What is the Babylon that people are requested to come out of?

Chaldeans (who are the same as the Babylonians) represents false doctrines. Remember Job? The Chaldeans came and destroyed everything he had. False doctrines will destroy everything we could have in Heaven. Let's come out of false doctrines. 

What is the Babylon that people are requested to come out of? I have a little bit of a hard time understanding what that and who is that Babylon. Do you mind clarifying that one to me?

The meaning of Babylon derives from the Tower of Babel – (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah’s descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another.

The word “Babylon” means “confusion, gate of Bel”. The Greek mode of spelling what is in the Hebrew is uniformly “Babel”.

So also ‘gate to heaven’ and confusion. The churches and world today are called Babylon because a person who is drunk babbles. The world has mingled with false religion – Xmas, Easter and Sunday and Gods people out there are called to come out of Babylon. Worldliness and false teachings or drunkenness;

Isaiah 29:9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

Isaiah 29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.

Isaiah 29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which [men] deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee and he saith, I cannot; for it [is] sealed

Isaiah 29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee and he saith, I am not learned.

Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men

They are drunken by the doctrines that are not established by the Word of God and because they cannot understand it, they are drunken, bewildered. They teach the doctrines of man instead of the doctrines of God. That is the wine of Babylon. The doctrines that she teaches, that make people dizzy and confused like alcohol does. It’s called Babylon because a person who is drunk babbles.

"The term “Babylon” is derived from “Babel,” and signifies confusion. It is employed in Scripture to designate the various forms of false or apostate religion. In Revelation 17 Babylon is represented as a woman—a figure which is used in the Bible as the symbol of a church, a virtuous woman representing a pure church, a vile woman an apostate church" The Great Controversy, p. 381.1 .

The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil = the TREE OF BABYLON = CONFUSION = is rooted in Heathenism/Paganism/Catholicism/Adventism today:

SDA CHURCH OFFICIALLY STATES ITS HEATHEN CONDITION:

1981: 34 years ago, SDA World President Neal C. Wilson blasphemously and boldly declared, "...There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church." (Review, March 5, 1981, page 3)

In fact, in 1867 - 148 years ago - Ellen White predicted/foresaw the SDA church becoming Catholic! "The company now presented the appearance of a Catholic procession." Testimonies for The Church Vol. 1 p. 578, January 29, 1867. 

 "Babylon (confusion/false doctrines) must apply to religious bodies that were once pure and have become corrupt" GC382.3.

"Once pure" SDA movement (1841-1846) has become "CORRUPT" and reflects the image of her Mother today:




TM 61 "The fallen denominational churches are Babylon. Babylon has been fostering poisonous doctrines, the wine of error. This wine of error is made up of false doctrines, such as the natural immortality of the soul, the eternal torment of the wicked, the denial of the pre-existence of Christ prior to His birth in Bethlehem (the Trinity doctrine = doctrine # 2 of SDA's), and advocating and exalting the first day of the week above God’s holy and sanctified day. These and kindred errors are presented to the world by the various churches, and thus the Scriptures are fulfilled that say, ‘For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.’ It is a wrath which is created by false doctrines, and when kings and presidents drink this wine of the wrath of her fornication, they are stirred with anger against those who will not come into harmony with the false and satanic heresies which exalt the false sabbath, and lead men to trample underfoot God’s memorial."

"The third angel’s message has been sent forth to the world, warning men against receiving the mark of the beast or of his image in their foreheads or in their hands.To receive this mark means to come to the SAME DECISION as the beast has done, and to ADVOCATE the SAME IDEAS, in direct opposition to the Word of GodRH April 27, 1911, Art. B, par. 25SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7 (EGW), p. 979.12RH July 13, 1897, par. 5
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"the fall of the (501c3) churches or Babylon" THE THIRD ANGEL'S MESSAGE. -- By James White. p. 1, Para. 1, [MESSAGE]. 

James Springer White, The Modern Moses for Spiritual Israel of God in these last days...See article here.


Below is another example of the great ignorance of many Adventists. 

I believe that there is a lot of merit to what this brother is saying. The chickens are coming home to roost.
 
This is a presentation by an independent SDA minister  who exposes some issues which may have a great impact on the Church. The title of the video is,

"Seventh Day Adventist church facing a legal and financial collapse.
organization's tax-exempt status could be revoked soon? Just a matter of time.

This does not mean it is "just" the church organization is facing legal and financial collapse, but it's members also. As a "member" you are responsible for the church debts as well. Which means all back taxes as well. The Romans today are the Roman IRS tax collectors. Since the SDA church has asked for and been approved for the Roman IRS tax exempt 501c3 or non-profit status - in exchange for obeying the Roman Rules - don't discriminate against women/homosexuals at all - but if you do, you will LOSE your non-profit no tax status and be subject to back taxes clear back to when you were first approved for a tax status - which means it confiscates all church buildings, all hospitals = everything and it's members houses and lands and bank accounts are subject to seizure as well....The organization may also be subject to back taxes and penalties for failure to pay corporate income taxes as of the effective date of revocation. - See more at: http://www.councilofnonprofits.org/resources/resources-topic/administration-and-management/maintaining-tax-exempt-status#sthash.Uz0pI7ql.dpuf

Loss of tax-exemption could have disastrous consequences for a nonprofit organization. 



In the last LITERAL fulfillment of Ezekiel 9 (depicted in Matthew 22:1-10), all true Christians were gathered out of the apostate Jewish organization from A.D. 34 to A.D. 66, at which time all true Christians fled to Pella 3 1/2 years before Titus destroyed the Temple and Jerusalem in A.D. 70.

The 490 years of Daniel 9 were fulfilled in A.D. 34, so no one could be sealed in Jerusalem or the Temple before that time, and it was beginning at that time that all true Christians were gathered out into home churches. And who sealed the true Christians? Jesus told His disciples that whomever they bound (SEALED) on earth, would be bound (SEALED) in heaven. No one was sealed by the apostate Jewish organization from which Christ's presence departed at the renting of the veil when He died upon the cross.




There will not be ONE ANTICHRIST,  but many! Satan will manifest himself to every false religion as the leader of that religion eg. he will be as Buddah to the Buddhists, the pope to Christians, Lord Maitreya to New Agers, New World Order patrons etc., etc.

1Jo 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

“Many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist... . He who abides in the doctrine has both the Father and the Son. If any one comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into the house or give him any greeting; for he who greets him shares his wicked work.”   (2 John 10–11).

Most Adventists think of the pope as the only antichrist. That is so far from the truth!
 
Ellen White and Scripture on MANY ANTICHRISTS:
 
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 1 John 2:18.
The enemy is preparing for his last campaign against the church. He has so concealed himself from view that many can hardly believe that he exists, much less can they be convinced of his amazing activity and power....

Man is Satan’s captive and is naturally inclined to follow his suggestions and do his bidding. He has in himself no power to oppose effectual resistance to evil. It is only as Christ abides in him by living faith ... that man may venture to face so terrible a foe. Every other means of defense is utterly vain. It is only through Christ that Satan’s power is limited. This is a momentous truth that all should understand. Satan is busy every moment, going to and fro, walking up and down in the earth, seeking whom he may devour. But the earnest prayer of faith will baffle his strongest efforts....

Satan hopes to involve the remnant people of God in the general ruin that is coming upon the earth. As the coming of Christ draws nigh, he will be more determined and decisive in his efforts to overthrow them. Men and women will arise professing to have some new light or some new revelation whose tendency is to unsettle faith in the old landmarks. Their doctrines will not bear the test of God’s word, yet souls will be deceived. False reports will be circulated, and some will be taken in this snare.... We cannot be too watchful against every form of error, for Satan is constantly seeking to draw men from the truth....
Some men have no firmness of character. They are like a ball of putty and can be pressed into any conceivable shape.... This weakness, indecision, and inefficiency must be overcome. There is an indomitableness about true Christian character which cannot be molded or subdued by adverse circumstances. Men must have moral backbone, an integrity which cannot be flattered, bribed, or terrified....

God has set bounds that Satan cannot pass. Our most holy faith is this barrier; and if we build ourselves up in the faith, we shall be safe in the keeping of the Mighty One.

THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH
(Habakkuk)

The situation which Habakkuk faces is the imminent invasion of the southern kingdom of
Judah by the Chaldeans (who are the same as the Babylonians). This invasion eventually
happened at the end of the sixth century B.C. and Jerusalem fell to Nebuchadnezzar in
586 B.C. The Lord revealed to Habakkuk beforehand that Judah was going to be punished
for her sin by the Chaldeans. Unlike Joel and Zephaniah and Amos, Habakkuk does not
even mention the possibility that destruction could be averted. He does not call for national
repentance. It is too late. Instead, he predicts the destruction of Judah and beyond that
the doom of the Chaldeans themselves. And he promises that the only way to preserve
your life through the judgment is by faith. So even though destruction is decreed for the
nation, there is hope for individuals who hold fast their confidence in God. The full-blown
doctrine of justification by faith as Paul taught it in Romans and Galatians, is not yet here.
But the seed is here. So what I would like to do today is survey the content of this
prophetic book, then focus on its main point and how it unfolds in the New Testament as
the great gospel truth of justification by faith.

After introducing the book as a "burden" which he received from God, Habakkuk cries out
in 1:2-4 that Judah is full of violence and perverted justice. For example, verse 4: "So the
law is slacked and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous, so
justice goes forth perverted." Amos had warned the northern kingdom that injustice would
bring judgment, and in 722 B.C. Assyria swept the northern kingdom away. Now here is
the southern kingdom of Judah, 130 years later, guilty of the same offenses. They had not
learned anything.

So in 1:5-11 God foretells what he intends to do. Verse 6: "For lo, I am rousing the
Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, who march through the breadth of the earth, to
seize habitations hot their own." God is in control of the nations. He swings them like a
sword to chastise his people. The Chaldeans will come against Judah as God's rod of
correction. But verse 12 expresses the confidence Habakkuk has that God will not utterly
destroy his people. "Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, my Holy One? We
shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them as a judgment; and thou, O Rock, hast
established them for chastisement." God is rousing the Chaldeans against his people, but
it is not for annihilation but for correction and chastisement.

Then in 2:13-17 Habakkuk shows that he is not satisfied that the proud (1:11) and violent
(1:14,15) and idolatrous (1:16) Chaldeans should themselves escape the judgment of God.
They certainly are no more righteous than Judah (1:13), even if God is using them to do
his righteous work of judgment. So he protests in verse 17: "Is he (i.e., the Chaldean
nation), then, to keep on emptying his net, and mercilessly slaying nations forever?"

In chapter one, then, Habakkuk protests first against the violence and injustice of his
countrymen in Judah (1:1-4), and then against the violence and injustice of the Chaldeans
whom God is sending to punish Judah. Now, in chapter two, Habakkuk takes his stand to
await the divine response to his protests. In 2:2,3, the Lord answers him in a vision. We
are not told what he saw. But I assume that the rest of what Habakkuk says about the
future of Judah and the Chaldeans is based on the assurance received in that vision. The
word regarding Judah in verse 4 is this (following NASB instead of the RSV's unnecessary
conjecture): "Behold, as for the proud one, his soul is not right within him; but the
righteous will live by his faith." There is hope for those who will hold firm their trust in God
as the calamity comes.

But the word regarding the Chaldeans in 2:6-19 is a five-fold woe. Verse 6: "Woe to him
who heaps up what is not his own." Verse 9: "Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house,
to set his nest on high." Verse 12: "Woe to him who builds a town with blood." Verse 15:
"Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink up the cup of his wrath." Verse 19: "Woe to
him who says to a wooden thing, Awake; and to a dumb stone, Arise." In other words, the
great power of the Chaldeans will, in the end, come to nought. The nations weary
themselves in vain to fill the earth with their fame and power. Why? Because (as 2:14
says), "The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the water
covers the sea." Habakkuk need not fear that a rebellious nation will have the last say. The
earth is the Lord's and he will fill it with his glory. The chapter closes with these awesome
words in verse 20: "The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before
him." Let all the nations be still and know that he is God. His glory will fill the earth, not
the glory of the Chaldeans.

So in answer to Habakkuk's protests, God assures him that the pride of the Chaldeans will
come to a woeful end (2:6-20) and that any in Judah who humbly trusts God will gain his
life. "The just shall live by his faith."' (2:4).

The last chapter of the book is Habakkuk's response to what he has heard. But it is more
than his own personal prayer. It is intended as a psalm to be used in worship. When it
says in verse 1, "A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet according to Shigionoth," it means
that the prayer is to be used to musical accompaniment with a spirit of excitement and
triumph. This is confirmed by two things: 1) the very last phrase of the book: "To the
choirmaster: with stringed instruments," and 2) the use of "Selah" at the end of verses 3,9
and 13. The reason this is important to see is that Habakkuk wants us to be able to sing
this prayer with him. It is not here to merely inform us about Habakkuk's piety. It's here to
show us how we should face the judgment of God. The Chaldeans are coming against
Judah for sure. How should the godly prepare for this tribulation and calamity? We should
ask the same question. Tribulation is coming upon the world, as Jesus said (Matt. 24:21).
How should we prepare for it? How shall we endure it?

First of all, in 3:2 Habakkuk prays, "O Lord, I have heard the report of thee, and thy work,
O Lord, do I fear. In the midst of the years renew it; in the midst of the years make it
known; in wrath remember mercy." Habakkuk has a sober and healthy fear of the
judgment of God. So he prays that in the midst of wrath God will have mercy on him. Then
in 3:3-15 he sings the greatness of God's power, and especially his power to save. For
example, verse 13: "Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, for the salvation of
thy anointed. Thou didst crush the head of the wicked, laying him bare from thigh to neck."
The prophet knew God's power from his work in the past and so he counted on his
ultimate victory in the future. So verse 16 says that even though his body trembles at the
thought of the invasion, he "waits quietly" for what must be.

And finally, in 3:17-19, Habakkuk breaks out into a wonderful song of faith:

Though the fig tree do not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail,
and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the
stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is
my strength; he makes my feet like hinds' feet, he makes me tread upon my high places.
In other words, no matter how severe the tribulation when the Chaldeans invade the land,
Habakkuk will never stop trusting God. Even though God himself has roused this "bitter
and hasty nation" (1:6), Habakkuk is confident that in wrath God will show mercy to those
who trust him and rejoice in him alone when all else fails.

When a man and a woman marry they pledge their love and faithfulness to each other "for
better or for worse, whether rich or poor, in sickness and in health, 'til death do us part."
And if that's true between husband and wife, how much more between us and God! That
consecration is so important to Noël and me that we used Habakkuk 3:17-19 as a
wedding text fourteen years ago. We are each other's and we are God's, no matter how
severe the tribulation. We trust each other and we trust him absolutely.

Now as we step back from our survey it shouldn't be too hard to see what the main point of
this little book is. Negatively it is this: Proud people, whose strength or ingenuity is their
god (1:11,16; 2:4,19) will come to a woeful end, even though they may enjoy prosperity for
a season either as God's chosen ones in Judah, or as the victors over Judah. All the
proud, whether Jew or Gentile will perish in the judgment. But Habakkuk stresses the
positive side of his main point, namely, "the just shall live by his faith." He states it as a
principle in 2:4 and then he celebrates it as his own song in 3:16-19. When Habakkuk
says, "Even when all the fruit and produce and flocks and herds are destroyed and my
very life is threatened, yet will I rejoice in God," -- when Habakkuk says that he shows us
what he means by faith in 2:4: "The just shall live by his faith." He means banking your
hope on God no matter what.

Remember that Habakkuk's prophecy began with his attack on Judah's violence and strife
and perverted justice in 1:3,4. You might expect that when he comes to tell the people
how to be saved in the judgment he would say: "Cease being violent! Do justice! Put away
strife!" (That's what Amos said.) But he doesn't. When the judgment is certain and the
question is, "How can I gain my life before the wrath of a holy God?" Habakkuk's answer is
trust him. "The just shall live by his faith" (2:4).

Amos had said to Israel, "Seek good and not evil that you may live… Remember justice in
the gate and it may be that the Lord of hosts will be gracious" (5:14,15). So Habakkuk
could have said to Judah: The just shall live by his goodness! The just shall live by
executing justice in the gate! And he would not have been wrong. For it is a thoroughly
Biblical teaching that people whose everyday lives are not changed by the Holy Spirit will
not inherit eternal life (Gal. 5:21). So in a real sense we do gain our lives by becoming
better people in God's power and by doing justice and loving mercy.

But that is not the heart of the gospel. And unless we have the heart, that part of God's
message will become a dreadful legalism and a horrid burden to the conscience.
Habakkuk's message comes close to the heart of the gospel. When he says, "The just (or
the righteous) shall live by his faith," he implies two things. One is that all those who are
righteous are also ones who have faith in God. Having a right standing before man and God
always includes faith in God. The other thing Habakkuk 2:4 implies is that faith is what
saves from God's wrath. "The just shall live by his faith" means: Just people are people of
faith and that faith is what secures their life and keeps them safe for eternity.

The reason Habakkuk's message comes close to the heart of the gospel (but doesn't
reveal the heart) is that he does not tell us explicitly how righteousness and faith are
related. He simply says, Righteous people have faith and this faith saves them. The heart
of the gospel is that the righteousness which God requires comes by faith and it is
possible for us sinners to have because Christ died for our sins. Genesis 15:6 says,
"Abraham believed the Lord; and he reckoned it to him as righteousness." The relationship
between trusting God and standing righteous before him is that God looks at our faith and
counts us righteous. The reason God can do that for us sinners is that Christ took the
punishment for our iniquities on himself. Already in Isaiah 53:11 this is plain: "By his
knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous;
and he shall bear their iniquities." When God reckons a person righteous because Christ
died for him and because he puts his trust in Christ, that is what we call justification by
faith and that is the heart of the gospel, the best news in the world to people who know
they are sinners and God is holy.

But let's not move beyond Habakkuk too quickly. There may be more here than we think
for the encouragement of our faith. The judgment of God is coming, most immediately in
the Chaldean invasion of Judah, but finally at the end of the age. What is it that will bring
life instead of death in the judgment? Before I give Habakkuk's answer, let me make clear
that if this is not your question you are in a dream world. You are living in a fool's paradise
of unreality if you do not ask with all your heart, How can I stand in the judgment which is
coming? "It is appointed for me to die once and after that comes judgment" (Heb. 9:27).

Those who resist God are "storing up wrath for themselves on the day of wrath when God's
righteous judgment will be revealed" (Romans 2:5). On that day it will appear clearly to all
how utterly naive it was for millions of people to live their lives as though the God who
made this world for his glory would never call them to account for how little he has meant
to them. It squares with Scripture and it squares with reason: "He has fixed a day on
which he will judge the world in righteousness" (Acts 17:31). Therefore, I urge you to ask
yourself: Would I gain my life before a holy God if I died tonight? Am I ready to take my
stand in the divine courtroom and hear the Judge pass an eternal sentence on me? There
will only be two verdicts in that day, and one or the other of them will be passed on every
person: either "condemned" or "justified," hell or heaven, eternal death or eternal life.

If you want to know how to be ready to gain your life on that day, listen to Habakkuk 2:4.
"The just shall live by his faith." Habakkuk knew that everybody in Judah was a sinner.
And he knew that the holiness of God prevents him from ignoring our sins: "Thou art of
purer eyes than to behold evil and canst not look on wrong" (1:13). So Habakkuk taught
that the only thing that could save us is faith. Faith in what? In God's mercy. In 3:2 he
prays, "In wrath remember mercy."

Habakkuk couldn't see ahead to how God would preserve both his holy hatred for sin and
his merciful forgiveness of sinners who trust him. But God had revealed it and so he
proclaimed it: the just shall gain their lives in the judgment by faith. He knew that when he
called them "just" they weren't sinless. He meant that those who are right with God in
spite of their sin are those who trust God for his mercy. But how can a holy God, who
hates sin, show eternal mercy on sinners who simply trust him for mercy? God did not
reveal that much to Habakkuk.

But he did to the apostle Paul, and the answer is the death of Christ. Paul said it like this:

They are justified by his grace as a gift through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus
whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood to be received by faith. This was to
show God's righteousness because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former
sins; it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies
him who has faith in Jesus (Rom. 3:24-26).

Let me try to translate that into your situation. When you put your trust in Jesus Christ as
your Savior and Lord, when you give up trying to lead your own life and establish your own
worth, and instead surrender your heart to him and bank on him for your future, three
things happen. 1) Your sin receives its deserved condemnation. 2) God's righteousness
receives its deserved glorification. 3) And you receive your undeserved justification.

1) Your sin receives its deserved condemnation. You may be drunk with self-
confidence now before the awesome holiness of God. But, I promise you, on your
deathbed (if God gives you a chance) you will sober up in a hurry, and be scared to
death that you will stand with all your sin before God. Sin must be
punished. But God, who is rich in mercy, sent his Son to take our sin on himself and
suffer for it. "What the law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did.
Sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin he condemned sin in
the flesh" (Rom. 8:3). "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree" (1 Peter 2:24;
3:18; 2 Cor. 5:21; Is. 53:6; Mk. 10:45). If you close with Christ in faith, the death he
died becomes your death. Your sins become his and you bear them no more. They
have received their deserved condemnation.

2) But it is not as though God's righteousness were easily satisfied. It took the death
of Christ for God's righteousness to receive its deserved glorification. If his
righteousness had not been at stake he might have swept your sin under the rug. But
he glorified his righteousness by requiring an infinitely valuable sacrifice -- the death of
his own Son. It is unthinkable in a moral universe that God could simply let bygones
be bygones. The sins you committed ten years ago are as vivid and horrible and
condemning as though you did them last night. The righteous God cannot forget and
ignore sin -- unless there is an atonement, a sacrificial substitute. Therefore, he sent
the Son so that our sin might receive its deserved condemnation and his
righteousness might receive its deserved glorification.

3) Finally, when you trust in Christ you receive your undeserved justification. "There is
therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus" (Rom. 8:1). "Having
been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Rom.
5:1). "To the one who does not work but trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his faith
is reckoned as righteousness" (Rom. 4:5).

Habakkuk taught us that when judgment comes the just shall live by his faith. And when
that seed comes to full flower in the New Testament we see that the reason the just live by
faith is that the just are justified by faith. As Paul puts it, (and with this invitation I close)
"they are justified by his grace as a gift through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus,
whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood to be received by faith" (Rom. 3:24f).

Here are the only two references to the words “THE ANTICHRIST” in all the Spirit of Prophecy writings of Ellen White. This is new light on a crucial issue involving the mystery of the whore and the beast she rides upon, but it rests upon old light the Lord has shown to me previously. All truth is contingent and builds upon itself.

 

“God’s providence still further overruled events to give opportunity for the growth of the Reformation. The death of Gregory was followed by the election of two rival popes. Two conflicting powers, each professedly infallible, now claimed obedience. Each called upon the faithful to assist him in making war upon the other, enforcing his demands by terrible anathemas against his adversaries, and promises of rewards in Heaven to his supporters. This occurrence greatly weakened the power of the papacy. The rival factions had all they could do to attack each other, and Wycliffe for a time had rest. Anathemas and recriminations were flying from pope to pope, and torrents of blood were poured out to support their conflicting claims. Crimes and scandals flooded the church. Meanwhile the reformer, in the quiet retirement of his parish of Lutterworth, was laboring diligently to point men from the contending popes to Jesus, the Prince of peace. {GC88 86.2}

 

The schism, with all the strife and corruption which it caused, prepared the way for the Reformation, by enabling the people to see what the papacy really was. In a tract which he published, “On the Schism of the Popes,” Wycliffe called upon the people to consider whether these two priests were not speaking the truth in condemning each other as the antichrist. “The fiend,” said he, “no longer reigns in one but in two priests, that men may the more easily, in Christ’s name, overcome them both.” {GC88 86.3}

 

The Bible on the Words “THE ANTICHRIST”

Some of you might be most surprised to find that in the KJV there are no such words as “THE ANTICHRIST” to be found!

http://www.blueletterbible.org/gifs/copyChkboxOff.gif1Jo 2:18

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

http://www.blueletterbible.org/gifs/copyChkboxOff.gif1Jo 2:22

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

http://www.blueletterbible.org/gifs/copyChkboxOff.gif1Jo 4:3

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] ofantichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

http://www.blueletterbible.org/gifs/copyChkboxOff.gif2Jo 1:7

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

 

John Saw the Dangers Threatening the Church

John was sad to see these poisonous errors creeping into the church, and he met the emergency with promptness and decision. His letters breathe the spirit of love, as if he wrote with a pen dipped in love, but when he came in contact with those who were breaking the law of God, yet claiming to live without sin, he did not hesitate to warn them of their fearful deception. {TT 291.1}

Writing to a woman of wide influence, he said: “Many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist... . He who abides in the doctrine has both the Father and the Son. If any one comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into the house or give him any greeting; for he who greets him shares his wicked work.” {TT 291.2}

In the above statement, Ellen White implies that ANYONE who does not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh is THE deceiver and THE antichrist. This opens the way for MANY deceivers who play the role of THE ANTICHRIST. So it is totally errant for any Christian, especially professing Seventh-day Adventists to speak of THE ANTICHRIST as ONE ANTICHRIST.

Additional Scripture Proves More Than One Antichrist

Many Christians of all faiths speak of “THE ANTICHRIST” as though there is only one antichrist at the end time. They assume and presume that because Revelation 13:18 is speaking of ONE MAN only, and indeed it does speak of ONE MAN, A MAN, that there is only ONE ANTICHRIST, and that is one of the most common errors of all Christianity. Revelation 13:18 is speaking of A SPECIFIC BEAST, and not all of the beasts involved in Satan’s end-game! They errantly conclude that only a so-called Biblical beast power qualifies as THE ANTICHRIST, when ANYONE who does not believe that Jesus Christ is God come in the flesh is ANTICHRIST! So all beasts are THE ANTICHRIST, but all that are THE ANTICHRIST are not the necessarily THE BEASTS of Daniel and Revelation. Those beast powers are specific beast powers and thus specific antichrist powers.

Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.

There is no doubt that the beast of Revelation 13:18 is THE BEAST. But is THE BEAST OF REVELATION 13:18 the only ANTICHRIST? The answer to that question is an emphatic NO! NO! NO!

Adventists have errantly acquiesced that THE BEAST is the only ANTICHRIST, and that is very poor scholarship!

The Beast the Roman Whore (the Pope) Rides Upon, Revelation 17

Revelation 17 describes a 7 headed, 10 horned beast upon which the whore (the Romish Pope) sits upon. Notice:

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And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vialsand talked with mesaying unto meCome hitherI will shew unto thee the judgmentof the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornicationand the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

So he carried me away in the spirit into the wildernessand I saw a woman [a church] sit upon a scarlet coloured beastfull of names of blasphemy,having seven heads and ten horns.

 

Note: in Scripture, heads and horns denote powers. So there are other powers involved with the Roman beast, the pope. Adventists have never explored the important meaning and identity of these other powers. End note.

 

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colourand decked with gold and precious stones and pearlshaving a golden cup in her hand full ofabominations and filthiness of her fornication:

And upon her forehead was a name writtenMYSTERYBABYLON THE GREATTHE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saintsand with the blood of the martyrs of Jesusand when I saw herI wondered with greatadmiration.

And the angel said unto meWherefore didst thou marvelI will tell thee the mystery of the womanand of the beast that carrieth herwhich hath the seven heads and ten horns.

 

Note: There is not only the mystery of the woman [the Catholic church], but of the beast that carrieth her, which has seven heads and ten horns! Adventists have concerned themselves with ONLY the mystery of the whore, the Catholic church. That is a grave mistake. End note.

 

The beast that thou sawest wasand is notand shall ascend out of the bottomless pitand go into perditionand they that dwell on the earth shall wonder,whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the worldwhen they behold the beast that wasand is notand yet is.

 

Note: The beast with the 7 heads and 10 horns, UPON WHOM THE WHORE SITS, is the one that ascends out of the bottomless pit. It is Satan and those of his agents who worship him.

 

And here is the mind which hath wisdomThe seven heads are seven mountainson which the woman sitteth.

 

10 And there are seven kings: five are fallenand one is, and the other is not yet comeand when he comethhe must continue a short space.

11 And the beast that wasand is noteven he is the eighthand is of the sevenand goeth into perdition.

12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kingswhich have received no kingdom as yetbut receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

 

Note: There are ten kings who receive power for ONE HOUR with the beast of Rome, one of the antichrists. BUT NOT THE ANTICHRIST in the sense of being ONE AND ONLY ONE ANTICHRIST. All the seven kings (seven heads) and the 10 horns (10 kings) are ANTICHRISTS (ANTICHRIST) as well, and worship their master Satan, who ascends out of the bottomless pit. They all give their power unto the Roman Beast, one of the antichrist powers, for a time, FOR ONE HOUR. End note.

 

13 These have one mindand shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

14 These shall make war with the Lamband the Lamb shall overcome themfor he is Lord of lordsand King of kingsand they that are with him arecalledand chosenand faithful.

 

Note: They all, [the Roman whore, the seven heads and ten horn powers (kings)] make war with the Lamb. End note.

 

15 And he saith unto meThe waters which thou sawestwhere the whore sittethare peoplesand multitudesand nationsand tongues.

16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beastthese shall hate the whoreand shall make her desolate and nakedand shall eat her flesh,and burn her with fire.

 

Note: For millenniums, pagan and papal Rome have been the stooge agents for Satan. But he has even more deceptive agents in the wings which most folk are not aware of. They are a long standing foe of Rome. They are Jews who call themselves Jews but are not and do lie. They claim to have a divine right to rule the earth for 1,000 years of peace. They are Jews (Jesuits) who were forced to convert under the Spanish Inquisition. The pretended to convert, but you just DON’T “convert a Jew.: So they infiltrated the Catholic church and took it over by blackmailing the priests because of their sexual scandals.

 

Google identifies Ignatius Loyola as a Jew. He originated the Jesuits. The Jesuits joined forces with the Free Masons. Free Mason Grand Masters have the word God on a plaque behind their seat in their respective lodges. They, like the popes, believe they are God. These are ALL ANTICRIST(S)!  They are all BEASTS! Rome is the beast of Revelation 13, and these 7 heads and 10 horned beasts are agents of Satan, Luciferian worshippers, who set a place at their dinner tables for Satan.

 

As in the times of Christ’s first coming, the Romans were the most hated foe of the Jews. That is still the case. The Jews hate Christ, and the Roman Catholics at least claim and publicly confess Christ. Satan and His agents from the bottomless pit, the seven heads and ten horn powers hate the whore (Roman Catholicism) with the same hate the Jews had for the Romans in the times of Christ only much exacerbated! They hate her mainly because she confesses the name of Christ, which they hate. So they burn her and all the kings of the earth will mourn her demise.

 

Rome is no better, for she has paganized Christianity and serves the same pagan gods as Free Masons, the ancient mystery gods of Babylon. But the Jewish faction owns the world’s banking system and has bankrupted the world by interest on loans stealing from what they regard the Goyim (Goy) or cattle-like Gentiles. They have also manipulated the economy in many other ways to steal from their subjects.

 

16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beastthese shall hate the whoreand shall make her desolate and nakedand shall eat her flesh,and burn her with fire.

 

17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his willand to agreeand give their kingdom unto the beastuntil the words of God shall be fulfilled.

18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great citywhich reigneth over the kings of the earth.

 

The Beast From the Bottomless Pit

The ultimate beast or antichrist is from the bottomless pit. He is the beast that inspires and whose spirit imbues all antichrists. He is the arch leader of all antichrists.

Below I have cited all the Biblical references to “bottomless pit.” The prime verse that tells us the identity of “the beast that was, and is not, and yet is” is Revelation 20:3, to wit:

Rev 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

http://www.blueletterbible.org/gifs/copyChkboxOff.gifRev 9:1

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of thebottomless pit.

http://www.blueletterbible.org/gifs/copyChkboxOff.gifRev 9:2

And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

http://www.blueletterbible.org/gifs/copyChkboxOff.gifRev 9:11

And they had a king over them, [which is] the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue [is] Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath [his] name Apollyon.

http://www.blueletterbible.org/gifs/copyChkboxOff.gifRev 11:7

And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

http://www.blueletterbible.org/gifs/copyChkboxOff.gifRev 17:8

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

http://www.blueletterbible.org/gifs/copyChkboxOff.gifRev 20:1

And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

http://www.blueletterbible.org/gifs/copyChkboxOff.gifRev 20:3

And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

 

Questions:

· Who is the king of the bottomless pit?

· Who is Abaddon, Apollyon?

Let’s go to the Bible for the definitions of Abaddon and Apollyon. Let’s use the following Linked Word Project

http://bible.worthwhile.com/bible.php?b=rev&c=9&v=0&d=9&w=0

wherein we can click on any word in the Bible and get a definition. When we click on Abaddon in Revelation 9:11, we get the following definition:

Number 3

Transliteration:

Abaddon {ab-ad-dohn'}

Word Origin:

of Hebrew origin 11

TDNT:

1:4,1

Part of Speech:

noun masculine

Usage in the KJV:

Abaddon 1

Total: 1

Definition:

Abaddon = "destruction"

1.  ruin

2.  destruction

3.  the place of destruction

4.  the name of the angel-prince of the infernal regions, the minister of death and the author of havoc on the earth

TDNT - Theological Dictionary of the New Testament 
TWOT - Theological Word Book of the Old Testament

 

When we click on the word Appolyon, we get the following definition:

Number 623

Transliteration:

Apolluon {ap-ol-loo'-ohn}

Word Origin:

active participle of 622

TDNT:

1:397,67

Part of Speech:

proper name masculine

Usage in the KJV:

Apollyon 1

Total: 1

Definition:

Apollyon = "Destroyer"

1.  the angel of the bottomless pit, the Destroyer

TDNT - Theological Dictionary of the New Testament 
TWOT - Theological Word Book of the Old Testament

 

·       We know that the great destroyer is Satan.

·       We know that Satan is the author of all ruin destruction the place of destruction; that one of his names is Appolyon and that is the name of the angel-prince of the infernal regions, the minister of death and the author of havoc on the earth.

·       We know that he has many names, some of which are named on the video at this link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX56Y27KovA&feature=related

 

·       The first king imbued with the Spirit of Satan was Nimrod.

·       The popes have all been antichrists imbued with the Spirit of Satan.

·       The end-time pope will be a major player as THE ANTICHRIST.

·       The seven-headed, 10 horned beast that the Roman whore rides upon and which gives its power to her for one hour, is non-other than Satan and his agents who constitute the beast from the bottomless pit.

·       The seven-headed, 10 horned beast of Revelation 17, versus the Roman Beast of Revelation 13.

·       The seven-headed, 10 horned beast of Revelation 17, is the same power anciently manifested through Nimrod, the first personification of Satan.

 

There are More Than One Major Players as THE ANTICHRIST at the End-time

 

The Lord has shown me that Satan will manifest himself to all of the different factions of Christianity, secular humanism and atheism by appearing as the reincarnation of their former prophets and/or heroes, as in Darwin and Voltaire for the atheists etc, and Mohammed, Buddha, Confucius, Mahdi etc. Lord Maitreya, in the person of Satan’ personification of Christ, will appear as Christ to the New Age, New World Order and Secular humanists. So there will be many antichrists all under Satan’s reincarnation of the Spirit of Nimrod, which was/is really the spirit of Satan.

 

It is Satan who WAS (as an angel in heaven); who IS NOT (fell to the bottomless pit), and IS, (ascends out of the bottomless pit) to inspire his agents who hate the whore, hate Christ, and are all thus ALL ANTICHRIST(S).

 

Nimrod via the spirit of Satan, attempted to build the first Tower of Babel. The spirit of Satan is making his final attempt to build the final Tower of Babel, the New World Order, the fourth kingdom of Daniel, the feet and toes kingdom.

 

The Lord graciously gave this answer to me so as to be able to respond to foolish virgin detractors of mine who believe I am teaching error on THE ANTICHRIST. They believe there is only ONE ANTICHRIST at the end-time, THE POPE OF ROME. That is not sustainable by the Bible or the Spirit of Prophecy, and is purely from the spirit of the bottomless pit.

 

In the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,

 

Ronald William Beaulieu



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