Daniel 11:32 Index
"And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits."
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  • The Roman Papacy. (4BC 874)

"...corrupt by flatteries..."

  • Or "smooth, slippery things," [talking, treaties, positions of honor] (Daniel 8:25). It has ever been Satan's method to make his way appear easier than God's Throughout Christian history God's own people have clung to the road described by Christ when He said, "Narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life" (Matthew 7:14). (4BC 874)
  • Those who forsake the book of the covenant, the Holy Scriptures, who think more of the decree of popes and the decisions of councils than they do of the word of God - these shall he (Rome), the pope, corrupt by flatteries. This is, they shall be led on in their partisan zeal for the pope by the bestowment of wealth, position, and honors. (US 278)

"...the people that do know their God shall be strong..."

  • ...Daniel gives a note of hope with these words." (KC 135)
  • At the same time a people shall exist who know their God, and these shall be strong, and do exploits. These were Christians who kept pure religion alive in the earth during the Dark Ages of papal tyranny, and performed marvelous acts of self-sacrifice and religions heroism in behalf of their faith. prominent among these stand the Waldenses, the Albigenses, and the Huguenots. (US 278-279)

"...the people that do know their God... do exploits."

  • Or "to do," "to make," "take action." This passage... refers to those who, within lands under the jurisdiction of [Papal] Rome and beyond, resisted the papal encroachments and maintained a bright faith as, for example, the Waldenses, the Albigenses, and others.... The true church is distinguished not only in that God's people react against sin by withstanding temptation, but even more in that they carry forward a positive program of action for Him. Christianity cannot be passive. Every child of God has a commission to perform. (4BC 874)