We here at AD have been remiss, as we missed the big news of the 21stanniversary of Germany’s Reunification! Of course, that could be a sign—a sign that it isn’t really that big a deal. There were no parades of proud military might and pomp. There were no bombastic speeches about a reunited Germany coming of age and ready to take her rightful place among the great nations of the world. No, there were cautiously optimistic speeches about “we’ve come a long way but there’s still a long way to go”.
HWA “prophesied” for a great many years that Germany would reunite and then lead a united Europe to start the Great Tribulation and destroy the US, UK, and a few Mid East countries. Was he right? Well, he was right about German reunification, though most political analysts saw it coming, too. So, not particularly impressive—except that he was talking about it since shortly after the end of WWII (after his statement that “biblical prophecy shows that Hitler must be thevictor in his Russian campaign! He will defeat Russia and then be free to move his entire forces to the West!” failed utterly). So, he started fear-mongering 44yrs before it happened…and it happened a mere three years after he died! Yes, very ironically impressive.
Very impressive that he kept going on about it, saying, as always, “in the next 7-10yrs”; and kept on about it after the 1975 in Prophecy debacle. When someone keeps saying “it looks likely that the end will be here in the next 7-10 short years” for 40yrs, then the…shall we say gravitas…of their pronouncements loses a bit of its punch.
As for leading a united Europe on the war-path, eh, not so much—and by “not so much” I mean not even a little bit. The Eurozone is on such shaky financial ground it might not survive the winter. I know, I know…this is the crisis Europe needs to truly unify and take as guardian and high protector their strongest economy, Germany. We’ll see about that. True, there are many throughout the world saying the Eurozone is failing precisely because they have no strong central power structure and that if they want to survive then they need to get one. Noted. But thus far we have not seen “Europe tied to a newly unified, resurgent Germany” as Gerald Flurry yelled about oh so many years ago.
Seriously. Dude. HWA said all this stuff was going to happen for 40+yrs. And to date, only one thing has happened in the 24yrs since his death—and that wasn’t anything any good political analyst couldn’t have seen coming. So before everyone starts saying “oh, he saw this coming 70yrs ago!”, think a minute: is 70yrs of inaccuracy really a win? Is 70yrs of “it’s just around the corner” really piercing prophetic vision?
In conclusion: Happy (re)Birthday, Germany! May the fine Philosophical, Engineering, Scientific, and Artistic accomplishments of your past continue to flourish!