Is the Daily in Daniel 8 a Reference to Christs’ Sanctuary Ministry

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The Daily and Christ Sanctuary Ministry

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) (Mat 24:15).

The abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet.
Daniel 8:11,13
Daniel 9:26,27

Daniel 11:31
Daniel 12:11,12

In reviewing our past history, having traveled over every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise God! As I see what God has wrought, I am filled with astonishment, and with confidence in Christ as leader. We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history. {CET 204.1}
Then I saw in relation to the “daily” (Daniel 8:12) that the word “sacrifice” was supplied by man’swisdom, and does not belong to the text, and that the Lord gave the correct view of it to those who gave the judgment hour cry. When union existed, before 1844, nearly all were united on the correct view of the “daily”;but in the confusion since 1844, other views have been embraced, and darkness and confusion have followed. Time has not been a test since 1844, and it will never again be a test. {EW74.2}

Two points to consider in arriving to the correct understanding:

1.The word sacrifice does not belong to the text
2.God gave the correct understanding to the Millerite pioneers

Charles Fitch
And from the time the daily [pagan sacrifice in the Roman kingdom] shall be taken away, [which ocurred in the year 508,] and the [papal] abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days, [i. e., years,] to the end of that abominable power, 1798, which commenced 538 and continued 1260 years, to 1798, when the pope was carried captive. “Blessed is he that waiteth and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.” What 1335 days? The remainder of the 2300, (as it seems to me,) from 508, when the daily sacrifice was removed, which 1335 years from that period, will terminate, with the 2300 from the going forth of the decree to build Jerusalem, [457 before Christ] in 1843…{1841 CF, LJL 42.1}

Joseph Bates
In the 11th verse he says, “the daily was taken away, (that is, Paganism) and the place of his sanctuary cast down.” How plain it is that this wicked sanctuary (where idols and devils were worshipped) was a building, cast down. How could they cast down the earth to the earth? (12th v.) and it (this same Popery) cast down the truth to the ground, so the ground was not destroyed; clear proof it was not the sanctuary. Well, but we don’t believe that God will ever cleanse the wicked sanctuary of Paganism.{1846 JB, BP1 31.2}

Apollos Hale
On this supposition, also, the question of the vision might be thus paraphrased-“How long the vision”which gives Paganism and Popery “to tread both the” church and her inheritance “under foot?” Or to give a still more specific construction,-as the question, considered in relation to the previous statements of the angel, with the answer, and subsequent communications, seem to indicate that it was intended to be understood,-it might be thus paraphrased-1. How long the vision which gives both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? 2. How long shall the Pagan abomination tread them under foot? and 3. How long shall Popery tread them under foot? The answer to each part is given in the vision and the subsequent prophecy. 1. The sanctuary shall be cleansed at the time appointed. 2. “He-‘the littlehorn’-(Rome while a unit,) shall take away the daily”-Paganism (viii. 11, 12.) 3. “They”-the conquerors of the Roman empire-“shall take away the daily, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.” (xi. 31.) “And from the time that the daily shall be taken away and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be 1290 days. Blessed is he that waiteth and cometh to the 1335 days. But go thou thy way till the end be, for thou shalt rest and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.”{1843 ApH, TSAM 70.5}

Josiah Litch
“By him the daily;” the word sacrifice not being in the original. This term is of frequent occurrence in the book of Daniel, and it will be necessary to ascertain its true meaning. What then did the anti-christian or Papal abomination remove to make way for itself? What was it that let or hindered until he was taken out of the way? I answer, Paganism. For, although the empire was nominally Christian most of the time from the days of Constantine, yet Paganism continued to maintain itself in Rome, and Pagan sacrifices were offered there until the conversion of the Ostrogoths to Christianity, about A. D. 508, since which time we have no account of any public Pagan sacrifices being offered in the city of Rome. “The place of Paganism’s sanctuary” was then cast down, and in its place a new system of idolatry was set up, viz., the worship of saints and images. So that these Pagan conquerors, when they embraced the Christian religion, only exchanged one system of idolatry for another. But by the fall of Paganism, the way began to open for the establishment of the Papal pretensions. {1841 JoL, APEC 81.2}

James White
The daily sacrifice and the transgression of desolation represent Rome in its pagan and papal forms. Leaving out the supplied words, the text would read, “The daily, and the transgression of desolation.”These are two desolating powers; first, paganism, then, papacy. Of these, Paul, in 2 Thess.2:3-8, says:”Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Remember ye not that when I was yet with you I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work; only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.” That which withheld the manifestation of the papacy in Paul’s day was paganism. These are the two powers which have desolated the people of God, of which the angel speaks in the vision of Dan.8. {ND JW, BIAD 127.1}

Steven Haskell
But Satan could not see his power overthrown without making a desperate struggle, and by stealth he
insinuated his principles into the new church. Wrangling, disputes, theological controversies drove out the spirit of life. Self exaltation put men in power; the equal rights of all fell before the rising power of a hierarchy. The principles of trusts and monopolies, of unions and leagues, which had always characterized pagan society, twined its tendrils about the new organization of Christians, and choked its life.Paganism the “daily” of Dan. 8:12 was  taken away, it is true. Rome became nominally a Christian empire. Her emperor professed the name of Christ, and carried before his army the banner of the cross. Decrees were issued causing men to worship according to the dictates of Rome. Then it was that man the emperor and the empire attempted to exalt themselves above the God of heaven. The principles of Lucifer himself had crowded out the truth of Christ, and, as was shown to Daniel, the truth was cast down to the ground. {1901 SNH, SDP 112.1}

William Miller
From a farther study of the Scriptures, I concluded that the seven times of Gentile supremacy must commence when the Jews ceased to be an independent nation at the captivity of Manasseh, which the best chronologers assigned to B. C. 677; that the 2300 days commenced with the seventy weeks, which the best chronologers dated from B. C. 457; and that the 1335 days commencing with the taking away of the daily, and the setting up of the abomination that maketh desolate, Dan.xii.11, were to be dated from the setting up of the Papal supremacy, after the taking away of Pagan abominations, and which,according to the best historians I could consult, should be dated from about A. D. 508. Reckoning all these prophetic periods from the several dates assigned by the best chronologers for the events from which they should evidently be reckoned, they all would terminate together, about A. D. 1843. I was thus brought, in 1818, at the close of my two years study of the Scriptures…{1845 WiM, WMAD 11.2}

A side note on the commencements:God sent His angel to move upon the heart of a farmer who had not believed the Bible, to lead him to search the prophecies. Angels of God repeatedly visited that chosen one, to guide his mind and open to his understanding prophecies which had ever been dark to God’s people. The commencement of the chain of truth was given to him, and he was led on to search for link after link, until he looked with
wonder and admiration upon the Word of God. He saw there a perfect chain of truth.{EW 229.1}

The new view of the“daily”was condemned by Ellen White

MR No. 1425
Errors and Dangers of Prescott and Daniells; The Cities to Be Worked (A.G. Daniells was elected president of the General Conference in 1901. This suggests that this document was written in 1910, a time when Mrs. White was very concerned about Daniells’ neglect of the cities and his involvement in the controversy over the “Daily.”)

At this stage of our experience we are not to have our minds drawn away from the special light given[us] to consider at the important gathering of our conference. And there was Brother Daniells, whose mind the enemy was working; and your mind and Elder Prescott’s mind were being worked by the angels that were expelled from heaven. Satan’s work was to divert your minds that jots and tittles should be brought in which the Lord did not inspire you to bring in. They were not essential. But this meant much to the cause of truth. And the ideas of your minds, if you could be drawn away to jots or tittles, is a work of Satan’s devising. To correct little things in the books written, you suppose would be doing a great work. But I am charged, Silence is eloquence.
{20MR 17.1}
And I was shown from the first that the Lord had given neither Elders Daniells nor Prescott the burden of
this work. Should Satan’s wiles be brought in, should this “Daily” be such a great matter as to be brought in
to confuse minds and hinder the advancement of the work at this important period of time? It should not, whatever may be. This subject should not be introduced, for the spirit that would be brought in would be forbidding, and Lucifer is watching every movement. Satanic agencies would commence his work and there would be confusion brought into our ranks. You have no call to hunt up the difference of opinion that is not a testing question; but your silence is eloquence. I have the matter all plainly before me. If the devil could involve any one of our own people on these subjects, as he has proposed to do, Satan’s cause would triumph. Now the work without delay is to be taken up and not a[difference] of opinion expressed. {20MR 18.1} Satan would inspire those men who have gone out from us to unite with evil angels and retard our work on unimportant questions, and what rejoicing [there] would be in the camp of the enemy. Press together, press together. Let every difference be buried. Our work now is to devote all our physical and brain nerve power to put these differences out of the way, and all harmonize. If Satan could with his great unsanctified wisdom be permitted to get the least hold, [he would rejoice]. {20MR 18.2}
Now, when I saw how you were working, my mind took in the whole situation and the results if you should go forward and give the parties that have left us the least chance to bring confusion into our ranks. Your lack of wisdom would be just what Satan would have it. Your loud proclamation was not under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. I was instructed to say to you that your picking flaws in the writings of men that have been led of God is not inspired of God. And if this is the wisdom that Elder Daniells would give to the people, by no means give him an official position, for he cannot reason from cause to effect. Your silence on this subject is your wisdom. Now, everything like picking flaws in the publications of men who are not alive is not the work God has given any of you to do. For if these men Elders Daniells and Prescott had followed the directions given in working the cities, there would have been many, very many, convinced of the truth and converted, able men that [now] are in positions
where they never will be reached. {20MR 18.3}

The new view is being taught to day:

“The“daily.”The Hebrew word tamid(“continual,”“perpetual,”or“daily”) appears 103 times in the old testament. It is frequently used in connection with the“daily”service in the sanctuary.This text shows that Christ’s daily ministry in the heavenly sanctuary is coming underattack by the little horn. Pg. 76

Summary: the vision of the ram(Media-Persia) and the goat(Greece) form the backdrop to the rise of the little horn power (pagan and papal Rome). The focus, however, is on the religious activities of the little horn.By substituting the confessional and the Mass for Christ’s ministry in heaven, the little horn tookaway the daily and cast down or defiled the place of His sanctuary.Pg. 78

Taken from the 4thquarter adult Sabbath school lesson 2004 pg. 76,78 Link  for 2004 Sabbath School Lesson

This is error!

Our church believed and taught that the“daily” in the book of Daniel, refered to paganism, a satanic
power! Today our fellow brethren are being taught that the“daily”represents Christ sanctuary ministry in heaven!
All this is based on the“theologian”in his study of the“Hebrew”. What a perversion of the truth that Sister White says the pioneers were correct on.

The“theologian”and his study of the Greek and Hebrew will destroy every foundational truth that God has given us as an inheritance if we sit and say nothing. Reject this foolish reasoning and be a protestant by protesting!
These men (and women) who are coming out of the educational institutions that were created to prepare young men and women to give the three angels messages have been compromised and are now teaching our people how to dismantle the foundations.

The rebuke of God rest upon this people!

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! (Isa 5:20-23)

Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say
of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no
understanding? (Isa 29:16)
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject
thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget
thy children.(Hos 4:6)

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