Two Parallel Worlds: The Visible and the Invisible
The Spiritual Control of Nations
Discussions about the European Union (EU) often reduce to politics, economics, or immigration. These are the tangible, visible aspects of the EU. But is there a deeper issue here? Is there a hidden controlling force behind the politics and economics? Something that is driving the whole system in the wrong direction?
The Bible is very clear. Alongside the visible world there is also a spiritual world operating largely unseen and in parallel with the observed world. Here, as in the visible world, there are conflicting powers, some good, some bad (Revelation 12:7), and these can have great influence upon the observed world:
For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. (Ephesians 6:12, Amplified)
Jesus referred to the leader of these evil spiritual powers (Satan) when talking to His followers:
I will not talk with you much more, for the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. [He has nothing in common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has no power over Me.] (John 14:30, Amplified)
Elsewhere the New Testament refers to this person as “the god of this age” in the sense that Satan blinds the minds of unbelievers (2 Corinthians 4:4).
In fact, these evil spiritual forces deceive not only individuals, but also the leaders of nations (Revelation 20:1-3). And the European Union is no exception. So is what is observed on the political scene in Europe a visible manifestation of this spiritual deception? Let’s see if Bible prophecy confirms this concept.
A Revived Roman Empire? Israel is the Key
Let’s start with the nation of Israel. The prophet Daniel saw a vision of a great image. Starting with the Babylonian kingdom, it showed four secular governments that would rule over Israel before the end of this age (before Christ returns). As the figure shows, the last of these is the Roman Empire! Rome was the fourth world power to get possession of Palestine and to make the Jews vassals, link. But wait a minute – didn’t Rome’s tyrannical rule over Israel end around 313 AD with the creation of the Byzantine form of the Roman Empire? Yes … and no.
A common prophetic interpretation is that the statue’s legs of iron denote the eastern and western empires of historic Rome, whilst the statue’s feet of “iron and clay” denote a Revived Roman Empire and the heart of a satanically controlled One World Government.
This interpretation is justified since the feet are violently struck and destroyed by Christ at His Second Coming. At this point in time the ruthless and pagan World Government (“the beast”) is replaced by the Kingdom of God on earth, (Daniel 2:35). So a revived form of the Roman Empire MUST exist at the end of this age – at the Second Coming of Christ.
Daniel described the crushing and controlling form of this empire at the end of this age:
Then there will be a fourth [and final] kingdom as strong as iron [like historic Rome]; just as iron smashes and crushes everything, so, like iron that crushes, it will smash and crush all these things. (Daniel 2:40, amplified)
Revelation 13 endorses this and refers to the final empire as “the beast” born out of the three previous empires. In more detail, Revelation 13:1-10 describes a satanically-driven, godless and controlling World Government (the “beast from the sea”), whilst Revelation 13:11-18 describes a false ecclesiastical system (the “beast from the earth”) which exercises complete financial control over individuals.
So let’s take a look at Europe today and see if there is an unwelcome spiritual agenda. Is Europe being driven by “the god of this age”? Does the EU align with Daniel’s fourth beast? A hint lies in the statue’s “feet of iron and clay”. Here prophecy suggests a fundamental weakness of the EU. This fourth kingdom (the EU?) will be “fragile” in the sense that its constituents will not readily mix. Prophecy implies that, like iron and clay, the member-states of the EU will never adhere to one another (Daniel 2:43). Today, EU disunity amongst member-states is well known, link. Satan generates chaos and disunity!
Is the EU satanically driven? Certainly it fits the fragile “iron and clay” symbolism.
The Dark Spiritual Roots of the EU
A Link to Satan’s Throne
The Treaty of Rome was signed in March 1957 and its purpose was to set up the European Economic Community (EEC). Even after the advent of the EU in 1993, the Treaty of Rome still remained one of the EU’s core documents, and so many see the Treaty of Rome as the seedling of the EU.
But it is the location of the signing of the treaty that is of interest here. The location suggests the EU has pagan, if not sinister, roots. It was signed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori (Palazzi di Campidoglio) on Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy. Capitoline Hill is one of the Seven Hills of Rome and symbolised the epicentre of the Roman Empire. So it once housed the offices of the Roman Senator and of the Conservatori (his assistants). It also housed the Temple to Jupiter and every year the Roman Senate held their first meeting in the Temple. Jupiter was the protector, the ‘Conservator’ of Rome. Moreover, Jupiter was the Roman successor to the Zeus and the Bible describes the altar to Zeus in Pergamon as Satan’s Throne (Revelation 2:13).
So the Treaty of Rome, the seedling of the EU, was signed in the Palazzo which had been constructed in the Middle Ages on top of the Temple of Jupiter, a successor to Zeus. It was signed in a location linked to Satan’s throne!
Is the EU satanically driven? The founding of The Treaty of Rome suggests it could be!
Seeds of an Unholy Empire
In 800 A.D. Charlemagne was crowned by the pope as the first “Emperor of the Romans” and of what was later called the Holy Roman Empire. Other Europeans, like the Habsburgs and Mussolini also had the vision of a Holy Roman Empire. They saw this as a “Christian Empire,” a reconciliation between Christianity and the Roman Empire. It brought the secular Roman Empire into the framework of Christian eschatology (end-time theology). It was the last of the world empires whose end would mark the inception of the Kingdom of God, link. But this concept was deceptive since it linked Christianity with a pagan empire. It linked church and a secular and controlling state.
The Modern-day Deception Equivalent
Today the political and secular EU works very closely with the Vatican. Although neither the Holy See (aka the jurisdiction of the Pope) and Vatican City (aka the Vatican) are members of the European Union, they are still intrinsically linked to the EU, link. For example, in 2021 the Vatican forced the EU to retract its proposals to replace the “Christmas period” with “Holiday period” on the grounds that it diminished Europe’s Christian roots. That said, the Vatican failed, despite much effort, to get a reference to Christianity included in the EU constitution! So ‘God’ does not appear in the final EU Constitution, link.
As with the concept of a Holy Roman Empire, this modern-day political-ecumenical relationship is also deceptive. This is because it links Christianity (and a false Christianity at that) with a pagan, godless institution (which itself can be seen as a ‘Revived Roman Empire’)!
The Deception of the EU Flag
In passing, it is interesting to note the deception of the EU flag (12 gold stars on a blue background). Officially they stand for “the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe, 12 being the symbol of perfection and unity”. In fact the flag has Marian origins, since the flag’s designer claims to have been inspired by the 12 star halo in Revelation 12:1. He took this to be a picture of the halo around Mary the Queen of Heaven. In reality, this text refers to the woman, Israel and the 12 tribes of Israel.
So, at the outset, Europe is an uncomfortable mix of paganism and ‘Romanised’ Christianity. This theme is depicted in the “Europa and the Bull” symbol found throughout Europe.
Is the EU satanically driven? The EU’s mix of paganism and (false) Christianity aligns with Revelation 17 and so strongly suggests it is!
Europa and the Bull
A False Church linked to a Pagan World Government
The uncomfortable political-ecumenical relationship just discussed is depicted by the mythical “Europa and the bull” symbol. It shows a woman sitting on a beast and is common throughout the EU. It is found near public buildings, and on stamps, posters, coins and in artwork, link.
The Woman – a False Church
From a biblical perspective many see this statue as symbolizing both the (false) ecclesiastical system in the book of Revelation and a powerful pagan system:
And he carried me [John] away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman [aka a church] sitting on a scarlet beast [aka a powerful political and pagan entity] full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. (Revelation 17:3, amplified)
Few dispute that the woman here is the Vatican, the MYSTERY BABYLON or MOTHER OF HARLOTS of Revelation 17. What is seldom discussed is her eventual demise. Prophecy indicates that this powerful but false church will be destroyed by the beast she rides (Revelation 17:7-18). Why? It appears that the false church (which still points to Christ) will conflict with the aspirations of Daniel’s fourth beast who claims the title ‘God’ for himself:
… the man of sin [will be] revealed … who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God (2 Thessalonians 2:3, amplified)
The Bull – a Pagan and Controlling Political System
2 Thessalonians 2 describes a satanically driven world leader. Elsewhere in scripture this diabolical person or system is described as the dreadful fourth beast of Daniel 7, the proud dictator of Daniel 11:37, the abominable person in Matthew 24:15, the satanically driven beast of Revelation 13:2 and the blasphemous beast of Revelation 17. In eschatological terms, are all references to a final One World Government and its satanically empowered human leader.
Such a person (or system) requires complete authority over all nations:
And [great] authority was given to him [by Satan] over every tribe and tongue and nation (Revelation 13:7, amplified)
This is dictatorship.
Is the EU satanically driven? The EU’s proud promotion of Europa and the Bull (Revelation 17) strongly suggests it is!
EU Dictatorship echoes Roman Dictatorship
Are the seeds of a powerful dictatorship seen in the EU? Consider the following.
A dictatorship is a form of government characterized by a single leader or group of leaders. In contrast, a democracy is a form of government in which those who govern are selected through periodically contested elections. If the EU is indeed a Revived Roman Empire, it should also reflect the dictatorship of ancient Rome.
Roman Dictatorship: Historically, Rome went from a Republic to an Empire. So, with the new role of Emperor created, Judea (renamed Palaestinia) was absorbed into the Empire as a new province which was directly controlled. Not much democracy here! In the hierarchy of power, the Jewish self-government reported to the authority of the local Roman government (King Herod), which reported to Rome (Emperor Caesar). The Roman government required that everything be ultimately subject to Roman authority. As an example, Caesar Augustus decreed that all the (Roman) world should be registered (Luke 2:1). This may have been required for taxation purposes since the Roman government required heavy taxation of its people.
Roman citizens possessed the right of appeal to Caesar, but provincial subjects had little to protect them against abuses wielded by proconsuls and lesser governors such as Pilate. Pilate alone would have held the total power of Roman administration, jurisdiction and maintenance of law and order in the province of Judea. Put simply, the Roman approach to criminal justice is summed up in two words: punishment and deterrence, link, and Pilate’s rule was more of a dictatorship than a democracy.
EU Dictatorship: As expected, the administrative structure of the EU echoes the dictatorship of the Roman Empire. At first it appears there is an element of democracy through the election of MEP’s from all 27 countries to the European Parliament. Elections are by proportional representation, and seats are based on the population of each country.
However, it is the European Commission (EC), the executive branch of the EU, that is responsible for proposing legislation and enforcing laws. The 27 Commissioners of the EC are responsible for drafting all new laws, and their EU Directives must be incorporated by EU countries into their national legislation under a strict time limit. That sounds like dictatorship, especially since the EC is unelected. It is the role of the European Parliament to approve the EC President and Commissioners, not the European citizens themselves, link.
Finally, Article 17 of the 1991 Maastricht Treaty states:
Citizenship of the Union is hereby established. Every person holding the nationality of a Member State shall be a citizen of the Union. Citizenship of the Union shall be additional to and not replace national citizenship
No choice! EU citizenship was forced upon the Europeans. Another example of dictatorship – reflecting the dictatorship of historic Rome!
Is the EU satanically driven? Dictatorship is an essential component of Daniels’ strong and crushing fourth beast (Daniel 2)
The EU Defiance of God
The Satanic control of the EU can be seen in its Parliament in Strasbourg. It is finished to look like a partly built ‘Tower of Babel’, thereby mocking God! Recall that this historical structure symbolised man’s defiance against God (Genesis 11:4).
An early EU poster, known as ‘the construction site poster’, showed a painting of the partly constructed tower of Babel, with a crane in the background. It showed inverted stars above the tower (an inverted star is a witchcraft symbol) and the logo was ‘EUROPE: MANY TONGUES ONE VOICE’. This glorification of man and unification against God is precisely why God destroyed man’s efforts in Genesis 11. A repeat performance is prophesied at the end of the age.
Consider the pagan Pergamon Altar. Ancient Pergamon in Turkey was once home to the infamous Zeus altar (Zeus was the mightiest of ancient Greek gods). In 1871 the fragmented alter was rediscovered by a German engineer and now resides in restored form in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
In Roman times, Pergamum (Pergamon) was the centre of the imperial pagan religion and Christ saw it as the place of Satan’s throne (Revelation 2:13). Think of it: a pagan altar from Satan’s throne is now on show in the EU!
Is the EU satanically driven? Probably. Open defiance of the God of Israel can be nothing less than the work of dark principalities and powers
Conclusion on the spiritual roots of the EU
Most of us formulate our view of the EU from politicians, the media and financial experts. The parallel spiritual world is invariably hidden. But when key characteristics of the EU are related to key prophecies, the spiritual allegiance of the EU becomes clear.
- The EU mirrors the controlling and undemocratic characteristic of historic Rome (in the form of a “revived Roman Empire”) and appears to be Daniel’s fourth and final beast before Christ returns
- The EU is closely aligned with a false ecclesiastical system – the Vatican (the two “beasts” in Revelation 13)
- The EU defies the God of Israel by constructing a modern Tower of Babel (the Strasbourg Parliament)
- The EU rejected the mention of God or “Christianity” in its revised Constitution (the Lisbon Treaty)
- The EU proudly displays a pagan altar retrieved from Pergamon (the “seat of Satan”)
- The EU proudly displays a “woman and beast” symbol, which is drawn directly from Revelation 17