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I was graciously saved from charismatic confusion and catholicism tradition unto Jesus alone by John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me" which I read in a Jack Chick tract given me from a Christian friend who I helped at Gold's Gym for almost 5 years. He gave me the tract which I read at lunch. It was called "This Was Your Life". At the end I broke into a cold sweat because of heavy conviction that what I just read I was guilty of and knew I was in trouble. After reading another called "Last Rites" I prayed to God to forgive me and Jesus to save me because I didn't want to go to hell but go to Heaven one day. Jesus knew I could not save myself so he died on that cross for me. Now I give out the Chick tracts, gospel movies, and Biblical archeology newspapers so that God may be glorified in me through His Son Jesus, Messiah. Don't ever give up on your family and friends you pray for because his Word doesn't return void. And one day, you may hear God say unto you "..Well done thou good and faithful servant:..enter thou into the joy of thy Lord" Matthew 25:21,23 Amen

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Farmer Replicates the Biblical Temple of Jerusalem

This was sent to me from my friend Sonett from the Sunday Night Bible Forum. Thank you Sonett!

A retired farmer has spent more than 30 years building an enormous scale model of a Biblical temple.

26 Feb 2009
Alec Gerrard has spent 30 years constructing the ancient Herod's Temple
Photo: GEOFF ROBINSON
Alec Garrard, 78, has dedicated a massive 33,000 hours to constructing the ancient Herod's Temple , which measures a whopping 20ft by 12ft.
The pensioner has hand-baked and painted every clay brick and tile and even sculpted 4,000 tiny human figures to populate the courtyards.
Historical experts believe the model is the best representation in the world of what the Jewish temple actually looked like and it has attracted thousands of visitors from all over the globe.
But Mr Garrard, who started the elaborate project in his 40's, says his masterpiece will not be finished in his lifetime.
"I've always loved making models and as I was getting older I started to think about making one big project which would see me through to the end of my life," he said.
"I have an interest in buildings and religion so I thought maybe I could combine the two and I came up with the idea of doing the Temple .
"I'd seen one or two examples of it in Biblical exhibitions, but I thought they were rubbish and I knew I could do better.
"I have been working on it for decades but it will never be finished as I'm always finding something new to add."
Mr Garrard, from Norfolk , spent more than three years researching the Temple , which was destroyed by the Romans 2000 years ago and deemed to be one of the most remarkable buildings of ancient times.
He then started to construct the amazing 1:100 scale model, which is now housed in a huge building in his back garden.
"Everything is made by hand. I cut plywood frames for the walls and buildings and all the clay bricks and tiles were baked in the oven then stuck together," he said.
Mr Garrard sculpted and painted 4,000 figures, measuring just half an inch and all wearing their correct costumes including 32 versions of Jesus.
Visitors come from all over the world to see the model and Mr Garrard provides binoculars so they can see all the details.

In Pictures: Model of Herod's Temple

All Pictures by: Geoff Robinson Photography
Now, here's a model of biblical proportions. A retired farmer has spent more than 30 years building an enormous scale model of Herod's temple - and it is still not finished
Alec Garrard, 78, has dedicated a massive 33,000 hours to constructing the ancient temple, which measures a whopping 20ft by 12ft
The pensioner has hand-baked and painted every clay brick and tile and even sculpted 4,000 tiny human figures to populate the courtyards
But Mr Garrard, who started the epic project in his 40s, says his masterpiece will not be finished in his lifetime
"I have an interest in buildings and religion so I thought maybe I could combine the two and I came up with the idea of doing the temple"
"I'd seen one or two examples of it in Biblical exhibitions, but I thought they were rubbish and I knew I could do better"
"I have also sculpted and painted 4,000 figures, measuring just half an inch and all wearing their correct costumes"
"Each one takes about three hours to make and there are 32 versions of Jesus, although no one can ever spot him no matter how religious they are"
Visitors come from all over the world to see the model and Mr Garrard provides binoculars so they can see all the details
"I personally know all the top archaeologists from Jerusalem and I've had experts from the British Museum visit," he says
But he chases the money-changers out of the temple: "I've had a lot of offers from people to buy it, but it's not for sale"
He says his wife Kathleen thinks he is mad

He adds: "She wishes she'd married a normal person"
Mr Garrard, from Norfolk , spent more than three years researching the temple, which was destroyed by the Romans 2,000 years ago and deemed to be one of the most remarkable buildings of ancient times
He then started to construct the amazing 1:100 scale model, which is now housed in a huge building in his back garden
"Everything is made by hand. I cut plywood frames for the walls and buildings and all the clay bricks and tiles were baked in the oven then stuck together," he says
Built in 19BC by King Herod the Great, the temple was flattened in AD70, just six years after completion
In its heyday the temple complex covered 36 acres - four times the area of Windsor Castle

The Temple was probably located on the site of what today is the Dome of the Rock

Quite Impressive!! It took this Farmer 30 years to build the Temple Replica of Jerusalem. In the days of Jesus that 2nd temple took 46 years to build.

In John 2:20-21 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body.

But the first Temple was the most spectacular and it took only 7 years for King Solomon to build.

In 1 Kings 6:37-38 In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif: And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.

In the future, there will be no need of a Temple because God will be in the midst of us for ever with no need of a barrier because the Blood of Jesus has paid for us!

Revelation 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

What a sight we are waiting to behold!!

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Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Matthew 28:19-20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

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