Biblical prophecy makes it clear that Antichrist’s kingdom will be a ten kingdom confederacy. Much of the territory envisaged in Scripture belonging to this kingdom is already within the European union. Political developments within that entity should be of particular interest to those watching for Christ’s return, since the rise of the man of sin and his empire will be a critical sign of that return.
In the light of the recent economic crises in Europe more and more people are musing about further political and economic integration. The link below is to a blog article that considers some of these issues and advocates for a federal Europe along the lines of the United States model of government. These kind of developments are necessary to the formation of the Antichrist’s kingdom.
See also: Belgian leader proposes ‘United States of Europe’ (Dec 1,2005)