ever wonder what is going on?Are things going
on that you never would have imagined could have happened?Did you ever think that we'd come to the point that we were discussing
homosexual marriage?Did you ever think that
you'd live in a society that endorsed wholesale infanticide?Did you ever picture a world where everywhere you looked you'd witness
portrayals of elicit sex and horrific violence?Did
you ever envision a country where so-called free citizens would be punished simply for
speaking their minds?Did you foresee an America where a Muslim
president would set his mind on taking away your guns?Could you have predicted a world where big brother had taken over to watch
your every move using everything from your bank statements, Internet usage to drones?Did you think that an American president could
institute a policy wherein the military would be used to kill American citizens at home?Did you consider that there would be a resurrection
of Hitler's Gestapo right here in America? Could you ever
have imagined that you'd live in a culture that endorsed every outlandish religion while
persecuting Christians?Did you ever picture America as a
place where the leaders of society would not only blaspheme God, but would openly talk of
eliminating Christians from our culture?Did
you conceive of the fall of the Republic of America in favor of a Communist dictatorship?
world gone mad?Do you ever wonder why and
what can be done about it?Or are we forever
doomed? Are we about to witness the fall of America along
with all of its values?
answers to those questions are the journey that you are about to embark on.It is a long voyage that goes back to ancient times
and the formation of two cities.One of the
cities is the city of man that has given us all of the horrific consequences that we
witness today.The other city is the city of God which has produced
everything good that we have inherited from our fathers.These two cities are warring for the soul of America today.
winner of that battle will determine our future.Will
we wind up in bondage to a totalitarian antichrist or will we continue to receive the
blessing of self-rule?The answer to that
question lies in the future of the church and whether-or-not the people of God return to
the faith that has freed us from the tyranny of Satan.
we will soon discover in this book, it is the church that is responsible for the mess we
have found ourselves in.The church has become
and out of Babylon our current pagan culture has emerged.And only when the church frees herself from the
clutches of that abominable woman will America return to true liberty and freedom.
Babylon has been a golden cup in
the hand of the LORD, Intoxicating all the earth. The
nations have drunk of her wine; Therefore the nations are going mad. (Jer 51:7)
Part One: Seeds of
"The kingdom of heaven is
like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet
when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of
the air come and perch in its branches."
By the summer of 1994, the country was
inundated with explanations for America's problems.From
every corner ushered a different opinion.
Many decided that the problems came from
the government's inactivity on crime.Even
though Washington had passed crime bill after crime bill, Wayne Konecny, a pipe fitter
from Chicago mumbled, "It's all smoke and mirrors. . .It's not going to do anything
but raise my taxes.The Democrats want more
social programs.The Republicans want more
prisons.Neither one's going to do any good. .
. The problem is we got $5-an-hour jobs in a world where it takes $10-an-hour to
Postal worker Janell Mullin complained,
"We've got a serious problem, and I don't think basketball is going to cure
it. . . I think they should stop worrying about Bosnia.If they want to send the troops somewhere, they should send them to the
South Side of Chicago."
Tex Griffin, a lawyer shared his insight
in the maneuverings behind President Clinton's Crime Bill of 1994: "You had the Black
Caucus joining forces with the Christian Right.You
know that's just politics, just more gamesmanship."
Bill Biagi had quit reading the news
from Washington while murmuring, "I voted for Clinton because I thought he could pull
it all together.After all, he's got a
Democratic majority.But he can't.Maybe nobody can."
Yet America was just as discontent about
healthcare as they were crime."Those
guys in Washington are still playing games instead of working to solve the country's
biggest problems," blazoned Catherine Forester, a trauma surgeon from Oakland, Ca.
"I feel like my opinion doesn't
count," protested Bob Currie, a machine shop foreman from Franklin Park, Ill."The common person just doesn't have a voice.The problem isn't Clinton.It's not even the Republicans.It's all about money.It's the National Rifle Association.It's
the tobacco companies.They've got the dollars
and they get the attention of the politicians.The
people in office really aren't concerned about me."
"Don't get me started on the
government -- it's a sore issue," warned Diane Ortel while standing next to a statue
of Abraham Lincoln at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.". . .Everybody wants to cut things, so they all get up and say, 'I'll
cut, cut, cut.' Well, one of those jobs they cut was my husband's.And we found out he was loosing his job the same
week we found out I was pregnant with my third child.
"I'd like these politicians to know
what these cuts mean -- to real people, with real families.My husband has a master's degree, and I'm a registered nurse.And we're struggling, man.We're driving an '87 van with 150,000 miles on it.And college money for my kids?We just don't have it."
"Clean up the act, it's
ridiculous," advised Ellen Siebenschuh, a law student in Cleveland."Every other day, there's a story about the
greed and lying and the not giving straight answers.Like,
just be honest and do your job and stop fooling around."
"Everybody wants everything, and
nobody wants to pay for it," added Paul Thrasher, a factory worker in Springfield.
Maurice Patrick, a Chicago computer
consultant who supported "none of the above" in the last presidential election,
felt that there were days when Americans stuck together.". . back then it was 'us
against the world'" he lamented.Today,
with so much bitter fighting in Congress, Maurice contended, "It's more like
Sandy Self of Houston felt
"hopeless -- kind of in limbo. . . They tried in the last election to throw out all
the bad ones and try to get some good one in there.It's
the same thing.So what can you do?"
What was the problem with America?Was it the lack of "love and tolerance"?Was it the evil politicians?Was it the corrupt system? Was it government
gridlock?Was it our foreign policy? Was it
the fact that Washington is run by money and power rather than conceince?Was it the NRA or the NAACP?Was it the president?Was it the fact that no one in America has a voice anymore?What was the problem with America? What caused her
To uncover the answer to this pressing
question, we will have to go back to the empire of Rome.It is here, in the years before and while Caesar Augustus was building his
dream of empire, that the inhabitants adopted an ancient religion that would ultimately
spell spiritual ruin for the modern Western world.
The religion of ancient Rome came from a
long conflict between two modes of thought that have been vying for the attention of the
world since the Fall of man.Saint Augustine
in The City of God described the conflict in terms of a division between two
cities.One, the city of man, is the glory of
the humanistic spirit: the pride of man and the glory of Satan.The purpose of the city of man is to lead its
followers to everlasting torment.The
"City of God" on the other hand is comprised of the servants of the Most High
God who have dedicated themselves to the purpose of proclaiming God's glory.The message of the "City of God" leads to
eternal life with Christ.
When Adam and Eve encroached on God's
dictums in the garden, they were left naked in their sin.The glory of God's Holy Sprit had departed from them at that point.Though they attempted to fashion fig leaves to
cover up their nakedness, their efforts ere in vain.(Gen
3:7-8)This exertion by man to fix himself
through his own strength was the first expression of the humanistic spirit.Humanism is the attempt of man to reach up to God
through the power of himself.It rests upon
the foundation of salvation through works.
However, God could not accept man's
feeble attempts to resurrect himself from his own sin and, therefore, God answered man's
attempt at self-justification with the curse. (Gen 3:9-20)Yet the ultimate work of God was to restore man to a place where he could
one again dwell in the presence of the glory of His Holy Spirit.This could not be accomplished through man's works.Humanism had no place in the plan of God.Therefore, it was God who, according to His grace,
covered man with His glory. (Gen 3:21)
Since the Fall of man, two lines of
worship have proceeded out of mankind, representing Augustine's two cities.The humanistic line, or the city of man, which is
characterized in the Bible as Babylon.In this
religious system, that we will soon find encompasses all non Judeo-Christian beliefs, is
based upon the notion man covering himself up to atone for his own sin.In this Babylonian religious system, man worships
God in his own way, and fashions for himself a god made in his own image.
However, throughout history we find the
"City of God" at work, opposing the fallacy and utter futility of justification
through works.This city is comprised of those
individuals who will worship God on His own terms.It
is not based upon the works of men, but the grace of God.In worshipping God His way, these individuals understand that man has been
created in God's image.
The first time that we see these two
cities in action is in the dispute between Adam's two sons, Cain and Abel. (Gen 4:1-4)The very meaning of their two names indicate the
two cities upon the earth.Cain means vanity.Abel means possession (from God).
In the story of Cain and Abel we find
that God had no respect for Cain or his offering. (Gen 4:3-5a)Indeed, the Scriptures tell us that Cain merely
offered up whatever fruit came to his mind.Likewise,
Cain's offering was not offered in faith.
Abel, on the other hand was righteous,
and, therefore, God accepted his offering. (Matt 23:34-25)In addition, Abel offered the best that he had, the first fruit of his
flock.Indeed, Abel gave from his need, rather
than his abundance. (Mark 12:41-44)Lastly,
Abel submitted his offering with an eye for God's will, his rule, and His glory.Therefore, Abel's offering was not according to
works, but according to faith.
By faith Abel offered to God a better
sacrifice than Cain through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God
testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.
(Heb 11:4 nasb)
Indeed, Abel still speaks to the world
today.He is heard through the outcries of the
"City of God" which beckons mankind to the work of Jesus Christ on the cross and
the grace of God which was manifested in the act of God's sacrifice.Those who follow in the manner of the sacrifice of
Abel are the true worshippers of God.
As we know, Cain in his jealousy killed
Abel.This is the way it has always been with
the city of man.Humanism cannot bring itself
to hear the words of grace.It cannot bear the
fact that its offerings of self-righteousness have been rejected by God.Yet those who reject God's grace are accursed.Therefore, God cursed Cain."Now you are under a curse and driven from the
ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.When you work on the ground, it will no longer
yield its crops for you.You will be a
restless wanderer on the earth." (Gen 4:11-12 niv)
Indeed, the lifestyle of the inhabitants
of the city of man, because it is based upon man's righteousness rather than God's, cannot
and will not yield fruit.Cain was to become a
man with no home, even as the city of man is without a home in God.Indeed, Babylon has inherited an eternity of unrest
with no fulfillment.
Thus says the Lord of Hosts,
"consider your ways!You have sown much,
but harvest little; you eat but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink but there
is not enough to become drunk, you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who
earns wages, earns wages to put in a purse with holes." (Hag 1:5-6 nasb)
Cain was banished from the presence of
God who demanded that Cain would be a wanderer.But
Cain, in defiance to God's judgment, built the city of Nod.(Gen 4:16-17)Here we have the
genesis of city-building in the name of the spirit of mankind.Indeed, Nod means "shaking" or
"trembling".This is the position of
those who live in the city of man.
As we see the early history of the word
unfold, we realize that it was the city of man that was to gain the upper hand in the
world.By the time of Noah, Babylonian
apostasy had become so profuse that only Noah and his family were left to represent the
"City of God".This was a time of
decision.When apostasy reaches its apex of
development, God always takes measure to curtail it.In
the days of Noah, God destroyed the world with a flood, and only Noah and his family were
spared. (Gen 6:1-9) From that point onward God
determined to start the propagation of man through the godly seed of Noah.
However, right away things began to go
wrong. (Gen 9:20-27)Noah became drunk and
uncovered himself.Noah's son Ham witnessed
the incident and told his brothers about it.However,
Ham's brothers, Shem and Japheth, covered up Noah's nakedness.When Noah woke up from his debauched state, he
realized what had happened and cursed Canaan, who was the son of Ham.Ham at this point became the bearer of the bad news
of Satan to the world.His seed gave birth to
the bellows of Babylon.This was the city of
man.Shem, on the other hand, received a
blessing, and it was through his seed that God's Messiah, Jesus Christ, would come to
redeem the world from its sin.This would be
the "City of God".
The plan of God was that man should
disperse throughout the world after the Flood. (Gen 9:5-6)The central purpose of this decree was to constrain the influence of Babylon.It is when man is made "one" that he
begins to think that he can make something of himself.Again, in rebellion to God, during the years after the Flood, mankind
refused to disperse and gathered around the person of Cush who incited them to build a
tower dedicated to their own pride and rebellion.
This tower, which represented man's
efforts to reach up to God through his own strength, was located at Babel in the Euphrates
valley. (Gen 11:1-9)This was the same place
that Eden, where man's first sin occurred, was located. (Gen 2:10-14)Now, the vicinity of Eden would become the
harbinger of Babylon.Eden was a place where
God once dwelt with man.But now it became a
place where Satan dwelt. (Rev 9:13-15)Though
it was a fertile valley, its fruit would be that of rebellion and apostasy to symbolize
that fact that is was there than man first rebelled against his God.
There was not any stone or mortar in the
Euphrates valley, so the inhabitants of Babel built their tower out of brick that was
covered with tar to make it waterproof.This
demonstrates the extent that mankind will go in order to rebel against God.They built the city to fortify themselves in a
hostile world.They gathered together
proclaiming that they were wiser than God who had ordered them to disperse.The tower itself was an affront to God;
demonstrating man's defiance and rival-ship to Him.It
was the ultimate act of humanism as man attempted to reach God through his own work in
order to make a name for himself.Mankind
would not believe God when He promised He would no longer send a flood to destroy the
world. (Gen 9:11)Their tower would be an
insurance policy in the event that God broke His promise.But that was not all.The tower
was built for the purpose of worshipping false gods.
Tower-building became the typical among
Babylonian worship systems.The tower of Babel
was the prototype of all of them.It was
erected in six (six being the number of man and the antichrist) stages built upon a
platform with a sanctuary on top.The total
height of the structure was 300 feet, which was equal to its breath.
Around the tower was an outer court,
which was called the "Grand Court".The
wall of the court had six (the number of man and the antichrist) gates which admitted men
to the various temples of worship.
The Babylonian worship center also
included a walled platform, square in shape with four gates.Inside the enclosure was a large building which measured 200 feet each way.
Around the base of the tower were small
temples or chapels dedicated to the various gods of the Babylonians.To the east were 16 shrines.The principle buildings stood on the west-side.In these chambers rested the couch of God and a
The tower itself was in the center of
all of these buildings.Though it was six
stages high, it had an upper temple resting upon these stages, which was the sanctuary of
their god, Bell-Merodach.The Babylonians,
because they had a common religious base in the God of Noah, recognized one Supreme Being.However, they had their own self-devised multitude
of gods to accent the One God.The manner in
which they approached Bell-Merodach was to climb up 300 ft to the top of their tower.Indeed, the tower of Babel was a true
representation of man ascending up to his own god through his own works, rather than the
True and Living God descending to man.In this
upper sanctuary, Bell-Merodach was represented by a statue, demonstration the idolatry of
the Babylonian worship system.
Babylonian towers were commonly seen
throughout the regions where paganism was practiced.They
were rectangular and built in stages, with an ascent along each side to the top.They were places of pagan religious ceremony,
always surrounded by chapels where sacred images were kept.Babylonian towers were called Zigguratu, which means peak or the highest
point of a mountain.This was to represent the
mountain top where Noah offered a sacrifice to God after the Flood. (Gen 8:20)The Babylonian towers were locations for
astrologers who peered into the heavens seeking spiritual revelation.
Though the Babylonians acknowledged the
existence of a superior God, they were polytheistic.They
practiced animism, wherein every object, whether it is animate of inanimate, has a spirit.This is how the historical American Indian
understood the world about him.This is
nothing other than a statement of pantheism.In
order to get in contact with the spiritual world, the Babylonians contacted the world of
the dead through ghosts.
Babylon was considered the religion of
"mysteries" because it offered "secret" knowledge of spiritual things.The more that a person became involved in this
religion; the more he was entrusted with its secrets.Spiritual enlightenment came through contact with "spirit
helpers", "guides", or "the gods" who were, in actuality, demons
whose sole purpose was to lead the Babylonians into the occult.In order to enter into the divine
"mysteries", the Babylonian priests utilized drugs, "sacred sex", and
meditation which included incantations (or mantras) which repeatedly called out of the
name of some God.Thus, through these means
they would be transported into the spirit world.Sex
rituals, both heterosexual and homosexual, were basic to the Babylonian worship system.
In the Babylonian system all actions
became good and, thus, ideas of morality were abandoned.Moral restrictions, according to the Babylonians, only kept people in
bondage.In contrast the concept of distinct
moral values initiated by a moral God, the Babylonian was allowed, because of freedom from
morality, to rise above the moral code because he wasn't limited by the outdated ideas of
right and wrong as was the rest of humanity.God
to the Babylonian is morally inert.He is
neither good nor bad.Therefore, morality has
nothing to do with Babylon.In the Babylonian
religious system, morality is an individual matter.
Ultimately, Babylon is rooted in the
deception of Satan in the Garden.It was Satan
who enticed Eve with the notion that God could not be trusted.Therefore, Satan promised to reveal hidden
knowledge. (Gen 3:1-7)In Revelation, Babylon
is defined terms of this secret knowledge that was revealed by Satan:
The woman was dressed in purple and
scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls.She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with
abominable things and the filth of her adulteries.This
title was written on her forehead:
MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES
THE ABOMINATIONS OF
It is Babylon who will be judged in the
last day as God fills the earth with His wrath. For that reason, God has instructed His
people to come out of her. (Rev 18:2-5)
Indeed, since the Tower of Babel mankind
has desired to peer into the mysteries of God through some sort of ascent or other.The act of doing this has been designated as
mysticism.Those who are involved in
mysticism, whether they are pagans or Christians, are universally concerned about being
translated, by experience, into the supernatural world. Consistently, because the
understanding of truth is based upon those experiences, doctrine is lost.
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