The March 11 Madrid train bombings showed that such threats can have an impact. The murder of almost 200 passengers precipitated the election of new leadership in Spain. Yet the terrorists may be playing with fire—literally and figuratively. The European continent is poised to become another superpower, a United States of Europe.
The Bible shows that at the time of the end a “king of the South” (from the Muslim/Arab world) will attack the “king of the North” (leader of a European-centered power), instigating a massive invasion of the Middle East (see Daniel 11:40-45 Daniel 11:40-45 40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
42 He shall stretch forth his hand also on the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
American King James Version×). Muslim terrorists threatening Europe may well be playing into the stepwise progression of God’s divine prophecies of the end time. To learn more, request or download our free booklet The Middle East in Bible Prophecy .