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

113 thoughts on “A Third Rebuilt Temple In Jerusalem Is Not Biblical”

  1. We will need to see what the Father does with all of this. Jesus Christ will clarify One Day everything. All lies will be exposed. Nothing hidden! Pastor Chuck Baldwin has also done amazing work in all of this. (Pastor Chuck Baldwin, Liberty Fellowship, Montana). I truly believe the Holy Spirit will start convicting the True Set Apart Church soon.

  2. Don’t you think they will at least try to build a false temple and reinstitute the sacrifices. Waiting on the ashes of the red heifer they had imported from the US

  3. there is not only
    Paul who in several places mentions participating in the sacrifices but also Yeshua himself taught,

    “So if you are offering your SACRIFICE at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your SACRIFICE there before the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; THEN COME AND OFFER YOUR SACRIFICE!!!” Matthew 5:23-24

    He never taught against it!!! Quite to the contrary he emphasized the need to get your heart RIGHT before
    Offerring it….

    And of course there is

    Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them. For I tell you truly, UNTIL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS AWAY, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
    Matthew 5:17-19

    The temple is a central part of the LAW!!!!

    INTERESTINGLY the order of events laid out in Revelation say that AFTER HEAVEN AND EARTH have passed away only in the NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH- ONLY then there will be no TEMPLE…

    Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more….. And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the YHVH ELOHEI the Almighty and the Lamb….Rev 21:1 & 22

    Exactly in fitting with the words of Yeshua it is only AFTER HEAVEN AND EARTH HAVE PASSED AWAY that the temple ceases to be!!!!

    In fact in the lead up to that remember there is the 1000 years during which our Messiah King comes and all the nations will bring their sacrifices in!!! To where will they bring them? Who will administer them? Who will provide for those administering them!?

    Zechariah and Isaiah both speak of this….

    I will bring them to my holy mountain of Jerusalem and will fill them with joy in my house of prayer. I will accept their burnt offerings and sacrifices, because my Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations.
    Isaiah 56:7

    Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King, the YHVH of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Booths…..

    On that day, HOLY TO THE YHVH will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the house of the YHVH will be like the sprinkling bowls before the altar. Indeed, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to YHVH of Hosts, and all who sacrifice will come and take some pots and cook in them. Zechariah 14:16 & 20

    And of course there is all of Ezekiel 37 which goes on to describe a temple, and teh Messiah as a man who even has flesh and blood sons!!!! And allots him a portion of land!!!! Now there is a foreign thought to us as Christians!? So if the Messiah is going to be offerring sacrifices and eating and having sons…. Which are clearly different than his servants….(Ezekiel 46:16-17) So how can we understand these things?

    • Aja, a temple in which animal sacrifices take place is an abomination as it denies the one-time sacrifice of Messiah. There will be no rebuild temple for that reason.

      The Father does not dwell in earthly temples. The physical temples pointed to the spiritual ones. The physical city of Jerusalem pointed to the Ekklesia of Messiah, called Holy Jerusalem in Revelation.

      Messiah is the cornerstone, the disciples the foundation and the saints the stones that make up the walls. This is the temple made without hands in which the Father indwells.


      • But for the JEWS, atonement can ONLY be achieved by sacrifice! So why wouldn’t they construct their Temple? Christianity isn’t the only religion in the world, you know?

        • Shayne, atonement by sacrifice is declared in the Bible. The same Bible says that the promised Messiah came to atone for all sins as the Spotless Passover Lamb, so that animal sacrifices are not necessary anymore. So what the Jews are trying to do is contrary to the religion of the Bible and God.

          • You are correct that animal sacrifices for atonement wouldn’t have to be made anymore, but everyone seems to forget there is a feast afterwards, the meat is eaten. There will certainly still be meat eaten in the Millenial Reign, therefore and animal will have to be sacrificed to eat it, not for the forgiveness of sins, and there is still a clean way to sacrifice and an animal and an unclean way. Why does this point never arise?

  4. Can you please provide proof of this – 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.


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