EU Apparently Selected Herman Van Rompuy as its President, and He Does Not Welcome Turkey as it is Islamic
Herman Van Rompuy
Herman Van Rompuy, the current Prime Minister of Belgium, was apparently selected to become the President of the European Union according to an AP report from CBS:
AP) BRUSSELS (AP) – EU leaders on Thursday handed the European Union’s top new jobs to two little-known compromise figures – Belgium’s prime minister and the EU’s trade commissioner – dashing hopes of those who wanted to raise the continent’s global profile…
Van Rompuy was put forward for the president’s job by Sweden’s Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt who chaired Thursday’s summit, diplomats said.
(Note: I said “apparently selected” because some reports state that the decision is NOT final–so this possibly could change.)
Herman Van Rompuy essentially is an economist that supports reducing government deficits and who wants Europe to preserve its “Christian” values. He is a Catholic and graduated from a Catholic university.
Those in Turkey who wish to be part of the European Union will be less than thrilled about his selection. Notice what Herman Van Rompuy stated in 2004 and that is part of why he was supported to become EU President now:
“Turkey is not a part of Europe and will never be part of Europe. An expansion of the EU to include Turkey cannot be considered as just another expansion as in the past,” he said.
“The universal values which are in force in Europe, and which are fundamental values of Christianity, will loose vigour with the entry of a large Islamic country such as Turkey.”
Filip Dewinter, a Vlaams Belang leader, said: “We are entirely in agreement with Van Rompuy over this question and are convinced he will defend this point of view as President of the EU. It is for this reason we openly support him.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/6600570/EU-president-Herman-Van-Rompuy-opposes-Turkey-joining.html
So, there may be deepening divide between the EU and Islam. This does not mean that there will not be cooperation of any kind between Europe and Muslim nations, only that the leadership of the EU is letting the world know that religion will likely be something that separates the EU from others.
This will prove to be more important when a religious military leader will rise up in Europe with signs and lying wonders and who professes to believe in a changed religion that he will claim as ‘Catholic’.
And while I do NOT believe that Herman Van Rompuy (nor Tony Blair nor Catherine Ashton) is likely to be the one that is the final King of the North, he may (inadvertently apparently) help set the stage for that leader to rise up.
Some links of related interest may include:
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This also has YouTube videos related to 2012. The book is for those truly interested in understanding how prophecies inter-relate and who want to see a real sequence of end time events. It goes into details concerning prophecies that involve the rising up of a European power, including the King of the North/the Beast and the Antichrist that line up with biblical prophecies. It analyzes others that involve the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and Asia.
The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?
Is Tony Blair Apocalyptic? The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom converted to Catholicism shortly after leaving his office and has been active in European affairs. What role might he play?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe?