The abomination of desolation involves the church, not Israel.

Group 5: Preparing For End-Times

Clearly it happened once in Jewish history as Daniel predicted that it would. In the year 167 BC. A Greek ruler, by the name of Antiochus Epiphanies committed two blasphemous acts in the second Jewish temple: He set up an altar to the Greek god Zeus and also he sacrificed a pig on the altar.

The Lord knew of that particular abomination as it occurred some two hundred years BEFORE His words were recorded in Matthew 24:15. So clearly, the Lord was prophesying about an event that would transpire in the last days, since the end of the gentile age is the subject matter of Matthew 24. It stands to reason that in a similar way that the Lord compared the last days to the days of Noah, in like manner, He also highlighted the prophecy of Daniel with the caviat of “let the reader understand.”

Now the general understanding…

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