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scotched', thus conveying the idea that a Scot would do the scotching.
Similarly, this play could be made upon the names, China, Ham, Greece,
Turkey, etc. So it was that Daniel, who, it must be remembered, was
interpreting not merely the words written, took the word peres in its double
'Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians' (Dan.
'In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain. And
Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two
years old' (Dan. 5:30,31).
Belshazzar not only stands condemned as an individual, but he is, in
turn, a type both of the last Babylonian ruler and of the Gentile world.
Look at the parallels that there are between the indictment of Belshazzar by
Daniel, and the indictment of the Gentile world by Paul:
Daniel 5:22 -28
Romans 1:20 -26
'Thou knewest all this'.
'When they knew God'.
'Hast thou not glorified'.
'They glorified Him not as God'.
'Gods of silver, and gold ...
'An image made like to
which see not, nor hear, nor
corruptible man, and to birds,
and fourfooted beasts and creeping
'Thou ... hast not humbled thy
'Their foolish heart was
darkened. Professing themselves to
be wise, they became fools'.
'The Lord of heaven'.
'His eternal power and Godhead'.
'Numbered ... weighed ... divided'.
'God also gave them up'.
Foundation. We are not dealing with the words 'before, or since the
foundation of the World'. These have been considered in the article on
Ephesians1 and one entitled, Overthrow or Foundation?7 to which the
interested reader is directed.
There is no need to emphasize the fundamental nature of a foundation,
and it was the recognition of this obvious fact that made it necessary, that
the Dispensational, Analysis should be followed by the Doctrinal, even though
for obvious reasons, we cannot occupy so much space.
The Psalmist expresses the conviction of us all, 'If the foundations be
destroyed, what can the righteous do?' (Psa. 11:3). One fact perhaps needs
stressing at the outset. The word 'foundation' is a relative term. Bread is
not food if it be wasted. Bread is only the staff of life if it is eaten.
Granite rock or reinforced concrete may cumber the ground and be an
insufferable nuisance, certainly not a 'foundation' if subsequent building is
never carried out. It is one thing to be keen on 'fundamentals' but at long