Our interest here is the revelation that Egypt will attack the revived state of Israel, which will them be under the control of a false Messiah. This man will probably be a Jew who works closely with the world dictator who will them come to power in Rome.I got the quote at this site, which has numerous other excerpted quotes from the book. As I noted in the edit I made to the previous post, given that Lindsey has been proven wrong about his predictions for 30 years now, he may have revised his views somewhat since having written this.
It just so happens that I've been slowly reading the first Left Behind novel (in between reading other stuff) and see that LaHaye has his Antichrist as a Roman, too. In a feeble and comical way, that is.
The host, "Wallace Theodore," begins by saying that the live broadcasts of both of Carpathia's press conferences and his speech were replayed throughout the evening on all the news channels. "You've become a popular man in this country seemingly all at once," he says.Carpathia smiled. "Like anyone from Europe, particularly Eastern Europe, I am amazed at your technology. I --"The Romanian = Roman bit might work a little better if Nicolae's surname were not taken from a mountain range that's nowhere near Italy, or if there were any truth to the idea that many Romanians are ethnically Italian, but such inconvenient facts don't matter as much as the requirements of the Bible Prophecy Antichrist Identification System, which calls for a Roman Antichrist.
"But isn't it true, sir, that your roots are actually in Western Europe? Though you were born in Romania, are you not by heritage actually Italian?"
"That is true, as it is true of many native Romanians. Thus the name of our country. But as I was saying about your technology. It is amazing, but I confess I did not come to your country to become or to be made into a celebrity. ..."