Years of crises appear to provide a definite answer. But Bible prophecy answers differently.
There is no shortage of commentators predicting the demise of Project Europe. From the eurozone financial crisis to the refugee crisis, Europeans are becoming increasingly skeptical about the future of the European Union.
Some European leaders, however, are either denying reality or simply lying about the challenges facing the Continent. The Telegraph reported January 29 that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s inner circle believes that “the sex attacks that took place in Cologne on New Year’s Eve were simply a ‘matter of public order’ and had nothing to do with the refugee crisis.” Yet, the Telegraph continued, “The minutes of the European Commission’s weekly cabinet meeting from January 13 hint at officials’ fears that the events in Cologne could turn public opinion sharply against the million migrants who have entered Europe.”
Europe’s leaders themselves are worried about the future of the Continent—howbeit privately. But publicly, Europe’s citizens are increasingly expressing their concerns.
About project Europe, the Economist noted that “Europe’s power no longer extends outward; instead, the surrounding countries have turned their pathologies on Europe.” It continued, “Russia’s bloody intervention in Ukraine tore up the European belief that borders may not be changed by force—and Europe initially struggled to respond. It dithered again last year as the stream of migrants coming through Greece swelled, eventually leaving Ms. Merkel with little choice but to shower gifts upon [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan in the hope of an agreement to stanch the flow.”
Europe is clearly in a crisis that’s threatening the future of the Union. But that crisis will not doom Project Europe to utter collapse. In fact, it’s setting the stage for the fulfillment of a remarkable Bible prophecy that we have written about for decades: the emergence of a strongman from Germany to revive and unite a smaller, much more powerful version of the European Union as we know it today. ▪
Full article: Is the European Union Dead? (The Trumpet)