Is Europe the new Babylon?
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"3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit on a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And on her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration." (Rev 17:3-6)
Is Europe the woman of Revelation? Biblical Prophecies in Daniel 2 and 7 indicate that something resembling a Holy Roman Empire will be the dominant force in the world when our Lord returns. Putting together Daniel and Revelation many interpretations indicate that Europe is a very likely candidate to fulfil this role. Certainly if we put together many symbols associated with the European Union (EU) it is difficult not to appreciate the associations. Here we present just a few of those symbolisms:
The European Unionís flag consists of 12 stars, inspired by the halo of 12 stars that appear around every Madonnas in Catholic pictures of her. A former secretary general of the Council of Europe, Leon Marchal, affirmed that the stars are those of "the woman of the Apocalypse." Enthusiastically he explained, "Itís wonderful that we have gotten back to the Introit of the new Mass of the Assumption. Itís the corona stellarum duodecim (the crown of the twelve stars) of the woman of the Apocalypse." This is a reference to the woman in Revelation 12 who appears with a crown of 12 stars. Although this woman represents Israel, the Catholic Church has always claimed that she represents the virgin Mary, "the mother of God."
The EU, which now has 25 member countries, has confirmed that the number of stars will always stay at 12, which indicates that the stars do not represent countries. The number will remain 12 no matter how many countries there are in the European Union
Europeís new common anthem is: "Ode to Joy," the prelude to the last movement of Beethovenís ninth symphony. The anthem officially is the "Ode to Joy," it really is an "ode to freedom" to a sense of community and to peace between the 25 countries which have decided to unite and to others which will freely decide to join them."
To note that "Ode to Joy" is not quite that innocent as people believe. The lyrics, by a man named Friedrich von Schiller, concern the entering of the shrine of a pagan goddess and the uniting of all men in brotherhood, by the power of magic. Indeed Europe is fast abandoning Christianity and moving with great speed into a pagan heathen society looking ever more to the "magic", how fitting its anthem. Even its proposed Constitution has deliberately made sure that no reference to God be included, thus denying its Christian foundation.
The EU constitution does not mention of Christianity as part of Europeís cultural heritage, while at the same time, including references to the civilizations of Greece and Rome, and the philosophical heritage of the Enlightenment. EU government representatives excused this revisionist view of history by claiming any mention of Christian values would upset the Muslim population of the EU. What a lame excuse that convinces no one, just think, would the Muslim states avoid mentioning Islam in their constitution because it may upset the Christian living amongst them. What a pathetic excuse, the truth is that these pagans want to get rid of Christianity.
We see here a commemorative Italian coin of euro depicting Europa on the beast with a pen in one hand holding the European constitution. Clearly meaning that the European constitution is not based or given by God, but written by a pagan goddess. Cannot be more clear.
The woman riding a beast
Another revealing thing that is being used in conjunction with the European Union is the one from Revelation 17 where a "great harlot" is depicted riding a beast. This symbol is being used to represent the EU. For example, to commemorate the first European Parliament elections in 1979 Britain issued a stamp depicting the picture of a woman riding a beast.
Of course this represent the mythical Europa: according to legend, Zeus was enamoured of Europa and decided to seduce or ravage her, in the Greek mythology. He transformed himself into a bull and mixed in with her father's herds. While Europa and her female attendants were gathering flowers, she saw the bull, caressed his flanks, and eventually got onto his back. Zeus took that opportunity and ran to the sea and swam, with her on his back, to the island of Crete. He then revealed his true identity, and Europa became the first queen of Crete. Zeus later re-created the shape of the bull in the stars, which is now known as the constellation Taurus.
No doubt this is the source of this symbol so prominent in the EU building of power, nonetheless the similitude with the woman of Rev 17 cannot be escaped.
Here some examples of recent Europa representation of the EU:
Tower of Babel
Europe is setting itself up in direct opposition to God. It is slowly changing laws to squeeze the Christian church out, and it makes no secret of this. An amazing poster was issued by the European Union, showing the Tower of Babel and carrying the slogan: "Many tongues, one voice." To make sure the point of connection with the EU was not lost, a crane in the background is shown rebuilding the tower. The Biblical tower of Babel was built in rebellion to God, man like Lucifer wanting to be free of God and be like Him: "And they said, Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth." (Gen 11:4) What do you think rebuilding the tower means? Surely to restart building the tower of rebellion is for them "freedom", for decadent ungodly Europe says: "God is dead".
Above the Tower of Babel there are the 12 eurostars, in similitude to the 12 stars around the head of the various Mary. But, do note also that the stars are inverted as typically satanic, pointing down.
The European Parliament in Strasburg was modelled on a painting done in 1563 of the Tower of Babel, by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, a Flemish Northern Renaissance Painter.
It is hard to escape the notion that the second Babylon is now being rebuilt in Europe, and those who would follow Nimrod have now succeeded in building a parliament building in Strasbourg, France, whose centrepiece is an enormous replica of the unfinished tower of Babel. Indeed the building is commonly referred to as "The Tower of Eurobabel."
This building tower known as the Louise Weiss Building looks unfinished, of course, for it was designed with the expressed purpose of resembling the tower of Babel as depicted in Brueghel's painting. The similitude is striking.
Is Scripture being fulfilled before our eyes, for those with eyes to see?
The EU is definitely becoming a world power of clay (diversity) and iron (power) with striking similarities to the fourth kingdom or fourth beast of Danielís prophecies. A world power of so many ethnic groups and representing so many states could easily become a very influential leader at the United Nations and the world. Itís possible that the U.N. is a beginning for this world government that will eventually be ruled by a revived Roman Empire and the Antichrist.
The stage seems to be set for the emergence of a global political system (the EU), a global economic system (the Euro), and a global religious system (the ecumenical movement). The EU would seem to fulfil many of the prophesies of the fourth kingdom that is to come, from which will arise the Antichrist of the end-times. Indeed, plans are being prepared for an EU presidency that will replace the current 6 month rotating presidency, creating a powerful international leader with great influence at the United Nations and on the global stage. The new president would be elected by government heads of EU members and would hold office for five years, or more, some even say for life. What it is wanted is a powerful president of the EU as head of a European government with full legal and executive power, removing the ďsovereign rightsĒ of single nations.
Only time will tell, but the signs are there and we should be preparing for the coming of our King, our Lord. Come Lord, come quickly.