LCG again pushing misinterpretation of European Beast prophecies


In its TW News & Prophecy today, LCG has the following:

Bible prophecies have long referred to an end-time iron-and-clay configuration in Europe composed of ten kings or nations (Daniel 2:42-43)—which suggests that the 28-member EU will downsize. (Many Europeans Unhappy with EU. TW News & Prophecy, May 13, 2016)

While the UK will not remain an equal member of the final European Beast power, and there could be different nations in the European Union, Bible prophecy teaches that there will be a reorganization. Daniel 2:42-43 mentions ten toes, not ten nations. It is Revelation 17:12 that mentions ten kingdoms. Yet Revelation 17:12 is NOT pointing to a reduction of nations but a reorganization that leads to the final rise of the European Beast power.

LCG has some in its leadership that seem determined to misunderstand the final size of the European Beast power.

Notice also that last December, TW News & Prophecy had the folliwing

December 4, 2015

EU Will Collapse Like Roman Empire!

The financial and immigration crises gripping the EU are putting great strain on the “European Experiment.” In a sobering interview, the Dutch prime minister evoked prophetic language as he talked “seriously about the EU collapsing like the Roman Empire” (Business Insider, November 29, 2015). He was making a case to close borders to international immigration. The prime minister “suggested that western European states might need to bring in a ‘mini-Schengen’ to deal with the bloc’s migrant crisis”—referring to the Schengen Agreement that began to eliminate border controls in much of the EU. A “mini-Schengen” agreement could exclude open borders to countries in south-eastern Europe (ibid.). “Historian Niall Ferguson made a similar point about the EU and Rome in the aftermath of the Islamist attacks on Paris this month” (ibid.).

Although many of the 28 member-nations of the European Union may retreat to their original boundaries, it appears that a smaller core of European nations will emerge from the current turmoil. Bible prophecy has long foretold that at the end of the age, a group of ten European kings (or nations) will “give their power and authority” to a Beast. This short-lived political union will cooperate with and be influenced by a great world-church (see Revelation 17). Events in Europe are fitting into ancient Bible prophecies.

LCG has been pushing this “core Europe” idea for some time. LCG has certain difficulties understanding Revelation 17 as it tends to hope that the European Beast power will whittle down to ten currently existing nations. Details about that and what the Bible actually teaches can be found in the article Must the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations? A related sermon is titled Ten Kings of Revelation and the Great Tribulation.

But let me specifically and unequivocally state that in complete contradiction to LCG’s December headline: The EU will NOT collapse like the old Roman Empire. The Bible teaches reorganization in Europe (Revelation 17:12-13), followed by its ultimate rise, then destruction from forces to its north and east (Daniel 11:44; Jeremiah 50:41-46; see also Europa, the Beast, and the Book of Revelation) and then its final elimination by the return of Jesus (Revelation 17:12-14; Daniel 2:40-45). The final rise and fall of the final European Empire will take less than four years.

That is NOT how the old Roman Empire collapsed. LCG’s headline is in error here. It took centuries and multiple invasions of mainly European forces to bring the Roman Empire down.

While some nations like the UK may leave the EU, the reality is that the final European Beast power will not be limited to ten or eleven currently existing nations as some in LCG keep indicating. And the EU cannot possibly collapse like the old Roman Empire did.

Sadly, LCG continues to push more prophetic teachings that are not sound scripturally.

The old Radio, then Worldwide, Church of God generally taught that there would be ten groups of nations to comprise the ten mentioned in Revelation 17:12-13. LCG, as well as groups like PCG, has sometimes overlooked that in their understandings and positions.

The Bible supports the idea of ten kingdoms/ten groupings of nations.

More information on Revelation 17:12-13 (including other PCG, LCG, and COG writings) can be found in the article Must the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations?

While some borders likely will be redrawn into ten regions/kingdoms, I do not expect that the final Beast will be composed of only ten currently existing nations. Those that teach that (like some in PCG and some in LCG) may not realize what is rising in Europe until it is too late.

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