Understanding the Origins of Ancient Babylon and It's Influence on the Church
We have been studying both in our Bible, and through various resources on the Internet on the roots of Ancient Babylon and how it has influenced and infiltrated the church even today into a false religious system that is slow gaining a rise to power in both politics and influence in religion. As we have been studying Revelation 17, we can now come to an understanding of why so many churches refrain from teaching on the Book of Revelation, based on what we can study and reveal in this sole chapter. Does it just make you want to research this further? It is what I highly encourage and recommend that you do, as well as open your Bible to see how they connect the seemingly innocent dots in the picture that is starting to be revealed here.
We know that God's whole purpose at this point is to levy judgment on this false religious system once and for all. It has been committing spiritual pornography with the world and the church and is represented by the woman, the beast and the waters found in Revelation 17. The only influence we should want to have in the world is simply for salvation and nothing else. We know that this false church will rise to assist the antichrist in his rise to power in the last days and will be an indulgent religious system that is also levying persecution against the true saints of the church.
This is an unholy church. We need to be extra careful where we allow our hearts, our minds and our feet to cross the threshold of church on Sundays. We need to ask ourselves these questions. Is the church your attending a Spirit-filled, Bible-believing, Jesus-exalting, sin-fearing church that is alive? Is it alive with the hope of reaching others for Jesus Christ? Does it address sin or simply make you feel good?
The church we are studying today is the origin of sin. That is what makes this church or religious system different. It begs us to answer a simple question really?
How can you conduct counseling in the church on marriage and parenting, if you aren't married or have children?
1 Timothy 4:1-3 ~ "Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teaching of demons, through the insincerity of liars who consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth."
Catholic doctrine is not founded on the Bible. Search for these things yourself. It has it roots in ancient Babylonian rituals, images and practices. Daniel says that this false religious system will answer the worlds cry for money and peace.
Revelation 13:16-18 ~ "Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of man, and his number is 666."
We know that there are three distinct images or symbols in Revelation 17, the woman, the beast she is riding, and the waters. We know the waters are the symbol for the sea of humanity, the woman is Europa and the beast is Zeus on the Euro coin, but why are these images on the Euro coin? Most will simply say that these are just part of Greek mythology, but look into the roots.
What is the connection? A woman rides the beast. Do you have any idea about the origin of Cupid, that cute symbol for Valentine's Day. This image is on a stamp along with the image of the woman and the beast riding over the waters, along with a dolphin.
We have learned in our previous studies that this little chubby angelic being with a bow and arrow is the son of Nimrod, from Genesis. His name was Tammuz. His father was an archer and so is Tammuz. Nimrod's wife was Semiramis, also referred to as the Queen of Heaven, from the Bible. In the Greek Mythology, the woman and child are referred to as Aphrodite and Eros, and in the Roman Mythology it is Venus and Cupid. The names have simply changed through the culture and ages but the roots began with Semiramis and Tammuz.
The dolphin image on the stamp underneath the beast in the water. Let's look at that.
Jonah was swallowed by a fish not a whale, because that is what the Bible tells us. How long did Jonah proclaim that Nineveh had before God's judgment against the city would be unleashed? 40 days. It is interesting to note that the largest salvation of a city was the city of Nineveh, 3 million people repented from a man preaching a fire and brimstone message. Why did they listen to him?
Because he was spit out of the belly of a fish. The people of Nineveh worshiped Dagon. He is found in the Old Testament and in human history. He was the god of the fish. They priests of Dagon all wore long robes of scarlet and green, and wore a hat that was pointed when you looked at it from one angle and when they turned it was the shape of a fish mouth. This is still in use today. Do you think the current Pope knows any of this?
It can be found in ancient antiquity before the Roman Catholic church was established. It was simply a practice that they adopted.
We know that this false religious system will have its wealth elevate its statues. The road to Babylon is a system having "gross" passions. She is a spiritual harlot.
Revelation 17:4b ~ "holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality."
She is unholy to God and instead has a passion for the world and what it can offer.
Revelation 17:2 ~ "with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on the earth have become drunk."
She has been and will be with the political leaders and representatives, the kings of the earth. She is indulgent.
Revelation 17:5 ~ "And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth's abominations."
An unholy marriage between the Babylonian worship system to what was called the Christian church under Pontiff Maximus Constantine in the early 300's A.D. When a carnal, apostate church united with the state. "When the emperor worship of the Roman Empire intercoursed with the church, together they produced the Holy Roman Church."
This is the world's ultimate goal of uniting church and state. The church was corrupt from the inside and this is how it all began. When Christianity mixes with politics, and they coincide peacefully someone will lose. Historically, Christianity has never won when it comes to politics. It never will until Jesus returns. We should vote and be vocal with our involvement in politics, to do things rightly, but we will never create a heaven on earth. Better to vote wisely than to not participate in the freedoms God has given to us.
This is a false religious system "given" to persecutions.
Revelation 17:6-7a ~ "And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her, I marveled greatly. But the angel said to me, "Why do you marvel?"
She has historically martyred Christians. There has been no other institution on earth that has killed more Bible believing Christian throughout the history than the Holy Roman Church. Study the inquisitions.
You had men like Wycliff, John Knox and John Bunyan who simply wanted the Bible in the hands of the people to read it for themselves and were labeled as heretics and were killed. Study and research it as well as the Huguenots. Why were 200,000 of them burned or killed?
This false religious system has been alive in every sense and will continue to grow in the last days.
God has always had His timelines. No other nation has become a nation again in one day but the nation of Israel on May 14, 1948. This prophecy was fulfilled from the Bible. Where are we on God's timeline? He knows everything. The decree of God is His nature, that He knows all things actual and all things possible. That is knowledge!!! He knows the "what could have beens in our life."
John never imagined that something called the church could consume others. These events that God showed John are yet future. They, like us, reside along a biblical timeline. Let's bring this to our attention now. How many horns did John mention in Revelation 17? 10.
Daniel 7:24 ~ "As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings shall rise, and another shall arise after them; he shall be different from the former ones, and shall put down three kings." Revelation 17:12 ~ "And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast."
The ten horns are ten kings. They are promised kingdoms for just a little time, the Bible promises. Do a Google search on E.U. or European Union. You will discover a Western European Union that the Bible speaks about in Daniel 7, 9, 11, Revelation 13 and 17.
We will study this in greater lengths tomorrow but begin your own search today on what you find.
Father, I come to You, confessing my sin and asking for Your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins and live in Your will. I ask that You give me the power through Your Holy Spirit to live the right way.
I thank You that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him now as my Savior, my Lord, and my Friend. Thank You for giving me new life in Christ. I surrender myself to You; make me what You want me to be. In Jesus' name. Amen!
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