"Hebrew expression must needs be understood of some idolatrous emblem, the setting up of which would entail the ultimate desolation of the Temple of
Jerusalem (I Mach. i, 57; iv, 38). And with this general meaning in view, they proceed to determine the historical event between Our Lord's
prediction and the ruin of the Temple (A. D. 70), which should be regarded as "the abomination of desolation" spoken of in St. Matthew, xxiv, 15,
and St. Mark, xiii, 14. But here they are again divided. Many scholars have thought, and still think, that the introduction of the Roman standards
into the Holy Land, and more particularly into the Holy City, shortly before the destruction of the Temple, is the event foretold by Our Lord to His
disciples as the signal for their flight from Judea."
"According to Daniel's vision, these four kings were to be followed by a “small horn.” This horn was to take away the daily sacrifices of the temple
(verse 11). Of course, at the time of Daniel's prophecy no temple existed in Jerusalem and no sacrifices were being offered; the temple had been
destroyed in the Babylonian invasions several decades before Daniel recorded this prophecy.
However, shortly after Daniel wrote his book his fellow refugees from Judah were allowed to return to their homeland. There they rebuilt Jerusalem and
the temple and renewed the temple sacrifices.
Daniel's vision then sweeps across time some 31/2 centuries into the future, to 167 B.C. At that time one of the Seleucid rulers, Antiochus IV
(Antiochus Epiphanes), invaded Judah (Daniel 8:23-27)."
"That prophecy spoken by Jesus Christ is going to be fulfilled somewhere in the area of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. But what exactly did He mean
by "abomination of desolation"? First, the location, as specified in the prophecy. Jerusalem is in Judea, and the "Holy Place" (i.e. the Temple
Mount, seen in the link above) is in Jerusalem. Can we therefore be sure that this is the Place To Watch? Since the last Temple was destroyed by the
Roman Army in 70 A.D., a new Temple (apart from the Christian meaning and application of the word Temple) must be constructed by the Jewish people
before the "abomination of desolation" can occur in it."
1 Kings 11:7 (NKJV) Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, on the hill that is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the
abomination of the people of Ammon.
Ezekiel 5:11 (NKJV) 'Therefore, as I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable things and
with all your abominations, therefore I will also diminish you; My eye will not spare, nor will I have any pity.
Abomination of desolation" is a Hebrew expression, meaning an abominable or hateful destroyer. To the Jews, the "abomination of desolation" spoken
of by Daniel brought to their minds the Assyrian ruler Antiochus Epiphanes.
Daniel 9:26 (NKJV) "And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come Shall
destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 Then he shall
confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of
abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate."
This passage clearly refers to something which is to follow the coming and death of Messiah; i.e. to something connected with the destruction of
Jerusalem by the Romans.
Mt. 24:15-16 "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth,
let him understand
Then let them which be in Judaea (now national Isreal) flee into the mountains:"
Jesus had just told the disciples that their beautiful temple would one day be completely destroyed. They asked Him, "Tell us, when will these things
be, and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled (v.4)." And behind their question was also the idea that the end of the
Temple would be the end of the world. Matthew tells us that that is part of their question. But Jesus says that that is not so and, as He answers
their question, He separates these two great events from one another.
The end of the Temple would be clearly forewarned by certain dramatic events. On the other hand, about the end of the world, there would be no warning
at all (v.28ff. cf. v.32f.).
The age of the Temple would end with a great disaster which the Lord's people are told to flee from when they see these dramatic events happening.
But from the end of the world there is, of course, no escape at all (v.14).
Near the end of the Temple would be a time when there is a ferment of expectation and all sorts of people would be claiming to be Christ. When the
real Christ does come again at the end of the world, He will come completely unannounced and it will be an age like the time of Noah. There may well
be widespread unbelief, but not necessarily a time of huge upheaval.
So Jesus tells His disciples that things like wars and rumours of wars, earthquakes and famines are simply par for the course in a world ruined by
sin. And, although there will be an outbreak of them soon, that is not end of world. It is, in fact, only the beginning of birthpains.
So, if you like, the troubles of this world in days since the Lord Jesus Christ walked upon the earth - and they have gone on more or less unabated
but sometimes worse, sometimes less - are simply labour pains. The Lord is bringing to birth out of this old world a new world in which peace and
righteousness will rule over the people He has saved out of this old world. And the devil will not allow his vicegrip on nations of mankind to be
Our text this morning is the verses 9-23. And in this passage Jesus is speaking of the time leading up to the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem
and the end of the Jewish Church age. What does He say about that? The thing that really stands out is the abomination of desolation He speaks of in
v.14: "But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea
flee to the mountains." And whatever that is, it is going to result in a time of tribulation. V.19 tells us about that: "For those days will be a
time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created, until now, and never shall."
Shallst I keep going?
Oh Yeah, This has turned into a debate.
I have have put pages of information in front of you, many with links. Credibility of the Bible is based on faith. You have accused me of being wrong,
but have not come with any defense of your words. I have defended what I have said, with links, and in my own words. If this was a discussion, we
would be "TALKING" about the Anti-Christ and the Abomination of Desolation. You came at me for my post at trying to answer somebodies question in
this thread. Since then you continue to argue with me(as I do With you), except you have nothing backing your actions.
The question is not wether I am right or wrong, but have given more than sufficient evidance to back my postings up.
I did not curse at you in this thread, nor have I made any doragatory comments towards you.
I quoted someone else. If you wanted to take this into the debate forum and let other people decide on this, I would make you look silly.
Unless you want to back up your comments and have a resonable discussion on this, I am through with you.
Have a Nice Day
[Edited on 7-3-2004 by TrickmastertricK]