In an article in the Present Truth of November 1850 EGW stated, “The Lord showed me that the 1843 chart was directed by His hand, and that no part of it should be altered, that the figures were as He wanted them.” The kingdoms that destroyed Rome were uprooted by the Papacy, thus leaving seven. So, why does the feet of the metal and mud man of Daniel two have ten toes? Ten toes must represent Revelation 17:12–14, 16,17, not the seven remaining kingdoms of Europe. The chart shows the ankle of the Daniel 2 image as being 1798 (USA comes upon the scene). And, the Spirit of Prophecy says:
“We have come to a time when God’s sacred work is represented by the feet of the image in which the iron was mixed with the miry clay.” The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, volume 4, 1168.
“The mingling of church craft and state craft is represented by the iron and the clay.” Manuscript Releases, volume 1, 51.
As for the iron and the clay, Project Restore comments this way;
“Our position in the image of Nebuchadnezzar is represented by the toes, in a divided state among the nations of the earth, and of a crumbling material, that will not hold together.
“Besides referring to the divided state of the nations, in another sense, the mingling of church teaching and state power is represented by the iron and clay. This union of church and state whereby the teachings of the church are enforced by the power of the state is weakening the moral authority of the churches. Investing churches with the power of the state brings evil results.
“Now we come to the time when God’s sacred work is represented by the feet of the image in which the iron was mixed with miry clay. God has a people, a chosen people, whose discernment must be clear. If the governments of the world would honor God, they would stand in the strength of God. But vote-hungry statesmen will mingle their religious faith with the power of the state. In addition to representing the union of the nations of the earth, the mingling of churchcraft and statecraft is also represented by the iron and clay. This union is weakening all the power of the churches. Investing the church with the power of the state will bring evil results. Men have almost passed the point of God’s forbearance. They have invested their strength in politics. However, the time will come when God will punish them and their evil work will recoil upon themselves.”
Do we need a revised Chart for the generally accepted image of Daniel 2? I would greatly appreciate your inputs.
I think we should use charts to present prophecy. We should develop new charts incorporating any and all available new light.