Mystery Babylon

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Ok any reason why? Its not on list of banned topics or I might have missed it?
Its just am reading a book about it, althougn its just one persons view and thought would share what I found, but if anyones interested its called 'mystery Babylon' by joel richardson. And it seems he takes into account different views about it but also has his own opinion about what the mystery is, which mostly talking about the islamic empire, and how current day Mecca kind of fits the description of a great city like Babylon. Although, having said that there as originally a city actually called Babylon so it could have been referring to that.

Some people try and say its rome or new york ir even Jerusalem. But they may be getting prophecies mixed up. The author makes the case that some bible scholars actually did not do any robust historical research about it and just wildly speculated what the prophecy could be. Which leads to some crazy theories. Somee evens say its about the church. Not sure where they get that from...as the church is the bride not the whore of babylon!
 
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Oh ok, dont know why the OP was banned tho. I dont know if its babylon that is the world system though, as Babylon was an actual city, but in the Bible its pictured as a woman riding a beast. The beast is satan.

There are many cities in the world, I suppose, that operate like a woman riding the beast. They produce nothing but are centres of sin and slavery. They import all their wealth and live in luxury. In contrast to Babylon, that is given over to idolatry and covetousness, after this is completely destroyed and burned up the Bible talks about the New Jerusalem, the heavenly, holy City where Jesus is Lord.

Im not sure if this is referring to when Jerusalem got taken over by the Babylonians and the jews were exiled to Babylon.
The picture in revelation does remind me of when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. I guess if He let them continue, they would have influenced other cities around them.

Has anyone witnessed the fall of a city? Not just in the Bible but actual present day. One comes to mind where a city falls into ruin and decay is Detroit when the car industry collapsed...it was abandoned, you see photos and everyone just fled. Or what about Pompeii, destroyed by volcano. And then one closer to home, Christchurch, by earthquake.
 

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I dont know if its babylon that is the world system though,
It is as follows......Babylon or the world’s system is man trying to meet his own needs without God;

Instead of trying to take things in other directions because you don't think so....
May i suggest that you get some understanding in this.

You can even take the easy route and just Google something like - Babylon the world system

Blessings
 
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Christchurch, by earthquake.
This was not a fall of a city. 185 lost their lives and the city was not wiped out.
If a region is wiped out then it is there no more.
Let me ask you a couple of easy questions.
What is your fascination with Babylon?
Why is Babylon important to you?

This might help in getting some attention to your thread.
 
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Someone else brought up the topic i dont think its nice to ban ppl on this forum just because they want to discuss something in the bible they might not fully understand or have something to share. In fact its plain
rude. Sorry. Who wants to be on a forum like that? Where random.topics just disappear without warning. Weird.
 

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Someone else brought up the topic i dont think its nice to ban ppl on this forum just because they want to discuss something in the bible they might not fully understand or have something to share. In fact its plain
rude. Sorry. Who wants to be on a forum like that? Where random.topics just disappear without warning. Weird.
Enough!
I told you the op of a particular thread was banned.
His thread was deleted under forum policy.
His ban was for other reasons.