Five Solas


Rushdoony, Thy Kingdom Come, p.227

R. J. Rushdoony, Thy Kingdom Come: Studies in Daniel and Revelation, Vallecito, CA: ROSS HOUSE BOOKS, 2001, p.227

"In Ezekiel 40-47, the prophet speaks of the reestablished temple. Since Ezekiel wrote in the last days of Jerusalem, in the shadow of the collapse and captivity of Judah, it has been sometimes assumed that the prophecy is an idealized picture of the second temple, or a vision of an actual temple destined to be rebuilt at the end of time. In either case, the interpretation has a literal temple in mind. But Ezekiel's vision is not of a literal temple, since no literal temple has the unusual features of this one, such as a stream issuing from under the threshold and growing miraculously in size. The temple is obviously typical and symbolic. The temple of Ezekiel's vision lacks the Ark of the testimony and the veil and is clearly not a literal temple. The temple is clearly Christ's kingdom and realm, whose destiny it is to renew the world."