Press Again Mentions Karl Guttenberg’s Corruption

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg


Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was mentioned in the news again:

26 June 2012

The Crisis of European Democracy…

Germany…has experienced continued, albeit slow, economic growth. Nevertheless, the public display of subterranean politics is just as marked in Germany as it is in other countries. Squares have been occupied all over the country, just as they have in Spain and Greece. For example, a wave of protests against infrastructure projects in major cities such as Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and Berlin has featured so-called “Wutbürger” (angry citizens), who object to the lack of transparency in the planning process and to the absence of citizens’ participation. The case of Guttenplag – a Web site through which activists revealed that former Defense Minister Karl Theodor Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg had plagiarized his doctoral thesis – reflects popular concern with corruption among the political elite.

Typically, Herr Guttenberg is mentioned because of his plagiarism.  And this time it is referred to as part of the corruption of Europe’s “elite leadership.”  Baron Guttenberg resigned his position as German Defense Minister when this became a major public matter and disgraced himself and others.

Why report about a European public official who has been considered corrupt?

Bible prophecy warns about a leader who was rejected who will rise up and lead Europe per Daniel 11:21-44.  One verse to focus on is verse 21. Here are three translations of it from Catholic and Protestant sources:

21 And there shall stand up in his place one despised, and the kingly honour shall not be given him: and he shall come privately, and shall obtain the kingdom by fraud. (Daniel 11:21, Douay-Rheims)

21 “‘His place will be taken by a reject, a man spurned and passed over for advancement. He’ll surprise everyone, seemingly coming out of nowhere, and will seize the kingdom. (Daniel 11:21 from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)

21 And in his place shall stand up a contemptible person, to whom they had not given the honor of the kingdom: but he shall come in time of security, and shall obtain the kingdom by flatteries. (Daniel 11:21, ASV)

Interestingly, the Baron was considered to have had a major chance to become Chancellor of Germany before the plagiarism scandal. In a sense, he was “a man spurned and passed over for advancement” as THE MESSAGE version of Daniel 11:21 indicates.

Yet, even though many despise Herr Guttenberg, some want him back (see Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North?) and he is still having influence in various aspects of foreign policy (e.g. Karl Guttenberg Interviewed and Lays Out Some of His Vision for European Union).

The DVD sermon that we watched here in Arroyo Grande last Sabbath was by LCG’s Dr. Douglas Winnail.  Last November, he made some interesting statements regarding Herr Guttenberg:

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is a Habsburg…He said, “What Europe is suffering from is not so much a financial crisis, but a crisis of leadership.”

… Niall Ferguson…in the Wall Street Journal...he was saying, by 2020…, “The capital of Europe may well be in Vienna and we may see a revival of, or reconstitution of, the Habsburg Empire in Central Europe.”

Now this goes over a lot of people’s heads, but this is what Bible prophecy talks about. About a Beast power in Europe influenced by a strong Catholic Church. The Habsburgs provided a number of the emperors for the Holy Roman Empire. And Karl zu…Guttenberg has Habsburg blood.

Otto von Habsburg, before he died, made the statement, “There may yet be a role for the Habsburg throne in Europe.” And we’ve been talking about these things for 60 or 70 years. (Winnail D. Lessons from America’s apostasy. LCG Sermon, Charlotte, NC, Novermber 26, 2011)

As regular readers know, I have wondered if former German Defense Minister Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was a candidate to possibly be the final King of the North of Daniel 11 and Beast of Revelation. The fact that he has had problems is consistent with biblical and other predictions.

So, he remains one to watch.

Of course, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg could simply be a somewhat politician with many ups and downs. And all his intentions could be fine.  The fact that many in the press have somewhat written him off is not inconsistent with Bible prophecy.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

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”?
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? What MUST happen BEFORE the Great Tribulation?
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Is the German Defense Minister one to watch? What do Catholic, Byzantine, and biblical prophecies suggest?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? How will Europeans be involved in this?

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