their feelings hurt by somebody, boohoo. No, not that as I’m not that thin-skinned.
I simply on several fronts found that I no longer agreed with (some) of their DOCTRINE due to what they teach versus what the Bible actually says! I know that’s hard for deeply steeped SDA types to swallow but that’s just the way it is. I’m an Independent, Non-Denom. believer but not independent of the Word of Holy God nor independent of Elohim’s Spirit to guide me.

My question is one that I don’t hear a peep about ever from Adventist types, certainly not from any Silver Spring connected operations. How should we in your view, understand Ezekiel chapter 38? Many evangelicals interpret it to mean a coming attack upon the state of Israel by Russia (Rosh they say) and Gomer (Germany they say) plus Iran and Turkey. If it’s already a fulfilled prophecy then when and how was it fulfilled in history? If yet to be fulfilled then what does it portend to yet happen at some point either before the 1K period or after the millennium and before all the lost and Satan will ultimately
be eradicated from existence?

I don’t get it that such a stark prophecy in the Bible gets such short-shrift among Adventists? They’re as quiet as a church mouse concerning it. One could easily surmise that they’re trying to sweep something under the rug but their utter silence about it either way, speaks volumes in my estimation. Maybe just yet another reason added to the litany of reasons why I no longer felt at one with the SDA as an organization. Plus, they’ve gotten waaay too political even though they pretend they are not so. Don’t believe me. Just read the editorials written by their paid staff members in the Adventist Review online and you’ll quickly see they are much more in bed with the Democratic party regarding what they call the ‘social gospel.’ They should stay neutral in those areas but then that would be too much like doing it the right way!
Thank you.
Steve Simmons
mindanaopraiseradio@yahoo.com

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Benyahumiyn September 18, 2017 at 1:06 am

Beloved dont matter how many guns you or food you stockpile only trusting in YAHUAH(YA-HOO-AH) and accepting his son YAHUAH the MASHYACH is the only way you will not burn for eternity!!

The same people that fund
Black lives matter, Black panthers, and all other black organizations is the Zionists!! s-tan worshippers!!

The same group that funds kkk, skinheads and ANONYMOUS AND ALL OTHER HATE GROUPS ARE FUNDED BY THE s-tanists zionists!! s-tan divides and conquer!!

s-tan funds your churches, the school system, media networks and every other organization on the arets( the world)!!!

His plan is to get you and everyone else in this world to die in sin, any way he can!!

He is getting you to believe lies, scaring you, any other way he can he get you to believe a lie, he will do that!!

Only through the blood of YAHUAH MASHYACH you will have a opportunity to live with YAHUAH forever!!! If you expect him and walk im he commands and laws

He is going to start a race war, man made diasters( haarp and cern) civil unrest!! Take way the food and water Martial law!!

Kill billions!! Easier to control the rest!! Im telling you better pray to YAHUAH and seek him while he can be found!! Repent and be immersed in the name of YAHUAH for remission of sins!!!

And run out of your organizations and stand with YAHUAH!! He is not in any of those places you attending!!!

Wake up beloved!! Seek YAHUAH while he can be found!!! Praise YAHUAH!!!

Scriptures say there is one way to see get to enternal life, and that’s having your sins washed away by the blood of YAHUAH MASHYACH!!
But people teaching 10, billion different things!!

If the only one way, billions are lying to you!! One name. YAHUAH, that will cleanse you of your sins!! No other name beloved!!

Dont wait till judgement day to learn this, it will be too late then!!!
There is no 40,000, not ten million ways to YAHUAH only one!!
The MASHYACH YAHUAH!!!

Praise YAHUAH
Let no man decieve you!!
There are millions and billions of people spreading lies , decieving and being decieved!! 2timothy all chapters!!

Only one who has the rauch of YAHUAH will speak the truth in fear of the judgement we will face if we do otherwise!!!

Repent and believe and confess that YAHU died on the stake for the sins of the world and was raised three days later and has ascended to heaven and has been given the name of all names, YAHUAH !!

Be immersed in the name of YAHUAH for remission of sins!! And you sins will be forgiven.
Not saved for given. You will have that pardon when you repent in the name of YAHUAH !!

But he that endures till the end shall be saved! And he will send rauch of YAHUAH to help lead you into all truth!!
Praise YAHUAH!!!

Esp. 4:5
4one body and one Ruach, as you also were called in one expectation of your calling, 5one Master, one belief, one immersion, 6one YAHUAH and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 7But to each one of us favor was given according to the measure of the gift of Mashyach.

he that believes and is immersed in the name of YAHUAH shall be delievered!!
Acts 2:38, 1john ch 5
Look what he says in verses 16-20 thats why these d-momic people dont want you know his name!! Their is power in his name!!!!
Praise YAHUAH!!!
Mark 16:5-20

5And having entered into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right, wearing a white robe, and they were greatly amazed.6And he said to them, “Do not be much astonished. You seek YAHUAH of Natsarith, who was impaled. He was raised – He is not here! See the place where they laid Him. 7And go, say to His talmidim, and Kefa, that He is going before you into Galil. You shall see Him there as He said to you.” 8And they went out and ran from the tomb, and were trembling and bewildered. And they spoke to no one, for they were fearful. 9And resurrecting earlier on the first of the Shabaths, He appeared initially to Miryam from Magdala, from whom He had cast out 7 demons. 10She went and reported to those who had been with Him, mourning and weeping. 11 And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe. 12And after this He appeared in another form to 2 of them as they walked and travelled to a village. 13And they went and reported it to the rest, but they did not believe them either. 14Later He appeared to the 11 as they sat at the table. And He reproached their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He was raised. 15And He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the besorah to every creature. 16He who has believed and has been immersed, shall be delivered , but he who has not believed shall be condemned. 17And these signs shall accompany the ones who believe: In My Name they shall cast out demons, they shall speak with renewed tongues, 18they shall take away serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison it shall by no means hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall get well.” 19Then indeed, after the Master had spoken to them, He was received up into the heaven , and sat down at the right hand of YAHUAH. 20And they went out and proclaimed it everywhere, while the Master worked with them, and confirmed the word through the accompanying signs. Be it so YAHUAH!!

You need to be immersed in the name of YAHUAH forgiveness of sins!! With the blood of YAHUAH MASHYACH there is remission of sins!!!
Acts 2:21, 2:38, 22:14
Praise YAHUAH!!!

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Donna Young June 22, 2017 at 5:53 am

Annette, This seems logical as you say:
“I totally agree that yahshua taught that when we receive him we are the temple and that the Holy Spirit lives within us. That he was the Holy sacrificial lamb and by his blood we are washed clean. When we believe that we have the Holy Spirit we do not have to worry about translation he speaks to us from within and gives us understanding and discernment of what is to come. That we are to fear nothing because we’re under his power and jurisdiction. There are two sets of rules the ones who follow Yeshua and the ones who follow the ways of the world.”

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Annette April 11, 2017 at 5:24 am

The revelation of the rebuilding of the temple will definitely come to pass just as it is spoken of in the Bible or Torah. Reason being…
The majority of Jews clearly did not recognize Jesus as THEIR Messiah, and had him put to death. They did not recognize him as the Holy Lamb. They are still searching for their Messiah to come. They will build the temple as spoken in the Bible and start their sacrifices just as there Torah tells them to do so. The Antichrist will set in that Temple and Proclaim himself to be God. And many will be deceived. Not just the Jews but many Catholic Christians.
If it truly is the Pope that will sit on the throne the Catholics will raise him up after all they are ready call him the Holy Father. I totally agree that yahshua taught that when we receive him we are the temple and that the Holy Spirit lives within us. That he was the Holy sacrificial lamb and by his blood we are washed clean. When we believe that we have the Holy Spirit we do not have to worry about translation he speaks to us from within and gives us understanding and discernment of what is to come. That we are to fear nothing because we’re under his power and jurisdiction. There are two sets of rules the ones who follow Yeshua and the ones who follow the ways of the world.

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David April 11, 2017 at 8:52 am

Annette, the second temple was still standing when Paul wrote 2 Thessalonians 2. He was not referring to a physical temple in which the Son of Perdition would proclaim to be God. He was referring to the body of Christ, the true temple of God. The Pope pretends to be a part of the body of Christ, thus he sits in the temple. The Popes have already proclaimed to be God.

Pope Innocent III declared “We may according to the fullness of our power, dispose of the law and dispense above the law. Those whom the Pope of Rome doth separate, it is not a man that separates them but God. For the Pope holdeth place on earth, not simply of a man but of the true God.”

Pope Pius V blasphemed that “The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.”

Pope John Paul II said “Don’t go to God for forgiveness of sins: come to me.”

Here is a Bible study that explains the Antichrist in the temple http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/antichrist-in-the-temple-deception/

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