Re 17:3 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.
Re 17:5 And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
The woman, who is great Babylon sits upon a beast with ten horns. This woman symbolizes a religion as implied by her name:
MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATION OF THE EARTH.
HARLOTRY OR WHOREDOM IS AN ACT DESCRIPTIVE ALSO OF IDOLATRY, AND IDOLATRY IS A RELIGIOUS ACT.
Ezk 16:17-20 “Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee,
AND MADEST TO THYSELF IMAGES OF MEN AND DIDST COMMIT WHOREDOM WITH THEM,
And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them.
My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, [wherewith] I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for a sweet savour:
and [thus] it was, saith the Lord GOD.
Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter.”
That woman, Great Babylon is the mother of harlotry, the mother of whoredom, the mother of idolatry which means that this woman symbolizes an idolatrous religion.
GREAT BABYLON is therefore a religion. It sits on a beast with ten horns.
Which is the beast?
Dn 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it [was] diverse from all the beasts that [were] before it; and it had ten horns.
Dn 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
The beast has ten horns and there came out a little horn. That little horn would continue to exist until judgment day.
Dn 7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
Dn 7:22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
HORN IS A SPIRIT.
REV 5:6 having seven horns… which are the seven spirits of god.
That little horn is the spirit of the anti-christ bec it exist through time even until judgment day. It is an anti-christ as it war against the saints through out time.
It means, that horn is associated with great babylon. It is the spirit of great babylon, the working force in the false religion.
THE GREAT BABYLON, a false religion sits on the beast.
Which is the beast?
Dn 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
The beast, which this little horn came from, is the fourth kingdom. That is the roman empire. First is, Babylon, then, medo-persia, then, Greece, then, rome.
BEC GREAT BABYLON SITS UPON THE BEAST OR THE ROMAN EMPIRE THUS GREAT BABYLON WAS PRESENT DURING THE ROMAN EMPIRE OF OLD. IT SUGGESTS ALSO THAT GREAT BABYLON CAME FROM THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
HOW WOULD WE KNOW GREAT BABYLON WOULD CONTINUE THROUGH TIME?
REV 18:3 FOR ALL NATIONS HAVE DRUNK OF THE WINE OF OF THE WRATH OF HER FORNICATION
it did not happen yet which means great babylon would exists towards its fulfillment. Meaning great babylon is present in our time as the fulfillment wherein ALL nations fornicate with her has not come to pass yet.
It is a future event thus we know even now it is still existing.
WHICH RELIGION IS THAT THEREFORE?
Which religion has its roots from the roman empire and continues to exist up to the present?
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Therefore, it is the great Babylon.
IF CITY IS NOT RELIGION then which literal city is it about. It is not jerusalem or PAGAN ROME as Catholics claim. It only means it is a religion.
As suggested by it’s name
MOTHER OF HARLOTS
it suggests idolatry as I presented which is religious.
GREAT BABYLON IS a city. RELIGION is a city.
Dan9:19 THY CITY AND THY PEOPLE ARE CALLED BY THY NAME
the city is the people. It is how JESUS called the people as jerusalem. THUS the people is a city. It is called by the name of god thus it is
PEOPLE OF GOD
That is a religion. It is not merely speaking of people per se but a people with divine laws and government thus it is a religion.
It is how the religion of Jesus is called
CHURCH OF GOD
CHURCH means saints
So it is
SAINTS OF GOD
That is a religion.
SAINTS OF GOD
is the same as
PEOPLE OF GOD
it is a city. And bec it is a religion then religion is a city.
GREAT BABYLON being idolatrous and a city suggests that it is a religion.
WHICH CITY/RELIGION CAME FROM THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND CONTINUES TO PRESENT?
ONLY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
What were the other distinction?
Re 17:6 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.
It is remarkable how the catholics killed many in the inquisition.
Re 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
It is remarkable how the papacy reign over kings.
Re 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months.
Re 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Re 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Catholics blaspheme the name of god. Though rev 13:5-7 is a future event, there is already hints of blasphemy in the catholic church.
What is blasphemy?
Ezk 20:27 ., Thus saith the Lord GOD; Yet in this your fathers have blasphemed me, in that they have committed a trespass against me.
Blasphemy is to trespass against god. Catholics trespass against god by their innumerable idolatry.
Never denying the fact, that they are the only religion that came from the roman empire, killing saints, and continued to exist unto the present.
That as clear facts, certifies the belief that the great Babylon is the catholic church.