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Or-The Temple Could Be As Daniel and Ezekiel Tells It - Now Couldn't It

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Feb 16, 2012 at 17:47

It took some time to digest this previous post, what with Dhimmi and Amin trading views about the basis of being friendless in the Middle East. Who would win that prize-the 'Palestinians' or Israel?

I do not resort to logic when in discernment of the Divine; rather the WORD of the LORD is master there. However, when looking at a historical context, like you, I must resort to the record, such as it is, to make heads or tails of the human narrative. As can be seen between our commentaries, you have as much trouble with you record as do I when it comes to the human aspects of the Middle East's travails.

It is by your own understanding of a record not yet provable that you claim Jesus Christ made a pilgrimage to Arabia, when there is no provable record that He ever left the confines of Judaea/Galilee until His ascension.

The Second Temple predates the Muslim period of the time on the Temple Mount. There is no proof of an Islamic period prior to the Roman destruction; for if there were, then the Roman record would have to have recorded the conquest of Arabia as we know it today-and where is that record? No, it is the other way around: Muslims came after to destroy the remnants of Roman colonization in the realm of Islam.

Israel did not leave Canaan willingly, but because they were hungry and the LORD provided a place to escape the famine in Canaan through Israel's son Joseph. Also, you do err in trying to make out that there was a Temple during the time of Moses; for prior to Solomon building a house of worship, the Israelites worshipped in a Tabernacle/Tent in a number of places.

And finally, only a remnant of Israelites want the Temple to be rebuilt. For this reason, if the things we see Biblically happening are on the track of fulfillment in Israel's timing, you might actually get to see the Temple being rebuilt, right next to the al-Aqsa Masjid. Now wouldn't that be a sight, one that I am not expecting to be able to experience necessarily.

If you truly want to know what is going to happen to Israel for their rebellion, read the song of Moses and its fulfillment for the past 3500 or so years. Learning what they had to learn over the centuries is a hard lesson, one that you can avoid if you would only listen to the Word of Jesus Christ in its truth. But that's too much to hope for in your case, I'm sorry to say: too much, except for the power of Almighty god through Jesus Christ the LORD.

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