The Two Babylons of Revelation

 by J. Parnell McCarter


Date 11/2/2020



The Book of Revelation divides Christian history into a series of 3 main periods of judgment:


-          The opening of the 7 seals

-          The blowing of the 7 trumpets

-          The pouring of the 7 bowls



The following verses in the Book of Revelation reference “Babylon”: 14:8, 16:19, 17:5, 18:2, 18:10, and 18:21. It should be noted that all except 14:8 are associated with the period of the pouring of the 7 bowls. Revelation 14:8, on the other hand, is associated with the period of the blowing of the 7 trumpets, and reads as follows:


“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.


This Babylon of Revelation 14:8 refers to the political entity of the Beast described in Revelation 13, the Holy Roman Empire of the Papacy working with civil imperial ruler during the Middle Ages.  The Protestant Reformation led to the fall from superpower status of this entity.


The Romish Papacy with its Jesuit army had to contrive a new “Babylon” for the modern, post-Reformation age, and so they did.  It has been no less than the USA based in Washington, DC. By progressive steps it has become a modern “Babylon”. Despite its period of greatness, this modern “Babylon” is destined for destruction:


“And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.” – Revelation 17:16-17


A reincarnated Holy Roman Empire will thus likely bring down the modern “Babylon” of the USA from superpower status and assume it again for itself. However, this restored superpower “beast and false prophet” itself will fall:


And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.” – Revelation 19:20