I took this from a website, there is many blogs and videos that state that the US is the Babylon in the book of Revelations. I have always looked at Babylon as being the world system, but after seeing some videos on the net, I began to wonder if it is true. So below I have both statements I got from the internet, tell me what you think.
IS THE UNITED STATES BABYLON ?
What does the Bible say about the Great Babylon? Revelation 18:3 “for all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries. Revelations also says the merchants of the earth will weep and morn with Babylon’s destruction because they will have lost their best customer. How do kings and other countries commit adultery with another country? They put greed before God.They put drugs and alcohol before God. Babylon is described in the feminine and as a prostitute. The prostitute sits on waters that represents peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages.
The U.S.A. fit’s the bill on respects. We are the world’s wealthiest nation. The goods of the world are delivered to our shores. We are making the merchants of the world wealthy. We are exporting our culture of greed and corporatism worldwide. Traditional cultures and the environment are destroyed as our figurative lust consumes the earth. We are failing as God’s stewards of the Earth because of our greed. We have people from all over the world living here. We are also the world’s military super power, with military expenditures beyond reason. The rest of the world lives in fear of us. We are the world’s number one arms salesperson, making us the world’s biggest enabler for violence and war. Kings and rulers like the royal family of Saudi Arabia and Musharaff are in bed with us. We torture people. We were glad to supply the weapons to Sadaam Hussein that he used to murder Kurds with, as long as he did our bidding. We worship materialism and wealth, we put the idols of celebrity and fame before God. We put worship of the body, otherwise known as sports, before God, much like the Greeks and Romans before us. Sex is used to sell everything. We support he wealthy and the privileged all over the globe and neglect the poor. Profits before people could be our national motto and global philosophy.
The above statement came from http://www.crossleft.org/node/5765
IS BABYLON THE WORLD?
Over the years I have been asked this question many times. My answer has not changed. No, the United States is not Babylon, because this city was drunk with the blood of the saints and Apostles. Many have speculated that this city is ancient Rome. She certainly was drunk with
the blood of the saints! Yet, I know of no time, when the leaders of the Church called for Christians to abandon Rome. Such an event must be future because the Christians did not leave Rome in large numbers.
However, I do believe that cities like New York and London and Paris and Tokuyo, are in Babylon. We must first understand that Babylon represents a lifestyle of acquisition and consumption. It stands in sharp contrast to the New Jerusalem which was seen descending to the top of a mountain.
Now, do not suppose that we will see a literal city descending to earth. She is already here! "The Kingdom of God does not come with outward observation; Neither will they say, ‘Loa there! for behold the Kingdom of God is within you." - Luke 17:20, 21 I am satisfied that
God’s fiery judgement shall fall upon man’s city, with its wayward institutions and corrupt lifestyles, creating a revolution in the affairs of men, such as has never been seen. I believe that Babylon is falling right now and that those who do not forsake her will experience the same
divine visitation as the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah. They will be burned with fire just as the Tares in Jesus’ parable.
This statement came from http://www.theseventhtrumpet.com/twatt/twatt1.php
So What do you think?