“Why does the Old Testament condone slavery?” Before answering that question, we Christians need to define the terms as the Bible does. Then we can clearly state what was evil about slavery in the United States and describe how slavery operated in Biblical times.
This portion of Daniel, mentioning the prophecy of the 70 weeks, is one of the most hotly debated passages among Bible-believing scholars. What is Daniel talking about? Today’s sermon by Pastor Nate Harlan addresses one question that this passage raises: What will the Messiah do?
Does the Bible condone genocide? How should faithful Christians respond when critics of the Bible say the complete destruction of pagan cities of the Promised Land by Joshua and the Israelites prove that God is unjust? Listen as Pastor Nate Harlan works through these passages.
People commonly consider God in the Old Testament as angry and judgmental. But this passage of Daniel is one of many demonstrating that God is merciful and faithful toward His people. Daniel’s prayer shows how God is always kind and longsuffering and how we sinners are always deserving of judgment.
In this family study, Pastor Nate Harlan addresses the ancient Euthyphro dilemma, which could be stated as: “Is what is morally good commanded by God because it is morally good, or is it morally good because it is commanded by God?”
How do we interpret a vision that even Daniel found appalling? And if the events were fulfilled so long ago, how does it apply to us in 21st-century America? Pastor Nate Harlan walks through this passage and shows how it points us to the coming of Christ.
Four beasts rise out of the sea. The last has teeth of iron and ten horns. And one like a son of man is given dominion. What does Daniel’s strange vision mean? Pastor Nate Harlan shows how these prophesies have already been fulfilled, culminating with the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in AD 70.
Why would an omnipotent, omnibenevolent and omniscient God allow evil? But we all realize that a good author always creates a great villain. Without a great villain, we will not have a good story. Join Pastor Nate Harlan as we discuss what is called theodicy.
Just like Daniel, we are faced with wicked men who want to silence us for their own gain and for their own power. How are we to respond to these men when they seek to oppress us? We are to respond like Daniel and our Lord Jesus did — not with silence, but with boldness. Hear Pastor Nate Harlan’s stirring sermon on Daniel 6.