Whore of Babylon

Nearly two chapters in the book of Revelation have been devoted to figurative Babylon, which will represent two things during Daniel’s 70th week: the “mother of whores” and the location of the Antichrist’s rule during his three-and-a-half-year reign – the Great Tribulation.

Old Testament prophets and Jesus had a lot to say about the “whore,” God’s original and unfaithful bride. They also gave us insight into Babylon as a city – headquarters of the Antichrist. You’ll learn that the harlot has been, and will be, Israel and the city Jerusalem.

  • God’s bride engaged in adulterous acts (e.g. idol worship, human sacrifice, sorcery, etc.) while under Babylonian rule. Many ancient prophecies were directly related to this.
  • The adulterous acts earned Israel the title of harlot.
  • Ancient prophecies regarding Israel’s harlotry were concerned with the near-term (problems and consequences of that day) and far-term (the adultery and consequences that will occur during the reign of the Antichrist).

Here are some key points to keep in mind as you explore this last-days entity and location:

  1. Contrary to theology presented in multimedia built on out-of-context scripture (like the Left Behind series), the end-times stage has always been (and will be!)  the Middle East and those nations surrounding Israel – not Europe or the US. This is well-supported by Old and New Testament prophecy and apocalyptic literature.
  2. Israel was (and will be) the unfaithful bride of God and the only nation to be labeled as a harlot by Him.
  3. The term Babylon is used in Revelation to represent Israel and the adulteries she has, and will, commit.
  4. Israel has been responsible for the deaths of the prophets and others throughout history. Her final act of adultery (the covenant with the Antichrist/beast kingdom) will cause the death of many saints, including those who believe in Christ and walk in His ways.
  5. God instructed His priests’ garments to be made of purple, scarlet, gold, and jewels. This is the adornment of the harlot.
  6. God will allow the Antichrist and his kingdom to make Israel “desolate and naked” during the three-and-a-half-year Great Tribulation period.

For more information and biblical references, please read my very comprehensive and unbiased study “Finding the End of the World” (available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and www.ronbraley.com).

Do you know that we, as Jesus’ followers, are to also be a faithful bride? In fact, we promise this whenever we drink from the communion cup of the new covenant with a pure heart.

2 thoughts on “Whore of Babylon”

  1. Oh boy! I couldn’t disagree with you more.

    🙂

    Israel doesn’t fit all of the descriptions of the whore (Sitting on seven hills, being connected with Babylon, dressed in scarlet and purple)

    and cant be Israel because God is going to save a remnant.

    Romans 11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew.

    Romans 11:25-27 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

    When Christ returns that last Jewish remnant is going to see Jesus and mourn for Him (Zechariah 12:10 Revelation 1:7) that cant be the whore of Babylon because the whore of Babylon is going to be destroyed completely.

    1. Thank you for your comment. I certainly understand your initial response, as my post doesn’t reflect traditional/denominational lines. However, it’s the picture Scripture paints. I devoted quite a lot of space to addressing the topic of the “whore” in the book I published in 2011 titled “Finding the End of the World”. In it, I’m able to discuss the ‘city on seven hills’, which has actually been a label for Israel and Babylon (ironically enough), and correlate relative Scripture to support the likelihood that the “whore” refers to Israel and Jerusalem, not Rome and the Catholic Church (for instance).

      It’s true that God will protect a remnant in the last days. Because the ‘covenant of death’ Israel will enter into in the last days will be annulled by Christ’s return doesn’t mean that those facilitating the agreement and relationship with the Antichrist won’t suffer God’s end-times wrath, though.

      At any rate, you’re welcome to purchase the book I published that gives great attention to this (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or http://www.ronbraley.com), or I’d be happy to snip out this particular chapter and email it to you if you’d like. I’m not going to try to change your mind – just offer tools to help in your study. Just email me at info@findingrevelation.com if you’d like a PDF of the part of the book related to the Whore of Babylon.

      Blessings.

      Ron Braley

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