Erik Brandt

November 15, 2018 09:54 AM MST
The stories from the Old Testament Book of Daniel have been celebrated for over two millennia. Daniel in the lion’s den and the fiery wrath of Nebuchadnezzar against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego are staples of biblical learning. They have been integral in the shaping of Judeo-Christian culture. Their examples are used in teaching firmness and faith, trusting in God, and building moral character. Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the great statue and the stone cut without hands is also a classic and familiar mosaic. It is frequently quoted by modern prophets as a sign foretelling the establishment of the Kingdom of God that will fill the whole earth in the latter days (Dan. 2:44). These stories are uplifting and we have grown to love them.
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October 15, 2014 09:51 AM MDT
For most, John’s Revelation is like a sealed treasure chest. It is detailed and intricate, colorful and ornate one feels that there must be a valuable treasure inside, but opening its secrets can be a daunting task. Like any treasure, maps and keys are needed to find and unlock its contents. What may surprise most searchers is that they already have most of what they need to comprehend the messages in the book of Revelation. Here are five keys that have helped me understand the important truths and messages contained inside.
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