Originally Posted by Monsoon X
I just ordered the Study Manuals for Level 1 and Level 3.
I've got the level 1. Very interesting stuff. Need to get more.
Originally Posted by JKDGabe
What do you think the "temple" is? Is it not our bodies? I don't understand why people get so fascinated with the "holy land". It's no more holy than anywhere else.
I believe you are referring to 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (?):
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
In this of course you are right. However, in the context of the prophesy we are talking about "the temple" is the 3rd rebuilt jewish temple which is a physical place. For this structure to be rebuilt there is a lot of diplomacy that has to happen in the middle east, which will lead up to the confirmation of the covenant. The rebuilt temple is a key event in biblical prophesy, much as the prophesy of the rebirth of Israel which happened in 1948.
If you can find some time i'd suggest doing some study of the history, prophecy, and scripture surrounding the holy lands. It is fascinating when you start to see how some of that stuff fits together in past, current, and future events. Of course there is much conflicting information and many differing interpretations particularly of end time scripture but it is still worth studying and getting familiar with.