History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes. Currently, the USA and the Roman Empire show interesting historical rhymes. Could it be that the USA will be the arena of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ?
Around a hundred years before Jesus, the Empire built the famous Roman streets. These streets allowed a lively exchange of commerce, knowledge, and (religious) ideas between the empire’s nations. The silk route and incense route connected the empire with Arabia, India, and even China. This compares to today’s globalization and that it costs just a few hundred Dollars to fly to the other side of the planet.
Unfortunately, the soaring traffic catalyzed the spread of diseases. At that time, healthcare sucked and doctors were too expensive for the common folk. These days, sicknesses can spread around the globe within days, but at least we have the WTO. On a side note: the healthcare crisis in the Roman Empire was the reason why Jesus was so successful with his healing campaigns.