WHO IS BABYLON THE GREAT?
LET THE SCRIPTURE SPEAK
(Document Prepared Last Quarter 2000)
- STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
- BIBLICAL FOUNDATION & FRAMEWORK
- LINKS & STRUCTURE
- EXPLANATION OF SCRIPTURES
- COMPOSITE EXPLANATION
- THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS : CATHOLIC DOGMA
- WOMAN SITTING ON A SCARLET COLOURED BEAST : WHO & WHAT IS THE BEAST?
- THE MYSTERY IS REVEALED
- WHAT ARE THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THIS UNDERSTANDING TODAY?
- TRUE CHRISTIANS, BEWARE!
- WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
- To be forewarned (knowledge of the harlot system) is to be forearmed.
- Gather as much understanding on this subject that you can – your life and that of your family may well depend on it! Especially when the mark of the beast becomes mandatory. There is now a world-wide banking initiative to adopt the EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) standard, for the introduction of the ‘Smart Card’ – with a global deadline set for December 2005. The ‘Smart Card’ technology precludes the necessity for cash. Please note: the ‘Smart Card’ per se’ is not the mark of the beast – but, is the electronic precursor necessary for the implementation of the mark!
- Form like-minded groups for intercessory prayer. Pray against the powers and principalities – pray for another reformation.
“Come out of her my people…” (Rev 18:4)Upon reading this scripture two questions come to mind. Who is ‘her’? And why should ‘His people come out from her’? John gives us a clue in Rev 17:5 saying that, “She is Babylon The Great, The Mother of Harlots and of The Abominations of the Earth.” What does this mean, and what is the relevance of this scripture for Christians today? As already mentioned this document is a bible based interpretation of certain scripture in the book of Revelation pertaining to Babylon The Great, it’s structures, doctrines and agendas.
“And Great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of wine of the fierceness of His wrath!” (Rev 16:19)It is extremely clear from this statement that God Almighty hates this Babylon with vengeance! Surely, if we are wise stewards of the word, it is incumbent upon us to establish the identity of this Babylon – for the safety of all the saints. Throughout the passage of time, the enigma of ‘Mystery Babylon’ has assailed the minds of men. Interpretations proffered, range from the original city of Babylon (Baghdad) to the United States of America. Surely it is to the scriptures we must turn and diligently examine them for clues… Rev 16:19 links The Great City irrevocably to Great Babylon. Rev 17:18 links The Woman to The Great City.
Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And Great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of wine of the fierceness of His wrath. (Rev 16:19) And the woman whom you saw is the great city which reigns over the kings of the earth. (Rev 17:18) And on her forehead a name was written: “Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother of Harlots and of The Abominations of The Earth”. (Rev 17:5)There is a linkage within these scriptures which is immediately apparent: Rev 17: 5 links Mystery Babylon to The Harlot.
FrameworkThe following chart is a graphic illustration of these links, and is further fractionated to illustrate the structure of this system.
“Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains (hills) on which the woman sits.” (Rev 17:9)
The MysteryExamined in closer detail: ‘Babylon The Great’ …is the mystery, and is a composite title ofGreat Babylon, The Woman, The Harlot, and The Great City.
City which reigns over the kings of the earth.” (Rev 17:18)
THANKS-GIVING: Pope John Paul II prays in Portugal at the shrine of our Lady in Fatima, whom he believes saved him from assassination
(‘Sunday Times’ Newspaper, Cape Town, South Africa – dd 9th July 2000) POPE WILL ENTRUST THE WORLD
The Great Harlot
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgement of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. (Rev 17:1-4)
In 1825, on the occasion of the Jubilee, Pope Leo XII struck a medal bearing on the one side his own image, and on the other, that of the church of Rome symbolised as a ‘Woman’; holding in her left hand a cross, and in her right hand a ‘cup’, with the legend around her: ‘Sedet Super Universum’ – ‘The whole world is her seat’.
lliot’s Horce, vol iv p 30)
The MassShod of all the misleading terminology, this so-called celebration is nothing more than the daily re crucifixion of Christ – over and over again; who in their right mind would want to celebrate (re-live) the crucifixion of Christ? Only Satan would want to do this – because when Jesus died he thought he had the ultimate victory? However, when Abba Father raised Jesus from the dead, he (Satan) was stunned! What is worse, the mass is a bloodless sacrifice!! The bible teaches without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin (Heb.9:22). Also, there is now no need for a priest, and for him to continually offer up sacrifices (Heb.10:11). Our lord Jesus said on the cross, “It is finished!” On a global basis there are approximately 200,000 masses celebrated daily!! What an affront to the completed work of Christ.
Marian WorshipThe worshipping, praying and interceding to Mary. The Roman Catholic church teaches that Mary the mother of Jesus was raised bodily into heaven; and that she was sinless, and she is now the queen of heaven – interceding to her son on our behalf. What rubbish!
TransubstantiationThis fancy long word means that our Lord Jesus is residing physically in the communion wafer and the wine is His actual blood. This amazing feat is accomplished by the priest – a sinful man (through the act of incantations and the making of the sign of the cross) commanding Jesus to come out of heaven and to materialise into the communion wafers; which are then eaten by the communicants. In other words, the people are eating and drinking the literal flesh and blood of Jesus! The dictionary defines flesh eaters as cannibals!
Major ErrorsPurgatory, praying for and to the dead.
pointed for man to die but once, and then to face the judgement.” (Heb 9:27)Salvation by works – the seven sacraments plus the making of saints and the intercession thereof. Plethora of statues and the worshipping of the same. Confessionals, rosaries, altars, candles, holy water, unmarried priesthood, vestal virgins (nuns) etc, etc. The dogma of the Roman Catholic church is nothing more that the machinations of wicked men and will ultimately lead it’s adherents irrevocably into the lake of fire!
HereticAs long as Canon 1 of The Council of Trent 1563 and ratified by the Vatican 11 Council 1963 – is in force, no true Protestant can sleep in peace. This law which is still applicable today states: “If any one shall deny that the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ and therefore entire Christ, are truly really and substantially contained in the sacraments of the most holy Eucharist; and say that he is only in it as a sign or a figure – let him be accursed! (damned!). In fact, if any one disagrees with the so called seven sacraments of the holy mother church they are termed a heretic.” And as such, by order of the Prefect of the Holy Office (Grand Inquisitor) they can be arrested (usually by the civil authority), all assets confiscated, painfully tortured and then put to death. The title of the Prefect of the Holy Office has been changed to ‘Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith’ and was headed by one cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. In the year 2005AD Ratzinger was elected Pope!!!! The use of the words: ‘Doctrine of Faith’ in this title has ominous repercussions to say the least! The authority of the Grand Inquisitor extends down to the local bishop. Saints, these laws have never been rescinded – BEWARE!
“I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet coloured beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns” (Rev 17:1-3)The scarlet coloured beast is a specific regional political system which the harlot controls. In addition, in her GeoReligeous capacity she has tremendous global influence! Understandably, this is a very in-depth subject and the purpose here is to give an overview. What is alarmingly clear from this statement, is that it is The Woman (The Vatican – Roman Catholic church) who rides, and therefore controls the beast.
The BeastThe beast is representative of two entities namely, a regionalised political system in the spirit of a revived Roman Empire. In other words, a Europe stretching from the Atlantic in the West, to the Urals in the East, from the Adriatic Sea in the South, to the Baltic Sea in the North; the Middle East, and the whole of Mediterranean North Africa. Taken together with the FTA (Free Trade Area) agreements it will be the world’s largest geographical trading block. The implications boggle the mind!! “And that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or name of the beast, or the number of his name!” (Rev13:17). The Empire in its final form will be demarcated into ten regions or kingdoms within the stated geographical area. These are the ten crowns which are atop of the beast. In Latin, these ten crowns are collectively called ‘deceviral’ meaning council of ten (young) men.
Ten Horns (Crowns)The beast is also the symbol of the collective political reality of the ten crowns, and as such, has a political personage as its visible head. It is to this latter day Roman Emperor that the ten give their allegiance, in addition, the false prophet (beast out of the land) orders the making of a animated statue of this ruler. This is the statue that the people of that geographical area will be required to (physically) come and worship. The rest of the world will worship via satellite link up.
Seven Heads‘The Seven Heads’ has two distinct meanings. The first: literally the seven hills of Rome. The second, seven successive rulers or Emperors at the time pertaining to the literal outworking of these events. In other words, our day, and not AD95/96 which was John’s day. It was explained to him that five had fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes he must continue a short time. And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. To understand this enigma we need to reverse the process: Number eight will be the final Emperor when this kingdom is at its zenith. Number eight is preceded by number seven. Number seven is only in his position for a short period, the reason being, prior to this number six was assassinated by dagger. At the time of his assassination, his deputy legally takes over his position and in so doing becomes number seven. John is told that five have fallen: and one is, therefore, the one that is – is himself number six. We are told elsewhere that number six is mortally wounded by dagger! However, surprise! surprise! number six comes back to life and takes over his kingdom again as the eighths ruler!! Taken in a modern context, the five that have fallen could be: Napoleon (France), Garibaldi (Italy), Kaizer (Germany) Mussolini (Italy), Hitler (Germany). The common denominator between these five is that they all saw themselves as latter day Roman Emperors, and they swore allegiance to the popes of their day. In our day, it now remains for number six: the beast, the son of perdition, the lawless one, to rise and take his position as the last Roman Emperor – in these, the days of CyberSpace!
The Great CityAs already alluded, The Great City and Great Babylon are one and the same entity: Rome! Therefore, according to Rev 16:18-19, at some future point in history Great Babylon is going to be subjected to the wrath of the fierceness of god. At this juncture, it behooves us to ask: What has Great Babylon done that she should be deserving of such severe divine retribution? The indictments of Rev 17:6 are precise! Yes, this Woman has the blood of millions upon her hands – millions from the past, and many, many, more millions from the coming inquisition! And through her harlotry has deceived many millions, hence, “She is the biggest customer for the souls of men.” (see Rev 18:13)
Vatican StateVatican City (State) fully meets the criteria of qualifying for the title of: The Great City and Mystery, Babylon The Great, Mother of Harlots and Earth’s Abominations. Vatican City is a fully fledged state within the national boundaries of the sovereign state of Italy. Mussolini signed the Lateran Treaty in 1929 (ratified 1984 – this process was done behind closed doors – the people of Italy had no say over the matter!), officially annexing ‘Vaticanus Mons’ (Vatican Hill) from the sovereign territory of the nation of Italy; and gave it to pope – in effect, the Roman Catholic church! Is it not strange, considering that many nations are at present in dispute with one another over borders; some resorting to go to war over these border issues! And yet, Italy is happy that the Vatican remain – in spite of the fact that Mussolini is long gone. More compelling evidence that we are on the right track. * One of Napoleon’s priorities upon becoming emperor was the papacy, he said: “The influence of Rome (papacy) is incalculable. It was a serious error to break with this power.” Napoleon realised that the papacy cannot be conquered by the sword. And that he would have to come to terms with it – in order to use it. *(The History of Europe and the Church, K W Stump).
“Here is a mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.” (Rev 17:9)Universally, Rome (Roma – Vaticanus) is known as ‘the eternal city’ upon seven hills. The Vatican, is at one and the same time a spiritual and political power. Political, because the Vatican is a fully fledged state within the United Nations. In addition to this, she has full accreditation with approximately 120 nations and has a highly experienced diplomatic corp. Whilst these two forces appear to be distinct in terms of their respective agendas, they are an amalgamation; and as such, their cohesiveness is attributed to the dominance of the spiritual over the temporal. In other words, the political is subordinate to the spiritual, and is the necessary vehicle used to fulfill the aspirations and objectives of the spiritual!
And the kings of the earth who committed fornication with her…” (Rev 18:9)
- “…behold, a great fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads…” (Rev 12:3)
- “So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old (Garden of Eden), called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world…” (Rev 12:9)
- “And the dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.” (Rev 13:2)
- “So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast…” (Rev 13:4) The Dragon is Satan!
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