Originally posted by SirPaulMuaddib_2
Regarding the two main prophecies
1) Abomination of Desolation
2) End Time Apostasy
The mistake is in stating both are one and the same thing. They are two different end time events, not one event. The Desolation and Apostasy are not
one and the same. Combining them leads to a morass of prophetic understandings.
Yes, the Temple = Church is some NT passages.
Thessalonians and Revelation do talk about an end time apostasy within the Church. This has happened, this is a part of history now.
Combining this passage with the Desolation prophecy which is a separate event that will happen physically leads to a wretched understanding of the
TIMING of end time events. This will lead any who follow this time line into Great Tribulation, because they will have all the timing wrong.
A spiritual building, the temple of God, the church, would be desolated, and only one thing can do that, which is apostasy. How can you say they are
not the same event?
Apostasy of Church - fulfilled in the 90's. This is history. The Laodicean Age is here.
The wording used in the prophecy of the abomination allows it to refer to both the standing and the taking taking away, which I have pointed out. The
word Daniel uses on both mentions of the abomination of desolation means both setting up and taking away.....
5414 nathan naw-than' a primitive root; to give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.):--add, apply, appoint, ascribe, assign,
X avenge, X be ((healed)), bestow, bring (forth, hither), cast, cause, charge, come, commit, consider, count, + cry, deliver (up), direct, distribute,
do, X doubtless, X without fail, fasten, frame, X get, give (forth, over, up), grant, hang (up), X have, X indeed, lay (unto charge, up), (give)
leave, lend, let (out), + lie, lift up, make, + O that, occupy, offer, ordain, pay, perform, place, pour, print, X pull , put (forth), recompense,
render, requite, restore, send (out), set (forth), shew, shoot forth (up), + sing, + slander, strike, (sub-)mit, suffer, X surely, X take, thrust,
trade, turn, utter, + weep, + willingly, + withdraw, + would (to) God, yield.
Yes the standing, giving, of the abomination is history, but the healing, withdraw, let out, give leave, restore, turn, recompense, laying up of its
effects wasn't to happen until the 1290 day mark, which I guess now is history also :-)
Abomination of Desolation - this is future, the daily sacrifice will be restarted, and this is the pre-cursor for the Desolation event, which
involves armies coming in, surrounding Jerusalem, desolating Jerusalem, halting sacrifice and desolating / desecrating alter.
Both the temple and the sacrifices would be spiritual, just as Peter said....
1Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus
The physical sacrifices don't need to be restarted, and a new temple doesn't need to be built, if you realise it is not a physical prophecy, just as
scripture says over and over again, if you simply open your eyes.