Matthew 24:15-16 ...'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) then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains.'
The abomination of desolation affects every Christian on this earth, so it's an important issue to study and understand. The Bible clearly defines that it is the abominations done by God's very own people that causes desolation. Through their abominations, which are usually Pagan traditions, God brings down judgment upon His people by raising up a nation to cause desolation. So let's confirm from the Bible who it is that commits these abominations:
Jeremiah 4:1 ...'If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, return unto me: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove.'
Jeremiah 7:30 ...'For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the LORD: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to pollute it.'
Ezekiel 6:11 ...'Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence.'
Ezekiel 8:6 ...'He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.'
It is God's own people that have turned aside from Him and committed abominations in His sight, and have become a harlot ... Ezekiel 16:32,35 ...'But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband! Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD.' ... A woman in Bible prophecy represents God's people. A pure woman would be those who obey God and keep all His ways, and a harlot woman would be those who have turned aside from God and gone in the way of the heathen, practicing Pagan traditions. And as a result of these abominations that God's people commit, desolation is brought upon them and their land as the following Bible verses confirm:
Jeremiah 9:11 ...'And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.'
Jeremiah 18:15-16 ...'Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up; To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.'
Micah 7:13 ...'Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.'
Ezekiel 33:29 ...'Then shall they know that I am the LORD, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed.'