European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell suggested Israel should be grateful that the EU Parliament is taking the time to discuss what it calls the “deterioration of democracy” in the Jewish state. It shows that Europe has a special care for what happens in and to Israel, Borrell insisted.
But is it really “tough love,” as Borrell claimed, or is it scheming with nefarious intent?
First of all, it’s a bit hypocritical. Europe’s own shaky history with democracy has sparked some of the bloodiest armed conflicts ever. So a bit of humility might be in order.
Second, who is Europe to tell Israel what kind of government it must have? And if it is so greatly concerned over its partner states being democratic, then why isn’t the EU Parliament holding a similarly urgent session to discuss Iran’s phony democracy? Or the autocratic regime of its partners in Beijing?
No, it’s only Israel, as usual, that is singled out for such “concern.” Because, as Borrell insisted, they really, really care.
For the Bible-believer, it raises the question, how will Europe and the world at large react when Messiah touches down in Jerusalem and establishes monarchical rule, not only over Israel, but the entire globe?
In this way perhaps we see Europe (and the international community it represents) not so much concerned with Israel for Israel’s sake, but rather because it seeks, even if subconsciously, to mold Israel to its image in opposition to the Lord’s plans.
This isn’t to say democracy is bad, or that it isn’t the best form of government for Israel at the present time. But it’s not sacred. And anyone who holds to it like some kind of sacred cow is going to find themselves in woeful opposition to Israel’s true absolute ruler when He comes.
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