It appears to be an intractable and unsolvable dilemma, but what you are about to hear could change all of that.
So intones Joseph Farah, editor of WorldNetDaily, appearing in a trailer for a crank DVD which explains that (according to a blurb on Farah’s website) there is
…new and conclusive proof and undeniable evidence as to the proper and historical location of all the temples and why Christians, Jews, Muslims and historians all have it wrong.
The argument appears to be that the discovery will allow Jews to build a new Temple without disturbing the site of the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque, and this will bring about the return of Jesus:
There is no more highly anticipated event in the history of mankind than the return of Christ to the earth; all the maladies that beset the human race will disappear. Over the centuries there have been numerous signs that have pointed the world toward the magnificent and concluding event.
But there is a last sign, and the implications are monumental to every human being on the face of the planet. “Jerusalem and the Lost Temple of the Jews” is about that last sign.
The video has been produced by a certain Ken Klein, but it appears that only those willing to purchase the DVD will get to see the “new and conclusive proof and undeniable evidence”.
“Jesus’ physical body had to be tailor-made through the development of generations of specific genes that would pass down to Mary and allow for the Immaculate Conception. It wasn’t just any body that the Spirit of God could dwell in. And so Jesus body came through a very specific line of predecessors. The integrity of His physical DNA was managed through the purity of a specific line of people all the way back to Adam,” Klein said.
“I think we can expect the same thing to happen with the body that Lucifer will have to take, because we know that there will be an Antichrist who will be the embodiment of the spirit of Lucifer, who was an archangel. It can’t just be any body; it’s going to have to be an engineered body,” he said.
Klein also claims to have discovered “hidden Luciferian codes which he’s deciphered primarily from the Book of Revelation”, and he argues that “Lucifer’s creation of the dinosaurs was to overspread the Earth and make it a wilderness unfit for Adam to inhabit”.
From ramblings such as these, I think we can proceed on the assumption that Klein – a former professional American football player, apparently – is unlikely to have anything sensible to say about the archaeology and location of the Jewish Temple, let alone be able to produce “new and conclusive” evidence about the subject.
And Klein’s religious teachings are obviously marginal to any kind of historic Christianity; how can Joseph Farah maintain his position as a significant player operating between the US Christian Right and wider conservatism when he’s aligning himself with such material?
The answer, of course, is that Farah will promote any kind of apocalyptic theory: Klein’s product joins a lineup that includes Thomas Horn and the “Final Pope“; Jonathan Cahn’s Harbinger polemics; the Muslim Anti-Christ” theories of Glenn Beck’s End-Times Prophet Joel Richardson; and several other “Last Days” scenarios besides.
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