Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin recently told Izvestiya (a Russian newspaper) about his support for creating a new Eurasian Union.

If Putin gets his way, this new union will lead to the formation of a new supranational union that will remove travel, customs and economic barriers

According to Putin,

"We offer a model of a powerful supranational union, which would become a key player in the modern world and play a role of an effective link between Europe and the dynamic Asian and Pacific region"

To many people who follow Bible prophecy, this news is one more sign that we are rapidly approaching the rise of the Antichrist. In Daniel chapters 2 & 7, the Bible appears to say a union, or grouping, of kings/nations will form at the end of time. The Antichrist will gain standing within this group and eventually assume full control of it’s resources. In Daniel chapter 2, this grouping is referred to as the fourth great empire that will inhabit the Earth when Daniel interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.

While this new Eurasian Union might not lead to the fourth great empire, there can be no doubt about which direction the wind is blowing. The creation of new unions (usually in the name of economic growth) seems to be the “in” thing to do (it was only 1993 when the European Union was officially created) which means it is highly likely we’ll be hearing more news about countries coming together in the near future.

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