Thursday, 17 June 2010

Mr. Armstrong and Prophecy

With the collapse of the global economic system, plunging many countries into economic recession, the prophecies of the bible as outlined by Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong are beginning to be fulfilled. The economic crisis has forced Germany to assert its authority over the European Union, as poorer countries seek its help with their respective burden of debt. Greece has had to be bailed out by the IMF and Germany, and it is possible, if not probable, that the Germans will have to bail out Spain and Portugal, not to mention the other poor eastern European countries, that are struggling to repay their burden of debt.

Britain and America are also in financial trouble. Depending on who you believe, Britain’s debt is some where between £160 to £250b, when interest is included. And America’s debt is reported to be around $13 trillion dollars. These debts are a clear indication that God is gradually withdrawing the birthright blessings he conferred upon Ephraim and Manasseh, because of disobedience to the laws of God.

America and Britain are also the leaders of the military coalition currently fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to prophecy they are destined to lose both of these wars, as the “pride of their power” has been broken by God. Eventually, they will be forced to withdraw out of sheer exhaustion. And the billions of dollars and pounds that could have been used to improve the lives of their respective people, would have been wasted. But what is even sadder, are the wasted lives of the young men who have been sacrificed and maimed in pursuit of a lost cause.

Against this background, Germany is calling for greater integration in Europe. The proposed plan is to centralise economic, military and foreign policy in Brussels. The commission is to set budgets and spending plans for all member states; respond to conflicts around the world by sending its own military forces, by passing the UN; appoint a foreign minister who will speak on behalf of all states. If this political configuration is not the prophetic Union recorded in the bible and explained by Mr. Armstrong, then I don’t know what is.

The formation of the European Union will have severe consequences for Britain and America, but that story has been told in Mr. Armstrong’s seminal book, America and Britain in Prophecy.
Sadly, many of the former ministers of WCG have rejected the prophecies of the bible, to embraced satanic Protestantism. And those who still pay lip service to Mr. Armstrong's teachings, have started their own churches to fleece deluded people of their tithes and offerings.