That's not at all clear from the text.
In point of fact, the "temple" in question is a Catholic church. Every Catholic church in the world is a temple to the worship of Almighty God...
"that here on this plain a temple be built to me;" I don't know how clearer the text can be.
I don't know anywhere in Catholic doctrine that a church is called a "temple"; do you? This is a Mexican term going back to the temples of the pagan gods of Mexico. One would hope that Mary would have known enough to have told poor Juan Diego to erect a church to her and not a temple.
posted on 06/18/2007 9:00:46 AM PDT
Harley, the "temple" exists. It was built, past tense. It is not a pagan temple to Mary. It is a Christian church.
Juan Diego was a illiterate Indian. He was not a doctor of reformed theology, or any other kind of theology. Sometimes God reaches us down where we are, even though you don't approve.
posted on 06/18/2007 9:21:35 AM PDT
("I am so tired of you, liberal church in America" -- Mother Angelica, 1993)
“I don’t know anywhere in Catholic doctrine that a church is called a “temple”; do you?”
I heard St. Peter’s in Rome is so called.
posted on 06/18/2007 10:48:03 AM PDT
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