Never Compare the Church to Babylon the Great or Babel
and we Should Never Ever Compare the Church to
Babylon The Great or the Tower Of Babel
Both Babylon the Great and the Tower of Babel are connected in scriptures to the beginning and the end of the world. The tower of Babel was the first major thing that happened after God had judged all of mankind by water. The fall of Babylon the Great in the book of Revelation chapter 17 & 18 is the last major thing that happens right before God brings out of heaven the city he built New Jerusalem.
Since this is a sermon of prophecy and prophetic interpretation it is of the utmost importance to quote Revelation 22:18-19 NIV, here it is.
Revelation 22:18-19 NIV
18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
God Warns All Who Teach
So God says in these two verses just before the last two verses of the bible a warning.Â This warning has profoundly negative consequences for those who do not follow it.Â If anyone adds anything to prophecy in this book God will add the plagues from this book.Â If anyone takes away words from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him [his share] in the tree of life & holy city that comes down from heaven, New Jerusalem.
This is a message for all of those who love to preach away from the subject of what God is actually talking about. They love to change the subject, God’s subject at hand, and talk of a different subject that on the onset sounds good, appears good even, but is from their own lips, man’s rationality, as if a man can teach side by side as a fellow teacher,Â fellow equal to God. They think they are equals to God so they are constantly taking God’s words and twisting them, insinuating new meanings, new teachings. They always teaching something different then what God is talking about. They are never willing to just read, just repeat, just speak what God spoke.
The Bible, a Book of Books
The question is what God calls this book. In the first five hundred years after Christ all the books were separated into separate books, thus we had “the book of Revelation” and “the book of Genesis.” Because what were once books have now become like chapters. If god had put these two verses at the beginning of Revelation then we would know for sure that god was talking about the book of Revelation only. Since it is at the end it appears to be a sort of conclusion of man’s condition, man’s problem.
Teach at Your Own Risk
My intention is not to prevent anyone from desiring to be used by God. I am only saying that God will hold us that teach to a greater accountability then the masses. God will hold every word, insinuation, comparison, word out of place, and all false teachings by God’s people. God warns us to not add or subtract from the word of God. This includes not only adding and subtracting actual words and verses but God’s stories we replace with our own stories, God’s stories we replace with our own inferences, God’s stories that we change it’s meaning to make it mean something else, some other thing, that sounds and appears good, appears wise, appears holy and from God. This could be talking about the book of revelation only, but, my opinion is that this is talking about the book of books, the bible. But to assume this is about Revelation only is at best manipulative of God’s words and carelessly assumptive to automatically assume God is not talking about the whole bible. This is definitely a warning to all those who desire to teach yet unwilling to read and think about what God is saying in the context of the situation. For it is very easy to just open your mouth and let your tongue wag like a ship rudder out of control for it would have been much wiser to have never spoke at all. For it is God’s will to just read it again & again ,seeking, reading and seeking again what God is saying.
For the fall of all of creation was over Eve adding only six words to God’s and Adam never teaching Eve God’s words, never spreading the gospel to her, allowing Satan’s deception to work. You can see this by comparing Genesis 2:16-17 NIV:
Genesis 2:16-17, God’s Words
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.”
Compared To Eve’s Words
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ “
So it was some where around six words that caused this whole mess, caused the fall, allowed Satan to deceive her. It has been the lack teaching God’s words that have caused the problems from the very beginning. It has also been the lack of spiritual leadership Adam gave to Eve, like Adam’s firstborn, being a wife that was flesh from his very flesh, Adam failed and sinned by not holding God’s words dear to his heart enough to teach them to Eve.
Maybe Adam tried to help God
Maybe Adam tried to teach Eve by adding his own words, his own examples. Maybe Adam thought I will simplify this and help God by teaching Eve the tree is in the middle of the garden, do not touch it, you can’t touch it, God said. Could it be Adam thought I will simplify this and protect her by telling her “You cannot even touch the fruit, in the middle of the garden. Maybe Adam was thinking, if Eve thinks she cannot even touch the fruit she will not even go near the tree, she’ll never be tempted, she”ll never sin. ”This is what God really meant. Adam thought. Or maybe Adam thought, “I can simplify this for God.” We know from inference that when God taught this to Adam Eve hadn’t been created yet. we do not know how long this period was, one week or one year, God doesn’t say. We also do not know how long after Eve was created before they were both standing there with Eve talking to Satan quoting God’s words. For all we know this could have been ten years later. But there is one thing we do know, it was only a few words out of place that caused the fall, fall of all creation.
Adam’s Help Allowed Satan to Deceive
Satan deceived her. Satan knew if she touched the fruit she wouldn’t die, so maybe Satan deceived her by casually tossing the fruit to her and she catching it and at that moment Satan called God a liar, by accusing God of doing what Satan is, Liar of Liars.
Okay, now that we know why it is so important to not add stories to God’s words, not add teaching that are not there, not to assume anything, we can now go on to the teaching of the bible on the tower of Babel and why it is not at all like the church today. Lets first read the story of the tower of Babel in Genesis chapter 11:1-9.Â NIV, let’s read it shall we.
The Tower of Babel
3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. 6 The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel [c] â€”because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
- Genesis 11:2 Or from the east ; or in the east
- Genesis 11:2 That is, Babylonia
- Genesis 11:9 That is, Babylon; Babel sounds like the Hebrew for confused .
There are some characteristic here in this story that I would like to summarize and here they are.
1.) Instead of scattering through the earth they were happy to live together near each other, quit moving eastward, in all of man’s depravity, to wallow in the mud with each other, to all agree on the same things, never thinking independently of each other.
Christians Never Been United
The church has never been united, not even the first generation after the crucifixion when Paul, and the eleven disciples walked the earth they were constantly bickering with one camp representing mosaic law and the other, Paul, teaching salvation by grace only.
The only time I can think of that they were united was right before Paul was blinded by Christ in the desert. And in this they were united in what today would be considered heresy, mosaic law. For before Paul all the back in time to Acts 1:1 it seems to me they were preaching salvation by the following of Mosaic law, then grace.
The evidence that supports this is the reading of Paul’s letters and the focusing on his struggles with a group called the Judaisers. It appears this groups members even included Christ’s prior family members James, Judas and even the original eleven.
The evidence of this is the miraculous intervention by God himself in raising of a mighty “outsider” apostle Paul. The other evidence of this is Paul’s letters and Paul’s constant struggle with these Judaiser group that were based in Jerusalem itself. Because they were based in Jerusalem this means they had a very close relationship with the Jewish community in Jerusalem.
So God interfered because mankind was not even preaching the gospel in the very beginning. Before Paul the church was united only in one thing, preaching the wrong gospel, a gospel of mosaic law.
You can see this when you read some of the ways Christ spoke to Peter, almost in a scolding way, ridiculing Peter constantly for always thinking that following mosaic laws made you clean. Even God gave Peter a vision on a rooftop to correct Peter. To teach him that salvation was by grace only, not by the laws you follow first, the mosaic laws. For the Judaisers were even unwilling to eat and drink with the gentiles, for the gentiles were the dogs and salvation wasn’t meant for them, and, if it was they first had to learn how to follow all 613 mosaic laws first. Only then then could they get saved and be saved by learning how to become a good Jew first.
2.) They as people groups were all united, all the peoples of the earth coming together for one common desire and cause, to buildÂ the tallest tower and the biggest city.
Christians Hate Big Cities
Christians are opposite of this. Nothing even like the people building the Tower of Babel.Â The church going people do not even like big cities.Â Â This is where all the evil is. This is why we hate sending our children to public school, so we started a new movement called homeschooling.Â Â For we are not citizens of this world but citizens of truth that comes not from this world, truth that comes from up above, from God.
3.) They wanted to make a name for themselves even though there was no one to compare themselves to. So obviously they were comparing themselves to someone, but who? They were comparing themselves to the stories they had been already hearing of a God long past that used to walk with man, of course this is complete conjecture on my part.
Christians are opposite of this. Christians always are trying to make not a name for themselves but a name for Christ. And they have done this, even by being called Christians.
4.) They were highly advanced in their trades, of building things. They didn’t just bake brick but baked it thoroughly.
The most advanced place in the world today where the trades are the most advanced with the most advanced schools is America. All countries today, all parents are trying to send there kids to the best schools in the world in America. Just like the Neil Diamond song, “Everybody is coming to America.”
5.) They all spoke the same language, even speaking the same. This means they had no arguments over insignificant interpretations of complicated words and word patterns. They were more advanced in language than we are of language today.
This is also opposite of what America is doing.Â We bring everyone to America to learn one language, learn our trades, to become like us, to accomplish one thing, build the biggest city on earth, the city called America.
6.) They decided to build a huge city, and huge tower, a utopic paradise, all as a group working together and with no thoughts about God. Their city would advance in technology quickly and like all cities result in human depravity and the slavery of man.
The prophecy for this was too soon, not to come at the beginning but the end, last generation, end time, end of the book of Revelation. Christianity causes man to go out into the wilderness to experience more freedom, not less, the kind of freedom you can find only by going out and experiencing God’s creation firsthand.
7.) God came down to them to visit them. God will also come down to judge Babylon the Great, America. God concluded their civilization was advancing in technology quicker than God wanted, quicker then God planned. For the beginning tells the end and the end tells the beginning. God is the Alpha and Omega, beginning and end.
8.) God decided the thing that needed to be done was they had to be scattered throughout the earth, so instead of working with each other they would work against each other. God also decided that to do this he would confuse their languages so they could not communicate any more and would all scatter throughout the earth, the whole world.
Now America is doing the opposite, drawing all men to us, teaching our trades to the nations , causing the world to speak one language, trying to reach the heavens with our NASA space program.
The tower of Babel should not even be used in any kind of a comparison to the church because of all the abuse down through the centuries from this type of teaching. It is very unscriptural and very ungodly. The question is why is it so ungodly? Because it divides the body of Christ into camps of hate. Because it offends the Holy Spirit. Because 1/5 of the book of Revelation and 1/8 of the old testament prophets speak of Babylon the Great and how she falls in one day, one hour. All of them describe her as a wealthy country,(Revelation 17:4;18:11-13,Jeremiah 50:10), as a nation surrounded by bodies of water,(Revelation 17:15), as a nation of many peoples, as a nation of tradespeople, musicians,(Revelation 18:22), a nation that has a mother nation ashamed when she falls, (Jeremiah 50:12), a nation whose plunderers will get their fill, (Jeremiah 50:10), A nation of immigrants, (Jeremiah 50:16), as a nation that teaches other nations to become like her,(Revelation 17:5), as a nation that will be attacked and defeated from the north, (Jeremiah 50:3; 50:9,50:41), as a nation that has God’s evangelists in it, (Jeremiah 50:16), a nation whose towers have fallen, (Jeremiah 50:15), a nation known as the hammer of god’s judgement by all the earth, (Jeremiah 50:23), as a nation with many rumors of violence in the land, (Jeremiah 51:46), As a nation that right after she falls Israel will be attacked next, (Jeremiah chapter 52, Revelation all over), as a nation that makes kings in other nations, (Revelation 18:9), as a nation the bridegroom and bride were heard in,(Revelation 18:23), as a nation that births the abominations of the earth,(Revelation 17:5), as a nation that makes ship captains and merchants wealthy,(Revelation 18:11, 18:17), as a nation that draws people to, (Jeremiah 50:16), as a nation that other nations want to be like her, (Revelation 17:5), a nation that is a great threshing floor increasing God’s harvest of mankind when she falls, (Jeremiah 51:33-34), a nation that makes other nations wealthy because of the cargo she buys, (Revelation 18:11-13), a nation judged by God so quickly many will go to sleep at night and die while sleeping, (Jeremiah 51:39; 51:57), a nation with many Jews that will not go back to Israel & making God upset, (Jeremiah 51:44), as a nation that has the best trade schools, (Revelation 18:22), as a nation the apostle John was greatly astonished to see was the Harlot, ( Revelation 17:6), as a nation that falls in the desert, (Revelation 17:5), as a nation that rides the beast in the desert, (Revelation 17:5), as a nation who’s wickedness is sealed in with a cover of lead, (Zachariah chapter 5), as a great wheat growing nation, (Jeremiah 50:26), A nation with many cattle, (Jeremiah 50:27), as the richest nation on earth,(Revelation 18:11-13;17:5, Jeremiah 50:10) a nation the middle east terrorist nations of the world and Russia will gang up on, (Jeremiah 51:27-28), as a nation that makes a lot of bread, (Revelation 18:22), a nation who’s merchants were the world’s great men, (Revelation 18:23), a nation called the greatest nation man built, (Revelation chapter 17 & 18), a nation that will cause all the people of the earth to weep greatly when they see the smoke of her burning, Revelation 18:18:8-10; 18:14-19), a nation that the light of a lamp, God, will never be seen in again, (Revelation 18:23), a nation surrounded by waters, (Revelation 17:15), a nation that thinks of herself as a queen and not a widow,(Revelation 18:7), a nation God calls oh arrogant one, (Jeremiah 50:31-32), a nation that the Antichrist kingdoms will hate and burn her with fire in one day, one hour,(Revelation 18:8;18:19), a nation God will send the sword to, (Jeremiah 50:35; 50:37), a nation filled with false prophets, (Jeremiah 50:36), a nation God will fill with terror, (Jeremiah 50:36), a nation that will be defeated by and army of men like locusts, (Jeremiah 51:14, Joel 2:2-10), a nation with many images that cannot breath, (Jeremiah 51:17), a nation that has many waters that God will dry up, (Jeremiah 50:38), a nation that will become like a desert, (Jeremiah 50:39), a nation God will overthrow like Sodom and Gomorrah, (Jeremiah 50:40), a nation God sends someone like her to destroy her, (Jeremiah 50:44, Russia), a nation that fulfills end times prophecy like a woman in labor, (Jeremiah 50:43), a nation with many homosexuals, (Jeremiah 50:40), a nation God will send a great earthquake to and divide her into three parts, (Revelation 16:18-19, see two mountain ranges going across USA), a nation whose many islands disappear and mountain ranges disappear when the nation divides in three parts and cause great tsunamis all over the world, (Revelation 16:20, Jeremiah 51:42), a nation whom God sends great hailstones weighing about 100 pounds each, (Revelation 16:21). None of them speak about this Mother of Harlots being a sect of Christianity or the Church. The only ones are other men down through the centuries starting at around 200 AD. There is absolutely no scriptural evidence of any part of the church but there are many church evangelists that all accuse other sects of Christianity of being involved in the Antichrist kingdoms. The two biggest offenders are considered cults by many of the other parts of Christianity, 7th day Adventists and Jehovah Witnesses. To understand a little more lets cover a little basics on the history of what are considered cults by main line denominations of Christianity. Jehovah Witnesses first.
The Math of the Millerites
In 1843 there was a man that was trying to predict the second coming by misinterpreting Daniel 9:24′s seventy weeks as being seventy weeks of years. He was using a bunch of mathematical equations and chalk on a slate board mixed with a misinterpretation of Daniel’s seventy weeks that was picked up and borrowed from the Jewish Pharisees and Sadducees. the only difference was the Pharisees and Sadducees thought the seventy weeks was seventy weeks of years that predicted not the second coming but predicted the rebuilding of the 2nd Temple. They didn’t think this at first, mind you. At first they interpreted the seventy weeks as seventy one week celebrations of the Feast of Tabernacles, which is of course seventy years. Anyone who has read my correct interpretations would already know this. This is the seventy years prophecy in a nut shell but to study this prophecy more with scriptural evidence study these sermons of mine: Seventy Years Prophecy 1 Antichrist Images & Writings on Dome of Rock Seventy Years Prophecy 2 Seventy Years Prophecy 3 Seventy Years Prophecy 4
Well William Miller mixed math with what the church today considers a normal interpretation of Daniel’s seventy weeks being seventy weeks of years (sic) withÂ some astrological happenings, an asteroid storm, some nilly willy feeling what was right rather then just reading the bible. His followers didn’t read the bible much just went out and sold everything climbing trees and mountains so they would be closer to the Lord when he came. He had quite ardent followers and a group of about 30,000 people. The people were quite embarrassed when the second coming never produced on that 23rd of March evening. He changed the date a couple times with excuses until the Millerites once and for all disintegrated and reformed a few years later to form the E.G. White and the seventh day Adventists with variances of the Daniel 9:24 verse, 70 weeks are 70 weeks of years prophecy misinterpretation. These variants are what later formed the Seventh Day Adventists, Church of Christ and Jehovah Witnesses. Later on because of their extensive preaching to many of the other mainline church denominations the adoption of these same strategies resulted in misinterpreting the 70 weeks in Daniel 9:24. Today just about all main line denominations adopt this misinterpretation of Daniel 9:24 unfortunately. When it comes to interpretation of prophecy today the church overall is really sleeping because of their unwillingness to consider new interpretations.
The Jehovah Witness Cult
The Jehovah Witnesses had a different name in the beginning. It was called the International Bible Students Association and had it’s birth under the spiritual leadership of Charles Taze Russell, 18 years old, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At only eighteen years old he organized a student bible study to support and popularize his beliefs against, including heresy, the doctrine of the trinity, deity of Christ, Holy Spirit and the unbelief in eternal Hell fire. In 1931, 52 years after founded, the name of this society was changed to Jehovah’s Witnesses. The organization itself teaches it’s followers that 740 contacts must be made before one conversion is found. there are about 6 million Jehovah Witnesses in the world today.
So for 52 years the name of the organization had a very innocent sound to it’s name called, “The International Bible Students Association.” This name almost sounds like a name we could hear anywhere. So let this be a lesson for all who read. Never, never be scared to check the accuracy of what the preacher is preaching, what the Sunday school teacher is preaching, what the local pastor is preaching. For the teachers are wrong more often then people think.
One of the main techniques they use to proselytize their most common convert, baby Christians, is to teach them the fallen state of current Christianity by the teaching that the church in America and the world is the mother of Harlots that is mentioned in Revelation 17:4-5. They also ignore most all of Paul’s letters and preach a heavy dose of salvation by mosaic law and doing whatever the church or elder says. They have their own bibles that are translated from the Greek by their own leaders.
The Seventh Day Adventists
The Seventh Day Adventists preach a lot of hate and cause a lot of division in the body of Christ. Their religion started about 1844 in which they came to believe that a woman by the name of Ellen white received a bunch of visions from and angel. She preached that the Catholic church is the is the Beast and the Antichrist would be one of the popes. She also preached that the Catholic church changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. I do not have time to cover this area much and will be going out of town for a couple days and will add to this area next week. I can add the Seventh Day Adventist do contradict scripture a lot, especially Paul’s letters and Paul’ statement to not let anyone judge you by a Sabbath day. Also their Scriptural evidence of the Catholic church being Beast and Pope being the Antichrist is minimal at best, and not even believable if you test their scriptural accuracy, which they have none. Most of their members read Seventh day Adventist propaganda more then the bible. Anyone who wants to add something accurate in the posts are welcome as long as it is no hate against the catholic church which is part of the body of Christ.
|America is Babylon the Great, Mother of Prostitutes, Abominations of the Earth|
America Is Babylon the Great, Mother of Prostitutes, Abominations of the Earth
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America is Babylon the Great. All you have to do is read Revelation chapters 17 and 18 about the fall of Babylon the Great. Read the other end times chapters in the old testament prophetic books about the fall of Babylon, Jeremiah chapters 50 & 51, Isaiah chapters 13, 21, 46, 47.So God says Wake Up, Wake Up.
Read the description of her with an open mind, here are some of the highlights. She sits on many waters, (Revelation 17:15). God calls her oh arrogant one. God says she has written on her forehead Mystery, Mother of Prostitutes, Babylon the Great, (Revelation 17:5). God says she will teach the nations on the earth to become like her. America teaches that wealth and luxuries are more important than anything even God. God says she adorns herself in great wealth that is made by buying luxurious goods from all the nations of the earth (Revelation 17:4, 18:3, 18:11-13, 18:19-20), Quit resetting your alarm to snore, God says Wake up, Wake up. For god says that Babylon the Great, America is the threshing floor at the time it is trampled and judged, resulting in a greater world harvest of souls because she fell, (Jeremiah 51:33). God also says Babylon The Great, America will be the boast of the whole earth right before she is judged by God, (Jeremiah 51:41), fallen in one day, one hour. For this reason the merchants of the earth weep when she falls, (Revelation 18:14-17), because they can no longer become wealthy by selling goods to her.
God says to flee Babylon for her judgement are piled to heaven.
It appears also that God also brings down New Jerusalem the Great City God Built from heaven approximately seven years after the fall of Babylon the Great, mother of Harlots, Abominations of the Earth, America, (Revelation chapter 21), a city whose measurements are 1,400 miles by 1,400 miles by a height of 1,400 miles, (Revelation 21:16). This great city built by God will be larger than man’s great city, America, built by the nations of the world. At about half the size of America’s mainland, this city country will also be fourteen hundred miles high, shaped like a mountain/pyramid.
Wake up, Wake up.
You cannot stop this for it is already written by the prophets.Just get your hearts soft and let God come into your life and mold you for he is the potter and you are the clay, for the end of the book is already written, we win, they lose big. We will all be in New Jerusalem soon!
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So , If you guys need more scriptural evidence that America is Babylon the Great let me know because there is much more. I just got tired of typing!