The Real Daniel Plan

Great post on the Daniel Plan

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photo (12)Did Daniel, the Prophet of God, have a health plan? Was it similar to the contemporary movements like Atikins, Paleo, Vegan or some other hip trendy diet? More importantly, was Daniel’s plan anything like the acclaimed “The Daniel Plan” promoted by Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church along with Dr. Amen and Dr. Hymen?

For those of you unfamiliar with Daniel & “his plan” you can read all about it in Daniel 1:8-21.

Daniel did have a plan.

“Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself.” Daniel 1:8

What Did Daniel Eat?

The answer to this question would appear to be quite simple.

We should have expected Daniel (a Jew) to have followed the prescribed diet given to the nation of Israel, the…

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I’ve been introduced to a website I recommend checking out:

It’s run by C. Jay Engel, a particular/reformed baptist who won first prize in the 2013 Trinity Foundation Worldview Essay Contest.  His goal is to be a resource for working out the implications of what John Robbins calls “imputed rights” (as opposed to inalienable rights, etc).

Here, we seek to provide resources and intellectual ammunition to all our readers to answer important questions in all those places where faith and society come together.  All our contributors are Christians and Libertarians.  Every single article and blog post is sourced in our Christian worldview.  This means that our flavor of libertarianism is based on God-given individual rights, and not one of the various secular foundations (natural law [empiricism], argumentation ethics [Kantian rationalism], or pragmatism).

There is a wealth of info on the site, such as his What is Unique About Austrian Economics and What is the Christian to Say? where he breaks down the epistemological differences between Mises and Rothbard and explains how they can both still be called Austrian, and then holds the two up to the light of Scripture.

His opinion on the Two Kingdoms debate echoes my own:

”Thou shalt not steal” applies to you, me, and those people who are part of the government.  My goal is not to redeem the State, but rather to call people to repentance for their actions.  Now, it is important to note in all of this, that whereas I do speak about culture and the culture war and the State and its politics, my goal here is not to win.  Christ has already won and I await the coming of my King patiently.  When I stated above that the neo-Kuyperians wanted to fight the culture war and win, I only want to participate by speaking truth, but Christ will be the winner, not me, not here, and not now… At the same time however, and against the 2K theology as it has been formally expressed, we do say that the ethical stipulations of the moral law are binding upon all people at all times and thus we must call out the unethical activities of the State.  We do not base these stipulations on Natural Law (and we reject this concept), but rather on the Biblically demonstrated moral law.

2K Theology and Theonomy

And he believes the 1689 Federalism position is the strongest foundation for the ReformedLibertarian perspective.

So take a look around and be part of the conversation.