John was not pointing at the Roman Empire when he said The Seat of Satan was in Ancient Pergamum

imageThe Antichrist spoken of in the Bible is the Middle East Muslim uprising and not Rome, or the US, or Europe! A certain verse in Revelation 2:12, has my head spinning as to what John really meant when he said “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘I know your works, and where you dwell… where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to my name, and did not deny my faith even in the days in which Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.'”  In the apostle John’s letter to the congregation in Pergamum, he could be literally referring to Satan’s throne, he could be referring to the martyrdom of Antipas which was mentioned in the same verse as “the throne of Satan,” Antipas may have been killed for refusing to worship Caesar, Pergamum was at the time the capital of the Roman province of Asia.
Perhaps an additional factor bearing on the identification of “where the throne of Satan is” was the prominent worship of Zeus, or Jupiter, the chief god among all the pagan gods and goddesses. But Bible prophecy is mostly not truly understood when first written, as was clearly the case told by the angel to Daniel in Daniel 12:4 “Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.” Read More