Bruce Baber (30 March 2011)
"Response to IM4God"

 
Brother,

Your research is very good.  However, I think you may have missed my intended point.  First of all, I don't claim to have any answers about the final end-time empire that Daniel depicted as two feet of clay mixed with iron and I refrained from drawing a conclusion or offering any speculation.

Many have said this would have to be the revived Roman empire.  Daniel never said the legs of iron would be Rome.  But that does seem to be the inference.  Since there are two legs of iron on the statue, it was guessed that this represented the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Roman Empire.
 
Yet when it comes to the feet on the statue, some commentators fix the feet under one leg (Western Roman Empire).  They put both feet on one leg, so to speak.

I merely pointed out that there is good reason to place the two feet of the statue under each leg (Western Roman Empire and Eastern Roman Empire).

I hope that helps clarify.  If I am wrong, I sincerely apologize if my small attempt to understand the meaning of Daniel's dream caused more confusion.  To conclude, it was an attempt to show that each foot of the statue belongs under a seperate leg.  Does that make any sense?

I love the Five Doves website as it allows us all to post our thoughts on matters that are important to us all.  We don't often agree, but we are are surely trying to understand better the times we are living in.

 

Peace to you, brother.

 

Bruce Baber