I realize why it was built. But I was just wondering what the point would be from God's perspective, since this temple would be standing when Christ arrives on the scene? Why did God desire this temple to be built, only for it to be destroyed soon after Christ's ascension into heaven? Was the destroying of the temple God's plan all along? Or did the temple get destroyed mainly because the Jews rejected the Messiah during that time? Of course not all Jews rejected Him, but plenty of them did tho, especially the leaders it seems. So just wondering if anyone might have insight into any of this, even tho I realize it's all hypothetical so to speak?