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Will the U.S. and U.K. Help Galvanize Europe?

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The Times reported that “Angela Merkel is pressing for a meeting with Donald Trump after he caused ‘astonishment and agitation’ among European leaders with broadsides at Nato, the EU and the German chancellor herself’” (January 17, 2017). Bloomberg reports, “European governments called for cool heads and tighter unity as they reacted with shock to President-elect Donald Trump’s remarks slamming NATO and predicting European Union nations would follow the U.K. out of the bloc” (January 16, 2017). According to Bloomberg, Italy’s junior minister for European Affairs remarked, “If the Europeans want to be protagonists, and not just spectators, they have to work closer together and accelerate on a common security and defense policy.” In a similar spirit, the French Foreign Minister commented, “The best way to defend Europe… is to remain united, to stand together, not to forget that the strength of Europeans is their unity.” In another interview related to Mr. Trump, Chancellor Merkel commented, “We Europeans have our fate in our own hands” (Deutsche Welle, January 16, 2017).

The Bible prophesies that, at the end of the age, a number of European nations led by ten kings or leaders will coalesce together under the leadership of the German-led beast (see Revelation 17). This final group has yet to emerge from the current configuration of the EU. But Brexit and new U.S. leadership, among other events, could help push these nations together. For more insight, watch our telecast “The Beast of Revelation.”