Friday, June 26, 2009

The role of the temple

"The role of the temple in the ancient world is not primarily a place for people to gather in worship like modern churches. It is a place for the deity—sacred space. It is his home, but more importantly, his headquarters—the control room. When the deity rests in the temple it means that he is taking command, that he is mounting to his throne to assume his rightful place and his proper role."—The Lost World of Genesis One, page 75.

<idle musing>
And, we are the temples of the living God...radical, isn't it!
</idle musing>


jacob said...

I thought you might be interested in learning about OUR Jewish traditions, one which has embraced the real Christ of the gospel, the Law and the prophets.

If this doesn’t interest you, I apologize in advance.

If you are interested let me tell you that we are the Frankist Association of America. One of our members has a new book out:

I am not trying to sell you something. We are not ’some kind of cult’ (like Jews could ever take orders from someone!). We’re just a tradition which has lasted for centuries and I think we might be able to teach you a thing or too about that tradition you ... ah ... stole from us.

If you're interested, you're interested. If you're not, you're not. No big deal.

If you can’t afford the book you can see the website of one of our living teachers –

I just wanted to let you and the scholarly world that there have always been more than one type of Judaism in the world at any one time. Some forms of the faith had to learn to hide their beliefs in order to survive and perpetuate themselves.

Shalom, God Bless
Everything is perfect with God's glory

Beth El Jacob Frank

Joel and Renée said...

"I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. The latter glory shall be greater than the former...and in this place I will give peace." Haggai2:8,9

More glory in us than in Solomon's temple - wow.

Blessings, Joel.

jps said...


Truly amazing and beyond comprehension! This is the love he has lavished on us.