By Roger Tanner, Jul 22 2015 05:38PM
Have you ever read the book of Revelation? If you have, you may remember the woman described in chapter 17:4-5 as: "arrayed in purple and scarlet, adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus."
Babylon was a city on the Euphrates River in present day Iraq. It was the seat of civilization's open rebellion against God through their false worship system. It was a religion based on the worship of false deities and characterized by "sacred" sex with female and male temple prostitutes (today's pornography, homosexuality, adultery, fornication), child sacrifice (today's abortion, sexual and physical abuse of children), and the interchangeability of male and female gender identification (today's transgenderism).. The Harlot in Revelation represents a false religion that will be prevalent during the Tribulaion period. And we are seeing the rise of the Harlot's false religion is becoming more and more prevalent as the same sins Babylon committed worshipping false gods are still worshipped and celebrated today - just with a different label. The Harlot is alive and well. .So, what can you do? Pray!
Pray for God's mercy on our nation.
Pray for a spirit of brokenness and repentance in our nation's leadersand our churches' leaders
Pray that God's people would hunger and thirst for Him and His Word.
Pray that the church would have biblical understanding and discernment.
Pray for boldness, holiness and power in our pastors to stay true to their calling of preaching the Word of God
Listen, all of us are lost sinners; we all have sinned and fallen short of God's glory, but our hope is not in following some false religion but it's in Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead through faith in Him, so we can have the promises of salvation through the forgiveness of our sins and eternal life with Him..
May God bless you all.