WHO IS BABYLON?
The subject of Babylon is a most important topic and one that must be understood correctly. Why? Because in Revelation 18:4, we are told to “come out of her." “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Babylon) My people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues "(Revelation 18:4). Where are Elohim’s people said to be in this verse? In
Babylon! I am certain that many who are reading this article already have preconceived opinions on many things dealt with in Scripture.
But we want to know THE TRUTH. There is only one truth and what we suppose is the truth may not necessarily be THE TRUTH. Many hold opinions based on what others believe and have taught. Not good! Or what a certain denomination has taught for years. Not good either!
We can say things that are not the truth for years, and many good and learned people may give their voice to it, but does that mean it is the truth? Say a lie often enough and long enough by enough people that are looked up to as authorities on the subject, and pretty soon we actually believe it to be the truth. A prime example of this is the statement that the United States is a Democracy. Is this true or false? If it is true then I was programed to believe a lie every time I said the Pledge of Allegiance as a child. Who is telling the truth? How can we know? All we need to do is go to the original document, and it will tell us the truth.
Article IV Section 4 reads: “The U.S. shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican form of government and shall protect…” See article “Is the United States a Democracy?” So if we go to the source for our understanding we can come to the right conclusion.
So it is with the things from Elohim’s Word. Just like finding the correct understanding of whether the United States is a democracy or a republic. Most of the influential leaders in the United States refer to this country as a democracy. What do you think? Maybe no one out there cares. But it proves a point to those of us who want to have things correct and believe it does need to be correct. We cannot even trust our political leaders to give us the truth, and so it is with those who “claim” to be our spiritual leaders.
How does what they tell us measure up to what the Bible has to say is absolutely a must! Elohim wants us to look to Him for the truth and not to any man. “Howbeit when the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13). If the “Spirit of truth” is not sufficient to “guide you into all truth," then neither is any man.
So how should we study the Bible? We should not study the Bible for the purpose of sustaining our preconceived opinions, but with the single object of learning what Elohim has said. In Revelation 18:3 it is written: “For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her (Babylon) fornication.” If Babylon represents the Catholic Church, as some contend, how has she made “all nations” drink of “the wine of the wrath of her fornication”? Hear this out before you rush to any conclusions. How about China, the Muslim countries, Japan, Russia, India? In Revelation 17:15, Babylon is described as the “Mother of Harlots.” Is Hinduism a daughter of the Catholic Church? NO! Is Islam a daughter of the Catholic Church? NO! How about Buddhism? Judaism? Shintoism, etc. NO! If you are content with a West European/American view of prophecy, then these religions would not be included in the call to come out of Babylon. But the gospel is to be given globally and takes in “every nation, kindred, tongue, and people" (Revelation 7:9; 14:6). “Go you into all the world” (Matthew 28:19). Not just into the Christian countries, and Elohim has His people in these religions and countries also, and they are said to be in Babylon.
The fact is that the Catholic Church is one of the daughters of Mother Babylon. When did Babylon first come on the scene of human history? Shortly after the Flood. Elohim had told Noah and his descendants to scatter over the face of the earth. “God had directed men to dispense throughout the earth, to replenish and subdue it; but these Babel builders determined to keep their community united in one body. [Ever hear of the United Nations? – There is a reason why Elohim divided the world into nations.] and to found a monarchy that should eventually embrace the whole earth" (Patriarch and Prophets p. 119).
The following is taken from the book entitled Enroute to Global Occupation pp. 40-41. “The Club’s (Club of Rome) findings and recommendations are published from time to time in special confidential reports, which are sent to the power-elite to be implemented. On 17 September 1973 the Club released one such report, entitled Regionalized and Adaptive Model of the Global World System prepared by COR members Mihajh Mesarovic and Eduar Pestel.
“The document reveals that the Club has divided the world into TEN POLITICAL/ECONOMIC REGIONS, which it refers to as ‘KINGDOMS’ . . . While these ‘KINGDOMS’ are not set in concrete and changes could still occur, it gives us an idea of what lies ahead.
“Referring to the Mesarovic-Pestel study, Aurelio Peccei, the club’s founder, states: ‘Their world model, based on a new development of the multi-level hierarchal system’s theory, divides the world into ten interdependent and mutually interacting regions of political, economic, or environmental coherence. It will be recognized of course that these are still prototype models. (Are they slowly implementing them even now?) Mesarovic and Pestel have assumed a Herculean task. The full implementation of their work will take many years.’ ”
The John Birch Society has been seeking to expose the New World Order for many years and the Patriot Movement is arming themselves to fight them. But Elohim’s Word has said that during the time of their reign, He will overthrow their kingdom and set up His everlasting kingdom. “And in the days of these kings shall the Elohim of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever” (Daniel 2:44).
They (the New World Order [NWO]) too want to “embrace the whole earth” just as original Babylon wanted to. Once again, out of the ruin which will come upon the earth during the sounding of the 1st four trumpets pictured in Revelation chapter 8, Babylon (NWO) will rise to power dividing planet earth into 10 interdependent “kingdoms." Even though the inhabitants of original Babylon were scattered over the face of the earth when Elohim confused their languages, their religious symbolism, customs, beliefs and rites went with them. See videos by Doc Marquis (Pagan Holidays, click on shaded area to go to site.) for an excellent in-depth examination into the symbolism, customs, and rites brought into our time by the descendants of Mother Babylon.
Ancient MOTHER BABYLON gave birth to the false religions of planet earth and which are referred to in Revelation 17:5 as her "HARLOTS" of which the Roman Catholic Church is only one. Remember the Catholic Church’s teachings can be traced back to pagan Greece which the Roman armies conquered physically while Greek paganism and philosophy conquered Rome spiritually. The Catholic Church was not the originator of her teachings! As Alexander from Greece was conquering the nations, he was taking parts of those nations' religions and incorporating them into the Greek religion which was in turn passed into pagan Rome and eventually papal Rome.
In Revelation 18:4, it is written: “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people.” If Babylon represents the Catholic Church, do we only call Elohim’s people out of its body and its offspring, the Protestant Churches? What about the Jews, Moslems, Buddhists, pagans, heathens, etc.? Are we to conclude that Elohim has no followers, who are living up to all the light they have and are truly seeking after Elohim, in these other groups, which far outnumber the Catholics and Protestants? But if Babylon is referring to ancient mystic Babylon from which ALL false religions had their origin then it becomes a GLOBAL ("Of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues") call to come out of all false worship to worship the Creator. All false religions have their origin in ancient Babylon! Not the Babylon of Nebuchadnezzar but the Babylon of Tower of Babel fame which was founded by Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz. And modern-day Babylon comes up from the ruins of the 1st four trumpets pictured in Revelation 8:6-12 just as ancient Babylon came up from the ruins of the Flood.
The last part of Revelation 17:2 indicates that “the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her ('the great whore' Revelation 17:1) fornication." If we are to understand that the “wine of her fornication” are false doctrines, rites, customs, and symbolism, then ancient mystic Babylon and not the Catholic Church is the originator of those doctrines/teachings. The Catholic Church is simply the product of those teachings which the early Christian Church incorporated when it became the product of the amalgamation of Christianity and paganism.
In Revelation 17:3, it is written: “So he (‘one of the seven angels which had the seven vials’) 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." From Revelation 13:1 (See study on Revelation 13), we discovered that the beast rising “up out of the sea” also had seven heads and ten horns." Each head represents one of the seven religious belief systems of this world, and each horn represents a “kingdom” or region which the New World Order will divide planet earth into.
It is not the intention of this study to get into any depth on Revelation 17 and Revelation 18, but to show that Babylon is not the Catholic Church, but is the ancient mystic Babylon who is the Originator of all false religions. When we bring on-line the chapters of our new book Go, Tell the World of Their Danger, it is recommened that you read the chapters on Revelation chapters seventeen and eighteen. All false religions, including the Catholic Church, had their origin in ancient mystic Babylon. The call to come out of Babylon is not simply a call to come out of the Catholic/Protestant Churches, but it is a call to come out of ALL FALSE RELIGIONS WITH THEIR FALSE WORSHIPS AND FALSE TEACHINGS AND TO WORSHIP ELOHIM ALONE! There is need of a much closer study of the Word of Elohim.
Revelation 18:6-24 goes into the practices of Babylon and how those whose worship encompasses all that pertains to Babylon. You will see after viewing Doc Marquis videos (on this site) that the holidays, which are all of occult origin, have greatly enriched the merchants of this earth. It is time right now to get out of Babylon before the plagues promised on those who are in Babylon begin to fall. See Revelation 16 for what those plagues are.
It will not matter whether you are in Babylon practicing the rites or are following the teachings of Babylon ignorantly. The times of our ignorance Elohim winks at and is willing to forgive us for our sins, but when after He makes things known to us, He expects us to turn from those practices and follow Him (Acts 17:30).
When you see how many of our “Christian” practices and beliefs are derived from the occult (symbolism, customs, rites, belief, and practices) and you are sincere in following the Messiah, it is our hope you will give it much prayer. Elohim has given you freedom of will and will convince you as to “what He would have you to do." The choice remains with you.
Elohim warned ancient Israel when He was about to place them in the Promised Land. “When thou art come into the land which Yahuwah thy Elohim giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations” (Deuteronomy 19:9). Whether we have been doing this in ignorance or not, we must follow Elohim fully and not as many do in smorgasbord fashion, where we pick and choose what we will follow. It is written: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of Elohim” (Matthew 4:4).