How NOT to Interpret Daniel

John the BaptistOn Sunday I held services at the nursing homes in Ellendale and spoke on Daniel chapter 6 giving the summary of the book of Daniel which is among my favorite books of the Old Testament and I hope at some point to write a commentary on it, but that needs to wait a good decade. Daniel is just one of those books that holds my fascination.
All that aside, I received a notification from Faithgateway that there was a free offer for The Daniel Jumpstart Guide. I was horrified (once again). Here was yet another false interpretation and application of this sadly manipulated and abused book. It is a prequel diet plan to lose weight and get healthy…based on (a distortion of) the text of Daniel. This plan includes more than other plans (says the video ad). It includes what no other plan includes which will make it more successful (says the video ad): focus, friends and faith, plus fitness and food. Its alliterative so it must be right (that or a preacher developed it). Another sad money making scheme using Scripture inappropriately and marketing to Christians. 🙁
With that said, I still think my John the Baptist diet plan could go viral. And when I follow it with the John the B clothing line…lookout world!

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2 Responses to How NOT to Interpret Daniel

  1. Reblogged this on συνεσταύρωμαι: living the crucified life and commented:
    too easy to buy into the “Daniel fast” fads. don’t do it….

  2. Craig Benno says:

    What about John B deodorant. I imagine it would fall among the scents of Ode De Lumberjack.

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