SOME OF THE CHURCHES OF GOD, SABBATH KEEPING STILL TEACH THIS “FUNDAMENTAL PROTESTANT” TEACHING OF 100 YEARS OR SO, THAT A PHYSICAL TEMPLE AND ANIMAL SACRIFICES MUST BE DONE BY THE JEWS IN JERUSALEM BEFORE JESUS CAN RETURN. THIS IS A TOTAL MISUNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETATION OF THE PROPHECIES OF DANIEL.
THE “CHURCH OF GOD, A Worldwide Association” SO STILL TEACH. SEE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT END TIMES BELOW. I AGREE WITH ALL THEY SAY EXCEPT THE ANIMAL SACRIFICES - Keith Hunt
What must happen before the Great Tribulation?
Our question then is, “How near are we to the start of that Great Tribulation?” To answer, we can look at a number of specific prophecies and dynamics that will be in place in the time of the end.
Specifically, the time of the end is a time when the following prophesied circumstances will be in place. As you read the list below, consider that these dynamics were not apparent in even the first half of the 20th century. But together, they give the picture of a world on the brink of the Great Tribulation. Relatively speaking, there seem to be only a few details yet to materialize before all factors are in place for the final 3½ years of this world to commence.
Verse 11 gives even more details: “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety [1,290] days.”
In order for sacrifices to be taken away just before the final 3½ years, they will first need to be started again. While there are a few Jews—a small minority at present—who are advocating and preparing for a restoration of the sacrificial system in Jerusalem, as of this writing their efforts have not been successful. This proposal to begin animal sacrifices once again seems quite radical to the majority of Jews, and there are political concerns about instituting this type of activity. Although sacrifices could begin again with or without majority approval, it is difficult to conceive how they could be reinstituted under current conditions. Time will tell how and when animal sacrifices will resume and this prophecy regarding their being taken away will be fulfilled.
In Zechariah 12:3, which also refers to Jerusalem in the end times, God says, “And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”
If there’s any city on earth that’s in the news almost daily—as a focus of conflict, division, bloodshed and controversy—it’s Jerusalem. It is easy to see how military activity could quickly begin and escalate there at any time. For more about what the Bible reveals regarding Jerusalem, see our article “Jerusalem in Prophecy.”
THIS IS VERY BAD THEOLOGY OF END TIMES PROPHECY. IT COMES FROM THE FUNDAMENTAL PROTESTANTS; THE PROTESTANTS CANNOT UNDERSTAND END TIME PROPHECY, IT’S NOT POSSIBLE, AS THEY WILL NOT SUBMIT THEMSELVES TO ALL OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF GOD. ONLY THOSE WHO DO THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD CAN UNDERSTAND END TIME PROPHECY, AND EVEN AMONG THOSE, IT IS ONLY A FEW THAT HAVE THE GIFT OF PROPHECY, THAT CAN CORRECTLY EXPOUND THE PROPHECIES OF THE BIBLE FOR END TIMES [PS. 111: 7-10].
THE FIRST GLARING MISTAKE IS QUOTING DANIEL 12:11 “…DAILY SACRIFICE…..” THE WORD “SACRIFICE” IS NOT IN THE HEBREW! THIS IS VERY VERY BAD THEOLOGY AS MOST SHOULD KNOW, FROM JUST READING THE KJV TRANSLATION. IF THE WORD IS IN ITALICS IT MEANS IT IS NOT IN THE HEBREW MSS.
THIS WHOLE IDEA OF A PHYSICAL TEMPLE AND ANIMAL SACRIFICES, IS PART OF THE FUNDAMENTAL CHURCHES OF PROTESTANTISM; IT IS PART OF THEIR 7 YEAR END TIME COVENANT TEACHING BETWEEN THE ANTI-CHRIST AND JEWS; IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 7 YEARS THE COVENANT IS BROKEN AND THE ANTI-CHRIST SITS IN JERUSALEM, STOPPING THE JEWS FROM SACRIFICING; THEN THEY ADD [DEPENDING OF DIFFERENT VIEWS] THE “SECRET RAPTURE” OF THE CHURCH TO HEAVEN, AN INVISTABLE RETURN OF CHRIST, EITHER AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 7 YEARS OR HALF WEAY THROUGH. THEN EITHER 7 YEARS OR 3 AND 1/2 YEARS LATER, JESUS RETURNS AGAIN THIS TIME VISIBLE AND IN GLORY. THIS TEACHING THEN HAS TWO COMINGS OF CHRIST AT THE END TIME. THIS STRANGE AND SILLY TEACHING OF TWO COMINGS AGAIN OF CHRIST, IS NOWHERE TAUGHT IN THE BIBLE! I COVER THIS TEACHING FROM PLANET PLUTO, FULLY AND IN-DEPTH, UNDER MY “PROPHECY” SECTION ON THIS WEBSITE.
BUT OBVIOUSLY SOME 7TH DAY SABBATH CHURCHES STILL TEACH THIS “SACRIFICE” STUFF, AS THEY HAVE FOR DECADES, ALONG WITH THE FUNDAMENTAL PROTESTANTS.
IT IS WILDLY WRONG! THEY, LIKE THE FUNDAMENTAL CHURCHES OF PROTESTANTISM BADY NEED TO STUDY THE “PROPHECY” SECTION OF MY WEBSITE, AND COME TO THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER; AND TO COIN A PHRASE OF ONE OF THEIR FOUNDERS, COME TO SEE “THE PLAIN TRUTH.”
The ninth revival has come and gone, starting with the reunification of Italy by Garibaldi in 1870 and ending with the defeat of the World War II Axis powers of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy (led by Hitler and Mussolini) in 1945. “Following [World War I], … Mussolini decided his destiny was to rule Italy as a modern Caesar and re-create the Roman Empire” (History.com, “Benito Mussolini”).
“The last revival of the Roman Empire (which has always been European-based) will be a union of 10 “kings” (or kingdoms or states), who agree to come under the authority of the “beast” spoken of in Revelation 17.
”Mussolini “concluded the decade [of the 1920s] on a high note: his Concordat with the Vatican in 1929 settled the historic differences between the Italian state and the Roman Catholic Church. Awed by a generosity that multiplied his annual income fourfold, Pope Pius XI confirmed to the world that Mussolini had been sent ‘by Divine Providence.’ As the 1930s opened, Mussolini, seated safely in power and enjoying wide support from the middle classes, undertook to shape his regime and fix its image. Italy, he announced, had commenced the epoch of the ‘Third Rome’” (Encyclopedia.com, “Benito Mussolini”).
The last revival of the Roman Empire (which has always been European-based) will be a union of 10 “kings” (or kingdoms or states), who agree to come under the authority of the “beast” spoken of in Revelation 17. “And the ten horns which you saw [in verse 3—a different “beast” than the one depicted in Daniel 7] are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with beast. These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast” (verses 12-13).
These 10 “kings” will cooperate, but they don’t mix well. This reality is pictured by the 10 toes of the image in Daniel 2:42-44. This passage refers to these toes as “kings” and places them in the time frame at the end of this age, when God will set up His Kingdom on earth. Today we see dynamics in Europe that will make unification and the rise of a strong leader attractive (for economic, military, cultural and other reasons). In fact, dialogue toward this goal is increasing daily.
THEY ARE CORRECT ON ALL BUT THE “ANIMAL SACRIFICE” THEOLOGY OF FUNDAMENTAL PROTESTANTS - ON THAT MATTER….. BAD THEOLOGY, VERY BAD THEOLOGY. THIS TEACHING AS BEEN AROUND FOR ABOUT 100 YEARS. IN THE 1980s IT WAS PUSHED OUT AGAIN BY PROTESTANT FUNDAMENTALS, AS SOME TAUGHT JESUS WOULD BE BACK BY 1988 - 40 YEARS AFTER THE BIRTH OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL. ONE GUY WROTE THE STONES TO BUILD THE TEMPLE WERE AT A CERTAIN USA DOCK WAITING TO BE TRANSPORTED OVER TO THE JEWS IN ISRAEL, I GUESS THE SHIP SANK FOR THEY NEVER REACHED THE HOLY LAND AND JERUSALEM. THEN THEY NEVER TELL YOU THAT THE “ORTHODOX” JEWS TEACH ONLY THE MESSIAH CAN BUILD THE NEXT TEMPLE, WHEN HE COMES. ADD TO THAT THE “ANIMAL RIGHTS” PEOPLE WOULD GO BALLISTIC OVER THE KILLING OF SO MANY ANIMALS; TO START THE OLD TESTAMENT SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM ONCE MORE, WOULD MEAN A MASSIVELY HUGE NUMBER OF ANIMALS SLAIN WEEKLY, MONTHLY, YEARLY, AND THE ANIMAL RIGHT PEOPLE WOULD NEVER ALLOW IT. ADD TO THAT THAT THE ISRAEL GOVERNMENT IS SECULAR, AND MOST PEOPLE IN THE STATE OF ISRAEL ARE NOT RELIGIOUS. ADD TO THAT THIS TEACHING TEACHES THE NEW PHYSICAL TEMPLE WOULD HAVE TO BE BUILD WHERE THE ISLAMIC DOME OF THE ROCK NOW STANDS, WHICH THE ISLAMIC ARABS WOULD NEVER ALLOW. SOME ARGUE THE NEW TEMPLE WOULD NOT HAVE TO BE ON THE SITE OF THE DOME OF THE ROCK, WELL IF THAT IS THE CASE WHY HAS IT NOT ALREADY BEEN BUILT IF IT COULD BE ANYPLACE IN JERUSALEM? THIS TEMPLE SACRIFICE TEACHING COMES FROM THE FUNDAMENTAL PROTESTANTS WHO HAVE NO CLUE ABOUT END TIME PROPHECY. IT’S TIME SOME 7TH DAY SABBATH OBSERVING CHURCHES WOKE UP TO THE SILLY THEOLOGY OF SOME PROTESTANTS - Keith Hunt