Tim Roosenberg Statements
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- Path to Unity: Primary Scripture, Secondary EGW
EGW does not explain Daniel 11 but she does tell us the attitude that we need, and how and when we come into unity on the final vision of Daniel.
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- The primary context of Daniel 11 is Daniel 8-12
Daniel 11 is a part of the 3 part interpretation of the vision of Daniel 8. This means that we should take the whole context of Daniel 8-12 into account when developing our interpretation of Daniel 11.
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- A False Choice?
Historically, we have been given a choice: Is the latter half of Daniel 11 literal, plain speech or is it symbolic, figurative speech? Most Bible students have chosen their camp and have a very difficult time understanding that there is at least a 3rd option.
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- Contextual Identification for Kings of the North and South
Is there a more biblically accurate way to identify the Kings of the North and South in Daniel 11 than by insisting that they must be restricted to the territories of the Seleucids and the Ptolemies? I believe the context of Daniel can give us a contextually based identification.
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- Daniel 11’s Relation to the Woes, and the Judging of the Dead
I understand Daniel 11:25-45 to describe 3 conflicts between Papal led Christianity and Islam. I also understand the 3 woes of Revelation to describe 3 conflicts between Papal led Christianity and Islam. Revelation’s woes point out the strength of Islam as a punishment from God against the Papacy. Daniel points out the strength of Papal-led Christianity as the end-time villain. When you combine Daniel and Revelation you then have the whole picture of the Papal/Islam conflict.
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- Egypt in Revelation 11:8 is not the Daniel 11 King of the South
Many have assumed that the power called Egypt in Rev. 11:8 is the same as the Daniel 11:40-43 King of the South. There is no Biblical text or EGW statement that directly makes that connection.
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- A Simple, Understandable View for Evangelism
Daniel 11 with the Papal King of the North and Islamic King of the South is a simple and effective method for presenting the Adventist understanding of prophecy and testing truths to the public. From verse 23 on, every antecedent of a third person pronoun “he” or “him” is either the little horn/King of the North or Islamic King of the South. Not only is this a simple way to understand the chapter, it is also a non-offensive way of reaching Muslims, Catholics, secular people and for reviving interest in our own members and young adults.
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- Fulfilled Expectations a Sign of “Correct” Interpretation
The Islam as the King of the South viewpoint is based on biblical exegesis (see Statement No. 6), but it is also correlating with dramatic current events.
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- Expect Some Changes in Understanding
Smith’s understanding of Daniel 11 and Miller’s understanding of Daniel 8 led to disappointment. Both had truth but needed adjustments rather than to be thrown out.
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