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Brazil: $300 Million Temple of Solomon

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 (3:12 am) | Worthy News / Christian

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

SAO PAULO (Worthy News)– A billionaire pastor inaugurated a $300 million replica of the Temple of Solomon in Sao Paulo, Brazil last week, according to The Christian Post.

The 10,000-seat temple — made of Italian marble and stone imported from Israel — also has a helipad for Edir Macedo, the founder and pastor of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God: a Pentecostal denomination that preaches a prosperity gospel.

According to its website: "This temple is not about a denominational project, but something so glorious and spiritual that transcends reason itself. It will certainly awaken the dormant faith of those who are cold and will prompt a national and worldwide revival."

Macedo — who has a net worth estimated at $1.3 billion — intends the temple to be a tourist attraction, but claims its most important purpose is worship.

"In this new temple, all, without exception, will have free access to seek God, unlike the past temple, where the only people allowed to enter were the high priest into the 'Holy of Holies'".

Brazil's Jewish community is divided over the temple.

"On the one hand, there's the favorable way in which Jewish culture and history are treated in the structure," Rabbi Nilton Bonder told The New York Times. "On the other, there's the bizarre aspect of the project's dimensions and aggressive marketing."

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  • David M. Brefka
    12 August 2014 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Wow, what a gross waste of money that could have had far better uses.

  • Ort
    12 August 2014 at 11:25 am - Reply

    The Prosperity "Gospel" is no Gospel at all. It is false teaching. This man seems to have his treasure here on earth, not in heaven. He is literally playing with fire.

  • Jonathan Gardiner
    12 August 2014 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    David,

    Your comment reminded me of that of one of Jesus disciples. I am amazed how some people does spend their money. I would not fault him for building such a place to worship our awesome, loving, caring and compassionate God.

    Trust he is not tight on when it come to giving to the poor. That will be a tragedy.

    Love and Peace!

    • WorldGoneCrazy
      12 August 2014 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      Jonathan, you may have missed it, but this denomination preaches the prosperity "gospel," which is not only apostate, but the opposite of what Jesus taught and exactly what satan taught. It is Osteenification, in American lingo. The helicopter pad is a nice touch though. :-( This temple will come down like all of the others.

      • Jonathan Gardiner
        13 August 2014 at 5:47 am -

        David,

        " This temple will come down like all others". No argument here with regards to this comment.
        It's reminded me of the words of Jesus with regards a place His disciples' once showed Him in Jerusalem and even a holier temple.

        God is able to do the impossible. I will not condemn the man work.

        Grace, love and peace.

      • Jonathan Gardiner
        13 August 2014 at 5:56 am -

        Correction.

        See the power of words. Sorry WorldGoneCrazy and Not David.

        Let's wish people good and not evil most especially those who desire to honor and praise God.

      • WorldGoneCrazy
        13 August 2014 at 7:26 pm -

        Jonathan, does he desire to honor God? Or does he SAY he desires to honor God? The road to Hell is paved with the bodies of prosperity and "word of faith" preachers. (Not sure what the helicopter pad is paved with. Gold?!? :-)) That is because these false preachers are leading their flock to the King's Table, not for the King Himself, but for what is on the Table. They see Jesus as a cosmic vending machine, which He is not. (Pentecostal is one thing; prosperity "gospel" is quite another.)

        "Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ " (Matthew 7:22-23)

        Why didn't they know Him? The answer is below.

        “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." (Matthew 6:24)

        Money in itself is NOT evil, but the love of money is. IF this man is preaching the prosperity or word-of-faith "gospel," then these verses, and many more, apply to him; otherwise, they do not. God bless!

      • Jonathan Gardiner
        14 August 2014 at 6:19 am -

        WorldGoneCrazy,

        Praise God for His words that is in your heart and believing them, and sharing/reminding us all of them.
        Thank God for the Spirit of His Son Jesus the Savior of mankind, for giving us understanding of His holy word.

        Your response was/is very enlightening.

        When I said. " Let's wish people good and not evil most especially to those who desire to honor and praise God". I wasn't referring to this man.

        All desire to honor and praise God is genuine.

        I am very, very sure Jesus knows of every men's work and He will judge them righteously.

        I am sure God will fulfill these promises also.
        Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. Malachi 3:18. KJV.

        Have a fruitful day.

        Love and Peace!

        P.S. I know of a pastor and some who are calling themselves Christians, who does frown at Bibles' if it aren't the King James Version.

      • WorldGoneCrazy
        14 August 2014 at 12:22 pm -

        Blessing to you, Jonathan! Yes, the King James Only crowd, whom I DO respect as brothers and sisters, need to look into the Dead Sea Scrolls to understand that there are a few points where the KJV needed revision. The NKJV is a slightly better Bible (except for the lack of Olde English :-)) – I have one as well as a KJV – but I think that the NIV does a better job of proper Biblical hermeneutics when it comes to many things, including Jesus' parables. Still, the KJV, NKJV, NASB, ESV, and NIV are solid translations (and there are others, I am sure, like HCSB) for when the original autographs have gone missing. All are fully reliable, when heavily annotated, and none differ on the "main and plain." God Bless!

      • BJ
        13 August 2014 at 8:33 am -

        Jonathan: Let's wish people good and not evil most especially those who desire to honor and praise God. Yet God tells us in II John 1:9-11"whosoever transgesseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ (of which the health n wealth prosperity gospel is definitely not the teaching of Christ), HATH NOT GOD. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him Godspeed: for he that biddeth him Godspeed is partaker of his evil deeds." You are right words are powerful – be careful who you wish good (Godspeed) unless you are ready to be judged by the Lord of all for partaking in his deeds.

      • Jonathan Gardiner
        13 August 2014 at 11:30 am -

        BJ,
        God bless you for sharing those true words and sober warning. Will be guided accordingly.

        Love and Peace.

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