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This will be the time when the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ will become just like the Catholic church in the dark ages.
(Rev 17:5) And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Vatican city in Rome is the only city in the world that sits on seven hills
BABYLON THE GREAT
The Vatican had committed the greatest abomination to the Lord by idolatry and had made the Pope as god, by replacing the word of God with his decisions. It had ruled the kings of all the Catholic nations for centuries.
(Rev 17:6) I saw the women, 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 Vatican had martyred many of the saints and prophets of our Lord Jesus Christ especially during the time of the Inquisition.
MOTHER OF HARLOTS
Rev 18:3 “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”
All the tithes, love offerings and gifts received by the Vatican are for the full time workers, the numerous ministries worldwide, the helping and feeding of the poor, needy, destitute, orphans, widows, and the refugees (foreigners). Unfortunately, the Vatican had committed fornication with the world by investing the offerings (God’s money) in properties, artifacts, paintings, funds, shares, deposits, etc. This investment is represented by the Stock Exchange in New York, (as mentioned in Rev 18)
MOTHER OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH
Luke 16:15 And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”
The things that are highly esteemed among men namely wealth, status and position, are abominations to the Lord.
1Jn 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world.
In the Vatican there were power struggles, sexual immorality, child molestation, greed, bribery, lies, heresies and quarrels. Thus, the Vatican especially in the dark ages, is used by God as an example of what a depraved church will be like today.
Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!”
For the people must have committed many sins leading to death that demons and all kinds of foul spirits take over the church
1Jn 5:16 If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and God will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that.
2Pet 2:3, 15 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber…They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
In the Old Testament, anyone committing any of the sins leading to death will be put to death and his blood will be upon him.
Homosexual – ‘If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Lev 20:13 (18:22)
Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
Rom 1:21 Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Rom 1:26-27 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
Since 2000AD, when the Lord did not turn up as they expected Him then, many pastors and church leaders lost faith in God. They have forsaken the word of the Lord and have turned to worldly wisdom for protection, healing, provision, safety, etc. And many churches have hoarded up the offerings received in fixed assets and shares thus stopping the funds for mission
Lies and heresies are taught in churches and the word of God diluted or distorted that even homosexuals are made bishops. More and more churches are committing sins leading to death and these are the abominations hated by our Almighty God