To all who read this, please be aware this is not one of those arm twisting dogmatic, I’m right and everyone else is wrong type of apologetic theory!
This is simply a question that you and I must answer after examining the facts that we have, from, our current culture here in America, and what the Holy Scripture teaches us about the defining marks of the end time Babylon.
The reader must come to their own conclusion; my goal is to simply present the facts that exist in both.
I ask you the reader, to ask questions about each of these characteristics of Babylon, such as could this be the Catholic Church as many have believed.
Could it be Italy, or modern day Babylon in Iraq, do these entities fit into these Scriptures, could it even be Turkey or modern day Israel?
Weigh these theories against what scripture says, not what you have always been told and taught, for many a good man and woman of God have shared many opinions on these subjects down through time, but none of them could have envisioned what America has become, nor the geopolitical landscape which has emerged in these last days.
Before we begin let me share two Scriptures with you,
Daniel 12:4. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Proverbs 25:2. It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.
Shall we begin?
Does Babylon have a literal mother Country, one from whence she came?
Jeremiah 50:12. Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
Some could make the argument that Jeremiah was referring to the original Babylon, since he was alive when that Babylon existed. Except, that Babylon had no mother country that ever existed, she was founded by Nimrod.
America on the other hand has a mother who still exists, her name is England.
Just something to think about!
Is the Babylon of the End Times the wealthiest nation on Earth?
Rev. 18:19.And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
Like I said earlier, ask yourself who this could be, Babylon in Iraq?
Rome Italy, or one of the others?
You see there is a problem with it being Rome, or ancient Babylon.
They are both inland cities, they have no deep water ports.
Rome is about 60 miles inland, and Babylon is about 200 miles inland.
This is the Chief city of the nation of Babylon, a city which can be seen burning from the sea, one that was the commerce capital of the world.
Rev. 18:18.And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
Is the Babylon of the End Times a Nation of Immigrants?
Jeremiah 50: 37. A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.
The interesting part of this verse is the description mingled peoples.
The NIV translates this as foreigners, no nation on the earth is as much a land of foreigners as we are, for we all have roots somewhere else in this world.
Again ask yourself who could fit this description?
Was the Babylon of the End Times, once a golden cup of Blessings in The Lord’s Hand?
Jer.51:7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord’s hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord’s hand,
In scripture the golden cup is always a reference to blessing.
50 years ago 80% of all missions’ donations came from the USA, along with almost 60% of the missionaries on the ground of foreign nations.
Today we export 80% of the worlds pornography, that’s a fact, check it out.
We are also the world leader in abortion 60 million and counting, and if that’s not enough, we actually pay countries to implement free abortions in their countries. Our tax dollars at work!
We supply third world nations with all the day after pills they need or want.
We are the world leader in homosexual marriage, and we are leading and forcing other nations to follow suit.
"the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad."
Does the Babylon of the End Times have a large Jewish population?
America has a population of over 6 million Jew's, second only to Israel with 7 million plus. There are only 15 million Jew's worldwide.
Zech. 2:7. Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.
Rev. 18:4. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that receive not her plagues.
I have a question for you, who were John’s people?
The Book of Revelations was delivered to 7 Jewish congregations throughout Asia Minor (modern day Turkey), they were all Jews.
John never taught Gentiles, so the people he is calling out of Babylon, are his people, the Jews.
Is the Babylon of the End Times, the most powerful military nation on the earth?
Jer.50:23. How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! How is Babylon become a desolation among the nations.
Notice the wording here, ‘the whole earth” ancient Babylon at its peak militarily was the dominant power of the East, never the whole earth.
How many times have you heard America referred to as the ‘Policeman of the Whole World?”
Currently, America has over 800 military installations of some type around the world, we are the lone superpower left upon the earth. America alone accounts for 50% of all military spending worldwide.
Where geographically does the Babylon of the end time reside?
Jer. 51:13. O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.
Firstly, ancient Babylon did not reside on many waters, like I mentioned last time Babylon was a city 200 miles inland from the nearest ocean. Unlike America which is sit between two oceans, plus the Gulf of Mexico to the south, not to mention the Great Lakes to the north.
Also notice the second part of the verse; “abundant in treasures” I think that one speaks for itself!
Is the Babylon of the End Times home to the wealthiest and most powerful businessmen on earth?
Rev.18:23And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
Now read the same verse in the more modern NIV Translation
Rev. 18:23 23The light of a lamp will never shine in you again.The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again.Your merchants were the worldʼs important people.By your magic spell all the nations were led astray.
Currently worldwide, America has over 15 Million Millionaires, the most of any country, 15.6 million I believe, the next two nations on the list, together will only make up a third of that number. So Italy and Iraq would fail to qualify here, much less anyone else.
Does the Babylon of the End Times have a space program or missile defense system?
I know this sounds unbelievable, but the verse you’re about read is pretty unique to scripture.
Jer. 51:53 Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the Lord.
That three words KJ translators used here in English “should mount up” is actually the Hebrew word alah, pronounced aw-law. It literally means, to go up to. Once there she fortifies the height of strength.
There is no nation on earth that has a space program that has ever achieved the things in space America has, there is no nation on earth with a missile defense system in space but America. But the Bible says even though it’s there it won’t matter. Whether you take this verse as the moon program, the missile defense system, or the world’s mightiest air force, none of this could have been accomplished by ancient Babylon, or anyone else.
The Prophets didn’t write poetry, they wrote what was to come.
How old of a Nation is the End Time Babylon compared to other nations?
America is a nation born less than 250 years ago, in the eyes of the world we are the new kids on the block. We are way younger than Italy and Iraq, by thousands of years, not hundreds.
Jer.50:12. Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
The hindermost of the nations, is one of the last nations established, yet, in a short time this nation establishes the mightiest army, greatest economy, most luxurious form of living known throughout all of history. Not to mention she has been used as a nation of blessing (a golden cup) to other nations, and in the end has corrupted herself and her fellow nations.
Sound like anybody you know?
So ask yourself if this theory is correct what happens to America?
Rev. 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
Rev. 18: 17.For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
18.And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
19.And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
It doesn’t take God one day or one hour to destroy anything, when it’s by His hand its instant.
So what could destroy this nation in one day, and its greatest city in one hour.
You’ll find your answer in Revelations 18:15
15.The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
If she were destroyed by conventional war crafts, there would be no fear of entering her after the bombing had stopped, but this is not the case. Man is afraid to even approach her, there is only one type of weapon available to men that would cause that kind of fear, and that is nuclear.
The seven hills from upon she (Babylon) sits? Valid question, it is true Rome sits upon seven small hills, but so does another 70 other Capitals around the world,one in particular, you will find it in Washington DC, and it too sits upon seven hills.
I hope this article has made you curious, because curiosity always births answers.