Mystery Babylon

Mystery Babylon

Key Scriptures
Current Events
Babylon Links
Excerpts From The Prophecy Puzzle

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Modern Babylon (Iraq)

Key Scriptures

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Revelation 2:12-13 Further Study
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Note: Mystery Babylon of the future (Revelation 17) will be Apostate Religion - probably a union of world religions - which will give its power to Antichrist, and is thus seen as an adulterous woman (spiritually unfaithful to God) riding on the beast. It is not our intention to portray this woman as the Roman Catholic Church, but of non-believers from every denomination. Born-again believers from every church, including the Roman Catholic Church, will have been taken away at the Rapture, when Christ returns for His Bride, the true church. It is possible that a future Pope could lead this alliance, and that some of the extra-biblical doctrines of Catholicism could be involved in the imagry of Revelation 17.

Pope may declare Mary 'coredemptrix'
May, 1998 - This article by Tim Unsworth in The National Catholic Reporter suggests that Pope John Paul II, aging (77) and feeble, may want to exercise his "papal infallibility" by declaring that Mary is Coredemptrix. He states:
Such a move would be the first time since 1950, when the doctrine of the Assumption was promulgated, that a pope has exercised his power of infallibility. It would bring to five the number of Marian definitions since she was declared the Mother of God at the Council of Ephesus in 431.

Her perpetual virginity was declared at the third Council of Constantinople 250 years later, in 681. In 1854, the Church defined the Immaculate Conception. (Story no longer online)

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Babylon Links

Ancient Babylon Links
Babylonian Jewry
Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The
Babylon - Wikipedia

Mystery Babylon Links
The Two Babylons - by Alexander Hislop
A City On Seven Hills, one chapter of Dave Hunt's A Woman Rides the Beast
Articles From Lambert Dolphin's Library
Semiramis, Queen of Babylon
Easter or Ishtar?
The Tower of Babel
Nimrod, Mars, and The Marduk Connection
The Story of "The Great Harlot" In The Bible
Messages From The Ray Stedman Library
The Dragon Lady - Revelation 17
From Christian Classics Ethereal Library
The Antichrist - A.W. Pink
Alternate View- Literal Babylon Rebuilt and Reigning
Babylon: Why The Confusion?
Picture: Mystery Babylon - C 1996 - Walter

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Excerpts from The Prophecy Puzzle

(Revised after Saddam Hussein's death - Book no longer in print)

In Alexander Hislop's book, The Two Babylons, Nimrod is said to have been the great ringleader of the apostasy, whose death was an act of justice. (p. 63)

Tamuz, Osiris, and other mythical characters took their cue from the real-life person of Nimrod. These mythical characters were put to death for their rebellion, and they were mourned by the people. This apparently happened in the life of Nimrod, a real person. We see a first shadowing here of the concept that real characters in the Bible became the prototypes of the mythologies of the various nations later on.

On the acropolis at Pergamum there were temples to various gods. The most imposing of these was the Altar of Zeus on the lower level. It was considered one of the wonders of the ancient world. It was constructed of huge carved stones. Is very likely that this structure was the "throne of Satan."

This structure could be called Satan's throne because it was like a huge set of stairs going up to a seat at the top.

On the sides, all the way around this altar were carved figures of gigantic mythological characters with human torsos and snake-like bodies. Just to think about snakes makes people's skin crawl, but in the city of Pergamum, they actually worshipped serpents because Asclepius, who was symbolized by a serpent as the god of healing, was the patron god of the city. In the same way that cows are sacred in India, serpents were revered in Pergamum.

Iraq is the modern name for the same general area. In the early part of this millennium Saddam Hussein saw himself as the modern Nebuchadnezzar. All over Iraq there were billboards depicting Saddam Hussein with Nebuchadnezzar. Some of the billboards did the same with Saddam and Hammurabbi, the ancient Babylonian lawgiver.

As of February 1990, over sixty million bricks had been laid in the reconstruction of Nebuchadnezzar's fabled city. Sadam Hussein ignored the objections of archaeologists who consider it a crime to build over ancient ruins. On the exact site of ancient Babylon, he reconstructed the Southern Palace of Nebuchadnezzar, including the Procession Street, a Greek theater, many temples, what was once Nebuchadnezzar's throne room, and a half-scale model of the Ishtar Gate. (Charles Dyer, The Rise of Babylon, p. 27)

Revelation 17 is about Antichrist and a Great Harlot. Spiritual Babylon of the Future is seen as this Great Harlot. Spiritual unfaithfulness is a recurring theme in the Bible. (Exodus 34:15; Leviticus 20:1-6, Hosea 4:12, etc.) Babylon of the Future is a perversion of true worship as revealed in the Bible. It is therefore portrayed as a harlot, giving its power to Antichrist -- the Beast.

The seven-headed beast depicts the seven world empires which have been, or will be dominated by the Devil. The first five of seven heads stand for the five world empires which had already come and gone: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece. The "one which is" was the Roman Empire, and the "one which is to come," is a future world empire. There is a woman riding The Beast. She represents world religions. The beast is seen as the Antichrist of Chapter 13, energized by the Devil from Chapter 12.

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