United States of Europe
“The new giant world power of the United States of Europe—the revived ‘Holy Roman Empire’ of 554 to 1814 could conceivably now emerge to stun the whole world in wonder ….” So declared Herbert W. Armstrong in his magazine, the Good News, January 1980 edition.
As usual, he was well ahead of his time.
A little over 30 years after Herbert Armstrong issued that warning, the term “United States of Europe” is being applied to describe a reduced top-tier group of European nations consolidating in the wake of this week’s EU summit.
No clear-eyed observer believes any longer that it won’t be Germany heading this new U.S. of Europe!
Our friends at German-Foreign-Policy.com point out that “At today’s German-French summit, federal Chancellor Angela Merkel was menaced with the threat of a definitive split-up of the European Union. If it should come to a resistance against planned changes of EU regulations, the corresponding treaties would be carried through in the eurozone nations, Merkel announced” (December 5; translation ours).
Some EU nations are expressing deep concern at the German plans, especially “so-called ‘action rights’ that fundamentally put the sovereignty of affected countries concerning any national initiatives out of action in questions of state authority” (ibid).
As we have warned, this is but the next phase of the German imperialists’ plan—to whittle down the fractious combine of 27 EU member nations to a powerfully cohesive 10-nation combine in total submission to the authority of Berlin and Rome. The 10 will be Roman in religion and Germanic in political outlook (Revelation 17:12-13).
“The British daily newspaper the Times judges that Germany has actually begun the process of the ‘subjugation of foreign peoples.’ Also German media openly speaks of German hegemony. One big daily newspaper said that should it succeed to rescue the euro, then ‘Europe will become more German,’ with ‘more control, more discipline and heavier penalties’” (ibid).
Those critics of Herbert Armstrong who doubted—even lampooned—his great foresight in proclaiming these prophesied events way in advance of their happening, now have two choices: continue to deny the current-day reality, or repent and admit their gross ignorance. Though we pray that it be not so for many, the indications are that those in the latter group will largely only come to their senses when they feel the heat of this rising empire burning down their door in the not-too-distant future (Matthew 24:21-22).