The European Union: No, Europe is NOT Truly Uniting
Many Futurist interpreters of Bible prophecy claim that, finally, the nations of Europe are uniting, in fulfilment (they believe) of Bible prophecy. But as shown above, the prophecies about the “ten horns” have been fulfilled in centuries past already, and are still being fulfilled. They are not fulfilled solely by the EU of modern times! And also, although the prophecies of Daniel reveal the attempts made, through the centuries, to unite the nations of Europe politically (and the EU is simply the latest and most ambitious attempt to bring this about), they reveal that all such attempts are doomed to fail. Nothing is said, in these prophecies, about a true and lasting merging of the European nations.
Yes, it is true that European borders have virtually come down; that the member states have a single currency, a European parliament, and all kinds of European laws. But despite all these things, and the appearance of unity on the surface, the peoples of the various nations of Europe are not cleaving one to another. They are not uniting. And what is more, there is nothing in Daniel or Revelation which says they will! In fact, as shown above, Bible prophecy says quite the opposite!
There will never be a time when Dan.2:43 will not be true of the nations that developed from the ten kingdoms of the fifth century: “And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.”
The Lord has spoken, and that settles it!
Shaun Willcock is a minister, author and researcher. He runs Bible Based Ministries. This pamphlet was first published in July 2016. For other pamphlets (which may be downloaded and printed), as well as details about his books, audio messages, articles, etc., please visit the Bible Based Ministries website; or write to the address below. If you would like to be on Bible Based Ministries’ email list, please send your details.
. See Trappings of Popery, by Shaun Willcock. Bible Based Ministries, 2007. Available from Bible Based Ministries: www.biblebasedministries.co.uk.
. The Antichrist (pamphlet), by Shaun Willcock; and The Antichrist (MP3/CD recording, five sermons), by Shaun Willcock. All available from Bible Based Ministries: www.biblebasedministries.co.uk.
. For a complete list of these recorded sermons, including verse-by-verse expositions of all the prophecies of Daniel and the entire book of Revelation (available in MP3 format and on CDs), the reader is urged to visit the Bible Based Ministries website, and to go to the list of sermons under the subject of “Bible Prophecy”: www.biblebasedministries.co.uk.
. The best of them all is Horae Apocalypticae, by E.B. Elliott, in four volumes, and published in the nineteenth century. Despite certain errors, this is the most exhaustive treatment of the Historicist position ever undertaken.
. Horae Apocalypticae, by E.B. Elliott, Vol. 3, pg. 142. Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, London, Fifth edition 1862.
. See the author’s book, Trappings of Popery. Bible Based Ministries, 2007. Available from Bible Based Ministries: www.biblebasedministries.co.uk.
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