Chapter 44: Babylon City
Illicit knowledge and power stemming from the authority of the religion enabled Nimrod to usurp absolute power over the united people of Shinar. It is through this lens that we must critically examine our Terminal Generation.
Babylon is the figurative term confused by so many with regard to end- time prophecy. The confusion stems mostly from ignorance of how to define the context to the allegory. Those who confuse what the end- time Babylon will be generally err on the side of the physical ancient city being reincarnated in the last days, thereby pointing to Iraq’s restoration of this ancient treasure. Others tend to err on the allegorical side, where Babylon will become the great end- time world government prophesied to trample the nations. They presume end- time Babylon will be a governmental institution. Both interpretations are partly correct.
We must first accept from the numerous biblical prophecies that Babylon will be an end- time city. 2 Prophecy clearly states Babylon will be a city as part of its end time characteristics, just as the quotation introducing this chapter verifies. The only question is what city? Will it be an existing city, or will it be the restored Babylon of antiquity? Or even more tantalizing, will it be a city yet to be built in commemoration of the forthcoming utopia globalists are currently trying to bring about? Because the time of the end will be so short, seven years, plus a few more additional but precious years leading into the tribulation, I do not believe there will be time to build a new city. With this conclusion, then, we must look forward to Babylon being an existing city.
The prophetic Babylon city was defined through three ill- famed examples from antiquity. Revelation allegorized this future city as Babylon; Isaiah employed Tyre and Babylon; Jeremiah allegorized Babylon; Zephaniah and Nahum utilized Nineveh. 3 All of these prophets were speaking to the same future city. However, their different allegorical utilization was not meant to be contradictive or confusing, but rather more enlightening with its content. Furthermore, with the exception of John’s period of time when he penned Revelation, this future Babylon had not yet established itself as a city on the world stage. Therefore, all the other prophets had to apply allegories for the future city. John had other motivating reasons to allegorize this city as Babylon. All three allegories provide a macrocode for the end- time city of evil.