Can We Avoid Trouble By Learning From History Before We Repeat It?
The pope’s apology over nearly a million Protestant Tutsis murdered in Rwanda should make us wonder. People never thought it would happen again after Hitler—not in our ‘enlightened age.’ Then comes the United Nations to make sure it would never happen again. There were so many UN vehicles with soldiers in the streets of Kilgali that “if you spit, it would probably hit one of them.” There was a sense of security in spite of known plans for a massacre of the Tutsis, but Belgium officers and UN “peace-keepers” got the command to “stand down” and not do anything while nearly a million Protestants falsely called communists and enemies of the state, were slaughtered.
Jewish leaders told Pilate that if he released Jesus that he was no friend of Caesar. His teaching? The Golden Rule–do unto others as you would wish them to do to you. But the Church history from the days of the Inquisition has been a blatant and disgraceful disregard of the principle teaching at every turn. People were burned at the stake for hiding Bibles in their homes. It didn’t make sense but Catholic leaders said do it anyway–Auto de Fe—Act of Faith.
For nearly a thousand years the Church has used kings and emperors to punish heretics that didn’t bow to the pope or who spoke against their system of control in the Old World. When the New World opened, Protestants risked death at sea or starvation to flee the papacy for freedom where the church would be kept out of government.
It was working well until Jesuits came to America to divide the US over slavery. Roger Taney was the first Catholic Justice in the Supreme Court and his decision in the Dred Scott case was that “blacks were “regarded as beings of an inferior order…with no rights which the white man is bound to respect.” The Vatican was the only foreign entity to recognize Jefferson Davis as the “illustrious President of the Confederate States.” (Google) Lincoln paid with his life and John Surratt, an accomplice of Booth fled to England and then to Rome.
Vatican strategy to regain world supremacy included a concordat signed with Hitler to make the world Catholic when he won the war and General Franco said “Hitler, son of the Catholic Church, died while defending Christianity.”
The next Vatican strategy was the United Nations and with a heavy Catholic influence in the UN. It should be no surprise that when the massacre of Protestant Tutsis (falsely called communists) began in Rwanda, that UN’s Kofi Annan ordered “peace-keeping” troops to stand-down and not interfere the Christian (Catholic) Democratic government of radical Hutus. President Clinton similarly did nothing to prevent the genocide in Rwanda.
Can we avoid trouble by learning from history? Bible prophecy suggests it will happen. Revelation 17 has imagery of a harlot (unfaithful church) in bed with governments and kings, wealthy with gold and sitting on seven hills but also riding the NewWorld Order beast—an image or look-alike beast to the Old World Order (papal or sea beast) in Revelation 13 as most early Americans believed.
Papal visits to the UN on the biblical Day of Atonement and intersecting the jubilee timeline from the days of Christ suggest that 2017 is the year that Rwanda comes to America and we will know it if we see Jerusalem destroyed as the first sign in Matthew 24. It happened first in 70 AD at Passover—just a couple weeks from now. As Lincoln said of the Bible—“I will study and get ready, and someday my chance will come.” Shouldn’t we also seek a readiness?