top of page

END-TIME BABYLON: EVIDENCES

Characteristics of the End-Time Babylon:
1) Worshiping man-made images or idols,
2) Uniting with pagan nations,
3) Becoming friendly with sinful world,
4) Controlling a large number of peoples from different nations and languages,
5) Drunken with the blood of the saints and of the martyrs of Jesus,
6) Sitting on seven mountains, 
7) A great city
 
The Vatican or the Roman Catholic Church fits the characteristics of the End-Time Babylon. This End-Time Babylon symbolizes the Roman Catholic Church system, not the people or believers, not the leaders.
Evidences that the the Roman Catholic Church fits the characteristics of the End-Time Babylon.
1) Worshiping man-made images or idols
2) Uniting with pagan nations,
3) Becoming friendly with sinful world,
4) Controlling a large number of peoples from different nations and languages,
5) Drunken with the blood of the saints and of the martyrs of Jesus,
 
The Papacy and the Civil Power by R.W. Thompson: There was no village of the Vaudois valleys but had its martyrs. The Waldenses were burned; they were cast into damp and horrid dungeons; they were smothered in crowds in mountain caverns, mothers and babes, and old men and women together; they were sent out into exile in the winter night, unclothed and unfed, to climb the snowy mountains; they were hurled over the rocks; their houses and lands were taken from them; their children were stolen to be indoctrinated with the religion which they abhorred. Rapacious individuals were sent among them to strip them of their property, to persecute and exterminate them. Thousands of heretics or Waldenses, old men, women and children, were hung, quartered, broken upon the wheel, or burned alive and their property confiscated for the benefit of the king, and Holy See.
 
History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, vol. 2, p. 32, 1910 edition by W.E.H. Lecky: That the Church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind, will be questioned by no Protestant who has a competent knowledge of history . . . It is impossible to form a complete conception of the multitude of her victims, and it is quite certain that no powers of imagination can adequately realize their sufferings.
The History of Romanism by John Dowling: From the birth of popery to the present time, it is estimated by careful and credible historians, that more than fifty millions of the human family, have been slaughtered for the crime of heresy by popish persecutors,--an average of more than 40,000 religious murders for every year of the existence of popery to the present day. Of course the average number of victims yearly, was vastly greater, during those gloomy ages when popery was in her glory and reigned despot of the world; and it has been much less since the power of the popes has diminished to tyrannize over the nations, and to compel the princes of the earth, by the terrors of excommunication, interdiction, and deposition, to butcher their heretical subjects. 
Reuters, World News, January 25, 2016: Pope Asks Protestants for Forgiveness for Persecution by Philip Pullella: Pope Francis asked Protestants and other Christian Churches for forgiveness for past persecution by Catholics as the Vatican announced on Monday he would visit Sweden later in the year to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
NOTE: For historical account of Roman Catholic Church's persecution over the saints, read Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe, Chapter 4: Papal Persecutions: Thus far our history of persecution has been confined principally to the pagan world. We come now to a period, when persecution under the guise of Christianity, committed more enormities than ever disgraced the annals of paganism. Disregarding the maxims and the spirit of the gospel, the papal church, arming herself with the power of the sword, vexed the church of God and wasted it for several centuries, a period most appropriately termed in history, the "dark ages." The kings of the earth, gave their power to the "beast," and submitted to be trodden on by the miserable vermin that often filled the papal chair, as in the case of Henry, emperor of Germany. The storm of papal persecution first burst upon the Waldenses in France.
Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe, Chapter 5: An Account of the Inquisition: When the reformed religion began to diffuse the Gospel light throughout Europe, Pope Innocent III entertained great fear for the Romish Church. He accordingly instituted a number of inquisitors, or persons who were to make inquiry after, apprehend, and punish, heretics, as the reformed were called by the papists. At the head of these inquisitors was one Dominic, who had been canonized by the pope, in order to render his authority the more respectable. Dominic, and the other inquisitors, spread themselves into various Roman Catholic countries, and treated the Protestants with the utmost severity. In process of time, the pope, not finding these roving inquisitors so useful as he had imagined, resolved upon the establishment of fixed and regular courts of Inquisition. After the order for these regular courts, the first office of Inquisition was established in the city of Toulouse, and Dominic became the first regular inquisitor, as he had before been the first roving inquisitor.
6) Sitting on seven mountains, 
Encyclopedia Britannica: Seven Hills of Rome, group of hills on or about which the ancient city of Rome was built. The original city of Romulus was built upon Palatine Hill (Latin: Mons Palatinus). The other hills are the Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, and Aventine (known respectively in Latin as the Mons Capitolinus, Mons Quirinalis, Mons Viminalis, Mons Esquilinus, Mons Caelius, and Mons Aventinus).
7) A great city
Encyclopedia Britannica: Vatican City, in full State of the Vatican City, Italian Stato della Città del Vaticano, ecclesiastical state, seat of the Roman Catholic Church, and an enclave in Rome, situated on the west bank of the Tiber River. Vatican City is the world’s smallest fully independent nation-state. 
bottom of page