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WINE OF BABYLON

1. What does the 'woman' in Revelation 17 symbolize?
Answer: The Roman Catholic Church (See END-TIME BABYLON)
2. What is in the hand of the woman in Revelation 17?
Read: Revelation 17:4

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having __________ in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 
3. What is in the golden cup?
Read: Revelation 17:2
 
With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the __________ of her fornication.
NOTE: The woman is holding a golden cup in her hand full of the wine of her fornication.​ The Roman Catholic Church is holding a golden cup in her hand full of the wine of her fornication. She made the inhabitants of the earth drunk with this wine.
4. What does wine symbolize?
Read: Isaiah 28:7
 
But they also have __________ through __________, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
NOTE: Wine or strong drink symbolizes erroneous or false doctrines. Isaiah 28:7 says that the priest and the prophet 'have erred through wine [false doctrines], and through strong drink [false doctrines] are out of the way.' The Roman Catholic Church is holding 'a golden cup in her hand' full of erroneous or false doctrines that lead her to 'fornicate' against God. She 'made the inhabitants of the earth drunk' with these false doctrines.
5. What effect does wine have upon those to whom it is given?
Read: Proverbs 31:4-5; Proverbs 20:1
4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink __________ ; nor for princes strong drink:
5 Lest they drink, and forget the __________ , and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. (31:4-5)
NOTE: Wine makes people drunk and forget the law.​​
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is __________ thereby is not wise. (20:1)
NOTE: Wine deceives people.​​
6. What effect does this wine (false doctrines) have upon those to whom it is given?
Read: Revelation 17:2
With whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made __________ with the wine of her fornication. 
NOTE: As literal wine makes people drunk and forget the law, symbolic wine [false doctrines] make people drunk and forget the law of God.​​ As literal wine deceives people, symbolic wine [false doctrines] also deceives people.
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