“The Circle of Life” is a song that became the theme of a hit movie, part of a best-selling sound track and was featured in the third-longest running musical on Broadway. It pictures life as a never-ending circle of birth, life, and death; nothing more. While it is a pretty song, it presents a deadly philosophy. God’s Word, on the other hand presents life and history in a linear fashion, beginning with God creating the universe out of nothing, and following a timeline set by Him. In Daniel 9 the Lord sets out His timeline for the Day of the Lord, the final events in this world as we know it.