by Donald Cantrell

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Dismissing Dominions with Daniel (7 of 14)
Series: Daniel
Donald Cantrell
Daniel 5:1-31

I - The Godless Feast (1 - 4)
II - The Godly Finger (5 - 9)
III - The Given Fixture (10 - 16)
V - The Grave Forecast (25 - 31)

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Theme: ''The death of the Babylonian Empire and the power of God''


It seem's that King Belshazzar believed that his empire was unsinkable, even though the Medo-Persian armies had them under siege and they were moving swiftly with a brilliant military plan to over take his kingdom. The king was foolish in his thinking and his actions.

We have modern day stories that help us relate to this same mindset and this same sort of bravado in the face of grave danger.

The Titanic was 70,000 tons of floating metal but those that built it and those that viewed it; deemed the vessel as unsinkable. The word ''sinks'' means ''to fall or collapse slowly from weakness or fatigue, distress …''

As we know the ship sank in 1912, after having one of the most celebrated launches ever for a ship. As the ship was sinking and word began to spread around the world, here is an excerpt from the office of those that built the ''Mighty Titanic'':

''When the New York office of the White Star Line was informed that Titanic was in trouble, White Star Line Vice President P.A.S. Franklin announced ''We place absolute confidence in the Titanic. We believe the boat is unsinkable.'' By the time Franklin spoke those words Titanic was at the bottom of the ocean. It would seem that the White Star Line President was also influenced by the 'myth'.

On June 1, 1911, the Irish News and Belfast Morning News contained a report on the launching of Titanic's hull. The article described the system of watertight compartments and electronic watertight doors and concluded that Titanic was practically unsinkable.

In 1911, Shipbuilder magazine published an article on the White Star Line's ...

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