I have attached my notes for those of you who could not go. I hope they are clear enough to get the main points. [Dr.Geisler was going so fast with so much good info. that I could not get it all down. A very brilliant man for sure.]
+All their Hebrew names are the names of their God
+All their new names are names of Babylonian deity’s
+Most likely they are made eunuchs when placed in the kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar
>How The 4 Captive Hebrews Respond
1- They Appropriated the Wisdom of the Host Culture (Daniel 1:4; 1:17)
2- They avoided moral compromise in the Host Culture (Daniel 1:8)
+ Daniel knew that it would require a purpose of heart to avoid spiritual compromise
+WE MUST SET OUR HEARTS ON THE MORAL PRECEPTS OF GOD!
3- They understand that they cannot do this without the intervention of God (Daniel 2:17-18)
+The Hebrew children understand that they cannot get through this without seeking God’s provision.
+WE CANNOT STAND ON OUR OWN PROVISION BUT MUST COME TO GOD FOR EQUIPPING!
4- They Praised God for His provision (Daniel 2:19-23)
+ WE MUST APPROPRIATE THE KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM OF THE HOST CULTURE THROUGH GOD’S PROVISION TO SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE!
5- They intercede for the people who are involved in the deception (Daniel 2:24)
+WE MUST INTERCEDE FOR THE CULTURE WE ARE MINISTERING TO!
-For Protection of the people
-For the limitations of the culture (if they do not understand the ways of God, how can they be faithful or true to God?)
6- They Boldly Affirmed the Adequacy of God in Faith (Daniel 2:28 – “There is a God in heaven who reveals secrets” Daniel 3:16-17)
+WE MUST BE WILLING TO STAND AGAINST WHAT IS UNHOLY AND UNGODLY!
+The Bible alone in Faith and Practice!
=Phil 1:16; Col 4:6; 1Peter 3:15; Jude 3
=We cannot effectively evangelize in our day without first pre -evangelize
1- Natural law is by definition a description of regular occurrence
2-Miracle by definition is a rare occurrence
3-Evidence for the regular is always greater than that for the rare
Dr.Geisler has several new books out on Amazon and I am going to pick a few up once I have some time to read them. You can see them HERE.