The beast is Rome
The whore of babylon is jerusalem
The beast destroys the whore of babylon.
REV 17:16 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.
Catholics say, it refers to Rome destroying jerusalem in 70 AD. Thus the destruction of jerusalem is the destruction of great babylon, the whore.
Thus jerusalem 70AD is the whore of babylon or the great babylon.
BEC it was destroyed then it would never exist anymore after 70 AD.
REV 18:21 THUS WITH VIOLENCE SHALL THAT GREAT CITY BABYLON BE THROWN DOWN AND SHALL BE FOUND NO MORE AT ALL.
BIBLICAL TRUTH THAT DESTROYS THE CATHOLIC CONCEPT
Jerusalem 70AD is not great babylon.
What is said to happen to great babylon never happened to jerusalem.
It means they are different.
This did not happen to jerusalem:
REV 18:3 FOR ALL NATIONS HAVE DRUNK OF THE WRATH OF HER FORNICATION
There was never a time that all nations fornicate with jerusalem.
Thus it cannot be the great babylon.
Catholics argue that “all nations” is a hyperbole.
God don’t use hyperbole. Hyperbole is lying. Saying all nations but it is not all nations is lying. God cannot lie.
It proves one thing.
Jerusalem is not great babylon bec what is to happen to babylon never happened to jerusalem.
The destruction of babylon is different with jerusalem.
This is how babylon is destroyed.
REV 16:18-19 AND THERE WAS A GREAT EARTHQUAKE SUCH AS WAS NOT SINCE MEN WERE UPON THE EARTH…AND THE GREAT CITY WAS DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS.
REV 16:19 to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath
When is that?
REV18:3 for all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication..
THE EARTHQUAKE will happen during the “giving of the cup of the wine of the wrath of god”, which happens after all nations fornicate with great babylon.
That never happened to jerusalem in its destruction in 70AD.
THERE WAS NEVER A GREAT EARTHQUAKE IN JERUSALEM AFTER ALL NATIONS FORNICATE WITH HER
AND NOWHERE DID ALL NATION FORNICATED WITH HER.
HOW IS BABYLON DESTROYED?
ISAIAH 13:3-5 ARMIES FROM HEAVEN WOULD DESTROY BABYLON
IT never happened to jerusalem.
THE DESTRUCTION OF BABYLON IS SIMULTANEOUS WITH THE SHAKING OF HEAVEN AND EARTH
IT did not happen yet.
Lastly, jerusalem was not totally destroyed and still existing. Presently, it is still existing, whereas great babylon would never exist.
GREAT BABYLON AS A LITERAL LAND:
REV18:17-18 and every shipmaster and and all the company in ships and sailors and as many as trade by sea stood afar off and cried when they saw the smoke of her burning…
REV 18:21 BABYLON BE THROWN DOWN AND SHALL BE FOUND NO MORE AT ALL.
BABYLON will never be found. JERUSALEM is in Israel.
HOW IS BABYLON NOT FOUND?
ISAIAH 34:9-10 and the land thereof shall become burning pitch…it shall lie waste…NONE SHALL PASS THROUGH IT FOREVER AND EVER.
These prove that jerusalem is not babylon.
GREAT BABYLON AS A LAND MUST NOT BE FOUND
BENFRANCIS RATZBERG, a catholic apologist said:
“BABYLON was NEVER FOUND because JERUSALEM’S SPIRITUAL and POLITICAL POWER was DESTROYED BY THE DESTRUCTION of the TEMPLE IN 70 AD – never to RISE AGAIN.
BUT SINCE YOU INSIST that the OLD JERUSALEM is still there, then YOU ARE BOUND TO PROVE that the OLD JERUSALEM is STILL WIELDING the SAME RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL POWER AS IT DID DURING ITS HEYDAY- EVEN WITHOUT THE TEMPLE.
I HAVE BEEN ASKING THAT SEVERAL TIMES AND YOU JUST WENT PFFT.
Because the HARD FACT is, the OLD JERUSALEM is NO MORE”
Is the destruction of babylon wherein it cannot be found, concerning only, the destruction of spiritual and political power wherein the temple is gone?
Was it about the whole great babylon, the land, including its religious power, to be never found?
IF GREAT BABYLON IS CONSISTING OF THE LAND AND ITS RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL POWER THEN ALL OF IT MUST NOT BE FOUND.
The land is the great city babylon.
Thus it must not be found.
REV18:8 SHE SHALL BE UTTERLY DESTROYED BY FIRE FOR STRONG IS THE LORD GOD THAT JUDGE HER…
REV18:17-19, 21 and every shipmaster and all the company in ships and sailors and as many as trade by the sea stood afar off
AND CRIED WHEN THEY SAW THE SMOKE OF HER BURNING SAYING WHAT CITY IS LIKE UNTO THIS GREAT CITY…
FOR IN ONE HOUR IS SHE MADE DESOLATE…
THUS WITH VIOLENCE SHALL THAT GREAT CITY BABYLON WILL BE THROWN DOWN AND SHALL BE FOUND NO MORE AT ALL.
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;
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.
clearly, the great city babylon is the land, as it was the one to be desolate and burning, with every sort of crafts and businesses.
THUS IT IS THE ONE NOT TO BE FOUND.
ISAIAH 34:9-10 and the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone and the land thereof shall become burning pitch
It shall not be quenched night or day, the smoke thereof shall go up for ever. FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION IT SHALL LIE WASTE, NONE SHALL PASS THROUGH IT FOREVER AND EVER.
It is not so with jerusalem. Jerusalem as a land can still be found.