There are seemingly endless theories as to what the mark of the beast is, the most common in the modern era being the RFID chip. But are we making the same mistake as the Jews of old, by literally applying this symbol. Ray Hobbs takes us through a simple explanation of why the RFID chip isn’t a logical interpretation of this scripture, and shows us a plausible alternative.
The Eastern Question relating to Daniel 11 and how Islam fits into biblical prophecy, is one of the most controversial prophecies in Adventism… at least it is if you hold my view (currently the minority view).
I have seen people yelled at, ridiculed and even special meetings held to ensure my view was “clarified away”. So, needless to say, this isn’t a view that will make you friends. I do believe however, it holds merit, and seems to be increasingly fitting current events in the middle east. It was also the view of many of the prominent pioneers in EGWs time (this isn’t a guarantee of truth, it is simply interesting).
The two options are basically this:
Option 1: The literal reading of Daniel 11, or
Option 2: the literal reading of Daniel 11:1-40 and spiritual reading of Daniel 11:40-45. This speaker argues for the option 1, and to me it seems the more reasonable view, especially in the light of current events.
audio: mp3 Daniel & The Revelation by Uriah Smith (1897 EGW estate version): pdf, buy book (also available for free in EGW 2 app on IOS, Android, Windows, and Windows Phone)
Doug Bachelor gives a run down of the Pope’s visit to the US in the next few weeks, and what it is all about.
If you still don’t understand the significance of the pope in Biblical Prophecy, it is well worth checking out this high quality documentary produced by Doug Bachelor (well worth the watch) Revelation – The Bride, The Beast & Babylon (thank you to them for releasing it for free for a limited time):
Of all the prophecies that William Miller and the 1844 movement preached, this one has to be one of the most controversial. The main reason: it is often reduced to an argument and often a poorly supported one. This series of videos strips it back to the basics, lays down the 4 options (2300 years, 2300 days, 1150 days, 23 days) and shows very clearly how Miller and the hundreds of preachers of his time all over the world (including young children in Sweden), were preaching God inspired truth. Herb Kersten takes us through a indepth study of the original hebrew of the text, and compares it within Daniel, without resorting to external proofs of the year day principle.
If you believe you have heard it all before on the 2300 days, prepare to be enlightened.
The series is split into 4 sections:
1. The time (all covering the 2300 days only) – note presentation starts at 6:30 into the first video
2. questions about this section (many very good questions asked)
3. The Event (what was the “cleansing of the sanctuary”.. and have we even got that translation entirely wrong!)
4. Questions about the event.
Last year was possibly one of the most significant pushes the Catholic Church has made for many years. Pope Francis has become the go to man to fix international tensions. Surely this can only be a good thing??
Following is a quick run-down of the many significant things the papacy has done in 2014 and why they are prophetically significant.