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WHO  AND  WHAT  IS  BABYLON ?

Descriptions and delineations of the characteristics of Babylon derived from the Bible

(See if your church exhibits any of these characteristics, and be sure to look at the possible spiritual meaning to the characteristic.  NOTE: Not every characteristic needs to be seen before your church can become Babylon)

1.   Abundant in treasures--Jeremiah 51:13.
2.   All connected with her are made rich (not riches of heaven)--Revelation 18:19.
3.   Are liars--Jeremiah 50:36.
4.   Are mad (lost their reason) upon their idols--Jeremiah 50:38.
5.   Beasts inhabit--Isaiah 13:21-22.
6.   Believes that God does not dwell with humanity (Christ's nature before fall)--Daniel 2:11.
7.   Believes they are gods--Isaiah 47:8, 10.
8.   Besieges God's professed church until it falls captive--2 Kings 24:10-12, 25:1-4; Jeremiah 39:1-2.
9.   Breaks bones of God's people--Jeremiah 50:17.
10.  Breaks down walls of God's professed church--2 Kings 25:9; 2 Chronicles 36:19; Ezra 5:12; Jeremiah 39:8.
11.  Builds city and tower whose top reaches unto heaven--Genesis 11:4.
12.  Builds great image of man for all to worship--Daniel 3:1-7.
13.  Burns with fire God's professed church--2 Kings 25:9; 2 Chronicles 36:19; Jeremiah 21:10, 38:23, 39:8.
14.  Camps against God's professed church until is succumbs--Jeremiah 52:4-7.
15.  Carries away treasures (precious truths) out of God's once faithful church--2 Kings 24:13; 2 Chron 36:7, 10, 18.
16.  Carries away all the mighty men--2 Kings 24:14.
17.  Casts out God's people--Jeremiah 51:34.
18.  Causes God's people to be slain--Jeremiah 51:49.
19.  Celebration is in her midst--Jeremiah 51:39.
20.  Commands all to worship image of man at sound of music--Daniel 3:1-7.
21.  Completely captivates majority of members until only a remnant remain--2 Kings 25:11-12, 22; 2 Chronicles 36:20;  Ezra 5:12; Jeremiah 39:9-10, 40:11.
22.  Completely removes all precious vessels which were once held by God's church--2 Kings 25:13-17.
23.  Connected with hell--Isaiah 14:9.
24.  Connected with Mysteries of spiritualism--Revelation 17:5.
25.  Connected with scarlet-colored beast (secret societies)--Revelation 17:3.
26.  Connected with ships (other churches)--Revelation 18:17.
27.  Connected with spiritualism--Ezekiel 21:21.
28.  Corrupts earth with fornication--Revelation 19:2.
29.  Crushes God's people--Jeremiah 51:34.
30.  Cuts down people as trees--Isaiah 14:8.
31.  Cuts in pieces precious vessels of God's once faithful church--2 Kings 24:13, 25:13; 2 Chronicles 36:19.
32.  Deals in slaves--Revelation 18:13.
33.  Deals in souls of men--Revelation 18:13.
34.  Deceives by sorceries--Revelation 18:23.
35.  Defiles sacred vessels and precious things of God's design--Daniel 5:2-4.
36.  Destroys all the earth--Jeremiah 51:25.
37.  Destroys God's heritage--Jeremiah 50:11.
38.  Devours God's people--Jeremiah 51:34.
39.  Does evil among God's people--Jeremiah 51:24.
40.  Does not consider her possible destruction (does not lay these things to heart)--Isaiah 47:7.
41.  Does not glorify God--Daniel 5:23.
42.  Does not remember warnings given about her destruction--Isaiah 47:7.
43.  Does not want to fight outwardly--Jeremiah 51:30.
44.  Does violence to God's people--Jeremiah 51:35.
45.  Does what she wants to, yet believes she will see no sorrow (no punishment or judgment for her actions)-- Revelation 18:7.
46.  Drunken with the blood of God's saints--Revelation 17:6.
47.  Dwells carelessly--Isaiah 47:8.
48.  Dwells upon many waters--Jeremiah 51:13.
49.  Employs reapers to harvest fields (sown with seeds of falsehood)--Jeremiah 50:16.
50.  Employs sowers (to spread seeds of falsehood)--Jeremiah 50:16.
51.  Fears not the Lord--2 Kings 17:25.
52.  Full of astonishment--Jeremiah 25:10.
53.  Full of falsehoods--Jeremiah 51:17.
54.  Full of pomp--Isaiah 14:11.
55.  Full of unclean birds--Jeremiah 50:39.
56.  Full of wild beasts--Jeremiah 50:39.
57.  Full of vanity--Jeremiah 51:18.
58.  Given to pleasure--Isaiah 47:8.
59.  Glorifies herself--Revelation 18:7.
60.  Great majority of wise men are liars and corrupt--Daniel 2:2, 9.
61.  Grows fat (on sin)--Jeremiah 50:11.
62.  Has broad walls--Jeremiah 51:58.
63.  Has daughters--Jeremiah 50:42.
64.  Has high gates--Jeremiah 51:58.
65.  Has trial (inquisition) to determine crimes against her decrees--Daniel 3:13-15.
66.  Heart is lifted up--Daniel 5:20.
67.  Her captains are drunk and asleep--Jeremiah 51:57.
68.  Her cities (churches) are a dry land (no refreshing of the latter rain)--Jeremiah 51:43.
69.  Her cities (churches) are a wilderness--Jeremiah 51:43.
70.  Her cities (churches) are desolate (no Saviour)--Jeremiah 51:43.
71.  Her cry (glory) is found in ships--Isaiah 43:14.
72.  Her men are brutish in their own knowledge--Jeremiah 51:17.
73.  Her mighty men are drunk and asleep--Jeremiah 51:57.
74.  Her princes are drunk and asleep--Jeremiah 51:57.
75.  Her rulers are drunk and asleep--Jeremiah 51:57.
76.  Her waves (ministers--those raised up above the level of the sea or people) do roar--Jeremiah 51:55.
77.  Her wise men are drunk and asleep--Jeremiah 51:57.
78.  Highest leader becomes angry when his will is disregarded for God's will--Daniel 3:19.
79.  Highest leader makes hasty decisions--Daniel 2:15.
80.  Holds God's people captive--Jeremiah 50:33.
81.  Is clothed in gorgeous apparel (but not the robe of Christ's righteousness)--Revelation 17:4, 18:16.
82.  Is covetous--Jeremiah 51:13.
83.  Is desolate--Jeremiah 25:10; Revelation 17:6.
84.  Is filled with delicacies--Jeremiah 51:34.
85.  Is full of abominations--Revelation 17:4.
86.  Is full of filthiness--Revelation 17:4.
87.  Is full of mingled-people (mixed-multitude)--Jeremiah 50:37.
88.  Is great and mighty in eyes of world--Revelation 17:18, 18:10, 16.
89.  Is intimately connected with merchants--Isaiah 47:15; Revelation 18:3.
90.  Is lustful--Revelation 18:14.
91.  Is naked--Revelation 17:16; Isaiah 47:3.
92.  Is perverted--Isaiah 47:10.
93.  Is proud against the Lord--Jeremiah 50:29, 31-32.
94.  Keeps God's people captive as prisoners--Isaiah 14:17.
95.  Language was confounded (confused)--Genesis 11:7-9.
96.  Lifts up self against the Lord--Daniel 5:23.
97.  Lives deliciously--Revelation 18:7
98.  Lucifer is her king--Isaiah 14:4, 12.
99.  Made up of many nations (churches) flowing (uniting) into one--Jeremiah 51:44.
100. Makes all nations (churches) commit fornication with her--Revelation 14:8, 18:3.
101. Makes all nations (churches) drink of her wine (false doctrines)--Revelation 14:8, 18:3
102. Makes all the earth drunken--Jeremiah 51:7; Revelation 17:2.
103. Makes all the earth mad (without reason)--Jeremiah 51:7.
104. Makes God's people empty--Jeremiah 51:34.
105. Makes inhabitants of earth commit fornication with her--Revelation 17:2.
106. Mind hardened by pride--Daniel 5:20.
107. Mounts up to heaven--Jeremiah 51:53.
108. Not humble of heart, even though aware of God's will--Daniel 5:22.
109. Once had (heavenly) craftsmen in her, but no more--Revelation 18:22.
110. Once had (heavenly) music in her, but no more--Revelation 18:22.
111. Once had the light of a candle in her, but no more (no more light of God's truths--candlestick removed)--Jeremiah  25:10; Revelation 18:23.
112. Once had the sound of a millstone in her (grinding out seed or hammering out the truth), but no more--Jeremiah  25:10; Revelation 18:22.
113. Once had the voice of the bride in her (was once the true church), but no more--Jeremiah 25:10; Revelation 18:23.
114. Once had the voice of the Bridegroom (Christ) in her, but no more--Jeremiah 25:10; Revelation 18:23.
115. Once had the voice of gladness (gospel of Christ) within, but no more--Jeremiah 25:10.
116. Once had the voice of mirth within, but no more--Jeremiah 25:10.
117. Once was clean and pure, but now is a cage (closed structure) of every unclean and hateful bird--Revelation 18:2.
118. Once was the habitation of God's angels, but now is the habitation of devils--Revelation 18:2.
119. Once was the hold of the Holy Spirit, but now is the hold of every foul spirit--Revelation 18:2.
120. Oppresses--Isaiah 14:4; Jeremiah 50:16, 33.
121. Persecutes by fire all who do not bow and worship image of man--Daniel 3:6.
122. Places relatives in high positions of leadership (nepotism)--2 Kings 24:17.
123. Practices abundant enchantments--Isaiah 47:8, 12.
124. Practices divination--Ezekiel 21:21.
125. Practices sorcery--Isaiah 47:9, 12.
126. Produces evildoers--Isaiah 14:20.
127. Produces other harlots--Revelation 17:5.
128. Puts on pretense of piety--Isaiah 47:1.
129. Refuses to be healed of sin--Jeremiah 51:9.
130. Refuses to let go of God's people--Jeremiah 50:33.
131. Reigns over others--Revelation 17:18.
132. Reigns without a king (being a widow, or divorced by Husband)--Revelation 18:7.
133. Replaces God's people with pagan believers--2 Kings 17:24.
134. Sins have reached unto heaven (corporate probation closed)--Revelation 18:5.
135. Sits on seven hills--Revelation 17:9.
136. Sits upon many waters--Revelation 17:1, 15.
137. Shows no mercy--Isaiah 47:6.
138. Shows no respect for age--Isaiah 47:6.
139. Sleeps a perpetual sleep--Jeremiah 51:39.
140. Smites--Isaiah 14:6.
141. Speaks with a great voice--Jeremiah 51:55.
142. Strives against the Lord--Jeremiah 50:24.
143. Swallows up God's people--Jeremiah 51:34.
144. Takes away precious things belonging to God's people--Isaiah 39:6.
145. Teaches immortality of the soul (a lady for ever)--Isaiah 47:7.
146. Teaches that she will never be destroyed (a lady or church for ever)--Isaiah 47:7.
147. The praise of the whole earth--Jeremiah 51:41.
148. Tries to be worshiped as God--Isaiah 14:14.
149. Tries to hide her nakedness--Isaiah 47:3.
150. Tries to hide her shame--Isaiah 47:3.
151. Tries to make themselves a name--Genesis 11:4.
152. Tries to prevent separation (lest we be scattered)--Genesis 11:4.
153. Tries to serve God and false gods at same time--2 Kings 17:32-33.
154. Tries to unite all into one--Genesis 11:4.
155. Trusts in wickedness--Isaiah 47:10.
156. Unites God's precious vessels (truths) with corrupt vessels (false doctrines)--Ezra 5:14.
157. Uses intimidation to bring about submission of will to worship image of man--Daniel 3:13-15.
158. Uses slime as mortar for the walls of Babylon--Genesis 11:3.
159. Waters are dried up--Jeremiah 50:38.
160. Worships false gods--Isaiah 21:9.
161. Worships idols--Jeremiah 50:2.


Why  Does  God's  Once  Faithful  Church  Become  Part  of  Babylon

1.   Because her precious vessels are removed--Daniel 1:2.
2.   Because her precious vessels are united with Babylonian treasures--Daniel 1:2.
3.   Because her shepherds (ministers) caused their sheep (members) to go astray--Jeremiah 50:6.
4.   Because her sins reach unto heaven (corporate probation closed)--Jeremiah 51:9.
5.   Because her strength is placed in the church, not in God--Ezekiel 24:2, 21.
6.   Because highest leader becomes blind--2 Kings 25:7; Jeremiah 39:7; Jeremiah 52:11.
7.   Because highest leader does evil in God's sight--2 Chronicles 36:5.
8.   Because highest leader hardens neck against God--2 Chronicles 36:13.
9.   Because highest leader is among thorns--2 Chronicles 33:11.
10.  Because highest leader makes covenant with Babylon leaders--Ezekiel 17:13.
11.  Because highest leader stiffens neck against God--2 Chronicles 36:13.
12.  Because majority of leaders and ministers follow after the abominations of other nations (churches)--2 Chron 36:14.
13.  Because majority of leaders and ministers transgress against God--2 Chronicles 36:14.
14.  Because of a famine occurring (no word of God) in midst of church--Jeremiah 52:6.
15.  Because of arrogance--Isaiah 14:5.
16.  Because of evil--Isaiah 13:11.
17.  Because of evil doing--Jeremiah 32:30, 32.
18.  Because of iniquity--Ezekiel 24:2, 23.
19.  Because of pride--Isaiah 14:5.
20.  Because of worshiping false gods--Acts 7:43.
21.  Because of rebellion--Ezekiel 17:12, 24:3.
22.  Because of there being no bread (no Saviour) in midst of church--Jeremiah 52:6.
23.  Because of transgressions--1 Chronicles 9:1.
24.  Because of wickedness--Isaiah 14:5.
25.  Because she allowed abominations to be practiced in midst--Jeremiah 32:33.
26.  Because she allowed scum to remain within her--Ezekiel 24:2, 6.
27.  Because she allowed strangers into midst--Jeremiah 51:51.
28.  Because she became polluted--2 Chronicles 36:14.
29.  Because she broke covenant made with God--Ezekiel 17:19.
30.  Because she chose to unite with Egypt (world) which occurs just before becoming part of Babylon--Ezek 17:15-18.
31.  Because she despises oath made with God--Ezekiel 17:19.
32.  Because she filled land (whole structure) with sin against the Lord--Jeremiah 51:5.
33.  Because she follows other gods--Jeremiah 32:35.
34.  Because she forgot her resting place (Jesus)--Jeremiah 50:6.
35.  Because she forgot sacredness of God's Sabbath--2 Chronicles 36:21.
36.  Because she harkened not to God's instructions--Jeremiah 32:33, 36:31.
37.  Because she is full of blood--Ezekiel 24:2, 6-9.
38.  Because she is full of filthiness--Ezekiel 24:2, 11.
39.  Because she is full of iniquity--Isaiah 14:5.
40.  Because she is full of lewdness--Ezekiel 24:2, 13.
41.  Because she is full of lies--Ezekiel 24:2, 12.
42.  Because she obeyed not God's voice--Jeremiah 40:2-3.
43.  Because she provoked God to anger--Jeremiah 32:32.
44.  Because she provoked God to wrath--Ezra 5:12.
45.  Because she refuses to be purged by God--Ezekiel 24: 2, 13.
46.  Because she sacrificed her children to false gods--Jeremiah 32:35.
47.  Because she sinned against the Lord--Jeremiah 50:7.
48.  Because she trespassed against God--Ezekiel 17:20.
49.  Because she turned back and not face to God--Jeremiah 32:33.
50.  Because the desire of her eyes was for the church, not for God--Ezekiel 24:2, 21.
51.  Because the joy of her glory was not Jesus--Ezekiel 24:2, 25.


Principles  and  Things  to  Remember  About  Babylon

1.   All inhabitants (members) are partakers of Babylon's sins--Revelation 18:4.
2.   All inhabitants (members) are to receive of Babylon's judgments or plagues--Revelation 18:4.
3.   All inhabitants (members) will fall in the midst of Babylon--Jeremiah 51:47.
4.   All who are part of, or joined with, Babylon shall be destroyed--Isaiah 13:15, 14:22.
5.   Babylon falls piece by piece--Jeremiah 51:31.
6.   Babylon is likened to a destroying mountain--Jeremiah 51:25.
7.   Babylon is the dwelling place for dragons--Jeremiah 51:37.
8.   Babylon will fall suddenly and is completely unaware--Jeremiah 50:24, 51:8.
9.   Blood is upon all the inhabitants (members) of Babylon--Jeremiah 51:35.
10.  Even highest leader of Babylon will fall down and worship at feet of God's saints--Daniel 2:46.
11.  Even the ungodly realized that God's once chosen and faithful church was part of Babylon because she obeyed  not God's voice--Jeremiah 40:2-3.
12.  God's once faithful church became connected with Babylon, but while many of His professed people were being  slain because of it, God extended mercy to those who had no connection with the rebellious church--Jeremiah  39:16-18.
13.  God's once faithful church makes covenant with Babylon, but after it is made, the only way the church can continue  to stand is by continuing with covenant--Ezekiel 17:14.
14.  God restores all His precious vessels (truths) only to those who separate from Babylon--Ezra 1:11, 5:14-15, 6:5.
15.  God's true people are to be delivered from midst of Babylon--Micah 4:10; Zechariah 2:7.
16.  Highest leader of God's professed church was captured and made prisoner, but finally gave up warfare and agreed  to become a leader in Babylon--2 Kings 25:27-30; Jeremiah 52:31-34.
17.  Kings of the earth commit fornication with Babylon--Revelation 17:2, 18:3.
18.  Merchants lived on Babylon's delicacies--Revelation 18:3.
19.  Message of the fall of Babylon begins the time of harvest--Jeremiah 51:27, 33.
20.  Names changed when become part of Babylon--Daniel 1:7.
21.  No one is forced to leave Babylon to rebuild God's church--Ezra 7:13.
22.  Only health reform kept a small remnant pure while in Babylon--Daniel 1:8, 16.
23.  Only those who separated from Babylon to rebuilt God's church, and who were of one accord, can be written down  on the new membership list of God's church--Nehemiah 7:5-13, 8:1.
24.  Only those who separate from Babylon will have God's covenant of peace--Jeremiah 32:36-44.
25.  Some of those who separate from Babylon are made to wear crowns of gold--Zechariah 6:10-15.
26.  Souls are held guilty of Babylon's sins if remain part of her--Jeremiah 51:6.
27.  Souls are lost if they remain part of Babylon--Jeremiah 51:6.
28.  Takes about three years to try and defile and corrupt God's people with Babylonian meat and wine--Dan 1:5, 8.
29.  The blood of all God's servants is found within Babylon--Revelation 18:24, 19:2.
30.  The least (weakest) of God's flock brings Babylon down--Jeremiah 50:45.
31.  There were three different attacks against church until it was completely conquered--Jeremiah 52:28-30.
32.  Those who separate to rebuild God's church are supported with freewill gifts--Ezra 7:15-17.
33.  Three parts make up Babylon the great--Revelation 16:19.
34.  When Babylon captures church only a poor remnant left--Jeremiah 52:16.
35.  When Babylon captures church she breaks down all her walls--Jeremiah 52:14.
36.  When Babylon captures church she breaks down all the great pillars supporting it--Jeremiah 52:17, 20-23.
37.  When Babylon captures church she burns it with fire--Jeremiah 52:13.
38.  When Babylon captures church she takes away all the precious vessels (truths)--Jeremiah 52:18-19.
39.  When church becomes part of Babylon, blindness occurs (eyes put out) and cannot really see that church and  membership are indeed part of Babylon--Jeremiah 39:7; Ezekiel 12:13.
40.  When church becomes part of Babylon, her members become lost sheep--Jeremiah 50:6.
41.  When God calls for His people to separate from Babylon, it is a new beginning (1st day of 1st month)--Ezra 7:9.