Want Peace? Build the Third Temple, Says Israeli Group

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 |  Ryan Jones

Ceasefires, truces and bilateral agreements will never bring the peace most people in the Middle East desire. Only by following the biblical model, including the rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem, can genuine peace be achieved, argues an Israeli organization dedicated to that goal.

“Every prophet of Israel, without exception, prophesied that the Temple would be rebuilt, ushering a new era of universal harmony and peace,” wrote the Temple Institute as an intro to its new crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo.

The Temple Institute has already spent years recreating 60 of the vessels and implements necessary for Temple worship, per specifications contained in the Bible.

Now, the group is embarking on “one of its most ambitious projects yet: completing architectural plans for the actual construction” of the Third Temple, an effort that will require “fusing ancient texts and modern technology.”

Toward this goal, the Temple Institute is looking to raise $100,000 in the next two months.

Some argue that the Temple will not and can not be rebuilt by earthly hands. The Temple Institute disagrees. “It is not enough to wait and pray for the Third Temple. It is a Biblical obligation to build it,” the group insists.

During a heated session of the Knesset’s Interior Committee last month, an outspoken and extremist Arab MK insisted that the Jews had no right to the Temple Mount and the eastern half of Jerusalem, to which a Jewish MK replied:

“On the Temple Mount our temple will be built in our time.”

PHOTO: Illustration of Third Temple construction taken from Temple Institute promotional video.

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