Daniel 11:28 Index
"Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land."
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"Then shall he return..."

  • This is a further description of the work of Constantine the Great. (4BC 872)

"...his heart shall be against the holy covenant..."

  • With the supposed conversion of Constantine the persecution stopped. That which had been an affliction to the church had also kept it pure. Now, worse than their suffering, Constantine brought the world into the church. (KC 132)
  • Christ is spoken of as "prince of the covenant" (Daniel 11:22), and it is He who was to "confirm the covenant with many for one week" (Daniel 9:27). That covenant is the plan of salvation, laid in eternity and confirmed by the historic act of Christ's death. It seems reasonable, then, to understand the power here referred to as one which at heart would be in opposition to that plan, and to its outworking in the souls and lives of men.... Constantine professed conversion to the Christian faith, he was actually "against the holy covenant," his objective being to make use of Christianity as an instrument for uniting the empire and solidifying his control over it. He extended great favors to the church, but in return expected the church to support his political policies. (4BC 872)