The following articles are related to the topic of TEMPLE

What About Judging Angels, Godfathers and Ezekiel’s Temple?

Judging Angels "What did Paul mean in 1 Corinthians 6:2-3, in suggesting that Christians will 'judge the world' and also 'angels'?" The sense likely is the same as that conveyed in Hebrews 11:7, wherein Noah is said to have "condemned [katakrino, "pronounce a sentence on"] the world." That is, by his obedient example he stood in bold contrast to the ... read more »

Solomon’s Temple Dedication Prayer and “Repentance”

The temple that Solomon constructed in Jerusalem was a magnificent structure, and the day of its dedication was one of solemnity and reverence. Though the king of Israel was flawed in a number of particulars, his prayer of dedication on this occasion was a model of spirituality. It is particularly significant as a "lexicon" definition of sorts of what is ... read more »

Jesus’ Prophecy and the Destruction of the Temple

A skeptic recently claimed that Jesus' prophecy regarding the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem has proved false.Note the following text: "And Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way; and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. But he answered and said unto them, 'You see all of these ... read more »

Did Paul Sin in Submitting to the Temple Ritual?

"Did Paul sin when he 'purified' himself in the Jerusalem temple, according to the record in Acts 21?" Here is Luke's record of the incident in question. "Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them went into the temple, declaring the fulfillment of the days of purification, until the offering was offered for every one ... read more »

Lessons from the Ark of the Covenant

When the children of Israel were delivered from Egyptian servitude, they came into the wilderness of Sinai. There Jehovah gave them a temporary house of worship-the tabernacle (tent). The tabernacle consisted of two rooms: first, the holy place, in which the priests ministered daily; then, the most holy place, into which the high priest went annually on the day of ... read more »

An Amazing Text of Prophecy and Providence

It is a remarkable passage -packed with prophetic hints of things in the future, buttressed with divine obligation, and overflowing with faith-building encouragement. In its most expanded form, the text is found in the book of Exodus as follows: "Three times in the year all of your males shall appear before the Lord Jehovah, the God of Israel. For I ... read more »

Lessons from Lamentations

One of the little-known portions of the Bible is the book of Lamentations. Although frequently neglected by some students, this narrative truly contains some rich deposits of truth which will abundantly reward those who examine its contents. In the Hebrew Old Testament the book is entitled ekah, meaning "how" or "alas," taken from the first verse. The Septuagint calls it ... read more »

Blasphemy — What Is this Great Sin?

For many people, one of the most fearful terms to be found in the New Testament is the word "blasphemy." Blasphemy is represented as a horrible sin, but what is it? Have I been guilty of it? Can one obtain pardon for it? These are serious questions that engage the attention of the devout person. Blasphemy is an anglicized form ... read more »

Examine me, Lord — A Study of Psalm 26

Psalm 26 is a brief (twelve verses) but delightful psalm (i.e., in poetic form) in which the author petitions his God for protection from some threatening, deadly force. Hence, he will argue his case to the Lord in the hope of a favorable response to his prayer. There are two considerations we will give to this study: First, is there ... read more »

The Christian Priesthood

Several terms are employed in the New Testament to express various relationships that Christians sustain to God and to one another. They are designated as "children" in view of the new birth process that is required for a spiritual union with their Creator (John 3:3-5; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Galatians 3:26-27). As a result of his incarnation (John 1:14), Jesus entered ... read more »