Greek Mythology Study of Myths
The images head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, his legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
We see in vs 39 of Daniel chapter 2 Daniel explains that King Nebuchadnezzar was the head of gold in verse 38 and verse 39 and after there shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. Today we are looking at the third kingdom represented by the brass .
We have learned from history and from the Scriptures that third kingdom was Greece. The Greek Empire is most well-known for Alexander the Great. However, the Greek Empire reigned from 331 BC to 146 BC. Regarding Alexander the Great, he was a student of Aristotle. We also see a lot of false gods through Greek mythology. We learn that the Apostle Paul had problems with the Greeks in Acts chapter 9 verse 29, scripture says and he speak boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.
Macedonia was a Greek city and in Acts chapter 19 verse 21 scripture says, after these things were ended Paul purposed in the spirit when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia to go to Jerusalem. Paul explains in verse 24 there was a silversmith named Demetrius which made silver shrines for Diana, a Greek god. Demetrius gets saved and the Greeks get angry with Paul because they cannot make money off selling their little statues.
The question one has to ask is, if a nation is a Christian nation, why would they teach Greek mythology to students? Mythology by definition, is the study of myths. Greek mythology is the study of myths about false Greek gods.
One interesting point is when Babylon lost power, they were conquered by the Medes and the Persians. when the Medes and the Persians lost power they were conquered by the Greeks. Next we move to the legs of iron which represent Rome and we know Rome along with Caesar were in power at the time of Jesus Christ. Until next time have a blessed day.