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Does Scotland’s No Vote Fulfill Bible Prophesy?

Does yesterday’s No vote for Scottish independence fulfill Bible Prophesy? A lot of people are asking that. Don’t worry. Right now I am scouring the Book of Revelations looking for some clue that the Scotts would wuss out.

But first I got to say something about Bible prophesy in general. Most ameteurs think that the dangerous part of interpeting Bible prophesy is that you might be proven wrong.

No. We professionals cover that risk by ensconsing our interpetations behind weasely conditional words such as “if,” “might,” or “probably.” That way if we get specific and time goes by and what we predict does not come to pass, we can just point to those weasle words and say we’re not wrong. The conditions of our interpetation were wrong.

Even Bible prophesy itself has weasle words.

A lot of people wondered if John the Baptist fulfilled the prophesy that Elijah was going to come back. Jesus said to them, “For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come.” (Matthew 11:13)

See? If you are willing to accept it. So if we accept it, John the Baptist was Elijah. But if we don’t, then what, Jesus? It doesn’t say.

In fact, the exact time of the Second Coming is left up in the air according to Jesus. He said, “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.” (Matthew 24:36)

And then Jesus adds a condition to trigger the Second Coming that seems to depend on us! “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)

Now get ready. Because what I’m about to write will boggle your mind. I’m like theology’s Dr. Emmet Brown.

Bible prophesy can be cryptic at times, okay? Some might say it’s a tad apocalyptic. Perhaps there is some language in Scripture that could be taken to mean that Scotland would break away from the United Kingdom. But when I wrote this article earlier this week explicitly dealing with the subject, it somehow influenced Scotland’s voters and made that part of Scripture not be fulfilled by yesterday’s vote.

But if I hadn’t written that article, perhaps the vote would have been YES. So many people read the article, it could have influenced those historic events.

How could this be? Well, maybe some of Scotland’s Richard Dawkins types could not stand the thought the Bible be proven true so they commited voter fraud. They each voted NO to independence multiple times.

These are all just hypotheticals! Notice I’m adding an extra dose of weasle words! I don’t wan’t to be taken as a blasphemer of Scripture, so I’m not saying anything definitively.

Hey. If it’s God’s will that Scotland break away, it will happen.

It’s easy to imagine how. Maybe now the British will go back on the promises they made to Scotland. I mean, have they ever done that before? If the Brits betray Scotland, they’ll make all the gingers in Scotland mad. Gingers have anger problems.

That’s a biblical truth. Look at Jacob and Essau.

What does Scotland have to do with Armegeddon?

Back to the question we began with. Does yesterday’s No vote to Scottish independence fulfill Bible prophesy?

I think the answer might definetly be yes.

The story of human history is man’s desire to eat the fruit of his labor. That’s a theme of Holy Scripture for both the Old and New testiment. From page one to page 948 (the last page) the Bible holds up hard work as given by God and rewarded by him.

But today’s anti-Christian liberals hate hard work. All around the world, liberal governements promise people the opportunity to eat the fruit of someone else’s labor. Ironically, in the United Kingdom it’s the Labour party.

The NO vote in Scotland shows that globally, liberalism has reached a critical mass. To be Scottish, by definition, means to be so stingy that you barely eat your own fruit of your own labor for guilt of wasting food by eating it. So you would think that given the chance, the Scotts would avail themselves the opportunity to stop paying for London’s medical bills.

But they didn’t. There were enough people in Scotland who saw benefit from someone else paying for their bills, they voted to keep the gravy train running. It’s sad to see, but even America fell to that delusion. We reelected Barack Obama based on the promise of free birth control for all. We traded our freedom for a poison pill.

Liberalism is a delusion. (Or socialism, or whatever you want to call it. It’s governement replacing the Providence of God.) It cannot work. As UK Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher said, “The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples’ money.”

Concerning the endtimes and delusions Paul the Apostle prophesied:

The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

(2 Thessalonians 2:9–12 ESV) (emphasis mine)

So is the liberalism that Scotland fell to the strong delusion prophesied by the Bible? I say it’s possible that yes might answer that question correctly.

But anyways Bible prophesy is a confusing and complex topic. And so is politics on the British Isles. As you can see not being able to understand either did not stop me from commenting on the combination of the two. Thanks for reading!

Does Scottish Independence Fulfill Bible Prophesy?

Does the Scottish vote for independence fulfill Bible end-times prophecy? Some people think I may have jumped the shark asking this. Yea, I’m amazed at myself for asking this too.

Look, no one takes a more sardonic approach to eschatology than me. I love my Christian brothers, but sometimes they are too eager to believe that current events fulfill certain apocalyptic prophecies. I consider it my duty to make fun of those ideas… in love.

And so previously, when a Bible teacher would suggest that the European Union was the resurrection of the Roman Empire, I would scoff. “Pssh! The Roman Empire went as far north as Hadrian’s wall. Since Scotland is part of the EU, you’re wrong, sir. Wrong. WRONG!”

Then I would look for something to pound repeatedly as I yell “wrong!”

But today the Telegraph reported that the yes vote for Scottish independence is gaining ground. If Scotland votes to secede from the United Kingdom, and therefore the European Union, that would make Hadrian’s wall the EU’s northern boarder. Whoa!

Right now it occurred to me that the actual stone wall that makes Hardian’s wall may not lie coincidentally with the borders of modern day Scotland. I’m prepared for some Scottish or Roman history pedant to correct me.

But the remarkable point here is not the exact lines of the border. What’s remarkable is that the iron of the Roman Empire failed to conquer the fiery redheads of the third century highlands. And now the clay of the European Union may prove too brittle for the stingy highlanders of the 21st century to suffer.

Some people right now are like, “Huh, what do you mean clay of the European Union.”

What I’m talking about is Daniel’s prophetic interpretation of Nebucanezzar’s dream of the statue. In it he predicted a future empire with legs of iron and feet of clay that did not mix with the iron. He predicted Rome.

And what else could be brittle and weak as clay besides liberalism? The Roman Empire went soft with its bread and circus. The United Kingdom went soft with its Obamacare, or as they call it “NHS run amok.”

I don’t know if “run amok” is officially part of the title. But they never mention NHS without saying it’s run amok.

Look, the Scots have deep pockets. And short arms. They are fed up with paying for England’s chavs to have their genital warts removed. The scots say to themselves, “Oi! If the filthy Londoners would stop buying Burburry hats, they could pay to treat their own venereal diseases!”

And so they want independence. Who can blame them? The city of the Westminster catechism doesn’t want to pay to remove the genital warts of chavs!

Guys, I don’t even know if that’s the reason why Scotland wants independence. I’m just guessing. The thing is that the borders of the old Roman Empire coming back.

Right now some people are like, “Jimmy, if Scotland became independent, they would still try to join the EU.”

They might, but the EU wouldn’t let them. They don’t want to set a precedent. If Spain agreed to an independent Scotland, then all those little nations wanting to be like Andorra would try to secede. Denmark would lose Legoland!

Right now some people are like, “Jimmy, where does it say in the Bible that Scotland will break from the UK?”

It doesn’t. You guys aren’t understanding me. Listen.

In the book of Revelations it talks about Babylon. But the thing is that Babylon wasn’t around when the Book of Revelations was written. Babylon was used by early Christians as a code word for the Roman Empire.

But now the Roman Empire isn’t around anymore either. So how do some Christians explain the book of Revelations if neither Babylon nor the Roman Empire exists anymore?

They say the European Union is the Roman Empire revived.

Now that Scotland looks to break away, and the old boundaries of the Roman Empire reemerge, is that explanation believable? Not yet. Next the capital of the EU would need to move to Rome and North Africa would need to be conquered by the EU.

Oh, and Libyan warlords would need to weaponize elephants.