Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Britain Calling to Leave the European Union

Nathan JonesPDFBy Nathan Jones

Will the United Kingdom leave the European Union?

This question was brought to my attention by evangelist and friend Kenneth Humphries of Treasured Truth Today Ministries, based in Northern Ireland. For those of us across the pond, that's the Ireland that's part of the United Kingdom, and not the Ireland that's tied to the European Union by currency. Ken's Ireland is not the one that is about to get bailed out in billions of Euros by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt as the second nation after Greece but before Portugal and Spain, all looking to stem off economic collapse due to their overspending on social programs. As EU nations economically tumble one upon the other like dominoes, it is no wonder that the United Kingdom is rejoicing over not having adopted the EU's currency — the Euro, but fearful of their card carrying membership.

The stated first call for Britain to withdraw the United Kingdom from the European Union has come from the newspaper The Daily Express. In their article/petition "Get Us Out of Europe", the paper has made an interesting case as to why the European Union seems on the brink of failure, and why the British should not want any part of it. They are in a struggle, as they put it, to "repatriate British sovereignty from a political project that has comprehensively failed people right across Europe."

The United Kingdom, The Daily Express claims, was forced into the Treaty of Lisbon because of a lack of public referendum given to its people so they could vote on whether to join or not.

This treaty once ratified created the constitutional basis for an economic and political government that united its 27 member states into one superpower — the European Union. The Lisbon Treaty became effective only one year ago on December 1, 2009. It also set up and empowered the offices of a long-term President of the European Council and a High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, two positions many students of Bible prophecy are quite wary of as possibly predecessory positions the Antichrist and False Prophet could one day hold.

Results of a Europe United

The first and inevitable result of the creation of the European Union, the paper charges, has forced the United Kingdom to take on an extraordinary amount of the required contributions into the EU, all of which to fund "power grab[s]" and "bloated budgets." With the Great Recession keeping unemployment in the EU at 10%, the progressive leadership in the Union's capital at Brussels has responded in typical liberally-minded fashion by expanding social programs at an accelerated rate which instead only create "new job-destroying regulations and conspire to turn the whole EU into a zone of high taxation."

The second result for the member states within the European Union is a liberal view of immigration, allowing a free flow of migrants entering not only from within member states but also from outside of the EU. The largest group entering are Islamic immigrants from Africa, a terrifying security threat to many who see the acceptance of sharia law within the UK's legal system as a sign of the end of the British form of justice.

The third result of membership within the EU, The Daily Express explains, is the European Court of Human Rights — a pan-European tribunal — now superseding British law, "preventing the deportation of terror suspects and demanding that convicted prisoners are given the vote." Any member state's laws can now be trumped by overarching European Union jurisdiction.

The fourth result, evident to all except those who hold a liberal elitist, globalist view, is the destruction of the economies within many of the EU's member states. As The Daily Express decries, "the past two decades of European integration have turned mainland Europe's economies from some of the world's industrial powerhouses into also-rans, stuck in the global slow lane." As sovereign nations turned over their currencies to become subservient states, only Germany has reaped the benefit of the united currency by "locking its neighbours into exchange rates they are unable to compete at." Unfortunately for their success, the failing nations have looked to Germany to fund the bailouts, bringing even the most successful EU nations towards economic disaster.

The Daily Express is campaigning for a "Britain is Better Off Out," a United Kingdom totally removed from the European Union. They say that it is Europe that is in decline and Britain that is being held back, and "it is time to break free" beginning by signing their petition. The benefits of breaking free, the paper purports, will enable the UK to be "able to import from and export to the EU freely without being subjected to its federalist ambitions." Not only would the UK be able to trade freely with the EU, but they could open new trading with the rest of the world without Union restrictions. In other words, there are those in the UK who believe a free market and not socialistic economics would create wealth.

Prophetic Perspicuity

The formation of the European Union is a worthwhile attempt to unite Europe after two bloody world wars so as to propagate peace and avoid such horrors from happening again in the future. Uniting their fortunes together, even under the recession, has made the EU an economic powerhouse, rivaling the financial might of the United States and China. Should NATO be dissolved (something the US should highly consider as it pays nearly 50% of its funding) and the EU form its own military, the combining of 27 armies will become a terrible force to be reckoned with. Such a force of "good" in the wrong hands would naturally become a terrifying force for evil, and that is the European Union's inevitable destiny.

Finances, land, power, and military might, yet weak and brittle, always appearing as if it might dissolve, the European Union this day is a fitting description of the final form of the Roman Empire Daniel describes in Daniel 2:41-43:

"Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay."

Great Britain's grassroots does not want to "mix" and cries out for independence from the juggernaut they've joined, but in this era marked by insane leaps and bounds towards having the world fall under one government, their attempts will most certainly fail. Their attempts to withdrawal will be as weak as the states within the United States trying to reclaim their authorities under the 10th Amendment against those of the federal government. Neither will be successful against the globalist tide. Should the UK gain some modicum of freedom, the inevitable world leader the Bible predicts who will rise from the Revived Roman Empire will crush it (Dan. 9:26), most likely when he subdues three of the kings from the very Union he rises from (Dan. 7:24).

By the Tribulation, no nation will break free from the black current of globalism that will engulf first Europe then all the nations of the world. But, the Rock cut not by human hands — Jesus the Messiah — will return to "crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever," setting up the kingdom of God "that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people" (Dan. 2:44-45).


son of thunder said...

The section entitled Results of a Europe United seems hauntingly familiar for some reason.

hartdawg said...

there are many who are now starting to question whether or not the AC will come outta the E.U. there is still no question in my mind. look at the facts 1)they were birthed the same year as the rebirth of isreal 2)their parliment building is structured after the tower of babel 3)their logo is the women riding the beast 4) one of their mottos is "many toungues one voice" 5) their territory is the excact same territory as the western roman empire (the gog/magog nations makeup the east) 6)its called the treaty of rome 7)it was europeans who destroyed the temple....

hartdawg said...

some major crisis has to happen for them to consolidate into 10 nations. tho the crisis is the rapture and aftermath of gog/magog i think we can expect more crisis to occur within the E.U. but i do not believe they will dissolve tho as of now it looks like thhey might.

Rodney said...

The final empire prior to the return of Christ will not be created through diplomacy but by conquest. Theirs is not a campaign of global unity but one of global subjection. These ten kings that will rule, will not be of the seed of men, they will not join themselves together but will have specific territorial domains won from conquest.

The ten toes and ten horns are the same. The ten horns are depicted as coming forth from the fourth kingdom as heirs. The AntiChrist will arise in the midst of these ten kings going forth to conquer, by his hand will three of these kings fall. The E.U. is not this final kingdom, though several landmarks and even currency bear symbols of this prophesied beast, several symbols from all former empires can be seen throughout the E.U.

The European Union will collapse. From this rubble will rise the ten kings that bring the world into subjection through a campaign of conquest and subjection. See Daniel 2:40-43 and 7:7,19,23,24.

Expected Imminently said...

I hardly dare start on this subject. The Express is not the first to try and get the UK out of the EU; Alan Franklin can tell you all about that.

Ever since I realised Edward Heath deliberately deceived us into staying in the ‘COMMON MARKET’ for the purpose of trade ONLY, I have been praying to get us out of, and voting against the EU through the new political party UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party).

The subscription we have to pay to belong to this EU joke; could be used to make up the deficit urgently needed in health, schools, police…

I had better stop in case I tell you what I really think - */@#+&#~\^{<%!

Nathan Jones said...

E.I., I was hoping you'd post your take on the UK's involvement in the EU. Thanks (and for not swearing ;)!

That's how I feel about NATO. Why the US pays nearly 50% of the dues to defend another super power is beyond me. We should also let Japan rebuild its army as a counter in Asia to China and NK.

Expected Imminently said...

I have only just seen the new poll.

I was really surprised to see the larger vote on the poll was ‘no’, and can hardly believe it coming from prophecy buffs.

The EU is a part of the FEET of the great idol in Daniel 2:41, as iron and clay it will not mix partly strong, partly weak. I have no doubt that the EU is to end, not so much collapse as a morphing into the ten TOES of the image.

It is out of these ten toes/ ten horns of the fourth beast, that a/c will emerge. The EU as it is HAS to give way to this 10 kingdom system and the Tribulation will not begin until the little horn emerges to confirm a covenant with the many.

An important part of these prophetic events concerns Revelation17:12 "The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received NO KINGDOM AS YET, but they receive authority for ONE HOUR as kings with the beast”

All the nations of the present EU, apart from there being more than ten, are kingdoms NOW, and have been for centuries. Yet prophecy demands the ten do NOT have kingdoms yet, and when they do, they will only reign for one hour.

So in answer to the poll ‘Will the EU dissolve before the Tribulation’ the answer has to be YES!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure, I think I understand the "pale green horse" which seems to be the rise of Is - lame, but how events (global) are changing it's possible that someone like pr. william could slip into play. Is lame seems to be a none player (least in the 2nd half) and remember there's a lot of money thats in limbo which could used to fire up the system. The UK (not many know this) received much of our (US) gold coinage which was smelted down into bars. Where does the scotish riech fit into to all of this? there's a lot more going on, the Masons think that 'they' know, the Lord has been known to throw curve balls and the luciferians can not stand it. (I'm clueless, but the "pimple" is ripe for poping and the picture should be much clearer in a few month's) Once the Lord removes the Church, whatever happens (nations - global zones) will come together quickly, personally, I believe that He will call the Church Home very soon, He in no way, will pour out His wrath on us, would He, some of us might deserve it (personally speaking!)

fisherofmen said...

The Scripture does say that God did not appoint the church to recieve His wrath, however, why do most people think that we Americans, who worship the idols of convienience and complacancy, will escape similar persecution that the church abroad is now experiencing?

Tony said...

I use to consider the EU view of the beast empire but Walid Shoebat has a much better explanation of the near future and the revival of the last Roman Empire. You can get a peek on Youtube or pick up his book, “God’s war on terror”. It changed my perspective and made the bible come alive. TD

Nathan Jones said...

Tony, what Shoebat and Richardson have to say concerning an Eastern, Muslim Antichrist sounds convincing on the surface, but one only has to scratch a little deeper into the Bible and see that their theory does not hold water. Check out the article The Antichrist: Will he be a Muslim?.