Friday, January 19, 2024

THE TEMPLE HAS ALREADY BEEN REBUILT

By Tim Rohr


Well, it's nice to have The Diana back. 

We Jungle dwellers will always be grateful to The Diana for helping views of this blog explode into the "meeelions and meeelions" (some will understand) just when we needed the attention of the world on what was going on here in Guam during those apocalyptic years which saw the gotterdamerung of the Emperor with No Clothes. 

(Sorry for being so cryptic, but longtime readers will understand. For newer readers - catch up at ORCHESTRATED.)

My recent little post, "So there are two chosen peoples?" which I wrote in response to The Diana's "I stand with Israel" has already had triple the traffic in half the time as any other recent post, and the traffic isn't a result of my brilliant writing but because of the attention The Diana brought to it when "she" (we don't know who or what "The Diana is) chose to "Correct the Jungle."

So that's nice. 

But to the matter at hand. 

In The Diana's "Correction,", The Diana, apparently unable to dismantle my position, opts for creating a new target in order to have something other than her foot to shoot at. 

Quoting Catholic apologist, Jimmy Akin, The Diana maintains: "The Church rejects the idea that the covenant with Israel has been nullified or revoked.

The Diana goes on to quote then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI): "God has not, then, retracted his word that Israel is the chosen people? No, because he is faithful."

In my post, I did not claim that God's covenant with Israel had been nullified or revoked, as The Diana tries to imply. What I wrote was:

"...the TRUE TEACHING OF CATHOLICISM (is) that Jesus Christ is the MESSIAH prophesied throughout the Old Testament and that THE CHURCH is the 'New Israel'."

In other words, Catholicism holds that the Church Christ left us in the the persons of the Apostles with Peter as the head, is not the nullification, revocation, or replacement of God's Covenant with Israel (there is no need to label it "Old"), but the FULFILLMENT of said Covenant. 

In fact, The Diana, in continuing the quote from Cardinal Ratzinger, supports the point:

Of course, we can see that Israel still has some way to go. As Christians, we believe that they will in the end be together with us in Christ. But they are not simply done with and left out of God's plans; rather they still stand within the faithful covenant of God. (Emphases added)

Yes, "we believe that they will in the end be together with us in Christ." 

Zionists (including, apparently, The Diana) believe that the Jews must return to the physical/geographical/biblically historical Israel and rebuild the Temple before the Messiah (for the Jewish Zionists) will come at last, and (for the Christian Zionists) will come again. 

However, the Temple has already been rebuilt: 

Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up”  (Jn. 2:19). 

And now it is the task of all Christians to bring the whole world into it.

As a P.S., and as long as The Diana is quoting popes (or at least a future pope), there is this from Pius X who spoke directly with the founder of Jewish Zionism, Theodore Herzl, upon Herzl's seeking the pope's approval for the return of the Jews to the biblical Holy Land:

‘We are unable to favor this movement. We cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem — but we could never sanction it. The ground of Jerusalem, if it were not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church, I cannot answer you otherwise. The Jews have not recognized Our Lord; therefore, we cannot recognize the Jewish people.’" - SOURCE

Also, you may want to read Theodore Herzl's own account of his meeting with Pius X (here).


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