Babylon the Great

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Father Jim

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Babylon the Great

Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Better translated...
"Islam, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Jihadist and abominations of the Earth."

In the NT Babylon can only mean a few things. Literal Babylon, confusion, or false religion.

The word 'great' means large. The term "Babylon the Great" simply implies A LARGE FALSE RELIGION.

Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters... So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

John is taken by the Spirit into the wilderness which is better translated 'the desert', to be shown the judgment of the great whore.

The Desert is where Mecca and Medina reside. Many interpreters speculate this woman is Rome, but Rome doesn't reside in the desert. Some speculate she is "the apostate Church," but there is NO credible evidence that any church or conglomeration of churches would commit "the abominations of the earth."

Islam has been called "the desert religion." The birthplace of Babylon the Great and the Whore of Babylon is in the desert of Arabia a place called Mecca and Medina.

The woman "sits upon" the 7 headed 10 horned beast. The words "sit upon" mean to occupy. This indicates that the woman's false religion occupies and is the dominate religion of the seven headed ten horned empire of this beast. The woman represents Islam or "Babylon the Great," and her jihadist sects are who commit the abominations of the earth.

This beast is a complete end-time entity. It is not a progression of world empires.

Consider this...
How can these heads and horns be past ANCIENT Empires when, have received no kingdom as yet, and how can they, receive power as kings one hour with the beast, and how can they, have one mind and give their power and strength unto the beast, HOW CAN THEY, make war with the Lamb and the Lamb overcome them, ...IF most of them existed in the distant past?

Islam gave birth to Islam's jihadist sects. She is the "mother of harlots. What more could a harlot do for her offspring than promise it's fanatical adherents a mansion in paradise with as many as 72 bedrooms and 72 virgins for filling her cup? The number of bedrooms and virgins they get is dependent upon the magnitude of the abomination they commit. The Islamic whore will terrorize the world into submission using some of the most horrific means available to man today and will hurl the planet into tribulation. There are about 60 Islamic Jihadist sects in the world full of fanatical followers willing to become 'martyrs' and sacrifice themselves for sexual gain in paradise. This is no joke, it's real and the teaching is found in the Hadiths. That's they called THE WHORE OF BABYLON AKA Babylon's little harlots!

Vines says about the usage of the word mystery in Revelation 17:5...
(g) the spirit of disobedience to God, 2Th 2:7; Rev 17:5, 7; cp. Eph 2:2.

Conclusion
Babylon the Great represents a large false religion, i.e., ISLAM, and the harlot - worldwide terrorism.
 

Davy

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Nah... the Babylon Harlot of Revelation 17 does NOT represent Islam.

The Babylon Harlot of Revelation 17, the "great whore" and "woman" of that chapter, is a "great city", NOT a religious system, nor a people.

Rev 17:18
18 And
the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
KJV



That Babylon Harlot, a "great city" for the end of this world, will be JERUSALEM fallen into IDOL worship, AGAIN.