Reason Six for a Pre-Tribulational Rapture
The prophet Daniel was told that those who saw the “abomination of desolation” (Daniel 12:11) would know exactly how long until the end. However, Jesus said, “But of that day and hour no one knows” (Mark 13:32). This poses a problem if the Second Coming and the Rapture are not two distinct events. Do you see the dilemma? If Jesus said, “No one knows the day or the hour,” He certainly could not have been talking about the Second Coming. He had to be talking about the Rapture because Daniel said that those seeing the “abomination of desolation” would know that 1,290 days later, all things would be finished, which, of course, includes the Second Coming of Christ. Here is exactly what he said:
And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. (Daniel 12:11)
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The very day that the antichrist stands in the Temple and claims to be God, a person living at that time can begin to count 1,290 days until the return of Jesus! People will know the day and the hour. That clearly implies that Jesus, and the one giving the message to Daniel, are talking about two different events: The Rapture and the Second Coming. Jesus is referring to the Rapture; Daniel was told about the Second Coming.