Chantelle Day, who is Caymanian, and her partner Vickie Bodden, who is British, have been together for more than six years and now wish to formalise their relationship. Currently living in the United Kingdom, the couple want to get married in the Cayman Islands, return to the country to settle with their young child and, like all other Caymanian couples, enjoy a loving and lawful family life. But, Day told Cayman News Service, unlike other couples in long-term relationships who want their dream wedding and a future with their friends and family in their own country, that is not currently possible for them because of the continued discrimination that exists in Cayman when it comes to same-sex unions and gay couples. On a visit to the Cayman Islands last week from London the couple headed to the General Registry and filed their application.
This, of course, raises the question of the previous kingdoms -- how could the fourth kingdom be the Islamic Empire if the one following Babylon was Medo-Persia? Keyser Chapters 2 and 7 of the book of Daniel contain visions which symbolically portray the rise and fall of four unnamed world empires.
Futuristic interpreters of these chapters claim that most of the events therein will be fulfilled just prior to the future appearance of the Messiah; while those interpreters of the Historic persuasion claim that the events of Daniel 2 and 7 were fulfilled long ago and have no future fulfillment.
Futuristic interpreters identify the four empires as: Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome. Since these Futurists cling to the idea of a future "Great Tribulation" which, they say, cannot be identified in Roman history, they push the events portrayed in Daniel 2 and 7 off into the future.
So, in reality, both the Futuristic and Historic fulfillment camps are partially right! This article will demonstrate, through detailed analysis, that Daniel did not consider the second empire to be Medo-Persian -- nor did he consider the fourth empire to be Rome!
Our study will show that the four empires of Daniel are Babylon, Media, Persia and Islam -- and that periods of "tribulation" occurred under Antiochus Epiphanes, during the siege of Jerusalem by the Romans, and with more certainly occurring in the future!
The "Times of the Gentiles" It has been said that Futuristic interpreters base their identification of the four world empires on a st-century perspective, and that they have a misguided understanding of the "time of the end" in the book of Daniel.
Some say that Futurists assume that phrases such as the "time of the year" Daniel Hence, state these naysayers, the Futurists interpret the sequence of events in the four world empires that anticipate the "end" to be events leading up to the second advent.
As a result, Futurists understand the four world empires to be a prophesied panorama of history extending now to almost 2, years. Is this really true? At the heart of the futuristic interpretation of these two subject chapters is what is known as the Roman view, which identifies Rome as the fourth empire.
Since the events under the dominion of the fourth empire are unidentifiable in Roman history, a 2,year gap is inserted to bring the prophecy up to the present time. Futurists contend that the prophecy resumes fulfillment in the last days with the rise of a "revived Roman Empire" ruled by the Antichrist.
Complete fulfillment, so they claim, will occur during a seven-year tribulation period, culminating in the second advent of the Messiah. Viewing history from a twenty-first-century perspective -- the Roman view -- with its accompanying period of "Great Tribulation, appears credible and has long been held to be the accepted view.
There is, however, a number of problems with this scenario. Ask yourself this question: Since the head of the statue is Babylon, the following three empires must also have Babylon within their confines.
The other three empires always contained Babylon and surrounding territories within their confines -- but Rome did not.
Some have said that Greece was the fourth empire but this view, also, has some problems. The Greek Empire ended in B. Also, like the Roman Empire, it did not come out of the Middle East. The king summoned the "magicians, the enchanters, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans" verse 2 to tell him the dream and its meaning.
The wise men failed. That statue was huge, its appearance surpassing, standing before you, and its appearance was terrifying. As for that statue, its head was of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its waist and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly clay" Daniel 2: Daniel informed King Nebuchadnezzar that his dream was of a "great statue" composed of various metals.
After you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours, and then a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over the entire earth.
Then there shall be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron; just as iron crushes and shatters everything, it shall crush and smash all these, like iron which crushes, all the earth" Daniel 2: Daniel explained to the king that the four metals represented four successive kingdoms that would rule on the earth.
A third kingdom of "bronze" is represented by the waist and thighs. The fourth kingdom, the legs of iron, will be "strong as iron," and will "crush and shatter" the previous kingdoms. Daniel then describes events under the dominion of the fourth kingdom: And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.
As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay" Daniel 2:Catholics are trained to lie: "So a false statement knowingly made to one who has not a right to the truth will not be a lie." (Catholic Encyclopedia, IX, ).
Since Haran was only miles from Ebla, this promoted the posture that the Ebla text preceded Abram by years. If Abram was 75 years old when he departed from Haran and went to Canaan (Gen. ), it is assumed that he must have lived in Haran around B.C.
The Great Mosque of Makkah, also called Al-Haram Mosque (Arabic: ٱلْـمَـسْـجِـد الْـحَـرَام , translit. al-Masjid al-Ḥarām, "the Sacred Mosque" or "the Sacred Mosque": ) or Grand Mosque of Makkah, is the largest mosque in the world, and surrounds the Islamic Qiblah (Arabic: قِـبْـلَـة , Direction of Prayer), that is the Kaaba in the Hejazi .
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