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Daniel 12:11, 12

Are the time periods mentioned in Daniel 12:11, 12 (1290 days and 1335 days) to be understood literally or symbolically?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Daniel 12:5-13

Some Adventists are interpreting the time periods mentioned in Daniel 12:5-13 literally, as future events. What is your reaction?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Daniel 7:25

I heard recently that according to Daniel 7:25 the apostasy of the Christian church meant not only the rejection of the Sabbath but also the Israelite festivals. Is this true?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Daniel 8

My friends are divided about the interpretation of the term "continual" in Daniel 8. Does that refer to pagan Rome, or to the mediation of Christ?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Daniel: The Seer of Babylon

In this new commentary by biblical scholar Gerhard Pfandl, the author sets us down in once-mighty Babylon, with its 53 temples and 955 smaller sanctuaries. We survey the ruins of the large (170' x 56') banquet hall of Belshazzar and the remains of Nebuchadnezzar's statue on the plain of Dura. But more important, Pfandl provides the keys to unlock Daniel's prophecy of the 2300 days, the 70 weeks, and the 1260/1335 days. The author champions the historicist year/day principle, showing how Daniel unfolds the future in symbol. He explains how the medieval apostasy predicted by Daniel birthed a persecuting power whose false teaching obscures the atoning sacrifice of Christ. He cites non-Adventist scholars who affirm that Daniel 8 teaches a pre-Advent judgment, and refutes Adventist innovators who project the 1260 days into the future.

Author: 
Gerhard Pfandl

Darwinian Apologetics: Big Questions, Inadequate Answers

Darwinism is commonly presented as if it is supported by abundant empirical evidence while evidence is lacking that life resulted from a process involving more than natural laws and chance. Although denied by Ayala design in nature is well supported by evidence and while belief in the creation does not provide all the answers, it does provide some very good ones.

Author: 
Timothy G. Standish

Day of Atonement — Does Hebrews 9:12-13 Point to?

This brief article explores the words used in connection with sacrifice and how they are used in Hebrews.

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

Dealing With “Discrepancies” in the Bible

How should we deal with alleged discrepancies in the Bible? Here is a short discussion on some issues to be considered before one draws any firm conclusions on such matters.

Author: 
Kwabena Donkor

Death Penalty: An Opinion

Upon request the BRI Ethics Committee has issued an opinion on the question if capital punishment should be promoted in Adventist churches.

Author: 
BRI Committee

Death—The Last Enemy

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

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