Why Did Jesus Call Himself a Temple?

Episode 350 Show Notes 

From the Show

Some people in church history that don’t believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus have said, “Well, he rose again as the church. The church as his body is the only temple Jesus has.” Well, no according to John 2:18–22 and many other passages. He was referring, John tells us, to the temple of his body. After he was raised on the third day the disciples understood what Jesus meant when said, “destroy this temple and I will raise it in three days.”

—Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. Is it true that Jesus when saying that the temple would be raised in three days was referring to his resurrection? If so, what does it mean that Jesus is a temple?

2. When he revealed the veil to Peter (in the book of Acts), did the Lord make all the unclean animals clean then or are they still unclean?3. How best can I serve Christ as a single woman?

3. Should Christians expect blessings to come with persecution?

4. Why does Paul say that there are certain people that we shouldn’t even eat with? How can we evangelize to people who we aren’t supposed to associate with? 

Resources

Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God's Story by Michael Horton

Walking with Jesus Through His Word: Discovering Christ in All the Scriptures by Dennis Johnson

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