Daniel’s Offense

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Thy Kingdom Come: Studies in Daniel and Revelation by R.J. Rushdoony–I wasn’t ready for this book when I first read it almost 20 years ago; but much water has flowed under the bridge since then, and I think I’m less unready now.

Check out Reputable Bible Scholars Inc. on Daniel–they so want this not to be true! So they insist it isn’t. Exiled Jewish priests made it all up, hundreds of years after the events Daniel supposedly prophesied.

This is what Rushdoony called “the offense of Daniel.” Daniel offends modern, humanistic sensibilities. Rushdoony divides the great offense into four elements:

*”It manifests in unavoidable terms the biblical concept of God.” A God-centered universe, in which man is a created being subject to his Creator, really cheeses off the Bible Scholars. They want to be the center of the universe. With tenure.

*It’s prophecy. Modernism totally rules out prophesy from the get-go. If it’s prophetic, it can’t be true. And then they all run out and prophecy about Climbit Change.

*It has miracles in it. Again, something the scholars rule out: no miracles allowed. This from the same people who believe socialism will really work, just give it a chance.

*It’s offensive because it teaches that God controls history. We don’t want to hear that! We want government control of history! Mandates! Blah-blah.

I’m expecting Thy Kingdom Come to give me insights into Daniel and Revelation, and into today’s events. Why is our culture deteriorating so rapidly, and in such bizarre form? What can we do about it?

There’s understanding available, to be harvested by study, prayer, and exchange of ideas.

Just stay away from Scholars.

9 comments on “Daniel’s Offense

  1. That’s it, exactly. Things have changed, and changed dramatically, in the last couple of decades. Something larger than normal human events is happening. It’s that simple.

  2. Our God who knows the end from the beginning, has all things set to occur as He tells us in His Word. Those who do not want to believe this, and going to be in for more and more revelations. They are swiftly occuring and all we need to do is stay informed with the only real truth there is.

    1. It is surprising to see. We know what is prophesied, but seeing it happen is amazing. The one thing we don’t have is God’s timetable, but we can take note of events along the way. I’m not happy about the bad things that are happening, but I take comfort in knowing that God’s plans are happening, and visible to anyone willing to take notice.

  3. The reason there was such strong expectation of the coming Messiah at the time of Jesus was because of Daniel’s prophecy naming the time. Also, they hate Daniel because in their eyes no one can be that righteous. St. Augustine’s “The City of God” explains how the City of Man will not tolerate anyone disagreeing with them in their quest to make the world into a utopia (a word invented by Thomas Moore centuries later.

    1. The disciples were interested in the restoration of the kingdom to Israel: they didn’t understand that Jesus had a much larger mission than that. It was the time of His return that no one but the Father knows.

    2. Right, but the timing of the first arrival of the Messiah was predicted, down to the day, as I recall. John the Baptist had plenty of followers whom were told, as well.

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