Who is The Beast, The Whore of Babylon and all her Harlot daughters spoken of in Revelation???
Everything the church is and has become is spelled out to a T in the Word.
The Word speaks about the Whore of Babylon wearing purple and scarlet, adorned with jewels, drinking from a golden cup...
Interesting.... the Catholic church wears purple and scarlet adorned with jewels and drinks from a golden cup.
Now all the Christian denominations, who have spawned from the Catholic church will say that they don't all wear those and use those things... BUT, i implore you to heed these words:
4-The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet and glittered with gold, precious stones and pearls. In her hand was a gold cup filled with the obscene and filthy things produced by her whoring.
5-On her forehead was written a name with a hidden meaning, BAVEL THE GREAT MOTHER OF WHORES AND OF THE EARTH'S OBSCENITIES
6-I saw the woman drunk from the blood of God's people, that is, from the blood of the people who testify about Yeshua. On seeing her, I was altogether astounded.
Pretty self explanatory, no?
But let us continue:
(verses 7-14, 16,17 talk about the beast, which i'll cover in a moment)
15Then he said to me, "The waters that you saw, where the whore is sitting, are peoples, crowds, nations and languages.
18And the woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth."
It's simple and easy to do addition... 1 + 1 = 2.
Who is the only one that Presidents and Kings and Princes all bow down before?
Who calls themselves the "Mother" Church?
If they are the mother church, then a mother must have daughters... who are the daughters?
The Harlot Daughters are all of the denominations that arose after separating with the Catholic Church!
But the Whore of Babylon plays a small part, for the whore will be brought to ruin!!
(Read Revelation 17:1-3, 7-14, 16-17 http://biblehub.com/nlt/revelation/17.htm)
WHO WAS, IS NOT, BUT IS COMING BACK FROM THE ABYSS.... RISING IN POWER?
I reiterate verse 17!!!
17-For God put it in their hearts to do what will fulfill his purpose, that is, to be of one mind and give their kingdom to the beast until God's words have accomplished their intent.
HERE IS THE REAL KICKER!!!!!!!!
The horn that was broken (read Daniel 8) was the Ottoman Empire.... but the little horn that grows from it is Islams rise to power once again.
But G-d's chosen is Israel, thus, the Whore (Catholicism/Christianity) is destroyed by the Beast (Islam), and then the Beast is destroyed by THE LAMB OF G-D!
There can be only 1.... Israel (spiritually and physically)
With that said, it's no wonder ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH AND **ALL** RELIGIONS WILL HATE ISRAEL!!!
(Everyone will hate you because of my name (HIS HEBREW GIVEN NAME BY G-D IS Y'SHUA NOT JESUS), but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. - Mark 13:13) (Want to know how and where the name "Jesus originated? Google it)
So if you think your religious system of traditions is "the one" you better check again with the Word... because the same G-d who was and is and always will be, never changes anything about Himself or His Word, otherwise He'd be a liar, and the only people that make Him out to be a liar are those that twist scripture for their own traditions and their own self-justifications and their own religious denominations.
The Bible is PURE TRUTH, from beginning to end.
"In everything give thanks, for this is what God wants from you who are united with the Messiah Y'shua. Don't quench the Spirit, don't despise inspired messages. But do test everything - hold onto what is good, but keep away from every form of evil. May the God of shalom make you completely holy - may your entire spirit, soul and body be kept blameless for the coming of our Lord Y'shua the Messiah." - 1 Thessalonians 5:18-23