It’s not every day that you open a major British newspaper and read a headline like this: “Rise of the Fourth Reich, How Germany Is Using the Financial Crisis to Conquer Europe” (Simon Heffer, Daily Mail, Aug. 17, 2011). Many observers are pointing out the same thing—though typically in much less blunt terms.
Underwriting the bailouts of eurozone members, Germany is demanding austerity measures and increased control: “There was forceful talk of Eurozone countries being coerced into balancing their budgets and reducing their debt through what [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel and [French President Nicolas] Sarkozy called a ‘true European economic government movement’ made up of all the heads of state and led, initially, by the EU President Herman Van Rompuy. . . If such a plan succeeded it would make Europe effectively a German empire, with non-Eurozone countries such as Britain on the sidelines” (ibid.).
For eurozone members, “this would entail a loss of sovereignty not seen in those countries since many were under the jackboot of the Third Reich 70 years ago. For be in no doubt what fiscal union means: it is one economic policy, one taxation system, one social security system, one debt, one economy, one finance minister. And all of the above would be German” (ibid.).
Strong sentiments but, as Bible prophecy reveals, Europe is indeed in the process of becoming a new German-led empire. It will be the last in a series of prophesied revivals in Europe of the Roman Empire (see the March-April 2010 issue of The Good News to learn more). And this final revival will fall with the return of Christ. Stay tuned to events in Europe and the Middle East (Source: Daily Mail ).