Is it possible that 3,000 Year-Old hieroglyphics could depict modern day technology? Are there signs that fallen angels once lived amongst us and left their mark in ancient art and culture?
Some highly fascinating evidence is now coming to light about these possibilities, also shedding new light about the Nephilim…
Lyn Leahz, A Christian author and researcher, describes some very interesting archeological findings at her article in Before It’s News: “Decorating an Egyptian temple wall at Abydos are strange hieroglyphics which depict what appear to be modern day aircraft and naval vessels… but how could people living 2000-3,000 years ago possibly have known about these?”
The hieroglyphics are not easy to mistake – the resemblances to modern air and sea vessels are striking and would undoubtedly be interpreted as such by virtually anyone looking at them, without knowing they were actually artistic depictions from ancient civilizations.
Images of what appear to be modern-day technology—a helicopter, a submarine, a glider, and another unknown type of aircraft (which some believe resembles the Hindenburg) were discovered by Dr. Ruth Hover and her husband in the temple at Abydos, in Egypt. Based on the archeological findings, coupled with Biblical research and related manuscripts, Lyn concludes that the overall evidence points to the existence of the Nephilim.
But exactly who or what were the Nephilim? There exist a variety of explanations but in the standard Biblical definition, the Nephilim were giant offspring from the impregnation of the ‘daughters of men’ by the ‘sons of God’. It is believed that they existed primarily before the flood during Noah’s lifetime, and that God sent the flood to eradicate the evil and wickedness spawned by the Nephilim, and mankind in general. (Genesis 6: 1-7)
Based on Lyn’s findings, as well as his own, Michael Snyder comments further: “The history of our planet is far more complex than most people would dare to imagine. According to the commonly accepted version of history that is taught in high schools and colleges all over the United States, ancient man was a very simple creature with extremely limited knowledge.
Unfortunately for those that promote this flawed version of history, archaeologists keep digging up stuff that directly contradicts it. The truth is that there is a tremendous amount of evidence of great intellectual achievement in the ancient world. For example, just consider the Great Pyramid of Giza.
It is a true technological marvel. It is such a massive structure built with such extraordinary precision that modern technology is only just now starting to catch up with it. We think that we could possibly build a similar structure today if we wanted to, but modern man has never actually constructed anything like it…
Anyone that attempts to convince you that humans that lived thousands of years ago were bumbling dolts that were lucky to build mud huts and cover their genitals with grass skirts is lying to you… So perhaps we should not think of ourselves as so superior to ancient humanity. The reality is that they may have been physically and mentally superior to us in many ways.”
Recent DNA testing of ancient skulls found in Peru would appear to support these conclusions. In an article titled ‘DNA Results For the Nephilim Skulls in Peru Are In And The Results Are Absolutely Shocking’, Michael Snyder wrote on February 10th 2014: “How can we explain elongated skulls that are thousands of years old that contain genetic material “unknown in any human, primate or animal known so far”? For months, many of us have been eagerly awaiting the results of the first DNA tests to ever be performed on the famous Paracas skulls.
The results for one of the skulls are now in, and the scientist that did the testing is declaring that this skull represents a “new human-like creature” unlike anything that has ever been discovered before. So are these actually Nephilim skulls? Do they come from a time when the world more closely resembled “the Lord of the Rings” than most people living today would ever dare to imagine?
There are those who believe that extremely bizarre hybrid races once roamed the planet. With each passing year, the scientific evidence continues to pile up on the side of those that are convinced that the Nephilim actually lived among us. As the knowledge of this evidence becomes more widespread, what is that going to do to the commonly accepted version of history that all of us have been taught?
The geneticist that run the DNA forms this conclusion: “Whatever the sample labeled 3A has came from – it had mtDNA with mutations unknown in any human, primate or animal known so far. The data is very sketchy though and a LOT of sequencing still needs to be done to recover the complete mtDNA sequence. But a few fragments I was able to sequence from this sample 3A indicate that if these mutations will hold we are dealing with a new human-like creature, very distant from Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans.”
Research and analysis done by Brian Foerster, in a written exposition for ancient-origins.net, concludes that the distinct and defining feature of this ‘new human-like creature’ is its elongated skull. There are only 2 medically acknowledged ways that this skull shape can arise:
1. Through head-binding, cranial deformation or “cradle boarding”: A very young child’s skull is pliant at birth, and remains in this way for months. It is therefore possible, by lashing a rope around the head, with a board placed at the back of the skull, and perhaps the front as well, to alter the shape of the head over time.
Many authors state that the time period to perform this shaping was about 6 months to 3 years… What you are capable of doing via this technique is to change the shape of the skull, but not the actual volume; you can alter the shape, but not the size. However, Tello found several skulls, at least 300 at the site called Cerro Colorado adjacent to the main graveyard in Paracas, which had cranial volume larger, and in some cases 25 percent larger (and perhaps more) than a conventional modern human skull.
2. Through Genetics: The only other possibility for the skull elongation, other than head-binding, would naturally be genetics. Snyder asserts that forensic analysis of these skulls show that they were not deformed by “cradle-boarding”, based on the following compelling facts written by April Holloway for ancient-origins.net: “The cranial volume is up to 25 percent larger and 60 percent heavier than conventional human skulls, meaning they could not have been intentionally deformed through head binding/flattening. They also contain only one parietal plate, rather than two…”
April Holloway concludes: “…The fact that the skulls’ features are not the result of cranial deformation means that the cause of the elongation is a mystery, and has been for decades”. And if human genetics is not the answer, could it be that we are dealing with semi –humans or non-human beings that are nonetheless physically similar to humans?
This possibility isn’t mere conjecture or far-fetched. Snyder explains: “…In fact, in a previous article I discussed how a sample of red hair from one of these skulls was sent to a lab to be analyzed. The tests on that sample of hair also showed that these skulls are not human.
Or at least they are not fully human…So can we conclusively say that these are Nephilim skulls? Of course many researchers are extremely excited about these findings, but they are warning everyone to stay cautious. For example, consider what L.A. Marzulli is saying about these skulls:
“Our geneticist has had his mind blown as the email indicates, but we must be cautious with our conclusions until all the evidence can be examined. With that in mind, take a good look at the two skulls in the picture above. I took this photo when I returned to the Chongos… where the sample for the DNA testing and the subsequent results I posted above, has come from. Are these really Nephilim skulls? In my opinion, the evidence is beginning to stack up in that direction, but we must be cautious and patient for all the evidence to come in.”
So who were all of these extremely bizarre human-like creatures that were roaming around on our planet just a few thousand years ago? Could it be possible that they were actually the Nephilim or their descendents?
On the back of the latest discoveries and emerging evidence, it is worth taking a closer look at whether we are now able to make a more informed perception of who or what the Nephilim were, how and why they came into existence, when and where they lived and what eventually happened to them.
So exactly who or what were the Nephilim?
Although the Biblical definition of the Nephilim has been widely embraced, there are a number of varied views regarding related details. Outlined below are the conclusions most widely accepted and believed, deduced by various scholars from Biblical exegesis (mainly Genesis 6: 1-7) and supporting texts:
According to gotquestions.org, the Nephilim (“fallen ones, giants”) were the offspring of sexual relationships between the sons of God and daughters of men in Genesis 6:1-4. They came to dominate the antediluvian (pre-flood) world and are described as giants. There is much debate as to the identity of the “sons of God.”
It is the contention of many Bible scholars that the “sons of God” were fallen angels (demons) who mated with human females and/or possessed human males and then mated with human females. These unions resulted in offspring, the Nephilim, that were “heroes of old, men of renown” (Genesis 6:4).
Hebraic and other legends (the Book of Enoch and other non-Biblical writings) say that the Nephilim were a race of giants and super-heroes who did acts of great evil. Their great size and power likely came from the mixture of demonic “DNA” with human genetics.
When and where did the Nephilim live?
Exact locations of Nephilim on the earth do not appear to be clearly defined before the flood, however after the flood some details become clearer.
Nwcreation.net explains that several tribes are encountered in the campaign of the Five Kings in Abraham’s day, that some argue might be Nephilim or hybrids of Nephilim. They are described as having become several tribes occupying the lands around the Valley of Siddim (Dead Sea) and evidently intermixed with the Canaanites. Genesis 14 and Deuteronomy 2 name these tribes as the Rephaim (“titans”, children of “Rapha”), Zuzim or Zamzummim (“terrible ones”), Emim, Horites, and Anakim (“crushing tyrants”).
The tribe of the Anakim is directly connected with the Nephilim in the false report of the spies described in Numbers 13:33. The context of the passages suggest that the other tribes of giants were relatives of the Anakim or other lines of Nephilim, particularly the Rephaim whose giant descendant is described as living in Gath along with the Anakim Goliath and Lahmi .
The Rephaim are giants (in fact these peoples are generally described as being tall or large) and seem to have been thus matched with the Nephilim based on the English rendering of “giants” in Genesis 6. The characteristics of these tribes are described in Scripture as follows:
– Their height was two or three times the height of normal men.
– They were associated with some kind of unholy intermixing before the Flood.
– They were closely associated with the wicked Canaanites after the Flood.
– In one case they are described as having extra fingers and toes.
Were there Nephilim after the flood?
Genesis 6:4 tells us, “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days — and also afterward.” It seems that the demons repeated their sin sometime after the flood as well. However, it likely took place to a much lesser extent than it did prior to the flood. When the Israelites spied out the land of Canaan, they reported back to Moses: “We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim).
Who exactly are these ‘sons of God’ who fathered the Nephilim – were they men or angels?
According to nwcreation.net, it is unclear what the ‘Sons of God’ were, but they are distinguished from the daughters of men. There are at least three schools of thought regarding the ‘Sons of God’:
(i) The most obvious interpretation is that the Nephilim were a hybrid race between two distinct beings; (ii) The only obvious and natural meaning without such clarification is that these beings were sons of God, rather than of men, because they had been created, not born. Such a description, of course, would apply only to Adam (Luke 3:38) and to the angels, whom God had directly created (Psalm 148:2, 5; Psalm 104:4; Colossians 1:16); (iii) The more recent view which has been the majority position in the church since St. Augustine in the fourth century is that the Sons of God refers to the God-fearing line of Seth; and the daughters of men refers to the daughters of the unbelieving line of Cain.
Most scholars appear to lean towards the interpretation that the ‘sons of God’ were actual angels as opposed to the “Sethite” view which espouses the view that the ‘sons of God’ in fact descended from the lineage of Seth.
For instance, Chuck Missler states in his analysis published in khouse.org states, “If one takes an integrated view of the Scripture, then everything in it should “tie together.”
It is the author’s view that the “Angel View,” however disturbing, is the clear, direct presentation of the Biblical text, corroborated by multiple New Testament references and was so understood by both early Jewish and Christian scholarship; the “Sethite View” is a contrivance of convenience from a network of unjustified assumptions antagonistic to the remainder of the Biblical record.
It should also be pointed out that most conservative Bible scholars accept the “angel” view. Among those supporting the “angel” view are: G. H. Pember, M. R. DeHaan, C. H. McIntosh, F. Delitzsch, A. C. Gaebelein, A. W. Pink, Donald Grey Barnhouse, Henry Morris, Merril F. Unger, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Hal Lindsey, and Chuck Smith, being among the best known. For those who take the Bible seriously, the arguments supporting the “Angel View” appear compelling”.
What finally happened to the Nephilim?
The Nephilim were one of the primary reasons for the great flood in Noah’s time. Immediately after the Nephilim are mentioned, God’s Word tells us this: “The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the LORD said, ‘I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air—for I am grieved that I have made them’” (Genesis 6:5-7).
So, God proceeded to flood the entire earth, killing everyone and everything (including the Nephilim) other than Noah and his family and the animals on the ark (Genesis 6:11-22). It is also most important to note that they are mentioned almost simultaneous to God’s statement that He would destroy the earth by flood, and it seems from this association that their effect upon mankind was one of the primary justifications that brought the destruction.
It seems that this was part of Satan’s stratagem to corrupt the line of Adam to prevent the fulfillment of the Messianic redemption. It was the infusion of these strange beings into the human predicament that brought on the Flood of Noah. The Flood was preceded by four generations of prophets/preachers warning of the coming judgment: Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah. Noah was apparently unique in that his genealogy was still uncorrupted.
Whatever remnants were left of these “giants” were destroyed by the Israelites during their invasion of Canaan (Joshua 11:21-22) and later in their history (Deuteronomy 3:11; 1 Samuel 17).
It seems that God restricted any further action by such angels as recorded in Jude:
“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Jude 6,7.
However we are also told in II Thessalonians 2 that the Restrainer (the Holy Spirit) is currently holding back much evil from this world and a time is coming when the restrainer will be removed. Is the coming World Leader, ‘The Antichrist’ a Nephilim, fathered by Satan himself in a replica of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ? Will modern day Nephilim soon live amongst mankind?
“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be (Matthew 24:37-39).”
The Muslim Antichrist.
Since authors Joe VanKoevering, Phillip Goodman, Joel Richardson, and Walid Shoebat published their books proclaiming the Antichrist will be a Muslim of Middle Eastern birth there has been a bunch of prophecy commentators lining up to debunk their ideas.
The tone of those rebuttals has ranged from scholarly and thoughtful to unnecessarily hostile. At least one of those I read some time ago was shrill, and damaging to the body of Christ. Whilst reading it I was reminded of the words of an old Pastor I once new: “When you point a finger in accusation, there are always three pointing back at you!”
Never were those words truer than in the case of this person who, during his attack on Joel Richardson, turned a debate over issues that have little or nothing to do with the gospel of salvation, into something reminiscent of the Inquisition, accusing Joel of heresy. And in this shameful display of ego driven claims to interpretive superiority, he planted his root of bitterness.
So where does my old Pastor’s warning about pointing fingers come in? Well, let me quote Joel Richardson’s accuser:
“Daniel has specifically identified that Antichrist will not come from the eastern leg of the Roman Empire as has been erroneously interpreted and propagated by Richardson, Shoebat, and others. As stated above, the word of God itself provides us the proof through specific symbolism.
The basic reference is Daniel 7, reinforcing both Daniel 2 & 5, and the symbolic descriptions of the GENTILE kingdoms of his day, and those that would follow.
The LION which had the wings of an eagle that were torn off, and then which was stood up like a man was the Babylonian Empire.
The BEAR with three ribs in its mouth (representing the future Persian conquests of Lydia (western Turkey) Babylon and Egypt) was the Medo-Persian Empire.
The LEOPARD with four wings and four heads that was given authority to rule over all kingdoms that had come before it, was without question the Macedonian/Greek Empire of Alexander The Great, and the division of his empire into four lesser empires after his death (the horns and little horns play a critical roles (sic) in the overall interpretation of the history of gentile empires in the future years to our present day);
And finally the fourth beast was what we all know to be Rome – (and here it is not the two legs which are all important, but rather it is the ten toes of iron and clay).”(End quote)
If you haven’t read my article – ‘Daniel’s Seal Broken: The beasts Arise’, here’s a link:
You will see that those first three beasts can’t be Babylon, Medo-Persia, and the Macedonian/Greek Empires because Daniel 7:17 says they are kings that shall arise (future tense) out of the earth. Babylon had long since done its arising by the time the angel spoke those words, so the Babylonian Empire was not being referred to, and for that reason the next two were not the Medo-Persian and Macedonian/Greek Empires.
Further proof of this fact is provided by Daniel 8:26, where the angel links the two visions of chapter 7 and 8 together when he says, “the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true.” (The chapter 7 vision given to Daniel during the evening, and the chapter 8 vision during the morning. Medo-Persia and the Macedonian/Greek Empires are symbolized by a ram and a goat in chapter 8. Why would God use two completely different beasts to represent the same empires in visions that are linked together in the same book?
The answer to that question is he didn’t!
Some Bible translators have allowed their preconceived ideas to influence their translation of what the angel said in chapter 8:26. They have changed the words “evening and morning” to a plural “evenings and mornings” in order to limit his explanation to dealing with only verses 13 and 14. But what the angel is explaining to Daniel from verse 16 onward is clearly the meaning of the whole vision that Daniel tells us in verse 1 is the second given to him after that recorded in chapter seven.
Joel also uses the Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Macedonian/Greek interpretation to underpin his theories. He is just as wrong in his interpretation as the man accusing him of heresy. But Joel doesn’t have three fingers pointing back at him!
Another detractor used a commonly agreed upon interpretation of Revelation 17:10-11 in his far less brutal, but never-the-less, unnecessarily harsh rebuttal. I quote:
“The same problem occurs when you consider Revelation 17:10-11. In this passage the Apostle John is told that there are seven kings or empires to be considered in world history and that “five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, it must remain for a little while. And the beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction.
At that point in history, the five fallen would have been Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece. The one existing would have been the Roman. The one to come would be the revival of the Roman, out of which the eighth and final empire, the worldwide kingdom of the Antichrist would arise.
If you insert the Ottoman Empire into this list, where does it fit? If it is the seventh, then its revival would be the eighth, and there is no place left for the final worldwide empire of the Antichrist. I suspect this is the reason that Richardson insists that the revival of the Ottoman Empire will be the final empire out of which the Antichrist will arise, and that it will not develop into a worldwide empire, as both Islamic and biblical prophesies specify. There just are not enough empires mentioned in Revelation 17 to include the Ottoman Empire, its resurrection, and its evolution into the final worldwide empire of the Antichrist.
Another problem with Richardson’s Ottoman Empire thesis is that he completely ignores the prophecy in Daniel 9:26 that says the Antichrist will arise out of the people who will destroy the Jewish Temple. It was the Romans who destroyed the Temple in 70 A.D. and it is from the Romans that the Antichrist must come. To me, it is just incredible that Richardson would totally ignore this prophecy.” (End quote)
I too would find it incredible if Richardson’s Ottoman Empire thesis ignored Daniel 9:26. My understanding is that it doesn’t. What it does is claim the destruction of the Temple was done by a group of people of Middle Eastern origin.
But what is incredible is that both Richardson and the man rebutting his thesis ignore Revelation 1:19 “Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.” All those “things” are either present or future tense. Also, Revelation 4:1, which states clearly that what John is about to be shown are “things that must be hereafter.” That word “hereafter” is again future tense, which means everything he is shown (with the exception of chapter twelve’s depiction of Jesus Christ’s birth and ascension, that falls into the category of “things which are”) takes place some time future to John’s experience on the Isle of Patmos. And that depiction of Christ’s birth and ascension is given in context of describing the Tribulation: another future event. So Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece are definitely not represented in John’s vision.
Do I think Joel and company have got it completely wrong? No! I think they may be confusing clues that identify the beast of Rev 13:11-18 (The False Prophet) with those that identify the Antichrist.
So the moral to the story is, by all means debate and disagree. But don’t go haranguing your brother for something you may be equally wrong about. Never forget, we all see through a glass darkly!
Now, here’s my take on Revelation 17:
After the words of Revelation 4:1 were spoken John is being shown the future. The beast of Revelation 17 is a symbolic depiction of an empire and its kings that begins at the point in time when the sixth king is reigning.
The seven heads have dual meanings. They are the seven mountains (some translations say hills) on which the woman sits. The woman represents the apostate Church of Rome that has turned away from the one true God to a panthion of demigod-saints, and changed the human mother of Jesus Christ into a goddess queen of heaven. Her headquarters is with the city of Rome that sits on seven hills. Don’t be misled by them creating Vatican city to cast a shadow over this prophecy. Biblical prophecy uses original names for peoples and places.
The seven kings are those of the Holy Roman Empire. But not just any of those kings. They are only those linked by a bloodline to the Greek Seleucid dynasty that produced the little horn, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the prototype Antichrist. They also share a common first name. The eighth king with that first name, will have a full name that equates to the number 666.
“This requires wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, because the number is that of a man, and his number is six hundred and sixty-six”. [Revelation 13:18]
Onomastics (also known as onomatology) is the study of names and their origins. According to this science, the name Charles means man. In fact Charles and man are interchangeable. It can also refer to attributes of the man, like stout. Recall Daniel’s description of the horn in Dan 7:20. So Revelation 13:18 could be interpreted as saying: This requires wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, because the number is that of a Charles, and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.
An expanded meaning of the name Charles is free man. This could be what is referred to in Revelation 13:1 as “the name of blasphemy“. And in II Thessalonians 2:3 as “The man of lawlessness“. These kings declaring by their name to be under no higher authority than themselves.
That explanation fits well with Nebuchadnezzar’s dream image of Daniel chapter two, that depicted a decline in ruling power, from Nebuchadnezzar’s absolute dictatorship, to subsequent empires in which the king’s power was subject to the law. Like Nebuchadnezzar, the Antichrist man will not be governed by the law of the empire he rules over.
Revelation 17:10 tells us five of the kings are fallen. Charles V, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire was the one spoken of here as the fifth fallen king. His significance, apart from his name, is that he was the last king to be crowned Holy Roman Emperor by a Pope. He also ruled over an empire that actually was worldwide (though not the whole earth). Subsequent emperors were not crowned by a Pope. Charles V reign from 1519 to 1556AD also coincided with the Protestant Reformation. A major blow to the Church of Rome and the Holy Roman Empire. And another reason why the prophecy begins with a reference to him.
The previous four kings were:
Charles IV (H.R.E) 1346/1349 – 1355AD. (Elected twice)
Charles III (The Fat) 881 – 888AD.
Charles II (The Bald) 875 – 877AD.
Charles I (Charlemagne) 800 – 814AD.
I believe it was the Reformation, which split the Roman Catholic Church and the empire/beast on which it rides that is the mortal wound to one of the beast’s seven heads. This split resulted in numerous wars. In 1534 the English Parliament passed The Act of Supremacy that separated England from the Catholic Church and Papal authority. It declared King Henry VIII to be the supreme head on earth of the Church of England. And that the English Crown shall enjoy “all honours, dignities, preeminences, jurisdictions, privileges, authorities, immunities, profits, and commodities to the said dignity”. What we see in that Act is the king and his successors assuming the roll of high priest. A thing that God forbade kings to do.
That wound was (metaphorically speaking) to the head of Charles VI. (“one is”) He was the first from that bloodline to ascend the throne of the Holy Roman Empire whom the Church of Rome did not crown. He reigned during a time when the Reformation wound was killing the beast. His reign also coincided with the beginning of Britain’s rise as a world empire. These were the significant issues during his reign that caused the Revelation to focus on him as the king at the point in time when the vision begins.
Those who espouse the idea that it will be a literal mortal wound to the head of the Antichrist man, who will then be raised from the dead by the power of Satan, are not basing that on any scriptural evidence of Satan possessing the power to raise the dead. Nor can they reconcile that idea with Hebrews 9:27 “And it is appointed for men to die once, and after this the judgment.”
Some say that Satan will possess and reanimate him like some sort of zombie. They haven’t paid close enough attention to Revelation 16:13 that says: “I saw three unclean spirits, like frogs, come out of the mouth of the dragon, and the mouth of the beast, and the mouth of the false prophet”. Satan a.k.a the dragon is seen there to be a separate entity from the beast/Antichrist, so he can’t also possess him.
The fact that none of the Bible translations support a literal mortal wound, begs the question why that idea ever became popular. They use the words “as it were wounded to death” or “appeared to be fatally wounded” or “seemed to have had a fatal wound” etc. If the writer wanted us to understand him to mean the man is dead, why wouldn’t he simply say so?
Some insist that Zechariah 11:17 is confirmation of him being mortally wounded. That is clearly not the case. The passage says: “Woe to the idol shepherd who leaves the flock. A sword shall strike his arm, and his right eye. His arm shall be withered, and his right eye shall be utterly blinded.” There is absolutely no justification for claiming that passage to mean the idol shepherd is mortally wounded (killed).
Charles VII (“the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must remain a short time.”) Reigned from 1742 to only 1745AD, and for most of that short reign he lived in exile, his territories having been invaded by the Austrians. He managed to win back Munich in October 1744AD, but died three months later. He was the last king with the name Charles to reign as emperor. The Holy Roman Empire finally succumbed to its wound in 1806AD as a result of the Napoleonic wars. We now watch as it is revived, and await the Emperor Charles VIII.
The throne of the Holy Roman Empire was not automatically passed from father to son. The emperor was elected to the throne by the various Prince Electors who were members of the Electoral College of The Holy Roman Empire. That at first having the function of electing the King of the Romans. Later, from the middle 16th century onwards, they directly elected the Holy Roman Emperor.
There were a few changes to the composition of that Electoral College during the centuries since its formation. It began with seven princes, increased to nine, then dropped to six. But in 1803 electorates were created for the Duke of Württemberg, the Margrave of Baden, the Ladgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and the Duke of Salzburg, bringing the total number of prince electors to ten. None of these ten electors had oportunity to cast votes because the Holy Roman Empire was abolished in 1806.
“And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings, who have not yet received a kingdom, but will receive power as kings one hour with the beast.” [Revelation 17:12]
If the European Union decided to recreate the title of Emperor. Would they be able to recreate the traditional Electoral College necessary for his election? Do the necessary royal households exist within its boundaries? The answer to both those questions is yes.
Britain Queen Elizabeth II
Belgium King Philippe
Denmark Queen Margrethe II
Liechtenstein Prince Hans-Adam II
Luxembourg Henri, Grand Duke
Monaco Prince Albert II
Netherlands King Willem-Alexander
Norway King Harald V
Spain King Juan Carlos I
Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf
If you think the EU would never abandon democracy in favour of autocracy, I’m sure there were many who thought that same way back in the days when Rome was still a republic.
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