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Old 04-05-2019, 07:14 PM
 
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What do you think of this new artistic rendering of Nero? He was the young Roman emperor known as the "Beast" who persecuted Jews and early Christians. He was mentioned several times in the New Testament as an "antichrist".

Imagine a spoiled rich kid video gamer who is suddenly given supreme power over an empire. That's kind of what he looks like.

https://relevantmagazine.com/current...-emperor-nero/
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Old 04-06-2019, 12:21 AM
 
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I've seen a vid. or two that argue that Nero wasn't such a bad guy. He was interested in the arts, rather than imperial expansion. Was the Great Fire really arranged by him just so he could grab the land for his huge new palace? Or was it just an accident waiting to happen in overcrowded Rome built mainly of wooden tower -blocks? Much of Nero's bad press comes from Christians regarding him as the most horrific persecutors of Christianity.

It's true that in his time two major revolts broke out - Boadicea's in Britain and the Jewish war. But were these really Nero's fault? Only, it seems, because he had little interest in supervising the empire and left it to subordinates who were pretty unscrupulous in screwing the empire to line their own pockets. I think that's what these revolts boil down to.
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Old 04-06-2019, 03:15 AM
 
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I've seen a vid. or two that argue that Nero wasn't such a bad guy. He was interested in the arts, rather than imperial expansion. Was the Great Fire really arranged by him just so he could grab the land for his huge new palace? Or was it just an accident waiting to happen in overcrowded Rome built mainly of wooden tower -blocks? Much of Nero's bad press comes from Christians regarding him as the most horrific persecutors of Christianity.

It's true that in his time two major revolts broke out - Boadicea's in Britain and the Jewish war. But were these really Nero's fault? Only, it seems, because he had little interest in supervising the empire and left it to subordinates who were pretty unscrupulous in screwing the empire to line their own pockets. I think that's what these revolts boil down to.
In the eyes of the Roman elite, Nero's construction project "would have been seen as very inappropriate," Eric Varner, an associate professor of art history at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, told PBS. There was no evidence that Nero had anything to do with the fire, but the nobility's displeasure with his construction project likely made it easy for the rumor to spread...
https://www.livescience.com/64812-ne...reign-pbs.html
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:04 PM
 
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In the eyes of the Roman elite, Nero's construction project "would have been seen as very inappropriate," Eric Varner, an associate professor of art history at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, told PBS. There was no evidence that Nero had anything to do with the fire, but the nobility's displeasure with his construction project likely made it easy for the rumor to spread...
https://www.livescience.com/64812-ne...reign-pbs.html
Yes. I have heard an apologetic that his Golden House project was as much for the public use as his own.

Maybe but IF the Christian persecution story is true (and it probably is) the accusations that he started the fire just to clear the area he wanted to build on (that he wasn't in Rome at the time works equally as evidence for his culpability or his innocence) prompted him to use the Christians as scapegoats.
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Old Today, 01:43 PM
 
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What do you think of this new artistic rendering of Nero? He was the young Roman emperor known as the "Beast" who persecuted Jews and early Christians. He was mentioned several times in the New Testament as an "antichrist".

Imagine a spoiled rich kid video gamer who is suddenly given supreme power over an empire. That's kind of what he looks like.

https://relevantmagazine.com/current...-emperor-nero/
The name of the Babylonian Messiah known by the world as the first resurrected man cannot change, this isn't a guess as we go, you find the name of the Messiah of Babylon in the bible and you find the last sacrifice of God where women, men, children, paupers, and kings all lay dead at the 6th hour in the 6th day in the 6th month in the 6th year for keeping the holy days of the Babylonian Messiah.

Being sealed in your forehead and right hand is not a guessing game either, it is a matter of the law, not up for opinion, it is the most ancient an honored tradition of God's people and when Revelation spoke of being sealed, everyone knew what it meant, it is the law, not some mystery that nobody knew.
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Old Today, 08:46 PM
 
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What do you think of this new artistic rendering of Nero? He was the young Roman emperor known as the "Beast" who persecuted Jews and early Christians. He was mentioned several times in the New Testament as an "antichrist".

Imagine a spoiled rich kid video gamer who is suddenly given supreme power over an empire. That's kind of what he looks like.

https://relevantmagazine.com/current...-emperor-nero/
I'm sure he just thought he had to defend himself and "real Romans" from "stubborn unmelting-pot foreign cultures genociding Romans in Egypt" and "superstitious (new cult) usurpers spitting at the images of the Holy and refusing to pledge allegiance to the Flag (the statue of the Emperor)."

Lots of traceable details given here about the:
https://cruxnow.com/commentary/2016/...te-christians/
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