Technocracy: They asked for public comment. The overwhelming majority said to stuff it. In defiance of public sentiment, the response is “the European Commission will need to step up their efforts to better explain to its population how a digital euro works, to demystify some beliefs, and perhaps to show the benefits of a digital euro.” ⁃ TN Editor
The European Commission will close a public consultation on the digital euro on Tuesday (June 14), after feedback from EU citizens indicated that a central bank digital currency (CBDC) may not be as welcomed as regulators had hoped for.
A day before closing the consultation, regulators received 16,299 responses, with 98% from EU citizens, and just 0.3% from companies or 0.03% from businesses associations. The overwhelming majority of comments from EU citizens opposed the adoption of a digital euro. Many respondents argued that with a CBDC, citizens would lose privacy in their transactions and the government would have more control over their finances and eventually over their lives.
Other respondents questioned the need for additional digital money when private companies and banks are already offering digital alternatives. The risk of “printing” digital money and causing more inflation was also mentioned in some responses.
Some of the few associations that replied to the consultation showed a more positive view of the project but requested more information to have a better understanding of the CBDC.
The consultation offered valuable information, but the data should still be analyzed with caution. While the majority of respondents have a negative view of the digital euro, there were only 16,266 respondents, out of 450 million citizens in the European Union. Additionally, many of the respondents were “anonymous,” and some of the responses contained almost identical sentences, which could indicate that not all the responses came from genuine European (or non-European) citizens.
But one thing is clear: the European Commission will need to step up their efforts to better explain to its population how a digital euro works, to demystify some beliefs, and perhaps to show the benefits of a digital euro. Read More …
Opinion: There is another thing that is clear, neither the European Commission nor the European Central Bank (ECB) or the general population of Europe, will be able to stop Bible prophecy from being fulfilled.
“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16-17
Revelation 13:16-17 happens at the mid-way point of the 7 year tribulation, meaning that even if the rapture were to happen today, the mark is at least 3.5 years away. But what if there is a gap of time, to which the Bible does not confirm or deny, between the rapture of the church and the beginning of the tribulation?
Post Rapture – Pre-Tribulation?
A lot of prophecy has to happen before Antichrist ‘confirms’ a peace between Israel and her neighbors, an event that most dispensational Bible teachers believe begins the tribulation as foretold in Daniel 9:27.
- How can there be a peace treaty confirmed between Israel and her Edomite neighbors until Psalm 83:1-8, a 10 nation Arab alliance, attacks Israel and is defeated?
- How can there be a peace treaty confirmed before the Ezekiel 38-39 (Gog Magog), Russian-led alliance is defeated – bringing God’s people back to Covenant relationship (Ezekiel 39:22) and a divine calling to return to the land leaving ‘none behind’ (Ez. 29:28), in preparation for the tribulation to come.
Consider the recent chaos that engulfed the world news when Russia invaded Ukraine, or the anger that has dominated headlines with the fall of Roe v. Wade. Now imagine the pandemonium that will follow when millions of Christians disappear in an instant.
If only 1% of Christians are raptured, that would mean 24,000,000 million souls will vanish.
Robert Congdon, “An Appointment with God” After the rapture, Antichrist is revealed (2 Thess. 2:5-9; Rev. 6:2) but there is no Scripture that says he will confirm the seven year covenant immediately (Daniel 9:27):
“Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering …”
In theory, the most likely scenario is a gap of time between the rapture and the tribulation when the AC will be a conquering hero, being the first to confirm a peace out of a 4000 year old blood feud between Jacob and Esau.
At the midway point of the tribulation (3.5 years), the conquering hero will become the most evil man who ever lived. John the revelator called him the Beast (Rev. 13:1).