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Rome Is Rome
by Wayne Blank
Rome Is Rome
That's not say that the United States today isn't almost identical to another great worldwide empire that existed. It most certainly is, but of the British Empire, not the Roman Empire (Britain so eagerly went to war in Iraq, "no questions asked," because they've "been there, done that," exactly - see Back To Baghdad). If one carefully studies the history of the British empire at its peak, it is amazingly similar, in fact, identical, to the present-day United States of America at its superpower phase; the same philosophy, the same economic and military imperialism, and the same well-intentioned, honest belief that "what we think is good for us is good for the world too - whether the world likes or wants it or not."
It's no coincidence that President George W. Bush (who I believe God installed as US President for the end-time purpose of bringing the "scared of Bush" independent European nations rapidly together for their prophesied final union of the superpower Roman Empire), one of the most fiercely independent men that has ever held the office of President of the United States, doesn't have a statue of Caesar in the Oval Office (as would be expected if the USA was the "new Rome"), but he does have one of the late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (whose mother was an American). Mr. Bush has said that the very-English (not very Roman) Churchill (who was Britain's Prime Minister during the Second World War) "reminds me of a Texan."
The Roman Empire never operated in the American way. And, as happened repeatedly through history (long before the USA was even just a twinkle in King George's eye, so to speak) the actual Roman Empire, the "Holy Roman Empire" as it was called later, was the nemesis of Britain e.g. the Spanish Armada that was sent to re-take Britain for Rome in 1588, the King James Bible of 1611 that was deliberately produced in defiance of Rome (see The King James Preface) etc. etc.
So too, the New Rome, the real Rome, which will be based in Rome (that's what Roman Empire means) and Berlin, again (see the Fact Finder question below) will be the very formidable opponent of the USA in the end time - which is not theory or conjecture. At this moment, the population, the economic output, and the military power (unlike Afghanistan or Iraq, the EU has an air force - no more unopposed "turkey shoots" of ground forces; war with the EU will be an unavoidable clash of titans, not a titan stomping a succession of carefully-chosen military midgets while avoiding conflicts with heavily-armed, on land and in the air, far more threatening to national security enemies like North Korea) of the European Union is at least equal to the US. All that's missing is the final act of union (of which Britain will not be a member - see the Fact Finder question below), which is now happening day by day right before your eyes.
Religious freedom, the separation of Church and State, is one of the pillars of the US Constitution; the New Rome will be just the opposite. As has been the case for centuries, the Papacy is now involved in the writing of the new EU Constitution. Roman Catholicism is already the official state religion of much of Europe, and the "New Rome."
The Roman Empire will get much of its military and religious power from Satan, who can, for example, fry electronics on anything from a laptop computer used by a battlefield officer to the guidance system of a cruise missile. And through false miracles, he will cause millions of people to be even more religiously deceived than they already are, getting them to turn on their own country out of fear that their salvation is at stake.
"the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority ... And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?" (Revelation 13:2,4 KJV)
That is reality, based upon the whole of history, and the whole of prophecy that looks to the Scriptures alone for Truth.
Fact Finder: What more can we know about the end time Roman empire?