No offense to all of the folks who believe that we are currently in the Tribulation, but if you have to "make" current events fulfill Bible prophecy, then you need to re-evaluate your position. The latest example is the claim that the Abomination that Causes Desolation was fulfilled by Obama’s recent visit to the Church of the Nativity.
Other Doves have already posted on how this does not line up with Scripture. Please check out Martin’s March 25, 2013 post on this issue: http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/march2013/martin325.htm
I would only like to add a bit of common sense. Whatever you believe the Abomination will be (or was), it MUST be a flee-worthy event.
“So when you see standing in the holy place the abomination that causes desolation, spoken of through the prophet Daniel – let the reader understand – then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.” Matthew 24:15-20.
This is a warning from Christ Himself. And it is not a difficult warning to understand: When you see the Abomination, get out – get out quick. You will be in immediate danger. There will literally be no time to get your things.
So, was Obama’s visit to the Nativity Grotto a flee-worthy event? Did anyone even have a clue that they should have gotten out of Judea that day?
If the answer to these questions is “no,” then the event was not the Abomination that Causes Desolation.
God does not need our “help” to fulfill prophecy. Remember how accurately the prophecies of the First Coming were fulfilled? Do not expect any less from Him now.
We should have enough faith to believe that God will fulfill prophecy exactly the way it is written.
– Lisa Taylor