Temple work by proxy

Christianity is a religion of temple work by proxy — temple work on another’s behalf. Being a Christian means accepting that Jesus has already done all the proxy temple work on your behalf.


When Jesus asks for my temple recommend,
I will say, “You, my Lord, you are my recommend”
You are my substitute Lamb, and my King, and my friend
Not on my righteousness, but on yours, I depend

On the cross, you tore the temple veil in two
Top to bottom, ripped like a tissue
Achoo! You blew the temple away
And in three days rebuilt it

I tried to cover my post-Fall shame
With a shameful green apron your name I defamed
You replaced it
Not with a compass and square, but with a cross
Now my richest gain I count but loss