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  1. "ByGrace"

    "ByGrace" Well-Known Member

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    Thanks...Agree.
     
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  2. 1stCenturyLady

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    Of course, I would love to hear your theory. How do you know if your theory is true or not?
     
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  3. 1stCenturyLady

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    The fall of Babylon/Belshazzar came when it was conquered by the Medes and Persians, (the Medes always appearing as the shorter or weaker of the two nations in visions), by Darius the Mede, under the Persian king, Cyrus the Great. By the time Alexander the Great conquered Persia, Darius III was in power and fled twice and finally killed by one of his own men. Since many kings were in power between the fall of Babylon and Alexander the Great, I only see the two horns as a smaller nation (Medes) ruled by a larger nation (Persia).

    In another vision the Medo-Persian kingdom is also the bear with one side higher than the other, holding three ribs in its mouth. Those three ribs represent, Lydia, Babylon and Egypt. What is funny is just because it is a bear, many "scholars" believe it is referring to Russia.
     
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  4. Bobby Jo

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    Hi 1stCL,

    I like pudding, because the proof is in the pudding.

    Speaking of "pudding", have you tasted the Psalms yet? Taste the Book 19 (prophetic to the Jews for the 1900's), Chapter 48 (for the year, = 1948) and see if the flavor matches the International Recognition of the State of Israel; or how about Book 19, Chapter 44 ( =1944) and see if that flavor matches the Holocaust (please note the multiple of verses 11 & 22, which may have some numerical significance -- like 9/11 ...).

    So while you're still opened to the Book of Psalms, -- can you recite a FULL Bible Chapter? I would propose that I could stop any person on the street (preferably 50 or older) and with a few prompt get them to recite a FULL BIBLE CHAPTER:

    The Lord is my shepherd -- I shall not want
    He leadeth me -- besides still waters
    He -- restoreth my soul ...

    Agreed? :)

    Bobby Jo
     
  5. Bobby Jo

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    Dan. 8:20 As for the ram which you saw with the two horns, these are the kings of Media and Persia.
    Cyrus was the SINGULAR king of Medo/Persia. If you have another "king" for the Medes, I'd be more than entertained to hear how your commentators work their lies. :)


    "Probably the best is that it refers to Media, Persia, and Babylon as representing the three major components of the Medo-B abylonian Empire. Jerome offered this suggestion."

    John Walvoord, Daniel, The Key to Prophetic Revelation, Moody Press, Chicago, 1971, p. 156

    So if what you described is ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, then why does the "BEST" solution contradict YOUR VERSION?!? Could it be that ALL ancient "fulfillments" are flawed, and it's simply a matter of selecting the BEST LIE?


    What is actually "funny" is that Dan. 2:45 specifically separates the inferred inherent connection between the Legs of IRON with the Feet of IRON and CLAY by inserting the Bronze between them to break the purported 4a/4b association:

    Dan. 2:45 just as you saw that a stone was cut from a mountain by no human hand, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold. ... = 4,3,5,2,1 = FIVE World Empires

    And of course both Scripture and History agree that there is an Empire of CLAY which is divided between THREE SUPERPOWERS and a UNITED NATIONS:

    Daniel 2:41 And as you saw the feet and toes partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom


    You know my first grade teacher insisted that FIVE ≠ FOUR (i.e., Dan. 2 vs. Dan. 7). I thought I could provide a convincing argument that Five DID equal Four, but she wouldn't hear of it.



    1stCL, if you prefer the lying commentators over Scripture and History, then I encourage you to please be content with your choice. But before you conclude any discussion, please consider :
    • The first Superpower is the U.K./U.S. (lion/eagle).
    • The next Superpower is Russia (the bear) which has only committed THREE International Violations, which included Hungary - 1956 (the November 4 invasion), Berlin Wall - 1961 (violation of the Yalta Accord), and Czechoslovakia - 1968 (August 20 invasion). And come to think of it, all three ribs had been gnawed on for a number of years and then were "dropped" to free the teeth of the bear for it's still future attack on Israel.
    • The last Superpower is China -- where in Daniel's day there were plenty of circularly marked cats brought up from Africa, but no vertically marked cats were exhibited yet from the east. And so Daniel could only use the best depiction of the "Leopard", and China is the TIGER. But interestingly, where the U.S. has THREE HEADS, China has FOUR HEADS:
    • State Administrative Council (civilian government)
    • People’s Revolutionary Military Council (top army command)
    • Supreme People’s Court (the judicial branch)
    • Supreme Officer of Prosecution (law enforcement).[1]
    And where Mao's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution put China back ten years, in 1975 Premier Chour En-Lai proposed the FOUR MODERNIZATIONS (FOUR WINGS) which included:​
    • Agriculture
    • Industry
    • Science & Technology
    • National Defense

    So now China aspires to compete on the global market, and I suspect over half your household electronics and dry goods may have been made in China.

    But that's not the end, there's one more beast -- the Dreadful Beast with Ten Horns, which is the United Nations.


    [1] Willy Draus, Economic Development and Social Change in the People’s Republic of China, Springer-Verlag, N.Y., NY, 1982, p. 28​



    Bobby Jo
     
  6. 1stCenturyLady

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    Cyrus was King over Medo-Persia, and Darius the Mede was under him. But it was Darius the Mede that headed the raid against Babylon. Cyrus made Darius, king of the Chaldeans.

    So where is your interpretation of the 2300 day prophecy, and the 70 weeks prophecy? I've already given my interpretation, and I went against commentators and used actual history. You are the one who quotes commentators. LOL These are end times so the books are open for anyone who has the Spirit.

    So far using the numbers of the Psalms seems pretty lame. God didn't add the numbers, man did.
     
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    You do know we are talking about the beasts of Daniel, and not Revelation don't you? LOL In Revelation, the bear represents Russia, but not in Daniel.

    In Daniel, Medo-Persia is represented in 3 different visions as:

    the chest of silver
    the bear with one side higher than the other, with 3 ribs
    the ram with two horns, one bigger than the other.
     
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  8. 1stCenturyLady

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    So did I miss it? What is the beginning and end dates to your 2300 day/year prophecy. All I've heard so far is you believe it is referring to 2300 years but nothing else? I know the SDA belief and it referring to some pope in the 1700's, and also the start date is the same for the 70 weeks prophecy, but it just didn't hold water, so I researched history and was delighted to see history confirms my 6 1/3 years theory, right down to the cleansing of the temple! At first I played around with half days, coming up with a little over 3 years, but had to toss it, as it didn't hold water either. I see you implied you are also using the start date as the same as the 70 weeks prophecy, but they have nothing to do with each other. The 2300 day prophecy (167 BC to 160 BC) has to do with the little horn out of one of the four generals after Alexander the Great of Greece died and Greece was split up 4 ways; and the 70 weeks prophecy starts with a decree from Artaxerxes to rebuild the city and the walls in 444 BC - a Medo-Persian. The start dates are hundreds of years apart!
     
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    you need to get familiar with when those accounts happened again CI. It is clear from your answers you are mixing up events and all for the sake of trying to establish that the day/year principal is not valid. I'm sorry, the error is yours.
     
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    I don't think you understand why and how 1844 was arrived at. It would be well worth your effort to find out.
     
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    Haven't you heard of Herod's Temple, called the second temple? You know, the one in Jerusalem during the time of Jesus? The one finally destroyed in 70 A.D. but lasted from 516 BC. That is the one the Antiochus Ephiphanes IV defiled, and caused the Maccabeean revolt from 167 BC to 160 BC - a little over 6 years (2300 days to be exact). Ever hear of Hanukkah?

    Read the 2300 prophecy again.

    Ram - two horns - Medes and Persians
    Goat - Greece
    one horn - Alexander the Great - broke - he died and left the land to his 4 generals
    4 horns - those 4 generals
    little horn out of one of the 4 generals - Antiochus Ephiphanes IV (175 BC to 164 BC) - still Greece.

    cc: @quietthinker Read Daniel 8 again. The 2300 day prophecy is about the little horn out of Greece.
     
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    SDA's mixed prophecies AND decrees.

    “Know therefore and understand,
    That from the going forth of the command
    To restore and build Jerusalem
    Until Messiah the Prince,
    There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
    The street shall be built again, and the wall,
    Even in troublesome times.

    There were four decrees, and only the last one in 444 BC by Artaxerxes contained the "wall." These 490 years, minus 1 week, was for the first coming of Christ. And from 444 BC counting 173,800 days Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a colt as KING.

    SDA's mixed the Daniel 8 prophecy with the Daniel 9 prophecy. The 2300 day/24 hour days equal 6 1/3 years - 2300 days (167 BC to 160 BC) in which time after the little horn (Antiochus Epiphanes IV) of Daniel 8 defiled the temple (516 BC to 70 AD), the Maccabeean revolt restored Herod's temple, which was finally destroyed in 70 A.D. The last week of years is for the saving of National Israel (Romans 11). SDA's have it as during the time of Jesus, but the verse before it is the destruction of the temple in 70 AD.
     
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    I've lost your conversation. I just wanted to say that the little horn of Daniel 8 is NOT the papacy, right? It is out of Greece and refers to 175 BC to 164 BC.

    There are two mentions of "little horns." The other little horn of Daniel 7 is the one out of Rome.
     
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    Yes, I agree. The key is the addition of the confirming words "evening and morning" to mean a 24 hour period. It is the same wording as in Genesis 1 meaning 24 hour periods. God didn't create the earth in 6 years, but 6 days!
     
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    All this bizarre and crazy re-interpretation started when people began to label the Pope as the Antichrist. But no one is willing to say "WE WERE DEAD WRONG".
     
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    False. The Medo/Persian records are complete, and there is NO record of any "Darius the Mede". Furthermore, the book of Daniel accounts this Darius as the LAST Babylonian king. But of course you won't get the TRUTH from the commentators.


    Please continue to believe the lies, and please be content, because it seems this is what you prefer. And DON'T READ THE PSALMS! :)

    Bobby Jo
     
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    You will need to point that information out me because I do not see it. So please make the effort and oblige me. thanks
     
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    So, what was the point of the 2300 prophecy as you see its interpretation of 6 1/3 years ? I ask because Daniel 8:26 tells us the vision of the evenings and mornings pertains to the distant future. Not the future which is discernible (70 weeks) of which a detailed breakdown was given.....its import being the Messiah, his centrality and Israel's relationship to him.
    Incidentally, the three wise men who visited at Jesus birth where able to calculate time of his birth from the 70 weeks prophecy. I would say that's pretty precise. It was a long trip for them, not one undertaken on mere guesswork.

    Regarding the 70 weeks again. Daniel was asking about his people and it is clear from the text that Daniel could see the Babylonian captivity was coming to an end from reading Jeremiah and wants to know what now. The angel tells him 70 weeks are determined for your people. In other words, you's guys have just about tried Gods patience as a chosen nation to the limit and this (70 weeks) is it...no more Mr nice guy! so to speak.

    Do you understand what I'm saying here?
     
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    Funny how Scripture gives a different solution than you propose:

    Matt. 2:1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magih from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”


    So much misinformation/disinformation,
    Bobby Jo
     
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    I think this last pope we have now may in fact be the false prophet, because that person will be religious. But the Antichrist will be a political figure, a ruler over 10 countries, some stronger than others. (Iron and clay)
     
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