Is America the Great Babylon of Revelation?

Revelation 18:1–14 (Listen)The Fall of Babylon

18:1 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory. And he called out with a mighty voice,

Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!
She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.
  For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.”
Then I heard another voice from heaven saying,

Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;
  for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
  Pay her back as she herself has paid back others, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.
  As she glorified herself and lived in luxury, so give her a like measure of torment and mourning, since in her heart she says,
I sit as a queen, I am no widow, and mourning I shall never see.’
  For this reason her plagues will come in a single day, death and mourning and famine,
and she will be burned up with fire; for mighty is the Lord God who has judged her.”
And the kings of the earth, who committed sexual immorality and lived in luxury with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning. 

10 They will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say,

Alas! Alas! You great city, you mighty city, Babylon! For in a single hour your judgment has come.” 11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore, 12 cargo of gold, silver, jewels, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all kinds of articles of ivory, all kinds of articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble, 13 cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls.<a class="fn" href="; id="fb2-1" title="Or and slaves, and human lives“>214   “The fruit for which your soul longed has gone from you, and all your delicacies and your splendors are lost to you, never to be found again!

Bob’s Note:

Many Theologians & Scholars have opined on who or what “Babylon” is here. Some insist it is the old Babylon, some say it’s Rome and or its system, etc. As you read the final verses, (10 – 14), it seems that America’s fall could cause that great loss of all those valuable cargos! Also, even though America began with Prayer, and much Christian influence, whose founding documents and declarations were bathed in prayer, and who “Trusted in God” for almost 200 years, it must be recognized that “that foundation” has been eroded considerably! However, when I consider that the Word of God is written to ALL people, and that these tragic events will be upon All people, I am convince that Babylon of Revelations is indeed a Worldwide entity and NOT just America. It would have to be that part of mankind that once “walked with God”, as Adam and Eve did! A segment of the world’s population that “Held God in High Esteem” for quite some time, sufficiently to have experienced His blessings and prospered for generations. This “Babylon of Revelation” at some point having chosen to trust in “man’s ways” in lieu of God’s, ultimately ignored God and His Precepts entirely.

Thus, her Fall will be Great!


Author: livinginthemastersshadow

Christian, Conservative, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Retired Engineer, Firefighter, Paramedic, Elder in the Church, Hunter, Fisherman and Fisher of men

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