In Revelation chapter 18, “Come out of her, my people”, the people receive a last urgent call before it is too late. Now it also means that people know where they should come from and who should actually follow this call.
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In Revelation chapter 18, verse 4, a voice from heaven tells the people to “come out of her.” Literally:
“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.“
There is one more piece of information. Anyone who stays inside will take care of “their” sins and receive from “their” plagues. A serious matter. Revelation and prophecy in general are not the main focus of the sermons given in the big churches. This is certainly not the case in the Roman Catholic Church or in the houses of the Evangelical Churches in Germany (EKD). The Church of Rome has an understandable interest in keeping the prophecies in Revelation and also in the book of Daniel away from their followers. In the case of the regional evangelical churches, the distance from the gospel is already as great as the distance between east and west.
Presenting a single verse without context is only partially suitable for transporting the message actually contained. Individual “snippets of verse” are often strung together just to underpin one’s own point of view, which may still deviate completely from the gospel. Whoever, as a listener or reader, also buys a lie in this way, has only himself to blame. It should therefore be self-evident that you should take your own Bible, independent of what a pastor says. Here the Revelation chapter 18 for reading.
Chapter 18 of Revelation describes the judgment of “Babylon.” However, this seemingly mystical term has nothing to do with a physical Babylon. This former world empire in antiquity has long since perished. But the legacy of “Babylon” lives on to this day and describes a political-religious system. This has continued in its way and also in character to the present. Babylon represents rebellion against God and also against His statutes. These include idolatry, lies and deceit, enrichment, deception, seduction and ultimately the (desired) destruction of the people.
In order to get out of “her”, i.e. Babylon, it must first be understood who or what the Babylon described in Revelation actually represents today. Basically, this structure consists of three units. The Dragon, the Beast and the “False Prophet”. A detailed description of modern-day prophetic Babylon is available here.
How guilty this Babylon is is already shown in the first verses of Revelation 18:
It is also evident from this verse that Babylon’s system contains a political component. The kings of the earth today are the heads of the individual states. They all (!) and also their “subjects” let themselves be wrapped around their fingers by Babylon. The economy and its corporations are also a part of the Babylonian system.
The statement “get out of her, my people” raises another question. Who is going to come out? The answer is easy to answer: the people of God. And who are the people of God? Irrespective of origin, language, nation and gender, these are all people who have confessed to Jesus Christ as their creator, king, lord and savior. These are the people who, because of their (real) faith, bear this testimony of Jesus and consequently also keep the commandments of God. These are the people who represent the people of Israel today in a spiritual sense. Since Babylon does not bear the testimony of Jesus, let alone keeping God’s commandments as its goal, all true believers should get out of Babylon as quickly as possible and not actively participate in their activities.
Since it is clear from the characteristics of the beast from the sea that it is a question of the system of the Roman Catholic Church and the “False Prophet” can clearly be assigned to fallen Protestantism, it should not be difficult, from which the “flight forward” could exist. However, the situation is different with the not yet entirely obvious political component of the beast (from the sea). However, the effects of the all-encompassing influences on daily political business can no longer be overlooked. The saying “all roads lead to Rome” fits particularly well in this area.
The role of the “false prophet” that has long since been taken over by the EKD Protestant churches can also be clearly seen. Their pronouncements have just as little to do with the gospel as their interpretation of salvation for the people. These churches and their representatives frolic in the field of political narratives as if they saw themselves as an (unelected) political party. Their credibility can be seen very well in the shrinking number of their members.
One of the basic goals of the beast (Revelation 13, 1-10) is the regaining of the former monopoly power in the respective religious and political area. The renewed merging of Church and State, as was also the case in the Middle Ages and is not called the “Dark Ages” for nothing today.
The “nature and climate protection” topic is one of the thoroughly constructed and very effective intersections of politics and church. This focus cannot be overlooked at the political level, nor in the religious sphere. Described on the political level as “living space for mankind” and on the religious level it is “God’s creation to be preserved”. All this placed in a framework of the “united human family”. The details and the “script” have long been obvious and can be read in “Laudato si'” (2015) and “Fratelli Tutti” (2020). Both are the works of Pope Francis.
As benevolent as the music set apart from Rome may sound, it is diametrically opposed to the laws of God. With “Laudato si'” the Church of Rome even tries to replace the 10 Commandments of God with the “10 Green Commandments“.
When it comes to the keywords “social justice, fraternity, inclusivity, climate justice, human family” it is no longer very difficult to identify the proponents of such theses and measures in political and social areas. They not only serve a few to limitless self-enrichment, while at the same time targeted “unifying” impoverishment of people according to “Fratelli Tutti”, but also to separate people from God, in the truest sense of the word, permanently. Anyone who is actively involved in one of these establishments becomes part of their hustle and bustle. So get out of Babylon and heed the valuable tip of Revelation 14!
Bible verses from King James Version