Jerusalem third temple ‘fulfils Biblical prophecy’ of the end times

Biblical conspiracy theories allege the construction of a Third Holy Temple in Jerusalem will herald the end of the world. Jewish eschatology concerning the end times claims the Holy Temple will rise from the ground before prophesied days of the apocalypse. Many evangelists and Christian doomsday preachers believe the Third Temple will appear before the return of Jesus Christ.

Discussions of the end times approaching were sparked in November 2018 in response to a letter penned by the Jewish assembly of rabbis known as the Sanhedrin.

Jerusalem at the time was in the grips of a mayoral election and the Sanhedrin urged both running candidates, Ofer Berkovich and Moshe Lion, to rebuild the temple.

The first two Holy Temples of Jerusalem were constructed on the city’s Temple Mount centuries ago but were destroyed by the Babylonians and the Romans respectively.

The Holy Temple plays a crucial role in Jewish tradition and is a central player in prophecies and tales concerning the apocalypse.

Christian pastor and doomsday preacher Paul Begley has claimed the signs of the end times are coming to fruition.

The Indiana-based preacher said: “The rabbis of the Sanhedrin court are calling both mayor candidates to include in their plans for this city the rebuilding of the third temple.

“Folks, this is as close to Biblical prophecy – I don’t know what else to say.

“That’s how close it’s getting and if you’re a Christian, you’re saying: ‘Wow, the Messiah is coming’

“There’s no doubt about it. Jesus of Nazareth, the saviour of the world, is going to return.”

Pastor Begley enthusiastically claimed we are now living “in the last days”.

According to Irvin Baxter of the EndTime Ministries, the third Holy Temple will be rebuilt in the last seven years of the world’s existence.

There’s no doubt about it. Jesus of Nazareth, the saviour of the world, is going to return

Pastor Paul Begley

The doomsday preacher said this will happen in the first three years of the end times and will be the “most visible sign” of the end times finally arriving.

Mr Baxter said: “As that cornerstone is laid on the Temple Mount, every network on Earth will be televising this incredible event.”

And Rick Brinegar and Dave Robbins of the Endtime Ministries said: “The Bible prophesies, in many places, that a Third Temple will be built in the near future.

“In Matthew 24:1-2, Jesus tells His disciples that the Second Temple would be utterly destroyed.

“From Matthew 24:3 throughout the rest of the chapter, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives overlooking the Second Temple, while He prophesied of events that would occur near the time of His Second Coming.”

End of the world: Pastor Paul Begley
End of the world: Pastor Paul Begley believes we are living in the end times (Image: PAUL BEGLEY)

In the 2017 book World Empire and the Return of Jesus Christ, author Simon Downing wrote: “Dispensationalism also accommodates into its teaching the belief that the Jews must rebuild their Temple.

“The building of the ‘Third Temple’ is therefore at the heart of Dispensationalism; even though it recognises that the Beast will desecrate it before the coming of Christ and the Millennium.

“Already many Third Temple vessels and artefacts are being prepared for the bloody sacrifices of the animals that will occur in that Temple.”

Claims of biblical prophecy regarding the Third Temple are also linked to Jeremiah 33.

The scripture reads: “Behold, days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfil the good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and the house of Judah.

“In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch of David to spring forth; and He shall execute justice and righteousness on the earth.

“In those days Judah shall be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell in safety; and this is the name by which she shall be called: the LORD is our righteousness.’

“For thus says the LORD, ‘David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel; and the Levitical priests shall never lack a man before Me to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings, and to prepare sacrifices continually.”

The bible also teaches of the Third Temple returning to Israel in Daniel 9:27.

The scripture reads: “And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.”

Amos, an Old Testament prophet, is also believed to have predicted the rise of a Third Temple in the future.

Amos 9:11 reads: “In that day I will restore David’s fallen shelter—I will repair its broken walls and restore its ruins—and will rebuild it as it used to be.”

And Isaiah 2:2-3 reads: “In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.

“Many peoples will come and say, ’Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob.

“He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.’ The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”

Dr David R Reagan of the Lamb and Lion Ministries also said: “The Apostle Paul mentions it when he declares that the ‘man of lawlessness’ will profane the temple by entering it and declaring himself to be God – 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4.

“The Third Temple is also mentioned in the book of Revelation when John is told to measure it – a symbolic way of telling him to assess its spiritual condition – Revelation 11:1-2.”

End of the world: The Western Wall in Jerusalem
End of the world: The first two Holy Temples were destroyed by the Babylonians and the Romans (Image: GETTY)

Fears of the world coming to an end were also sparked when a snake was seen slithering out of the Western Wall.

Conspiracists interpreted the snake’s arrival as the third of three unusual signs foretelling the apocalypse – the other two being the birth of a red heifer cow in Israel and fish returning to the Dead Sea.

Pastor Begley said: “Give your life to Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He is coming soon.

“I’ll be coming back with more. May there be peace in Jerusalem.”

Sheila Mitchell who saw Pastor Begley’s YouTube announcement said: “Let’s get ready our Lord and saviour is coming back, amen.”

And Stephanie Mytrosevich said: “I can’t even begin to express my longing for Christ’s return.”

In his 2017 book, When The Third Temple is Built, author Nicklas Arthur wrote: “What a relief to know that even though there is no Rapture escape we may only super such time as all the saints of history were subject to.

“Some lived and died in relative peace, some suffered deprivations and others were tortured and martyred.

“Most of the prophecy in the book of The Revelation, inclusion the six vials we have reviewed in our chapter six, have been fulfilled in history.

“We are now near the end of the era immediately preceding the Return of Christ for His Millennial Reign.”

There are, however, those who claim the end of the world cannot be predicted from holy scripture.

According to BibleInfo.com, the Bible outright states the date of Jesus’ return is not known.

Matthew 24:36 reads: “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”

Matthew 24:42 later states: “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”

Matthew 24:44 also reads: “So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

And according to the National Catholic Reporter, the Catholic Pontiff Pope Francis believes the world will come to an end in peace and not total destruction.

In 2014, the head of the Catholic Church said: “God is preparing a new dwelling place and a new Earth where justice will abide, and whose blessedness will answer and surpass all the longings for peace which spring up in the human heart.

“This is where the church is heading. More than a place, it is a state of the soul where our deepest aspirations will be fulfilled with abundance.”

The Pope also said humans will come “face-to-face” with God at the end of it all.

What will happen to the Third Temple in the end days?

According to the Book of Revelation, the Second Coming of Christ will result in the temple’s ultimate destruction.

A great earthquake will split the ground open beneath Jerusalem and mountains and islands will be displaced.

Revelation 6:12-17 reads: “I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake and the sun became black as sackcloth made from hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.

“The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

“Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?’”

What does the Bible say about the end of the world?

No one knows the time or date of the apocalypse but the Bible’s Book of Revelation outlines the events that will unfold at the end times.

The Book of Revelation 1:1-8 reads: “The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place.

“He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

“Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this bible prophecy last days, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.”.”

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Written by: Sebastian Kettley

First published 20.01.20: https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/1043186/End-of-the-world-prophecy-Jerusalem-third-temple-Bible-apocalypse

9 thoughts on “Jerusalem third temple ‘fulfils Biblical prophecy’ of the end times

  • 18th February 2020 at 4:04 am
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    I find comments like “conspiracy theories” and “doomsday preachers” from the writer of this article to be interesting given that this is a christian publication. It suggests that the writer doesn’t believe what is written in the Bible. I hope I’m wrong. But it wouldn’t surprise me given what’s written in 2 Peter 3:3: “In the last days scoffers will come…saying “where is this ‘coming’ he promised?” Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”

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  • 22nd February 2020 at 4:56 am
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    As we all know the Revelation is symbolism, yet some know that it is also meant to have literal application and those that are open to how that application is described as the “apocalypse” – the “revealing” of what’s real. Talking about the “temple’s” as related to the physical buildlings would be the lowest, most base interpretation that can be true but does nothing to advance our understanding of what the Kingdom of God wants us to get from what is revealed about it.

    In other words, to get to my point… wherever the Jesus and his Kingdom’s return is geographically located, where he gathers the returning Souls who take over human vehicles to finish learning their lessons through is the “temple” vicinity, like the Jerusalem area was 2000 yrs ago. Jesus said that the people in that middle east area surrounding Jerusalem, the city would not see him upon his return but would only hear about him via others telling about his return.

    I have a great deal of evidence that that geographical area has been the U.S. this time and that he already came back and was seen by many to be the most evil cult leader – basicially the same forces of the Christians condemning him to death again, death in terms of not recognizing him and the vast amount of new revealing he provided as he said he would. He came with his Father in the role of the Two Witnesses and his Father took a female vehicle as shown by the Revelation 12 “woman”. The new names they said they would have were like the Song from the sound of music, TI and DO who the world saw as the founders of the Heaven’s Gate “cult” (the only cult of truth with zero abuses of anyone or human motivations).

    I hope some can look into what I am saying. Taking it lightly is ill advised.

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  • 4th March 2020 at 4:44 pm
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    Jesus is the third temple.. smh, “tear this temple down, an I will raise it up in three days.. Jesus is the true temple,the true Israel, the True bread from heaven, etc.. the third temple has already been raised (from the dead) Greek tabernacle eskine.. anything else is the counterfeit..

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    • 4th May 2020 at 11:35 am
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      So a temple built by human hands in modern Jerusalem is counterfeit and the 1 who sits in it is the counterfeiter! Or antichrist! Amen

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    • 21st June 2020 at 3:00 am
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      What all these remarks seemingly pass by is that the Six Days have all along been underway and will soon be completed, after which the Day of Rest (for the Community of Heaven) will at last arrive, having passed through a doleful Vale of Tears demanded not by the Creator but by his significant creatural image (Adam).

      This of course was divinely foreseen but nevertheless represents an accommodative posture which was not at first understood. The Divine Response has always been (and is now achieving) a wise outcome despite the wreck and pain arising from myopic creatural assertion and pathetic gratification (recounted in the story of Adam and Eve).

      In fact, the Talmudic commentators reached this conclusion in the 2nd or 3rd century A.D.–amending (in ‘Sanhedrin 97a’) the original mosaic interpretation of once-and-for-all Creation in favor of Continuous Creation with a clear Limit or End, specified as 6,000 years (each day of creation being 1,000 years). Thus Moses was right but the interpretation of his dicta was for a long period wrong–perforce leading the Christians astray through an accident of church history that remains a stumbling block to the present day.

      We know from modern physics that the “physical” world at the fundament is sustained by completely immaterial field relations that never cease, or else creation-in-process would not reach its goal. The creative motion is mathematically and physically infinite but disguises its own infinity, showing that the Triune God is the greatest of all physicists! Thus, the Creation is now underway and is approaching its End and Goal–the Last Day is imminent and will arrive within the present decade, according to the wisest Christian view.

      The Eternal Word’s rolAe has always been to Shine Divinely (inwardly) in the gloom and darkness of the outward finite Field of the Reprehensible for salvation’s sake. It is this that Jesus of Nazareth spoke of, and it is this his followers embody (“true bread from heaven,” etc.).

      This is why Christians can claim that the finalized Temple of God is already in existence and is composed of living stones (minus the winnowed Condemned and Damned) whose essence will endure forever. Universal appreciation of this wonderful truth is now within reach of the best teachers within the Great Faiths–just in time for the Last Judgment.

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  • 13th May 2020 at 10:32 am
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    I was shocked after getting halfway through this article to realize it is published on a supposedly “keep the faith” site. This is written in such a mocking manner of the Bible I thought it was an atheist blog to try and ridicule the Christian beliefs. The writer of this should pray and take heed of their words if they really are a believer. Matthew 12:30-32: “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. And so I tell you, any sin and blasphemy can be forgiven. But blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.

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  • 26th May 2020 at 7:37 pm
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    Whoever wrote this needs to edit it as there are spelling errors and bible text errors. For example, there is no Daniel 9:72.

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  • 8th June 2020 at 5:16 am
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    There is no prophecy of a third Jewish temple built as the scriptures given can be interpreted according to what these so called spiritual men of God want to serve their purpose of merchandising religion to the ignorant (See II Peter 2:3). In II Thessalonians 2:3-15 Paul is not referring to a third Jewish Temple that the Son of Perdition/Antichrist sits in. When the second temple was torn down in the site of God by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ the temple of God was then defined as the body of Christ or in general the Christian church. Use common sense and see that Paul is talking about the latter day church falling to apostasy under the teachings of religious merchandising money serving charlatans like Begly. Multi millionaire preachers living covetous (money lusting) lifestyles teaching and selling heresies like give money to them and reap multiple material returns and give tithes to them for blessings, and buy their lying literature. Tithe was pre-Christian OT law reserved only for the Levites and was annulled when the non Levite Jesus became the one and only high priest forevermore which supplanted the Levitical system of law including the temple. Hebrews 7:5,16,18. Paul says before Christ returns after heaping up all these false teachers the faithful will fall to apostasy/not forever enduring sound doctrine. This defiles the church causing the Holy Spirit which prevents the SOP from infiltrating the church until his pre determined time to come into the temple of God (not third temple/the body of Christ/the church that has fallen) and sit in it (establish himself within) shewing that he is God (one to be praised and practically worshiped and followed/ a counterfeit form of savior). He exalts himself above all that is called God (esteems himself above even Jesus Christ/a self idolizing braggart). He opposes God (through deceit as he comes into the apostate church claiming to be a Christian but his lying mouth and anti-Christ acts makes his unrighteousness obvious except to the deceived fallen). He comes after the working /pattern of Satan with all power (monetary, political, military, religious) and signs (indicators that he is the Chosen One of God to deliver the church such as extra biblical false prophecies by merchandising ministers and self appointed prophets). He has the demonic attribute of lying wonders. Like Satan he lies spontaneously or by first nature. He lies wonderfully and prospers in them. The faithful deceived by indoctrination from money serving ministers are convinced that he is their savior and he will deliver them to their promised land of wealth and prosperity which the false preachers promised them for giving up their money to them/the heretical Christian harvest. The true harvest is spiritual gain and eternal life not material gain. See I Timothy 6:5-21. In delusion they take pleasure in the SOP’s and their unrighteousness and for this cause of forsaking the truth and embracing a lie they reap perdition/damnation. Any third temple built would not be recognized as a temple of God as only Jesus is the temple of God. Wake up church for presently many of you are following after a vile man of sin who has suddenly arrived and came into the temple of God/church falsely claiming Christianity and whom esteems himself above and envies the fame of Jesus even coveting his title of the Chosen One of God. He panders to the money serving ministers like Paula White, Franklin Money Graham, Jim the faker Bakker and the whole heaping bunch of mammon serving frauds for political expediency not for spiritual gain. He has issued his new commandment to despise your neighbor for he is different from you, is alien, is vermin, and may take something from you. Are you taking pleasure in following this commandment contrary to the great commandment of Christ. If so you are only deluding yourself to damnation. Church attendance won’t save you, and if you are attending one that teaches the lies fore mentioned you need to depart from it like Paul instructed in I Tim. 6:5. Perverting the word to dispute the truth supposing that godliness is material gain.

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