Episode 4: Daniel 2 and the Fourth Kingdom
An examination of the Revived Roman Empire theory showing how it doesn’t hold up to Scripture.
The Western Perspective vs. the Middle Eastern Perspective.
The 4th Kingdom crushes and breaks the other 3 at the same time:
Then there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces. [Daniel 2:40 NASB]
Christ’s Kingdom crushes the other 4 at the same time:
The head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. [Daniel 2:32-35 NASB]
This means these kingdoms are present on the earth at the same time and this prophecy has an ultimate future fulfillment. In fact, we’re watching them form in the Middle East now.