World Net Daily: “The Israel Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel on Friday expressed his wish to see the construction of a “Third Temple” in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Al-Quds (East Jerusalem).
According to the Alray Palestinian News Agency, Uri Ariel said “The first Temple was destroyed in 586 BCE, the second Temple in 70 CE, and ever since the Jews have been mourning its loss. Al-Aqsa Mosque is currently in place of the temple, despite the temple being much holier than it. Al-Aqsa Mosque is only the third most holy mosque in Islam.”
“Now that Israel has once again become a Jewish sovereign state, there have been occasional calls to rebuild the Temple.”
Opinion: A 2012 nationwide poll taken by the Knesset showed that 50% of Israeli’s want to see the Temple rebuilt in Jerusalem. Keep in mind that over 40% of Israeli Jews are secular, and liberal Jews will say that even talk of a temple could start another significant war.
Jimmy De Young in his Prophecy Today (.com) website said this:
“Since 70AD, when Herod’s Temple was destroyed, there have been countless efforts to rebuild it on the Temple Mount. The ancient Jewish prophet Daniel said that there will be a third temple in Jerusalem during the seven year Tribulation period (Daniel 9:27). Jesus confirmed Daniel’s prophecy in his Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24:15) when He said, when you see the abomination of desolation in the temple, flee Jerusalem. That abomination will be the Antichrist entering the temple and claiming to be God (II Thessalonians 2:4). Revelation 11:1 guarantees that there will be a temple in Jerusalem. John the Revelator was told to measure the location for the next Jewish temple.”
(Thanks to Dan for sending this in)