Rev 17;8 The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come. John wrote the above verse in 100 AD.At that time the beast that had once existed appeared to have been put to death by the Romans. But here in these last days the beast reappeared in 1948.Jews from all the world have followed it . This beast which John wrote of is the nation state of Israel. So for those of you who do not love the beast,Dont let yourself be mislead by those who do love and support the beast. People will say just anything to divert negative attention away from thier beloved beast .It is what it is. Jesus said long ago who it would be to kill the saints of God in the last days. Mathew 23;34 [sup]34[/sup]Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: Do you believe Jesus or do you believe these people who adore the beast?