By Dr. Jimmy DeYoung
Herman Van Rompuy who is president of the European Council, made up of 27 states of the European Union, says that the European Union must be a union of values and that it needs spiritual and religious input into the daily operation of this major political structure as called for by the Lisbon Treaty, the constitution for the European Union. Article 17 of the Lisbon Treaty calls for continuing consultations between the leaders of the European Union and all religious organizations which is something that the Vatican in Rome has been trying to achieve for decades.
Even before the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty consultations were taking place and recently more than two dozen Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders met with the presidents of the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the leadership of the 27 member states that is called the European Council.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
A clause in the Lisbon Treaty that calls for religions influence on the direction of the European Union is a page out of Bible prophecy for the last days.
With the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty the 27 member states of the European Union were able to elect a president that could lead this major political structure into the future. A clause in the treaty, Article 17, actually calls for religion to have a role in the direction that the European Union and its leadership will take in our world today. European Union leaders have met with and will continue to meet with religions leaders for their input in the operation of the European Union and its role in global governance.
This report is, as I stated, a page out of Bible prophecy for the last days. The prophets Daniel and John both wrote of the revival of the Old Roman Empire and its role in the last days. Daniel revealed in Daniel 7:7 that the ten horns represent the Revived Roman Empire and John in Revelation 17:12 also speaking of the ten horns said they will come to power in the last days. A closer study of the ten horns indicates that the European Union is at least the infrastructure for the Revived Roman Empire. Revelation 17 details the fact that religion, the false church, that religion is a major player in the Revived Roman Empire during the seven year Tribulation period.
A clause in the Lisbon Treaty calling for a religious influence in the operation of the European Union is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
How the churches intend to increase their influence in the EU - National Secular Society
Religious leaders and the EU take tentative first steps - Reuters
Meeting with the eminent religious leaders - EU News
EU leaders to cooperate more actively with religious organizations - Interfax-Religion
Europe's faith representatives discuss with EU leaders fight against poverty - World Jewish Congress