D., the calamities Clement mentions were brought about by Domitian a generation later. D.) publication of Revelation the temple vision of 11:1-2, arguing that the physical temple in Jerusalem had to be still standing at the time of writing.
"It would not make much sense otherwise," quips Ed Stevens.
The writer exhorted his readers to abide in the “long-developing glorious and venerable rule of our tradition" (7:2).
The world of Clement late in the first century is far removed from the simple faith of the 60's era of Peter and Paul.We have provided the opinions of several hundred conservative and liberal scholars in the links below to establish the weight of scholarly evidence against all such radical views. Many eyewitnesses to the Gospel accounts were still alive, when the books of the New Testament were penned. John 2: 14)." Thus, a vision's lasting significance is the concept portrayed and not the objects employed to carry out the image and its message.Focusing on the temple instead of the dynamics of the vision itself is surely a case of "shooting for fish and missing the river" (J. A voice out of the vision commands John to "rise and measure the temple...." Such a task examines the people of God, their inner spiritual life, just as the Revelation letters of chapter 2 and 3 are addressed to the heart of each of the seven churches/assemblies. 2:5), true worshippers who glory in Christ Jesus (Phil. In view of this spiritual application for the sanctuary, what interest would John have in a physical stone edifice 1500 miles to the east in a small Roman province?Throughout Acts 16-25 Paul and other disciples took advantage of helpful Roman officials on many occasions. 70 advocates' assertion that there was at best only the mildest and briefest of Christian persecutions during the time of Domitian.