|What is Great Babylon and How is it Falling Today?|
Great Babylon of the Apocalypse is the confusion of voices. It is the divided church, squabbling, making merchandise of the saints and of religion. It is the divisional denominational system that has the unbelievers so mixed up that they wonder who they should believe.
Babylon has come into existence from man-made forms, rituals, and governments--church orders that in no way reflect the orders that are established in Scripture. How many 1 Corinthians 14 church services have you been in? Instead of multiple elders, co-equal, who shepherd the flock, and deacons, we see ministries that lift up men (and women) so Christ is not the one who gets the glory. We see organizations and persons and doctrines idolized in spiritual fornication. The humility that was in the apostolic office is gone from these organizations. Rather than one unified voice of a Spirit-led, Spirit-powered Church, we have thousands of voices of rationalized dogmas and fights over turf and competitiveness. This is Babylon.
Here is just one example clipped from a news article: "All references to marriage and chastity are gone, along with the language about refusal to repent of sin. The new language speaks instead of submission to the Lordship of Christ and being guided by Scripture and confessions. In any other context, that language might not seem revolutionary, but in this case, it means the denomination's surrender to those pushing for the normalization of homosexuality." source
Jesus prayed that we would all be one, but we need to become one with the Father and the Son before we can ever become one with each other. Ephesians 4 shows how we will become one, and it won't be by any ecumenical movement. Jesus prayed that we become one so that the world would believe. When we become one, the world will believe.
Last updated: Dec, 2011
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