The Mystery of Babylon

alt"One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, 'Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.'

Then the angel carried me away in the spirit into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. This title was written on her forehead:

MYSTERY - BABYLON THE GREAT
THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus."

Revelation 17:1-6

These amazing verses from the Bible have been interpreted for many centuries as either referring to the Roman Catholic Church or a global apostate religious system that will come into being during the period of human history the Bible calls the 'end times' or 'latter days'. In support of these views are Scripture passages such as Revelation 17:9 which says that the woman referred to in the verses above resides in a city built on seven hills – universally recognized as Rome; and Revelation Chapter 13, which describes a religious system to be established by the leaders known as the Antichrist and the False Prophet.

We know, however, that any global system, whether governmental, economic, or religious, must have a beginning or foundation upon which developmental stages follow. In other words, a global system does not simply spring into existence fully developed. The implication of this is that, whatever 'Mystery Babylon' is, it had a beginning, followed by developmental stages, and it will someday come into full fruition. Revelation 17:1-6 describes a system that has come into full fruition, with a global reach, and is ready for God’s judgment.

What, then, has provided the foundation for Mystery Babylon? Was it the obvious mixture of paganism with Christianity at Rome? Of the multitude of examples that support this, consider just two. The Pope is called 'Pontifex Maximus', which means 'The Supreme Bridge-Keeper'. Why such an unusual title? The answer is shocking. Pontifex Maximus was the title of the high priest of the cult of Janus in Rome before the arrival of Christianity! Around 60 B.C. the Roman emperors began adopting this title as an expression of their supposed divine authority as Emperor and High Priest of the sacred mysteries. The one thus endowed with the title Pontifex Maximus, whether high priest, emperor, or both combined, declared himself to be the one who stood as the bridge, or mediator, between mankind and the gods, with the power of determining the ultimate destiny of souls. When Christianity became established in Rome, the Bishop of Rome – the Pope – simply adopted the title and many of the functions of the pagan high priests and emperors!

Where does the worship of Mary originate? It is not found in the Bible. Jesus never said to worship, or adore, his mother. In fact, in Matthew 4:10 Jesus says "Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only." If Mary worship is not authorized by the Bible, then where did it come from? Again, the answer is shocking. The pagan religions of the Middle East and Mediterranean areas all included the worship of female deities. The chief female deity was always worshipped, and adored, as the “Queen of Heaven”. In an effort to win converts, the early Church fathers took that title and applied it to Mary, the mother of Jesus!

What else could have provided the foundation for Mystery Babylon? In our own times the quintessential global organization is, of course, the United Nations.

Most people do not realize that, since the year 2000, the United Nations has promoted and sponsored an organization called the United Religions Initiative, which strives to bring all of the world’s religions together as one. Why is this not generally known? Because the media does not cover it. Why does the media not cover it? The powers that be don’t want it known…..yet. It is a beast waiting to be unleashed. Anyone who utters criticism of this monstrosity will be called intolerant, divisive, bigoted, and self-righteous.

World-wide computer systems now, for the first time in history, make it possible for every human to be identified and cataloged. We also seem to be rapidly moving toward becoming a cashless society, where all one needs to purchase something is a number. Optical scanning technology, combined with computer systems, are making cash and checks obsolete. Now we are seeing the microchipping of human beings with computer chips inserted under the skin. These microchips can, and will, contain our personal information – medical, legal, and financial. Once a person is microchipped they can be tracked, and found, anywhere in the world they go.

Is it not chilling to realize that the New Testament Book of Revelation predicts, in chapter 13, that a future world leader will require that every person be given a mark, or number, and that without it no one can buy or sell anything! The human author of the Book of Revelation lived over 1,900 years ago. Is it even conceivable that he could have foreseen the advent of technology that would make his prediction a reality? Why would such an outlandish notion even occur to him? What are the mathematical odds that his prediction would come true?

It is not 'conspiracy theory nonsense' to acknowledge that global forces-political, economic, and religious - are extending their reach around the world, and into our personal lives, as never before in history. In fact, it may very well be myopic and naïve not to recognize it, especially in view of the present re-structuring of the world's financial system.

We are not being liberated. Our freedoms are dwindling.

The goal of a world government and a unified global religious system, supposedly in the name of equality and unity, has existed since ancient times. As strange and somber as it may sound, these concepts, along with the religious practices described above, had their origin in ancient Babylon. That great city was founded by a man named Ninus, whose adopted title was ‘Nimrod’, which meant ‘the rebel’. Together with his wife, Semiramis, Nimrod built the world’s first empire along with its first man-made religion.

But something else happened in Babylon. For reasons not fully understood, the tribes and clans living in and around Babylon were compelled to leave. From there they migrated to all parts of the earth ....and they took with them a corrupt, man-made, and demonically inspired, religion that mimicked and mocked God’s revealed truths.

This author has come to the conclusion that Mystery Babylon is something far, far more pervasive than any existing religious organization or the United Nations. It includes those entities but is not confined to them. The true Mystery Babylon reaches from the concrete canyons of New York City, London, and Tokyo, to the most isolated tribes and ethnic groups on the earth. It has under its influence tribal shamans in Siberia as well as 'Christian' priests in the cathedrals of Europe. It includes witch doctors and priests among all the scattered peoples of the earth. In all instances, its practitioners seek 'spiritual' knowledge and enlightenment by means other than submission and obedience to the God of the Bible, who declares emphatically that, apart from him, there are no gods.

The academic explanation for the world’s religions is that they are an attempt by ignorant, primitive people to explain things in nature that they can’t understand. But who would invent a spirit being to represent, for example the sun, give the being a name and attributes, and then worship him, knowing that the whole concept is false? Such a system would eventually be exposed as baseless and contrived and would be discarded. And why does religion still thrive, even in the technologically advanced countries? Are we really still ignorant and primitive? It seems humans are religious creatures even though they do understand the forces of nature.

No, there is more to it. It cannot be a coincidence that a 'Queen of Heaven' has been worshipped all over the world by tribes and ethnic groups who never had contact with one another. Nor is it a coincidence that the 'common' elements of the world’s religions are now being woven together in an attempt to create a one-world religion.

The forces behind the drive toward one-world government and one-world religion are bringing to fruition MYSTERY BABYLON!

Finally, consider what the Bible actually says concerning the spirit beings we know as Satan, or the devil, and his followers:

  • Three times he is called the ‘prince of this world’ by Jesus Christ. (John 12:31, 14:30, and 16:11)
  • The whole world is under his control. (1 John 5:19)
  • He is the ‘god’ of this age. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
  • He is the ‘ruler of the kingdom of the air’. (Ephesians 2:2)
  • The kingdoms of the world are his. (Luke 4:5,6)
  • He is the 'serpent' that deceives humans. (Genesis 3:1-5)
  • He roams throughout the earth at will. (Job 1:7)
  • He leads the whole world astray (!). (Revelation 12:9)
  • He is the deceiver of the nations. (Revelation 20:3)

If these teachings from the Bible concerning our spiritual enemies are false, then put the Bible up on the shelf, along with Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and be done with it! If, however, the teachings are true, then we should be alert and watchful. For the Bible also teaches that something dreadful happened in Babylon, in ancient times, resulting in God scattering the people to all parts of the earth. It was spiritual rebellion they were guilty of. It resulted in a corrupt religious system, filled with occult beliefs, and the teachings of demons, that has spread all over the world and has touched every human being.

Revelation 17:5 speaks of 'Mystery, Babylon the Great', referring to something begun long ago, but yet to reach its fulfillment and complete revelation. The words ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great’ were not chosen haphazardly. The words are to be taken very literally and very seriously!

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In The Mystery of Babylon, William Dixon takes the reader back to the origin of spiritual rebellion in the present age... back to ancient Babylon where a wicked king and queen plot the establishment of political and spiritual control over humanity. Are the systems they devised still in operation?

Also, follow the joyous and heart-rending adventures of the two young lovers, Reza and Vashti, as they get caught up in the controlling web of intrigue spun by King Nimrod and his wife Semiramis. Will the lover's dreams of a life together be shattered? Join them as they discover the reality of the secret words of wisdom - As above, so below!