Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Post by S. A. C.

"God does not dwell in temples built with hands. (Acts 7:48; 17:24) Our Body is a Temple for The Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) The Lord told the religious establishment to tear down the temple, and he would raise it up in three days, in his flesh. (John 2:19-22) There would be no stone left on top of the other. (Matthew 24:2) The Body of Christ is the Temple. (1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 6:15-16; Ephesians 2:19-22) Christ's atonement is Final (John 19:30; Hebrews Ch. 7; Ch. 9-10), so there is no more necessary sacrifice. We reflect on his atonement in Communion until he returns (1 Corinthians 10-11), rather than repetitively sacrifice animals for atonement. The Levitical Priesthood has been completed, and Christ, who is the soul possessor of the Melchizedek has been established. (Hebrews 4-7; Psalm 110) The Temple sited in Revelation is a Heavenly one. (Revelation 11:19; 14:15; 17; 15:5-8; 16:1) There is no physical temple, but rather, Christ and His Father are The Temple. (Revelation 21:22)

Dispensationalist theology presses so much into Revelation 20:1-10 which simply doesn't support their Millennial Temple Narrative. In proper context, it was fulfilled partially in the 2nd Temple ritualisms, and fully illustrated to an Old Covenant audience the perfection of a Temple operated directly by God, which The Holy Spirit is in The Body of Christ among the genuinely faithful. This is what was revealed by the Apostles to The Church. If there is any kind of eschatological Priesthood, other than Christ's Royal Priesthood (1 Peter 2:4-10), which presently exists, it is cultic. It is not Holy."

- posted by S.A.C

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