Temples built with human hands

Posted: February 25, 2014 in christian living, ecclesia, Jesus

God does not dwell in temples built with human hands. (Acts 7:48)


  1. fleebabylon says:

    Ephesians 2:19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

  2. I’m afraid that the simplicity of “does not” may be a little difficult to grasp for some people. The fact that you can order fast food these days by reciting a simple number should be adequate proof, no?

    Maybe it would help if we plastered a giant 0 upon every such building- that might suffice. If nothing else this would at least delineate their true value.

  3. Gina M Ardern says:

    LOL! Love this. Sometimes a diagram really helps.



  4. Jim, that is a great conversation starter …

  5. Put up more of your tracts like this, if and as you like … as I can make clippings of them or copy and paste them and add them directly into my google docs content for later use …

  6. fleebabylon says:

    a building devoted to the worship, or regarded as the dwelling place, of a god or gods or other objects of religious reverence.

  7. Al Nelson says:

    A simple and foundational Truth. But then what? Then it must be understood in what manner to gather and worship and exhort and minister and…
    An understanding not yet fully taught. Let all things be done in the character and nature of Christ. Yet we must first begin with His character and nature and measure all things by that. Blessings in Christ Jesus!

  8. TJ says:

    Good one Jim. Nice comments to brothers. To copy Marcus Minucius Felix:

    “Nor can it be said that the true disciples of Christ conceal what they worship because they have no temples and no altars, inasmuch as they are persuaded that God can be circumcised by no temple, and that no likeness of Him can be made. But He is everywhere present, sees all things, even the most secret thoughts of our hearts; and we live near to Him, and in His protection

    “But do you think that we conceal what we worship, if we have not temples and altars? And yet what image of God shall I make, since, if you think rightly, man himself is the image of God? What temple shall I build to Him, when this whole world fashioned by His work cannot receive Him? And when I, a man, dwell far and wide, shall I shut up the might of so great majesty within one little building? Were it not better that He should be dedicated in our mind, consecrated in our inmost heart? Shall I offer victims and sacrifices to the Lord, such as He has produced for my use, that I should throw back to Him His own gift?”

  9. rory says:

    Jeremiah 7:4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD are these.

    NOTICE: He said it THREE TIMES. there would be THREE temples called “God’s House. The first two were built with hands. The last would be a temple NOT built with hands, but by the Lord Himself. It is His BODY, which is called by His name, just as the previous physical house built by hands was called by his name in the old Covenant.

    11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes?

    1st Peter 2:5 ye also, … are built up a -> spiritual house spiritual sacrifices, “spiritual house”… “spiritual sacrifices”.

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