America the revived Roman Empire?
So I was watching the Bible series at the house of a friend who had a lot of questions about things she was seeing in the miniseries. They showed a brief clip of the Macabees revolt with the abomination in the temple which they protrayed as an eagle. She freaks out and says, "oh, that's the American Eagle, it looks exactly like our eagle!! It's roman, too?? I got to thinking and then to researching the web. It turns out that the eagle was a very prevalent sign of the Roman army. There were in the beginning of the empire four other symbols, but they phased out in favor of the eagle being the sole symbol. These ancient eagles are sometimes similiar to our bald eagle. So being that we have the eagle as our icon, and seeing God's tendency to use animals to describe nations and kingdoms in the Bible (i.e. Daniel and Revelation), could WE be the revived Roman Empire? Or part of it? Just wondering.:scratch