First Baptist Church of New Carlisle, Ohio has a rich and unique history in our community. Since 1955 we've been establishing ourselves as a lighthouse for Jesus Christ in our hometown of New Carlisle, Ohio.

We have Bible Study at 9:15 am and Worship Service at 10:30 am every Sunday. Childcare/nursery provided for all services. Wednesdays we have Prayer Meeting at 7:00 pm and Revive Student Ministries for youth at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kitchen Korner (Play Dough) - Dolly Lawler

Here it is!  A "no-calorie" recipe to start off the New Year.  J  It's a recipe to cook up on one of those cold winter days when your child is home from school with the sniffles and already bored with the expensive toys he or she received at Christmas time.  Kneading and molding play dough is not only fun and entertaining for your child, but it employs the creative juices that flow so abundantly during those early childhood years.  I' m pretty much out of the loop when it comes to knowing what children like to do, but play dough provided some great times for Jud and Frank (and provided me some afternoons to tie up a few loose ends around the house with no interruptions).  I know.  You're going to say, "But it gets on the floor."  Not to worry.  Those little dough crumbs dry quickly and can be easily swept up before suppertime.  Our boys had a little broom and dust pan of their own to use on such occasions. 
½ C. Salt
1 C. Flour
1 TBS. Cream of Tarter
1 TBS. Vegetable Oil
1 C. Water
Food Coloring
Combine ingredients in a sauce pan.  Stirring constantly, cook over low heat until mixture is the right consistency for play dough.  It will look like mashed potatoes, but be a little firmer.  Turn mixture out on cutting board or wax paper.  When it's cool enough to handle, it's cool enough to play with.  If it's sticky, just put it back in the pan and cook a tad longer.  This play dough can be put in an air tight container, stored in the refrigerator, and played with over and over.  I always doubled this recipe.

The Millennium Temple - By Ken Lawler

In AD 691 the Muslim leader, Omar, completed a Muslim institution called The Dome of the Rock atop the large platform just north of The City of David, where Herod, king of Judaea under the Romans, had built the Antonia Fortress.  Herod constructed the platform and built the Antonia to house the 5,000 Roman soldiers stationed in Jerusalem.  That site is today called The Temple Mount by Jews and Christians because it is believed Solomon's Temple sat where The Dome of the Rock now sets.  Christians have always wondered where the new Temple was going to be built during the Millennium since this Muslim building is on the site.  Does the Dome of the Rock really set where Solomon's Temple was constructed?
When David conquered Jebus, the Jebusite city-state in the 10th Century BC, and made it his capital, renaming it Jerusalem, the city was approximately 10 acres in size.  In comparison, the Temple Mount is about 35 acres.  Ever since Omar built the Dome of the Rock Bible students have been in a panic over where the Kingdom-age/Millennium Temple will be built.  Obviously a stray missile or a dedicated saboteur could blow The Dome up, or it could be destroyed during the war (Armageddon) when Jesus returns at the end of the Tribulation.  Does this site have to be cleared to rebuild Solomon's Temple?
I believe the dilemma has been solved by George Wesley Buchanan, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies, Wesley Theological Seminary, in Washington, D.C.
He is aware that English archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon has determined that the small ridge along the Kidron Valley, just south of the Temple Mount was the entire City of David during his reign.  The Temple Mount did not exist during David's reign so it stands to reason he would have set up the Tabernacle (the worship tent used in the wilderness wanderings) in his city.  It is also logical that Solomon would have built the original Temple there also, probably near the Tabernacle.  Is there any evidence of that?
Yes there is!  First, they have discovered the foundation of the Tower of Siloam mentioned in Luke 13:1-4.  This tower was near the Temple, and the foundation is in the old City of David, not on the Temple Mount.  Second, every description in The Bible of the activities around the Temple involved water, lots of water.  There was a bronze laver, no size given, where the priests washed before entering the Temple.  Also there were ten brass lavers, each large enough to hold 320 gallons of water.  The accounts of the various sacrifices made here tell of the washing of people, utensils, animals, etc.  Lots of water was required.  There is not a drop of water on or near the Temple Mount.  The only constant, reliable source of water in Jerusalem was the Gihon Spring, in the Kidron Valley, at the east wall of the City of David.  This is the water source King Hezekiah channeled into the city through a 1,700-foot tunnel during the Assyrian siege (2 Kings 20:20).
When Ezekiel tells about the future Temple during the Millennial Kingdom (Ez. 47) one of the main features of the Temple is water.  He says, "Waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward" (Ez. 47:1), and Ez. 47:5 describes it as, "waters to swim in."  We're talking about lots of water that has to drain into the Kidron Valley.
I think Dr. Buchanan is absolutely right.  We don't need to worry about the Dome of the Rock interfering with the building of the next Temple.  Israel can build it in the City of David, south of The Temple Mount, exactly where Solomon built the first one.