"And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you."
2 Corinthians 6:16-17
This is an interesting scripture... I was talking (electronically) with a friend yesterday about whether we think about ourselves as bad people struggling to do good, or as good people. I won't reproduce our discussion here, but I think that this scripture has something to say along those lines... continuing our theme, WE are the temples of God. We are GOOD... through and through. Sometimes temples have to be cleansed, we have to throw out the idols, we have to re-dedicate them to the Lord... but they never stop being temples, even if someone is putting them to a different use. We never become "adult" bookstores or strip joints... we are temples. And God has said that he wants to be here, with us. If we do a little cleaning, then we can have that. We have to stay away from evil... not let it in. Never let an adult bookstore use your back room. :) Temples stand for something, and they can't be out there wallowing in graffiti and selling penthouse in the lobby.
We're good good good good good. We just have to get the bad out, and never invite it in.