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Tuesday, October 7th 2008

10:07 PM

Revelation 18

Re 18:1 ¶ And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
 6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
 7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
 8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
 9 ¶ And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
 10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
 11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
 12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
 13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
 14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
 15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
 16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
 17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
 18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
 19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
 20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
 21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
 22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
 23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.(KJV)

As we say in the last post there are many preachers and commentators who believe this false church is primarily made up of the Roman Catholic church. It is true and can not be denied that the RCC is responsible for the death of many saints of God. I am just sorry for the millions who are deceived and trusting in the false teachings of this church for salvation. I pray they will have their eyes open before it is too late. Salvation is not through a church - it is in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. Cleansing from sin does not come from baptism, taking of the Lord's Supper, the fires of purgatory - cleansing from sin comes from the blood Jesus Christ shed for us on the cross of Calvary. If you have never trusted Jesus alone for your salvation, why not do it today? You do not want to be left behind when the Lord comes back for His children. The Roman Catholic church will not be the only thing finding destruction. At least one third of the people will die  and most will be going into an eternity of torments. Wouldn't you rather escape? You can have peace and assurance today - if you will believe God, repent of your sin, and trust the Lord Jesus Christ as your only way of salvation. He will save you if you will let Him. The Roman Catholic church will tell you that you can't know that you are saved, but the Bible says you can? Who will you believe, man or God - Acts 16:31b, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved"  1 John 5:11-13, "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God;
that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."

 

 

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