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Saturday, 14 January 2012

'Peace and Safety' - then sudden destruction

In a follow up to the article on the woman and the ephah posted in December I have come across reference to a video on a number of blogs this past week. It is also on YouTube. It is another exercise in EU propaganda.

The video is a production by the European Young Socialists, who are extolling the virtues of European integration. I am not really interested in the ins and outs of the video and I haven't watched it through. That is why there are no links to it in this post. I am however very interested in the lyrics of the song that can be found here.

Here are those lyrics:
Verse 1
They say that we've got nothing in common 
No cultural ties to build on 
The project just can't work 
They say that nationalism will break us 
Conservatives will fight us 
But trust we really do care 

Chorus
And we shout what about Europe United? 
Peace and safety for all of the people 
Democracy, freedom, subsidiarity 
Federalism, the solution we've got 

Verse 2
They say we'll never work together 
To make our union stronger 
Let us say no! 
We'll build a Europe bold and new 
A democracy that's true Europe 
United as one! 

Chorus

Verse 3
We say the EU's a confusion 
Lacking a Constitution 
But we know what to do 
Reform now, we want to see enlargement 
Accept our major statement 
Europe united as one! 

Chorus

Chorus


I was particularly taken with the line: 'Peace and safety for all the people' in the chorus. These are the very words which the Apostle Paul by divine inspiration states will be the thinking and utterance of those who have followed Antichrist and who will defy the God of heaven and His Christ prior to His second coming. 

In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 Paul writes:
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape
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I have underlined the words in this passage of Scripture that are worth noticing in connection with this song. The Scripture states that 'Peace and safety' will be the deluded spirit that imbibes these followers of Antichrist and the words that are spoken by those who are shortly heading for sudden destruction. 

The coming of the Lord will overcome them as a thief in the night. They will not be expecting it. They will have denied the Lord and the truth of His Word. By this time the false prophet will have set up the image of Antichrist and those spoken of in these verses will be worshipping him as God. 

Then suddenly Christ will appear in His glory and consume Antichrist with the brightness of His coming. There will be no escape. Sudden destruction will come upon them. 

Some points worth emphasising:
1. I am not saying that this is the fulfillment of this passage of Scripture. Like the use of the woman in the Greek urn in the earlier post by those involved or supportive of the EU, it simply demonstrates that the spirit of Antichrist is developing further in these days. That spirit was present in New Testament times, 1 John 4:3: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
2. Let us never doubt what God says in His Word with respect to the future. He knows all things which shall come to pass. 
3. Let us not be afraid of employing a literal principle of interpretation of Scripture. The Scriptures don't need to be 'spiritualised' away. We can safely interpret prophecy regarding the future by the same interpretive rules as have been used with regard to fulfilled prophecy. There is indeed symbolic language in the Bible and in the prophecies, but this symbolism does not negate the literal nature of these events. We should reject any interpretation that spiritualises these prophetic passages.
4. The European Union will be part of the kingdom of Antichrist that will be in existence prior to the coming again of Jesus Christ. There are further upheavals that must and will take place. The present troubles in the Euro with respect to Germany and other European mainland countries, and the agitation in Scotland for independence, may well play a part in the developing of the final kingdom of Antichrist.

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