Monday, February 15, 2016

"and destitute of daily food" - The Poor Christians Destroyed the Roman Empire

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The Poor Christians Destroyed the Roman Empire

There is a theory that the Roman Empire collapsed due to an increasing gap between the rich and the poor in the Empire.

Rich men in the Empire lived in Rome and other big cities.  Those who were rich living in Rome were the elite citizens.   They included senators or high-ranking bureaucrats close to an emperor with political power.  The Roman Civilization was supported and led by them.  But if they came to loose respect from a majority of Roman citizens who were not rich, the administrative framework of the Empire must have been shaken, weaken, and dysfunctional.  In this state, if other tribes with strong military power were invading the territory of the Empire, the elite Roman citizens could not unify all the citizens and troops to effectively fight and defeat the invaders.

What's more, Christianity was prevailing especially among poor citizens.  They must have regarded the rich elite of the Empire as anti-Christ.  Rome must have been regarded as a city of anti-Christ people.  Accordingly, no poor citizens became faithful or enthusiastic soldiers to defend Rome against invading foreign tribes.

Unlike in China where collapse of one dynasty was followed by immediate establishment of another dynasty with cultural succession, when the Western Roman Empire collapsed or when the rich elite of Rome lost power, no new leaders arising from poor citizens took over.  It is as if those poor citizens had refused to take over the Civilization.  It should be because most of those poor citizens were Christians who wanted termination of prosperity of anti-Christ Rome.

According to this theory, the Western Roman Empire went to ruin because poor citizens wanted the total collapse of Rome with the anti-Christ rich elite of Rome.

So, people continued to live outside Rome and other cities in Italy after the fall of the Roman Empire without abandoning their farm lands or living in villages.  They never tried to restore the Empire or to establish a new empire.  Probably, the new leader, the Vatican, must have forbidden people to dream of building another empire.

If early Popes had been truly honest, they should not have been satisfied with Romans adopting Christianity as as their state religion but should have wished a total fall and extinction of the Empire.  It is because Christ Jesus was executed by Roman soldiers.  In this context, the Roman Empire fell fatally due to hidden antagonism of the early Vatican against the Empire.  And, it was so grave that the truth must have been hidden in the history, the truth that the Vatican secretly worked for accelerating the fall of Rome.

Put simply, the critical cause of the fall of the Western Roman Empire is the will of the Vatican and poor Christians who hated anti-Christ Rome.  And it looks so natural that Christ Jesus had been executed by Romans.

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Jam 2:14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
Jam 2:15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
Jam 2:16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?