Is it time to dump Javier?

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Borrell Confirmed as High Representative

Contrary to what some of us expected, Borrell passed the hearing to become EU High Representative with flying colors. His confirmation as High Representative put a damper on the idea that another Spaniard, Javier Solana, would take the helm instead.

Solana replacing Borrell wasn’t terribly unrealistic either, as the senior editor of Euractiv, a major EU newspaper, urged us to be optimistic. He said on Twitter to hope for another great Spaniard, such as Javier Solana, to come to the fore instead of Borrell. Borrell was hampered by various scandals, making the Spanish government panic that he might not pass his hearing.

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According to the main video of this website, and the topical index, Javier Solana has fulfilled three specific prophecies about the Antichrist. If he is not the Antichrist, these events would have to be relegated to chance, as they cannot apply to anyone else.

This is also proof that the prophecies are not vague. They are so specific that the prophecy excludes literally everyone else. In order to get the full force of this, I recommend that you read the three articles on the prophecies he has fulfilled, which argue the point in specific detail.

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Borrell the Antichrist?

Now that Borrell is confirmed as High Rep, wouldn’t it be easy enough to simply dump Javier, chalking it up to a case of very bad luck?

On the surface, this might sound plausible. Josep Borrell wants the EU to spend on defense (Dan 11:38), deploy troops (Rev. 17:16-17), and will oversee the confirmation of the EU’s next 7-year covenant with Israel. (Dan. 9:27)

Furthermore, the political situation in Israel may allow us an open door for the EU to finally ratify a protection treaty with them (Isa. 28:15). Finally, the space race to cover the globe with satellite internet shows that the fulfillment of the great commission is coming very soon (Matt 24:14). As a result, it would be easy enough to say that Borrell is the best Antichrist candidate, and that Solana has had his day.

But is it so easy?

As I will show below using the topical index, if we abandon Javier Solana, we essentially divide by zero and cause the universe to explode. Well, maybe not that intense, but it creates a very frustrating a fortiori argument for Solana. As we will see, the Solana-theory is terribly frustrating yet terribly tenacious at the same time. Again, I suggest reading the three articles under the header “the Antichrist’s rise to power,” before continuing. Click here to get a link to all three articles.

The Borrell-Antichrist Scenario

Below, I will outline what the topical index would look like if Borrell is the Antichrist. This assumes that Borrell stays on, and the High Representative eventually gets leadership over the EU’s new defense fund. (This issue is still pending, so checkout that article for more information)

End Times Roman Empire

End Times Roman Empire (STILL GOOD)

European Union: A Roman Kingdom (STILL GOOD)

The EU Exists at the Right Time in History (STILL GOOD)

The EU is Daniel’s Divided Kingdom (STILL GOOD)

The Antichrist’s Military Base is in Western Europe (STILL GOOD)

Ten Kings from Western Europe (BAD LUCK; NEED ANOTHER FOR BORRELL)

Antichrist’s Rise to Power

The Little Horn: Rise of the Antichrist (BAD LUCK; BORRELL MUST DO IN FUTURE)

Antichrist Puts Down Three Kings (BAD LUCK; BORRELL MUST DO IN FUTURE)

Ten Kings Give Up Power (BAD LUCK; BORRELL MUST DO IN FUTURE)

Prophecies in Progress

The Antichrist and the God of Fortresses (PLAUSIBLE)

Does Revelation Predict a European Army? (PLAUSIBLE)

The EU’s 7-Year Contract with Israel (STILL GOOD)


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Solana-Antichrist Scenario

Let us now try the scenario where Borrell goes home for some reason, and Solana is put in place as a backup commissioner. This also assumes that Solana is given leadership over the EU’s new defense fund.

Now our topical index looks something like this.

End Times Roman Empire

End Times Roman Empire (STILL GOOD)

European Union: A Roman Kingdom (STILL GOOD)

The EU Exists at the Right Time in History (STILL GOOD)

The EU is Daniel’s Divided Kingdom (STILL GOOD)

The Antichrist’s Military Base is in Western Europe (STILL GOOD)

Ten Kings from Western Europe (STILL GOOD)

Antichrist’s Rise to Power

The Little Horn: Rise of the Antichrist (STILL GOOD)

Antichrist Puts Down Three Kings (STILL GOOD)

Ten Kings Give Up Power (STILL GOOD)

Prophecies in Progress

The Antichrist and the God of Fortresses (STILL GOOD)

Does Revelation Predict a European Army? (STILL GOOD)

The EU’s 7-Year Contract with Israel (STILL GOOD)

As you can see, the Solana scenario has much better theoretical elegance. By “elegance” I mean the simplest theory that accounts for all the facts without pushing or straining.

For example, our “Borrell Scenario” involves throwing out four fulfilled prophecies to accommodate him. Whereas in the Solana scenario, we don’t have to throw out anything. But we do have to stretch a little, and say that Solana will replace Borrell for some reason. As a result, both involve stretching, but the Solana theory stretches the facts the least.

Furthermore, notice how I put “still good” after all three “prophecies in progress” under the Solana header. This is in contrast to Borrell, where 2/3 of the prophecies in progress are marked as only “plausible.” I do this because Solana’s ascension to any role that would fulfill even one prophecy would effectively vindicate him as the Antichrist. This would show strong evidence that the others would happen as well. We don’t have the same such assurance with Borrell.


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General EU Scenario

Of course there is a third option, where we simply view all of these things as frameworks for the coming Antichrist, and not the fulfillment of prophecies themselves. This causes more problems than it would seem, as I will show below.

End Times Roman Empire

End Times Roman Empire (STILL GOOD)

European Union: A Roman Kingdom (STILL GOOD)

The EU Exists at the Right Time in History (STILL GOOD)

The EU is Daniel’s Divided Kingdom (STILL GOOD)

The Antichrist’s Military Base is in Western Europe (STILL GOOD)

Ten Kings from Western Europe (BAD LUCK; STILL FUTURE)

Antichrist’s Rise to Power

The Little Horn: Rise of the Antichrist (BAD LUCK; STILL FUTURE)

Antichrist Puts Down Three Kings (BAD LUCK; STILL FUTURE)

Ten Kings Give Up Power (BAD LUCK; STILL FUTURE)

Prophecies in Progress

The Antichrist and the God of Fortresses (PLAUSIBLE; BUT WHO?)

Does Revelation Predict a European Army? (PLAUSIBLE; BUT WHO?)

The EU’s 7-Year Contract with Israel (STILL GOOD; BUT WHO?)

First, this theory is weaker because it is much less specific in the predictions it makes. This means that it is less falsifiable or testable.

But that is not its deepest problem. Notice that the prophecy about the 7-year covenant is still good, but four are bad luck. But if four prophecies are bad luck, then surely just one of them is!!!

Therefore, if four whole prophecies turned out to be bad luck, we have even less reason to think that the 7-year covenant has any value. But the 7-year covenant likely does have value, which brings us back to square one with the Solana rise-to-power prophecies.

This is the part where we divide by 0 and the universe explodes. This is called an “a fortiori” argument. It means “by the stronger argument.”

From a standpoint of good theories, I am sticking with the Solana theory, since it involves only one awkward fact, instead of four. But there is an even greater reason I am doing so.

Against All Odds

Whenever God is about to fulfill a prophecy or make good on a promise, he sometimes makes it seem utterly hopeless immediately prior to its fulfillment. Think of Abraham having a child, the Israelites stuck against the Red Sea, the death of Jesus, etc. Furthermore, prophecy is full of radical comebacks. The resurrection of Jesus, the rebirth of the Roman Empire, the rebirth of Israel, the rebuilding of the temple, and maybe, just maybe, the comeback of Solana.

Most of the time, if something looks against all odds, it really is. But in some cases, against all odds means that God is about to vindicate himself.

Furthermore, age is no problem for God. Abraham was very old before having his child. Therefore, Solana’s age doesn’t necessarily deter us.

If this is true, Javier must comeback prior to the beginning of the 7-year covenant in 2021 (Dan. 9:27). He must lead the European defense fund (Dan. 11:38) and eventually be given control of pan-European military forces (Rev. 17:16-17)

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What If Borrell Stays Home?

There are some reasons to believe that Borrell might stay home as foreign minister of Spain. First, Borrell did not want to become High Representative. He was open to being an EU commissioner, but didn’t want to be High Representative. He was forced into that situation for domestic political reasons.

You see, Borrell was very much against the Catalonian separatists. He was even dubbed the “black beast” of the independence movement. As a result, the Prime Minister of Spain was trying to please some of the pro-independence groups in parliament by sending Borrell to Europe. Not that he didn’t like Borrell. However, he needed the support of the pro-independence left-wing parties to pass legislation.

But that’s all water under the bridge, and elections have been called for the second time this year. Sanchez is taking a very hard line on the pro-independence groups, to get more votes for the socialists. Furthermore, until Sanchez forms a coalition, he cannot appoint a new foreign minister. Until then, the portfolio has to be assigned to an existing cabinet member. Yet foreign minister is a very heavy role, and one that Borrell might even prefer.

As a result, Borrell has pledged to stay on as foreign minister through the end of October, when the EU commission was supposed to take office. It would be possible if he stayed on as foreign minister indefinitely, “for the good of Spain.” At the very least, the travel could prove too much for him if he did take the position.

As of right now, it seems he intends on going. He has already started appointing people for his staff. Nevertheless, he’s not a young man. And the likelihood of him having to stay home for some reason is higher. This applies to Solana too. However, Solana could be a good replacement.

A Personal Note

This Javier thing should have died in 2010. Yet it clings on ever so tenaciously. It might be easy enough to abandon the theory. However, the High Representative turned out to be a Spaniard, of all people. And a Spaniard that has many similarities to Solana at that.

I peer longingly into the deep starry sky, waiting for our Lord to return. Yet something tells me that this longing is something I share with you all, at a very deep level. As you all know, this is a very frustrating, anxiety-provoking and lately, depressing process.

I’d love to hear any feedback, (agreeing or disagreeing!) or any other insights anyone has on this whole Javier situation.

Photo credits:

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Josep Borrell

Javier Solana

Pedro Sanchez

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