The final vision of evil that John sees in Revelation is that of a woman riding a beast. This woman is called "Mystery, Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth." It is quite the title, and the bible tells us that this woman is drunk with the blood of believers because of the persecution she wages over them.
But who is this woman and why is she riding a beast? As usual God is very particular with the details He has revealed in scripture, and careful study reveals the exact identity of Mystery Babylon. Today we will look at scripture and history to see who she is, and more importantly: why we living today need to prepare ourselves for her rule.
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RESOURCES: End Times Prophetic Timeline https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vRiMza0rWIbxv3wQ8mM9w8Kdw_eRgN6TeeMj1iHZYhrEqHsS8OOFBoT9T2aSUE_Nwt9-nEzKToeSovv/pubhtml
Other churches are no sisters of ours, the Vatican insists https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/other-churches-are-no-sisters-of-ours-the-vatican-insists-699556.html
Development of Christian Doctrine by John Henry Newman, p. 372 https://www.newmanreader.org/works/development/chapter8.html
Constantine's vision, Battle of the Milvian Bridge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Milvian_Bridge
The Religion of Constantine https://www.crcbermuda.com/reference2/online-books/the-two-republics/chapter-x-the-religion-of-constantine
20 Centuries Of Christianity A Concise History, p.58 https://archive.org/details/20centuriesofchr009187mbp/page/n75/mode/2up
Baptized Paganism https://www.christianwalks.org/churchlite/baptized_paganism.shtml
10 kingdoms established in Rome AD 476 https://amazingbibletimeline.com/blog/division-of-west-rome-into-10-parts/
Intermarriage, European failure to unite again https://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception_end-time_Antichrist_Daniel_kingdoms
Historical significance of 508AD https://knowledge.e.southern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=jigr
Historical significance of 538 AD https://knowledge.e.southern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=jigr
Papacy established AD 538 (Justinian decree) https://www.ijhssnet.com/journals/Vol_7_No_1_January_2017/7.pdf