5 responses to “The Curious Case of the Ancient Egyptian Papyrus”

  1. Dear Sir My question is simple, Who or what is Mystery Babylon of
    Revelation 17&18?

    1. Ther has been various thought as to the identity of “Mystery Babylon” to and include the U.S. of A., and Saudi Arabia. While the descriptors really mimics that especially of the U.S., we must put on our spiritual glasses and realize that it is “Rome”, home of the Vatican and their teachings and practices for which are not exactly “Christ Like”.

    2. Mystery Babylon is Islam and all it represents. A good book to explain this view is The Coming Judgment of Islam by John Wiertzema – Xulon Press – ISBN 978 1 60266 500 2
      He makes a strong argument for this Mystery Babylon – more and more prophecy teachers looking at the headlines around the world today have come to this conclusion – it is the Islamic empire which has come out of and cover the same land mass as the four horns of Daniel did – Alexanders four generals

  2. This book looks interresting. I hope it isn’t one of the current doom and gloom preditctions. I know there will come a time in which all the world will be gathered around Israel in order to destroy her. “When Israel becomes a burdensome stone…” look for the begining of “the time of sorrows.”
    Do you subscribe to a timeline in which all these events will unfold? If so do you think that we are the generation in which these predictions will come to pass? I don’t want to push you into a corner of commtting to an exact time, date and hour circumstance; but your thoughts on our current situation and the near future would be appreciated. Do you have inside sources in Israel that causes you to come to the conclusion that we are headed toward the tribulation in the near future?
    Also, what about the Jubilees coinsiding with the end of days? A man by the name of Joseph Dumond at “sightedmoon” follows this time line as to the final time when the return of Yeshua will take place.
    I look forward to reading your book and hearing your response to the above.

    a searcher,
    Rusty Turner

  3. America: The Final Babylon?

    Indeed, if the Great Tribulation and the second coming of Christ are truly upon us, then the article presented here is not only compelling it is necessary.

    Negative Naysayers

    The negative naybobs of political discontent will counter with “Surely America has been the ‘City Upon the Hill’ used by God to evangelize the world?” Of course this once was the case; but today in particular in the Northeast U.S. is one of the largest secular progressive unchurched regions on the planet! The irony is that the ‘city upon the hill’ reference as applied in America began with a sermon called “A model of Christian Charity” and was written in 1630 by the Puritan leader John Winthrop as his community of followers sailed to New England. In sharp relief, it is not an overstatement to lament today that we likely would require missionaries from Africa to evangelize New England. While those Puritan values were very formative in the founding years of this great nation, a couple of hundred years later we are falling into the morass of a sharp decline in morals and Christian values to the extent never seen before.

    Founding Fathers

    John Adams, one of America’s founding fathers once wrote, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” James Madison stated these words with this statement: “We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all political institutions upon the capacity of mankind of self-government; upon the capacity for each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”

    When the commandments of God are being taken down and hidden from the public on the lie of the ‘separation of church & state’ our decline becomes a slippery slope into the abyss.

    Patriot Act

    Accepting this at face value, we should not be surprised that under the Bush administration the Patriot Act effectively gutted the Constitutional freedoms once enjoyed by our citizenry. No matter what we once were, we are no longer a moral and religious nation. Our leadership is all too often lacking any center in ethical or moral standards, let alone biblical motivation when making decisions that should be God centered but turn out being self-centered secretly coming down with dubious legislation behind closed doors often benefiting the Congress not the American people.

    No Longer Align with Christian Mandates

    It is just not our political inclinations that are no longer aligned with biblical mandates; American Christians have been seduced by the world; its ideals and methodology. Daniel Atkins once made known, “The Church of Christ has been seduced by a skilled seductress: the American dream.” Jim Bakker (televangelist), while locked down in prison for stealing from the congregation, had a very radical epiphany while there. He had come to the full realization that Revelations prostitute, “the whore of Babylon”, is “materialism.” Despite the lessons learned by its worst offenders over the past decades, the consumer mentality of our collapsing culture infects the believing church to an even greater extent to this day.

    Only Money Matters

    It seems in today’s technopoly, the worship of technology, American evangelism has been assimilated into this beast of high tech jargonauts becoming embedded in our ecclesiastical institutions making resistance to such effects nearly impossible. The Babylon of Revelation 17:18 portrays this technopoly well. While given its inability to serve as censor to its own immoral and unethical motives, only money matters, as the colossus of international trade, it dominates as the principal exporter of immorality and perversion to the world.

    Nailing it down

    To put it bluntly in this indictment, porno is a huge business in the United States with total sales last year at $13.3 billion. This money is collected then porn sent throughout the world infecting countries like India, where rape has been mainstreamed into the culture, Islamic countries, where beatings & torture to women has become normal, and a large underworld of child porn prevalent in all nations.

    Roe vs Wade

    Then there is the 56 million murdered in the womb since 1973 famous Roe vs Wade decision sacrificed on the altar of easy sex and convenience. To define it even more: 56 million souls murdered that could have grown up to have lives, pay taxes, have children who paid taxes, grandchildren who paid taxes, contributing members of society that were actual Americans. The question is would we have to import alien workers to do jobs that the 56 million murdered in the womb could have done?

    Mainstreaming Homosexuality

    Even worse Protestant mainline denominations the ELCA and the PCUSA are knowingly leading its believers into hell by mainstreaming homosexuality. Not just satisfied with merely condoning homosexuality as an alternative sexual practice (sodomy) and lifestyle, they are going the extra mile by ordaining homosexual clergy to preside over their heterosexual congregations! While ignoring the clear warning in the scripture, thumbing their nose at God, denying his clear teaching against the practice, inverting his created order. What is even worse is the so called Emergent Church embracing the “spirit of the age” announcing same sex marriage as something God leads us now to “affirm & accept.” Like Billy Grahams wife Ruth once said, “If God does not judge America he should apologize to Sodom & Gomorrah.”

    Biblical Scholar Craig Keener

    Craig Keener observed: “Whereas Rome was the Babylon of John’s day, it was only one of several actors in Babylon’s role. Subsequent history reminds us that just as the false prophetess of Thyatira was a new Jezebel, the false prophet of Pergamum a new Balaam, the evil emperor a new Nero, and Rome a new Babylon, so the empire of history to return in successive incarnations that repeat the same basic lies. That the Babylon of John’s day has fallen, however, like most Babylon’s since and all that have preceded it, give us courage that the final Babylon (America) too, will perish before the glory of God’s invading kingdom.”

    Is America the Final Babylon?

    If you believe that the return of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ is returning soon in the rapture to take believers off the planet the conclusion above seems inevitable. There is one major caveat in order: America’s governing philosophy no longer consists of noble principles like being a patriot; it has been defaced by an anti-biblical utopian-ism on the one hand that diminishes personal freedom and an atheistic materialism on the other that is consuming the souls of its people. Should we challenge the justice of God or his righteousness in calling our nation to account for its corrupting impact on the world? Ultimately the reader must decide whether the epithet Babylon the Great, aka Mystery Babylon, is indeed, an invective proclaimed by the Lord’s angel of Revelation against the United States of America:

    “After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory.

    And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, Babylon the great has fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!

    For all the nations have drunk of the wine of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”

    Is America the final Babylon? You tell me….

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