Babylon The Great

Q. I wanted to ask you if you’ve seen where the US is pledging something like 700,000 dollars to rebuilding ancient Babylon. An internet news site had an article on it, and at the end of the article they quoted a verse and I can’t recall where but I’ll paraphrase. “The land will be uninhabited forever, the land will be desolate…”

I believe the Bible speaks clearly on Babylon and that the ancient city will be revived and become an economic center for the anti-christ. It seems they quoted that verse to say the efforts to continue rebuilding ancient Babylon, modern Iraq will be futile. What do you think? I am overwhelmed at the moving of God before our very eyes! Our departure is near!

A. The verses people often quote when referring to the destruction of Babylon are Isaiah 13:19-20, “Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms, the glory of the Babylonians’ pride, will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah. She will never be inhabited or lived in through all generations; no Arab will pitch his tent there, no shepherd will rest his flocks there.” There’s a similar passage in Jeremiah 50:35-40

Students of prophecy agree that these verses have never been literally fulfilled. Babylon has been inhabited down through the centuries. The 6 chapters in the Bible devoted to the destruction of Babylon will be fulfilled at the end of the Great Tribulation after this ancient world capitol has been rebuilt and used as the headquarters for the anti-Christ’s government.

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