The Daniel Church

Dr. Stephen Phinney



But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king’s choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself. (Dan 1:8)


A RELENTLESS ATTACK


Out of all the sixty-six books in the Bible, has there been so many attacks from God’s enemies of the Word of God, as seen in the book of Daniel. Even today, Daniel’s book remains discredited by many theologians – refusing to connect his writings to Revelation’s book. Some adhere to the book not being written by Daniel. In comparison, others claim that such a person as Daniel didn’t even exist.


However, those of us who love and study the Word of God know that this is just another attack of Satan, which is no different than what Daniel experienced during his commissioning of the Lord. Eschatological theologians like myself believe Daniel’s book is one of the most important and pivotal books in the Bible, and for that reason, Satan manipulates present-day believers from studying it, which is the same case with Revelation’s book. Why? It contains like-minded visuals, much like the book of Revelation.


Daniel was considered as important as Noah and Job (Ezek. 14:14). Furthermore, Daniel was considered the man God used to set up for Revelation’s book. The book of Daniel in the Old Testament is the twin to the New Testament’s Revelation. Of all the honored characters found in the Word of God, there is none more intriguing, appealing, loveable, AND pure than Daniel. Outside of Joseph, there were no accounts of evil recorded.


The Book of Daniel is most remarkable. It is packed with prophecies that flow into modern culture. Like Daniel, it is unique and supernatural. It records for us the course of the history of the nations from Daniel’s day until the end, as stated in Revelation’s book. Critics through the ages have groaned in despair in their attempts to discredit the book of Daniel, but there is no other book in all of the Bible that has been so completely and accurately vindicated by history.