reply to post by toocoolnc
Well Op, I always hear people talking about mystery Babylon and saying it's this nation or that nation or this religion or that religion, but frankly
I don't think any of them know what they are talking about, because they always overlook the fact that mystery Babylon is said to rule over the whole
earth and lead the kings and nations of the world and all the people are part of her, therefore it can not be one city, nation or a group of nations,
one church or a group of churches. It's something much bigger deeper and insidious.
After, all it first says that she sits upon many waters. Then, the angel says the many waters represent peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.
How can an earthly city sit on all of that, well it can't, that is the mystery, it's not an earthly city, but a spiritual city, I would say it is what
we call civilization itself.
It's actually a system, one which goes back to Sumeria and Babylon; thus the reference to Babylon in it's very name, and one which rules all modern
nations, religions and organizations. It is the system of civilization and the pyramidal, hierarchical system of organization that all of them use;
one which of course has been shown throughout history to be very easy to corrupt.
It's the very spirit of civilization that has risen and wearing the mantels and banners of many peoples and nations has slowly and steadily marched
across the whole world, destroying earlier "primitive" hunter,herder gatherer cultures and assimilating or destroying there people, making all the
people of the earth drunk with her wine of fornication.
In fact, later revelations even goes so far as to say that all the nations of the earth have drunk her maddening wine, all the kings of the earth have
followed her and even all the merchants of the earth have grown rich from her excesses.
I would say that only points further to mystery Babylon being the system of civilization itself and the way that mankind organizes and rules the
world, politically, religiously and economically.
One thing that is interesting if you continue to read revelations is that this great system of mystery Babylon rules over the earth and no one can
stop it, until the beast itself comes and destroys her establishing it's kingdom. I would say that, that is when the structure of civilization we have
been using for thousands of years will be finally thrown away and new one established.
That is one of the reasons that people will be in awe of the beast and say who can make war with it, because when it arrives it will literally change
the entire political, religious and economic structures currently running the world and I would say that have run the world since Sumeria and
Now I know many may not agree with me on my interpretation, but I would say it fits the many descriptions of mystery Babylon better then, some idea of
it being a single city, nation or religion or even a small group of them. Of course it is all a matter of interpretation and speculation anyway.
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