“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

5.18 The “3rd Temple”

There is no biblical support for building a so-called “3rd Temple” in Israel in Jerusalem. Christ’s atoning sacrifice was final, complete and eternal. There is no need therefore for another temple in which to perform sacrifices.

In like manner, Judaism as defined by the Mosaic Law, rituals, holidays, etc itself also ended at the cross. What you see today as modern Judaism rejects Jesus Christ – just like they did when they crucified him. Modern Judaism is simply ancient Babylon mystical paganism wrapped in a thin veil of ancient Hebrew “traditions”, holidays, etc. to deceive the “sheeple” masses. Why in the world therefore are “Christian” pastors etc. today supportive of it? It is beyond mind boggling.

The Bible defines the “Jew” of today:

For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God. – Romans 2:28-29

In effect, all true Christians are therefore actually “spiritual” Jews according to that definition, but this is vastly different than Old Testament Judaism itself, and also especially the Judaism as practiced today. Therefore we have it also written:

‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. – Revelation 2:9

Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie… – Revelation 3:9

The “Jews” of today practicing mysticism, and even Old Testament “rituals”, sacrifices, etc, are these “Jews who are not Jews”. In fact, those who endorse, preach and teach such things today are leading people away from Christ, not towards Christ. Quite frankly, I’m astonished and shocked every time I hear a “Christian” pastor or leader supporting these objectives and then all the other “Christians” in attendance just seem to go right along with it as if it doesn’t matter one iota.

Some “Christian” pastors even try to make an excuse for building a 3rd Temple saying that it will be made not for the purpose of making sacrifices, but to make offers (sacrifices) of thanksgiving! What complete and utter blasphemy is this!

Matthew Henry writes this:

The name of God’s chosen shall become a blessing: He shall call his servants by another name. The children of the covenant shall no longer be called Jews, but Christians; and to them, under that name, all the promises and privileges of the new covenant shall be secured. This other name shall be an honorable name; it shall not be confined to one nation, but with it men shall bless themselves in the earth, all the world over. God shall have servants out of all nations who shall all be dignified with this new name.

I say Amen! Friends it DOES matter! I say all this out of love and concern for those who consider themselves Jews today — for the only way to eternal life is through Jesus Christ, not mystical Judaism. This is same reason that the Jewish Apostle Paul agonized greatly over his fellow Jews who would not accept Christ as Messiah. The same exact thing is happening again to Jews today.

We are also to be mindful that it was through the Jewish remnant that the gospel was taken into all the world! We should be forever grateful of that; and nothing here should be taken to be given in the spirit of racism, but in Biblical truth. And never let us forget of course that Jesus was Jewish, in fact, He was “King of the Jews”!

However, after Christ’s death on the cross, there are no longer any “Jews or Gentiles”, only those who are in Christ, and those who are not in Christ.  Scripture writes: “For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God” (Romans 2:28-29).

The Mosaic Law was nailed to the cross; not abolished, but completely fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. Today, a true Jew is one who worships Jesus Christ in spirit and in truth, not the Mosaic Law (or other mystical rituals).

[refs: https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/449-was-the-lords-second-coming-in-a-d-70, https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/402-genesis-15-18-will-israel-once-again-possess-the-promised-land]

[Galatians 3:26-28, Galatians 5:6, Ephesians 2:15, Colossians 2:14, Colossians 3:11, Romans 2:29, 1 Corinthians 7:19, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Matthew 23:28, Revelation 2:9, Revelation 3:9, and more…]

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