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As the political landscape of Europe changes, “The euro’s founding father has warned that Europe’s latest plan for an EMU-wide finance ministry is a dangerous attempt to smuggle through political union, and breaches the basic tenets of modern democracy. Professor Otmar Issing… said it would be ‘dangerous’ to transfer control over tax and spending to the EU federal level before full political union has been established first on democratic foundations. Such a quantum leap in the constitutional structure of Europe—[is] effectively the creation of an EU superstate, with a parliament comparable in power to the US Congress…” (The Telegraph, September 6, 2015).
Other events, such as the migrant crisis, have been pushing Europe into unfamiliar territory and are testing the stability of the union. “Greek authorities have sent troops and riot police to the island of Lesbos where tensions are rising between groups of migrants and locals” (International Business Times, September 6, 2015; Wall Street Journal, September 1, 2015).
Scripture describes an end-time European superpower with the strength of iron and the weakness of clay (Daniel 2:42-43). This political-military “beast” will unify Europe for a short time as “ten kings” give up their “power and authority” to one leader (Revelation 17:12-14). Events in Europe are setting the stage for this “EU superstate” to arise. For more information on this topic, read The Beast of Revelation: Myth, Metaphor or Soon-Coming Reality?