4 Plain Proofs America is Babylon + 6 Objections Answered

Is America, the most dominant and influential nation of the end times, really not found in Bible prophecy as most Christians are told? If that doesn’t sound right to you, then you are not alone. There is no better, plain and literal fulfillment of Jeremiah's and Revelation's Daughter / Mystery Babylon than America whether you compare it to Saudi Arabia, Mecca, the Vatican, Rome, Iraq or anywhere else. Except...how can God judge a nation who does so much good and not judge so many arguably worse nations like China or Iran? How can Babylon be a nation when it says it’s a “city?” Where is the blood of slain prophets “found in her?” These common objections and more are answered...plus why you never need to fear being trapped or unaware in America when she is about to be burned.

Babylon = Babylon. “Mystery” Babylon = ?

If you ask most Christians where America is in end times Bible prophecy, they will either say that they have no idea or that they were taught that America is not there. When you think about it, this is a reasonable position since the Bible seemingly can only talk about cities and nations in the Middle East such as Damascus, Nineveh, Egypt and Babylon. How could the prophets possibly be talking about some Western nation when they constantly use names of places we already know of in the Middle East?

For example, Babylon is Babylon, still in Iraq to this day. However, what if such a familiar place were embellished in a prophecy with a modifier to subtly clue you in that it was not really literally that place? Further, what if the prophecy went on to describe distinct characteristics of this place that did not match the Biblical location under the same base name? Of course, what I have in mind when I say all this is this prophecy:

Revelation 17:5 (KJV) — And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Revelation 17:5 (HCSB) — On her forehead a cryptic name was written: BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE VILE THINGS OF THE EARTH.

Babylon is Babylon, but what about “mystery Babylon” (KJV)? Or as modern versions render it, “a cryptic name...Babylon the Great?” Mystery/cryptic Babylon must refer to something else or there is no mystery. Further, how can you reasonably describe Babylon, Iraq today as “great,” especially after Iraq has been defeated twice in recent decades by the American-led coalition and occupied by the same?

60 Characteristics of Mystery Babylon

That Mystery Babylon does not refer to Iraq is borne out very well when you look at all the details found in Revelation 17-18 and the parallel prophecies such as Jeremiah 50-51. There are dozens and dozens of details about Mystery Babylon found in those chapters.

Thankfully, a researcher by the name of Rick Coombes has put together a book of his research on these prophecies, called America the Babylon. If you want a brief summary of the points in his book, see his "60 reasons" article. You can also watch a video presentation of America the Babylon:

Just a little of the evidence he presents is enough to rule out all of the commonly believed interpretations of Mystery Babylon like Iraq, Rome, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the Vatican, or even Jerusalem.

Proof #1: Deep Sea Water Port

For example, the prophecies indicate that Mystery Babylon is a major port city with a deep sea water port:

Revelation 18:17-19 (HCSB) — 17 for in a single hour such fabulous wealth was destroyed! And every shipmaster, seafarer, the sailors, and all who do business by sea, stood far off 18 as they watched the smoke from her burning and kept crying out: “Who is like the great city?” 19 They threw dust on their heads and kept crying out, weeping, and mourning: Woe, woe, the great city, where all those who have ships on the sea became rich from her wealth, for in a single hour she was destroyed.

Coombe's book explains this passage:

This passage tells us that merchant ships are standing off the shoreline of Babylon. These ships have either just unloaded in the port city of Mystery Babylon, or are waiting to dock when the fiery judgment hits. These ship captains, crew and passengers are witnesses to the destruction. Question? Why would these folks be standing on deck of merchant ships unless there were Port facilities in this city? Answer. The city is a port city. In this day and age, especially by virtue of the list of commodities that are traded in "mystery Babylon"… see Revelation 18:11-13… one thing can be noted… this city, to have this kind of merchandise coming in by ships…must be a DEEP WATER SEAPORT CITY. Why? For ships of today to bring such merchandise requires the ships to be large commercial freighters. These ships require deep-water port facilities to dock and unload/load. They must have a harbor with large depths. Now here is the problem for the "Rome = Babylon" theorists. Rome is NOT a deep water seaport, period!!! Ancient Rome, we are told must be the only literal interpretation. However, Ancient Rome was not a Seaport either. Rome is landlocked.

Although Rome is indicated by Coombes, his argument would also apply to the Vatican (inside Rome), Jerusalem, and Babylon, Iraq. All are without sea ports and do not fit the description of Mystery Babylon the Great as a great commercial center accessible from the sea by ships.

Proof #2: Top Financial/Military Power

Other famous candidate cities that may be port cities like Dubai are still ruled out by the details of Mystery Babylon's great military and financial power over all the kings of the earth (Rev 17:18, 9; Rev 18:18). Bear in mind that whoever Babylon is, its sudden disappearance is devastating to the world economy to the point that no one buys the merchants' goods anymore (Rev 18:11).

America is the chief economic power of the world. The greatest importer and (infamously) consumer of goods and resources in the world per capita. It has the reserve currency of the world. More on that below in Objection #1.

Proof #3: Babylon Must Have A Recognizable Mother Country

Perhaps the strongest proof of all is how Jeremiah calls Babylon "Daughter Babylon" with mention of her "mother."

Jeremiah 50:12 (HCSB) — your mother will be utterly humiliated; she who bore you will be put to shame. Look! She will lag behind all the nations— a dry land, a wilderness, an Arabah.

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Of course, unlike all the other countries named above, America has a clearly recognizable mother country. (Which is the answer to the question I had as a little boy when I was told we spoke English: "Why do we speak this 'English' and not 'American?'" =) ).

Yes, Great Britain is the "Mother Babylon" of Jeremiah 50:12 which "Daughter Babylon" came from. Great Britain will watch as her closest and most powerful ally is destroyed in a single day, a single hour. (Putin boasted once that he could destroy America in half that time.)

Proof #4: National Symbols of US and UK in Daniel 7

Both countries are also pictured in Daniel 7 before and after America's destruction:

Daniel 7:4 (HCSB) — The first [beast] was like a lion but had eagle’s wings. I continued watching until its wings were torn off. It was lifted up from the ground, set on its feet like a man, and given a human mind.

Winged Lion of Babylon

America's symbol is the eagle. Great Britain's national symbol is the lion. A lion whose eagle's wings are plucked literally pictures the destruction of America since eagle's wings cannot survive without the body, but the lion body can and does survive. In fact, the same beast reappears later in Revelation with the lion still there and the other three beasts of Daniel 7, but no more trace of the eagle. It's dead and gone; destroyed. After that the UK is transformed, "elevated" and given a new "mind." This pictures how the Antichrist takes over the UK first and then the rest of the world, after destroying America with the help of the Ten Rulers (Rev 17:12, 16-17).

Common Objections

The information about Mystery Babylon is exhaustive. However, because the prophecy is so long and complicated, it is easy to find a verse that does not make sense or seem to fit America at first glance. Here are the most common objections that people seem to raise against this explanation of Babylon the Great:

Objection #1 — “Babylon Is a Religious/Political/Economic System”

Some think that Babylon is a “religious or political or economic system” that we need to “come out of,” such as the Vatican, the headquarters of the Catholic Church could be seen as. The following verse about what happens after Babylon falls could be used to argue that it is more than just a city or nation but must be a global system:

Revelation 18:11 (HCSB) — The merchants of the earth will also weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their merchandise any longer

Why would no one buy the merchants' goods anymore if it is just America that goes away and not a “global system?” It's not hard to explain this. When America is gone, the US dollar will no longer have backing, becoming worthless paper. Keep in mind that the US dollar is a main reserve currency of the world. If all these dollars most nations are holding suddenly lost their value overnight, it would turn the financial order upside down, causing a panic and a sure global economic collapse.

Under those conditions, naturally no one will be buying the luxury goods that the merchants are getting rich on. They will be ruined (along with everyone else fighting to survive the ensuing chaos). The global financial collapse will make the Great Recession and Great Depression look like the good old days.

Turning Mystery Babylon into a global system of whatever kind is simply unnecessary to make sense of the prophecy literally. It also creates many more problems than it solves. It requires you to ignore dozens of plain passages that specify a nation from which people will physically have to move out of before literal fire falls there. Notice how many times it says this:

Revelation 18:4 (HCSB) — Then I heard another voice from heaven: Come out of her, My people, so that you will not share in her sins or receive any of her plagues.

Jer 50:5 — They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to God in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.

Jer 50:28 — The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of God our God, the vengeance of his temple.

Jer 51:6 — Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of God's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.

Jer 51:49-50 — 49 As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth. 50 Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember God afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Renouncing a "global system" does not protect you when fire is falling on your head. Just ask the people who lived in Sodom and Gomorrah—which Babylon's destruction is compared to (Jer 50:40). Lot had to physically leave Sodom to be safe from that fiery judgment. If Lot had stayed in Sodom to witness to the Sodomites, he would have been a crisp for disobeying instructions, no matter how righteous he was. The righteous will also be physically fleeing Babylon in the future, just as Lot physically fled Sodom.

By the way, don't overlook that all the saints of all other nations will be leaving home at the same time that American saints flee the USA. For one things, Wormwood comes right on the heels of WWIII so, wherever you are as a saint, you need to be where God is going to protect you from it.  A second reason for this (as if you needed one) is that when the global economy crashes from the vaporization of the nation printing and backing the US dollar, you don't want to be anywhere but where God has said he will provide for and feed the saints.

Objection #2 — “Babylon Is A City, Not A Nation”

By far the most common objection I hear about America being Babylon comes from a fixation on how it is described as a city by Revelation no less than seven times. For example, this verse calls it a city twice:

Revelation 18:10 (HCSB) — They will stand far off in fear of her torment, saying: Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the mighty city! For in a single hour your judgment has come.

How do we answer this? Well, first read another one of the “city” verses and notice what the city has:

Revelation 17:18 (HCSB) — And the woman you saw is the great city that has an empire over the kings of the earth.”

Could a mere city rule the world today without a large, powerful country behind it? Of course, not. As it turns out, other details point to Babylon as a chief city of a “nation” (Jer 50:12) with farmland (Jer 50:16), and other cities (Jer 50:32; 51:43).

Then why does Revelation call it a city? It seems to be using a common convention in both ancient and modern times to refer to a nation by its chief city. The media today often uses Moscow or Washington to refer to Russia or the USA, respectively.

Shouldn't the prophecy refer to Washington, then? Washington may be America's capital, but New York City is America's biggest and most important city for commerce, finance, advertising, etc. It is not so strange that a prophecy about America identifies her by commonly known characteristics of her greatest and most famous city.

Objection #3 — “America Does Too Much Good / Other Nations Are Far Worse”

America is a Christian nation full of churches and Bibles. It sends out more Bibles and missionaries into the world than any other nation. It shares its wealth in the form of aid to the world. It hosts the United Nations. With all these good works, how could it be that God is going to judge her so harshly?

Further, how can this happen when there are so many other nations that by comparison are so much more deserving of God's wrath? Look at the dictatorships in the Middle East that have gassed and slaughtered their own people. Or how China represses her citizens and encourages the genocide of many girls under the one-child policy. Certainly if God is going to judge America for her sins, he would have to judge these nations first, no?

But that is human reasoning and judgment. God uses different criteria than we do. There is a key principle that guides God's judgment which must be considered if we are to understand how America could be judged before all these other nations. Jesus expressed it well:

Luke 12:47-48 — 47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

You could call this the principle of accountability. God judges people and nations individually based on their unique situation. He holds them accountable for their actions based on what they have been given in wisdom and wealth. This is the only fair way. If a nation collectively “knows better” through their rich Christian, Bible-literate heritage but does not act accordingly, then a severer judgment is reserved for them than a contemporary nation that does wickedness but has not been given the same advantages.

In other words, the fact that America has this Christian heritage (leading to most homes having a Bible) is a liability if America as a whole does not adhere to the values taught by the legions of Bible teachers found in the land. Russia, China and every other communist or Islamic nation keep out the Bible and persecute all Christians that try to proselytize. Israel was similarly held accountable for having the oracles of God delivered to her by “angels” and prophets. This is the reason ancient Israel was judged and virtually eradicated from remembrance as a nation until 1948.

Revelation 18 talks about Babylon heavily influencing the rest of the world to sin and live for luxury (Rev 18:3, 9). She deceives them into doing this with her “sorcery” (Rev 18:23). It is hard to appreciate how global America's wicked influence is until you live overseas as I have. Everywhere you go, American culture is desired and imported. The violent, sexual and immoral themes of American TV, movies, music, pornography reached nearly everywhere, even before the Internet America invented, which has now only made it worse. America is imitated like no other nation and this brings wrath on America (Rev 18:3, Lk 17:1).

When you consider how much this ugly scenario is the opposite of how a Christian nation should be influencing the world, then you can understand why God says he will judge America for her wickedness and depravity.

Objection #4 — Missing Merchandise: Slaves, Chariots, Ivory, etc.

Another type of objection comes from the list of goods that end time Babylon trades:

Rev 18:11 — And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: 12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thy wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

For the ancient world, this list represents “every luxury the heart could desire” as the New American Commentary characterizes it. But when some look at this list of ancient luxuries they have trouble matching it up with modern American goods. You would be hard pressed to find a trade in “chariots” today anywhere, but you will find their modern equivalent of automobiles, airplanes, trains and even bicycles traded heavily in America. It seems reasonable to concede that the ancient prophets would have no concepts or words for such modern inventions and would be given the word chariots and horses to cover modern transportation goods.

Often it is pointed to that certain products have nothing to do with America or are not made there. For example, America is not known for precious woods as, say, Africa is. Many other goods on the list are not common today either. The point to remember here is that it does not say that the goods are made in Babylon, but rather that they are imported or traded by her. America is well known as the greatest importer and consumer of fine goods in the world. Through the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), and other commodities, futures and stock exchanges, America is a leader in the trade and marketing of such goods. America does not have to produce the goods listed to fulfill the prophecy, she only has to trade them.

But some will say that not all the goods listed there are traded. Although there were slaves in the past, that was abolished 150 years ago, so it does not describe end time America. Ivory trade is also banned by the US since 1990, so how could that fit America when she falls as Babylon? It can fit—if we leave behind our law-abiding mindset for a minute and consider the real world. America, like all nations, has modern day slavery. There is human trafficking for sexual exploitation and forced labor, despite the laws against it. If you follow the news regularly, you will occasionally read the tales of survivors or those who owned slaves. Similarly, ivory trade may be illegal, but there is the black market for this, in the US, too.

Objection #5 — "How Does America 'Sit On Seven Mountains?'"

This verse about Babylon causes many to stumble in regards to America:

Revelation 17:9 (KJV) — And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

From this verse almost alone, people claim that Babylon is Rome because Rome is the "city on seven hills." The problem with that is the Greek word for hill (buonos) is not used here, but the word commonly translated mountain (oros) is.

The seven heads of the beast represent seven mountains and also seven kings (Rev. 17:9-10). The woman is Babylon (Rev. 17:5) The woman (Babylon) sits on the seven mountains or literally reigns over them. What are these mountains?

In a macro sense, continents are mountains. The earth is full of mountains and canyons under the sea and only the large masses that push out of the water are continents. Importantly, there are seven continents to the earth (North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica). This mirrors how the woman sits on many waters/nations (Rev 17:1,15) and "reigns over the kings of the earth" (Rev 17:18) as the seven continents encompass the entire earth.

America's dominant military and financial power gives her a global hegemony or rule through influence and threat of force. The nations that dare defy or threaten America get unilaterally invaded or have their funding or resources cut off. The power exerted by the dollar is immeasurable. If you doubt America's control of the world that Babylon is said to have, again, it's important to think outside the box of the official stories and legal channels and consider what happens that the politicians cover-up. A good book to start with in this regard is Confessions of an Economic Hitman.

Objection #6 — “Slaughtered Prophets and Saints” in America?

The Bible's very last verses on the complete destruction of Babylon are quite profound and perplexing. They speak of what will not be found there again (namely any sign of life or human activity) and what will be found instead:

Revelation 18:23-24 (HCSB) — 23 the light of a lamp will never shine in you again; and the voice of a groom and bride will never be heard in you again. ⌊All this will happen⌋ because your merchants were the nobility of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery, 24 and the blood of prophets and saints, and of all those slaughtered on earth, was found in you.

Given America's history and reputation as the place of religious freedom and a destination for those (like the Puritans) fleeing religious persecution, this verse seems like an epic fail for America as Babylon. Certainly, this objection is the most difficult to explain and understand. But it can be answered with an overlooked and obscure statement from Jesus.

When speaking to the Pharisees, Jesus set a strange precedent that makes this blood guilt for America possible in God's eyes:

Matthew 23:34-35 (HCSB) — 34 This is why I am sending you prophets, sages, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will flog in your synagogues and hound from town to town. 35 So all the righteous blood shed on the earth will be charged to you, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.

In other words, in the reckoning of God, all that is needed is for one prophet or apostle to be killed in America for the blood of all the prophets and saints to be blamed on or found in America. Who can say that has not happened in America's history already or will not happen in the future to one of the prophets God must be sending to warn the people to leave the nation (Rev 18:4)?

Conclusion – Don't Leave Yet and Don't Worry

Despite objections based on misunderstandings of certain passages, the overwhelming evidence best fits America as the dominant end time nation of Mystery Babylon the Great. As such, the sad truth is that America will one day be destroyed through fire, probably at the hands of enemy nations in the same way that God judged and exiled Israel and Judah. This is an upsetting and even depressing realization for most of us, but it is fair according to how God judges those who have been “given much.”

The only good news about this prophecy is that we are assured that God plans to call out the righteous before the destruction happens. However, I cannot stress enough that nobody needs to leave the USA early, now that they know about America's destruction in prophecy and the command in the prophecy to “come out of her.” To do so now would probably be a mistake for most people given how much harder it is for Americans to make a living and get by outside their home country.

We must realize that the prophecy of a command to flee is not the same as a command to flee for all Bible readers in America. The prophecy does not include how to know when to flee or where to flee to exactly. However, when the "come out of her" prophecy is being fulfilled, someone will come to convey what that “voice from heaven” in the prophecy says before the destruction happens so people can hear and obey. We have such end time prophets and messengers of God predicted in several passages (Rev 7:1-8=Rev 14:1-7; Mal 4:5-6). These messengers, like Elijah, must tell us all the missing details at that time, including how to get the help most of us will need in order to accomplish such a disruptive and costly undertaking.

As I always say, if God could get millions of slaves out of Egypt in the exodus (and have them paid back wages in the process), then God's poor, faithful servants today have nothing to worry about. Just be ready to listen and obey (in faith) when the time comes and you will get the help you need. And if you doubt your faith (or even if you don't!), follow Jesus' command to be on your guard against lack of watchfulness (read: apathy) and pray daily for the strength to escape all these things "(Lk 21:36).

(For more on God's plan to save all his servants from America's destruction and the other events leading up to and including the Great Tribulation, see this article or my book.)

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56 comments
Jizzy - November 17, 2016

Loved this article! Good info and so true!

My thoughts and research on Washington, DC…

Built on 7 hills.
The White House is built on donated land that was originally named Rome, MD.
The Corporation of Catholic Bishops was formed in 1800 in Washington, DC.
The facades in and around the White House is littered with vultures.
It is a major port city and great deep seaport.

Hopefully, the gate for the Tower of Babel will not be built in Manhattan. This would surely be the invitation for Satan.

My current thoughts about this latest election are…
There is a man that rises to power that gives appearance of saving the world; however this man (ten horns? – one blown off) gets shot and is dying. He makes a deal with satan. And as Bush, Trump had dreams/voices telling them to run for President. There was a Rabi that said that Trump is in the Bible as coming to power, but I don’t know what transpires after that.

For sure, no man can save the world. I have encountered many peoples that are loving, good, and giving; yet, they do not understand that we are all sinners, not saved by good works, but by God’s Almighty Grace. I pray for God’s angels to open their hearts!

Note that I am not a Bible scholar, but I have had Jesus in my heart since I was 4 years old. I have been gnashing a lot of teeth!

The Muslim Brotherhood is the Wahhabi Tribe that killed the Saints & Prophets.

God Bless!
Jizzy

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    Ronald Stanley - June 16, 2017

    God can work through a man and save a nation. Look at Moses, Cyrus the Great and many others that God works through men and woman and when and if God does, nothing can stop them:) Here is a thought for you:
    Walking Through the Door of Destiny

    I believe we are about to enter the greatest segment of time in human history. It will begin slowly with bursts of danger, suspense, anger, and joy. With the election of Donald J. Trump, we have lit the fuse of this exciting segment. It’s the prayers of Christians which ushered in II Chronicles 7:14. The call went out from many unnamed churches before the 2016 election asking us to pray for God to intervene for a revival in America. Violence, economics, government corruption, take your pick, we were hurting and wanting relieve. America had turned its collective back on God. Prayer was taken out of schools, abortion, drug addiction, violence, and turning our back on Israel. We are a nation needing God. Not any god but the God most high.

    So many of us prayed for our country and God heard us. Christians asking for help and a blessing from God, but why would God help us as we neglected Him? God heard because past American leaders had heard God and obeyed. Presidents had helped and blessed Israel and God’s word is not void. Genesis 12:3.

    Today a new president has renewed our hand of friendship to Israel and many in this country have failed to see the connection but God is going to renew His blessing on America. It is time for the Christian Army to stand up for God with prayer and support for Christ values. Notice I did not say Christian values for we as a people have forgotten the faith we either once had or the faith we thought we had. We need to continue to repent and put on the armor of God so as to join this fight. We are not the fighting army here but we are the representatives (Ambassadors) of the Living Christ. Our job is to stand for the fight is actually over with the resurrection of Yesuah. Our job is actually easy so why is it so hard to stand up for our Savior?

    We are entering the time of judgment on the judges in America. President Trump has at least 3 more Supreme Court members to replace and these Federal judges who are interfering with his immigration executive orders will be replaced as well. We will see congressmen and senators leave in droves from both parties as God exposes their misdeeds. Prosperity from unknown and untapped sources revealed by God will eliminate the debt and bring nations together to help reduce hardships on the people.

    Seven years of prosperity and revival in the church will cause God’s Word to be spread to all nations and will bring salvation to the world.

    Satan will be always in the background during this time and when the seven years of prosperity, just as Donald Trump ends his 8 years, the rapture of the saints will happen. The unsaved world will be as they have wanted, be without God. Satan will rule the Earth for the next seven years. Open your Bible and see the destiny of those last seven years. The two witnesses, the locust, fire, Wormwood, etc… it’s all coming.

    Destiny is here, well it was always here. It’s just time for a conclusion of this segment and the beginning of a new one.

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    Darrell - September 29, 2017

    Be careful of who you listen to the antichrist is in the pulpit every Sunday preaching a false gospel. The USA is Babylon and we sit on many waters. The Statue of Liberty is the Queen of Babylon with a crown on her head with 7 points 7 seas and 7 continents and a torch leading millions to Hell.

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ed - December 24, 2016

Make america great Babylon the great

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Helen Davies - December 25, 2016

Tim, you are truly the go to person for end time prophesy. Your words ring so true in my Spirit. I desire so much to contribute to your great work and I pray others will also. I haven’t been able to but I stopped to ask God to make it possible. When it’s in my hands, it will be in yours soon. I’m so grateful for you. I pray God’s abundant increase and harvests upon you and your family for all you do in the kingdom. You’re a huge gift to the kingdom of God and I see that clearly. You are very appreciated by me. Merry Christmas on this Christmas eve as I have you and family in my prayers.

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    Tim McHyde - December 25, 2016

    Thank you, Helen. I know it’s a sacrifice for you and that will be greatly blessed by God.

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joe gooden - January 6, 2017

Hi Tim. Thanks for the clear insight. I often wonder if you can tell when the ten kings shall destroy Babylon from verses in Revelation. Revelation says ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom. Does this verse mean they have no kingdom when they destroy Babylon? Or just that they had no kingdom when Revelation was written? Thank you and God bless your ministry.

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    Tim McHyde - January 6, 2017

    Joe, They have no kingdom at the time of the prophecy and the prophecy says this because it is only with the Antichrist coming to power with their help that they get to rule under him in front at last. They are the minions under Satan who pull the strings of the kings of the world but are not kings themselves. See my http://escapeallthesethings.com/bible-prophecy-glossary for more.

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      Mike Beall - June 17, 2017

      These ten kings have power for one hour….I wonder if it is the same one hour it takes to destroy Mystery Babalon? If so, then after they serve their purpose to the Antichrist and help him come to power, they may be in for a rude awakening.

      Thanks for all you and your ministry do. Once one leaves the bliss of ignorance, it’s nice to have some help.

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        Mel Strickland - June 17, 2017

        TIM: To further document your findings, go to Wikipedia’s Statue of Liberty (Libertas) and then http://www.humansarefree.com).

        The Statue of Liberty was Satan’s “Trojan Horse” for the destruction of America. Any statue that is prayed to is an open invitation for every demon in hell to occupy it and send curses and spells and Satanic attacks against home, business or nation where it is located. The prophet John did not recognize New York but he sure recognized Libertas.

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FREDDY GALLO - March 1, 2017

Babylon the great is a mighty nation, and not a city or a church as some bible scholars believed…Ancient Babylon was destroyed, and is lying in ruins to this day…so the question is where is Babylon the great ? And why is ancient Babylon called” Mystery Babylon” ? What people don’t know or understand is that Babylon the great changed her identity when she moved from ancient Babylon to Europe and North America…Great Britain and the U.S. are direct descendants of ancient Babylon…The U.S. is reigning over the kings of the earth but in reality it is Babylon the great that’s reigning over the kings of the earth under a new identity, through her descendants…When God judges ancient Babylon for her crimes against Israel and the world, God is actually judging the descendants of ancient Babylon…The U.S. will be hated by all nations and she will be destroyed by fire…Babylon the great, Britain the great, and America the great are one and the same.

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Charley - April 5, 2017

Idk a vatican vs America debate might be nice to hear. I don’t like debates but the arguments of each are indepth and neither is thorough in their dismissal of the other. I’ve gone back and forth about this. Thanks

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    Tim McHyde - April 5, 2017

    Charley, attempting to address all the arguments for a false position will never end. They just invent more arguments. (There are videos on youtube with 101 arguments for a pretrib rapture and 200 for a flat earth.) The best way to get the truth is to gather all the verses on a subject and objectively follow the consensus of their plain literal meaning of the clearest verses. This is a list of all the verses on Daughter/Mystery Babylon in the Bible.

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      Mel Strickland - June 17, 2017

      In Isaiah, Chapter 47, Isaiah prophesied for the coming of the Whore of Babylon before Babylon became a mighty power.
      The Roman goddess, Libertas (Ishtar) was the goddess of prostitution and immigration whose motto was, “If it feels good, do it.” Sounds like America to me.

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    Trish - November 5, 2017

    Vatican- not financial center; nobody gets wealthy from it; no deep ports; not a center of depravity or allure; Church today is so watered down I wouldn’t know what exactly it stood for, surely not purity or total corruption

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Rudy Prasetyo - May 25, 2017

So how to escape from America?

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Roger Hornsby - May 31, 2017

America does not have citron wood Revelation 18:12

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    Tim McHyde - May 31, 2017

    Roger, Revelation 18 is talking about the “merchandise” traded in and through America with the “merchants.” It’s not only or necessarily talking about what it produces or grows. Think about the stock and mercantile exchanges and port with all that is brought in and out and sold making people rich. More here.
    Nevertheless, all it takes is one grower for the prophecy to not be contradicted with America, and there is one.

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    Jameel - November 1, 2017

    At the time the bible was constructed, America had not yet come into existence, so the name Babylon was only a symbolic name for a future place that would exist. I assure you, America is that mystery Babylon.

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    Trish - November 5, 2017

    That tree was in a later translation. Most translators chose a native fragrant evergreen citrus when translating. Examples include lime, linden, and others I don’t recognize. The branches were used for burning sacrifices and that is the point. I think. Check the Koine Greek Bible.

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Ervin - June 17, 2017

So Britain and America are not ephraim and mannaseh? Company of nations and a great nation

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    Tim McHyde - June 17, 2017

    Ervin, yes they are (but I think you have it backwards US=Ephraim, the younger son–but greater, UK=Manasseh, the elder son–but lesser). That is why they were/are both so great. And the Daughter/Mother Babylon the Great prophetic identity shows their corrupted end because of the wealth bestowed through Abraham’s birthright blessings. America gets judged and Great Britain becomes the “head” (of a lion – Rev 13:2) of the Beast/Antichrist empire.

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Ron James - June 17, 2017

I disagree, according to geographical definition there are only 6 continents, (large land mass, from the western coast of Europe to the east cost of Asia is one continent). If you looked down on the earth from space you see 6 large land masses not 7. If you consider geopolitics you end up with more than 7 major powers. Keep looking.

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    Tim McHyde - June 17, 2017

    Ron, Tell me where it says in Rev 17 “The 7 heads are 7 mountains AS SEEN FROM SPACE (by angels, of course!) and not according to the popularly accepted definition of continents by mankind.” Seven happens to be the biblical number for completion = the whole earth.

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    mikhael - June 21, 2017

    Ron James
    If the earth wasn’t a globe would antartica be a continent?

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    Trish - November 5, 2017

    Technically, all of the continents are attached to another except for Australia, and Antarctica, right? Regardless, how long have we used the term 7 as the complete whole number of parts of the earth? I actually don’t know. It was 2: Heaven + Earth; then 4 corners of the Earth; then 7! I do think its US and I never used to think that.

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Thomas Garza - June 17, 2017

Just a thought; “This is why I am sending you prophets, sages, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify … ! ). What other nation in history has more Scripture available per household in a myriad of forms from Bibles to digital files ? How many times are Believer’s warned in Scripture to NOT, ” add to nor take away from “, the words of this Book/Prophecy ? Is there not a curse provided for those who willingly do so and assert the EDITED TRUTH as “The Gospel”. Scripture consists of the Prophet’s, the Righteous and the Messiah’s WORDS , yes? How many sects of Christianity have been born in America by changing the meaning of their WORDS ? My opinion is that America has killed, tortured, even crucified the Lord of Glory through it’s arrogance in USING God’s WORD for denominational agenda’s etc. etc. America is perhaps the biggest abuser of profiting off ” another gospel” so yeah, I can see how the BLOOD of all these righteous men and women can be on America’s “hands”. What other Nation has made so much merchandise off Scripture by CHANGING the holy days and commandments as they pertain to the Kingdom ? The Messiah, Prophets and the Righteous testimonies were sent to us IN WRITING and we took their warnings/words the same way Israel did, with little regard or casual observance. Shalom

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Abe Davis - June 18, 2017

You have made many compelling points, brother. But I find it difficult to ignore the book “Foxe’s book of Martyrs”. In the book it lists numerous Christian leaders killed as a witness for Jesus Christ. Many of the very early Christians was killed by the Romans at the Jews urging, but from about 300 A.D. on, almost 100% of these commited Christians was murdered by the Catholic church, or at the very least, by the local authorities that was obeying the wishes of the Catholic hierarchy! As for the seven hills/mountains, many times the word is referring to places of power or high places just as “horn” refers to descendants . I Love your discernment and hard work doing these studies. Please keep them coming!

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    Tim McHyde - June 18, 2017

    Abe sure, there are always a couple of Babylon’s characteristics seem to fit your favorite candidate, like the Vatican killing saints and prophets. But only one will fit them all, America. For example, the Catholic Church has not made the world’s seafaring merchants rich. It has no mother country. It has no deep sea water port for the merchants. It does not fit the eagle’s wings and lion beast literally. And it’s not a city on seven mountains. It’s on seven hills, two different words in Greek. America has killed many righteous saints who have stood up. Think of the greed and power in corporations killing people for profit. It’s all there.

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      mikhael - June 21, 2017

      tim good observations
      but we’re not there yet so the earth could open up between the sea and the vatican
      also ‘washington dc’, the ‘city of london’ and the ‘city of vatican’
      rule the world via their connections in commerce and war etc etc.
      I believe that the jesuit catholics control all these institutions and places ultimately and most of todays american leaders are jesuit trained or influenced.
      I’m currently researching whether the catholics invented islam as a proxy to wipe out true believers and jews

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        DanaAshlie - October 20, 2017

        Hello Mikhael, not sure if this will still get to you but I have had that same feeling that the Catholic Church/Jesuits had a hand in creating Islam. Their quran book has a chapter exhaulting Mary and it just seems like the perfect religion to fit the need for exactly what is happening now…the antithesis of true Christianity…so that as many souls as possible will fall into this new world order Jesuit created “CHrislam” New Age religion for the antichrist and false prophet to peddle. I could only find a little info about the widowed wealthy RC woman who made her way to middle east to make/find her new messiah for the muslims …I would LOVE to see any proof you have culminated of this as being an RCC creation…as you already know finding dirt on the Jesuits is much harder to find that on the Zionists (that they also had a hand in creating/funding organizing etc) …whose purpose is, I think for the Jesuits to hide behind as their scape goat for all ills of the world.

        Anyway, can you enlighten me with any source backed articles or forward anything you have culminated on RCC created Islam? I would do a Youtube Video on it …i’m getting pretty good traction on my channel now and its’ growing fast. We could even do an interview about it if you are already well versed…i think this content would blow peoples hair back! LoL I just know it’s true…Holy spirit is showing me that…I just can’t prove it yet. Thanks in advance…God Bless!

        ps also if Tim happens to read this, I sure do appreciate this article. I have made an america is babylon youtube video and your article helped me 🙂 I’m making part two now and one note i’ll share (that Holy Spirit showed me) is the scripture about “Drunk with the blood of the saints” …well I was shown (because I was lead to look up the strongs concordance for the word Saints” its’ NT 40) and wow…that scripture is pertaining NOT to just religious type saints but its meaning is “pure” Undefiled and Clean ” as pertinaining to a sacrifice…brother , that scripture is about ABORTION. we’ are up to like 70 million dead babies at this point. its crazy. anyway, Thanks again for this article! We have come to many of the same conclusions and there are still a lot of people who need to know this stuff….judgement is coming SOON…..Lord Bless and Keep You

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    Trish - November 5, 2017

    We can now count all those we (UK and US) failed to protect in Russia, then in WWII, Cuba, and various Communist genocides and ISIS massacres of Christians in Middle East, Europe and Africa by being weak Christians and PC.

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Patrick - June 18, 2017

This is quite an eye opener. Babylon the Great must be America. The destruction is coming. Forget not that the second coming of Jesus is between 2018 and 2028. Lord give us strength to be able to pray, read the Bible, be witnesses of Jesus Christ, to praise and worship you and give our tithes like Abraham and offerings so that your message can reach the all face of the earth.

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mark - June 19, 2017

Tim, Very sobering. I’m going to keep my eyes wide open. It would figure that 2026 might be “it.” That was when I was hoping to retire. But this is far more important than relaxing for a few more earthly years of life. Do you feel that if America repented that God might relent on judgment as He did with Nineveh?

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    Tim McHyde - June 19, 2017

    Mark, yes, as Americans, it is sobering to know how God views our nation and what he must do for its sins.

    That’s an interesting “what if” about America repenting. Theoretically, yes, it would be delayed as that is God’s nature. His mercy is borne out not just in the story of Nineveh but also in the lives of the Kings of Israel and Judah.

    However, unlike Nineveh, two things are different in this case. America’s destruction has been received and written by multiple prophets of the Bible, thousands of years before the country was even founded. It won’t change: “it is written.” Secondly, no prophet like Jonah is being sent to America with the purpose of saving the nation. Instead it is clearly stated the “voice from heaven” (Word of God) is sent to call God’s people out (Rev 18:4). Jeremiah 51:9 says “we would have healed Babylon, but she was not.” So it’s too far gone to fix with how rich and corrupted the generations are.

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Megan - June 20, 2017

Tim,

I just want to say thank you for publishing all of this publically so lost sheep like myself can confirm your words with scripture and validate what I have found in my heart to be true. It’s so hard to discern in these times and the “church” has not been a safe place for me to receive help or ask questions. You are answering many of the questions I have had regarding my reading/interpretations of scripture that have not been safe to ask elsewhere. Bless you!

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Larry Anderson - June 21, 2017

Excellent lesson, Tim! Probably your best-so far…Many years ago I bought Richard Coombes’ “America, the Babylon” and also got his valuable DVD…

Un fortunately he has passed away…but I believe you have taken his place preaching the truth…

I’m not so sure about 2026 though…I just can’t foresee things taking that long…We must all be waiting and watching for Elijah!

Christ’s blessings,
Lar

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Susan Kelly - June 23, 2017

Spot on Tim. Your interpretation of prophecy rings so true to what has been going on. I grew up looking up to America’s system. In the recent years, God revealed mind shattering truths about the establishment. I am afraid, there is a great deception going on in the US and the whole government,media and system is so deeply corrupt and evil that only the wrath of God could do justice.

The problem is greed, which is idolatary. And God is removing idolatory from our lives. It could come in the form of a favourite politician, political party, movie star, even evangelist. -when our adoration for them precedes the word of God and his laws. You know there is idolatory when their faults are criticised and you take offense. Now is the time to come “out of her.’ (Romans 2:4-11)

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Perez - June 30, 2017

The article presented is written with great insight. There was a time I thought it was Rome but after much reading and understanding I agree it is New York City.

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    Trish - November 6, 2017

    Not DrainTheSwamp Washington DC? That’s where the Fed, Treasury, Bureau of Public Debt, Commerce Department, IRS, Economic Development Office and al of the International Embassies. So, should we consider emigrating? To where? Things look very weird lately. LiesVegas, HornyWeird,, Podestas, R Clinton etc indictments, Texas Church Shooting; Thankfully Trump safely away from fallout. FalseFlags abounding.

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Chris - July 19, 2017

Hi Tim

I’ve been following your articles for a while now and I have to say they really are gold compared to the piles of mud I’ve seen elsewhere.

Also I wanted to mention one thing that you omitted from this article and that is that Tyre is actually a shadow of Mystery Babylon as mentioned by the prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel.

Since Tyre is a merchant city which also commits fornication with the kings of the Earth just like Mystery Babylon does, that is another reason why only the USA fits the description.

There are more pointers but those are the points that really stood out to me along with music not being played in Tyre anymore.

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Elijah - July 29, 2017

Through abortion, there’s no telling how many prophets have been slaughtered. We as a government, as recently as Obama have funded abortion worldwide. Even today, John McCain voted against a bill that would have defunded PP. I think we’ve grown insensitive to just how great of an atrocity abortion is. There is certainly the blood of saints and prophets on our hands. Additionally, groups like ISIS were created by America, either directly or indirectly. As a result of our money making warmongering, or by arming certain groups of rebels for one purpose or another. Those groups go on to form ISIS, who committed Christian genocide, as described by our own government, under the Obama admin even.. Recently heard some government department is trying to scrub the term Christian genocide from our records, as they relate to the genocide that I just mentioned.

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    Chris - July 31, 2017

    Elijah I have a bad feeling you’re onto something here.
    With those wars that the USA has prosecuted over 241 years since it was born I would be surprised to say the least if any prophet was not killed in any of those wars.
    That isn’t even mentioning abortion. Any nation that kills babies in the womb doesn’t have any regard for life which is a gigantic no-no when it comes to Yehovah.

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Catherine Hafner - August 28, 2017

In 2008, two weeks before Obama was elected, I was in Washington D.C. for prayermarch and tried also to speak with the american people but almost everybody said, that he is a christian and so I asked God: what do you say about America? He gave me only one word: mystery. I knew than Amerika is Mystery Babylon and will be destroyed in one hour. Amerika musst be destroyed, so the way for the Antichrist can be free and as I understand Tim and others he should come out of Mother Babylon, the UK. I believe it is too late for Amerika, God gave Amerika a lot of time for repentance. Amerika will never be great again. Not only millions were killed through abortion but also many innocent people in Iraq, Afganistan, Syrien, Pakistan, etc. were killed and don’t forget: millions of christians in Europe, Asia, Africa, South Amerca, etc. are on their way to hell, deceived through the false gospel of the false prophets and pastors of America. The influence is enorm, the destruction is immense. I was in Africa in June, I saw the deception and destruction. So prepare for the judgments of God and prepare others.

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Chuck Kenny - September 20, 2017

I’m really enjoying the read. I see in this country to be great again but with no definition on what great is. A corrupt government, 62% of the world porn, gay marriage, and on and on. Then you try and predict a date. A place where it clearly states in the Bible that you don’t go to. No one knows. Another ego with end time date predictions. How sad. All you can do is be wrong. Because if you are right it doesn’t matter. Don’t demean your teaching with silly predictions.

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    Tim McHyde - September 20, 2017

    Chuck, glad you liked the article. However I am not setting a single date nor making predictions. Supporters ask me all the time my opinion on what year I think it will be? 2026 is my answer; simply my personal conviction, no prediction. But it can be later. I share it for those who are finally learning to do what Jesus said from my supporter teachings and want the extra urgency of knowing based on the one scriptural end time sign of Mt 24:14. I’m not explaining my date in a free video or article with people like you who don’t understand “no man knows the day or hour” and who will only judge or get scared.

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Ro - October 9, 2017

Tim, great article. I don’t see the difficulty you alluded to with regard to explaining how America killed the saints and prophets etc. Many sages were among the Indians slaughtered by the early settlers for instance. And what about the likes of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and even JFK? And what about the numerous foreign leaders who wanted to do right by their people, but were assassinated or overthrown by US/western intelligence agencies? The ancient manner of referring to such shining lights of morality and justice would be via the use of such terms as prophets and saints. In our day, they would simply be known as ‘dissidents’, ‘radicals’, and even ‘communists’. So I see no difficulty at all in explaining those bible verses.

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michael - October 26, 2017

Tim, “The love of money is the root of all evil” in America. We are a nation of addictions, which are born and fueled by an economic system which thrives on the love of money. Gambling, pornography, opioids, alcohol, the movie, music, television, and video game entertainment industry, usurious credit card usage and more have made us, and ‘the whole world drunk with madness’. The handwriting is on the wall.

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Arena - October 30, 2017

The holy Spirit has been speaking to my heart and my life . The lord took my spirit up in the clouds one day while asleep on my chair and i saw people worshiping and i saw a big golden clock and the hour hand went back a hr from 12 to 11 ,what the lord was showing me that the time is near for his return and by his grace he giving us time to repent and the gift of salvation. I ALSO see the danger coming to AMERICA look at North KOREA…….LET US BE WATCHFUL AND PRAY IN JESUS NAME.

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