TW: UK paring down EU presence; Merkel supports increasing EU unity


Today’s TW News & Prophecy from the Living Church of God has the following:

Britain to “pare down” relationship with EU

In a recent speech, Boris Johnson,the Mayor of London, called for Britain to negotiate a new “pared down” relationship with the European Union. He said that Britain should “remain in the single market but pull out of the political union” and consider forming an “‘outer-tier’ of the EU with countries like Norway and Switzerland” (BBC News, December 4, 2012).

He stated, “I don’t understand why we continually urge the Eurozone countries to go forward with this fiscal and political union, when we know in our hearts that it is anti-democratic and therefore intellectually and morally wrong” (ibid.). After the speech he observed, “the euro had been a ‘nightmare’ for its members, and predicted: ‘It will eventually blow up but I wouldn’t care to bet on when'” (ibid.). Mr. Johnson expressed hope that the British people would be given the opportunity to hold a referendum on whether or not to stay involved with the EU as it moves toward an economic and political union. His desire is to remain “friends” with other EU nations and have “a relationship in which we are not endlessly made to feel bad for not sharing every doctrine of the euro-religion” (ibid.).

Bible prophecies have long-foretold the emergence of a ten-nation, German-dominated “Beast” power that will arise in Europe just before the return of Jesus Christ (see Daniel 2 and 7; Revelation 17). Bible prophecies also indicate that this European power (led by Germany-Assyria) will be an adversary of the Israelite nations–including Britain (Hosea 5:5; 8:11-14; 11:1-5).

Yet in the UK, of course, there are some who want a closer relationship with the EU.  But, the EU will end up not being Britain’s friend.

The EU itself keeps becoming more of an empire and less of a loose confederation.  And the following item, which was in the news today, also backs that up:

Deeper eurozone union ‘agreed’ – Germany’s Merkel
BBC – Dec 14, 2012

EU leaders have agreed on a roadmap for eurozone integration beyond the deal on centralised banking supervision, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Specific dates have not yet been agreed for the phases of integration.

But the EU summit chairman, Herman Van Rompuy, said a deal should be reached next year on a joint resolution scheme for winding up failed banks.

Mr Van Rompuy’s far-reaching roadmap was the main topic of the two-day Brussels summit.

The above deal includes information about a European financial transaction tax.  By the time he took the office until present, I have felt that Herman Van Rompuy could possibly be the one who was the raiser of taxes that Daniel 11;21 talks about.  Although he has taken steps towards doing that, if he is that one, he will die shortly after the taxes are either finally agreed to, or more likely, after implemented (and this financial transaction tax may or may not be enough to fulfill Daniel 11:21).

While the current European Union is not yet to the point of the final reorganization that Revelation 17:12-13 speaks of, it is interesting how many European problems and proposed reorganizations have been popping up in Europe the past year or so. Despite problems of disunity (which were also prophesied per Daniel 2:41-43), Europe will end up with a  massive reorganization (and one that essentially will eliminate all the republics in Europe) and Revelation 17:12-13 will be fulfilled.

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”?
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? What MUST happen BEFORE the Great Tribulation?
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Could He Become “the Beast”? What makes the German Defense Minister a candidate?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama and Julia Gillard be involved in 2012? Have predictions written by Bob Thiel related to Barack Obama and Julia Gillard began to come to pass?
Germany’s Assyrian Roots Throughout History Are the Germanic peoples descended from Asshur of the Bible? Have there been real Christians in Germanic history? What about the “Holy Roman Empire”?
Resurgent Germany: A Fourth Reich? Who are the German peoples and where did they come from? What is Germany’s role in end time prophecy?

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