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Luke Chapter 19

The words of Our Only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in red.

19:10 "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."
19:11 As they were hearing these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately be manifested.
19:12 He said therefore: "a certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.
19:13 And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds and said to them: Trade till I come.
19:14 But his citizens hated him and they sent an delegation after him, saying: 'We will not have this man to reign over us.'
19:15 And it came to pass that he returned, having received the kingdom: and he commanded his servants to be called, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading,
19:16 And the first came saying: 'Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.'
19:17 And he said to him: 'Well done, thou good servant, because thou hast been faithful in a little, thou shalt have power over ten cities.'
19:18 And the second came, saying: 'Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.'
19:19 And he said to him: 'Be thou also over five cities.'
19:20 And another came, saying: ' Lord, behold here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin.
19:21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up what thou didst not lay down: and thou reapest that which thou didst not sow.'
19:22 He saith to him: 'Out of thy own mouth I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up what I laid not down and reaping that which I did not sow.
19:23 And why then didst thou not give my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have exacted it with usury?'
19:24 And he said to them that stood by: 'Take the pound away from him and give it to him that hath ten pounds.'
19:25 And they said to him: 'Lord, he hath ten pounds.'
19:26 But I say to you that to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound: and from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken from him.
19:27 But as for those my enemies, who would not have me reign over them, bring them hither and slay them in my presence."
19:28 And having said these things, he went before, going up to Jerusalem.
19:29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethania, unto the mount called Olivet, he sent two of his disciples,
19:30 Saying: "Go into the town which is over against you, at your entering into which you shall find the colt of an ass tied, on which no man ever hath sitten: loose it and bring it.
19:31 And if any man shall ask you: 'Why are you loosing it?' You shall say thus unto him: Because the Lord hath need of it.' "
19:32 And they that were sent went their way and found the colt standing, as he said unto them.
19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said to them: "Why are you loosing it?
19:34 But they said: "Because the Lord has need of it."
19:35 And they brought it to Jesus. And casting their cloaks over the colt, they set Jesus on it.
19:36 And as he went, they spread their cloaks upon the road.
19:37 And when he was drawing near, being now at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole company of his disciples began to rejoice and to praise God with a loud voice, for all the miracles that they had seen,
19:38 Saying: "Blessed is he who comes as king, in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
19:39 And some of the Pharisees, from the crowds, said to him: "Master, rebuke thy disciples."
19:40 He said to them: "I tell you that if these keep silence, the stones will cry out."
19:41 And when he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over it, saying:
19:42 "If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace: but now they are hidden from thy eyes.
19:43 For the days shall come upon thee: and thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee and compass thee round and straiten thee on every side,
19:44 And beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are in thee. And they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone: because thou hast not known the time of thy visitation."
19:45 And entering into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold therein and them that bought.
19:46 Saying to them: "It is written: My house is the house of prayer. But you have made it a den of thieves."
19:47 And he was teaching daily in the temple. And the chief priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people sought to destroy him.
19:48 And they found not what to do to him: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

The Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Thessalonians

The day of the Lord is not to come till the man of sin be revealed. The apostle's teachings are to be observed.

2:1 And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and of our gathering together unto him:
2:2 That you be not easily moved from your sense nor be terrified, neither by spirit nor by word nor by epistle. as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand.

Chap. 2. Ver. 2. Spirit . . . utterance. . . letter indicate three possible sources of their belief that the parousia is imminent. Spirit refers to some falsely claimed revelation, utterance may be a statement of Paul’s which was misunderstood, or wrongly attributed to him, the letter seems to be one forged in Paul’s name.

2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition

Ver. 3. . . The parousia must be preceded by a great apostasy, i.e., a great religious revolt, and the advent of the man of sin, i.e., Antichrist. Son of perdition, one entirely deserving of eternal punishment.

Ver. 3. The day of the Lord will not come. These words have been inserted to complete the sentence, which in the original is elliptical. The expanded reads "Let no man deceive you by any means: for the day of the Lord will not come unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition"

2:4 Who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God.

Ver. 4. In the temple, that of Apostate Jerusalem which the full consensus of the Church Fathers declare he will rebuild - i.e. the Temple of Remphan; and in the Apostate shell of the former Christian church, which he perverts to his own worship: as the Freemasons have done to the Vatican.

Ver. 4. Antichrist will be characterized by great impiety and pride. He sits in the temple of God, etc. He will aspire to be treated as God and proclaim that he is really God.

2:5 Remember you not that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2:6 And now you know what restrains him, that he may be revealed in his proper time.

Ver. 6. What restrains him. The Thessalonians knew the obstacle. We also know that it is Jesus Christ.

2:7 For the mystery of iniquity is already at work: only that he who is at present restraining it, does still restrain, until he is gotten out of the way.

Ver. 7. Mystery of iniquity, the evil power of Satan’s threefold prevarication and total Apostasy from God, of which Antichrist is to be the public exponent and champion. He who is at present restraining it. The obstacle is now spoken of as a person. Some point out that Michael the archangel and his heavenly army are obstacles, and this is true, which now prevent the appearance of Antichrist – but the primary obstacle is, as St. Justin Martyr teaches: Jesus Christ Himself; when the great Apostasy is complete, then in effect, Christ is “gotten out of the way.”

2:8 And then that wicked one shall be revealed: whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: him

Ver. 8. When Christ appears in glory, He will inflict defeat and death on Antichrist by a mere word of command.
2:9 Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power and signs and lying wonders:

Ver. 9 – 10. By the aid of Satan Antichrist will perform prodigies which men will falsely regard as miracles, and by means of which they will be led to adopt sinful practices.

2:10 And with all wicked deception to those who are perishing. For they have not received the love of truth that they might be saved.
2:11 Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:

Ver. 11. God shall send. . .That is God shall suffer them to be deceived by lying wonders, and false miracles, in punishment of their not entertaining the love of truth.
Ver. 11. 'God sends.' God will allow their willful rejection of truth to have its natural results of spiritual blindness, impenitence and damnation. A misleading influence, or, “a delusion.” The operation of error - the Greek reads: "energian planes" or literally the energy of delusion, which is exactly and actually the fallen spirits of the devils and demons conjured by pagan religion, especially by idolatry. NOW, currently, the Assisi delusion of the Apostates, Ratzinger and Wojtyla and many others present with them, is a very real and prime example. To give oneself over to this is to invite utter and complete damnation of oneself by God.
2:12 That all may be judged who have not believed the truth but have consented to iniquity.

2:13 But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved of God, for that God hath chosen you firstfruits unto salvation, in sanctification of the spirit and faith of the truth:
Ver. 13. First-fruits, i.e., earliest believers in the gospel. Some manuscripts read: “from the beginning.” That is, God called them from all eternity.
2:14 Whereunto also he hath called you by our gospel, unto the purchasing of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast: and hold the teachings, which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle.
Ver. 15. Teachings, i.e., his teachings whether given orally or in writing. Concerning Apostolic teaching – the oral is included in the written at the point we have the whole New Testament complete, i.e. with the completion of St. John’s Gospel.
2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God and our Father, who hath loved us and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope in grace,

2:17 Exhort your hearts and confirm you in every good work and word.

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St. Irenaeus Against Heresies and the warning against the Antichrist - click on picture

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By Command of God


GO HERE: Traditional Catholic Prayers: Eucharist in house churches Commanded by God. To rise above the concerns of the world to the service of God.

Traditional Catholic Prayers: Office of the Hours for the Week

Go Here: The Return of Christ

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Parousia of Jesus Christ Our Lord

The Promise of His coming. His commands to prepare and be worthy.

Statement of what is happening in the world in connection with the Second Coming of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Nuzul i Isa and Qiyamah, the Parousia of Jesus Christ Our Lord and His judgement of all men that have ever lived.

Rv:22:7 Behold I come quickly. Blessed is he that keepeth the words of the prophecy of this book.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Serpents! Brood of vipers! How will you escape from the judgment of Gehenom?

Brood of vipers in a dry gulch just like Gehenom (Gehenna) outside of Jerusalem. That is what God and His Christ, the pre-existent eternal Word and Son of God, Jesus our Lord Incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the blessed virgin Mary, and St. John the Baptist, the forerunner of the Christ, said that apostates are. Apostates are a brood of vipers.

St. John the Baptist said.

Matthew 3:7
And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them: Ye brood of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come?

Luke 3:7
He said therefore to the multitudes that went forth to be baptized by him: Ye brood of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come?

God said.

Wisdom 4:3
But the multiplied brood of the wicked shall not thrive, and bastard slips shall not take deep root, nor any fast foundation.

Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ said.

Matthew 12:34
O generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Matthew 23:33
You serpents, generation [brood] of vipers, how will you flee from the judgment of hell?

It was in the gulches ('wadi' in Arabic) that the infidels, including those who "called" themselves God's people but who definitely were NOT, sacrificed their children, including preborn infants, to Moloch. Moloch is Satan in animal goddess form.

A Psalm of David, for the Fourth Day of the Week, 93.

The Lord is the God of vengeances; the God of vengeances hath spoken openly. Be Thou exalted, O Thou that judgest the earth; render the proud their due. How long shall sinners, O Lord, how long shall sinners boast? How long shall they utter and speak unrighteousness, how long shall they speak, all they that work iniquity? Thy people, O Lord, have they brought low, and to Thine inheritance have they done hurt. Widow and orphan have they slain, and the proselyte have they murdered. And they said: The Lord shall not see it, nor will the God of Jacob perceive it. Understand then, ye mindless ones among the people; and ye fools, at length be wise. He that planted the ear, shall He not hear? Or He that formed the eye, doth He not perceive? He that chasteneth the heathen, shall He not rebuke? He that teacheth man knowledge? The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vain. Blessed is the man whom Thou shalt chasten, O Lord; and out of Thy law shalt Thou instruct him, That Thou mayest give him rest from evil days, until a pit be dug for the sinner. For the Lord will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance, Until righteousness return unto judgement, and all that are upright of heart be nigh thereto. Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Or who will stand up with me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the Lord had brought me help, my soul had well nigh sojourned in hades. Whenever I said: My foot hath slipped; Thy mercy, O Lord, brought help unto me. According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, Thy consolations brought gladness unto my soul. Let not the throne of iniquity have fellowship with Thee, which maketh mischief in the name of the law. They shall hunt down the soul of the righteous man, and the innocent blood shall they condemn. Yea, the Lord is become my refuge, and my God the helper of my hope. And the Lord shall give back to them their own iniquity, and according to their wickedness the Lord God shall make them to be seen no more.


Serpents- brood of vipers - some examples:

All Masons

1950 Catholic Dictionary, page 149.

Masons. An international fraternal organization which dates in its present form from the first quarter of the 18th century, and claims connection with similar organizations of pre-Christian times. They state their aim as “work for the welfare of mankind” and claim to “strive morally to ennoble themselves and others and thereby to bring about a universal league of mankind.”
Catholics are forbidden under pain of excommunication to belong to the Masons. In the beginning, the Masons were largely anticlerical and were guilty of secret and open plotting against the Church and against civil governments. Masonry is also objectionable to Catholics because it is a religion of pure naturalism. Masons have their own beliefs about God, human morality, and the human soul. Moreover, they have their own religious rites. Catholicism, the uniquely true religion founded by Christ, therefore, is irreconcilable with Masonry.

[Freemasonry, which is very pagan Babylonian and very pagan Egyptian and like both of those, utterly Satanic, is the vehicle for the Antichrist to reign in his rebuilt temple in Jerusalem for a short time before our Lord Jesus Christ thrusts him and his followers into hell forever.]


Nebuchodonozor, a type of Antichrist and the rebellious Israelites God gave to Nebuchodonozor, the king of Babylon (Daniel and a few others remained faithful to God but suffered the exile).

1950 Catholic Dictionary, page 162.

Nab-u-cho-don’o-sor. Second king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire (604-562). In 605, while Nabopolassar, his father, still ruled, Nabuchodonosor won the battle of Charchemish over the Egyptians who were trying to invade Babylon, thrust them back to Egypt, and seized all their dependencies in Palestine. Coming to Jerusalem, he subjugated King Joakim and made Juda a tributary nation of Babylon. Upon the death of his father in 604, Nabuchodonosor returned to Babylon to secure the throne, taking with him the prophet Daniel and other young men of Juda who rose to high positions in the Babylonian court. When Jerusalem refuted to pay tribute three years later (c. 602), Nabuchodonosor sent roving tribes against the city (4 Kings 24:1-2). Later, in 597, the Babylonian king himself came to Jerusalem, deposed Joachim, the son of Joakim, taking him captive to Babylon, and appointed Sedecias as king. When this king rebelled nine years later, Nabuchodonosor besieged Jerusalem, destroyed the Temple, and led many of the citizens into captivity in 586 B.C. This was in accord with his policy of deporting captive peoples to Babylon, where he used their labor in building the great wall of Babylon, his own palace, temples for Marduk and Nebo. Later he warred against Tyre, Coelosyria, Moab and Ammon; around 567, he invaded Egypt. He died in 562. The Book of Daniel (l—4) recounts many incidents of his life in Babylon. For the history of his dealings with Juda, see 4 Kings 24; 25; 2 Paral. 36:5-21; Jer. 39; 52.


Mo’loch. A Chanaanite deity, corresponding to the Ammonite Melchom. Human sacrifices, especially children, were offered to it. Under pain of death, Israel was forbidden to make such sacrifices (Lev. 18:21), but did so in spite of the command (3 Kings 11:5; 2 Paral. 28:3; 33:6). Solomon built a temple for Moloch (3 Kings 11:7), and because of this, God said He would rend the kingdom out of the hands of Solomon’s posterity (3 Kings 11:31). [Solomon and his temple of Moloch are types of the Antichrist to come and the Antichrist's rebuilt temple in Jerusalem. The Diabolic Idols Moloch and Remphan were brought out of Egypt by the rebellious Israelites and through the Exodus and forty years in the desert to Palestine. St. Stephen in his discourse condemned Remphan and Moloch and the Israelite idolatry thereof. For this he was stoned to death by Saul's accomplices. St. Stephen's condemnation of Israelite idolatry of Moloch and Remphan (Rempham) and his recounting of the prophecy of God's punishment of the Israelite apostasy by the Babylonian captivity - Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifices to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. 42 And God turned, and gave them up to serve the host of heaven, as it is written in the books of the prophets: Did you offer victims and sacrifices to me for forty years, in the desert, O house of Israel? 43 And you took unto you the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Rempham, figures which you made to adore them. And I will carry you away beyond Babylon. Moloch sacrifice was performed in the Kiddron Valley - Gehenom - just outside the east gate of Jerusalem and is the false sacrifice in connection with the abomination of desolation in the temple in the book of Daniel 11 (originally Zeus Capitolinus); this is referred to by Christ in Matthew 24:15 and is the destruction of the legitimate sacrifice in Daniel 12 and will be performed to Satan in the rebuilt temple of the Antichrist in the future as it was in the Vatican on June 29, 1963.]


Masso’ra. The complete work of the Massoretes on the Hebrew Bible, from about 500-900 A.D. They were Jewish scholars who collected and arranged the editorial work on the Hebrew Bible which had been done by their predecessors. They also placed a system of vowel signs in and around the Hebrew consonants, which until then had been written without vowels. This work facilitated the reading of Hebrew. The Hebrew text was henceforth called the Massoretic text. [This work and what it extended from, begun by the first century A.D. Anti-Christian Rabbinic academies in Palestine is virulently Anti-Christian in its intent and especially in its mistranslations. Unchanged Septuagint version is absolutely preferable to this every and at all times.]


Blasphemy against the Spirit not forgiven

1940’s Catholic CCD Douay Rheims version with notes.

Gospel of Saint Matthew, Chapter 12

22 The there was brought to him [Jesus Christ] a possessed man who was blind and dumb; and he cured him so that he spoke and saw. 23 And all the crowds were amazed, and they said, “Can this be the Son of David?” 24 But the Pharisees, hearing this, said, “This man does not cast out devils except by Beelzebub, the prince of devils.”

Christ refutes them

25 And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26 And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand? 27 And if I cast out devils by Beelzebub, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 29 Or, how can anyone enter the strong man’s house, and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then he will plunder his house. 30 He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.

Blasphemy against the Spirit not forgiven

31 “Therefore I say to you, that every kind of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this world or in the world to come. 33 Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for by the fruit the tree is known. You brood of vipers, how can you speak good things, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good man from his good treasure brings forth good things; and the evil man from his evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 But I tell you, that of every idle word men speak, they shall give account on the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou wilt be justified, and by thy words thou wilt be condemned.”

VER. 24. The scribes who charged that our Lord’s supernatural works were to be attributed to the devil were from Jerusalem, according to Mark 3:22.
VER. 28,
The kingdom of God has come. The victory of Jesus over the demons indicated that He was the Messias. The king was already gathering His people.
VER. 32. The sin against the Holy Spirit is to ascribe to the devil the works of the Holy Spirit. One who thus attacks directly this source of all grace, rejects the source of salvation. It is morally impossible that he should ever meet the conditions for absolution.
VER. 36. An idle word is one which profits neither the speaker nor the hearer. If the word is merely useless, its utterance is not seriously wrong. But every deliberate human act has a moral value and will be rewarded or punished.


The rebuilt temple of the Antichrist. See at bottom.

The Ultimate Blaspheming of the Holy Spirit was in subverting the Temple Benedictions in the Temple to actually curse God and His Christ, Our Lord Jesus Christ as part of the Eighteen (note the thee sixes in eighteen) Temple Benedictions. God IMMEDIATELY, as Jesus had prophesied forty years earlier, utterly for all time destroyed the temple. Judaism and the Illuminati are nothing other than the outgrowth of this absolutely unforgivable blasphemy. See these below.

See: Traditional Catholic Prayers: Traditional Catholic Prayers: Traditional Catholic Prayers: Look up, your redemption is at hand: The Naasseni and Isis (includes reference to the 18 temple benedictions with the Birkat Ha-Minim)

THERE IS ONLY ONE TESTAMENT IN THE AGE OF GRACE AND ONLY ONE TESTATOR, THAT TESTAMENT IS THE GOSPEL (INJEEL IN THE NOBLE QU'RAN) OF CHRIST AND THE TESTATOR IS ONLY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THIS IS THE FINAL COVENANT THAT LASTS FOREVER, UNTO THE ENDLESS AGES OF AGES TO COME - THERE IS NO OTHER. [Islam is preached under the covenant of Abraham in the Old Testament and the subcovenant of Ishmael; Islam therefore retains the validity of the witness to God from the first Patriarch and covenant with him - Adam, and also Noah - and Abraham of course. Islam professes that Jesus Christ is the Messiah and gives that to no one else same as Christians do. The Jews and Judaism blaspheme Jesus Christ. The Jews have NO covenant left at all. Nostra Aetate is a Satanic lie from the Devil and the gates of hell, Vatican II, the current Vatican and all who follow them are going straight to hell forever.]

Reference on Temple and Testament

1950 Catholic Dictionary, pages 229, 230.

Temple. The center of the official worship of God for the Hebrews. It is important to remember that the Temple in Jerusalem was regarded primarily as God’s house, His dwelling place on earth, and only secondarily as a place of worship or assembly. The Temple in the Bible always refers to one of a succession of three structures erected on the same spot, Mount Moria, in the eastern part of Jerusalem. The site is now partially occupied by the so-called Mosque of Omar. Traditionally, Mount Moria was regarded as the place where Abraham went to sacrifice his son Isaac (Gen. 22).

Because of some references to a “temple” in Silo in the days of the Judges, presided over by the priest Heli (1 Kings 1:9; 3:3), it has been supposed that there was an actual permanent temple there before the building of the Temple by Solomon. But this is not certain. The “temple” at Silo may have been nothing more than the Tabernacle set up in some semi-permanent form. (See Tabernacle.)

What is certain is that the Bible makes mention of four Temples, one of them ideal or imaginary. The first of these is Solomon’s Temple, completed in about 968 B.C. Solomon’s father, David, did not actually begin construction, but he amassed great quantities of materials of all sorts for the building (1 Paral. 22:14-16; etc.). In the actual construction, which began in the fourth year of his reign, Solomon was greatly assisted by his father’s old friend and ally, Hiram, king of Tyre (3 Kings 5).

The Temple proper was identical in arrangement with the Tabernacle which it supplanted, but on a larger scale, the inside dimensions being exactly twice those of the Tabernacle (30 x 90 feet). Like the Tabernacle, the Temple proper was divided into two chambers, the inner chamber, the Holy of Holies, being a perfect cube 30 feet in each dimension. In the Holy of Holies was placed the Ark of the Covenant, over which were set two mammoth cherubim, 15 feet high, with outstretched wings that touched each other in the center of the room and the side walls on the left and right. These cherubim were made of olive wood overlaid with pure gold. In the outer larger chamber, separated from the Holy of Holies by a partition of cedar wood with a door of olive wood in the center, were furnishings like those of the Holy Place of the Tabernacle, but on a grander scale. There was but one altar of incense, made of cedar wood overlaid with gold, but there were ten tables for the loaves of proposition and ten golden candlesticks, or lampstands (2 Paral. 4:7-8, 19; etc.). This Temple proper was really only the inner core of the building, about 75 x 150 feet in size.

Around three sides was a series of smaller chambers used for storage of various articles connected with the Temple service and for other purposes (3 Kings 6:5 ff.). On the western end of the building was a porch 15 feet deep (3 Kings 6:3). The whole building was built of the finest materials available, such as marble, cedar wood, olive wood, cypress, and richly embroidered fabrics of the finest texture. Finally, gold was used for ornamentation in an extremely lavish manner, so that there can be little doubt that Solomon’s Temple was one of the most impressive buildings ever built. The Temple House (the Holy of Holies and the Holy Place) was set in a court and was reserved for the priests alone. In the court were the altar of holocausts and the great molten sea, together with ten layers or basins of brass for cleansing the sacrificial victims and other purifications (3 Kings 7:27-39). The Temple of Solomon stood and served as the center of the worship of God in Israel for almost 400 years, until, in 586 B.C., it was destroyed by Nabuchodonosor when he captured Jerusalem (4 Kings 25:9).

After the return of the Israelites from exile in 536 B.C., the first thought was to rebuild the Temple. The rebuilding was authorized by the Persian king, Cyrus, but construction was not actually begun until about 520 B.C. This is called the second Temple, or the Temple of Zorobabel. It was apparently built on the same site as the former Temple of Solomon, but was a less impressive structure. In this second Temple the Holy of Holies was left empty, because at the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. the Ark of the Covenant had been lost. In the Holy Place was the usual arrangement of furniture, but there was only one candlestick and one table for the loaves of proposition. This Temple remained until it was sacked by Antiochus IV (175- 174) in the year 168 B.C.

Three years later the city was retaken by Judas Machabeus and the Temple was repaired and rededicated (1 Esd. 3:1-6; 4:4; 2 Esd. 6:10; 1 Mach. 1:22-24; 4:36-59).

The Temple was thoroughly rebuilt on a magnificent scale beginning about the year 19 B.C. So thoroughgoing was the rebuilding that it was practically a new Temple, and it is therefore called the Temple of Herod the Great. In the time of Our Lord it was said to have been in process of construction 46 years (John 2:20). Work actually continued until a few years before the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 A.D., but it was carried on in such a way that it was not necessary to interrupt the Temple services during the building operations. All the references to the Temple in the New Testament are to Herod’s Temple. It was the scene of many important events in the life of Christ, beginning with His Presentation in the Temple (Luke 2:22-38), when the prophecy of Malachias (Mal. 3:1) was fulfilled: “the angel of the testament, whom you desire, shall come to his temple.”

Finally, in the Bible, we have the Temple of the vision of the prophet Ezechiel. The ideal Temple of Ezechiel, interpreted as a type of the Church, is described in great detail (Ezech. 40—43), and, although it was never actually built according to the prophet’s description, it exercised much influence on the Temple of Zorobabel and that of Herod. For instance, it is in Ezechiel that we find mentioned for the first time the idea of the various courts outside the Temple House itself being served for special classes of people, e.g., for the priests, the levites, the men, the women. In Solomon’s Temple the Courts were open to all.

From the basic notion, mentioned above, that the Temple was primarily regarded as God’s house on earth, it is easy to understand the frequent metaphorical use of the word temple in the New Testament, such as when Saint Paul says that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19).

1950 Catholic Dictionary, page 230.

Testament. Primarily a disposition of property by will. In most of the places where the word occurs in the Bible, however, it is practically equivalent to covenant; but in the Epistle to the Hebrews the basic legal meaning of the Greek word diatheke (a last will), of which it is the translation, is insisted on, to bring out the idea that the “New Testament” is put into execution, as it were, at the death of Christ, just as a will or testament in the ordinary sense does not go into effect until the testator has died (Heb. 7:22; 9:15 if.; etc.). See Covenant. The word testament is in common use, moreover, to designate the “Old” and “New” Testaments in the Bible, as well as the two stages of providential accomplishment of salvation which they record.


Rebuilt Temple of Antichrist


Beware the rebuilt temple. It is damnation for all who align themselves with it.
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Rebuilt Temple of Remphan in Jerusalem, Armour Bearer False Prophet of Antichrist and Crown of Hell click on picture


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