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From Europa to Europe How did Europe gets its name? Is there some prophetic significance in the name or its origin? Let's consider a little Greek mythology. The favoured story goes that Europa, a Phoenician woman of high lineage, was seduced by the god Zeus and carried away to Crete.
Zeus did this by disguising himself as a beautiful white bull and coaxing Europa to climb onto his back. Once there, he carried her off into the sea and on to Crete, where he raped her.
Europa then became the first queen of Crete. The Romans adopted the myth but substituted their god Jupiter for Zeus. It is claimed that Europa later stood for mainland Greece recall Crete is an island off the SE corner of Greece and then to lands north of Greece.
Certainly, 'Europa seated on a bull' has been a motif in European art since Greco-Roman times, and in the eighth century Europa gained ecclesiastical usage under Charlemagne.
Today, Europe is called Europa in the German language and in most other Germanic languages except English. The actual term 'Europe' is generally derived from the Greek 'eurys' broad and 'ops' facewhich is an allusion to 'the broad face of the earth'.
The strong Greek connection could be very significant in that Greece could be the country of origin of the final world dictator see below.
Why is the Europa symbol a woman on a beast so widespread? Is it merely symbolising Europe or is there prophetic significance? Revelation 17 describes the woman as 'Babylon the Great' whilst Rev 18 describes the fall of a commercial Babylon.
In simplistic terms, a corrupt apostate church rides and therefore by implication, controls a corrupt and brutal political and commercial system. If Europa Europe really is a fulfillment of this prophecy then there must be other signs.
Europe's Apostasy and Idolatry The Flag: Do we see an 'ecclesiastical Babylon' in Europe? The European Union EU flag comprises 12 golden stars on a blue background. An alternative explanation is that the flag was inspired by the halo of 12 stars around Catholic pictures of the Madonna and is an interpretation of Revelation The EU flag could therefore have strong Roman Catholic significance and the 'ecclesiastical Babylon' could be be Vatican centred.
The Bible supports this idea. For example, Rev The Apostate Church Connection: In what sense is the woman riding the beast?
It interesting that the Vatican is recognised at the UN as a sovereign state and the Pope has full rights as head of state to address the UN General Assembly. The Vatican can therefore influence debate at the highest level.
Also, the Vatican has diplomatic relations with many nations and affects the laws of these nations. In the spiritual sense a harlot is one who commits spiritual fornication i. The Vatican has done this through interfaith meetings, where 'God' but not Jesus Christ is centre stage.
Chrislam is a prime example of such apostasy, where Christianity and Islam are merged. Today, Christians, Muslims and Jews plan to build a place where they can all worship initially at least, in separate rooms.
They want a building to combine a church, a synagogue and a mosque under one roof. It is called 'House of One'.Jan 11, · 10 Every European Country Is A Member. Let’s get this out of the way.
Plenty of journalists like to use “Europe” interchangeably with “the EU.” Mostly, that’s for ease of writing, but it certainly gives the impression that most, or even all, European countries are part of the Union. The European Union's primary purpose was meant to be more economic than political.
Its scheme of law and regulation is meant to create, in some ways, a cohesive economic entity of its countries. There is no domestic legal or constitutional requirement for a vote to be held in Parliament to approve the Withdrawal Agreement before it is concluded by the UK and the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU).
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