An excellent article on the origin and identity of Mystery Babylon and the true nature of the Beast.
Greetings from the Lord’s followers in Babylon. They are God’s chosen ones. Mark, who is like a son to me, sends his greetings too. ~ 1 Peter 5:13, CEV
The apostle Peter was in prison in Rome when he wrote the above verse. The King James’ translation of this same verse is: “The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.” This particular verse is used when many end times’ prophecy scholars want to prove that Revelation’s Babylon is not the rebuilt ancient city of Babylon but rather an allegorical reference about the spirit in the literal and physical Rome that was satanic, anti-Semitic, and antichrist in nature.
Now, there is no denying that the Roman Empire, globally, historically, biblically, and symbolically, is one of seven successive empires that attempted to annihilate the Jews. The Roman Empire is the sixth successive…
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