EU: End time symbols too blatant to ignore

In Revelation 17, John wrote: "And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and bedecked with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her fornication; and on her forehead was written a name of mystery: "Babylon the great, mother of harlots and of earth's abominations." Rev 17:3-5. The Harlot is the false religious system that the False Prophet promotes and the Beast of course, is the Antichrist, who was previously mentioned as the seven-headed beast in Rev. 13.

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 at left is in front of the Louise Weiss Building in Strasbourg, home of the EU Parliament.

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.

The  painting done in 1563 of the Tower of Babel, by Pieter Brueghel the Elder is the most iconic image of what the Tower may have looked like. The Tower incident hearkens back to Nimrod and his establishment of a city on the Plains of Shinar. The city Nimrod established is the only other one mentioned as much in the bible as Jerusalem: Babylon, or Satan's city. Nimrod was the great-grandson of Noah but for all that, he was an ungodly man. The LORD had commanded the peoples to scatter and populate the earth, and to shepherd it. Nimrod instead did the opposite: he collected people in one city, became a tyrannical ruler, and built the tower as his ode to what man can do (without God...or instead of Him). It was Nimrod's wife Semeramis who instituted a false religion, a lying replication of the Redeemer story that would come to glorious fruition in Truth centuries later. Thus Babylon became the seat from which much evil emanates.

"Bruegel's depiction of the architecture of the tower, with its numerous arches and other examples of Roman engineering, is deliberately reminiscent of the Roman Colosseum which Christians of the time saw as both a symbol of hubris and of persecution." (source). In an elliptical design moment, the Tower of the European Parliament Building was allegedly designed purposely to evoke the Roman Colosseum. It was in fact designed to look unfinished. "The voluntarily unfinished aspect of the 60m high tower carries heavy symbolism, as it is oriented eastwards, i.e. towards eastern Europe, of which by the time of the completion of the building no country had yet entered the EU."

I find it interesting that the designers chose to design a building that was intended to last for the ages but with its major aspect indicating an issue that was already resolved. In 1990, East Germany joined the EU. And in 1997, EU leaders agree to start the process of membership negotiations with 10 countries of central and eastern Europe: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. 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".

Below on the right 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." (source) "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; and nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.' So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.' Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth." (source-Genesis 11:1-9)

Are the slogan and symbolism of the EU satan's way of spitting in God's eye once again? The Tower of Babel was one of the bible's most egregious examples of man's rebellion against God. The antichrist rises from the revived Roman Empire (EU) and is the most egregious example of leading men to rebel against God. The symbolism between the two affairs cannot be mistaken for anything other than what it is: deliberate on satan's part. Is this conclusion too "woo-woo" for 'rational minded' folks? Yes, I am sure. Perhaps it is even too 'out there' for many Christians. However, one thing is sure: God's Word. And He told us that the Antichrist will arise from a revived, united Roman Empire. The united Europe is arising now, and even as we speak, the antichrist stalks the hallways of some official building, somewhere, looking for whom he may devour.


  1. Wow, Elizabeth, thank you for the last two posts. They certainly show how quickly we are moving into the tribulation, don't they? Just like old age, these days are not for the faint hearted. God bless.........


  2. You are so welcome Kim. Yes, even strong and mature Christians of faith tremble these days. The Lord is mighty, but His promises are true! He will come for us. O Blessed day...

  3. Nice site... I started a End Times site a few weeks back to warn people of the signs that are rapidly appearing. My wife passed away and it has given me something to focus on. The URL is if you get a chance, check it out. I still have much to learn about Wordpress, but the goal was to deliver the message.

  4. Hi Scott,

    I'm sorry about your wife...I'll visit your site, thanks for letting me know. And tanks for visiting mine :)

  5. Thanks for this, but I have a little problem with the interpretation. According to Revelation passage it says that the woman was "drunken with the blood of the saints and the martyrs of Jesus". It also said the beast was covered in blasphemous names against God, that it has ten horns which are "ten kings", and that the woman had a cup of abominations etc.

    Are you REALLY sure you have the right interpretation. The EU has never killed christians, in fact it has even up held their rights at work to wear a cross, as in teh recent case of the BA air hostess. It has martyred no-one, rather it upholds the right to freedom of religion, freedom of expression and assembly as part o its constitution. It isn't a christian organisation, but not even the government of the UK or the USA could claim to be that. It is a secular organisation just like the American Constitution decrees the US government to be. Thats perfectly normal isn't it? We've had christian states before, and that ended in crusades, inquisition and religious wars.

    What you are describing as the beast bears none of the fruit of the beast, but upholds law, creates economic stability, promotes peace and security between European nations, and upholds our essential freedoms. It insists on fair rights for people who work for someone else and that great big corporations pay their fair share of tax for the common good.

    You may be wondering, but yes I am a christian, and no I do not think that this has anything to do with the book of revelation. I wish christians would stop believing this sort of superstitious bad theology and eschatology.

  6. The EU will be the center of the one world government. In the US presidential election, Hillary and the democrats did not say they are anti-Christian, but they are. The EU may not be outwardly persecuting Christians now. But they will when they have power. Right now the EU wants to be politically correct and not alienate Christians. However the Catholic church slaughtered Christians as well as Jews with crusades and burning people like Tyndale on a stake. They will again not long from now. As the EU parliament building is deliberateky designed after a painting of the tower of Babel, which is a desire for a one world government, I cannot helo seeing the symbolism of a woman riding a beast as rying in with Revelation 17 too.


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