1. A means of keeping European peace.
2. Economic prosperity
3. Making the 30 nations of Europe into a single federation with common currency, budget, laws, intelligence, judiciary, defence and police force, moral and social issues (homosexuality, abortion etc), migration - all under a single, unelected European government. (The boundaries of this third goal are only gradually publicised.)
1. Gradual surrender of all the old nationalities and boundaries.
2. Control is by non-elected Commissioners. Parliament has no executive power.
3. The fundamentally evil foundations.
Deceit from the start
In 1952 Jean Monnet made the revealing statement:
“Europe’s nations should be guided towards a super-state without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps each disguised a having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation.” This they have done with considerable expertise. Throughout the EU history the elite leaders (the appointed Commissioners) have led the EU. The elected MEP’s only have advisory power, no executive power except to elect one of the appointed Commissioners as President. He started as being a 1 year appointment, but was soon increased to 5 years. There is nothing to stop it becoming a permanent appointment - i.e. a dictatorship! (Like Hitler did with Nazi Germany in the 1930's).
See Jean-Claude Junker's report, "Completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union." (Use back arrow to return here)
This has been backed by successive UK governments, and have proved to be masters of deceit. The not so secret objective of the EU is to gradually achieve total control of every country in every area of life, not just financial. They are desiring control of children’s education, transport, religion, migration, energy, social and moral issues, health, defence, police, judiciary, parliament ... everything.
1951 Treaty of Paris that established the European Coal and Steel Community.
1957 Treaty of Rome
1973 UK joins EEC
1986 European flag unveiled
1987 Single European Act. Renamed Common Market.
1992 Maastricht Treaty that made the Community a Union
1997 Amsterdam Treaty and the Schengen pact that allowed free migration between EU countries
2001 Nice Treaty that reformed the EU institutional structure
2002 Euro currency replaced national currencies (except UK).
2005 EU Constitution fails because required all nations to agree by referendum.
2009 Lisbon Treaty. Constitution slightly redrafted to become Treaty - no referendum required!
But Ireland rejects Lisbon Treaty. But approved in 2nd vote after ‘sweeteners’.
2016 UK Votes to leave EU - a surprise to everyone.
2020 UK left the EU on 31st Jan. But N.Ireland Protocol remains a serious problem.
Almighty God revealed this to the prophet Daniel (ch. 8) 2,500 years ago: "In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a stern-faced king, a master of intrigue, will arise. He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the mighty men and the holy people. He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power."
This clear prophecy is confirmed in Rev 13, which describes the 3½ year reign of the totally satanic 'Beast' and his winger that is called 'The False Prophet'. The Word of Almighty God is despised and rejected by many today (especially Revelation). Most consider it quite safe to ignore him. So they don't think what God says is of any significant importance about what will happen at the end. And his judgement of wickedness that will engulf mankind in the Tribulation is just a victorian church fear tactic.
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.
And the similarity with the woman of Rev 17 cannot be escaped.
"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. 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: And on her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 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 173-6)
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.
Promoting this symbol of a woman on a beast so prominently outside the EU buildings was intentional.
The European Union’s 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, "It’s wonderful that we have gotten back to the Introit of the new Mass of the Assumption. It’s 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 27 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.
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." (See below) 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 does rebuilding the tower of Babel mean? To simply complete the original objective; the rebellion against God for power and "freedom".
Decadent, ungodly Europe clearly has one message: "God is dead".
Above the Tower of Babel there are the 12 eurostars, similar to the 12 stars around the head of Mary to worship her. But, note also that these stars are inverted, pointing down. This is a typically satanic representation.
The European Parliament in Strasburg was modelled on a painting of the Tower of Babel, by Pieter Brueghel the Elder in 1563, 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.
Throughout the history of the EU, the true goals of the EU have been masked behind the promise of better economic prosperity for the people. It might even be true that there are some financial advantages. But what if the price is a journey that leads down a path of increasing wickedness, deceit and corruption? For the last 19 years the EU accounts have been audited, but due to excessive corruption they have never yet been able to publish any audit!! What democratic government would have been able to survive such practical misuse of taxes? The anti-Brexit campaign was based solely upon fear of economic collapse if we left. It didn't happen, although the French have made every effort to make trade as complicated as possible, and have not co-operated in controlling immigration to UK.
Let us be like "the men of Issachar who understood the times and knew what they should do." (1Ch 12)
It should be noted the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is not part of the EU, but is a court formed to enforce the treaty of the international Council of Europe. This was formed in 1949 and became effective in 1953. The Convention (Treaty) was based on the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights and drafted mainly by British lawyers. UK signed this treaty 24 years before we became a member of the EU. Leaving the EU will not affect our membership of this council, nor having to submit to its court.
See article on ECHR (Use back arrow to return here)
The ECHR should not be confused with the European Court of Justice which was founded in 1952 to
adjudicate all matters that refer to European law, but not national law. In the 2009 Lisbon Treaty, the name
was changed to "The Court of Justice". It is often called just 'The European Court'.
As European Law ever widens its grip, so the power of this court increases.
There are currently 27 Judges, one from each nation. They usually sit in 3 or 5 judge chambers.
There is no jury as in a British criminal court. They work from two 28 floor tower blocks in Luxembourg.
The court cost 350 million euros in 2014.
See also The Bruges report 'Tackling the EU Empire'. (Use back arrow to return here)
Also Five Presidents Report by Jean-Claud Junker 22/6/15 (Use back arrow to return here)
The EU is becoming a world power of clay (diversity) and iron (power) with striking similarities to the fourth kingdom or fourth beast of Daniel’s 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. It is 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 , multi-faith 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.