Reflecting on the similarities of American presidencies to the leaders of Rome sheds light on the men who lead the greatest nations in history. Where President Lincoln’s presidency reflects that of Julius Caesar, President Obama’s is a reflection of Nero Claudius. Where Caesar fought the nobles of the Senate who had spent generations seizing lands from small land owners and putting slaves to work, Caesar commanded that citizens be hired in place of slaves. Nero, in contrast, spent extravagantly from the Roman treasury to please the masses, but his heavy taxation resulted in a rebellion from the provinces who suffered grievous economic disaster from Nero’s confiscation of wealth to please his supporters.
Reverend Billy Graham sees the presidency of Barack Obama as a sign that America is falling into depravity and corruption that will result in worldwide chaos.
“Our early fathers led our nation according to biblical principles. ‘Hope and change’ has become a cliché in our nation, and it is daunting to think that any American could hope for change from what God has blessed.”
Nero persecuted the Christians, scapegoating them as causing the Great Fire of Rome, executing disciples Peter and Paul, and was the only emperor to feed them to the lions in the Coliseum. Obama, raised a Moslem in Indonesia, came to America to join Reverend Wrights church of Black Liberation Theology. Where Christians believe Jesus is the Messiah, BLT adheres to the Islamic belief that Jesus was a black man persecuted by rich white people, and that the Second Coming will see Jesus bow to the 12th Imam. The 12th Imam or the Mahdi, depending on whether Shi’ite or Sunni beliefs in the Hadith, writings about the life of Muhammad, is identical to the Anti-Christ written of in the Book of Revelations in the Bible.
Both Christians and Islamists are condemned by atheists as wanting to destroy the world, although the beliefs of Armageddon only results in the destruction of those who reject God. But there is a critical disagreement between Christians and Moslems despite atheist’s belief that both worship the same God of Abraham, Moslems declare that Allah is God and Jesus was not His Son. Where Christians believe that worldwide chaos would be a sign of the End Times, Islamists believe they are the heralds of the End Times that must bring about the return of the Mahdi by causing the chaos.