“The Absolute Sovereignty of Yahweh”

Tucked between the great Old Testament prophecies of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel on the one hand, and the twelve minor prophets that conclude the Old Testament on the other, lies Daniel. Jesus called Daniel a prophet, thus validating both the man and his function (Mathew 24:15). But in spite of this authentication, the Book of Daniel has been more vigorously attacked by higher critics of the Old Testament than perhaps any comparable passage of Scripture. Continue reading ““The Absolute Sovereignty of Yahweh””

“The Meaning of History: Living for God in Ungodly Times”

The book of Daniel gives the meaning of history more clearly than any other portion of the Bible and, what is more, it tells us how to live for God in ungodly times—like our own. Daniel was one of several young men chosen to serve in Nebuchadnezzar’s court. When Persia conquered Babylon, Daniel was again given a position of power. He remained faithful to God in both of these hostile environments. From the interpretation of dreams, to the fiery furnace, the lion’s den, and the handwriting on the wall, to the prophetic visions, the recurrent theme is God’s sovereignty over human affairs. Continue reading ““The Meaning of History: Living for God in Ungodly Times””