I would like to begin by saying this is NOT a prediction. It is using information from history and making an informed educated guess on how events
repeat over and over throughout history.
I would like to briefly explain these accounts of history and how they relate today in our time. This topic will also include some of my personal
remarks and thoughts on how these events fit together. You may agree or disagree with my personal remarks. This is fine with me. It is not my aim to
argue but to provide some very thought-provoking history. To me, this is very important to bring some light to the recent past and see where mankind
is fatefully going. We cannot change our course in this regard; However, we can have insight and wisdom on why these events are happening and whats
I will begin with the Protestant Reformation.
To be sure, there are many goods and many bads that can be said about what the reformation accomplished. We are in a privileged position NOW in time,
in the year 2010, to learn from the goods and bads of what religious organizations and what past ruling governments have done.We will come to see why
the United States was formed, How freedom of religion was established in the United States, Why the Native Americans ways of life disappeared, Why
Americans live the way they do, and Why Freedom of Religion is being shaken in the United States with recent events.
First I would like to begin back in the 15th century with a man who was burned at the stake. His name is John Huss. John Huss was from Bohemia. Like
other men before him, he denounced the corruption in the Roman Church of his time. He was called the Goose or the Bohemian goose. When the time came
for John Huss to be burned as a "heretic" in 1415 C.E., he said in this effect that “In 100 years, God will raise up a man whose calls for reform
cannot be suppressed.” With this being said, John's life came to an end. You could call John a forerunner to the sweeping events that were to take
place in the 16th Century.
Time passes and we enter into the 16th century.
Martin Luther, a Monk from Wittenberg in 1517 C.E. is on the scene now. He is just about 34 years old. He does not own many possessions. He comes from
a family who was able to break away from the feudal system. His Dad was a copper smelter. The trip to Rome in the Fall of 1510 C.E. has left a bad
taste in his mouth from what he experienced 7 years earlier. John Huss has been dead for 102 years. Martin Luther posts his 95 thesis to have an
academic discussion about the corruption in the Roman Church in his day. On October 31st 1517 C.E. the thesis is open for discussion.
This is what marks the beginning of the Protestant Reformation by many historians.
Martin Luther's friend, Frederick the III,Elector of Saxony, received a strange dream on the night before Martin tacked his thesis. You can read the
full account at this address.
Briefly,in Fredericks dream,he dreamed of a monk who was writing with a 100 year old pen whom he received from an old goose in Bohemia.They were
unable to silence this pen with its large letters that was catching the attention of a lion. The pen was unsteady and caused the triple crown of the
pope to shake.
From this dream and more importantly history, we are able to make a connection with John Huss and Martin Luther.
In October of 1520 Martin publishes one of his treatises called the Babylonian Captivity of the Church. He compares the state of the Church, in the
16th century, as being comparable with the 70 years of captivity the Jews had in Babylon.
If you recall in Frederick's dream, Frederick was running all over the place. In the dream everyone was assembled together. Cardinals, Bishops,the
King of the Holy Roman Empire were some in attendance. This fits with what happened in the Spring of 1521.