On 23rd June 2016 the United Kingdom held a referendum as to whether to remain part of, or to leave, the European Union. I do not want to get into political arguments about the EU here, but instead to look at what the Bible has to say concerning the EU.
Today we see the Eastern and Western halves of the old Roman Empire once again unified in the form of the European Union.
In Daniel chapter 2, King Nebuchadnezzar has a dream of a statue with a head of gold, breast and arms of silver, thighs of brass (or bronze), legs of iron and feet of iron mingled with clay. The Bible makes it explicitly clear that the gold represents Nebuchadnezzar’s own Babylonian kingdom, and the widely accepted view is that the rest of the body represents the Medo-Persian, Greek and Roman Empires, respectively. The legs represent the East and West halves that the Roman Empire was divided into. But today, we see the Eastern and Western halves of the old Roman Empire once again unified in the form of the European Union, which covers the same territory previously occupied by Rome. This ties in with the feet of the statue which, unlike the legs that were only iron, are a mixture of both iron and clay. This mixture of iron and clay, strong and brittle, is a good description of the strength and also weakness within the EU. The EU is made up of both strong countries such as Germany and others that are much more fragile, such as Greece. The apostle John saw a vision of this final kingdom of Man in Revelation 17:3, but instead of the feet of a statue with ten toes, John saw a beast that has ten horns, “I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns“.
Why is the EU using Israel’s symbol?
Let’s take a look at some of the symbolism of the EU, firstly the flag. According to europa.eu the flag with a circle of twelve stars symbolises the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe. A reference to twelve stars symbolising not the EU, but Israel, is found twice in the Bible. Firstly in Joseph’s dream concerning his brothers and himself, who would become the twelve tribes of Israel and then, in Revelation 12:1, Israel is symbolised as a woman with twelve stars above her head, “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars“. So if a crown of twelve stars is Israel’s symbol, why is the EU using it? Another symbol of the EU is a statue, located outside the Council of Europe in Brussels. It is a woman riding a beast (a bull to be precise), this image also appears in various official paintings, etc. If a woman riding a beast sounds familiar – it should! I have only just quoted from Revelation 17:3, which describes a woman riding a beast. Admittedly the EU beast does not have seven heads and ten horns, but the similarity is striking.
The Roman connection is all but confirmed by Daniel 9:26.
The connection to the Roman Empire, in it’s new form, is even more obvious when you consider that according to Revelation 17:9, the seven heads represent hills. The treaty of Rome was of course signed in Rome, which has seven hills. There is another EU connection to the seven hills – the current capital of the EU, namely Brussels, also has seven hills. The Roman connection is all but confirmed by Daniel 9:26, “The people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city“. The ‘prince that shall come‘ is widely accepted as being the antichrist and it is an historical fact that it was the Romans who destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD. So the ‘prince’ must also be Roman, not necessarily Italian, but from the area of the Roman Empire, which is the same area as the EU.
The different peoples of Europe do not mix well.
Some may claim that this article is politically biased scaremongering about the EU, but that is not the case. Whether you love or loathe the EU from a political viewpoint, from the Biblical evidence, it is hard to see how the feet seen by Nebuchadnezzar and the beast seen by the apostle John can be anything but the Roman Empire in a new form – the European Union. The EU building in Strasbourg even bears a striking resemblance to a famous painting of the tower of Babel. At Babel, the people were divided into many languages; in the EU many peoples are attempting to come together as one, in a reversal of what happened at Babel. However the different peoples of Europe do not mix well, they are like iron mixed with clay.
In this post I wanted to concentrate on what can be clearly shown and not stray into the area of conspiracy theory. In summary, the EU is not just a beast, it is THE beast. There are strong political arguments for and against the EU, but when you take into account what the Bible has to say, it becomes clear, that any country that has the opportunity to leave the EU should do so ASAP.
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