A MOST TELLING PICTURE OF THE EU
At the end of October, leaders of the constituent nations of the EU signed the new European Constitution, which moves the EU one step closer to becoming the United States of Europe. Here is how one newspaper reported the event:
Blair signs new EU Constitution
By Gavin Cordon, PA News, in Rome
29 October 2004
The setting in Rome provides an apt picture of what is taking place in Europe: Europe is consolidating under a federal government where the Roman Catholic Church is the de facto established church. The website http://www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=blairsigns provides a most insightful picture of the event:
Here is the picture at the website:
Meanwhile, in the Ukraine, progress is being made towards the addition of another nation to the EU. A new run-off election is to be held within the next several weeks, and so far the Opposition party has been expected to win. This party is more favored in western Ukraine and seeks integration in the EU; whereas the incumbent party is more favored in eastern Ukraine and wants to maintain closer ties to (Orthodox) Russia. As reported at http://theaustralian.news.com.au/printpage/0,5942,11529105,00.html , “the divisions between the more Russian-speaking, Orthodox and industrial east and the Ukrainian-speaking, Catholic and more highly educated west will be a tough challenge for whichever of the two Viktors becomes the final winner.” As we have previously reported, religious as well as political issues are at stake. Sadly, both Romanism and Orthodoxy are religiously corrupted, so that neither side presents a Biblical solution.
Europe is sinking ever deeper back under Romanist domination, while Russia portrays itself as the protector of the Orthodox. This all seems to be an echo from the past, but absent the blessings of the Protestant Reformation.