“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:5
Who is Babylon that Blinds and Blocks God’s Blessings for the People for whom Jesus Died?
“Abominations of the earth” – There is no system in New Testament history that has more extensively misrepresented and blasphemed Jesus Christ and denigrated His blessed saved-by-grace-through-faith Gospel than the works-based pagan Roman Catholic religion. The Roman Catholic religion carries forward and has amalgamated a myriad of pagan worship, practices, and teachings which began with the rebellion of the tower of Babel we read about in Genesis 10-11.
The LORD Almighty is going to cancel the roman catholic church. Read Revelation 17-18. Her days are numbered.
SATAN HAS NEVER INVENTED ANYTHING SO EFFECTIVE AS THE ROMAN CATHOLIC SYSTEM TO DENIGRATE, TO CORRUPT THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST WHERE THERE ARE NOW OVER A BILLION PRECIOUS SOULS LOCKED UP.
The original Gospel given to us by Jesus and His holy apostles includes such essential doctrines as born again, faith, repentance, judgment to come, Heaven, hell, etc. These essentials are never heard in the church of Rome. In fact, they’ve added mountains of heretical, Scripture-contradicting traditions such as purgatory, paying indulgence$, a pope, novena, the rosary, holy days of obligation, cannibalistic transubstantiation, immaculate conception, etc. | SOLA SCRIPTURA VS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND ITS TRADITIONS [PODCAST]
Jesus informed us that there are 2 powers operating in the earth today – Himself and Satan.
“The thief (Satan) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
Think contrast. Think darkness vs light. Think Jesus vs Satan. Think Heaven vs hell. Think blessing or cursing. Think religion vs relationship. Do you want life or death? Do you desire blessing or cursing? Do you want to love Jesus?
Religious Mystery Babylon Identified?
It is this disciple’s opinion, and that of many others who went before us, that Revelation 17 describes the Roman Catholic Cult.
“And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” Revelation 17:18
“Surely a meretricious system has revealed itself successively in Babylon, Jerusalem, Rome, London, New York, and other great centers. Fashion smiles on it, wealth bedizens it, human power unites with it, and in every age it has been drunken with the blood of martyrs.” FB Meyer
“That great city is Mystery Babylon, ruling over the kings of the earth. But as we have seen, the woman has her headquarters in Rome.” William MacDonald, Believer’s Bible Commentary
Anyone who has traced the proverbial “rabbit hole” can testify that Rome, the Vatican, is at the root as far as the institutions, the entities of men go. “All roads lead to Rome” and Rome is going to be destroyed in “one hour.” (Revelation 18:10)
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” Deuteronomy 30:19
Who is behind all blinding, all blocking of Christ and His glorious Gospel that makes men free?
“In whom the god of this world (Satan) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2 Corinthians 4:4
One of the ways the father of lies, Satan, blinds and blocks the blessed, explosive Gospel of our LORD Jesus Christ, is through ritualistic liturgical religion which binds men, holding them back from receiving the blessed salvation Jesus came to bring them.
JESUS CAME TO BLESS
Billy Graham Exposed
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” Matthew 7:15-20
As a former Catholic and as one who knows many Catholics, it is observed that there is no joy. Religion deceives and damns while Jesus makes men free and fills them with His “righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 14:17)
Who came and died, was buried, and raised again from the dead to make men free?
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36
Jesus does something no man in a religious costume can do. Only “the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins.” (Matthew 9:6) Any person or system that tells you to confess your sins to them and not God, is one of the “many false prophets” system Jesus and His holy apostles so often warned us to beware of (Matthew 7:15; 24:11, etc.).
Jesus forgives all the sins of His beloved, His people. This happens upon admitting you have sinned against God, repenting and receiving Jesus as your LORD and Savior, and not before – Peace with God.
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” Colossians 1:14
Jesus promised that He would never turn away any person who came to Him – “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37)
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
The Great Prostitute and the Beast
1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
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.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
The Fall of Babylon
1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
7 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.
8 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.
9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.