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‘Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot (america) who sits on many waters (seas), with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication (the rest of the world is doing it with her/america), and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication (coca cola/mcdonalds/movies/music/computers/the whole culture?).’” Revelation 17:5 goes on to say, “And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT (statue of liberty?), THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Who is this “whore of Babylon” and what is “mystery Babylon”? Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Revelation 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city (New-York), which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
reply to post by POPUP2000
Did you read the quotes in green and orange in the OP? They demonstrate some of the many parallels between Jerusalem and Babylon.
Originally posted by Lazarus Short
At the time the NT was written, it (prophetic Babylon) was a mystery. The literal city still existed, well it still exists, but as a ruin. The mystery lay, at that time, in how an entity called "Babylon" could be anything other than the city of Babylon in Mesopotamia. With the appearance of the Babylonian Talmud, the mystery is resolved, and now we know what Mystery Babylon is - it is a system of beliefs and ways of living that are contrary to God. I note that the Talmud, what of it I have read, says little of the God of the Bible, and much about Molech. When we become aware of another important edition of the Talmud - the Jerusalem Talmud - we make the connection fully.
I recall, from my days as a "card-carrying" Seventh-Day Adventist, that the SDA church does two things:
1. It identifies Rome as the great whore or Mystery Babylon.
2. It supports (perhaps covertly) Judaism and Zionism.
An Adventist friend told me that the SDA church is considered to be a Jewish cult in Zionist-Occupied Palestine.
How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. -Revelation 18:7
No, the "whore' of Babylon is pagan worship. Idolatry in the Bible is often referred to as fornication with a prostitute. (figuratively) The "whore" is any kind of false worship, and the mystery religions all began in Nimrod's Babylon and deal with him, Tammuz and his mother.
No, the Bible could also effectively be called: "The Tale of Two Cities". Jerusalem, the City of God, and Babylon, the city of man. God rebukes and chastises Israel and Jerusalem, but He also says He does that to those He loves.
Babylon equals Satan and that is why all the blood of the righteous is upon him , Jerusalem and more precisely Mount Zion belongs to God and God alone . He will be back real soon to claim it for ever more .