John 2:19 In answer Jesus said to them: “Break down this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

When Jesus said these words, the temple he is talking about is the congregation of God which is symbolize by his body (see Ephesians 1:22 – 23 and Colossians 1:18). A temple in dictionary means a place of worship or a church. Since Jesus’ body is the church or congregation of God, it is accurate to say that the temple refers to the congregation of God. Was Jesus saying that the congregation of God resides in his body? Certainly no! What Jesus meant was that his body gives life to and symbolizes the congregation of God. Thus when Jesus died, the congregation of God also cease for a moment but when Jesus resurrected the congregation of God also arose and continue to live just as in the same manner as Jesus arose and continue to live. In Jesus words the temple of God or the congregation of God could not be proven real if Jesus was not resurrected. Therefore, when Jesus spoke as to the temple (his body) to be destroyed, he made sure that he will build it again after three days thus he is saying that the congregation of God will not be worthless. This is true because his body symbolizes the congregation of God and if his body was destroyed by killing him and he was not resurrected, the congregation of God would not be valid and real for promoting the faith of resurrection and may consider as dead also. The life which gives by Jesus’ body (as a ransom) through his Father’s will can be found also in the congregation of God. It is through the congregation of God our faith established which lead us to eternal life. The faith we had in the congregation of God also founded our faith to Jehovah through Jesus Christ whom he appointed as our Savior. Now, the question is does these words of Jesus proved to be true that he was the one that cause himself to live again and so it supports the doctrine of Trinity? No. The words of Jesus here may have a deeper meaning. What Jesus was saying as he will build his temple again after three days would mean that he has the right to take back again what he would loss for a moment – his life. To have a clear thought of what I am saying, let us have an illustration. If for example I have a property which was taken away from me by someone, then because of my belief as my right to have it, I could also say “I will take it back again”. This shows the assertion of my legal right to take my property back again to myself. Do I have my own right or power to have it again? From whom my own right or my power will come from? Of course, I must have an authority or power that will grant my right to have it back. It is none other than through a law which will guarantee my right of having back my property. The court which represents by a judge or a jury is the one that will grant my vested right. Therefore, though Jesus said he will build again the temple, his words means implicitly that he has the right to establish it again through the right given by his Father and that his Father will act upon for him in connection to his right and not by himself alone. This is in conformity of his words in John 10:17 – 18 which states that he has authority to give and take back his life again. The word “authority” here that is used by Jesus doesn’t mean a literal power but rather right or privilege given to him by his Father. However, Jesus didn’t act for his right but rather his Father who gave his right was the one who acted on his behalf for his right to live again. Notice in verse 18 that he had received the authority from his Father and not by his self established authority. Thus, what Jesus meant on John 2:19 was that he will raise his body (spiritual) again not by his own effort but through his Father’s effort. He asserted implicitly to the people before that he will have his life back again through God’s will and not by his own will – that is through God’s power and not by his own power. It is true that the sacrifice will only take effect only through the death of a sacrifice. Jesus proved to be worthy of as a sacrifice since he died literally and he had placed his spirit unto his Father thus his spirit is not the one who made himself alive. It was through God’s will and God’s spirit that Jesus became alive.

Hebrews 9:16 – 18

16 For where there is a covenant, the death of the [human] covenanter needs to be furnished. 17 For a covenant is valid over dead [victims], since it is not in force at any time while the [human] covenanter is living. 18 Consequently neither was the former [covenant] inaugurated without blood. – NWT

16 In the case of a will, [a] it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it, 17 because a will is in force only when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the one who made it is living. 18 This is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood. – TNIV

Luke 23:46

46And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT.” Having said this, He breathed His last. – NASB

Acts 2:24 (among many verses)

24“But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power. – NASB

Romans 8:11

11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

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  1. […] The Implicit Thought Of Jesus In John 2:19 (Against Trinity) Jesus proved to be worthy of as a sacrifice since he died literally and he had placed his spirit unto his Father thus his spirit is not the one who made himself alive. It was through God’s will and God’s spirit that Jesus became alive. […]

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