The anticipation of the building of athird templein Jerusalem ismounting as many evangelical Christians look to the Middle East, persuaded that such a temple will eventually become the center of a futuristic reign of Christ.
Those who embrace this view may be surprised to learnthat God has never requested, or desired a permanent house made with human hands.
In Acts 17, the apostle Paul preaching at Mars Hill, to the men of Athens, said the following:
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things… ~ Acts 17:24-25
In scripture, the first temple (aka Solomon’s temple) was build as a result of a desire in David’s heart to…
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