This thread is all about how Jerusalem is the Harlot of Revelation. Hopefully more experienced members will add their input.
I admit i used to think the vatican was the great harlot until an ATS member showed me that it was jerusalem.
Jesus said " "Today and tomorrow, and on the following [day], I must travel on, because it is not possible [for] a prophet to perish outside
Jerusalem. Jerusalem! Jerusalem! The [one] killing the prophets, and stoning those having been sent to her." Then, in Matthew 23:29-37, Jesus blasted
the Jews of His day for killing the prophets and the apostles. He declared that they are the children of their fathers who also killed the prophets.
Then in verse 32, Jesus said that they would complete the sin that their fathers started. But the most crucial evidence is found in verse 35, where
Jesus said, "upon you (i.e., the Jews of His day) may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on the earth." Then He said, "I tell you the
truth, all of these things will happen to you people who are living now. Jerusalem, Jerusalem! You kill the prophets and stone to death those who are
sent to you" (verse's 36-37). In both passages, Jesus told the Jews of His day that they were guilty of "all the righteous blood shed upon the
earth" (see also Acts 7:51-52). " (Luke 13:33)
" Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city—which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt—where also their Lord was
crucified." (revelation 11:8) Some might ask, "If the 'whore' is Jerusalem, how could the 'beast' be Nero Caesar, from Rome? Would not the
"beast" be someone who rules over Jerusalem? The answer is that Caesar DID rule over Jerusalem. The highest religious authorities in Jerusalem, and
all the Jews living in Jerusalem, even admitted that Caesar is their king (John 19:15).
Revelation 21:2, "And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." Why
else would there be a need for a new Jerusalem?
The 7 Mountains (Revelation 17:9) refer to Jerusalem, not Rome. The seven mountains upon which Jerusalem was built are Mount Zion, Mount Ophel, Mount
Moriah, Mount Bezetha, Mount Acra, Mount Gareb, and Mount Goath.
Several Old Testament prophets referred to Jerusalem as being a spiritual harlot and a mother of such harlotry (Isaiah 1:21; Jeremiah 2:20; Jeremiah
3:1–11; Ezekiel 16:1–43; Ezekiel 23, Galatians 4:25). Some of the these Old Testament prophecies as well as the warnings in the New Testament
concerning Jerusalem are in fact very close to the text concerning Babylon in Revelation, suggesting that John may well have actually been citing
those prophecies in his description of Babylon.
Many Biblical scholars and theologians point out that although Rome was the prevailing pagan power in the 1st century when the Book of Revelation was
written, the symbolism of the whore of Babylon refers not to an invading infidel of foreign power, but to an apostate false queen, a former "bride"
who has been unfaithful and who, even though she has been divorced and cast out because of unfaithfulness, continues to falsely claim to be the
"queen" of the spiritual realm. This symbolism did not fit the case of Rome at the time. Proponents of this view suggest that the
"seven mountains" in Rev 17:9 are the seven hills on which Jerusalem stands and the "fall of Babylon" in Rev 18 is the fall and destruction of
Jerusalem in 70 AD The dress of the whore of Babylon is similar to the Jerusalem High Priest (Exodus 28:6).
The Kingdom of Judah (Hebrew: יהודה Yehuda "praise God") was a kingdom of divided Israel. It is often referred to as the "Southern Kingdom"
to distinguish it from the "Northern Kingdom" of Israel. This kingdom, like its Northern counterpart, began with the Revolt of the Ten Tribes in
either 975 BC (per James Ussher) or 930 BC (per Edwin R. Thiele). It ended with the Fall of Jerusalem in either 588 BC (Ussher) or 586 BC
(Thiele). The Kingdom of Judah was a monarchy, inclusive only of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, over which the House of David enjoyed an unbroken
primacy before the Fall of Jerusalem.
Modern Day Israel was founded by Bankers, The Rothschilds. They are the bankers for the Vatican and most of the world.
With politicians in positions of power with dual citizenship across the world, Israel very well may be fornicating with the kings of the earth.
The United States constantly sends aid to Israel, Because of the dual citizenship holders in politics today.
Anyone who speaks out against Israel is considered an "Anti-Semite" and is hushed or silenced in some way.
Today Israel mocks Jesus in their media, and oppresses the Palestinians.
Modern Day Israel is not founded on the Kingdom of Judah, In fact the opposite.
Jesus is called the lion of the tribe of Judah, And the son of David.