why did jesus destroy temple?

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  • 1 month ago

    Jesus did not destroy the Temple.  Jesus foretold that Jehovah’s temple would be completely destroyed. This happened when the Roman army led by Titus destroyed Jerusalem in the year 70. Matthew 24:2 Later, the Roman Emperor Julian planned to rebuild the temple.  Please read this article about what happened to the Temple.  https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/library/r1/lp-e/all-publ...

    Source(s): jw.org
  • 1 month ago

    He didn't. The Romans did.

  • 1 month ago

    JESUS did not destroy the temple but prophecy zed that the temple would be destroyed,200 hundred years after HIS Resurrection in 70 AD the ROMANS marched in to JERUSALEM and a great battle was fought,THEY killed many and the rest was taken into captivity,then they burned the CITY and destroy the temple and fulfilled JESUS prophecy that not one stone shall left upon another because they were looking for gold that was in the temple.     

  • TeeM
    Lv 7
    1 month ago


    Thank you for you comments.

    Has God broken his covenant with Abraham?  NO.

    It is not Jehovah's Witnesses that teaches 'replacement', Paul did. Jesus did, Peter did. 

    When a person becomes a anointed son of God by their faith in Jesus, they are grafted into Abraham's seed.

    Galatians 4:26, 31 Christians become heirs to the promise made to Abraham.

    To the Jew first and then to the Gentile.

    By rejecting Christ, the Jew became children of Hagar, the fleshly temple, or the earthly temple in Jerusalem.

    Galatians 4:25

    For a Jew to become part of the New Covenant, they must accept Christ the same as the Gentile.

    When a person fleshly Jew or fleshly Gentile accepts Christ, the become the spiritual Jew.

    (Romans 2:28) 28 For he is NOT a Jew who is one on the outside, nor is circumcision something on the outside, on the flesh. [caps by me for emphasis]

    Paul tells us the fleshly Jews are no longer Jews. So who are God's chosen people today?

    (Romans 2:29) 29 But he is a Jew who is one on the inside, and his circumcision is that of the heart by spirit and not by a written code. That person’s praise comes from God, not from people.

    If a spiritual Jew loses his faith, they can be pruned or removed from the tree and receive eternal destruction.

    (Romans 11:21-22) 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. 22 Consider, therefore, God’s kindness and severity. There is severity toward those who fell, but toward you there is God’s kindness, provided you remain in his kindness; otherwise, you too will be lopped off. 

    How is 'all Israel' being saved?  By the removal of the unfaithful and the grafting of faithful gentiles.

    Just as Jesus created a new covenant and a new nation and nailing the old covenant to the torture stake. 

    (Galatians 6:15, 16) 15 For neither is circumcision anything nor is uncircumcision, but a new creation is. 16 As for all those who walk orderly by this rule of conduct, peace and mercy be upon them, yes, upon the Israel of God.

    As to the 70 week, Christ came / baptized at the end of the 69th year or the beginning of the 70th week, Christ died in the middle of the 70th week, sin offerings ended,  and the promise to the fleshly Jews remained opened to the end of the 70th week, at that time, the promise of being Abraham's seed was opened to the Gentiles.

    The 70th week came and went 7 years after Christ was baptized.


    Did Jesus 'destroy the temple?  Literally no.

    Did Jesus allow the temple to be destroyed?  Yes, in 70 CE

    This was in fulfillment of the prophecy in Daniel and Jeremiah.

    It was the final visible act that the 'Old Covenant' with the Jews had come to an end.

    In order to worship and serve God acceptable, one had to become a Christian, including the Jewish nation.

    No longer would God have 'one' nation, but true worshipers would be of "ALL" nations.

    God wanted his worshipers to worship by faith and NOT by a visible temple.

    Please understand, God didn't break the contract [covenant] the Jewish people did.

    God was and is no obligation to restate that covenant, since he has offered and is accepting people to his New Covenant.

    Paul's letter to the Romans and Galatians helps us understand, why all must come under the New Covenant and become the true Jew today, the true nation of spiritual Israel and not the fleshly nation.


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  • Cee
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    No, he restored the temple after kicking out the vendors 

  • 1 month ago

    He never did such,  only upset tables of those cheating the pepple in the house of God 

  • 1 month ago

    His body replaced the Temple.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    To make way for Gods third and final temple  not made by human hands.

    Scripture is abundantly clear that Christ and his worldwide Christian church is Gods third and final temple.

    Mark 14:58 KJV — We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.

    Acts 17:24 KJV — God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with human hands

    Acts 7:49 KJV — For Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

    2 Corinthians 5:1 KJV — For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

    1 Corinthians 3:16 KJV — Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

    Ephesians 2:20-22 KJV — Ye are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

  • 1 month ago

    As the story says...Jesus didn't destroy the 

    Temple, He cleaned it up.   

    Destroying a Temple would have been an act of War! 

    Temples were very special in all cultures going back 14,000 years. 

    Please read the Holy Bibles, We need more atheists. 

  • yesmar
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Jesus cleared the temple, he didn't destroy it.  He did this to fulfill a prophecy.

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