Veritas News – THE CULT OF ZION: Pt. 1 – The TEMPLE OF SOLOMON

Veritas News Service Report

by: Izzy Gallagher

07/11/11

THE CULT OF ZION:

Pt. 1 – The TEMPLE OF SOLOMON

Jerusalem! The faithful city! Why has it been the stage and cause of more bloodshed than any other?  The simplest answer is because of its rich religious history. Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem. Here is where Mohammed had his great vision where he rode the horse Buraq and was taken in spirit to speak with God in heaven. However, the first major event that set the course for all the following events was the Temple of Solomon.

The whole reason that the Zionists want to control Jerusalem is to be able to build the Temple Of Solomon again at the original spot it once stood in Jerusalem. As it stands right now, there is a Mosque, the Dome Of The Rock, which is built on Solomon’s ruins. The “wailing wall” of Jerusalem is the last remaining piece of the west wall of the second temple. This temple has become an idol, and Jerusalem suffers as a city of perpetual war.

THE CHOSEN PEOPLE

Isaiah said four times of God’s patience with Israel’s rebellion:

“Yet for all this, His anger is not turned away; BUT HIS HAND IS UPRAISED STILL.” (Isaiah 9:8-10:4)

Meaning, that God was still in covenant with Israel, if they would have only repented. Yet, for the duration of their existence they have rebelled, and that is why the Hebrew people lost their land and their temple originally. However, God had mercy, and they were permitted back their land and temple within 72 years time, as was prophesied by Isaiah and Daniel. The second temple was finished in 516 B.C. and destroyed in 70 A.D.

However, even after this second temple was built, Israel continued their rebellion. For centuries the temple stood, and Israel had a tumultuous existence, sinking deeper and deeper into an empty pageantry that was all but useless. In 33 A.D., Jesus was rejected as the coming messiah, and 40 years later the temple was destroyed as Jesus had prophesied would occur. A seemingly unthinkable event, for it had stood for centuries.

Despite this, there are people who still believe that not only has Israel been given their land back, but also that God gave it to them for some sort of inherent appreciation for the Jewish people. However, if you read the law, it says very distinctly what God means by chosen:

“For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.

“The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath he swore to your forefathers that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.

“But those who hate him he will repay to their face by destruction; he will not be slow to repay to their face those who hate him.

“Therefore, take care to follow the commands, decrees and laws I give you today. If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the LORD your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your forefathers.”

(Deuteronomy 7:6-12)

And so, God chose Israel not because of any particularly inherent righteousness. God chose Israel to be brought out of Egypt in order to fulfill promises he made to righteous men centuries prior. Now that Israel has been freed from Egypt (since 1400 B.C.), they are the “chosen” people. They are also chosen to carry God’s message and law, which they must follow to fulfill their end of the holy covenant. They never did, and at one point through Hosea God told Israel they were “LO-AMMI” or “NOT MY PEOPLE,” and he followed that up with “AND I AM NOT YOUR GOD” (Hosea 1:8). Hosea came just before God permitted Israel into captivity because Israel did not follow their covenant. If we are to believe the books, and I am not saying that anyone should…

THE BOOKS

The Temple Of Solomon is essential to not only Judaism, but also every other subsequent religion based on the Hebrew beliefs and sacred texts. These texts can be broken down into a number of basic sections. I will only be addressing the Old Testament in this article.

All of the history of the Hebrew religion is recorded in the Old Testament. Whether or not these books are true is of little consequence anymore, since they have had such concrete effect on the world since their writing. However, the origins of these books aren’t as uncertain as we are led to believe. Of course, the older the book, the more it is contested. Despite the understandable controversy, the books of the prophets are generally accepted as written by their alleged authors, since we have corresponding texts and quotes from other contemporary surrounding tribes and copies of texts. We even have a copy of Isaiah that is dated from 550 B.C., about 150 years after it was written.

Firstly, the torah, which are the first five books of the bible, are the five books of Moses. The torah contains:

1.) Genesis (the history of the world as it was seen at that time, and the history of the Hebrew people),

2.) Exodus – (the story of Moses and the Israelite exodus from Egypt),

3.) Leviticus – (The first book of Law and desert history),

4.) Numbers – (The censuses of the twelve tribes, political history), and finally

5.) Deuteronomy – (Moses’ final book, which sort of sums up the other books in general)

These five books are also considered “the law.” The other Jewish texts are rabbinical, and are not part of Moses’ books, which record the laws and customs given to him by God.

Following these are Joshua, Judges, and Ruth, which are the history of Israel as they lived in the land as nomads. This time period spans until approximately 900 B.C., where we find King David. There are two accounts of the history of Israel spanning from the life of King David to the destruction of the first temple and exile of Israel. The first is covered in Samuels 1 and 2 into Kings 1 and 2, and then the other version is covered in Chronicles 1 and 2. These two versions are similar in many ways, except detail. The following 3 books; Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, cover the rebuilding of the temple.

As an addition to these basic law and history books, there are a few books that are collections of poetry and music attributed to Moses (Song of Songs), David (Psalms, a collection of his music lyrics), or Solomon (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes), or unnamed (Lamentations). There are also books such as Job, which are arguably moral fables alone, rather than history. (Job is too perfect and gets hurt too badly to be real).

Finally, the remaining books of the Old Testament are the prophets. According to the law of Moses, God speaks to prophets through visions and dreams. (Numbers 12:6) Also, we can test prophets by whether or not their prophecies come true, and/ or whether or not they ask you to follow any “gods” other than The Lord God. (Deuteronomy 13:1, 18:21)

This collection of books is the canon of ancient sacred texts for Judaism, Christianity, and Muslim. Of course, Christianity and Muslim each have their own additional sacred texts.

NATHAN’S DREAM

In Second Samuel, David conquers all of the surrounding lands and leads Israel to glory. When David had conquered Jerusalem, he made this his capital city. However, as the ark was being brought to Jerusalem, the Ox that was carrying it stumbled, and a man named Uzzah tried to catch the ark and was killed. David was afraid to have the ark brought to him because of this omen, and he had it left in the tent of Obed-Edom. For three months it stayed there and brought Obed’s house and family blessings. When David heard this, he decided to have it brought to his capital city, Jerusalem. David is recorded to have been so happy that he made a spectacle of himself drinking, dancing, and having sex in public.

The following days, David was truly in a state of rest from his enemies because he had conquered them all. As he sat in his palace and pondered this, he made a comment to Nathan the prophet:

“Here I am, living in a palace of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent.”

(2Samuel 7:2)

Nathan replied,

“Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for God is with you.”

(2Samuel 7:3)

What follows is recorded in both versions more or less word for word. In fact, most of the events between the different versions are essentially the same, except for details of events. In any case, although the prophet Nathan told David to go ahead with his plan; that very night, Nathan had a dream. Nathan received this message from God addressed directly to King David:

“Go and tell my servant David, `This is what the LORD says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in? I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day. I have been moving from place to place with a tent as my dwelling. Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites, did I ever say to any of their rulers whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?”’

“Now then, tell my servant David, `This is what the LORD Almighty says: I took you from the pasture and from following the flock to be ruler over my people Israel. I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men of the earth. And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people shall not oppress them any more, as they did at the beginning and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders [Traditionally judges] over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies.

”The LORD declares to you that the LORD himself will establish a house for you: When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with the rod of men, with floggings inflicted by men. But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. Your house and your kingdom shall endure for ever before me; [Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts you] your throne shall be established for ever.’”

(2Samuel 7:5-16)

This is God’s promise to David; that he shall have a descendant who shall reign over Israel forever. David takes this to mean that his son should build the temple, and shall have a kingdom that shall endure forever. David chooses his son Solomon to succeed him, and Solomon is commissioned by David to build the temple. David asks him to wait to start the building until David is dead, in order that he may act in accordance with God.

THE TEMPLE

Following David’s death, Solomon builds the temple using all of the best wood, gold, jewels, fabrics, etc. from the best of all that the surrounding tribes had to offer. Solomon’s golden temple was a spectacle that has endured in legend for 3,000 years. The consecration of the temple is recorded to be equally impressive, with the many thousands of Israel gathered on a stormy day to have the ark brought to the finally finished temple.

Solomon was slaughtering countless sheep cattle and oxen on the altar, and the congregation was singing. As the ark was laid in the temple, before Solomon made his prayer of dedication, it is recorded that a cloud filled the temple (as a cloud had often filled the tent in the past when God was speaking), and the Lord God said this to him:

“I WOULD DWELL IN THE THICK DARKNESS;

I HAVE INDEED BUILT A MAGNIFICENT TEMPLE FOR YOU, A PLACE FOR YOU TO DWELL FOREVER.”

(1KINGS 8:12-13), (2CHRONICLES 6:1)

To me, this implies that God is not interested in this house of cedar at all. In fact, He says He would be perfectly comfortable living in thick darkness. On the other hand, He refers to our living quarters (a work of His hand) as a magnificent temple for us, a place for us to dwell forever. This attitude of indifference if not disgust with temples is affirmed yet again by the first major prophet, Isaiah, only 200 or so years later:

“Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be? Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD.

“This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.”

(ISAIAH 66:1-2)

After relaying this brief and powerful message from God, Solomon then continues with his consecration of the temple as was planned. Following his lengthy prayer, God says:

“I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there for ever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

“As for you, if you walk before me in integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws, I will establish your royal throne over Israel for ever, as I promised David your father when I said, `You shall never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.’

“But if you [The Hebrew is plural.] or your sons turn away from me and do not observe the commands and decrees I have given you [The Hebrew is plural.] and go off to serve other gods and worship them, then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. Israel will then become a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. And though this temple is now imposing, all who pass by will be appalled and will scoff and say,

`Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?’

People will answer, `Because they have forsaken the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshipping and serving them — that is why the LORD brought all this disaster on them.’“

(1Kings 9:3-9)

THE MESSIAH

And so, did God say in either of the records of Nathan’s dream that it was Solomon who would build the everlasting temple? Not once. In fact, he said that David’s offspring shall build the temple after David’s death. Even more certain, God is vocally dismissive of the very idea of a temple from the moment it is even considered. To review from Chronicles:

“Go and tell my servant David, `This is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build me a house to dwell in….  Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites, did I ever say to any of their leaders whom I commanded to shepherd my people, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?”’

(1Chronicles 17:4-6)

What’s more, the one who is to build the temple and the kingdom is “the Lord himself”, (2Samuel.7:11), in other words God himself will be the one to build the eternal temple.

God further says to David that “He is the one who will build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.” (2Samuel.7:13) And so, because we have the gift of hindsight (which David did not), we can now say definitively that Solomon’s reign was finite. As a result, he could not be the promised seed of David. So, who could be the descendant of David who will have a “kingdom that shall endure forever?” God says this of him: “I will be his father, and he will be my son.”

History has proven that whoever this Jesus was, his teaching has become a spiritual kingdom that has ruled since it came onto the scene. Whether or not you believe the gospels is of little consequence. If I may be frank, whether or not the gospels are true is of little consequence. Whoever Jesus was, his teaching will not die. It seems that no matter how hard it is fought it comes back even stronger. Who can argue that he has had an irreversible effect on the Hebrew religion? Who can argue that his message has spread through the entire earth? Who can argue that He and His message of love has reigned supreme for all those that call upon His name? Who else is considered the “son of God”?

Even in the recorded books of the prophets, the coming messiah’s kingdom is prophesied as spiritual in seemingly countless ways. In Zechariah, His new “Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of men and livestock in it, and I will be a wall of fire around it,” declares the Lord, “and I will be it’s glory within.”

(Zechariah 2:4)

I find it impossible to consider that any earthly city is what is being described here. It is a spiritual kingdom, and its ruler is The Sovereign Lord God. If anyone were to say that the messiah is a man coming to bring in an earthly kingdom made of walls, and ruling over a physical Israel made of a particular bloodline or group, that man must be a false prophet.

I am not saying that anyone should believe this stuff. However, the Zionists claim that they have a right given them by God according to their sacred texts. And yet, as we have just seen, the sacred texts say very clearly the exact opposite of what they claim is true. God does not favor Israel over anyone else, and he has opened his covenant to the world.

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This article is for your information, and to lay the foundational groundwork as part one in a series on the Cult Of Zion. In part two, we will begin a more direct investigation into the Zionist regime. 

Click here for part 2

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