One of the world's largest and most controversial Pentecostal churches has been given permission to build a $200m (£130m) replica of Solomon's Temple in Brazil's economic capital, São Paulo.The 10,000 capacity "mega-church", which is the brainchild of Brazil's Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, will also house a replica of the Ark of the Covenant and be built according to "biblical orientations".According to the Estado de São Paulo newspaper, planning permission was granted this week and church officials say it should be completed in four years. ...read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/21/solomon-temple-brazil-christ-redeemer
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Because building a Temple replica in Brazil is going to make Jesus come back...
Based on Biblical description, is 200 million even enough to cover the cost of replicating the temple?
I highly doubt it Grant. All the instruments will have to be faux. Edit*** I am not sure how much it would be really worth, but I would not be surprised if the menorah alone would be a significant portion of 200 Million dollars today.
Maybe they can invest some of that in some nice gold spray paint then.
I wish they would build the real one!!!!Come Lord Jesus!!!
The real one is being built right now. Eph. 2.20-22
Grant, your question raised an interesting thought to me this morning. (Rebuilding a Temple God never asked anyone in the church through the word to do notwithstanding.) Will God approve of that which is not built "according to the pattern?"