The mind of an Armstrongite splinter cult leader is a terrible thing to waste. Leave it to these guys to constantly scour every newspaper article they can find for some event to fit their perverted end-time scenarios. These spiritually bankrupt frauds go out of their way to find things that they think are sure signs of Herbert's prophecies coming to fruition. They get all glassy eyed when they think they have found something to scare their members with.
Never one to be left to the sidelines, Almost-arrested, Elisha, Elijah, Amos, Joshua, doubly-blessed, improperly ordained, bitter "son" of Rod Meredith, naturopath and peddler of herbs and other concoctions, is breathlessly reporting how the Chinese are seeking to build a new "silk road" from China all the way to Armageddon.
When leaders of 28 nations gather in Beijing next week for a summit to map out China’s ambitious new Silk Road project, one question is likely to be on attendees’ minds – what exactly is the Belt and Road Initiative? …China pushing the ‘Silk Road’ project: A prelude for the ‘kings of the east’?
China wants all roads, digital and physical, to lead to it:The Belt and Road Initiative, which comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, was proposed by China in 2013, with the aim of building a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient Silk Road routes. May 17, 2016 http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-05/17/c_135366188.htm/52303832.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
So what could be wrong with this; besides many of the countries having strong reason to not to let it pass through their sovereign nations?BEIJING: China has proposed an international scientific cooperation programme for Earth observation to provide digital backing to Beijing’s mega Silk Road Project. The ”digital Silk Road” proposal was put forward here yesterday at an international symposium on Earth observation for the Belt and Road, the official designation for Silk Road said. May 17, 2016 http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/52303832.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
In deluded Elijah Thiel's mind, it is a sure sign that the Chinese are building a superhighway that will allow the invading Chinese armies to conquer Europe. As we all know, most of Europe is made up of "Israelite" nations and they will soon be going into captivity AFTER the US, Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand fall prey to the Germans. Those damn Germans! What will we do with them?
So just where does this "silk road" end up? According to deluded Joshua Elisha Thiel, the Chinese are building a superhighway to Armageddon. Tel Megiddo, to be precise. Who knew! Really! Shocking!The ‘road’ is to go to Europe from Russia and China. As far as Europe goes, the Bible shows that the final European King of the North will be disturbed by news from the north (Russia) and the east (including China):40 … the king of the North …43 He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, … 44 But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. 45 And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him. (Daniel 11:40,43-45)
The Bible also tells of a time when the ‘kings of the sunrise/east’ will travel on land. They will end up in Armageddon:12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon. (Revelation 16:12-16)
The ‘kings of the east’ are to come across the Euphrates river, which will at least partially dry up according to prophecy. The new “Silk Road” is expected to head near the river Euphrates. And while I have not seen anything that shows that the Silk Road is specifically planned to go all the way to Tel Megiddo (Armageddon), there are a couple of highways in the area of Armageddon already that I have personally seen. So, it would seem that the proposed Silk Road project will help build a major road from the far east through central Asia and into the Middle East that can be used to at least get close to Armageddon, and then there are other roads that connect to it.
The Bible is clear that troops will one day gather in Armageddon. China wants to pave roads to get near there.
Anyone that takes Amos Thiel's words as truth needs their head examined. His idiotic explanations are starting to get as weird as Dave Pack's. One has to look long and hard to find any depiction of the new "silk road" ending in Tel Megiddo or Armageddon. Just Google the words "new silk road" and you will be hard pressed to find anything remotely stating that the route will end in Israel. That has never stopped any Church of God false prospect from making foolish predictions though.It may well be that the Silk Road project will help clear the way for Chinese and other troops to attack Europe as well as gather in Armageddon.