The “abomination of desolation” is the Roman Armies when they surrounded Jerusalem in 70 AD

Go to Rapture Refuted home page


click to view


The Titus Arch in Rome that celebrates the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD by Titus as Matthew 24 prophesied.

The signs of Matthew 24 prophecies the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD not the second coming and certainly not some “Rapture” theology that was invented in 1830 AD by John Darby. When Christians saw the signs, they fled the city and were saved.


Go to Rapture Refuted home page

Click to View



The Abomination of desolation is the Roman Armies that surrounded and destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD.

Abomination of desolation = Jerusalem surrounded by armies

The bible is its own best commentator





abomination of desolation



not mentioned

surrounded by armies

not mentioned

not mentioned



Abomination fulfilled when Jerusalem surrounded by armies

A. Explanation the force of the above table:               

  1. Matthew & Mark mention the abomination. Luke, inserts, in the exact place of mentioning the abomination, "when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies". The conclusion is that Luke interpreted the abomination to be fulfilled when Jerusalem surrounded.
  2. Standing in the holy place where it should not:
  3. The temple was destroyed near the end of the siege, long after leaving was possible
  4. The Roman armies were the abomination which causes abomination when they surrounded the city, Christians where given opportunity to leave.
  5. Jesus makes reference to the "abomination" prophecy of Daniel: Dan 9:27; 11:31; 12:7-13

B. Historical Fulfillment Possibilities of Daniel's prophecy (Dan 9:27)

  1. Antiochus Epiphanes 167 BC
  2. Rome 70 AD


1.      There is absolutely no reason to view the abomination of desolation as some future event, when it was clearly fulfilled in 70 AD!

2.      This may not make for exciting TV programming where we misapply current events to Bible prophecy, but it is the truth!

Steve Rudd

click to view
We Speak truth in LOVE
“you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth” John 8:40
tell us if we have misrepresented anything
click to view


Click Your Choice