About Jesus Steve Sweetman
two most mentioned cities in the Bible are
I see it, the book of Revelation pictures Babylon
re-emerging as a geo-political empire at the end of this age. It
finds its ultimate source in satan, and as seen in Revelation 18, its
collapse is sudden.
you read Revelation 18 you’ll note that there are three groups of
people who weep bitterly over the fall of Babylon. In verse 9 the kings of
the earth weep. In verse 11
the merchants of the world weep. In
verse 17 the captains of sea-going ships weep.
All three groups stand at a distance to watch their beloved
empire crumble to the ground in a matter of minutes.
think these three groups tell us something about the formation of this
last world empire. The kings represent the political aspect to this
empire, while the merchants and sailors represent its economic
interests. I see the
formation of this empire stemming from international political and
economic instability, something we see much of in the world today.
Political unrest presents the need
for a uniform political system. Financial
instability presents the need for a uniform financial system.
You can see this in Revelation, and it can also be seen in the
minds of many today.
don’t believe I’m reading too much into the Revelation 18 passage
when I say that the formation of this last great empire might well be
upon us now. Actually, I
believe its infra-structure is now being laid.
events have brought world leaders together in an unprecedented way.
Even leaders with opposing political and economic world views are
joining together in an attempt to solve both the political and economic
problems of our day. The
pursuit of unity, tolerance, peace and
stability is the hallmark of this new Babylon. Ultimately this
hyper-socialism which is disguised as a kind and gentle approach to
humanity’s problems ends in abusive dictatorship with the loss of all
Schaeffer, in his 1976 book entitled “How Shall We Then Live” warned
us that the humanistic world view that many were adopting would lead us
to a dictatorial socialism that we now see rising on an international
level. To me, it is
staggering to see the
financial crisis of late has hastened the pace towards a one world
financial system. Political unrest in the middle east and elsewhere is
doing the same in the political realm.
The multi-faceted, multi-national nature of world problems today
can only be solved with a unified multi-national solution.
This solution will be found in the last great world empire called
Babylon, or as we call it today, “the new world order.”