Babylon the Great

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.” And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her, I marveled greatly. Revelation 17:1-6.

There are so many images and symbols in this chapter it is hard to know where to begin. So I tend to stick with big picture issues instead of those things that are beyond me.

Whoever this woman is, we know she represents a worldwide cult of sexual immorality. She rides the great beast that demands to be worshiped as god, but the beast hates her and will eventually destroy her. So, although she serves the beast’s purposes, she is only a tool to use against the church. All this insane sexual “freedom” will not last.

I saw two news stories within a week, in which a group of Muslims in the UK got LGBT education tossed out of their school. Shortly thereafter, I saw that a UK journalist is being prosecuted for a hate crimes because she would not call a transexual by his preferred gender pronoun. The journalist is a Christian, and one with actual moral convictions. She is going down, but the Muslims aren’t, which does look like all this jack-booted sexual fascism is just weaponized sin to use against the church.

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