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1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 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. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 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. Revelation 17:1-6 (KJV)
I recommend Richard Bennet and Dave Hunt’s writings on the identification of the harlot. The purple and scarlet colors are a giveaway, as is the golden cup. The Harlot is the Roman Catholic Church.
If you’re a Roman Catholic, I’m not going to apologize. It was the very realization of this that caused Father Richard Bennet to rethink his position in the RCC, and finally to leave it. What other religion clothes its priests in scarlet and purple, and the highlight of its service is the gold communion cup?
think about that for a bit. And if you are a Roman Catholic, please take the time to start reading my writings on the Roman Catholic Church. Everything they’ve taught you is a lie. Everything. You’re not a Christiam, and you’re not saved. You may be a very devout Roman Catholic, but that will save you about as much as a very devout Buddhist.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. Revelation 17:7-8 (KJV)
This is the Antichrist and his false kingdom. Just as the Lord Jesus Christ will have a literal kingdom, the antichrist will mock it. Just as the Lord Jesus Christ will have a spiritual kingdom as well, so too does the Antichrist require a false religious system he can subvert without too much difficulty.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. 10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. Revelation 17:9-13 (KJV)
The final identifier is “The city on seven hills.” There’s no doubts any longer – the harlot is the Roman Catholic Church.
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. 15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. 16 And 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. 17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. 18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. Revelation 17:14-18 (KJV)
The difference between Babylon and Rome is this – Rome is the great city, which is the seat of the Antichrist’s religious powers. Babylon will be his capital, his source of government, wealth and power. Verse 16 shows eventually the Antichrist will turn on Rome, tolerating no rivalry whatsoever. The city of Rome will be burnt and looted eventually by the Antichrist and his military might.
If you’re a Roman Catholic, I urge you – come out of her. Please take the time to read what I’ve written about the Catholic Church.