Revelation 11: 19 -Answering Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati

Can there even be a temple for God?

Those sentences which are colored in orange are from Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati book Satyarth Prakash (The Light of Truth) and those which are colored in black are Jerry Thomas’s response.

"And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament." (11:19.)

C. The temple (of God) in (the Christian) heaven perhaps remains generally closed. It is but occasionally opened. Can there even be a temple of God? The All-pervading Supreme Spirit as described in the Vedas can have no temple, but the God of the Christian, who is embodied can have a temple be it on this earth or in heaven. Just as the trumpets are sounded and tintinabulatory noise made in the temples here, the same is true of the Christian heaven. It must be only very occasionally that the Christians see the ark of testament. No one knows what the object of keeping it there is. The fact is that all these things are done to tempt men.

Answer: I have already explained the meaning of the temple in the previous answer- Revelation 11:9. That answer suffices here also.

However, for a person saved by the blood of Lord Jesus Christ, that person worships the God in spirit and truth and God dwell in His body. Therefore, a Christian do not have temple in this sense of the word.

What was kept in the Ark of LORD is clearly told in the Holy Bible.

Hebrews 9: 4 “the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were the golden pot that had the manna, Aaron's rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant.

Here also we are told that this is “the ark of His covenant.” One wonders why there is still doubt.

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