Have We Followed Cunningly Devised Fables? — Robert J. Wieland
A new look at the Old View of
“the Daily” of Daniel 8:11-13
"For want of a nail the shoe was
for want of a shoe, the horse was lost;
for want of a horse, the rider was lost;
for want of the rider, the battle was lost."
—Benjamin Franklin, 1758
Could anything that
the prophet Daniel wrote repeatedly be as
insignificant as a lost horseshoe nail?
asks us to "read" and to "understand" Daniel. Close to the nerve center of the great doctrine of the
sanctuary that has created the
Seventh-day Adventist Church, lies the tiny prophetic detail
of "the daily." Daniel attaches great importance to it, speaking
of it five times in chapters 8,11, and 12—each in a different context.
pioneers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church had a clear
and cogent understanding of "the daily" which figured in our
theological birth as a people. Their view has been all but abandoned
today. For want of that pioneer understanding (which Ellen
White endorsed), this tract suggests that confusion has settled in
many Seventh-day Adventist minds about the vital teaching of the
sanctuary. The loss can be immeasurable.