What is a…

  1. This word is first used of the tabernacle, which is called “the temple of the Lord” (1 Samuel 1:9).

    This word is generally used in Scripture of the sacred house erected on the summit of Mount Moriah for the worship of God. It is called…

  2. Solomon's Temple

  3. The second temple

  4. Herod's Temple

  5. In the New Testament, the word is used figuratively of Christ's human body.

    Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” …He was speaking of the temple of His body. —John 2:19, 21, 21) NASB

  6. Believers are called “the temple of God” (1 Corinthians 3:16,17).

  7. The Church is designated “a holy temple in the Lord.”

    in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple [or sanctuary] in the Lord —Ephesians 2:21 NASB).

    “In Old Testament times, God manifested himself in the Temple. Today, he dwells in us. We have a responsibility to represent God’s presence to a dying world.” (from video “On the Prophets & Kings of Israel”)

  8. Heaven is called God’s temple.

    they are before the throne of God; and they serve Him day and night in His temple [or sanctuary]; and He who sits on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them. They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.” —Rev. 7:15-17 NASB

  9. We read also of the heathen “temple of the great goddess Diana” (Acts 19:27).

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