I'm sorry, Dave. I should have been more specific. I meant what OLD TESTAMENT Scriptures speak of this rebuilt temple.
We can argue about 2 Thessalonians all week I suppose. You say it does NOT apply that first century church and I say it does. Furthermore, as it has been correctly presented somewhere else, it is the present tense that is spoken of:
2Th 2:3 let not any one deceive you in any manner, because--if the falling away may not come first, and the man of sin be revealed--the son of the destruction,
2Th 2:4 who is opposing and is raising himself up above all called God or worshipped, so that he in the sanctuary of God as God hath sat down, shewing himself off that he is God-- the day doth not come.
I guess it all depends upon who Paul was writing to. The normal futurist understanding IGNORES any relevance of Paul's letter to the very church that he wrote to (2 Thess 1:1) - you know, those who become an example to all the believers in FIRST CENTURY Macedonia and in Achaia (1 Thess 1:7).
BTW, since you believe 2 Thess was written to you and all other Christians, can you tell me when and where it was that Paul told you these things beforehand? Isn't it just plain logic to assume that Paul is speaking only to the 1st century Thessalonians? (rhetorical question)
2 Thessalonians 2:5 - Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
But, please, I am just interested in the OT Scriptures that speak of a future building or temple of some kind.