This End Times Deception study reviews Paul Sides SabbathCovenant.com video called No Rebuilt Physical Temple.
This video from Paul Sides is part of his teaching series, which is based on his book The Antichrist Revealed.
Myth #1 antichrist will enter a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem.
I agree that Messiah is the cornerstone of the temple, which is not a building, but it is physical;
The Apostles form the foundation and the followers of Yahusha are the little stones which make up the walls.
“So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the set-apart ones and members of the household of Elohim, having been built upon the foundation of the emissaries and prophets, Yahusha Messiah Himself being chief corner-stone, in whom all the building, being joined together, grows into a set-apart Dwelling Place in Yahuah,” Ephesians 2:19-21
Paul Sides says that the temple will be rebuilt after the saints are gathered up to heaven.
By saying that the antichrist will not enter the temple and proclaim to be God, he is promoting his narrative that the Son of Perdition is not a real man; but the false messiah Jesus Christ.
And this serves to deflect blame away from the antichrist Popes of Rome who fulfilled the role of the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2.
The Apostle Paul said that they would sit in the temple of God and proclaim to be God.
Paul Sides rightly points out that the temple is not a building in Jerusalem, but it is made up of the little stones of the followers of Messiah.
The Son of Perdition, the Popes of Rome, pretend to be a part of the temple. They pretend to worship the same Messiah. And they have proclaimed to be God, and to be Jesus Christ in the flesh.
The Popes of Rome have fulfilled the role of the Son of Perdition, but Paul Sides in not telling you that. Read Antichrist In The Temple Deception
We can prove this out with the proper understanding of the fulfillment of Revelation 11:1-2.
“And a reed like a measuring rod was given to me, and the messenger stood, saying, “Rise and measure the Dwelling Place of Elohim, and the altar, and those worshipping in it. But cast out the court which is outside the Dwelling Place, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the gentiles, and they shall trample the set-apart city under foot for forty-two months” Rev 11:1-2
This was fulfilled when Messiah had Martin Luther, a Catholic Monk, read the Scriptures and compare what the Popes of Rome taught against the measuring rod, the Scriptures.
He found that the Roman Catholic Church was the Harlot of Revelation 17, an apostate church, who was not part of the true temple, thus they were delegated to the court of the gentiles. The Popes of Rome persecuted the saints (Holy Jerusalem), killing over 50 million, during their 1,260 reign from 538-1798 A.D. Read The Two Witnesses of Revelation 11
I agree with Paul Sides in his explanation that the fulfillment of Ezekiel’s temple vision is pointing to the temple which is made up of Messiah as the cornerstone, the apostles as the foundation, and the saints are the little stones which make up the walls. This is the temple which is inhabited by Yahuah.
I disagree that this temple will be constructed after the resurrection of the dead. We can prove that out with the verses that Paul Sides showed in the video.
In 1 Peter 2:4-5, the Apostle Paul is not pointing to the end, but is pointing to the current generation, which were the living stones, the priests, who made up the walls of the temple.
Drawing near to Him, a living Stone – rejected indeed by men, but chosen by Elohim and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up, a spiritual house, a set-apart priesthood, to offer up spiritual slaughter offerings acceptable to Elohim through Yahusha Messiah.
In 2 Corinthians 6:16, the Apostle Paul is speaking to the Corinthians, telling them that they are the temple of Elohim.
And what union has the Dwelling Place of Elohim with idols? For you are a Dwelling Place of the living Elohim, as Elohim has said, “I shall dwell in them and walk among them, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.
I agree with Paul Sides that there is no Scriptural justification for a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem. Read A 3rd Jerusalem Temple Is Not Biblical
But the enemy may build one anyway, to deceive Christians, who have been programmed with their prophecy fulfillment narrative; as they have deceived with a concept of a future 7-year tribulation period, based on a futuristic 70th week of Daniel.
I agree with Paul Sides that a rebuilt temple with sacrifices would be an abomination to Yahuah, as He has already provided the spotless Lamb, Yahusha Messiah, to atone for our sins.
Paul Sides is right that teachers in the Protestant, Messianic, and Hebrew Roots communities are deceived about the need for a rebuilt temple.
But what he fails to point out is that those deceptions came from Jesuits of Rome, the earth beast of Revelation 13, who created them to deceive the end times Church.
So once again the explanations of Paul Sides serve to deflect blame away from the Popes of Rome, who have fulfilled the roles of the Son of Perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the antichrist beast of Revelation 13.
At this point in the narrative, any teacher who is not pointing to the Jesuits of Rome as the enemy of Messiah and His Church, is deceiving you.
I pray that you can see the truth about Paul Sides teachings. He is teaching some truths, but he is also leading the end times remnant astray, just as the enemy would like.