How to Go Through the Fire
Daniel , 3:16-18
Thrilling iccount of courage and faith
They through faith quenched the fire of the fiery furnace (Hab.
I . They Wouldn't Bow (3:1)
Reasons for Image
1. Glorification of the king
Not satisfied to be head as in dream, but whole body
2. Deification of man
humanism = an effort to enthrone man: dethrone God
6=number of human failure
666=trinity of failure
3. Attempt at unification of religion
Dedication of the Image (Vs. 2ff)
All commanded to worship
The herald - paid preacher - say what king wants
Play music and then bow down
Music can lift soul to God or drag soul to hell
Tell me about a nation's musk(?) and I'll tell you about that nation
E.G. We sing almost persuaded and a few come
They played almost cremated and every came.
Thousands bit the dust - except for 3 hebrew boys
The repudiation of the statue
Not easy to stand when everybody else is bowing down
Accused the Jews
"chewed the pieces up" - ate the boys up - the Chaldeans
People don't like it when you stand for convictions
If you don' ...
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