Revelation 17:1–6 (NKJV)
1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” 3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. 5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH 6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
The New Trademark
I have almost stopped going to movies.
This is because even if you have avoided the movies with sex acts or outright Satanism, you still have what appears to be the industry requirement that every film blaspheme the name of Jesus at least once. It is like a seal or a trademark upon a Hollywood product. Both PG-13 and PG-14 movies frequently misuse the name of Christ, and it is a show stopper for one who claims to revere Jesus Christ [Philippians 2.4-11].
Thinking about this took me back to my writings on biblical prophecy and specifically, the concept of Mystery Babylon. This concept was more than adequate to explain what I was seeing, or not seeing at the movies, and increasingly on television as well. I will need to briefly introduce three interrelated concepts: the Antichrist [2 Thessalonians 2.3-4], who will be, according to the bible, the end time ruler of most of the world; the Mystery of Iniquity and Mystery Babylon.
In order to understand the operation of the Antichrist, it must be realized that he has no intention of building his new world order on top of the existing world structure. In the present, the Mystery of Iniquity, which is the spirit of Antichrist [2 Thessalonians 2.3-4 c.f. 1 John 2.22 c.f. 4.3], undermines the ethical, social, political, and theological basis of society with a false theology based upon the concept that Jesus is not God. The Mystery of Iniquity is the theological component of Mystery Babylon. Mystery Babylon is the evolution of the world structure: politics, economics, social engineering and church into a society suitable for the emergence of the Antichrist into world prominence. Mystery Babylon as a system, is the thinking of Satan applied to human organization.
Some Facts About Mystery Babylon
She is worldwide in her operations and influence: Revelation 17.1,2,15; 18:3, 9,11,23
She is a religious force, the mother or source of false religion: Revelation 17.6; 18:20, 24; 19.2
She influences world politics: Revelation 17.2, 15; 18.3, 9
She is critical to international finance: Revelation 17:1-2, 15; 18: 3, 9, 11-19
She is a key actor in genocides, especially of believers in Christ Revelation 17.6; 18:20, 24; 19.2
Four Aspects of Mystery Babylon
The system of Mystery Babylon has been incubating and evolving within human society since the fall of mankind. It has at least four discernible characteristics which appear regardless of whether we are observing its activities in a community, nation, continent or in its global operations. While you examine these four traits, try to apply them to the movie industry, or to my favorite application: the Hip Hop industry.
1. Wealth Transfer: The transfer of wealth from regular people to the leadership structure of Mystery Babylon
2. Corruption of Values and Institutions: The weakening of human freedom, marriage, family, government and the true church
3. Political End Game: Creating the political environment for the emergence of Antichrist
4. Introduction of Luciferian Religion: Promote the religion of Lucifer and the doctrine that Jesus is not God.
The commercial mechanisms of Mystery Babylon are called “sorceries” in the bible because they do not merely pertain to marketing, but to the indoctrination of a philosophy that promotes demonism and opposition to the rule of God. You cannot buy a product today [and especially any entertainment product] without in some way ratifying a God dishonoring system and enriching those who believe in that system. This situation will be formalized with the “Mark” [Revelation 13.16-17] which merge your religion with your finances and ability buy and sell.
These concepts may be found in operation in every age and throughout every society. They work because, according to the scriptures, since the fall of the world, its ruler has been Lucifer, who unlike Mystery Babylon, is not a illustrative construct, but a living person [Matthew 4.1-11].
So now you know why I can’t enjoy the movies like I used to.