Millions of Christians worldwide are presently awaiting the return of Jesus to Earth to personally administer the kingdom of God, when all the maladies that have beset the human race will disappear.
Now, a brand-new film suggests there’s one critical piece of information that has been overlooked by most believers and students of the Bible, a sign that “until it materializes and manifests, prevents the Second Coming of Christ.”
That sign has to do with the true location of God’s ancient temple in Jerusalem.
“Jerusalem and the Lost Temple of the Jews,” just released on DVD, claims the site of the holiest place on Earth, is not where most people presume it stood, and is not where the Muslim Dome of the Rock presently sits on the Temple Mount in Israel’s capital.
“It’s not hard to understand why there’s a corporate amnesia with the Jewish people concerning their histories,” says Ken Klein, a former NFL player turned author and filmmaker, “because when the Romans came in in [A.D.] 70 and destroyed this city, they tore down the walls, they destroyed the temple, they destroyed the city. There was nothing left.”
“The emperor Hadrian changed the name of Israel to Palestine, and he changed the name of Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina, and banished Jews from ever living in this land again. And for a thousand years, there was no Jewish presence in Israel or in Jerusalem.
“So it’s not hard to understand why there’s been a lapse of memory and why there were no record-keepers to remember where the walls were, where the city was, and most importantly, where the temple was.”
Klein takes viewers on an in-depth probe of Jerusalem, beginning at the famous Western Wall, where countless numbers of people have placed written prayers, thinking the location is a remnant of the wall surrounding the courtyard of God’s temple before Roman forces destroyed it in the first century.
“The question I’m about to ask is almost unthinkable. In fact, in some circles, it might even be considered blasphemy,” Klein says. “And that question is: Is this really the site where the Jewish temple was?’”
He continued: “Is it remotely possible that the Jewish temple does not belong up on top where the Dome of the Rock defiantly sits? The crushing weight of Jewish tradition refuses to allow such an inflammatory and repugnant question. But a more critical question that trumps this colossal consensus is this: Would God Himself allow for His temple to be rebuilt where it does not belong?”
Many Christians expect a temple to be rebuilt before Jesus returns to Earth, as He spoke of “the abomination of desolation” standing in the holy place (Matthew 24:15), which is thought to be the inner sanctuary of the temple.
“Jerusalem and the Lost Temple of the Jews” revisits the facts of history by delving into archaeological discoveries, Bible Scripture, historical writings and eyewitness accounts.
It examines New Testament statements from Jesus concerning the temple, statements that may or may not have been fulfilled when the Romans leveled Jerusalem some 40 years after Jesus was executed there.
“After all the archaeological digs that have taken place in Jerusalem, not even one has unearthed any remnant of any foundation of any building from the first century. It was gone. It became just as Jesus said it would become, not one stone left standing upon another.
“But there’s a problem with the words of Jesus’ prophecy, because there are many stones left in the walls … that date back to the time of Herod. They are still standing one upon another, in fact close to 10,000 of them. So, either Jesus in His prediction wasn’t being precise in His facts, or there is something else we just do not or cannot understand.”
Below are six promotional videos for Klein’s video featuring a number of subjects:
“The Wrong Place”
"What was on top of the Temple Mount?"
"Why care about the Temple location"