One of today’s modern prophecies is the rebuilding of the third temple. A little history though, the first temple was built around 1000-2000 years before Christ (or the Common Era). The temple was rebuilt within a few centuries before the coming of the Christ in the first century. Each of the three main Abrahamic religions believes in a future kingdom with a temple rebuilt for the third time. They use the book of Ezekiel which talks about the rebuilding of a future temple. Maybe we need to stop reading the Bible with contemporary lenses, since this book was written around the time of the Babylonian exile, before the second temple was rebuilt.
The abomination of desolation mentioned in the book of Daniel was about the rebuilding of the second temple. Jesus’s reference to the abomination of desolation was to the destruction of the same temple which took place in AD 70. It didn’t take much research to show that there was a seven year war between the Romans and the Jews, in which the temple was destroyed at the midpoint. It looks like people who are still waiting for the rapture today have the right events, but they haven’t realized it’s all ancient history now.
The Dome of the Rock is practically onsite of Solomon’s temple today. This was built by the Muslims in the 6th or 7th century. It’s not likely they are going to tear this down in the future since it has been standing for so long. People that are still looking for the temple to be rebuilt don’t know this interesting tidbit because they don’t study the history of geographic locations.
Jesus said “destroy this temple and I will rebuild it within three days.” The Christ’s temple is His Body, otherwise known as the Church (not divided by walls and borders). The Lord already reigns through His people. It is a spiritual reign. Waiting for Jesus to return and set up His Kingdom on earth is waiting for a political kingdom. It is the same mistake that Jesus’s first century followers made as well.
So if Jesus established the third temple in the first century, where does that leave salvation today? Some people who reject Preterism say this means our salvation is in the past. Time is man-made so there is no past, present, or future. It is all one time. Salvation is an ongoing journey that flows out of one’s relationship with their Creator.
The most mind blowing experience you will ever have is realizing that everything you have spent most of your life waiting for has already come to pass.
The established church teaches from a literal perspective on the second coming. The real good news is Jesus isn’t coming back; because his body is still here. It isn’t bound by any established man made religion.
The true church may always be a minority but God can do a lot with a little. In that case, living on an overpopulated planet may be a good thing.
I made this meme when 2016 came in. It was after I started getting into Preterism and how people who are still waiting for a physical return of Jesus are not spiritually aware of the fact that he never left.
He doesn’t have to be here to reign since he does it through his church.But I guess it’s just too much duality when you realize you are literally living in two different worlds. If you want to experience the rapture,just get caught up in the rapture of love.
What would you do if you discovered that something you waited for all your life already existed and has been here all along? If it’s truth it doesn’t matter if you believe in it or not. Live by faith and not by site.
Consider the “second coming” is merely just a spiritual reign through the Church. A physical kingdom would be political. We coexist with the fallen, earthly antichrist kingdom.
If you’re looking for a physical “second coming” then just take a look in the mirror.
The above photo is of the Vatican. You can find photos of the Vatican Audience Hall online. Pay more attention to the aerial view especially. You would have to be blind to not see the strange shape of a reptilian head.
Most preachers tell us the Antichrist hasn’t been revealed yet. It is rather obvious, especially since the Pope is called the Holy Father (as close to calling yourself God as you can get).
The Protestant Reformers knew the papacy was the Antichrist. This is why they left the “mother” church. It doesn’t mean there aren’t good Catholic church movements out there either.
Doesn’t it say somewhere in the Bible the man of lawlessness will sit on a throne and call himself God?
The best part is the very wotd “Vatican” literally means “divine serpent.”
Even the book of Revelations says something about the beast or dragon causing us to drink of the wine of her fornications.
What are your thoughts on this? I look forward to hearing other people’s thoughts.