THE END of the 11th chapter of Daniel reads like a prophecy of the wars of Antichrist. Since the first 35 verses of that chapter are a prophecy of wars that were over the Holy Land in the two centuries before the birth of Jesus, concluding with Antiochus IV and his abomination of desolation, this analysis makes some sense.Continue reading
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IT’S NO WONDER Daniel was so distressed by the visions we discuss this week that he “lay sick for some days.”
Our study this week focuses on the vision of the coming of Alexander the Great and Antiochus Epiphanes, a precursor and type of the Antichrist, and the famous “seventy weeks” prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 which includes the prophecy to the “abomination of desolation” (Daniel 9:27) used by Jesus in the Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24:15-16, Mark 13:14, and Luke 21:20-21).Continue reading
WHILE POLITICS hasn’t changed much in the last 2,500 years, we’re thankful that today being “thrown to the lions” is just a figure of speech. In Daniel’s day, it was apparently an effective way to dispose of political enemies.
Unless, of course, God had other plans.
This week, we discuss the famous story of Daniel in the lion’s den, and then we move on to the prophetic section of the book to analyze the four terrifying beasts of Daniel’s vision, various interpretations of what they represent, and why scholars can’t agree on their meaning after more than two thousand years of study and debate.Continue reading