The European Stage Is Set for Antichrist - By Alan Franklin - http://www.raptureready.com/soap2/franklin3.html
Europe is being prepared for a one continent government with one leader: Antichrist. The second most important prophetic development of the last century after the rebirth of Israel, came the creation of the European Union which in major ways already runs its 28 nation states as one country.
The continent is in turmoil. The nations of the European Union, 28 countries from the United Kingdom to the Baltics, are facing an influx of immigrants' unseen since the end of the Second World War. Hundreds were filmed attacking Hungarian border guards while screaming "Allahu akbar" which in Arabic means "god is great."
I write "god" with a lower case "g." The key point for those looking at the spiritual dimension of this invasion is that we do NOT all worship the same god. We detail this in our book Cults and Isms: True or False? which is stocked in our Web shop. We would like to see a copy on every believer's bookshelf, a way to quickly discern the difference between true and false faith.
Most of the current immigrants are Islamic, with up to 90 per cent being men aged around 25 to 35. So are they mainly coming to Europe to work, when Europe already has an average of eleven percent of its workforce unemployed? Further, there is over 20 percent unemployment of those under 25 across the EU.
If the immigrants were really being attacked by terrorists, would they not wish to stay and defend their wives and children? When Hitler threatened to invade England, the men dug in and were ready to defend every inch of British soil; they did not run away.
Couple this unwanted influx with major financial and political problems and you have the calls for drastic action - and the entry of a commanding figure to lead the continent out of its crisis. However, he will NOT be Islamic, despite the false prophetic interpretations being spread by those who misunderstand the book of Daniel.
This article describes the chaos engulfing the European Union, written with an eye on prophecy.
It looks like a tale of woe and is certainly not good news. However, the real good news is that when we see these things happening, the end times turmoil, we are to look up, for our redemption draweth nigh!
As the world hurtles headlong into the ultimate crisis, understand that all of this was predicted and it indicates the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ. So be encouraged! The right understanding of prophetic events leads to the conclusion drawn by a dear old friend of ours who said this to me and my wife: "Alan and Pat, all these things mean our Lord will soon be back to rule and reign from Jerusalem." So we should adopt her attitude and pray:
"Maranatha, come quickly Lord Jesus."
Let's look at the EU, the future base of the man of sin. According to London-based TV news network Sky News, Germany alone expects one million refugees this year. Saudi Arabia, our alleged "ally" is coming to the rescue. Although refusing to take a single refugee or asylum seeker themselves, they are offering to build 200 mosques for their fellow religionists now flooding into Germany.
Mosques in the west have in the past been bases for extremist preaching and the spreading of their savage ideology. As I write this, Saudi Arabia has just sentenced a 74 year old English grandfather to 350 lashes for doing some home-brewing in a nation that bans alcohol (except when wealthy Saudis arrive in London and send for the whisky and call girls, of course).
Saudi Arabia doesn't permit any Jew to set foot in its territory, bans all Christian services and Bibles, yet is allowed to fund mosques around the world, including all over the USA and UK, many of them massive, lavish, structures towering over ancient church steeples in England, giving them a good vantage point to blast out the calls to prayer.
On an island off England's south coast is a Baptist church where I have spoken, around the corner is Chapel Street. However, the picturesque old chapel that gave the street its name is now a mosque. Our nations are being transformed before our eyes at lightning speed.
This is from the Sky News report: "In a letter to party members, Germany's vice chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, said other EU nations should take their fair share of refugees, and wanted a 'common European effort' to tackle the crisis."
Note the reference to the need for joint European action due to the way things are fast traveling.
"With the Schengen system of border-free travel through much of the continent under increasing pressure, the European Commission is to outline plans to distribute 160,000 refugees across 22 EU member states over the next two years. Several countries are opposed to the quota policy."
That's putting it mildly! Poland has spoken against the planned quota scheme, with its Prime Minister, Ewa Kopacz, insisting, "We will accept only as many refugees as we can afford, not a single one more or less."
This is the reaction of the average resident of the United Kingdom: You are talking about fundamental and permanent changes to the countries of Europe. Housing, schools, welfare and health services will all be overwhelmed.
The EU asylum laws give anyone allegedly at risk of "serious harm by reasons of indiscriminate violence in situations of international or internal armed conflict" the right to admittance to the European Union. This means they stay permanently, as anyone touring the big cities of Great Britain can see from their car windows; in many areas the former local inhabitants are either a minority or long dispersed to outer suburbs.
When I speak at churches in the large cities of the United Kingdom I often hear the same story. It goes something like this: "Our family lived in (a big city) for decades. Islamics started to move in. They were all right at first, when there were just a few of them. "The numbers increased and a redundant church was turned into a mosque. We were made increasingly unwelcome and eventually the area became dangerous for those of us who grew up in it. It was clear we had to move out."
One old man told me that he went back into the inner city area where he grew up. It was now Islamic. A group of aggressive Muslim youths came up to him (Islam is a very aggressive ideology). They surrounded the old man. He said to them, "That's the house where I grew up." Their response went something like this, "This is our town now and you'd better get out of it, old man."
Another man said Islamic young men started driving their cars at him when he crossed the street. Not quite hitting him, but not far off. He got the message and moved away. A woman said that in a supermarket a burka-clad woman barged ahead of her and snarled: "This is our area now, you can clear off."
Now as a reporter for many years, then a chief reporter and editor, I know that people exaggerate. I like provable facts. This is first hand. In one Islamic area of a big English city, my wife Pat and I were in our car when a crowd of Islamic youths in a van drove at us on the wrong side of the road. Yes, this in England today.
Don't expect gratitude. Expect this instead:
*In Macedonia Muslim "refugees" refused Red Cross food parcels, as they were not "halal" (prepared in a way acceptable to Muslims).
*In Germany Muslim illegal immigrants have refused donated food for reasons including it not being halal.
*In Hungary they were filmed hurling away food gifts- non halal, and even water bottles; the latter because Hungary refused to send them to the welfare haven country of their choice.
*Destroyed windows lie in front of a first registration center for refugees in Suhl, eastern Germany. One of the smashed signs has a heading in English, which looks almost satirical after what happened: "How to behave properly." Lesson clearly not learned....
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban was the first European leader to take decisive action after the flood of immigrants reached 10,000 a day into his small nation. He put up fences, which hordes of angry young men have been trying to storm ever since, starting fights with guards.
The prime minister said his nation, one of the newer members of the European Union, put up fences to "protect our way of life" saying 'Hungary has had 1000 years of Christian culture. We Hungarians don't want the worldwide movement of people to change Hungary."
I saw one TV commentator describe this as "racism." This is the caliber of so-called commentators: They don't know the difference between race and religion!
The fence between Hungary and Croatia is an extension of one built along Hungary's border with non-EU member Serbia. It is designed to reduce the influx of people, now hitting 8,000 to 10,000 a day, many coming via Croatia in the hopes of reaching Western Europe.
Patriotic Dutch politician Geert Wilders called the refugees pushing into Europe an "Islamic invasion", during a September parliamentary debate. He commented: "... Masses of young men in their twenties with beards are singing Allahu Akbar across Europe. It's an invasion that threatens our prosperity, our security, our culture and identity."
Former Libyan leader Ghaddafi said: "Islam will take over Europe without violent force within a few decades. We have 50 million Muslims in Europe. There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe, without swords, without guns, without conquests. The Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades."
The bulk of migrants seeking asylum in EU countries are not from Syria, despite media coverage suggesting otherwise. Only one-in-five appear to be fleeing the Syrian conflict.
Of 213,000 arrivals in the EU in the second quarter of 2015, 44,000 were from Syria. The second largest group - 27,000 - were from Afghanistan. Another 17,700 claims were made by Albanians, where there is no war or serious unrest. Meanwhile, 13,900 asylum seekers came from Iraq.
The figures have been compiled by Eurostat, the EU's number crunchers. They also show that migration from April through June was double the level for the same quarter last year.
So far this year, half a million migrants have arrived in Europe, 156,000 in August. They cross the Mediterranean and usually arrive in the south of the continent, with half landing in Greece and Italy, before trying to reach northern Europe from Germany to Sweden. Others are causing havoc in the Channel Tunnel, where thousands sneak on to trains heading for the United Kingdom, hiding in the backs of trucks.
So what are all these vigorous young men going to do when they arrive in Europe? Few women travel with them. There have been a series of trials and ongoing investigations in major British cities of Islamic sex-grooming of often very young girls, while much the same has been reported in nations across Europe.
French girls are often at risk in cities like Paris if caught out in the wrong clothes and in the wrong area. The usual liberal media and bleeding hearts-the people whose views are paradoxically the opposite of Islamic fundamentalism, describe concerns about this as "Islamophobia" or racism, despite the fact that race and religion are unconnected.
Many Muslims do want peace and a quiet life, but their religion contains exhortations of violence and at any time they can turn to those tenets.
The problem is that Europe is its lack of borders. You can drive across Europe, as our son has, without showing a passport until the Ukrainian border. So the mainly Islamic mass migration engulfing Europe means that the entire continent is affected. Once in any European country, you are free to move to others.
Already parts of major cities in Europe from Malmo in Sweden to Marseille in France have Muslim quarters where non-Muslims are intimidated and driven out and the police and emergency services are afraid to enter. Much of the outer suburbs of Paris are like this.
A district of The Hague in Holland is run by unofficial Sharia law, while in Belgium radical Muslim leader Abu Islam is head of a group called Sharia4Belgium. He says it is a matter of time before Muslims, with their high birth rate compared to the low birth rate of Europeans, are a majority in the country.
At that point he hopes to impose Sharia law on Belgium.
Here is how the Daily Telegraph of London reported the tidal wave of Islamic immigration:
Britain and the rest of the European Union are ignoring a demographic time bomb: a recent rush into the EU by migrants, including millions of Muslims, will change the continent beyond recognition over the next two decades, almost no policy-makers are talking about it.
The numbers are startling. Only 3.2 percent of Spain's population was foreign-born in 1998. In 2007 it was 13.4 per cent. Europe's Muslim population has more than doubled in the past 30 years and will have doubled again by this year (2015). In Brussels (main capital of the European Union), the top seven baby boys' names recently were Mohamed, Adam, Rayan, Ayoub, Mehdi, Amine and Hamza.
Europe's low indigenous birth rate, coupled with faster multiplying migrants, will change fundamentally what we take to mean by European culture and society.
The altered population mix has far-reaching implications for education, housing, welfare, labor, the arts and everything in between.
This is fundamental, fact-based reporting, of the type that is too rare. I wonder how many Germans know that the number of Muslims in the country is now nearly six million? Islam is the fastest growing religion in post-Christian Germany with many former church buildings converted into mosques; some of which are publicly sounding calls to prayer (the adhan) from outdoor loudspeaker systems.
A German document dated August 18th this year from a refugee center in Hessen (Germany) sounds the alarm about Muslim immigrants raping the women AND children. They clearly state that it is not incidental, it happens a lot. Women don't dare go to the bathroom at night and sleep in their day clothes.
In Germany a campaign called "A Koran in Every Home," is distributing 25 million copies of the Koran, in German, to every household. At the same time the media and the political establishment are attempting to silence critics of the rise of Islam in Germany, accusing them of hate speech.
Lebanese education minister Elias Bousaab told British Prime Minister David Cameron that two out of every 100 Syrian migrants into Europe are ISIL fighters.
He said the extremist group is sending trained jihadists under cover to attack targets in the West. If true, thousands of jihadists could be entering Europe without passports, avoiding detection.
According to the US Migration Policy Institute, Muslims will account for more than 20 percent of the EU population by 2050, and already do so in a number of cities. In Brussels, self-styled "capital of Europe" they number over 300,000.
If you just looked at news stories, and believed in a coming world leader called Antichrist, you might be deluded into thinking that an Islam-dominated Europe will produce such a man. This is not what will happen. The Bible clears the mind of error.
Scripture tells why we won't have an Islamic Antichrist. Daniel 9: 26 confirms the Antichrist's Roman origin. Verse 27 shows he will make a peace/protection treaty with Israel, which will signal the start of the Tribulation.
Chapter 11:37 is interesting in that the NASB correctly translates it as stating Antichrist will show no regard for the gods-plural; of his fathers. That again proves he will not be Islamic. Islam has one (false) god-Allah.
"He is Antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son" (1 John 2:22).
Islam states that God has no son, Muslims don't deny there is a God in heaven. And that is what this verse is portraying. See also 2 Thess. 2:4: The Antichrist "opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God."
The Antichrist will not only deny the Son of God, he will claim worship of himself, which would not be acceptable to any Islamic. Islam wants the world to accept Allah as the true god with Mohammed as his prophet.
The fact that Antichrist shows no regard for the desire of women indicates that he may be homosexual which, I suspect, is the reason for the worldwide move to promote homosexuality as just another "normal" lifestyle.
The reason I wrote my first book, EU: Final World Empire, was to awaken people up to the fact that Antichrist will be based in the EU, which he will lead.
The EU was established at The Treaty of Rome, held at The Vatican in1957. It is a profoundly Catholic institution and all heads of it have been Roman Catholic. However, world religions are fast merging, with the Pope at the fore. Mary is being used to bring many Catholics and Muslims together and Mary-like beings, the "Mother of God" are found in all the main religions. This is, of course, a demonic spirit with many names in many religions, right back to Babylon, the fount of all false religion.
Despite this I do not see Islam as a major end times force. Europe is where the power will be, as America, like the UK, is ripe for judgment, and will shortly be out of the picture; America is not in end times prophecy. You are seeing prophecy fulfilled before your eyes and here in Europe it is happening at an ever faster speed. The role of Europe as the future base of Antichrist is clearly set out in the book of Daniel as the late Dr. Noah Hutchings explains in his book: Daniel the Prophet. The EU has arisen out of the remnants of the old Roman Empire (see Daniel 2 and 7 and Revelation 13).
It takes a crisis to force actions that in normal time's people wouldn't tolerate, like giving up their sovereignty, or what's left of it. One EU official even said, as a major problem emerged: "Never waste a good crisis." In most major respects Europe is already run as one nation, with common borders, laws, a court, parliament, a president and much else. The motto is: "Ever closer union."
Those who live under the 12-starred flag of Europe are mainly unaware that the stars are the stars of Mary, which indicates the EU's spiritual origin and base. Remember, the Roman Empire is the world's last empire prior to our Lord's return.
Author's note: If churches in America would like to learn more, I am available in 2016 to talk about this and other subjects, from cults and isms to the Middle East in Bible Prophecy, majoring on the Bible in the News.