I believe that to understand who Mystery Babylon is you need to understand history.
Once upon a time in an ancient land far far away there lived a people that were descended from Noah. Yes the very same Noah that built the Ark and went through the flood. As you will recall Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham and Japeth or as they are known in Hebrew; Shem, Ham and Yefet. (Note: until about 1300 AD there was no such letter as "J").
After the flood Noah's three sons had many children and after about 500 years there were many people populating the area of the Middle East. In the area that today is called Iraq but in ancient times called Shinar (Genesis 11:2) there lived many of the descendants of Ham, one of them being quite well known whose name was Nimrod. (Genesis 10:8) Nimrod was the first mighty ruler and builder of many cities. Two of his well known cities were Babylon and Ninevah. He was married to Semiramis and they had a son Tammuz.
When Nimrod was killed (some historical accounts say by Shem, who was still alive at the time and who was keeping covenant with YHWH) Semiramis knew that she had to do something to stay in power. She convinced the people that Nimrod had been a supernatural being; a god, and that he was reborn/reincarnated into their son, Tammuz.
The people wanted to believe in a god and had forgotten the Creator God, YHWH, so they became followers of Tammuz. Down through the centuries Tammuz became known as many different names, including Ba'al, the god whom the Israelites often worshiped against YHWH's warnings. All pagan gods are descended from Tammuz including all of the Greek, Indian, Chinese and Roman gods. All pagan goddesses are descended from Semiramis who declared herself a god since she was the mother of a god.
Every pagan religion on the earth today has at its beginning the story of Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz. Semiramis started the Mystery Babylon religion and created many, if not all of the traditions, celebrations and idols that we see around us today.
Religion as we see it today is man made and much of it comes from the original Mystery Babylon religion. Made in the image of what man wants it to be and it is far from what YHWH set down in His Word. It behooves us all to search for the truth.
So if Mystery Babylon is the name of the religion that was started all of those centuries ago and true men of YHWH spoke against it all through the Holy Scriptures and those very same men wrote the Word of YHWH why are we looking trying to change what it is?
If Mystery Babylon was religion then, it is religion now. Religion with the trappings of paganism. Just ask yourself. What business does a church have with celebrating pagan festivals of the sun god like christmas and easter and more?
Israel was warned by YHWH through her prophets to come out of that religion or else. The "or else" being punishment by YHWH. They didn't listen. He was true to His Word and He punished them. Many died, they were taken into captivity and many are still lost in the world today. The ten northern tribes are still scattered about.
In this time of the end (and we are very, very close to His return) now is the time to act. If you are still in an organized church that practices even a hint of paganism then you need to get out NOW! Leave it and dive into YHWH's word. You do not need a pastor or teacher. You do not need a congregation of other pagan believers to understand Him and His Ways.
Come out of her my people. Or else.
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