By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Will there be a revival of the Roman Empire?
Those that TRY TO TEACH this lie also try to say that the Roman Catholic Church will be the One World Religion and the Pope will be the Anti-Christ.
The Roman Catholic Church WILL BE PART of the One World Religion and the Pope is an anti-christ because both he and the church have a FALSE GOSPEL and teach FALSE DOCTRINE.
(1 John 2:18, 22) Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. (22) Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
(1 John 4:3) And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
(2 John 1:7) For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
Those that teach the above lie like to use Revelation 17:5 and 9 as their proof text.
(5)“And upon her forehead wasa name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” (9) “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.”
In Verse 9, they are correct in stating that Rome was built on seven hills. In Verse 5, they incorrectly identify the “harlot” as the Roman Catholic Church with her myriads of false teachings. They reason that this existed during the Roman Empire that ruled the so-called world. Therefore, the one-world religion will be the Roman Catholic Church, and the one-world government will be the revival of the Roman Empire.
Rome was not a one-world government. By that I mean, an “over all the world” government. Following this section, we have inserted a map showing what a small portion of the world they actually ruled. What percentage of the total land area of the continents did the Roman Empire occupy at its greatest extent in 117 A.D? Only 4.4%
1. At the height of its territorial expansion in 117 A.D. the Roman Empire spanned an area of some 2.5 million square miles (6.5 million square kilometers). (BibleStudy.org, also known as Barnabas Ministries).
2. The total land area of all continents is approximately 57,308,738 Sq. Miles (148,429,000 Sq. Km) or 57.3 million sq. miles. (EnchantedLearning.com/ World Geography)
3. Therefore, the Roman Empire only occupied 4.4% of the total land area of the world.
The reason there is not a revival of the Roman Empire, is that the Antichrist would only be ruling over the same area as it covered. This would contradict the Scriptures that state the one-world government will be universal.
Revelation 13:7 is one example.
“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over ALL kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”
Note: Read Revelation 13:13-18. These verses are referring to every human being alive on the Earth; NOT those isolated to the area of the Old Roman Empire.
Here is a list of seven cities out of sixty that are built on seven hills
1. Amman, Jordan
2. Armagh, Northern Ireland
3. Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
4. Istanbul, Turkey
5. Los Angeles, California, United States
6. Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
7. Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Nowhere does the Bible teach a revival of the Roman Empire. The Bible does teach a one world universal government, run by the Antichrist who claims to be the God of Creation.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH
For a MORE DETAILED explanation please read Dr. Max Younce book titled ” I Know Who Holds Tomorrow” by Dr Max Younce.
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