I will attempt to address this issue of Babylon.
Let me first preface this by saying I am neither a bible scholar or pretend to know the end from the beginning.
So I am always open to correction; constructive and non-alike.
For years I have tried to plug in current events to the prophetic scripture, and have found that 9 out of 10 times it does not work. There are so many
nutcases out there doing this very thing causing much confusion, so as to lead a lot of truly seeking folk astray from what really matters, and that
is a relationship with the living God.
Babylon is spoken of only second to Jerusalem. It was located in Iraq. It was the commerce capital of the world, and also the capital of all false
religion, heathenism/paganism worship. I feel this is very important as one looks to understand the validity of Babylon today. One other thing I want
to say about this woman is that she was actually land locked.
I could say a lot more, but I'll try to get to the point with hopefully few rabbit trails.
The 17th and 18th chapters of revelation deal with the end of Babylon. It seems to separate the commercial side, and the religious side. I do not have
time to go into any detail , but google is an awesome tool when searching for all the scriptures pertaining to the matter at hand. Don't be lazy. Whip
out your prophetic shovel and start digging.
I will say this much. The description off the fall of Babylon in Rev. 18 has some striking similarities to modern America.
The merchants of the sea mourned as they stood from afar and saw the smoke of her burning
Because Babylon was land locked, it would be hard for sailors to actually see the smoke per say.
However, it would be quite easy off both of our coasts( I am American)
One of the most compelling clues is at the end of the description of her contributions to the world. It states "And the bodies and souls of
men.......Is this referring to Americas part in the slave trade? or the devastation her evil influence had on the people her utter worldliness sucked
Well, hopefully this will get the wheels a spinnin'. I am not a writer, and have a screamin' case of not just add, but abcdefg...........and z. So
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