The third subject in my “Essential Thoughts” series is Mystery Babylon. I first was introduced to the term Mystery Babylon while reading the last book of the Bible. Revelation. Revelation is dark, confusing and one of the most argued over books in the Bible. I think it can be safely called the most controversial book on earth. I’m open to suggestions on books that rival Revelation for controversy. Revelation chapters 17 and 18 deal with the symbolic images of a woman riding a beast with many heads. Revelation 17, verse 5 says:
And upon her forehead was a name written,
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Here we immediately see the deception in using the words “Mystery Babylon” together. The words are regularly referenced together as such. In this Bible quotation, the word mystery (more accurately translated-“secret”) is separated from “Babylon the Great” by a comma. What the scripture appears to be telling us is that there is a (symbolic) woman who is secretly the mother of prostitution and uncleanness in the earth. The common argument is whether this woman represents a city, a church, a country, or a combination of all of them. I do not offer you an answer based on my opinion nor do I claim to “prove” that I’ve discovered the ultimate truth of these scriptures. Everything I offer here is for the benefit of the reader’s personal studies.
First, let me say that I do not believe that ANY of the links or search results gives us a useable definition.
Going further, we find sites that claim “Mystery Babylon” is the city of Jerusalem. It is easy to overlook the significance of Jerusalem in world history. The argument can be made that Jerusalem has been the most influential city on earth at different times. Has it? A more important question would be who controls Jerusalem. Even more important—what are the future plans for Jerusalem?
The suggestion that “Mystery Babylon” is actually British-Israel is a rare one. British-Israel philosophy is based on the false idea that the British Royals are the true descendents of ancient Israel and therefore they have the right to rule the earth according to bloodline and prophecy.
With long hours and specific searches, you can fish out the links that explain the possible roll of British-Israel in the world. Other names for this obscure movement are Anglo-Israel, Christian Identity and “The Vigorous Protestants” among others. It is interesting to note that British Israel believes in Zionism.
Mystery Babylon is a symbolic woman on a multi-headed beast who represents a city, a church, a nation, or a spiritual ideology, or all of the above, (or possibly only parts of each.) She could be Catholic, Jewish, British, American, Iraqi, or of unknown origin, and she is the mother of fornication and abominations in the earth. We know that Ancient Babylon was famous for its hedonist paganism and therefore Mystery Babylon carries with her the spirit of neo-paganism, or of the New Age, and she represents the high priestess/goddess of the Mystery Schools and Secret Societies i.e.
Her influence is of the devil. Her tactics and goals are well hidden. They are enigmas within enigmas. She uses dialectical devices to further her deceptions and ensure her disguises. Her goal is complete control of the world and the eradication of God himself.
If you have not studied the Hegelian Dialectic—you are a victim of it. The philosopher Hegel explained his ideas on how to manipulate the masses and “synthesize” a desired effect. By creating a problem, anticipating the reaction, and then providing a solution you can “synthesize” a desired result. This is Hegel’s dialectic in its most base form.
Think of it like this: