Southern Man

Sunday, March 18, 2012


An anonymous commenter, noting Southern Man's sarcastic references to the current president as Dear Leader, cited these verses and asked if they applied to our current political situation.
He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power. Daniel 8:25

May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership. Psalms 109:8
Southern Man's opinion is no. These verses were written about 2600 years ago on the other side of the planet for an audience and culture almost completely unknown to us today. To claim that they apply specifically to us, today, is the height of arrogance. To understand Biblical prophesy we must understand the times and audience for which they were written before we can have any idea what message the prophets intended to convey, and even then Southern Man doubts that we will have any more than a vague notion of their message.

That leads to a more general question: what is the value of Biblical prophesy? That's one Southern Man cannot answer. But it's a fine question to ask nonetheless. Lord, open our eyes and our hearts, that we might be mindful of the meaning of Your Word. Amen.


At Monday, March 19, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is bible prophesy? I thought it was called scriptures?


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