I recently introduced what is to me one of the most exciting books I have ever written, entitled Temple to Telos. The premise of the book is that the first century temple in Jerusalem had to be standing and valid for the fulfillment of the final three feast days. According to Paul in Colossians 2:16-17 those feast day were still standing valid as shadows of the good things about to come, in circa AD 62. What is so important about this is that those final three feast days, Rosh Ha Shanah (Feast of Trumpets), Yom Kippor (Day of Atonement) and Succot (Feast of Harvest) foreshadowed the Day of Judgment, the coming of the Lord for salvation and the Harvest / Resurrection. Needless to say, if those feast days are not fulfilled, then the entirety of the Law of Moses– every jot and every tittle- stands valid and imposed to this day. If those feast days are fulfilled, then all futurist eschatology is false!
Needless to say, the book has set off a fire storm of controversy ! Numerous people have posted “responses” and challenges to my premises. Some, amazingly, have argued that the Temple is actually unimportant in God’s scheme, that the only thing that mattered at all, was the timing of the feast days! (This is one of the most specious and desperate arguments one will ever encounter).
Nonetheless, I felt it important to respond to some of the objections so that readers can see for themselves that the objections will not stand and the truth of the book stands firm. Thus, on 12-21-2022, I published a YouTube video addressing several, but not all, (more videos coming) of the objections that have been leveled against the book, so far. Just this morning (12-22-2022), when I opened up my email I had notification from a poster who goes by the handle of “thelawoffaith6018.” I had other notifications from others as well, but this Objector’s post was one of the longest. So, I decided to Answer the Objection to the Answers to the Objections, by sharing their post. Be sure to watch the video first, and then, be sure to to read the Objection- in its entirety below- with my response.
@MrDonPreston Wow! I have never encountered a man who can talk so much and write so much and say so little. Everything you have asked me is based in your unproven presuppositions. Let’s just focus on one of your many unproven presuppositions. You claim that the Feast of Tabernacles is fulfilled by a final resurrection and that you document that in your book. Well, I’m not concerned about what you may have learned from the unbelieving Jewish rabbis. But you most assuredly have not documented that from the Scriptures. And until you do, there is nothing to answer. The Feast of Tabernacles actually foreshadowed the time when God would tabernacle with His people on earth. You also conveniently overlooked one of my earlier comments and arguments about the Feast of Tabernacles. Which is the only one I have even claimed is still relevant today. Observe the following verse about what happens after the AD 70 events —
“And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.” Zech.14:16
Until you prove from Scripture that the Feast of Tabernacles foreshadows a final resurrection, and explain why it is still being kept by the NATIONS after 70, then you are doing nothing but blowing smoke. Have a blessed day!
@thelawoffaith6018 So, without addressing even one of arguments or responses, you just wave your hand and say I did not answer. Not very convincing.
You claim: //No one has said the place or the Levitical priesthood was not important from the time they were established shortly after Sinai until the old covenant law of Moses passed away.//
Well, you evidently have not read all the comments because that is PRECISELY what some have argued, claiming that — and I read this in the video, had you paid attention– by claiming that place and priesthood were not important! The ONLY THING – they claimed– was the timing of the feast days! So, don’t claim that no one has made the objection that I mentioned and claim that I was setting up a straw man, because that is patently false.
The Feast of Tabernacles foreshadowed the harvest. The ingathering. (BTW, have you even read my book and the documentation???)
Now, you told us in your original post this morning that all three feast days are fulfilled. NOW HOWEVER, you tell us that the feast of Tabernacles is still applicable! Thus, the entirety of the Law — not just part of it– but EVERY JOT AND EVERY TITTLE IS STILL BINDING!
I posted the following and insisted that you answer– but you ignored it. So, here it is again:
The law of Moses had to be still recognized by God (valid and imposed) for the fulfillment of the first four feast days– So agrees the LawofFaith.
But, every jot and every tittle of the Law of Moses- WHICH WOULD INCLUDE THE FINAL THREE FEAST DAYS– had to be fulfilled for the Law of Moses to pass away.
Therefore, until the fulfillment of the last three feast days, the Law of Moses would or will remain valid, imposed and recognized by God.
So, once again, show us, from scripture, where the last three feast days could be, or can be, fulfilled in total independence of the Law being valid and binding!
You tell us that the Feast of Tabernacles is about God dwelling with us, as if that is the ONLY meaning. Now, I agree it is a vital part of Succot. But let’s look closer, shall we:
The feast of Tabernacles is about God dwelling with man– Ok:
Revelation 21: 1-3:
Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, [a]John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
Tell us, LoF, when was that to be fulfilled? Let’s see now:
And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him [a]be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”
12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
Did Jesus fail to come and fulfill Verses 1-3? Will you answer?
BTW, your denial that the Feast of Harvest is about resurrection is unbelievable– literally! Upon what basis do you deny that the feast of HARVEST is about the resurrection?? Have you never read Matthew 13 or Revelation 14???? You do know that the harvest IS the resurrection– don’t you?