This message is for Derek.
Hi Derek, I watched your video on YouTube where you discussed the statue in Daniel 2 from a periodic table point of view. I found it very interesting. I also found you very competent.
I'm a Christian Literary Analyst, and it is from that aspect that I study the Bible. There is much to say about that approach as it is quite unusual but I'm writing to you about Daniel 2 now. We can discuss everything I do later on if we get to that point.
I've been studying Daniel 2 and, yes, I am in total agreement, more or less, with the analysis that has been done as far as justifying Daniel's interpretation of the dream. It is correct. However, a couple aspects of the story in Daniel 2 bear further discussion in my opinion.
Based on my analysis, the prophetic value of Daniel 2, really, the entire Book of Daniel, extends into the End Times as well. In other words, the prophetic value of Daniel 2 does not reside solely on Daniel's interpretation of the dream to the King. There are other interpretations as well to be found there that relate directly to the End Times....Blessings, Jacob
Hello! My name is Jori! When I was a little girl I believed in the Lord and did not have much context to that, when I learned about planets and atoms at age 9, I immediately knew something was going on with the similarity between the two and the universe in general. As soon as I heard about the debate between creation and evolution it just made sense to me that all these things happened in science but that the description in the bible was still true, I wasn't sure how exactly but there were clues! I just discovered you today at age 28 and a little over a year of full rededication to the Lord (I always believed and had been Involved in ministry a few times in my younger years but it had been 7 years since I last served when I joined this church and I've been there about 3 years but fully dedicated in my walk and ministry for the past one year, the other years I suppose I just wasn't serving, anyhow, its now ten years since then, and I'm just now discovering you. In 2016 when I had my son I was in an extremely isolating situation and I was alone with God and my thoughts often and I believe He revealed things and got gears going I didn't know how they'd be used yet. I got way too interested in the ancient aliens show, but, I was able to watch it with discernment and there were concepts mentioned that though they were being presented incorrectly and incorrect conclusions were being drawn from them, I began making connections like back when I was young again and feeling the pull I had back then. I didn't know what do do with it and just kind of pondered often and listened to many conversations on space and related topics as well as life and God. Since being in my church it's become increasingly apparent that I need a better understanding than I have of how exactly the Lord did exactly as He said while still resulting in what can be observed. I feel like there's pieces of things I just intrinsically know for some reason but am missing pieces to or haven't realized them yet, and I feel like you and your research are helping me make sense of things I thought possibly no other humans had on their minds so thoroughly or could truly make sense of (because I haven't been able to) and I believe God has given you a gift and you are discovering more facets to knowing Him in ways many people may never comprehend and I'm not sure why but this brings me a great sense of hope purpose and peacefulness and I just want to thank you for your work and let you know if there's ever a way I could learn more or work with you guys in any way it would be a huge blessing. I'm just a lowly degree lacking laborer at a common job nowadays, but I have an itching bone of scholastica and of academia that I haven't gotten to scratch properly in years but I used to be very good at utilizing before I dropped out of my psychology major and joined the workforce to survive, nowadays I do ha e an extremely thorough expository pastor that does feed that hunger with etymology and amazing analysis of scripture that I can take notes on and study throughout the week, but to go as in depth as you are unto specific aspects of particular subjects is a stimulus to my brain and spirit my soul has been thirsting for! Thank you for your studies amd thank God for putting that work in you in His spirit!
Thank you very much for this powerful information! I have been involved with ecosystem models of large water bodies (primarily hydropower reservoirs in the USA as well as in Europe, Africa, S. America, and Asia), and our models can be calibrated to all these water bodies by calibrating to measured water quality constituents, physical settings (i.e., waterbody size, outlet characteristics, hydrological conditions), and meteorological conditions. This is only possible due to the integrity of God's creation across all aspects of physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. Your creation function research contributes greatly to characterizing our Lord's creation and His huge provision to all man-kind. We are greatly blessed by His "creation" foundation as well as the evidence that the Lord has provided for us to confirm it on scientific levels....There is HUGE integrity between your work and what we see on the macro levels for water resources. Thanks, Jim Ruane, Reservoir Environmental Management