The first part of this challenging presentation appeared in the last issue. In order to get the full impact of this author's thesis it would be wise to study these two sections together. We are assured our readers will appreciate the research Dr. Ford has made in this important area of prophetic truth.—Editors
A recent book by Norman F. Douty, Another Look at Seventh-day Adventism, attacks what he calls "the fallacious year-day theory," which is basic in Seventh-day Adventist prophetic chronology. Desmond Ford, head of our Australasian Missionary College Bible department, here answers Douty on this important year-day principle of interpretation. We are sure our ministers will find this a timely and helpful article.—EDITORS.
It is a significant fact that the only time Christ gave a command to understand a specific Old Testament prophecy He placed His finger upon Daniel 8:9-14. Not only so, but the two chief writers of the New Testament, Paul and John, by allusion to this same prophecy reinforced their Lord's admonition.