News Review - 3 Aug 2018
symbolsOfBabylonRising

Why a building resembling the unfinished tower of Babel? Why a statue of a woman riding a beast? Why a blue flag with 12 stars?

Symbols of Babylon Rising

The Bible contains many symbols, as does everyday life. But what exactly is a symbol?

A symbol “…a sign, shape, or object that is used to represent something else.

An object can be described as a symbol of something else if it seems to represent it because it is connected with it in a lot of people’s minds.” ( dictionary.cambridge.org)

The modern day European Union (EU) has many symbols. To put these symbols in context, we must first look at the foundation of the EU.

The Foundation Of The European Union

Since the founding fathers of the EU were predominately Roman Catholic, we need to understand how Catholics view the world – and their position in it! They believe that they are the Kingdom of God right now – and therefore should rule all nations. The following article from a Catholic website explains:

The Kingdom of God!

Sounds kind of heavenly, doesn’t it. But is it? Or is it right here on earth now in the midst of us all?

Let’s see what the Holy Bible has to say about it.

In Matthew 12:28, Jesus tells the Pharisees that the Kingdom of God has come upon them. In Mark 12:34, He also tells the scribe that he is not far from the Kingdom of God. In Matthew 16:19, Jesus gives Peter the keys to the Kingdom, and then establishes His Church on Peter the Rock. Jesus says that whatever this Church binds on earth shall be bound in heaven, where Jesus reigns now.

So what does all of this tell us?

It tells us that the Kingdom of God was established on earth by Jesus Christ in the year 33 AD, in the form of His Church, led by Peter . In Ephesians 5:23, The Bible says that Jesus is the Head of His Body, the Church. So here we have a divinely created Church led by Peter and His successors on earth, with Jesus Christ as its Head, that is actually the Kingdom of God. Notice that Jesus didn’t tell Peter to wait 2,000 years to begin the Kingdom!

So why is this important? Because there are a lot of non-Catholic Christians today who say that Jesus will establish His Kingdom when He returns at the Second Coming, and then start reigning for a thousand years. But is that right?

The Bible says that when Jesus returns, it will be accompanied by trumpet blasts, and the dead will rise first (1 Thessalonians 4:16). There are several problems with that being the point where Jesus establishes His Kingdom.

The Bible says in Luke 17:20-21 that the establishment of the Kingdom will not be accompanied by signs, which would presumably preclude angelic trumpet blasts and dead people coming back to life. Instead, Jesus says that the Kingdom of God is in the midst of us, now. And Jesus said in Matthew 28:18 that all authority in heaven and on earth has already been given to Him.

Isn’t it an insult for us to say that that statement isn’t a reference to His Kingdom having already being established? And where is the Kingdom of God on earth? It would be in the Tabernacle at each and every Catholic Church, where Jesus Christ is truly present, body, blood, soul, and divinity, in the Eucharist!( catholicbible101.com)

Symbols Of Babylon Rising

The first symbol to look at is the EU flag. Here is the official description:

“The European flag symbolises both the European Union and, more broadly, the identity and unity of Europe. It features a circle of 12 gold stars on a blue background. They stand for the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe. The number of stars has nothing to do with the number of member countries, though the circle is a symbol of unity.

The history of the flag goes back to 1955. The Council of Europe - which defends human rights and promotes European culture – chose the present design for its own use. In the years that followed, it encouraged the emerging European institutions to adopt the same flag.” ( europa.eu)

Marian Interpretation

“In 1987, following the adoption of the flag by the EU, Arsène Heitz (1908–1989), one of the designers who had submitted proposals for the flag’s design, suggested a religious inspiration for it.

Statue of the Blessed Virgin in Strasbourg Cathedral (1859)
Statue of the Blessed Virgin in Strasbourg Cathedral (1859)

He claimed that the circle of stars was based on the iconographic tradition of showing the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Woman of the Apocalypse, wearing a ‘crown of twelve stars’ (Revelation 12:1).” ( wikipedia.org)

Why Does The EU Flag Have 12 Stars?

The number 12 points to government, as the following article explains:

“As Christians may already have perceived, the twelve stars are actually a symbolic representation of Mary! Going to the source, a Roman Catholic website called ‘Vatican insider’ tells us that the men who commissioned and designed the flag, deliberately chose blue as the colour of Mary and the twelve stars as a reference to the Woman of Revelation, whom Rome believes is the Virgin Mary.

We have uncovered one root, but are there more? I believe so. The number 12 in the bible is often associated with divine government, God’s authority, perfection and completeness. There were 12 tribes, 12 apostles, 12 gates of the New Jerusalem and so on.

So it seems to me that – either deliberately or by an astounding coincidence of mystical importance – the European Union chose to represent itself by a number that denotes RULERSHIP amongst the nations. So it’s not unity they are seeking but dominion.

Many non-Catholics fear us as a political organisation, and are afraid that the Catholic Church will dominate and rule; we are working quietly, seriously and I may say effectively, to that end.(The Catholic magazine The Missionary, June, 1909, page 69)

Just how close the EU has come to realising these ideals we can today assess from its lust for power, its greed, corruption, oppressive activity, and ever-expanding dominion around the world.” ( bannerministries.wordpress.com)

Yet More EU Symbols

“When the federation of the original nations forming the European Union was formed, they chose for themselves a motif of ‘Europa riding the Bull’ from ancient Greek and Roman mythology. In other words, a Woman riding a beast. This statue depicted below is in front of the Louise Weiss Building in Strasbourg, home of the EU Parliament.

Europa riding the Bull

The EU has another home, offices in Brussels. There, the EU member representatives have meetings and committee work is done. In front of this building is another statue, but has the same motif: a woman riding a beast.

Woman riding a beast

Below …is a poster produced by the European Union symbolically depicting their mission. It combines the 12 stars of the EU flag with the rebuilding of the tower of Babel with the motto ‘Europe: Many Tongues One Voice’.

Poster: Europe, Many Tongues One Voice

The Weiss building was inaugurated in 1999. The unfinished aspect of the tower to me seems more consistent with the unfinished Tower of Babel, especially given that the EU poster almost exactly replicates Bruegel's Tower of Babel, right down to its purpose in united ‘voice’.”

The Weiss building

( the-end-time.blogspot.com)

Symbolically, the European Union is clearly saying that their goal is a defiant reversal of an act of God.

Signing Of The European Union Constitution

The signing Of The European Union Constitution

Capitoline Hill, Rome, October 29, 2004 - Signing the new EU constitution in the Appartamento dei Conservatori, Sala degli Orazi e Curiazi, before the bronze statue of Pope Innocent X by Alessandro Algardi.

Just one more thing… it is interesting to note that in the 751 seat European Parliament, seat number 666 is unassigned! ( vaticannewworldorder.blogspot.com)

The Warning Message Has Never Changed!

“A staggering turn in world events may occur suddenly at any day from now on. God has been holding back these world-shaking events. But now they may strike suddenly while the world least expects it.

The very first issue of the Plain Truth magazine appeared February, 1934 – just fifty years ago lacking about 6 months. The article starting on the cover page warned of a coming sudden appearance of a resurrected ‘Holy Roman Empire’ in Europe – a union of ten nations in Europe under one government, with one united military force. For fifty years I have been crying out to the world the Bible prophecies of this coming ‘United States of Europe’ – a new united superpower perhaps more powerful than either the Soviet Union or the United States!” ( Co-worker Letter – July 24, 1983)

The Symbolism Is Obvious – To All Those With An Eye To See!
Facts – Not Fiction

East and West Germany were reunited in 1990…

The Eastern Bloc countries are now a part of the EU…

Germany is now the leading nation in Europe…

EU Politicians have gone to the Vatican for help…

The Nazi AfD party is now in the German parliament…

Across Europe, National Socialism (Nazism) is on the rise…

The EU is politically unstable…

The EU is financially unstable…

Major rift developing between Europe and the USA…

EU Army rapidly forming…

Britain about to leave the EU…

Next - A Breakdown Of Civilization Coming?

As we watch the news, we can see that what Jesus Christ revealed to His Church is coming to pass. Germany has destabilised Europe by allowing over one million young Muslim men to migrate to Europe. Europe is in turmoil as a result.

Just 70 years after the end of World War ll, the Nazis are back, as the largest opposition party in the German Government.

The European leaders have gone to the Pope, seeking help and advice to save their faltering dream. The political chaos in Europe is crying out for strong leadership. Strong leaders are needed in time of extreme crisis.

In view of what many financial analysts are predicting for the near future, we would do well to review what Mr Armstrong wrote back in 1984:

July 7th, 1984 Mr Armstrong warned: “…I can see now the event that is going to trigger the formation of reunification in Europe; the resurrection of the Medieval Holy Roman Empire that we’ve been looking forward to that is prophesied to come.

…I believe that some event is going to happen suddenly just like out of a blue sky that is going to shock the whole world and is going to cause the nations of Europe to realize they must unite.

Well, now I think I can see what may be the very event that is going to trigger it and that is the economic situation in the world.

Now when the financial structure breaks down, all civilization is going to break down. I just wanted to say that much - maybe you can begin to see how serious this thing can become!” ( Sermon - 7 July 1984)

Recipe For A Dictator

Blend a large amount of political confusion with a nice big juicy financial disaster.

Add to this a fearful population, garnished with a few “natural disasters”.

Then for some “heat” carefully add several terrorist attacks, or false flag attacks, and stir briskly.

Add a “black swan” event to spice things up…

You have created total chaos, the perfect environment from which a dictator can arise!

Now - supply a strong leader, backed and controlled by an apparently miracle-working religious leader. They will both be accepted by the vast majority of the people…

They will give the people of Europe new hope…

AND DESTROY ALL WHO OPPOSE THEM!

"And he spake to them a parable; ‘Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.

So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand’.(Luke 21:29-31)