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Just What Do You Mean .. BORN AGAIN?
The Prophet Daniel wrote of this Kingdom of God.
In his second chapter, after foretelling of the Chaldean
Empire (Babylon), the Persian Empire, the Grreco-Ma–
cedonian Empire with its four divisions, and the Roman
Empire, stretching even into the now-forming resurrected
"Holy Roman Empire" in Europe, we read the following:
"And in the days of these kings [the forthcoming United
Nations of Europe] shall the God of heaven set up a
kingdom, which shall never be destroyed ... but it shall
break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it
shall stand forever" (Dan. 2:44). To "stand forever" it
will, of necessity, be a Kingdom of
not mortals.
will be a
Daniel's 7th chapter portrays it again - and shows
the connection with being "born again." The four world
empires - Babylon through Rome and its coming resur–
rection in Europe - are pictured as four beasts - wild
Saints Become Immortal
Verse 17: "These great beasts, which are four, are
four kings [kingdoms], which shall arise out of the earth.
the saints
of the most High shall take the kingdom,
and possess the kingdom forever, even for ever and ever."
To possess it
the saints will have to be
Then the Babylonian religious power, now Roman,
"made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
until the Ancient of days [Christ at second coming] came,
and judgment was given to the saints of the Most High;
and the time came that the saints possessed the Kingdom"
(verses 21-22). Read also verse 27.
The second coming of Christ
described thus: "And
the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices
in heaven, saying, 'The kingdoms of this world are become
the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall
reign for ever and ever'" (Rev. 11:15).
Yet in spite of these and many more such scriptures,
many deceived theologians today mislead the people