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Particulars of Christianity:
315 Global Conspiracy
(and Freemasonry)

The Lifespan of the Conspiracy (Part 1)

Intro: A Biblical Look at "Conspiracy"
Conspiracy: What does the Bible Say?
Conspiracy Against God in the End Times
Revelation Records the Conspiracy
The Lifespan of the Conspiracy (Part 1)
The Lifespan of the Conspiracy (Part 2)
Mystery: The Religion of the Conspirators (Part 1)
Mystery: The Religion of the Conspirators (Part 2)
Part 1: Mystery Religion in Modern Groups
Part 2: Financial Influence and Freemasonry
Part 3: The Great Merchants and Global Deception
Conspiracy Study Reference and Research Section
Controlling the News: Goldberg and Quigley

Something else we should recognize is that it is not an uncommon belief among Christians that this great city "Babylon the Great" is Rome. On this note, we would like to make a point. Since Rome is not the actual city of Babylon and the text itself does not indicate which city is meant by name, if this description could be Rome, then it could also be some other city to rise to such prominence. So, those who would assume that Babylon the Great is Rome, cannot object in principle to the notion that the title Babylon the Great could be transferred to another city instead of Rome if the proposed city fit the description intended in Revelation 17:5. (For more on whether or not Rome and the Roman Empire are indicated by the symbolism found in Revelation, please read our articles entitled, "Prophetic Symbols.")

For this section of our study the point is not, which city the title is meant to indicate. The point is what aspect of that city is this title describing? In what respect is this city similar to Babylon?

Let's look at the title again.

Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, [3466] BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

When we consider the descriptions found alongside this title "Babylon the Great" we see that it is not describing this city in terms of the wealth and power of Babylon. While those things would certainly be traits of the great city that rules the kings of the earth (and are included in Revelation 18's descriptions of "Babylon the Great"), this description is focusing on "mystery," "abominations," and "spiritual harlotry."

These are terms describing a religious or supernatural relationship to Babylon, not a relationship of material wealth or political greatness. The point is, even if Rome was the intended recipient of this description from Revelation 17:5, it is not the power and wealth of Rome that grant it the title of "Babylon the Great," it is the "mystery," "the abominations," and the "spiritual harlotry" of Rome. And for that matter, if the city in question is not Rome, the title of "Babylon the Great" would still convey the very same spiritual characteristics in regard to whatever city it is.

Notice that these traits are not passive. These descriptions don't simply convey that the city is immoral, as the term Sodom might convey. And they don't convey that the city is merely itself a place of repression, as Egypt was to the Israelites. Instead, they convey the active, outward role this city plays in deceiving and polluting the nations of the earth by its spiritual practices. This city not only practices these things, it facilitates and initiates their practice all over the world.

We would not have to look far to find out why Babylon is associated with such things as "mystery," "abominations," and "spiritual harlotry." The Book of Daniel provides the most detailed Biblical description of the kingdom of Babylon. There we find the following information.

In Daniel, there are 13 occurrences of the term "wise men" (Daniel 2:12,13,14,18,21,24,27,48, 4:6,18, 5:7,8,15.) 9 out of these 13 occurrences it refers to "the wise men of Babylon." There are 8 occurrences of the term "Chaldeans" (Daniel 2:10, 27, 4:7, 5:7,11,15.) There are 5 occurrences of the term "magician" (Daniel 2:10,27, 4:7,9, 5:11.) There are 6 occurrences of the term "astrologer" (Daniel 2:10,27, 4:7, 5:7,11,15.) There are 4 occurrences of the term "soothsayer" (Daniel 2:27, 4:7, 5:7,11.) There is 1 occurrence of the term "sorcerers" (Daniel 2:2.) Each of these terms is used to describe some form of mystic person and the activity, which that person practices.

That is a total of 37 references to men who practiced mysticism in one form or another. And we know according to Daniel 1:4 that Daniel was instructed in the way of the Chaldeans. Clearly, from this inside account of the book of Daniel, we can see that the kingdom of Babylon was characterized by its mystery religion. And it is precisely this aspect of Babylon that is conveyed by the title "Mystery [3466], Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth." This is the particular aspect of Babylon that is carried over and centralized in this great city of Revelation.

So, we see that the aspect of this "great city" that Revelation 17 is primarily concerned with is its prominence as the seat of hidden religious secrets ("Mystery") and as a central exporter of spiritual deception ("the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.") Revelation 17:18 also tells us that this city is "that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth." So, we know that in its day it is the seat of global government. We have also discussed that whether or not this city is Rome, the point is that this city, whatever it is, is the seat of global government during the end times and also a seat of mystery religion.

A short comparison of Revelation 17 and 18 adds further proof that this city is also the center of commerce and global wealth as well.

The Harlot of Revelation 17 Babylon of Revelation 18










Kings of the earth commit fornication
with her

Made drunk with the wine of her fornication

Title of "Babylon
the Great"

Referred to as
"that great city"

make her desolate

burn her with fire

drunk with blood of
saints and martyrs

arrayed in purple
and scarlet, adorned
with gold, precious
stones, and pearls

referred to as a
"whore" or like term












chp. 19:2

Kings of the earth commit fornication
with her

Made drunk with the wine of her fornication

Called "Babylon
the Great"

Called "Babylon"
Referred to as
"that great city Babylon"
"what is like
this great city?"
Referred to as
"that great city"
Referred to as
"the great city Babylon"

She is made desolate

She will be utterly
burned with fire

In her was found the blood of prophets
and saints

The great city that
was clothed in fine
linen, purple and
scarlet, adorned with
gold and precious
stones and pearls

Referred to as a great harlot, avenged the blood of his servants shed by her

Revelation 17 and 18 demonstrate that this "Babylon the Great" deceives the nations in part through its religious "mysteries." Interestingly enough, the application of the word "harlot" or "prostitute" also indicates for us the means by which those who practice these ungodly religious mysteries are able to deceive and manipulate the world. This city is not simply an "adulteress," which would indicate her spiritual crimes, but there is commerce tied up in her activities. She is made rich by her spiritual adultery. And from Revelation 18:15 we also learn that she makes others wealthy who participate in her commercial system. So, her religious mysteries are connected with both her commerce and the means by which she manipulates the nations.

This is yet another indicator of the strong connection between the mystery religion and the end time political conspiracy that rules the world. It is an entity of hidden, ungodly, religious understanding. It is also a city that pollutes and misleads the world through both spiritual deception and financial dominance. And it also reigns over the kings of the earth.

So, again we see that this connection of mystery religion and politics has exists over a period of thousands of years. We have seen from the Book of Daniel that it was connected to (associated with, and perhaps originated in) ancient Babylon. From 2 Thessalonians 2 and 1 John 2, 4, and 2 John 1, we see that it was in practice at the time of the writing of the New Testament in a form known as Gnosticism. And from Revelation 17 and 18, we know that it is in place in the final 3 1/2 to 7 years before Jesus' return. There is no mention of their cessation in any of these intervals. Therefore, we have no reason to assume any break in the continuity of their practice between their mention in Biblical record. Clearly, then, this mystery religion, which, Biblically speaking is unavoidably connected to political power is not a new event in the end times, but rather the final culmination of an age old conspiracy that has existed and developed throughout most of human history.

And like these ungodly religious secrets that have been practiced from that day to this one, there have also been present in the world all this time the spirit of the antichrist along with antichrists and deceivers who deny that Jesus Christ was God come in the flesh.

When viewed together, the types of spiritual, commercial, and political activities that are involved in these passages indicate the historic existence of a group of men involved in a hidden plot that will culminate in the end time empire of the antichrist. And they have practiced these mysteries for at least as far back as the first century (but perhaps even back to ancient Babylon and Egypt). When we take into account the wording of the Psalms (Psalms 2, 83, 110) and the use of the title "Babylon the Great," it is likely that such activities and groups of ungodly men existed back into the time of the Old Testament as well. (We will revisit this last aspect again later on in this series of articles.)

In conclusion, we have shown the following. First, Isaiah 8:12 does not instruct Christians to avoid belief in conspiracies. Two, Psalms 83 demonstrates that the Bible does speak of men conspiring against God. Three, Daniel and Exodus 7:11 indicate the existence of mystery schools back into both Egypt and Babylon. Four, Psalm 2 and 110 demonstrate that there will be a conspiracy against God in the end times right before Jesus returns to establish the kingdom of God on the earth. Five, ungodly religious mysteries were in practice from the time 2 Thessalonians 2 was written. Six, these ungodly mysteries are involved in commerce and political control during the time of the antichrist's empire. Based upon these six premises, we conclude that the Bible does bear evidence to the existence of men practicing ungodly religious mysteries down through the centuries from empire to empire, and culminating in financial control, political control, and mass deception right down to the time of Christ's return. The purpose of these men is to throw off the rule of the returning Christ who is coming to rule them with an iron rod.

What else could we call such a scenario except a conspiracy? A conspiracy that is not short-lived, but as old as human history itself. A conspiracy that does not come into existence suddenly with a Big Bang, but instead with slow, gradual, historic development.

(For a thorough demonstration of the political aspects and connections between ancient Babylon and the end time conspiracy please see our articles entitled "Prophetic Symbols" in the End Times (Eschatology) Section of the In Depth Bible Studies.)