March 5, 2017

Daniel 2 and the Destruction of Rome (Part 1)

Passage: Daniel 2:26-44
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Many student athletes huddle together before or after a sporting event to pray the model prayer that Jesus gave to His disciples in Matthew 6. Contained within that prayer is the phrase “thy kingdom come” (Matthew 6:10). While a lot of high school students who recite this prayer may not ever consider the meaning of those words, there is the prevalent theory within a large portion of the Christian world that the kingdom has yet to arrive.  If you’ve spent any amount of time on my website at all, you will see that I emphatically disagree with that position, and I believe that the kingdom of God arrived within the lifetime of the first century audience (Matthew 16:27-28). To postpone the kingdom of God past the first century, as many try to do, is in my opinion a position that stands at odds with a multiplicity of Bible passages (e.g. Colossians 1:13). While this essay will dispel some dispensational theories, the point of this essay is to ask ourselves when the dream that Nebuchadnezzar had was fulfilled in its entirety. We will establish that the coming of the kingdom and the destruction of the image seen in Daniel 2 found its fulfillment no later than the fall of Jerusalem in AD70.

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