posted on Jan, 8 2011 @ 05:20 PM
Originally posted by hootieowl
Referencing back to prior post on 1 Cor 3:16 - yes, this was for the christian exclusively, believing the temple is within us. No problem there.
I didn't look back far enough, was only looking at the Dome of Rock reference. In Rev 11:1-3 is what was in my mind regarding the physical temple
being built. And this written when, 90-95 A.D. - when christianity is already off and running. So this alone should show it is for the
I went into this point more in the "Beast and the Temple" thread.
If the Christian body itself is "God's temple", from the Christian viewpoint, which is what Paul asserts, then that affects the interpretation of
the statement in 2 Thessalonians that the "man of sin" would take his seat in "the temple of God". And similarly the Christian understanding of
the equivalent statements at the end of Daniel. It argues against the necessity to assume any rebuilding of a physical temple.