ISN’T THAT NOWHERE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT THAT CHRIST COMMANDED HIS DISCIPLES TO BUILD TEMPLES?
THE LORD JESUS Christ, in fact, while referring to the building of the temple of God, prophesied that those who believe in Him will do even greater things. He said:
“I am telling you the truth: whoever believes in me will do what I do- yes, he will do even greater things, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12 TEV).
Certainly, building God’s temple is a great task, as King David testified:
“And the temple which I build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods.” (II Chron. 2:5).
The building of house of worship, therefore, is a great work that glorifies the Almighty:
“Go up to the mountains and bring wood and build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified," says the LORD.” (Haggai 1:8 NKJV)
During the earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ there was a temple in Jerusalem. The Lord Jesus showed high regard to the temple or house of worship, He even called it “house of God”:
“And he ordered the men who sold the pigeons, "Take them out of here! Stop making my Father's house a marketplace!” (John 2:16 TEV)
The disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ preached and worshipped at the temple:
“They worshiped together regularly at the Temple each day, met in small groups in homes for Communion, and shared their meals with great joy and thankfulness.” ( Acts 2:46 LB)
Thus, nowhere in the Bible we could read that Christ and the apostles forbid the Christians to build temples or house of worship. The Lord Jesus Christ and His disciples showed high regard to the temple or house of worship. And the Lord even predicted that the believers or His disciples will do “even greater things” that includes the building of the temple or house of worship which is a great task or work that glorifies the Almighty.
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