No, the Antichrist will not come out of the European
Union. The myth of the European Union in Bible
prophecy is based on a misinterpretation of the
ten-horned beast of Daniel 7:7 which is the ancient
Due to the influence of Dispensationalists such as
John Walvoord, Tim Lahaye and others, Revelation
13 is supposedly a future prophecy of the revivification
of a 10–nation confederacy in which it is claimed Italy
must be a part.
This is nonsense. The error is compounded in failing to
properly assign the date of Revelation to a Pre-
destruction of Jerusalem time frame and an application
harmonious with first century history.
Additionally, the 10–horned beast of Daniel’s vision
did not refer to 10 consecutive kings or nations, but
was a composite beast, described as having 10 horns.
The ancient nations of Babylon, Medo-Persia and Greece
were swallowed up in the Roman empire hence the
symbols of the lion, bear and leopard imagery of
Revelation 13:2. Compare with Daniel 7:1–6.
The major emphasis of the book is the destruction of
the harlot city, in which was found the blood of the
prophets and saints. Upon no other city did Christ lay
the blood of the prophets.
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets
and stones those who are sent to her! . . . See your house
is left to you desolate.” (Matthew 23:37, 38)
Jesus said it could not be that a prophet perish outside
of Jerusalem. (Luke 13:33) Even the Jews at his
crucifixion shouted that Christ’s blood be on them and
upon their children when Pilate was determined to let him
Revelation is about the harlot city, also called the
great city, which was spiritually called Sodom and
Egypt, where also the Lord was crucified, (Rev. 11;8).
Jesus never went to Rome, America or anywhere near
the European Union!
End time prophecy is related to the destruction of
Jerusalem and the temple in A.D. 70, (Matthew –
24:3, 34), and according to Luke 21:20-22, all was
fulfilled in connection with that event.
Thus, there is no Bible Prophecy referring to a future
Antichrist or European Union. Bible prophecy was fulfilled
in the past which is why the apostles said the end of
the ages had come upon them, 1 Cor. 10:11.
John the apostle recorded that the Antichrist/s had
already come in their day, (1 John 2:18, 19), signaling
the last hour of the Old Covenant age and end of
fleshly Israel as a Covenant people.
God created a “new Israel” (Rom. 2:28-29; Gal 6:16)
the heirs of Abraham through faith in Christ, (Gal. –
John spoke of those who claimed to be Jews, but
because of their rejection of Christ were deemed
of the synagogue of Satan, Rev. 2:9, 3:9).
No matter how much the world fantasizes about an
imminent end, such will never happen. Sorry to pour
cold water on the Armageddon fire-ball party.
(Eccl. 1:4; Eph. 3:21; Luke 1:32, 33)