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Old Daniel to the cats was sent,

His enemies hoped he’d be rent.

God gave them lockjaw,

And a paralyzed paw.

Medes – Persians “laws” were bent.

– eab,  3/3/05     (Dan 6.22)

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An Englishman named George Boone on this date, 10/10/1717, arrived with his family at Philadelphia, PA.  They were Quakers (Society of Friends) arriving at the “capital” of American “Quakerism.”  They had departed from England (Devon) on August 17th

His son, Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan’s marriage was “decently accomplished” by Quaker ceremony the seventh month, twenty-third day in 1720 (7/23/1720).  Their sixth son, Daniel, was the famous “Daniel Boone,” born 11/2/1734. 

Daniel was so successive in understanding Indians because of his grandparents and parents’ Quaker faith.  Friends (Quakers) treated Indians fairly and traded with them and thus Daniel got to learn Indian ways from peaceful Pennsylvania Red men.

It is sadly true that Daniel killed his share of Indians but sources will show that he did not enjoy this carnage and that he also saved Indian life.  This all started 10/10/1717 – ought to be easy to remember 10, 10, 17, 17.

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Sin as an act must be forgiven; sin as a principle must be cleansed.

   – R G Flexon, Rudiments of Romans (Indianapolis: Pilgrim Publishing House, 1952), 17.

 

Native timidity is no sign of a lack of grace, and native boldness is not sign of any degree of grace.

    – R G Flexon, Rudiments of Romans (Indianapolis: Pilgrim Publishing House, 1952), 41

               

Actions may be colored by circumstances, early training, mental attitudes or physical ability, while the intentions are perfectly pure.

   – R G Flexon, Rudiments of Romans (Indianapolis: Pilgrim Publishing House, 1952), 42.

 

Conscience, which is largely influenced by education, cannot always be trusted…

   – R G Flexon, Rudiments of Romans (Indianapolis: Pilgrim Publishing House, 1952), 49.

 

Someone may ask, “Did not Daniel resist the powers of his day and disobeyed the king’s decree?”  No.  He chose penalty rather than obedience, because there was a moral issue at stake.

   – R G Flexon, Rudiments of Romans (Indianapolis: Pilgrim Publishing House, 1952), 52.

Richard G. (Gant) Flexon was born this date (6/18/1895).  He was a preacher, writer, and man of prayer, with a wide influence in the Pilgrim Holiness Church of his day.  He passed away 4/19/1982.

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Prophecies of Daniel and Apocalypse of John – Isaac Newton

 

The former part of the Prophecy related to the first coming of Christ, being dated to his coming as a Prophet; this being dated to his coming to be Prince or King, seems to relate to his second coming. There, the Prophet was consummate, and the most holy anointed: here, he that was anointed comes to be Prince and to reign. For Daniel‘s Prophecies reach to the end of the world; and there is scarce a Prophecy in the Old Testament concerning Christ, which doth not in something or other relate to his second coming. If divers of the antients, as [8] Irenæus, [9] Julius Africanus, Hippolytus the martyr, and Apollinaris Bishop of Laodicea, applied the half week to the times of Antichrist; why may not we, by the same liberty of interpretation, apply the seven weeks to the time when Antichrist shall be destroyed by the brightness of Christ‘s coming?

                – Chapter X

 

We avoid also the doing violence to the language of Daniel, by taking the seven weeks and sixty two weeks for one number. Had that been Daniel‘s meaning, he would have said sixty and nine weeks, and not seven weeks and sixty two weeks, a way of numbering used by no nation. In our way the years are Jewish Luni-solar years, [11] as they ought to be;

                – Chapter X

 

Thus the Empire of the Greeks, which at first brake into four kingdoms, became now reduced into two notable ones, henceforward called by Daniel the kings of the South and North.

                – Chapter XII

Isaac Newton was a serious student of Scripture as well as a scientist – interesting combination.

He was born this day in Lincolnshire, England.  His thoughts on Daniel and Revelation can be downloaded from the net.

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Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego

To the furnace were sent.

And Daniel to the den,

They hoped that he’d be rent.

They put ole John on the Patmos Isle,

To suffer in that place.

But God saved them all;

He still can YOU,

By His wondrous grace. – eab, 7/73

 

Written in Nevada, Ohio          

 

 

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