The “Daily” and the Abomination of Desolation: What are they?

by sighandcry on December 12, 2010


The theological crisis facing the Seventh-day Adventist church is widening to an ever increasing chasm as honest seekers for truth begin to discover that many Adventist doctrines once held as pillars of the faith are seen to be at variance with the Holy Bible.  Two glaring examples involve the teaching in Daniel chapter eight concerning the “daily” (vs. 12, 13) and the transgression of desolation (v. 13) also referred to as “the abomination that maketh desolate” found in Dan. 11:31, 12:11 and Matt. 24:15. Confusion abounds as the theologians at the Biblical Research Institute and the Adventist Seminaries cannot seem to agree with each other on these topics whereas various independent ministries try to push private theories to justify their erroneous conclusion that the Seventh-day Adventist church has become Babylon.

If ever there was a time for inspired interpretation of this chapter of prophecy it is now.  Fortunately, by the grace and mercy of God, a completely thorough, logical, and irrefutable explanation of these important topics was introduced into the church in 1932 in the book entitled The Shepherd’s Rod, Vol. 2 published by Victor T. Houteff.  Honest seekers of truth have been immeasurably blessed after the earnest study of this information from that day to the present. Now, an invitation is extended to every Seventh-day Adventist to come hear what the Rod has to say and experience the joy of having the clouds of darkness wisked away from your hearts and minds forevermore. Below is a download link to a PDF document of the original text of the study.

The Exceeding Great Horn of Daniel 8


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Sarah Golder September 21, 2014 at 5:18 pm

The 2520 prophecy is currently under debate at my Church. Would it be possible to get hold of the book The Shepherd’s Rod, Vol 2 please, to help us understand the prophecy and the origin of 2520.
Thank you

sighandcry September 21, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Dear Sarah:

We can understand your concern about this teaching on the alleged 2520 prophecy. This teaching was initially refuted by James White and Uriah Smith in the Review and Herald back in the 1870′s. Since this doctrine has resurfaced in recent years and been the result of much controversy it has necessitated a reexamination of its claims to confirm what the pioneers of the SDA church came to understand about this doctrine. Below is a link to another post on this website which specifically addresses the issue and provides links to the appropriated documentation that will bring you up to speed and allow you to ask the right questions. The second link will allow you to download a PDF document that you can print out and share with others. It is a must read.

Regarding your interest to acquire a copy of the book Shepherd’s Rod Vol. 2, below is a link where you can purchase a digital version for a modest cost. If you need a print copy please email us a request ( and we can assist you from there.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.

May God bless your search for Truth as for hidden treasure.

The Publishers

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