I mention this also in my letter. The revived Roman Empire theory is wrong. Before the twentieth century, this theory was the only theory that made any sense. The reason was that Revelation 13 demanded that there be 10 kings who gave their power to the beast. Since the oppression of the Catholic Church from the Reformation times, Europe and the Vatican were the only ones that fit the imagery of Revelation. I can see where it actually served a good purpose. That purpose being a wedge between the Catholics and the new Protestants. It gave the Protestants a reason to oppose the Pope, by comparing him to the antichrist. Also, it helped to reform the Catholic religion and eliminate some of their excesses. Apart from that, there is no good reason for this theory to ever have gone on so long. Catholics are Christians. I don't agree with all of their teachings, but I think I can say that about many different Christian sects.turnorburn wrote:Many people say the beast will come from the revived Roman Empire how do you see that, or how does this fit in to your scheme of things if at all?
Spring forward to the twentieth century. World War 1 has carved up the Ottoman empire into many different sovereign states. These new nations weren't around in the sixteenth century. As the years have passed, the old interpretations are not fitting. The prophecies, which were held on loosely, are now no longer making sense. That's where my letter comes in. I explain the same prophecies that the Reformation teachers did, but I use different countries. Every prophecy now has a direct hit. Nothing has to be forced into a prophecy, it just falls in naturally.
One important point to remember is Catholics are Christians. They have the Holy Spirit. The subject nations which I write about reject Christ. These are the antichrists, specifically, Islam and Judaism. That's why I say it is pretty astounding that such a theory could have lasted so long. The prophecy is against those who reject Christ. Michae1