EXPOSING SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISM
5. The Sanctuary in Daniel
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9. SDA PATTERN FULFILLMENT, HEBREWS 8 AND 9
WHAT IS THE SANCTUARY? A REBUTTAL
4. DANIEL 8:8-14 LAUNCHING SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISM REVISED 2017
7. THE CLEANSING OF THE SANCTUARY REVISED 2017
14 REASONS WHY THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST DOCTRINE OF DEATH IS WRONG
ARTICLES
GC THE GREAT CONTROVERSY
SDA DOCTRINAL STATEMENT AND COMMENTS
122 Errors in GC Intro, 317-408 (1 of 3)
The Sabbath Has Benn Changed Many Times
1. My Testimony and Introduction
2. Seventh-day Adventism in a Nutshell
3. Biblical Inspiration and Ellen G. White
4. Daniel 8:8-14: Launching Seventh-day Adventism
5. The Sanctuary in Daniel
6. The 2300 Day Prophecy and the Year-Day Principle
7. The Cleansing of Daniel 8:14
8. The Daily Sacrifice
9. Pattern-Fulfillment
10. Sin Transfer into the Sanctuary
Chapter 11: INVESTIGATIVE JUDGMENT BASIS EXPOSED
11. The Truth about the Biblical Sanctuary
12. Books of Heaven
13. Rooms in the Heavenly Sanctuary
14. Inside the Veil
THE SCAPEGOAT: ARTICLE
15. The Day of Atonement and the Scapegoat
16. Antiochus IV Epiphanes; 164 B.C.
17. Creation Sabbath
18. Weekly Sabbath
19. Shadow Sabbaths
20. Greater and Lesser Sabbaths
21. Jesus and the Sabbath
22. The Sabbath in Acts
23. Christian Liberty and Holy Days
24. The United States, Roman Catholicism and the Mark of the Beast
25. Two Different Three Angels' Messages
SHEOL: CONSCIOUS SOULS; ARTICLE
Appendix 1: Sheol, Abaddon and the Soul
Appendix 2: Hades and the Soul
Appendix 3: Jewelry, Dress Code and Deceit
103 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SOUL AND SHEOL
160 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SABBATH
214 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INVESTIGATIVE JUDGMENT
165 ERRORS FROM GC P411-444 (2 OF 3)
50 Errors in GC P563-678 (3 of 3)
1260 YEARS OF INEPT POPES
Achilles' Heel of Seventh-day Adventism: Daniel 8:8-13
BATCHELOR, DOUG; SDA AMAZING FACTS
BRIEF DIALOG WITH AMAZING FACTS
Ben Carson, Dishonest Seventh-day Adventist
BOOK INDEX: SUBJECT-TEXT-GC-BOOK PAGE
Book Reviews and Endorsements
Dialog with SDA Scholar on the Law, 2014
Hell: After-Death Punishmetn
"LAW" IN THE BIBLE
LAW-UNITY TEXTS WHICH DESTROY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISM
PAPAL WEAKNESSES
Questions on Daniel from an Andrews University Scholar
Marc Rasell and Russell Kelly dialog, Oct 2009
Marc Rasell and Russell Kelly dialog-2, Oct2009
MILLENNIUM: BIBLE VERSUS GREAT CONTROVERSY
SABBATH-BREAKING IS NOT ON SIN LIST AFTER CALVARY
SITE INDEX: TEXT, NAME, WORD
Sunday Blue Law Paranoia of SDAs
TEN COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT FOR ALL MANKIND
UNCLEAN FOOD HISTORY AND LAWS

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Chapter 11 completely destroys the investigative judgment premise and is the most important chapter in this book. Newly improved July 2008. http://www.tithing-russkelly.com/sda/id51.html

 

THE SANCTUARY IN DANIEL

Russell Earl Kelly, PHD

Spell-checked 11-2015

 

Dan. 8:14 Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.  KJV

Dan. 8:14 For 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the holy place will be properly restored. NASU

Dan. 8:14  For two thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary shall be restored to its rightful state. RSV

Dan. 8:14 It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be reconsecrated. NIV

Dan. 8:14Ad (until) ereb-boqer (evening morning) al-pa-yim (2000) u-shlosh (and 3) mee-ot (hundred) wa-ni-tsa-daq (then shall be made righteous) qo-desh (sanctuary; holy place). Hebrew transliteration.

 

SDAs teach that the sanctuary of 8:14 is in heaven. This conclusion is forced onto (at least) Daniel 8:14 by their assumption that the 2300 days were prophetic years that ended in 1844. Since there was no Jerusalem Temple in 1844, and, since the previous Adventist assumption that the earth itself was the sanctuary had proven wrong, then the heavenly sanctuary became the alternative explanation of 8:14.
 
The English word, sanctuary, occurs six times in the book of Daniel:

 

One: “And the place of his sanctuary [miq-dash] was cast down” (8:11). Most scholars, including SDAs, agree that this is a reference to the Jerusalem Temple. However, while most point to Antiochus IV in 171 B. C. or 167 B. C., SDAs teach that it is the Jerusalem Temple which was cast down by pagan Rome in A. D. 70.

 

Two: “How long ....to give both the sanctuary [qo-desh] and the host to be trodden under foot?” (8:13). Since its antecedent in 8:11 (SDAs agree) refers to the Jerusalem Temple, then one would expect no disagreement. However, because SDAs change the little horn of 8:10-11 from pagan Rome to papal Rome in 8:12, they ignore their own contextual meaning from 8:11, skip the papacy here, and interpret 8:13 to be the heavenly sanctuary which (they say) has been trodden under by the sins of believers.

 

Three: “Then shall the sanctuary [qo-desh] be cleansed” (8:14).  SDAs are the only group which has ever said that this refers to the heavenly sanctuary. During the height of the historical school of biblical interpretation, there were many different speculations about the meaning of Daniel 8:14. Some predicted the re-building of the Jerusalem Temple at the end of the 2300 prophetic days, while others taught that the sanctuary was the earth.

 

Four: “Shine upon your sanctuary [miq-dash] that is desolate” (9:7). Even SDAs concede that this is a reference to the Jerusalem Temple which had been destroyed in 586 B. C. by the Babylonians. In chapter 9, while trying to understand the vision of chapter 8, Daniel was in deep remorse over the continuing ruins of the Jerusalem Temple and was praying for its restoration. Notice that Daniel was not praying for the restoration of a defiled heavenly sanctuary.

 

Since chapter 8 ends with Daniel saying “I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it,” and chapter 9 begins with Daniel praying for the restoration of the Jerusalem sanctuary, then it is difficult to miss the continuity between the sanctuary texts of Daniel 8 and 9.

 

Five: “Destroy the city and the sanctuary [qo-desh]” (9:26). God’s answer to Daniel's prayer about the vision of 8:27 and the sanctuary in 9:7 was not what he had expected -- yet another desolation! Since chapter 9 is (at the very least) a partial answer to Daniel’s question about the vision of chapter 8 (and even if the SDA doctrine were correct), then one would expect to discover some mention of their defiled heavenly sanctuary in the answer given in chapter 9.

 

Six: “Shall pollute the sanctuary [miq-desh]” (11:31), is probably another reference to Antiochus IV which the SDAs attribute to pagan and papal Rome.

 

Conclusion: Most commentaries, historians and common sense leads even the average reader of Daniel to conclude that the Jerusalem sanctuary was being discussed in all six of the above texts. Both the end of chapter 8 and Daniel’s anguishing prayer at the beginning of chapter 9 focus on restoration of the earthly sanctuary for national Israel.

 

The SDA teaching that 3 of the 6 sanctuary texts in Daniel refer to the heavenly sanctuary comes from their interpretation of the 2300 days and their false interpretation of cleansed and not from the context, history and theology of chapter 8.

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