If ancient Rome had continued on to the present day would we be more advanced by

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  1. Stella Kaye profile image85
    Stella Kayeposted 7 years ago

    If ancient Rome had continued on to the present day would we be more advanced by now?

    When you watch a historical series,be it drama or documentary, the Romans were obviously far more advanced than people a thousand years later. If Rome had not lost its power as the dominant world empire would we be more advanced by now? I tend to think we would be well on our way to the stars but wondered what opinions others have on this subject.


  2. Kiss andTales profile image60
    Kiss andTalesposted 7 years ago

    Stella very interesting question, my answer would have to be based off of their past records of humanity, how did they do?
    Well looking into the past will give us insight on Rome.
    Here is some interesting facts.


    ROME was depicted in Bible prophecy as a beast that was “fearsome and terrible and unusually strong,” with teeth of iron. (Da 7:7) It was this empire that the Heavenly Father (Jehovah ) permitted to bring Jerusalem to ruin in 70 C.E.

    Rome tolerated almost any sort of religious practice, as long as those who held to it would also share in worship of the emperor. Such emperor worship was viewed as an important factor in uniting the empire. So any who refused to share in it were considered to be enemies of the state. Christians did not join in such worship. Thus, although they were honest citizens, Christians often became the objects of vicious persecution. Among those who instigated such persecution were Emperors Nero, Domitian, Marcus Aurelius, and Diocletian. Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor of Judea, when pressured by religious leaders of the Jews, even ordered the execution of Jesus Christ, doing so as an act of political expediency.
    So the freedom we have today in worship would not be allowed,
    But this power was allowed to rule for so long before another beast would rule, today it is Anglo American.  Two powers of the wild beast mention in Revelations.
    What becomes of it all.
    No more beast will rule over humans again.
    Daniel 2:44 is the key notice.

    Da 2:44“In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom (Government ) that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other (people). It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever,

    This is the real life ahead under Jesus Administration of his Government.
    This will be where earth will certainly  prosper and a global paradise will exist.
    The point is are we, or will we be citizens under Jesus Administration. 
    Education in how to be is world wide now.

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    savvydatingposted 7 years ago

    No. Rome failed for a number of reasons, but most importantly due to corruption in government and oppressive taxation. Rome was going broke, even before they were invaded. Furthermore, Roman leaders were exceptionally cruel. Forced slave labor, excesses in spending for coliseums in which the entertainment consisted of watching citizens torn apart by lions, bears and other animals---not to mention crucifixions.
    The early Romans leaders were bloodthirsty and money hungry. They caused their own demise. The Roman Empire is an example of what not to do if a country is to survive and thrive for the long term, that is to say, even longer than a thousand years.
    In short, because of the cruelty of the leaders, there was much unrest and uprisings from within. Rome would have gone down through the revolt of the citizens, even if they had not been invaded.

    1. Kiss andTales profile image60
      Kiss andTalesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks savvy you must admit the scriptures truly label their beast like personality !
      Its was told they would fall like the others beast like powers also came true.

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      savvydatingposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I agree. Also, the U.S. has been going down the same path. I hope a new president will help with the awful corruption & taxation issues we have experienced, not to mention the loss of values and morality.

  4. tamarawilhite profile image87
    tamarawilhiteposted 7 years ago

    We lost the recipe for concrete that lasts a thousand years, ball bearings, the theory of the steam engine, very good engineering. Yes we lost a lot, but it was unlikely we'd have seen the industrial revolution because they had slaves as did all the world until Europeans ended it based on Christian values.
    The root cause of this loss of Roman technology and knowledge was bringing in barbarians in mass who didn't have to assimilate and a large welfare state. We haven't learned that lesson, apparently, per the open door policy in Europe to Muslim migrants who in two years boosted the rape rate 500% despite being less than 1% of the population and North America taking in many low skill migrants and then saying "when in America, you don't have to do as Americans do, in fact, you need to be catered to".


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