Libya Sees the Deadly Holy Roman Empire

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Libya Sees the Deadly Holy Roman Empire

From the May 2006 Trumpet Print Edition

Just a few words can be so revealing. The words I refer to reveal an imminent war, which will trigger world war iii!

What we see, most people don’t see because they don’t know the history of the Holy Roman Empire. We have written about the coming of this dreadful empire for about 70 years. Now it is almost risen.

Referring to Europe’s response to the Muslim violence over the Mohammad cartoons in February, a report from the German Spiegel Online stated: “There were some [Catholic] voices on the other end of the spectrum. The Italian right called for a crusade. Roberto Calderoli, a minister in Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s cabinet, called in all seriousness for Pope Benedict xvi to lead the Christian world against the ‘threat of Islam’ just as his predecessors did in the 16th and 17th centuries. Just as a major reaction was necessary then to beat back the Turks from the gates of Vienna, Calderoli said, countermeasures are necessary” (February 14).

Roberto Calderoli made this comment “in all seriousness.” There was an immediate outcry. He has since resigned from his exalted office in Berlusconi’s cabinet.

Perhaps he could have survived politically if he had discussed “the threat of radical Islam” instead of just Islam in general.

We have written about one last prophesied crusade. (Request our free booklet The King of the South.) A crusade is coming, just as Calderoli said. Pope Benedict xvi in all likelihood will lead “the Christian world”—mainly Roman Catholics—in that crusade.

The pope doesn’t have an army. Though the military will be guided by the Vatican, it will be led by Germany.

Calderoli could have been more careful with his words about a crusade. But let’s not forget what Benedict and John Paul ii have said repeatedly to European Catholics: “Find your roots.” Those roots just happen to be the Holy Roman Empire—mainly Germany and the Vatican.

Those are the same roots that Calderoli discussed. And those empires have a history of being far more aggressive than what he was discussing!

There have been six of those bloody empires already. The seventh is almost fully formed. What Calderoli proclaimed is precisely what is going to happen! (Also write for our booklet Germany and the Holy Roman Empire. All of our literature is free.) Just because his statement was considered politically incorrect doesn’t mean people aren’t discussing it!

Calderoli knows more about the Holy Roman Empire’s history than most of the American and British peoples do. Our refusal to understand that history is going to force us to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Spiegel Online continued: “Calderoli didn’t have to wait long for a response. ‘Berlusconi must fire his minister and ask Islam for forgiveness,’ demanded Seif al-Islam al-Qadhafi, son of Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi. Otherwise, al-Qadhafi threatened, ‘Libya, the Arabic world, and Islam would be forced to react.’”

Ironically, Libya is going to be a victim of the Holy Roman Empire. Libya has the same name in Bible prophecy as it has today (Daniel 11:40, 43). This prophecy in Daniel 11 is about a clash between the Holy Roman Empire (king of the north) and radical Islam led by Iran (king of the south). Radical Islam will lose.

Look for Libya to become more aligned with Iran in the near future. It gave up its weapons of mass destruction, as it leaned toward the West. But that foreign policy is going to change. Perhaps it has already begun.

The Bible is a living book. We have been proclaiming for about 70 years that the Holy Roman Empire would rise one more time. For many of those years, there was little or no evidence of such an empire. Now anybody with an open mind can see it.

How astonishing!

We must remember that Calderoli would not make such a statement if the European Union didn’t already have the power to act on those words. That tells us how close the Holy Roman Empire is to being fully created.

German Power

“A former defense minister has provoked outrage and broken a major taboo by suggesting that Germany should have its own nuclear arsenal.

“Rupert Scholz argued that Berlin needed to embrace the idea of a nuclear deterrent in the light of threats from terrorists and the Middle East. ‘We need to ask ourselves how we could react in an appropriate manner to a nuclear threat from a terror state, and if needs be, even by using our own nuclear weapons,’ he said.

“Mr. Scholz, 68, who was the defense minister in Helmut Kohl’s government in 1988 and 1989, said he doubted whether other nations’ guarantees, made during the Cold War, to keep Germany safe in the face of a nuclear threat, could still be trusted.

“‘Without the appropriate guarantees of protection by our partners, the question of our own nuclear deterrent needs to be discussed openly,’ he said.

“‘I am aware that I am addressing a taboo. But in the light of the dangers that weapons of mass destruction could end up in the hands of terrorists, this is a question which deserves serious debate.’

“Germany agreed not to develop nuclear weapons after the Second World War in return for protection from the United States and nato.

“Mr. Scholz’s comments came under attack yesterday. The security spokesman for the opposition Free Democrats, Rainer Stinner, accused him of ‘throwing oil on the fire’ of the tension between Iran and the West” (Telegraph, January 27; emphasis mine throughout).

This former defense minister broke a taboo—that word means he’s talking about something prohibited or forbidden.

Why is his plea for a nuclear arsenal a taboo?

Germany started World Wars i and ii. After Germany’s defeat in World War ii, America and Britain wanted to end the German military threat forever.

In a signed document about American-British-Soviet policy on Germany in February 1945, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill said, “It is our inflexible purpose to destroy German militarism and Nazism and to ensure that Germany will never again be able to disturb the peace of the world. We are determined to disarm and disband all German armed forces, break up for all time the German General Staff that has repeatedly contrived the resurgence of German militarism [not just before and during the two world wars]; remove or destroy all German military equipment; eliminate or control all German industry that could be used for military production …. It is not our purpose to destroy the people of Germany, but only when Nazism and militarism have been extirpated will there be hope for a decent life for Germans and a place for them in the comity of nations.”

I would encourage you to read those words again. Now, Germany is about to build a nuclear arsenal!

Even Konrad Adenauer, who later became German chancellor, said it was a “calculated risk” to rearm Germany. What a dangerous risk it was! The Germans are the most powerful nation in Europe. And now they are talking about getting nuclear bombs!

Let the world beware.

Here is a dangerous warning from history. But history is virtually ignored in our universities today. Many people are ignorant of this bloody history. That ignorance is going to cost the British and American peoples as never before, if they don’t wake up!