Originally Posted by ricardisimo
Bingo. There was a lesson in Nazi Germany for the bankers and munitioners as well, as it turned out, where they got just the sort of fanatical political movement and government to fund endless war... but then lost control of the fanatics. Beautiful scene in the movie Cabaret that captures that moment.
And yet the lesson was lost, as they are once again hoping to install a fanatical right government here in the US. God help America.
By any chance, have you ever heard of Zionism, or better yet, "Christian" Zionism?
The latter is the belief that there will be a "rapture" of the church before the fan hits the ceiling, and there will be a final 7 year tribulation largely focused on the state of Israel.
It was the Vatican that opened the doors for all of this nonsense when the Protestant Reformation exposed them as the Revelation 13 beast system, and 2 Jesuits made up Futurism(meaning there would be a 1 world antichrist leader for the last 3.5 years) and Preterism(meaning that the book of Revelation happened in 70 AD). It was because of this the likes of John Darby and Scofield came up with some nonsense 7 year tribulation, rapture of the church, antichrist person, the last years largely focused on the state of Israel. And Darby and Scofield BADLY misinterpreted that Daniel 9:27 passage(which REALLY talks about Jesus Christ confirming the NEW covenant, and NOT some antichrist signing a peace deal to set up the 7 year trib) to back up their nonsense.
For the record, yes, there are prophecies in the bible which could happen again, ala a One World Government system ala the days of Daniel in King Nebechenezzer's time. However, to say the book of Revelation hasn't happened until the last 3.5 to 7 years...no, the prophecies in this book has slowly but surely happened OVER TIME.