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Why Solomon's temple? What does it have to do with the Christian faith? The temple that Solomon built was magnificent, and the glory of the Lord filled it 2 Chr 7:1 But it was only good because of the LORD. Otherwise it was just big stones and gold plating, valuable sure, but also meaningless, as Solomon himself would attest in Ecclesiastes. Under Roman ...


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The relationship is perhaps best explained by theNew York Times article to which you refer: Scholars say that the Universal Church’s promotion of Jewish symbolism in its replica of Solomon’s Temple stems from a quest for historical legitimacy in a church that is just 37 years old. In other words, the symbolism of the Solomon’s Temple replica is a ...


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Maybe it was because Solomon took a census of all the foreigners, while David numbered the children of Israel without making this offering: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be ...


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A word of caution needed here for the speculations made by me here. I have not spent a large amount of time meditating on these scriptures and opinions are based on my limit experience with what I have studied in the Bible. The Bible does not explicitly state why Solomon's census was good or bad but because there is no text concerning God's disappointment ...



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