- Created on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:53
We are conditioned from childhood to believe certain things about the judgment: We are on trial standing guilty before God the Father who is the judge. The only good news about the judgment is that Jesus is our Advocate and Friend in court. The description of judgment in Daniel and especially in the Gospel of John paints quite a different picture, however. Can the various images of judgment in the bible be reconciled?
- Created on Sunday, 04 December 2011 11:53
The book of Daniel predicts a time of victory for a terrible enemy of God. "He will speak against the Supreme God and oppress God's people. He will try to change their religious laws and festivals, and God's people will be under his power..." (7:25). In a subsequent vision, this enemy "grew strong enough to attack the army of heaven, the stars themselves, and it threw some of them to the ground and trampled on them. It even defied the Prince of the heavenly army, stopped the daily sacrifices offered to him, and ruined the Temple...Truth was thrown to the ground" (8:10-12).
My Bible contains a very authoritative footnote that the enemy in Daniel 8 "is Antiochus IV Epiphanes" - no question about it. Is the foot of Antiochus IV Epiphanes really big enough to fill the enormous shoe that is described in Daniel 8?
- Created on Friday, 18 November 2011 11:53
Daniel is one of a handful of people in the bible that are described as without fault. In this bible study we will consider the life of Daniel and the remarkable impact that he had on Nebuchadnezzar, Darius, Cyrus and others.
Daniel lived in a foreign nation. Is that why he stood out so much? We live in a nation that is "Christian" in name. What would the life of Daniel look like in 21st century America?
- Created on Monday, 05 May 2008 11:53
What is the real reason that Daniel and his friends didn't eat the king's food? Later, when the king demands that his magicians tell him what he dreamed, we have this spectacular verse: "What your majesty is asking for is so difficult that no one can do it for you except the gods, and they do not live among human beings." (Daniel 2:11) We serve a God who did live among human beings and the book of Daniel provides convincing evidence that this God really exists!