The Modern Revival of an Evil Culture(Source thetrumpet.com) The European Commission is trying to revive interest in the culture of the Holy Roman Empire. In 2018, during the European Year of Cultural Heritage, over 6.2 million people took part in more than 11,700 organized events across 37 countries. By the end of 2019, Europe will have hosted thousands of such events. Europe is possibly seeing its largest cultural revival yet. But history and Bible prophecy show that there is a danger in reviving this culture—a danger that few people understand.
Just as in the lead-up to World War ii, the Holy Roman Empire is being celebrated today.
Last September, Aachen, Germany, hosted a weeklong celebration of the Aachen Cathedral, featuring its founder, Charlemagne. Brussels, under the direction of Austria, set up a mini-museum depicting European arts and featuring the crown of the Holy Roman Empire. Austria has continued that theme by celebrating the late Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian i with countless events in 2019.
These seemingly peaceful cultural celebrations are deceptive. The Bible talks about such an illusion. Notice what the Apostle Paul wrote: “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). Europe’s cultural revival may look beautiful on the outside, but don’t be deceived. History shows that the fruits of this empire are grotesque, and no matter how much the Holy Roman Empire tries to portray itself as beautiful, the fruits remain the same.
Evil can never produce good. As striking as the warning signs from this empire’s history are, Bible prophecy gives an even more striking warning. The Bible prophesied the rise of four world-ruling empires that precede the return of Christ to this Earth. The fourth empire is identified by historians as the Roman Empire.
This empire would experience 10 successive resurrections, the last seven of which would be led by the Roman Catholic Church. The final resurrection of this Holy Roman Empire will continue only a short space. Christ will return and put an end to its deceit—once and for all.