Daniel 11:37 Index
"Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all."
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"...nor the desire of women..."

  • Sigmund Freud, 1873, psychoanalyst, taught the loss of morals and turned many from women. (KC 137)
  • [The] fulfillment of this passage [is] in the declaration of the revolutionists that marriage was a mere civil contract, that without further formality it could be broken at will by the parties concerned. (4BC 876)
  • The Hebrew word for women is also translated wife; and Thomas Newton observes that this passage would be more properly rendered "the desire of wives" (Thomas Newton, Dissertations on the Prophecies, Vol. I, pp. 388-390). This would seem to indicate that this government, at the same time it declared that God did not exist, would trample underfoot the law which God had given to regulate the marriage institution. And we find that the historian has, unconsciously perhaps, and if so all the more significantly, coupled together the atheism and licentiousness of this government in the same order in which they are presented in the prophecy. He says:
    • "The family had been destroyed. Under the old regime it had been the very foundation of society.... The decree of September 20, 1792, which established divorce, and was carried still further by the Convention in 1794, had borne fruit within four years of which the Legislature itself had never dreamt: an immediate divorce cold be pronounced on the score of incompatibility of temper, to come into force within a year at farthest, if either of the couple should refuse to separate before that period elapsed.
    • "There had been a rush for divorce: by the end of 1793 - fifteen months after the passing of the decree - 5,994 divorces had been granted in Paris.... Under the Directory we see women passed from hand to hand by a legal process. What was the fate of the children born of these successive unions? Some people got rid of them: the number of foundlings in the Year V rose to 4,000 in Paris and to 44,000 in the other departments. When the parents kept the children a tragi-comical confusion was the result. A man would marry several sisters, one after the other: one citizen presented a petition to the Five Hundred for leave to marry the mother of the two wives he had already possessed.... The family was dissolved." (Louis Madelin, The French Revolution, pp. 552, 553). (US 283-284)

"...nor regard any god..."

  • ...the atheistic power in [the French revolution]... attempted to abolish all religion in [their] country (Daniel 11:36). (4BC 876)
  • In addition to the testimony already presented to show the utter atheism of the nation at this time, we present the following:
    • The "constitutional bishop of Paris was brought forward to play the principal part in the most impudent and scandalous farce ever acted in the face of a national representation.... He was brought forward in full procession, to declare to the Convention that the religion which he had taught so many years was, in every respect, a piece of priestcraft, which had no foundation either in history or sacred truth. He disowned, in solemn and explicit terms, the existence of the Deity to whose worship he had been consecrated, and devoted himself in future to the homage of liberty, equality, virtue, and morality. He then laid on the table his episcopal decorations, and received a fraternal embrace from the president of the Convention. Several apostate priests followed the example of this prelate. (Sir Walter Scott, Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Vol. 1, p. 239). (US 284)
    • "Hebert, Chaumette, and their associates appeared at the bar, and declared that God did not exist." (Archibald Alison, History of Europe, Vol. III, p. 22). (US 284)
  • The fear of God was said to be so far from the beginning of wisdom that it was the beginning of folly. All worship was prohibited except that of liberty and the country. The gold and silver plate of the churches was seized and desecrated. The churches were closed. The bells were broken and cast into cannon. The Bible was publicly burned. The sacramental vessels were paraded through the streets on an ass, in token of contempt. A week of ten days instead of seven was established, and death was declared, in conspicuous letters posed over burial places, to be an eternal sleep. But the crowning blasphemy, if these orgies of hell admit of degrees, remained to be performed by the comedian Monvel, who, as a priest of Illuminism, said:
    • "God! if you exist,... avenge your injured name. I bid you defiance. You remain silent; you dare not launch your thunders; who, after this, will believe in your existence?" (Archibald Alison, History of Europe, Vol. II, p. 24) (US 285)
  • Behold what man is when left to himself, and what infidelity is when the restraints of law are thrown off, and it has the power in its own hands! Can it be doubted that these scenes are what the Omniscient One foresaw and noted on the sacred page, when He pointed out a kingdom to arise which should exalt itself above every god, and disregard them all? (US 285)