ANSWER: Christianity was originally established throughout the Mediterranean region and as far east as Babylon. The original converts to Christianity were, of course, predominantly Jewish and Jewish proselytes. Because Israel and Judah had been conquered by Assyria and Babylon and only a remnant of the Jews were repatriated to Israel, the Jews came to be scattered among many nations and it served to facilitate the establishment of Christianity, because the Jews were receptive to the concept of the prophesied Messiah. For example, the apostle Paul preached among the nations, but wherever he went he always found the local synagogue and preached Jesus to the Jews first.
It is interesting that in the 16th chapter of the book of the Acts of the Apostles, it mentions that the spirit of Jesus forbade the apostle from speaking the word in the district of Asia. To be clear, the district of Asia did not mean the continent of Asia, but a region in the area of modern-day Turkey. But the point is, that, Jesus did not permit the preaching of the good news in a certain region and that may be what is involved today and the fact that vast areas of the Middle East and South Asia are not receptive to Christianity and never have been.
As we know, in the first century the entire area in which Christianity flourished was dominated by the Roman Empire and after the apostles died off apostates gradually came to the fore and handed over complete control to the Emperor of Rome. Ironically, Rome became the preserver of a very corrupted form of Christianity. This is why Europe is the heart of Christendom. And during the era of colonialism “Christianity” was spread abroad to the Americas, Africa and the islands of the South Pacific. But the Middle East and most of Asia were never converted. No doubt the great slaughters that took place during the Roman Catholic crusades had a lot to do with it.
At any rate, it is a curious fact that those nations that never accepted the religion of Christendom are now the focal point, Ground Zero if you will, for what is shaping up to be World War III.
As I’ve pointed out in several articles, the opening of the seals of Revelation, which unleashes the four horsemen, brings death to approximately one-quarter of mankind. The First World War and the Spanish influenza, as horrific as they were, only laid low a tiny percentage of the human population. (See article: A Closer Look at 1914)
For the past 2 1/2 centuries the world is been dominated by the British Empire, which is now primarily expressed in the financial and monetary system headquartered in the city of London. Genocide has always been an underlying policy of the Empire. As is well-known, London promoted the great Irish famine and famines in India as well, in order to cull the herd. For the past 150 years the Lords of London have promoted the propaganda that the world is dangerously overpopulated and that the population must be reduced. And now, at this particular point in time, the mechanism which the Empire has used to control the nations is breaking down. That is to say, the financial system is collapsing. Apparently, the decision has already been made at the highest level of the London oligarchy to begin to implement a planet-wide, rapid population reduction.
The budget cuts associated with austerity are intended to target the most vulnerable of the population, the elderly, the young and the sick. The insanity of using food for fuel is nothing but a policy of genocide, since it actually requires more fuel to produce ethanol from corn than is produced from burning the so-called renewable fuel. Without massive government subsidies it would not be considered a viable business model.
Along with this, the global financial system has imposed rules through the World Trade Organization that disallow storing food. Again, the clear intent of the Empire is to kill off a large percentage of the population. Apparently, though, the imperialists realize that austerity and food shortage is not enough. War is what has been decided upon. And for the past 10 years a vast military force has been moving into position in the Middle East and South Asia. Some analysts say that World War III has already begun. Call it a war by stealth.
At any rate, the projected theater of war is obviously the Middle East and Asia, with the focus on Iran, Russia and China; with other Islamic, “stan” nations of the former Soviet Union and sub-Sahara Africa also being coveted because of their vast, undeveloped resources.
It is noteworthy that Christianity is not prominent in any of these targeted nations and Jehovah’s Witnesses have little if any presence in them. (Russia is the exception) Who knows, but it may well be that the spirit of Jesus has forbidden Jehovah’s Witnesses to preach in these nations that are manifestly Ground Zero for World War III. Time will tell.
It is worth noting too, the one-quarter of the world which is destined to be killed are said to be harvested into Hades. In other words, they will receive a resurrection. It is the survivors who will then come under the tyranny of the eighth king and who will face the judgment of the second death. And it is in these nations, the assumed survivors of the initial phase of the Holocaust that is about to be unleashed, where Jehovah’s Witnesses are most prominent and have preached to a very large percentage of the population. It is appropriate and just that Jehovah hold them more accountable.