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Part 6 to "The OVERNIGHT Reemergence of Babylon the "GREAT CITY"

Must Babylon be "REPLACED" to Survive to the End Time?

Babylon of Chaldea has not been "Replaced" any more than Israel of Mt. Zion has been Replaced.
Babylon has a Biblical-Chaldean GPS Identification of 32.32º x 44.25º which excludes any other city as a Replacement Babylon.

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This whole 7-part series is Original Research using primary and secondary sources.     copyright bibleprophecyaswritten 2020

"the kings of the earth...saying ... ' the great city, Babylon, the strong city! ... such great wealth '

... all the nations were deceived by your sorcery."  (Revelation 18:9-10, 17, 23)


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THE CHALDEANS


  We may have in mind Rome, NYC, London, America, Mecca, etc., but in this presentation we are talking about Biblical “Babylon of Chaldea”, the only one in the OT.

Babylon is mentioned 164 times in Jeremiah, more than in the rest of God’s Word combined.
William MacDonald, 579/1025


...[As they] subsequently inherited the empire of Babylonia, the terms "Chaldean" and "Babylonian" became synonymous (Isa 47:1; Da 9:1)...Chaldean power in Babylon experienced a resurgence during the reigns of Nabopolassar and his son Nebuchadnezzar. The last dynasty of Babylon is thus known as the Chaldean, or Neo-Babylonian Empire.

NIV Archaeological Study Bible, Walter C. Kaiser, ed., Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI, 2005, p. 1402.

1730/1402


Must Old Testament Babylon be REPLACED to qualify as New Testament Babylon?
“CHALDEA” is the fingerprint, the DNA, the GPS identification of Babylon.
Babylon of Chaldea has not been REPLACED
any more than Israel of Mt. Zion has been REPLACED
—The Bible doesn’t allow it in either case—


JERUSALEM & BABYLON OF CHALDEA MENTIONED IN SAME PASSAGE
Jeremiah 51:35
"May the violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon," The inhabitant of Zion will say; And, "May my blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea," Jerusalem will say.

If Israel is a LITERAL reference, then how is it Babylon is NOT a LITERAL reference?
If we “REPLACE” Babylon of Chaldea, then why not “REPLACE” Israel of Mt. Zion?
It is really impossible to do that, because both words, Babylon and Israel,
1. are used together in the same opening 5 verses of Jeremiah,
2. are tied by direct reference to geographic real estate—Chaldea & Mt. Zion.

1. Babylon of Chaldea could be a Small city and still be Babylon the GREAT.

2. A LARGE city cannot be Babylon the GREAT if it is not Babylon of Chaldea.

"In the coming tribulation period, the antichrist will rule the entire world from his headquarters located in the

literal, rebuilt city of Babylon on the Euphrates River found in modern day Iraq...

...numerous Christians throughout church history embraced this view...
Sadly, many reject this view. Why? Unbelief and timing are the two primary reasons

that cause interpreters to reject the literal Babylon view....

...Prior to 1948, Bible students faced a similar dilemma regarding how to interpret

the plethora of prophecies requiring a Jewish return to their ancient homeland.

However, the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 vindicated those who insisted upon a literal interpretation.

Those that insist upon literally construing the prophecies regarding Babylon will one day be similarly vindicated."
 Andy Woods Ministries, Babylon of the End Times, PDF, (p 1,17-18); http://www.spiritandtruth.org/teaching/documents/articles/115/115.pdf?x=x

"previous commentaries on Revelation take...this great city, Babylon...to be Rome, or New York, or some other city, but not Babylon. What is the explanation for this reluctance to believe that John meant Babylon when he wrote 'Babylon'?"...to say that spiritual Babylon is either Rome or the Roman Catholic Church is to grossly underestimate the age long global impact of this great mystery, Babylon the Great. Babylon is the mother of all the harlots and abominations of the earth."

Henry Morris, The Revelation Record, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, IL, 1983, p.323, 332.

NEXT, part 7, "Babylon TIMING"

NOTES and POSTSCRIPTS:


1. The OVERNIGHT RISE Of The GREAT CITY

                                        COMPLETE SUMMARY STATEMENTS
Below are 7 Summary Statements concluded from the Biblical, archaeological and historical evidence presented in this series. Each of the 7 statements corresponds respectively to the 7 Parts of this series, where we will present the evidence that,


        1. Babylon of Chaldea (Iraq) has Survived to fulfill its prophesied date with destiny.
Photographs of Conditions said to be impossible after Babylon's Final Destruction prove Babylon has Survived.

       

        2. Babylon has been rebuilding, inconspicuously, and unnoticed, for centuries.
Beginning in the midst of Babylon's ruins, the Literal Stones of Babylon have for 1000 years been recycled and redistributed to expand and build up the city of Hillah --essentially Rebuilding Babylon.

   

        3. Revelation's title "Babylon the Great City" does not require Babylon to be a Super-Large city. 
Babylon is "Great"--not because of Great Size--but because of its Great Authority derived from its status as the throne-room City of the Antichrist.

   

        4. The description "the Wealthy City" does not require Babylon to be a city of long-standing wealth. 
Babylon becomes the global icon of extreme Wealth, not from Old-wealth, but from Overnight Wealth, bequeathed and bestowed by the Nations.

   

        5. Babylon "the Great" does not require Babylon to be a massive Seaport City. 
Babylon is not itself a Giant Seaport City, but it Controls Global Seaports from a distance across continents and seas.

   

        6. Babylon of Chaldea has not been "Replaced" any more than Israel of Mt. Zion has been Replaced. 
Babylon has a Biblical-Chaldean GPS Identification of  32.32º x 44.25º which excludes any other city as a Replacement Babylon.

   

        7. Babylon, Iraq, has a prophetic-time appointment that parallels that of Israel. 
Babylon of Chaldea has a Date With Destiny prophetically scheduled to coincide with the New Covenant Salvation of Israel at the End Time. (Jer 5-:1-5


If the evidence sustains these 7 points, where is the need for a metaphorical Replacement to the plain, common sense, literal understanding of the word "Babylon"?



2. HISTORY TO MOVE BACK TO THE EAST

Why should anyone be surprised that Babylon, Iraq, would re-enter history at the End Time? Bible prophecy shows a "return to the East".


"Back East...man got his start in the East. The Bible says that man was placed in 'a garden toward the east, in Eden' (Benesis 2:8). For the early millennia of man's history, the focus remained in the East. The great empires were all located there"
Mark Hitchcock, The Second Coming Of Babylon, 2003, Multnomah Publishers, Sisters, OR, p.43.
"...in the most recent decades, something incredible has begun to happen. Power and world attention has begun to return to the East. With little warning the East has risen again as a major player."
Mark Hitchcock, The Second Coming Of Babylon, 2003, Multnomah Publishers, Sisters, OR, p.44.
"The Bible says that the Middle East is the stage for the key events of the end times. The East is back. And it is herre to stay.
Mark Hitchcock, The Second Coming Of Babylon, 2003, Multnomah Publishers, Sisters, OR, p.45.


3. I'm sure your have noticed that when we don't take Bible Prophecy LITERALLY, we end up REPLACING things...
For example...
   

            1. If we don't accept the Literal words that Christ will rule over a 1000-yr Kngdm...
                then presto--post- ML... Kgdm Now Theology (the Church will do it)   

            2. If we don't accept that there will be a Literal Tribulation...
                then presto-Preterism... the 70 AD Destrctn of Jeru was the 2nd Cmg   

            3. And most notably, if we don't accept a Literal Israel...
                then what do we have?... the Church replaces--Israel & enters the Trib
The Academic term is REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY... the common-sense term is "Changing-the-Meaning", because that's what happens
Here's HOW THAT WORKS when we replace Israel with the Church, and notice how Babylon often undergoes the same REPLACEMENT process... HERE
We see that in the same way as Replacement of Israel with the Church, we Replace Babylon with...
             New York City in many cases ... tall buildings, ocean-front, population, etc.
            — London, some times...
            — America, very often... "the Great City"???
            — Rome, MOST OFTEN...
The common-denominator is this: Just as Israel is no longer Israel,
Babylon is no longer Babylon


4. The "spirit of Babylon" is real. But it doesn't REPLACE Literal Babylon.

THE SPIRIT OF BABYLON
Babylon the great! ... a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit...ALL the nations were deceived by your sorcery (Rev 18.2, 23
THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTICHRIST
Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen; from this we know that it is the last hour...this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.
1 John 2:18; 4:3

THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTICHRIST IS NOT THE ANTICHRIST
THE SPIRIT OF SODOM AND EGYPT IS NOT SODOM AND EGYPT
And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which mystically is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. Revelation 11:8
THE SPIRIT OF BABYLON IS NOT BABYLON
America may have the "spirit of Babylon", but Babylon is Babylon.
SPIRIT OF BABYLON OF CHALDEA
Re 18:2 And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! And she has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird.
Eze 12:13 My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the
Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.
KJV Jer 51:7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
NASB Jeremiah 51:7
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.
KJV Re 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
NASB Revelation 14:8

And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her immorality."
NIV Re 14:8 A second angel followed and said, "Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries."

CHALDEANS
BABYLON IN JEREMIAH AND CHALDEANS
Jeremiah 50:16
"Cut off the sower from Babylon, And the one who wields the sickle at the time of harvest; From before the sword of the oppressor They will each turn back to his own people, And they will each flee to his own land.
Jeremiah 50:20
'In those days and at that time,' declares the LORD, 'search will be made for the iniquity of Israel, but there will be none; and for the sins of Judah, but they will not be found; for I shall pardon those whom I leave as a remnant.'
Jeremiah 50:23
How broken and shattered is the hammer of the whole earth! How desolate is Babylon among the nations!
Jeremiah 51:5
For neither Israel nor Judah has been forsaken By his God, the LORD of hosts, Although their land is full of guilt Before the Holy One of Israel.


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INTRO PRESENTATION
THE SPIRIT OF BABYLON
THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTICHRIST
Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen; from this we know that it is the last hour...this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.
1 John 2:18; 4:3
THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTICHRIST IS NOT THE ANTICHRIST
THE SPIRIT OF SODOM AND EGYPT IS NOT SODOM AND EGYPT
And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which mystically is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. Revelation 11:8
THE SPIRIT OF BABYLON IS NOT BABYLON
America may have the "spirit of Babylon", but Babylon is Babylon.
Here are 8 reasons why we must take Babylon to be Literal Babylon


The GOSPEL in Revelation:

                        The 5th verse from the beginning,

Jesus Christ...To Him who loves us, and released us from our sins by His blood, (Revelation 1:5

                        The 5th verse from the end,

"... And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost." (Revelation 22:17

The Book Of Revelation, apocalyptic and foreboding, is actually "FRAMED" by the GOSPEL OF SALVATION in Jesus Christ. Here's how you can be saved...