“The True Temple of Solomon” – J.Adam Snyder
Many Jews would like to rebuild Solomon’s Temple. To do so however would usher in WW3 as the Muslim holy site, the Dome of the Rock, sits atop on the exact area where the Temple once stood. Currently only devout Muslims are allowed to enter the area, a policy that the IDF enforces grudgingly. Which is ironic considering that the prophet Muhammad intended the site to be open for all, hence why one will find not only Arabic writings from the Quran inside the Dome, but also Hebrew from the Torah and Latin and Greek from the early Bible translations.
Today we Jews have Solomon’s Wall, the Muslims have their Dome, and the Christians have their Calvary Hill. Perhaps God did this to prevent religious fighting? Regardless, I feel all sides need to take a lesson from Jesus on this issue, including those who do not believe he was the literal son of God (and I’m saying this as a person who is not a Christian). Jesus taught “your body is your temple,” signifying that God lives within.
Physical places such as synagogues, mosques, temples, shrines, and churches do not matter. They are but stone and brick afterall, hence why it is meaningless to fight over them. To truly find God you must look inside for your own inner divinity. That is the true temple.
We are not bodies with a soul, we are souls with a body. When we understand this, we will grow closer in divine consciousness and will no longer be concerned with attempting to convert, dominate, or destroy the true temple of another. Our concern will instead be focused on helping one another in the construction of our own internal temples.
© – J. Adam Snyder