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The eccentric Roman Emperor Nero died in the year 68 AD. He was only 30 years old at the time of his death, but the period of his 13-year reign was an especially tumultuous period of Roman history.
It was up to the 5th century that early Christians feared Nero’s return. Nero, who is known as the first great persecutor of Christians, hated Christians and ordered punishments for them because they disregarded the roman gods and spread superstition. He would frequently order Christians to be thrown to the dogs, crucified or burned alive. In fact, many early Christians believed that Nero was the Antichrist, who would return to wage an apocalyptic war on Christianity.
Some contemporary historians claim that the Book of Revelations in the New Testament hints that Nero was the first personification of the Antichrist on Earth, after the resurrection of Jesus, and that he would return in the same form to try and exterminate Christianity.
originally posted by: JustJohnny
a reply to: DBCowboy
I think most people are against stupidity. Definitely if you do a poll everyone says yes...
And make no mistake, someone is being stupid..
Either one denomination is correct and EVERYONE else is stupid, or all religious people are stupid..
To remove faith from humanity is the first step. Removing the basis of God is the next. Re-creating faith and God is the last. Wipe, Rinse and repeat.
originally posted by: AnakinWayneII
People still believe this Bible nonsense. They still believe there is an AntiChrist in the future. Or some apologists now splutter and make excuses and claim that the AntiChrist is not a single person, but a spirit or a movement or a group of people or anybody who is not Christian or who persecutes Christians.