posted on May, 20 2008 @ 12:16 AM
reply to post by jdl79
I am not discounting your interpretation with regards to Javier. I find it intriguing and I have immense respect for the efforts of Constance
Cumbey. Her work is groundbreaking and remains so IMHO.
However the interpretation of the abomination of desolation as a Jewish temple defilement has a very powerful grounding from multiple sources. The
first abomination of desolation and it's exact timing was predicted by Daniel and fulfilled by Antiochus Epiphanes in 168 BC. This fulfills Daniel
11:31 and Daniel predicts the Maccabean revolt correctly in Dan. 11:32-33.
However the second reference to the abomination of desolation has an entirely different context in Dan. 12: 11
From the time that the daily sacrifice is removed and the abomination that causes desolation is set in place, 11 there are 1,290 days.
The context is the end of days and the abomination clearly appears to be associated with an end to the daily sacrifice.
I believe this event is referred to in Thess 2:4
For that day will not arrive until the rebellion comes 6 and the man of lawlessness 7 is revealed, the son of destruction. 8 2:4 He 9 opposes
and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, and as a result he takes his seat 10 in God’s temple, displaying himself as God.
Jesus also refers to it and his reference probably has a double fulfillment, the Roman destruction of the temple and the future AC's interference
with temple worship.
We could spiritualize this and say it has something to do with a cult of antichrist thing, involving false worship, replacing Jesus, and so on. But I
think that the Occam's razor principle, the simplest explanation that fits the facts, is that there will be a rebuilt temple and the antichrist will
try to set himself up in the temple to be worshipped as God.
Thus IMHO for Javier to be the AC, he's going to have to get megolomaniacal and even religious quite soon in the game. After all the whore of
Babylon, a false religious system, has to give him her support. (We can all guess who the whore is.)