The USA is NOT Mystery Babylon


Recently there has been a lot of chatter and questions about the United States place in end time Bible prophecy. One issue that seems to keep coming up is whether or not the United States is "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH" (Rev. 17), Some Christians are very adamant about the USA being Mystery Babylon, but it is just NOT so. There are also other prophecy teachers out there that are right about things like the Antichrist being a Muslim, but then they get off the Word about the identity of the Great Whore. Some of them even say that Saudi Arabia is Mystery Babylon, but neither the US or Saudi Arabia meet all the Biblical requirements to be the Mystery Babylon the Mother of Harlots.

Going back for almost three decades, I have always believed along with many of the reformers and great men of God throughout history that the Roman Catholic Church is Mystery Babylon. The clues in Revelation 17-18 couldn't be more clear when you compare it with both the history and current actions of the Roman Church. I wrote about this extensively in my new book The Polluted Church: From Rome to Kansas City that I published back in the summer of 2012. I also read a very well documented book on the Roman Catholic Church a few months after I published mine entitled Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here by Chris Putnam and Thomas Horn. Here are several excerpts from chapters 7 & 8 of my book that identify Rome as Mystery Babylon.

The Harlot Religious System

"For those of you who are not familiar with what I mean by “harlot religious system” or “great whore” then let’s take a closer look at what the Apostle John prophesied. He saw a “great whore” rising in the earth and riding on a beast in the last days. We know from Revelation 13 & 17 and the book of Daniel that the beast with seven heads and ten horns will be a unification of nations into a one world government that will have ten kings and one leader of those ten kings. This leader will be the last world ruler known as the Antichrist. In Revelation 17, this whore and the beast are seen riding together, however they are not the same thing.

The “beast” is a political and economic system that will be led by the “little horn” (the Antichrist). The “great whore” is a religious entity and system that will work with the Antichrist. You may wonder how I know it is a religious system. Well, it is really simple if you look up the definitions of the Greek words used in the passage. The terms “fornication” and “harlot” are defined in the Strong’s Greek Dictionary as either literal sexual sins and/or the spiritual sin of idolatry. That alone identifies “the whore” as a religious entity. Not to mention, we were told in Revelation 13 that the beast/Antichrist would have a false prophet working with him to cause multitudes of people to “worship” the beast and his image. The term “worship” denotes religion and worshipping anyone or any god instead of or even along with Jesus Christ is a false religion and idolatry. True Christianity worships Jesus Christ as God and none other. Furthermore, the very definition of a prophet is one who speaks for God or a god, revealing this person to be a religious leader with great influence.

So, let’s identify the “great whore.” The Bible tells us that this whore sits on many waters. That may sound strange, but then a few verses later this symbolism is explained. Revelation 17:15 says, “And he saith unto me, ‘The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.’” This tells us that this “religious entity” has an international presence and influence upon multitudes. That would definitely describe the Roman Catholic Church and its over one billion adherents worldwide.

The next clue is Revelation 17:9, “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.” If you look up the city of Rome, Italy in almost any Encyclopedia or book, one of the first things you see is that Rome is known as the “the City on Seven Hills.” The clues continue in Revelation 17:18 where it says, “And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” The word “reigneth” here is a present tense Greek verb which means “ongoing, continuous action that is taking place in the present.” Thus, he was taking about a great city that was presently reigning over the kings of the earth. Well, in 96 A.D. when the Apostle John wrote the book of Revelation, the Roman Empire ruled over the kings of the earth from their great city of Rome.

However, if you are still not convinced, John identifies her further. Revelation 17:4 says, “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.” The Roman Catholic Church has two ruling bodies in it: one contains the bishops and archbishops and the other the cardinals. The bishops wear purple and the cardinals wear scarlet which is red. In fact, the popes wore red up until the sixteenth century. At times they can still be seen wearing red or purple capes for different occasions…a coincidence? I don’t think so.

One of the most glaring indictments that identify the Roman Catholic Church as the “great whore” is Revelation 17:6. It says, “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” It is not a secret that the Roman Catholic Church tortured and killed millions of true Christians and Jews during their numerous inquisitions and crusades. Some estimate that they have killed around sixty-eight million people. [**This clue is a MAJOR reason why the United States is NOT Mystery Babylon. The USA has not killed millions of Christians to the point we are "drunk" with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus]. No...The Roman Catholic Church killed and persecuted millions of Christians for centuries. It is Rome that is drunk with the blood of martyrs not America. And though Rome claims to have changed since those inquisition days, I personally believe (and many would agree with me) that she has continued murdering true saints covertly through her secret agents the Jesuits. No wonder the Apostle John marveled at this treacherous whore.

Furthermore, the Lord gave more clues in Revelation that Rome is the Great Whore and not America. This passage about the destruction of Mystery Babylon declares, "Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all" (Revelation 18:20-21). Did America kill the holy New Testament apostles of the Lamb or did the Roman Empire i.e. that "great city" of Rome? Of course, the answer is no. America didn't even exist at the time the Roman Empire killed the first apostles and prophets of the New Testament Church. And for those who know their history, the Roman Empire under Constantine created the Roman Catholic Church in 313 AD as a way to continue the empire. Even the term "pontiff" was a title that became associated with the Roman emperors before the Roman Catholic Church came into being. This is the reason that the destruction of Rome not America is in the Bible as God taking vengeance on the "great city" that killed His apostles.

Also, in Revelation 18, Mystery Babylon is said to be very wealthy and deeply involved in the world economy and this is touted as the main reason why the USA has to be the Great Whore. However, when we look at reality we see that America is broke. We are over $17 trillion in debt and that is not even counting derivatives. The USA is not a leading exporter of any of the products mentioned in Rev. 18. In fact, Italy is at the top of leading producers of marble, olive oil, wine, fine flour pasta, and other things. And with the revelations of Karen Hudes (the twenty year attorney at the World Bank turned whistle-blower) on the global economic corruption and stating publicly that 40% of US tax dollars goes to the European bankers and the other 60% goes to the Jesuits at the Vatican...there is no doubt who controls the world's wealth/economy and it is NOT the United States of America. The Vatican is the wealthiest city/country in the world. (Oh and if you are wondering where the USA gets money to pay our own bills, the answer is simple: we print it and make up the difference with drug money from CIA drug sells. Why else have US troops been guarding the opium fields in Afghanistan for years)?

The Babylon Connection

She is also called, “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” This word “mystery” means something that it hidden, covered up or a secret. So, this Scripture is saying that this religious system will have aspects of ancient Babylon covered up or hidden by something. It is clear from the Bible and archaeological discoveries that Babylon was, at one time, the center of false religion and idolatry of the world. They worshipped different gods and goddesses like Lilith and Bel. They built opulent temples for their gods and attempted to unify the world under their dual religious and political system. This is exactly what the popes have been trying to do for a very long time.