One of the most pivotal scriptures is Matthew 24:15 - "When ye shall therefore see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place...". What is the "holy place" where this takes place? Should the prophecy be interpreted as a real, physical location where the "abomination" is placed?
Before his retirement in 2021, Dr. Donald Ward pastored churches in Texas and Louisiana, and taught at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also served as chairman of the Council of Elders of the United Church of God. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.