This sounds like the 15 minute city concept that is being touted to fight climate change.Wouldn't something like this be a glimpse into what could be coming? https://www.npr.org/2022/07/26/1113670047/saudi-arabia-new-city-the-mirror-line-desert
The Ten Great Roman Persecutions, or simply just the Ten Persecutions, refers to the martyrdom of Christians by ten Roman emperors from Nero up until Diocletian’s Great Persecution ended around 313 AD. According to the Roman historian Tacitus, Nero had Christians covered in wild beast skins and torn to death by dogs. There were many other cruel methods Christians were tortured and martyred, from crucifixion to being burnt alive. The Ten Persecutions includes the Apostolic Age as well as the time period covered by the letter to the angel of the church in Smyrna. Because of the many tribulations the Christians endured during this time, this letter is full of commendation. Cruel methods of torture and killing, such as the rack, would also later be employed during the Inquisition. Simply discussing Protestantism could get one labeled a heretic, as was the case with Jane Bohorquia of Seville, who was racked and killed while still weak from giving birth.Also in Daniel chapter 2, he sees when interpreting the dream: ”Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces” Daniel 2:34. The ten toes represent the final stage of the Roman Empire. There is a progression from Babylon, to Medes/Persians, then to Greece, finally to Rome. The 10 toes, then the little horn that rises from this empire, are the final form of human government before Christ sets up His rule and reign in Jerusalem.
I was thinking also about the passage in Revelation 17 where it talks about the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and the martyrs of Jesus, which has to include some of the apostles killed by Rome. Well, what about Christ's crucifixion? Obviously, Jesus was the Lamb of God who was slain for the sins of the world. That was the plan from before the foundation of the world was lain. But God had to use some instrumentality to carry out the death of Christ. But does that still mean that Rome gets a free pass? Do they have some retribution coming their way for the murder of the Son of God? Has Rome ever received any kind of cataclysmic event for that crime? Or, is it all part of the plan to put in the minds of the 10 Kings to “eat her flesh and burn her with fire?“
I appreciate you also Everlasting Life! I don't mean to be argumentative but I am obviously firmly in the Rome is Mystery Babylon camp. Discussion of ideas is what the forum is for. Iron sharpens iron.
Some wonder how Babylon can become a seaport to fulfill the prophecies of Babylon in Revelation?
That is very interesting - thanks for sharing! Yes, I agree with you that iron does indeed sharpen iron. It is nice to have a place where we can share our opinions. I have said this before but most of what we "argue" about are concerning things where Revelation does not give us all the details so we are trying to "fill in the blanks" as they say. We really can't be dogmatic about many of our own predictions. It really doesn't matter as we won't be here to experience what will actually occur. Perhaps we will have a front row seat to the Tribulation show after the Rapture? Maranatha! Come quickly Lord Jesus!It looks like there's building happening to create this.
Whether this fulfills prophecy or not, they are certainly looking to set themselves up to make significant financial gains between this port and the major transportation infrastructure being planned throughout their land:
.....Located on the coast of Al-Faw in Iraq’s southern province of Basra which lies in the northern Persian Gulf, the port seeks to offer an alternative to traditional transit routes, including the Suez Canal. After Iraqi newspapers began promoting the Grand Faw Port as a substitute passage, it caused alarm in countries like Egypt, which derives significant financial benefits from the transit of goods through the Suez.
The project has faced long delays due to financial difficulties and other issues. However, in 2020, Baghdad signed a $2.625 billion contract with South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction to build the first phase of the port within four years.
Since then, the Iraqi Ministry of Transport has been working in cooperation with the private sector to accelerate the completion of the project, recognizing its strategic and economic importance to Iraq. The port is expected to begin operations in 2024 and to be fully completed by 2025, according to the ministry.
The Grand Faw Port is reportedly designed to include 50 berths (17 km long, 25 million containers/yr), 20 non-containerized berths (5 km, 50 million tons/yr) 20 berths for general goods (5 km), a car berth (400,000 cars/yr), 6 oil export berths (230,000 bpd), and tanks for oil product imports (300,000 cubic meters).
With 99 berths, Grand Faw will be West Asia’s largest port, surpassing Jebel Ali Port in the UAE, which has only 67 container berths.....
The Jesuits obviously do not read the Bible or they would have a different opinion on evolution verses creationism. Perhaps there really is evolution as it seems the Jesuits must have surely evolved from apes. They certainly have maintained an ape mentality.The Jesuits are also big proponents of the evolution hoax and they talk about aliens a lot. If the Pope is still here after the rapture, the alleged Vicar of Christ, the media will say it could not have possibly been a rapture, it was the aliens. Only the "right-wing extremists" were taken away. The media is already trying to paint premillenial believers as extremists. This article below is from 2005 but there have been more recent Jesuit directors of the Vatican Observatory who have repeated similar ideals. From CBS news:
Vatican Chief: Design Not Science
The Vatican's chief astronomer said Friday that "intelligent design" isn't science and doesn't belong in science classrooms, the latest high-ranking Roman Catholic official to enter the evolution debate in the United States.
The Rev. George Coyne, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, said placing intelligent design theory alongside that of evolution in school programs was "wrong" and was akin to mixing apples with oranges.
"Intelligent design isn't science even though it pretends to be," the ANSA news agency quoted Coyne as saying on the sidelines of a conference in Florence. "If you want to teach it in schools, intelligent design should be taught when religion or cultural history is taught, not science."
Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/vatican-chief-design-not-science/