Tuesday, October 13, 2015
America Is Not N.T. Babylon Part 2-Three Years Later
Pt one was posted in 2012, Time to do a part two, the link to Part one is,
Rev 18:1 After these things I saw another angel coming down out of heaven, having great authority; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
Rev 18:2 And he cried with a mighty voice, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and is become a habitation of demons, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and a hold of every unclean and hateful bird.
Rev 18:3 For by the wine of the wrath of her fornication all the nations are fallen; and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth waxed rich by the power of her wantonness.
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come forth, my people, out of her, that ye have no fellowship with her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues:
Rev 18:5 for her sins have reached even unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
Part one has had many thousands of reads, I was reading the portion I took part one from and wanted to once again make the case that this new doctrine, America is N.T. Babylon is not orthodox sound doctrine, it is a new thing. One example is RWP, in E-Sword.
A hold of every unclean and hateful bird (phulakē pantos orneou akathartou kai memisēmenou). Orneou is old word for bird, in N.T. only Rev_18:2; Rev_19:17, Rev_19:21. “The evil spirits, watching over fallen Rome like night-birds or harpies that wait for their prey, build their eyries in the broken towers which rise from the ashes of the city” (Swete). Long ago true of Babylon and Nineveh, some day to be true of Rome.
These, of course, give rise to much traffic, and furnish employment to many merchants and sailors, who thus procure a livelihood, or become wealthy as the result of such traffic. Babylon - or papal Rome - is here represented under the image of such a luxurious city; and of course, when she falls, they who have thus been dependent on her, and who have been enriched by her, have occasion for mourning and lamentation.
And the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies; or "luxury"; which is not to be understood in a literal sense; though it is true that many merchants, in all ages, have enriched themselves by sending their commodities to Rome, where, through the vast consumption and luxuriousness of the place, they have bore a good price; but this is to be interpreted of spiritual merchants; these are such who do not merchandise by sea, but are land merchants, the merchants of the earth, and are said to be the great men of the earth, Rev_18:23 such as are equal to princes, lords, and nobles; such are the cardinals, archbishops, and bishops; though the inferior clergy of the Romish church, who are under these, may be included: to which may be added, that one part of their wares is said to be the souls of men, Rev_18:13 which plainly shows what sort of merchants these are; they are such who make merchandise of men, and pretend to sell them heaven, and the salvation of their souls; these are they that deal in pardons and indulgences, which they sell to ignorant people, and for a sum of money say Mass to fetch souls out of purgatory: all things have been saleable at Rome, crucifixes, priests, altars, temples, prayers, heaven, Christ, yea, God himself, as the poet Mantuan expresses it; and because of these idolatries, and wicked practices, Rome will be at last destroyed.
There you have it, older scholars have it as a truth, most Churches constitution and by-laws, have, or had this as the Roman Catholic Church as the whore, and N.T. Babylon as Rome. This changed not long ago, as I wrote in part one, this new view was taught by Hal Lindsey and it became a truth. Do not be carried away by every new wind of doctrine, but most do, and a new man made doctrine,a thought, becomes so called solid evangelical Christian truth, sorry I know many feel the USA is NT Babylon, it is a type, but not the real one, it is Rome. Many thousands gave read part one why? Man looks to man, because they hate and despise bible truth and have been brain washed by men. Much hate mail,and nasty comments, I did not post were and still are submitted, so it is hitting a nerve, good, that is the point, the truth of the bible, VRS. new winds of doctrine by men. I strive to teach what the bible says, not new doctrine, but orthodox sound doctrine. That is one of my callings, and this will never change, you reader must make up your own mind, the facts have been given and you can chose what you want, I am giving the insight from orthodox, older sources and not some new so called revelation, adding foolishness to the already misunderstood book and the true orthodox prophetic time line.
The Holy Bible and understanding it, must be our only standard, think on this.