ADVENTISTS MAKE JESUS THE ANTICHRIST OF DANIEL 8:14
BY Russell Earl Kelly, PHD, June 30, 2018
(1) By WHOM and HOW was the sanctuary defiled in Daniel 8::9-10? SDAs teach that pagan Rome was the Anti-Christ little horn of Daniel 8:9-10 which fulfilled the prophecy by using its army to defile and destroy the Jerusalem temple. Caesar was the WHO and his Roman army was the HOW.
(2) By WHOM and HOW was the sanctuary defiled in Daniel 8:10-12? SDAs also very loudly proclaim that papal Rome, the Pope, is the Anti-Christ little horn of Daniel 8:10-12 which used theology and the confessional to defile the sanctuary. The Pope is the WHO and his theology is the HOW.
(3) By WHOM and HOW was the sanctuary in heaven defiled in Daniel 8:14? By extension and common sense, it is logical to conclude SDAs teach that Jesus Himself is the worst Anti-Christ little horn of the three in Daniel 8:9-14. Jesus used the atoned sins of believers to literally and physically defile the heavenly sanctuary. Since pagan and papal Rome did not literally defile the heavenly sanctuary, Jesus must be is the worst defiler. Jesus is the WHO and atoned sins of the saints is the HOW of Adventist eschatology and The Great Controversy, pages 417-421. Even though EGW says “transfer sin to the sanctuary” instead of “defile,” it means the same thing in context! Will any SDA dare explain this in detailed context?