He begins by reminding us of the details that God spelled out for the temple built by Solomon. The details for the temple (and the earlier tabernacle) were certainly very specific.
Next, Jonathan steps through several of the questions and decisions that seem to be important for the church today. Here are a few of them:
- Steeple, Cross, icons
- Sunday or Saturday
- Children included or separate
- Priest, Pastor, Minister, Reverend, Brother, Father, Elder, Deacon
- Pews, chairs, semi-circle
Finally, Jonathan reminds us of what Jesus and the New Testament authors said about building a new temple of God, which would include modern-day temples. These scriptural instructions are just as detailed and specific as the Old Testament instructions.
So, what are these instructions? Well, here’s one example:
“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?” (1 Corinthians 3:16 NIV)
But, there is something different about these instructions… and it’s a very important difference I think.
Read Jonathan’s post and see what you think. Are we taking part in the instructions for the modern-day temple of God?