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Revelation Temple Dogs (Revelation 22.15)

"Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood." (Revelation 22.15)✞

Prostitute's Wages

Wild Dogs of AfricaThere is a strange phrase in Deuteronomy 23.18 which says, "You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the wages of a dog into the house of the Lord your God in payment for any vow." The first part is clear enough. It is forbidden to offer to God money that has been made by prostitution. But the wages of a temple dog is more difficult.✞

Immoral Persons

Revelation temple dogIn the ancient pagan temples, there were not only female prostitutes, there were also male homosexual prostitutes, and these were commonly called temple dogs. Revelation Temple dogs denotes thoroughly immoral persons, and that may be its meaning here. "Every one who loves and practices falsehood" is shut out. Psalm 101.7 echoes this idea, "No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence."

"Revelation Temple Dogs"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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