If someone studies the book of Daniel and doesn’t have faith in God, they’ll often come up with some rather strange ideas about it. And sadly, those misunderstandings have been printed and published pretty far. The footnotes in the margins of many Bibles today teach that the book of Daniel was not written when it says it was. Or that prophecies in the book of Daniel, speaking of End Time events, were fulfilled thousands of years ago. Were they? This became personal for me.
In Daniel chapter 8, the coming of Alexander the Great and the empire of the Greeks were specifically predicted, 200 years before it actually happened. History records the visit of Alexander the Great to Jerusalem during his conquests of the Middle East around 332 BC. The high priest escorted Alexander into Jerusalem where he was shown the prophecy about himself that had been given to the prophet Daniel two centuries before. This video delves into that story and its significance for us and our times.
Probably everyone has heard about times in history when someone has pointed out something they thought was just about to happen, because they felt Bible prophecy was just about to be fulfilled. That happened twice, rather famously, over 100 years ago as a direct result of misunderstanding something that’s in the chapter we’ve recently been studying, Daniel chapter 8. And yet it’s happening in our times just as much if not more than it did back then.