Rev. 17:1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,
2 "with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were 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 sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.
5 And on her forehead a name [was] written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
7 But the angel said to me, "Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.
8 "The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
Rev 13:1 And I stood on the sand of the sea, and I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns. And on its horns were ten crowns, and on its heads was the name of blasphemy. Rev 17:15 And he says to me, The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues, Act 1:25 to take the share of this ministry and apostleship from which Judas fell, to go to his own place. Rev 13:11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth;
9 "Here [is] the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.
10 "There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, [and] the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. 11 "And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition.
12 "The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 "These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.
14 "These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those [who are] with Him [are] called, chosen, and faithful."
15 Then he said to me, "The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.
16 "And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire.
17 "For God has put it into their heartsto fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.
18 "And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth." Rome/Vatican
SUMMARY - Rev. 17 Proofs thatthe Roman Catholic Church Is “The Whore Of Babylon”
1. Rome was called Babylon historically and biblically. I Pet. 5:13 2. Another Name for Rome Is “The City of Seven Hills 3. Only the Vatican/RCC has political ties with every nation of the world. 4. The Roman Catholic Church is the only ecclesiastical institution that for centuries reigned over the kings of the earth. State/Church
5. Only the Roman Catholic “Mary” is called “The Queen of Heaven”. 6. “Mystery” is the very heart of Roman Catholicism. 7. Only Roman Catholicism has abundant imagery of the golden cup, scarlet, and purple. It is the wealthiest institution on the planet.
8. Much Of Roman Catholicism uses symbolism born from Babylonian cult worship. 9. The Roman Catholic Church is responsible for the deaths of millions of Christians, Jews and Muslims. (Pagan Rome killed thousands)
The Fall Of Babylon The Judgment Of The Whore Revelation 18:1-24
Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from Heaven, having great authority. And the earth was lighted up from his glory.
Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great has fallen, has fallen!
and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a cage of every unclean bird which has been hated,
1. The Extent Of Her Influence And Immorality Rev. 18: 3a,b Rev 18:3a because of the wine of the anger of her fornication which all the nations have drunk.
Note – Wine is often used for seduction. It has been used by some to get people to do what they would normally not do. This ecclesiastical whore hates Christians “wine of the anger”and seduces the peoples and kings of the earth to murder true believers and Jews.
18:3b and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her. And the merchants of the earth became rich from the power of her luxury.
Spiritual Fornication With Nations and Kings Rev 14:8 And another angel followed, saying, The great city, Babylon, has fallen, has fallen; because of the wine of the anger of her fornication; she has made all nations to drink. (Proof Rev. is not chronological) Rev 17:2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and became drunk with the wine of her fornication, those inhabiting the earth. Rev 18:9 And the kings of the earth who have committed fornication and lived in luxury with her will weep for her, and will wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning;
God’s Plea To His People 18:4-5
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that you may not be partakers of her sins, and that you may not receive of her plagues.
Rev 18:5 For her sins joined together, even up to Heaven, and God has remembered her unjust deeds.
Papal Decrees Pope Leo IX – 1521 – The “Bull Honestis” He ordered the excommunication of any official that refused to execute heretics. Pope Clement V’s rebuke of King Edward “We hear you that you forbid the torture as contrary to the laws of your land. But no state can override canon law, our law. Therefore I command you at once to submit those men to torture.” Pope Urban II (1088-99) inspirer of the first crusade ordered that all heretics were to be tortured and killed Pope Martin V (1417-31) ordered the extermination of all Hussites“ …turn your forces to Bohemia; burn, massacre, make deserts everywhere, for nothing could be more agreeable to God, or more useful to the cause of kings, than the extermination of the Hussites.”
The Wages Of Babylon’s Sin 18:6-8
Rev 18:6 Reward her as she has rewarded you, and double to herdouble, according to her works. In the cup which she mixed, mix double to her.
Rev 18:7 As much as she has glorified herself and has lived in luxury, For she says in her heart, I sit as a queen, and I am not a widow; and I do not see mourning at all. so much torment and sorrow give her.
Isa 47:5 Sit silent, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Isa 47:6 I was angry with My people, I have polluted My inheritance, and given them into your hand. You showed them no mercy; you have very heavily laid your yoke on the aged. • Isa 47:7 And you said, I shall be a queen/mistress forever; so you did not lay these things to your heart, nor remembered the latter end of it. • Isa 47:8 Now then hear this, O pleasure seeker, who lives carelessly; who says in her heart, I am, and none else is; I shall not sit as a widow, nor shall I know the loss of children. • Isa 47:9 But these two things shall come to you in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood. They shall come on you in their fullness for the multitude of your sorceries, and for the great power of your enchantments. • Isa 47:10 For you have trusted in your wickedness; you have said, No one sees me. Your wisdom and your knowledge, it has perverted you; and you have said in your heart, I am, and there is no one else. • Isa 47:11 But evil shall come on you; you shall not know its origin. and mischief shall fall on you; you shall not be able to put it off. And desolation shall come on you suddenly, you shall not know.
Babylon’s Sudden End (See Daniel 5)
Rev 18:8 Therefore her plagues will come in one day, death and mourning and famine. And she will be consumed with fire, for the Lord God who judges her is strong.
The Ten Kings that are united with the Anti-Christ will be the physical instrument of Rome’s destruction. The hate her insatiable appetite for power and control. Rev. 17:16 "And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire.
The Impact Of Babylon’s Fall 18:9-19
The kings of the Earth • Rev 18:9 And the kings of the earth who have committed fornication and lived in luxury with her will weep for her, • and will wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning;