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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck
In other words, a fairly literal re-enactment of the offence of Antochus Epiphanes.
But that event would be an abomination only for the adherents of that temple, on the premise that the temple was originally dedicated to a more sprirtual purpose. That's what was happening in the original episode.
So I tend to focus on Paul's insight thaat the Christian community itself is the temple of God, under New Testament conditions, and speculate from there. "Do you not know that you [plural] are God's temple [singular], and that [i.e. because] God's Spirit dwells in you [plural]"- 1 Corinthians ch3 v16
This makes the proposition "the physical temple will be rebuilt" redundant.
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
But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
originally posted by: PhilbertDezineck
I would submit that the abomination was a continuation of animal sacrifice after Jesus's ultimate sacrifice.