Babylon, Babylon: an investigation of the prophetic significance & the implications of this New York town positioned at the gateway to America

Part I; The prophetic significance of Babylon, New York:

Part II; The origin of the name “Babylon” for this New York town:

Part III; Babylon, New York- a brief description of both the town and village:

Part IV; An historic, horrific event in Babylon town:

Part V; Fire Island- a most important lighthouse and a modern-day Sodom:

Part VI; The proximity of Babylon to the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor:

Part VII; Legendary townsfolk- a man called “Satan” and a “freethought” atheist woman:

Part VIII; What America can expect soon:

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Part I; The prophetic significance of Babylon, New York:

Several years ago, while engaged in intensive research to uncover the identity of end-times Babylon, also known as Babylon the Great, I became aware of a certain town near New York City named “Babylon”.  Later, I discovered that there is also a village of Babylon, which is one of the three villages of the town Babylon (the others being Amityville and Lindenhurst).  Why is this important?  The country United States of America is referred to as “Babylon” and “the daughter of Babylon” throughout much of the Old Testament, and as “Babylon” and “Babylon the Great” in Revelation.  In addition, the U.S.A. has as her most important city New York City, also designated as “Babylon” in Revelation.  [There is a Biblical and historic precedent for such nomenclature- the ancient city of Babylon was the main and capital city within the empire of Babylon]  Therefore, I found it fascinating that a town of “Babylon” actually exists mere miles from Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and New York Harbor.  To help illustrate what I’m getting at, specifically, I’ll start with a few quotes; the first from author R.A. Coombes (bold emphasis within quotes by C.M.N. throughout this article)-

There is a populated city named Babylon on a deepwater port entryway to New York City.  Revelation 17:18; & 18:11-19…… Did you know that when ships coming into the harbor facilities of New York City make their final approach to the Harbor channel shipping lanes……they have to come in from the south…… heading due North straight for a spot on Long Island called …… BABYLON!!!  That is right. The city of Babylon, New York features a tall water tower that ship captains use to navigate directly into the harbor channel. They come within view of Babylon before turning west to head into the ports of New York City. It is from this vantage point that I believe Revelation 18:17-19 takes place.  From this vantage point……on the deck of a ship……one could quite easily read the letters of the name Babylon on the city water tower!!! Talk about literal?? Now that is indeed literal.  Its chief city…… a seaport named NYC/Babylon.

Apparently, until recently, the Babylon water tower was the first landmark viewable from the freighters making their way from Europe to the world’s busiest port, New York!  In order to understand why this is so profound, let us read Revelation 18:10, 15-19-

10Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

15The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

 16And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

 17For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

 18And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

 19And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

In the above verses we read, in graphic detail, of the reaction of sailors who are standing on the decks of the various ships which happen to be approaching New York Harbor on the very day of America’s demise.  Certainly, were the great city in flames, the sailors and merchants on the waters outside of Babylon would see it vividly.  This is precisely what John witnessed while caught up in the Spirit from the Isle of Patmos!

Here is another description of the Babylon water tower; this from author Peter Goodgame of www.redmoonrising.com

New York City is undoubtedly the most important port city in the world. What may not be known is that when a ship approaches the New York City harbor from the south, in order to properly conform with the shipping lanes it must aim due north straight for a municipality on Long Island named “Babylon.” A tall water tower on the shoreline is used as a reference point for navigation and when a ship reaches closest to shore before turning west to enter the harbor, the name “Babylon,” written on the tower in big bold letters can be easily read.

Now, obviously I was fascinated by this information, and set about trying to find a photo of this water tower, but to no avail.  I did discover, however, that sometime in the 1980’s the Babylon-area water towers were replaced or refurbished, and that instead of merely the Babylon water tower, ships began to also use the Fire Island lighthouse for navigation as well.  This does not detract whatsoever from the amazing prophetic clues about the ships and Babylon, as you will see by reading on!  For one thing, a portion of Fire Island itself is within the limits of the town of Babylon.  The stories and prophetic connections of both the town of Babylon, and of Fire Island itself, have got to be heard to be believed!  Also, although the Babylon water tower may no longer be marked “Welcome to Babylon”, it is still one of only two navigational landmarks for the incoming ship traffic.

For vehicular traffic, here are the directions to Babylon for those coming from New Jersey, courtesy of-

http://www.eevb.net/Cedar/htm

Verrazano Bridge to Belt Parkway east (Follow to Long Island signs) to Southern State Pkwy. East to Meadowbrook Pkwy south towards Jones Beach. Meadowbrook Pkwy changes into the Ocean Parkway and heads east. Go past large water tower in middle of parkway 8 miles to Cedar Beach on your right.

Here is a picture of the water tower as it appears today-

. . . Near Ocean Parkway, Babylon; this is an exceptionally tall tower, clearly a phallic obelisk or similar shape . . .

Part II; The origin of the name “Babylon” for this New York town:

There are two different stories as to how the town of “Babylon” (and, by extension, Babylon Village) got its name.  Both theories are quite remarkable and potentially prophetic in their connotation.  Anyway, here are the two theories.  First, from Wikipedia-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon_%28town%29,_New_York

When a cherent community grew up in the area by 1803, prominent local citizens sought to adopt a new name. An influential local lady, Mrs. Conklin, was used to living inland in what is now considered Dix Hills and was at unease with the home site that her grandchildren would be raised in. The Bible-reading Mrs. Conklin compared the new hamlet to the biblical city of Babylon and proposed that name in apparent defiance of the area’s rather bawdy reputation as a stop-over place for travelers on Long Island’s south shore. Her son Nat was appalled by the use of an “unholy” name. The family legend states she replied: “But it will be a new Babylon.” The name stuck, despite some effort to change it.

I find that quite profound, and certainly fascinating.  Also, according to my research, the town was first called “New Babylon”, but later shortened to “Babylon”.  Here is an alternate view as to the origins of the town name “Babylon”, equally interesting, from author R.A. Coombes (in part)-

Babylon on Long Island derived its name because immigrant Jews founded it in 1872. The group’s rabbis chose the name almost prophetically, because they believed it would be home to a new diaspora.  Why would they think this? Because rabbinical opinions had held that ancient Babylon’s power would be moved.

Dr. Coombes goes on to discuss the connection to Zechariah 5 and Isaiah 18, wherein the spirit of Babylon goes forth to reside in a new country to the far reaches of the west.  He also reveals the spirit of Babylon is currently embodied by the Statue of Liberty, which represents the goddess Ishtar.  This prominent symbol, a gargantuan bronze idol, is one way in which we can so clearly recognize the end-times “Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots”.  A detailed summary of the Statue of Liberty and its connection to Ishtar is beyond the scope of this study, but I highly recommend Dr. Coombes’ 2-Volume set “America, The Babylon . . .” (see Bibliography), and for a brief summary please see my article on this blog-

http://nabiy4america.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/madonna-aka-%E2%80%9Cesther%E2%80%9D-a-type-of-the-harlot-of-babylon-documented-astounding-connections-to-mother-goddess-ishtar/

So, we have two distinct views of how Babylon, the town, got its name.  One view which is suggestive of a Christian origin, and the other of a Jewish influence.  Either one lends to a fascinating storyline.  Perhaps the truth is both?  For example, some type of agreement between the Christian founders of the town and the Jewish elders in the community?  What cannot be denied is that Babylon, New York has a very high concentration of Jews, even more so than the metropolitan area in general, and it is common knowledge that there are more Jews in the New York City metropolitan area than in any other city in the world, including cities in Israel.

Author Peter Goodgame also has these gems, which really cement this whole thesis!-

Clearly America is the home of Jewish exiles.

According to my research this community is the only inhabited and functioning community in the world that is known as “Babylon.”

The latter is an absolutely amazing statement; just imagine the ramifications!  In review, then, it is obvious that there are a great number of Jewish exiles living in Babylon (America that is, but represented by Babylon, New York as well).  And, the Lord warns both these Jewish exiles and the true believers within Babylon, for example in Zechariah 2:7-

Come, O Zion! Escape, you who live in the Daughter of Babylon!

and Psalm 137:8-

O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

and, finally, Revelation 18:4-

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Part III; Babylon, New York- a brief description of both the town and village:

First, I will discuss the town of Babylon itself.  Much of this information is derived from-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon_%28town%29,_New_York

The Town, or Township, of Babylon is a jurisdiction in Suffolk County, New York (USA), located on Long Island. There is also a Village of Babylon located within the town. It borders Nassau County to the West, and the Atlantic Ocean to the South. Parts of Jones Beach Island, Captree Island and Fire Island are in the southernmost part of the town.  The villages of Babylon town are Amityville (to the southwest), Babylon (to the southeast), and Lindenhurst (to the south).  It is bordered on the south by the Atlantic Ocean.  The population is approximately 215,000, and it encompasses 114.2 square miles including water.

Some valuable tidbits can be gleaned from the Babylon Industrial Development Agency (Babylon IDA) at-

http://www.babylonida.org/

Such as-

Babylon is known as “the heart of it all”.

Babylon has become the economic heartbeat of Long Island.

At the Babylon IDA . . . our business is business.

In other words, the town of Babylon plays an essential role, and is located in a strategic place.  The focus on “business” is also clearly reminiscent of what we know of the country “Babylon” from Revelation, as supported by many verses in Isaiah and Jeremiah as well.

The village of Babylon, the southeast portion of Babylon town, is also discussed.  Much of this information is taken from-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon_%28village%29%2C_New_York

Babylon is a village in Suffolk County, New York.  The population was 12,615 at the 2000 census, and although it is officially referred to as “The Incorporated Village of Babylon”, it is more commonly referred to simply as “Babylon Village”.  Here is a map showing the general location on Long Island; the tip of Fire Island is visible to the southeast.

. . . note that Babylon is bordered by “North Babylon” as well . . .

From author R.A. Coombes, we get more important information-

Babylon Township has a population of 203,000 people, with 12,000 living in the city of Babylon itself and 42,000 living in West Babylon.  Associated with the city is the Babylon Beach area with a broad look at the Harbor entrance to New York.

As this is central to the thesis of this article, here is yet another quote-

Babylon soon came to be considered the primary gateway to Fire Island, which is a thin barrier strand off of Long Island, and is therefore an essential marker for incoming ship traffic.

Babylon Village has a long history of the luxury lifestyle, and its location allowed for very pleasant “summering on the ocean”, all within easy range of Manhattan. This led many affluent individuals and families to reside at Babylon’s seaside resorts, both on Long Island and the smaller barrier strand beaches such as Fire Island.

Babylon village has 12 churches and a large, thriving synagogue http://www.congregationbethsholom.com/

Families, individuals, and interfaith couples are all welcome at Congregation Beth Sholom, located in the heart of the Village of Babylon.

Babylon today is part suburban bedroom community, part small-town, and has a substantial shopping and business district. Today the village is best known for its restaurants and shops, and hosts shopping events during the fall as well as a popular crafts fair.  It also has an historic downtown, as most of the core of Babylon dates to the era from before the Civil War to World War I.  Some consider Babylon to be a picturesque fishing village.  Here is a picture of Babylon harbor-

Babylon Village is only 33 Nautical miles from the Statue of Liberty, 39 Nautical miles from the middle of New York Harbor, and 6 Nautical miles from the Fire Island Lighthouse, a most important structure will be discussed in a forthcoming section of this article.

In the October 28, 2010 edition of “New York Online”, a section of the New York Times, there is an article by J. David Goodman entitled:

Babylon on Hudson? 

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/28/babylon-on-hudson/

This short article is an interesting read, and the author does seem to be serious with his question which is, essentially, “Is New York City Babylon?”  The question is based on the analysis presented within a You Tube video which he links to.  The author goes on to list 5 reasons that New York City might be the end-times Babylon; these essentially being corruption, sensual delights, similarities between leaders, abundance of towers, and creepy men.  He then concludes his analysis with an answer of “maybe” to the question.

He next poses this question to his readers- “So, jury of our peers, are we Babylon?”  I found this comment by “George” to be quite enlightening-

Geez — and here I always thought that Babylon was a town out there on Long Island…..

Precisely!  Starting to make the connection!

Part IV; An historic, horrific event in Babylon town:

When I first started researching the town and village of Babylon, I saw this headline in the initial website I linked to:

POLICE CLOSING PARKWAY MONDAY FOR BODIES INVESTIGATION

Although, sadly, this is not unique to Babylon, New York, it is certainly reflective of the headlines throughout Babylon, America on any given day, is it not?  The article goes on to state-

This marks the first time search efforts have expanded north of the barrier beach area and beyond Ocean Parkway since the discovery of 10 bodies in the Gilgo and Jones Beach areas in the past four months.

In the past several weeks both Suffolk and Nassau police have conducted intense aerial and water searches along Ocean Parkway, from Robert Moses Causeway to the Jones Beach water tower, looking for evidence and human remains.

It’s been 140 days since a Suffolk County police canine team discovered the first female remains on December 11, 2010.   Two days later three more sets of remains were found. All four were identified as young white women who worked as escorts. One was a North Babylon woman last seen in September 2010.

Between March 31 and April 4 Suffolk Police found four more sets of remains.  On April 11 Nassau Police discovered two more sets, bringing the body count to 10.

This was an extremely disturbing story to really take in and dwell on.  It truly grieves me so.  Yet, is it surprising?  Tragically, “no”.  News such as this is so common these days, and that speaks volumes about what kind of society end-times Babylon has become.

As discussed above, the town of Babylon is made up of three villages.  One of these is Amityville.  That name was recognizable to me, even though I’ve never been a fan of horror movies . . . as a sidenote, I have always shunned horror films, for to glorify such violence and the demonic is absolutely and grotesquely wrong, and frankly I abhor the American obsession with this most distasteful “art” form.  But, back to the discussion now, the name of the film was “The Amityville Horror”, and it is based on events that supposedly followed this horrific mass murder, which is summarized below (the film plot itself is quite suspect, but the murders were real and shocking).  Here is a short treatise of the actual event-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amityville_Horror_%282005_film%29

On November 13, 1974, police discovered six members of the DeFeo family — father, mother and four of their five children — shot and killed execution style at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville Village, Babylon, New York.  The four children were aged 9, 12, 13, and 18.  The perpetrator was the surviving child, and the oldest, 23 year old Ronald Joseph ‘Butch’ DeFeo, Jr.

Remember Ocean Parkway from the “today’s headlines” in the above section, about the 10 bodies?  This horrific murder occurred on Ocean Avenue, mere blocks away!

The “Amityville Horror House”, in Babylon, New York, is widely considered the most famous haunted house in history.  Below is a picture of this house taken the morning of the gruesome murders-

Not surprisingly, really, Ronald DeFeo claims that he was “possessed”.  Here is the killer’s short confession to the cold-blooded murder of his entire family; his parents, sisters Dawn and Allison, and brothers Mark and John Matthew-

It all started so fast. Once I started, I just couldn’t stop. It went so fast.

Not surprisingly, he had been drunk and high on heroin, possibly even LSD, on the early morning of the killings.  Drugs such as heroin and LSD represent, in part, what is termed in Greek “Pharmakeia” (sorceries; drugs of all types), and we see that Pharmakeia (Strong’s G-5331) is a trademark of end-times Babylon, Revelation 18:23-

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

And in Hebrew “Kesheph” (Strong’s H-3785), as speaking of Babylon’s demise we read in Isaiah 47:9-

But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

Babylon’s demise is clearly linked, in significant part, to her addiction to “sorceries”, which includes by definition drugs both legal (prescription) and illegal.  Further, the Bible calls these drugs and their spiritual effects “witchcraft”.  Drugs are therefore considered “demonic”.  Was Ronald DeFeo possessed?  Well, not to deflect blame for the man’s actions in any way, but to a degree certainly he was, since he was under the influence of these substances and therefore of demonic spirits.

In a broader sense, “sorceries” also points the finger at the major pharmaceutical companies, over half of which are American-based, which do their best to keep the population of Babylon “drugged up” and therefore spiritually deceived.  [This is not a condemnation of anyone who takes prescription drugs out of medical necessity, including my own loved ones.  Please realize that I am speaking here in general terms]

Let me repeat that- America Babylon will be judged, in part, for her addiction to and propagation of drugs, both legal and illicit!  That is stated clearly in the Word of the Lord.

Part V; Fire Island- a most important lighthouse and a modern-day Sodom:

Keeping in mind that parts of Fire Island are under the jurisdiction of Babylon town, the Lighthouse has played a very prominent role (similar to that of the nearby Babylon water tower), as a navigational guide for ships coming into the world’s largest port, the Port of New York.  The Fire Island Lighthouse is located in Robert Moses State Park, which is part of the Fire Island National Seashore.

http://www.nps.gov/fiis/index.htm

But, how did this island come to be associated with “Fire”?  Well, there are four plausible explanations.  The first is that the color of the abundant poison ivy in the autumn is brilliant red, making the island appear as if it is on fire.  Secondly, generations ago whalers used to build fires on the island’s beach to render whale blubber into oil.  Next, it has been noted that centuries ago scheming pirates lit fires on the beach to lure ships ashore so they could pillage the valuable cargo.  The most likely explanation for the name “fire”, however, is that it is simply an Anglicized Dutch name.  The Dutch word for four is vier (pronounced “fear”), and an English map from 1798 labels four islands in the area as “Fier Islands.” It’s easy to see how the name Fire Island likely evolved from “Fier” Island.

It is my humble opinion that the naming of this island was not “chance”, and to my thinking God Himself is ultimately behind it, for indeed “fire” is the destiny for the entire nation of Babylon, and Fire Island plays a major role leading to the clear recognition of America as Babylon.

The original Fire Island Lighthouse was an 85-foot-tall octagonal stone tower, built on the southwest tip of the island, the purpose of which was to mark the entrance to Fire Island Inlet and the eastern entrance to New York’s lower bay.  In other words, as stated earlier it was hugely important for navigation into the world’s busiest port.  This lighthouse tower commenced operation on November 1, 1858, which is 28 years (almost to the day) before the neighboring Statue of Liberty took her place overlooking the Harbor and the nation.  A glance at the maps above and below reveal why the town of Babylon (including Fire Island) is of such great importance to navigation.

. . . note lighthouse on side nearest New York Harbor (which is slightly off image to left) . . .

According to the Annual Report of the Lighthouse Board, in 1894, Fire Island Lighthouse represents . . .-

. . . the most important light for transatlantic steamers bound for New York. It is generally the first one they make and from which they lay their course.

Yet, nearly a century later-

On December 31, 1973, the Fire Island Lighthouse was decommissioned; its role having been assumed by a flashing strobe light atop the water tower at the nearby park.

That would be the Babylon water tower marked “Welcome to Babylon”, which was in operation until sometime in the 1980s.

Fire Island lighthouse is federally-protected as part of the Fire Island National Seashore.  Here is a view of the lighthouse, as it still appears today-

Sadly, yet prophetically, Fire Island is also making its name as a modern-day Sodom.  With the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York state on July 24 of this year (act passed on June 24), gay and lesbian couples have apparently been flocking to Fire Island for their honeymoons, and often even for the nuptials themselves.  More on this later . . . but it is obvious that Fire Island has a long and storied history as a “gay playground”.  For example, from Wikipedia-

Long Island New York has long been a gay-friendly destination, with world-renowned resort areas including Fire Island, the Hamptons and Long Island Wine Country, among others.

Next, again from R.A. Coombes, from his book “America, The Babylon . . .” (remember, this was written in 1998, thirteen years ago)-

Fire Island, an area noted for being host to unbridled sexual hedonism in the open public and along its beaches in the summer time.

And, this from-

http://www.discoverlongisland.com/media/pr/default.aspx?id=41&print=1

The people at Fire Island Limousine have been catering to the Gay and Lesbian community since 1980. Please consider us when planning your wedding or special event.

We are looking forward to serving you and your guests on your Wedding Day.  We would be happy to escort you in one of our beautiful and comfortable limousines.

Recently, however, things have apparently “really heated up” with the passage of gay/lesbian/transgendered marriage in New York, as we read from an article entitled:

Three More of New York City’s Gayest Places to Get Married-

http://www.jaunted.com/story/2011/7/25/17582/5698/travel/Three+More+of+New+York+City%27s+Gayest+Places+to+Get+Married

Okay so it’s not technically New York City, but Fire Island is part of New York State and therefore totally valid as a same-sex marriage location, provided you picked up your marriage license before heading out to this strip of island that runs along Long Island, separating the Hamptons from the wild ocean. Cars are not permitted on the majority of the land, which makes sense considering the whole place can be easily traversed by rental golf cart or vintage cruiser bicycle.

We kind of adore the idea of saying your vows at the Fire Island Lighthouse—ultimate phallic symbol as it is—plus the lighthouse-y romance, of course. Truly, Fire Island is the spot for a gay beach wedding. Think about it: sand in your toes, sunglasses on and the love of your life a moment away from saying “I do.” We do.

After a newly-engaged couple agrees on Fire Island as the lovely location for their wedding ceremony and honeymoon, a nice option for the soon-to-be newlywed gay or lesbian pair might be to stay in the ultra-romantic “Madison Pines” or, as it is known, simply “The Madison”-

http://www.themadisonfi.com/

The Madison, Fire Island is situated in the heart of the world’s most beautiful gay resort community . . . there’s nothing like The Madison for gays, lesbians, or anyone . . .

Wow, so even just “anyone” can stay in the Madison?  Even “straight” couples?  Parents with young children?  Apparently they don’t discriminate!  If that’s not convincing enough, there is more-

There’s no place in America like Fire Island, a barrier beach that’s 50 miles from Manhattan but a universe away.  The beaches are among the purest and most beautiful on earth.

The (Madison) Pines, located on the island’s east end, is an international destination.  Free in spirit yet impossibly stylish, it is both beach hideaway and fashion runway, a gay playground and a couple’s paradise.

The Pines sits at a pinnacle of gay culture:  Disco was born here; so was La Cage aux Folles, the musical.  Candidates for president trek here.  Novelists are inspired here.

Some spend their Fire Island weekends at the beach with a book.  Others live for the social scene, the beach parties and the nightly rituals of its legendary dance clubs.  No matter – there’s not a moment of the day that isn’t magical, or a vista that isn’t astonishingly beautiful.

Hopefully, I’ve made my point that Fire Island is essentially a modern-day Sodom.  If you read the Genesis 19 account on the destruction of the “cities of the plain” (Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim) it is clear that the residents of these cities were being judged by God for one major sin and one alone:  the practice of homosexuality.  This is obvious especially in Genesis 19:1-5-

1And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

 2And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

 3And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

 4But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

 5And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

“know”, from the word yada` {yaw-dah’} = “have sexual relations with” courtesy of-

http://www.biblewheel.com/gr/GR_Database.asp?bnum=1&cnum=19&vnum=5&getverse=Go

Also, we read in Genesis 13:13-

But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

Here are other verses which prove what befell those cities, and this is a precursor to what will shortly befall end-times Babylon.  Fire Island, Babylon, New York, is truly a microcosm of Babylon, America.  Remember, the word “sodomite” is derived from the name of the ill-fated Biblical city which famously and tragically thumbed its collective nose at God Almighty.

As to what actually became of Sodom, Gomorrah and the two lesser-known cities?  We find the answer in Genesis 19:24-28-

24Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

 25And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

 26But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

 27And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD:

 28And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

As to what will become of Babylon the Great, also known as end-times Babylon, also known as the United States of America?  We read of the manner of her end in Isaiah 13:19-

And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah

As well as Jeremiah 50:40-

As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.

And Revelation 18:8-

Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

Now, let’s read Genesis 19:28 again-

And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

In comparison with Revelation 18:18-

And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

And Revelation 19:3-

And again they said, Alleluia. And her* smoke rose up for ever and ever.

[*her = the great whore/Babylon . . .]

Sisters and brothers, I am not making this up nor am I exaggerating.  This is God’s Word.  I am simply acting as a watchman and obeying his command to sound the trumpet!  America’s demise is very near, and her end will be by fire.  Mark my words . . . infinitely better yet, mark His Word!

Part VI; The proximity of Babylon to the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor:

It should be clear to the reader that the Statue of Liberty is a powerful and unique symbol of America.  It is internationally recognized as such; that is, not as a symbol of New York City, but of the entire nation known as “The United States of America”.  In this article, I have also attempted to compare the nearby town of Babylon, New York to the entire country of America.  It is clear to me that America is Babylon (Babylon the Great, end-times Babylon); therefore, a study of Babylon town and New York City should offer insights which then reflect upon the entire nation.  It is also common knowledge that the Port of New York (or New York Harbor) is considered the world’s most important.  Finally, the relationship of Fire Island, part of which is within the limits of the town of Babylon, with Babylon town and village, New York Harbor and, indirectly, even the Statue of Liberty has been documented in this article.  The figure below shows these four main locations and their relationships to one another:

Babylon (town and villages)

Fire Island (lighthouse)

Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island

New York Harbor

Part VII; Legendary townsfolk- a man called “Satan” and a “freethought’ atheist woman:

Early on in this study, it came to my attention that there were two residents of Babylon town who stood head and shoulders above the others, in terms of fame, impact on the world, and symbolism.  These are Robert Moses and Thelma (“Butterfly”) McQueen.  One man and one woman.  I will discuss Mr. Moses first.

Robert Moses

Robert Moses was born in New Haven, Connecticut on December 18, 1888.  He was the son of German immigrants, both Jewish, although they were non-practicing Jews and he therefore was not raised in a religious household.  He had by all accounts a fairly normal upbringing, and was a successful student in college, obtaining degrees from Yale and Oxford.  During his long career, he became known as “the master builder”, for his legacy of urban highways and bridges lives on long after his death.  To say that he was a polarizing figure would be a vast understatement.

I read as much as I could on the man and, although it is often difficult through the fog of history to accurately pinpoint the truth of a matter, or the character of a person, I have concluded that Mr. Moses was, basically, an extremely selfish, egotistical man who was also a racist and a classist.  You see, while prayerfully studying his life, the Holy Spirit immediately “clued me in” to a comparison between Mr. Moses and a boss I had many years ago.  This boss, now wildly successful by worldly (especially Babylonian) standards, embodies all of those vile attributes I mentioned above, and more.

Basically, Mr. Moses was a villain, but he was a uniquely American villain.  I will include some quotes from Wikipedia and other sources which, I believe, reveal this man’s satanic nature.  Here is the Wikipedia link-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Moses

Robert Moses changed shorelines, built bridges, tunnels and roadways, and transformed neighborhoods forever. His decisions favoring highways over public transit helped create the modern suburbs of Long Island and influenced a generation of engineers, architects, and urban planners who spread his philosophies across the nation.  Never elected to public office, Moses was responsible for the creation and leadership of numerous public authorities which he could control without having to answer to the general public or to elected officials.

His works remain extremely controversial. His supporters believe he made the city viable for the 21st century by building an infrastructure that most people wanted and that has endured. His critics claim that he preferred automobiles to people, that he displaced hundreds of thousands of residents in New York City, uprooted traditional neighborhoods by building expressways through them, contributed to the ruin of the South Bronx and the amusement parks of Coney Island, caused the departure of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants Major League baseball teams, and precipitated the decline of public transport through disinvestment and neglect.

As the head of many public authorities, Moses’s title as chairman gave his entities the flexibility associated with private enterprise, along with the tax-exempt debt capacity associated with government agencies.

Moses’ image suffered a further blow in 1974 with the publication of The Power Broker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography by Robert A. Caro. Caro’s 1,200-page opus (edited from over 3,000 pages long) largely destroyed the remainder of Moses’s reputation; essayist Phillip Lopate writes that “Moses’s satanic reputation with the public can be traced, in the main, to…Caro’s magnificent biography.”  People had come to see Moses as a bully who disregarded public input, but until the publication of Caro’s book, they had not known that he had allowed his brother Paul to spend much of his life in poverty. Paul Moses, who was interviewed by Caro shortly before his death, claimed Robert had exerted undue influence on their mother to change their will in his favour shortly before her death. Caro notes that Paul was on bad terms with their mother over a long period and she may have changed the will of her own accord. Caro suggested that Robert’s subsequent treatment of Paul may have been legally justifiable but was morally questionable.

Immediately I was struck by his last name, “Moses”.  Of course, Robert Moses was also of Jewish ethnicity, whereas the Bible hero Moses is best known for leading his people out of slavery and eventually into the Promised Land (although Moses wasn’t to make it there himself).  The Hebrews did wander and languish in the wilderness for 40 years, due to their refusal to honor the True God, but their leader was Moses, a shepherd-type figure, obviously a great man of God, very unselfish, and a Prophet.

I am here suggesting that Robert Moses was a “type” of anti-Moses; in other words, all of the positive traits of the real Moses are embodied as negative traits within the life and person of Robert Moses.  I am especially intrigued that the career of Robert Moses was also 40 years long.  That makes the comparison between Robert Moses and Moses that much more fascinating!  My point is that Moses (being a “type” of Christ) led his people to the Promised Land; whereby Robert Moses being the antithesis of both Christ and Moses “led his people” (the American people) on a destructive path.  Both “paths” were forty years long.  The number forty, Biblically, references “a time of trial” (E.W. Bullinger).

Exodus 16:35-

And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.

I find the following information very interesting considering these 40 years, so I’ll go ahead and attach a fairly long quote; the entire article is well written and very entertaining-

http://tcsidewalks.blogspot.com/2007/08/other-city-sidewalks-babylon-ny.html

The only thing I knew about Babylon NY, located about a third out on the South shore of Long Island, was that it had been the home of Robert Moses, scourge of American cities. If you don’t know who Robert Moses is, I urge you to put aside a month, sometime in the near future, and read The Power Broker, Robert Caro’s 1974 Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Moses. It’s a fantastic biography, combining drama and painstaking detail with the rarest of ease, and in it you learn the dangers of concentrated power as Caro tells the saga of Moses’s insane forty-year grip on New York infrastructure,building highways through neighborhoods and displacing hundreds of thousands of people, spearheading ‘the projects’, and singlehandedly yoking U.S. cities to the automobile for what will probably be an eternity. (On the other hand, the bridges he built haven’t fallen down yet.)

So, needless to say, when I got to Babylon NY, the town where Moses parked his subsidized yacht, I was most filled with biblical trepidation… trepidation and a desire to somehow unearth the visible scars of Moses’s mad genius. Would I find a Moses bust? Would it be the land of gated communities? Or hanging gardens? What I found, though, was a pastoral fishing village surrounded by well-manicured, sidewalk-free, and quite expensive real estate.

Despite its lamppost flower planters (hanging gardens?), its inlaid red brick trim, and the delicate arch of its maple trees that lend it a precious authenticity… despite all that, I didn’t’ find an urban spirit in Babylon NY. For one thing, the ‘downtown’ (or village center) is really sparsely populated.

I went on a long walk from the downtown to the Babylon harbor . . . The best I could do was the entirely benchless municipal pier, where I sat on the pavement with a book and stared out at the sea.  Would Moses were here, I’d kick him in the balls.

Well, that was colorful!

Here’s another one-

http://assholes-of-history.blogspot.com/2008/11/robert-moses.html

The author quotes Nicolai Ouroussof in his article “Complex, Contradictory Robert Moses” from the 2/2/2007 edition of the New York Times-

a villainous figure who, through his control of federal slum clearance and highway money, was able to trample tens of thousands of lives, uprooting entire neighborhoods in a quest to impose his megalomaniacal vision: a city of dehumanizing superblocks strangled in ribbons of expressways.

From Wikipedia again, a most important quote-

Moses was also in large part responsible for the United Nations’ decision to headquarter in Manhattan as opposed to Philadelphia.

This is fascinating!  So, we see that in part because of Robert Moses, Babylon the Great (the country) is most associated with New York City and the United Nations, for as we read in Revelation the city “Babylon” is that which the great men of the world both flock to and reside in, none other than New York City!  Revelation 18:23 (in part)-

. . . for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

And Revelation 17:18-

And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

Robert Moses was absolutely a satanic man, and I was not surprised to find that he was indeed a resident of Babylon.

Thelma McQueen-

Sources for this section include-

http://www.answers.com/topic/butterfly-mcqueen and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_McQueen

Thelma McQueen was born on either the 7th or 8th of January in the year 1911.  She was a movie actress best known for her role as “Prissy” in the classic 1939 film “Gone with the Wind”.  The name “Thelma” means “willful”; stubborn, if you will.  She was generally called “Butterfly”, however, which is a name she obtained early in her acting career while living in Babylon, New York.  Her last name, “McQueen” means either “son (or daughter) of the good man” or “daughter of a Queen”.  Here is a famous picture of Butterfly McQueen from her role as “Prissy” in “Gone with the Wind”-

She was originally from Florida, lived awhile in Georgia, and was raised by her mother, as her father apparently abandoned the family when she was but 5 years old.  Her family moved to Babylon, New York, during Thelma’s intermediate school years, and there they worked as servants for a wealthy white family.  Thelma went to school, and while trying to decide on an educational choice, took up and failed chemistry, started nursing school, and then embraced acting.  She became popular in the local drama scene, as far away as New York City, and it was at this time that her nickname “Butterfly” was coined.  Her new handle stuck.  She hit the big time with her role in “Gone with the Wind” and had other successful acting stints, as well, although understandably she did not enjoy being typecast.  Ms. McQueen never married and never bore children.

When I started this research, I knew nothing about Butterfly McQueen, only that her name seemed vaguely familiar, maybe.  I figured that her beliefs were probably typical of young black women back in her time, those born in the South at least, that is I imagined that she was most likely a Christian.  Imagine my shock when a search of images of her uncovered this almost immediately-

I dug a bit deeper and found out that she was an esteemed member of the nation’s most powerful organization for atheists and agnostics, the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) of Madison, Wisconsin, having even received their “Freethought Heroine” award, albeit post-mortem.  Here is their website; if you feel compelled to view this spiritually dangerous material, please do so with discernment-

http://ffrf.org/

With this in mind, let me reveal some quotes which the FFRF have (proudly, I might add) attributed to Ms. McQueen; these based on an October 8, 1989 interview she gave to Gayle White, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution-

As my ancestors are free from slavery, I am free from the slavery of religion.

If we had put the energy on earth and on people that we put on mythology and on Jesus Christ, we wouldn’t have any hunger or homelessness.

Christianity and studying the Bible has sapped our minds so we don’t know anything else.

They say the streets are going to be beautiful in heaven. I’m trying to make the streets beautiful here . . .  When it’s clean and beautiful, I think America is heaven. And some people are hell.

Wow!  She certainly didn’t mince words, but how truly disappointing her views were, and apparently she carried them with her to her death on December 22, 1995.  So, based on the quotes above, she believed that the Bible is “mythology”, reading the Bible makes a person stupid, and to be a Christian is to be a slave.  She was, indeed, a most devoted atheist.  She even willed a good portion of her money to her beloved FFRF.

Butterfly McQueen died in a fire.  Not of smoke inhalation; rather, she burned to death!  Her death was simply horrific, and I will recount the basic details here, in my own words (sources listed above).

Around dinner time that Friday, Ms. McQueen attempted to light a kerosene burner or heater, when it exploded, catching her clothes on fire.  She ran screaming from her house to the carport, engulfed by flames, and suffered second- and third-degree burns over 70% of her body.  Quickly, neighbors and Boy Scouts converged on the scene.  The Boy Scout who was right by her side was named James Pride.  Here is Mr. Pride’s eye-witness account, courtesy of-  http://m.independentmail.com/news/2011/apr/17/butterfly-mcqueen-lives-through-project/

We were working with the food bank to deliver food right before Christmas.  We stopped because of the fire.  She was there (in the carport) crying out for help.  The assistant leader told her to get on the rug, and we all took sides of the rug and we pulled her on the rug out of the flames because the flames were engulfing the carport, too.  She was very burned, but she was saying ‘thank-you’ the whole time.  That’s all she said.  She might have said it close to 50 times.  I was there basically telling her, ‘Jesus loves you.’  And I kept saying that.  We didn’t know who she was.  We had no idea this was somebody of notoriety.  I feel like I’ve had a connection with her since then.  I just feel like she might be praying for me or something, looking out for me.  I think of her sometimes.

Only the blackened floor and roof of her small wooden cottage, a part of her larger stucco house, remained standing.  The fire department arrived on the scene as young Mr. Pride was testifying to the elderly, dying Ms. McQueen about the love of Jesus.  She was still conscious.  She was taken to Augusta Regional Medical Center, where she was soon pronounced dead.  Some sources say that she lived 10 hours after the fire, others suggest that she perished within the hour.  Regardless, we know that she did not live to see the following day, which brought to mind Isaiah 17:14-

And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he* is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.

[*Other translations use “she” or “they”]

Yes, I consider Ms. McQueen to be a “type” of America, a “type” of Babylon.  I believe that her death is prophetic, and through the circumstances of her own demise we can foresee the vivid imagery of America’s own future ruin.

It stands to reason that since “Babylon the Great” and the “Harlot” are essentially one and the same, Butterfly McQueen is undoubtedly also a “type” of America’s goddess, Ishtar, as famously represented by the Statue of Liberty.  Why do I say this?  Well, where do I start with all the connections?!  First, as stated previously “McQueen” means “daughter of a Queen”.

Speaking of America Babylon, God has this to say in Revelation 18:7-

How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

And, in the New American Standard version, this is Isaiah 47:5-7-

5Sit silently, and go into darkness,
O daughter of the Chaldeans,
For you will no longer be called
The queen of kingdoms
.

6“I was angry with My people,
I profaned My heritage
And gave them into your hand.
You did not show mercy to them,
On the aged you made your yoke very heavy.

7“Yet you said, ‘I will be a queen forever.
These things you did not consider
Nor remember the outcome of them.

But, alas, this is instead her fate, Revelation 18:8-

Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

I think the connection here is crystal clear.

Author R.A. Coombes has convincingly demonstrated that the Statue of Liberty depicts the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, known by many other names including “Mother Goddess”.  I have also discussed this at some length in my aforementioned article on this blog (link above).

Dr. Coombes goes on to state, concerning America’s goddess Ishtar, a fallen angel-

Ishtar was never a physical ‘mother’… but rather a ‘madam’ over the priestesses. Ishtar was never married and never had a child…but she was called “mother” of the temple priestesses. Kind of like a “house mother.”

It is also clearly prophetic that Ms. McQueen was an avowed atheist.  Do atheists truly not believe in God?  Many of them actually do believe in a higher being, but choose to proudly ignore Him (which is actually more satanic than atheist, per se).  Isn’t it amazing that the young man who told Ms. McQueen all about the love of Jesus, while she lay dying, was named James Pride?  What is the connection?  To me, it is simply yet profoundly this-

Pride couldn’t save her, only Jesus could.

If she had only accepted Him into her life.  Perhaps she did, while being comforted by the young Boy Scout, perhaps she did ask Jesus into her heart.  I pray so.

Furthermore, Ms. McQueen died within the hour, a “type” of America Babylon’s near-future demise, for which we read, Revelation 18:19-

And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen is best known, internationally in fact, for her role in the epic film “Gone with the Wind”. From-

http://www.answers.com/topic/butterfly-mcqueen#ixzz1TikhxqQx

In a famous scene she accompanies Rhett Butler, Melanie, and the newborn baby on the journey from Atlanta, and cowers on the floor of the wagon, occasionally popping her head up to scream hysterically at the sight of the burning city.

I find it not only striking that “Gone with the Wind” has to do with destruction by fire, but even more shocking that this fire comes from the “north”, by manner of the Union forces.  Here is a quote from Union General William T. Sherman, who ordered the burning of Atlanta-

. . . we rode out of Atlanta by the Decatur road . . . we naturally paused to look back upon the scenes of our past battles . . . behind us lay Atlanta, smouldering and in ruins, the black smoke rising high in air, and hanging like a pall over the ruined city.

This destruction from the north is a true foreshadowing of what will happen to America as a whole on a day in the very near future.  “Gone with the Wind”?  Indeed, for the Lord comes as a “whirlwind out of the North” to judge this country, this end-times Babylon, this America.  As we read in Jeremiah 51:48-

Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon: for the spoilers shall come unto her from the north, saith the LORD.

Tragically, one of America’s most famous, beloved, and successful movies, “Gone with the Wind” is a suitable title for America’s approaching day of destruction, as America is “reaping the whirlwind” of God’s judgment, as we read in Hosea 8:7-

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.

Part VIII; What America can expect soon:

This study represents a portion of the fruits of my pursuing the specific and unique watchman calling which God has placed upon me, which is to use the gifts He has given me to alert the American populace that their (our) nation is Babylon the Great i.e. end-times Babylon.  I do so unashamedly, and with the knowledge that the vast majority of the readers will ignore this call.  These readers will include large numbers of both non-believers and Christians.  Yet, this is all about saving a few souls from the fires of Hell and giving others a “heads up” on the Biblical truth that America is Babylon, so as they might prepare accordingly.  I am simply a man who is obeying God and trusting in Him!

What can America expect?  What will ultimately become of her?  Her complete and utter destruction is fast-approaching.  This judgment will be by fire; perhaps a heavenly fire or, more likely (I believe), a nuclear firestorm.  This event will kill tens of millions of people instantly, hundreds of millions within months, and leave perhaps 10% of the population as survivors.  To understand what is coming, you should read the referenced books by R.A. Coombes, John Price, and A.P. Watchman which are, in order, “America, the Babylon . . .”, “The End of America . . .”, and “Reaping the Whirlwind . . .”.  You could also visit the “wakeupbabylon” blogsite, as its author is currently performing unique and impressive Biblical research on this very topic, including details regarding the fate of the few survivors of this judgment on Babylon.

Most importantly, you must ask God what you are to do personally; in addition, you must fully repent, seek His face, and learn to recognize His voice.

Will there be a Rapture before this earth-shattering event, which I believe kicks off the final 3.5 years?  I do not know; perhaps, God will do as He wills.  However, I am more inclined to believe that there will be a supernatural protection of the True Saints, however not of the deceived members of the Laodicean Church which is prevalent in America, but of His actual followers.  We see a Biblical precedent for protection from the fire in Daniel 3 (the three young men in the furnace), Genesis 19 (Lot’s family during the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah), and Joshua 6 (Rahab’s family during the fall of Jericho).

Remember- Babylon, New York represents New York City.  New York City, in turn, is essentially the capital “Babylon” and represents the heart of the nation Babylon.  The nation Babylon is none other than the United States of America, and she will burn in fire.  The Day of Judgment, of the Lord’s Wrath, is soon, very soon, just mere years away.  For more on the urgency of this matter, and compelling evidence, please eagerly await my next article on this topic which will be entitled:

America’s Destiny Revealed within Her Landscape, Part II . . .

Go with God, sisters and brothers, and please alert your loved ones and your sleeping church to the Truth that America’s demise is “at the door”.

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.  Isaiah 41:10

With Love in Christ,

CARLOS MONTAÑA NABAÉTEUO

©2011 CARLOS MONTAÑA NABAÉTEUO

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Update 28 August, 2011-

I find it most interesting that Hurricane Irene’s (a borderline Hurricane/Tropical Storm during New York landfall) “eye” (which was poorly defined) or, better, “center of circulation”, encompassed both Manhattan on its West and Babylon on its East; yes, that is correct . . . Babylon, being in the upper right quadrant of the “eyewall” should have, theoretically, experienced the highest winds of any New York location.

Great information on the storm here, as it was experienced in Babylon-

http://babylonvillage.patch.com/

So, this storm is an obvious message from God Almighty; there is no way that a storm can travel thousands of miles across the Atlantic and Caribbean and just “happen” to center on both Manhattan and Babylon with pinpoint accuracy.  Indeed not!  Rather, this is a warning!  Repent now, for His judgment is close at hand!  This storm has profoundly and divinely confirmed the contents of this article in their entirety, not to mention this is a confirmation as well of my prophetic calling.  Message- Babylon (and NYC) is America and America is Babylon . . .

Acknowledgments:

First and foremost, I thank our Father in Heaven for revealing His sacred secrets to those who truly seek Him.  Thanks also to the handful of friends I have left; you guys mean so much to me and you are always in my prayers.  To my sis, I pray daily that you will break the cycle of addiction, for with the addiction tragically comes deception.  Thanks to Dr. Richard Coombes for the second most important book I’ve ever read; it changed my life, blessings to you always.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Bullinger, E.W., 1921, “Number in Scripture:  Its Supernatural Design and Spiritual Significance”, 4th Edition, Eyre & Spottiswood Ltd., Publ., London, England, 307p.

Coombes, R.A., 1998, “America the Babylon:  America’s Destiny Foretold within Biblical Prophecy”, Part I, Leathers Publ., Leawood, Kansas, USA, 230p. [Part II is available from the author at www.aoreport.com]

Goodgame, Peter, 2008, “American Babylon, Rise and Fall”- http://www.redmoonrising.com/AmericanBabylon/ABindex.htm

Price, John, 2009, “The End of America:  The Role of Islam in the End Times and Biblical Warnings to Flee America”, Christian House Publ., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 339p.

Watchman, A.P., 2010, “Reaping the Whirlwind:  The Imminent Judgment of Babylon America”, Xulon Press, 366p.

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27 Responses to Babylon, Babylon: an investigation of the prophetic significance & the implications of this New York town positioned at the gateway to America

  1. Jeane says:

    Thank you Carlos for being willing to go forward and reveal the truth that the Lord is revealing to you. Wow – isn’t it interesting that a man named Moses would be so involved in the history of New York. There is a strong Jewish presence all across America that most are unaware of. When you start checking the “linkage” of the most popular names in America you trace many of them – the greatest numbers – back to Jewish names! Makes you wonder what “Moses” could have been had he served the Lord instead of his own selfish ambition. He brought destruction to so many homes and so many people. He will live throughout eternity thinking about “what he could have done.”

    What a lonely life “Butterfly” must have lived. She did not marry and did not have children – and SHE DID NOT HAVE JESUS. She rejected the very one that would have made her life complete and whole.

    Lord I pray with Carlos that you use this article to WAKE UP the masses to what we spiritually see on the horizon – destruction of Babylon, both the city and the country. Holy Spirit – give them visions in the night season of what lies ahead if we (individually and as a nation) don’t totally repent – laying everything we have, everything we are, everything we believe on the altar of the Living God. Like “Moses” we individually and as a nation have been chasing “business” – “money” – “sports” – entertainment – easy living – rather than let You choose our future and our destiny. Lord, please forgive us.

    • Thanks so much, Jeane, and excellent points you have made. About the Jewish contribution to the entire nation of America, absolutely. And, the lives of both Mr. Moses and Ms. McQueen were tragic indeed. Successful by worldly standards only. I keep seeing the scene, in my mind, of Ms. McQueen lying in her carport, badly burned, with the Boy Scout at her side telling her about the love of Jesus. I can’t shake that image.

      Beautiful prayer, Jeane. Amen and Amen.

      Carlos

  2. Alison says:

    Hi Carlos,
    more great research and incredible uncovering of connections that are put there to be uncovered, I believe, by such as you, for us! Knew you were very busy with something so have been covering you in prayer. Be encouraged, brother, you are strong in the Lord and He will keep you strong.

    I awoke with a phrase in my head this morning.” A latter Latter Timeline.” Have prayed about it and know it is for you. With the rapid unfolding of endtime events we can become muddled and overcome. Having just read your final comments on the timing of the Rapture etc, you have said what I see many others say. Everyone has a slightly different picture of final events and how they will unfold, and I am talking here of people who study the Word and pray and ask.
    I believe this is an opportunity to put current events on a grid or timeline, to give us some perspective and begin to answer some of the questions we still have about His return.
    What do you think? Thought I needed to put it out there. Definitely not my area!
    Hope you received my last email.Not sure.
    Blessings!

    • Hi Alison. I appreciate your encouragement and prayers very much. Yes, about the “latter Latter timeline” wow, okay I can definitely see how that applies to me. I am working on a Timeline, and will publish on this as the Lord allows. Now, about the Rapture. Dr. Coombes has a very strong background in Greek, and he says that “Come out of her, my people” is a COMMAND to move up in a heavenly direction (this is my recollection of what he discusses in his books). Therefore, he believes that the Rapture will occur prior to America’s fall. However, Pastor John Price is of the understanding that we are to physical leave America in order to be protected! Obviously, “come out of her my people” must first be considered in a spiritual sense- come out of the world, come out of Babylon spiritually. (Just so there is no confusion, the information for the books of both Dr. Coombes and Mr. Price are found in the Bibliography.). I respect both men tremendously and, frankly, as I stated in the article I am not certain at this point. I think, however, that the proper understanding of “who” Babylon is represents one of the very largest keys to understanding the sequence of end-times events. The fall of Babylon should occur at either the beginning of the 7 years (if the first 3.5 are rather “quiet”) or final 3.5.

      I did receive your e-mail, sister. I am so sorry for not responding sooner. I have spent many hours on this article, and it has been focused time. Now that it’s behind me, you can expect to hear from me soon.

      Blessings, and thanks so much for all of your prayers,

      Carlos

  3. janie says:

    what a sobering, and fascinating article, thank you for your labor of love to the Body.
    I believe that it has been documented that the introduction of the AIDS virus into the gay population in the USA was on Fire Island, during some 4th of July celebration sometime in the late 70’s…I remember hearing this over 20 years ago, when the CDC was more forth right on the origins of disease, but I don’t know how to research for substantiation of that.
    I also couldn’t help wondering if the blog entry in http://wakeupbabylon.blogspot.com/2010/04/clues.html clue #5 might be related to the birthday party of 8/4/2011, MENE MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN: the market crash, the helio- copter crash, the further market crash, and a second (non-fatal) helio-copter crash…the bloggers name is Drew Simmons, is that related to R.A.Coombes?

    • Hi, janie! I very much appreciate your comment. You have a knack for finding profound connections! That is fascinating about the AIDS virus, and I will certainly look into this. Wouldn’t it be tragically ironic if, indeed, there was a connection to both Fire Island and America’s Independence Day?

      The author of “wakeupbabylon” has done some awesome research into Babylon, and the sequence of events; you are correct. For example, he has attempted to track, scripturally, both clues as to the timing of the destructive event on the Day of the Lord, as well as what becomes of the survivors. I believe it is important to read his blog archives plus all three books (Coombes, Price, Watchman) in order to get a big picture. Frankly, I need to read these books again myself! Of course, a study of scipture, starting with Jeremiah 50 and 51, Isaiah 13, 14, and 47, and Revelation 14, 17, 18 is imperative.

      Dr. Richard Coombes’ website is listed in the Bibliography. His Volume I is very difficult to find as a book, but I believe that he may have both Volumes available for purchase as PDFs? (please check link!)

      It is quite amazing that the stock market fall 513 points (512.76) on Obama’s birthday and 635 points (634.76) yesterday. Since I’m interested in numbers, I couldn’t help but notice the double “76”. It probably means nothing, but I find it interesting nonetheless.

      Thanks again for your excellent contribution, janie, and may you be blessed,

      Carlos

  4. Erin Branch says:

    Thank you Carlos for yet another profound article. You have shown yourself time and again to be a gentleman, scholar, scriptorian, and humble disciple of Christ.

    A couple of things struck me with great interest. In regards to Ms. McQueens’ comments of religion as slavery – isn’t it fascinating the contrasting views between the wicked and the righteous on the belief that religion is slavery? Ms. McQueen viewed it with abhorrence – she reveled in being free from God – while the apostle Paul rejoiced to be considered a prisoner of Jesus Christ (see Eph. 3:1; 4:1; Phil. 1:1,9; and 2 Tim. 1:8)!

    In reality we are all slaves to someone or something. As soon as we follow satan and commit sin we become free from God, but become enslaved to satan and harmful addictions such as drugs, alcohol, pornography, pride, hatred, dis-honesty, etc. On the other hand, as soon as we follow God and repent, and are baptized, we become free from satan and sin, but become enslaved to keeping His commandments – for we are “bought with a price.” Throughout my life I have been a prisoner to both parties, and I can testify that I would far rather be a prisoner of Christ than satan. Because when I am a prisoner of satan I have no freedom, I sink deeper and deeper into bondage and despair. While on the other hand, when I choose to be a prisoner of Jesus Christ, I am given more and more freedom and joy. How tragic and foolish to think that we can find freedom and joy in not following God! When we harbor such delusions we deceive only ourselves!

    The other thought comes from your Acknowledgments, in reference to your statement of having only a handful of friends left. When it seems that you are all alone and no-one stands by you, please remember: “Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them” (2 Kings 6:16)

    Once again, thank you and may God continue to bless you in the work you do!

    • Thanks so much, brother Erin, for your kind words.

      That was a beautiful comparison of slavery versus freedom! Amen! Yes, indeed, Erin, I can totally relate to being a slave to sin, for that was how I used to “live” at one time (not truly living!). Now, to be a follower of Christ is to be truly free, yet rejoice in our bondage! To be truly alive! Amen!

      Thanks, brother. Yes, indeed, the few friends I do have are a tremendous blessing, and I adore each and every one of them. For, they are truly sisters and brothers in Christ. I pray that they will forgive my slowness lately in responding to e-mails!

      Blessings, brother, and I’ll be in touch soon.

      Carlos

  5. jeff says:

    Carlos,
    Thank you for taking the time to uncover all these things. I find it interesting in the time line of Robert Caro’s book in 1974 was the same year of the tragedy of the Defeo family. For some time I have been suspect of what is behind the medical industry and the transfer of wealth that has been accomplished because of it, along with the obvious results of legal and illegal drugs. The primary problem with all of that it fails to recognize the sovereign ability to heal by God himself and Gods people failing to recognize their own sin’s as often being the cause of their infirmities. There is another distinction about Long Island is that somewhere on it there was a German scientist that was working on developing biological agents and had developed a virus that was very difficult to cure and it left Long Island in Ticks that had become embedded in deer that swam to Lyme Conn. And it has spread since then to quite an area. I read this a couple of years ago in The Yankee Magazine.
    And as for December 11, 2010 it seems that there some things of significance that occurred near that time, like the fires at Mt. Carmel in Israel. From the first to the fifth.
    I am with you on the idea that America is modern Babylon. And as for the thing to be doing is the bigger thing. I am finding that the enemy has successfully infiltrated the “church”. That is very evident to me The call to come out of her my people is one that would call Gods people out from under the influence and or authority of any system or organization that fails to uphold the Word of God as it was written and intended. There are many things that are sitting over the “church” in the way of symbols, images, traditions, leadership that have secret affiliations with organizations such as the Freemasons, Jesuit priesthood and other fraternal “orders”. All of these things are under the authority of the Prince and power of the air.

    I renounce any affiliation or any co-operation that I may have had in the past with any thing that has been evident or not that is not based upon the truth of Gods Word or of Christ, and ask the Father in heaven to show me what I need to see on a day by day basis the things that I need to give up and the things I need to do. And that he would light my path with his Holy Spirit that I might not fall into the trap that is being set for those who do not watch with diligence.
    I am with Jeane, Lord please forgive us.

    • Excellent points, Jeff, thanks so much! Yes, you said it, the “drug” problem boils down mainly to a spiritual problem, people seeking the wrong kind of “healing” and, as you mentioned, sin being the spiritual basis of many illnesses as well.

      Your comment about Lyme disease is intriguing. I have relatives in Minnesota who have suffered greatly from this illness, which is typically spread by deer ticks as you mentioned. These Lyme-bearing ticks just keep moving further west. I find it fascinating that this all started on Long Island, based on what you have uncovered. Really amazing.

      Indeed, Jeff, coming out of Babylon spiritually . . . generally that would include leaving behind “church” (denominational) traditions if they conflict with the Word of God, at least it does to me. Furthermore, there is something deeper and more difficult to describe, but it just involves seeing the world entirely different then we used to. Sure, when we are born again, this happens as well, but it seems to reach a different level as we “come out” and are able to discern the spiritual battles around us and to see things as idols which we may have once considered harmless or even beneficial.

      About the connection of the 1974 dates? Great catch on that, Jeff. As to when America started her fall? Well before 1974, but by that year the moral decline should have been obvious to anyone with spiritual eyes and ears.

      Thanks again for your wonderful contribution.

      Blessings,

      Carlos

  6. cindybythesea says:

    Great work Carlos! This may be your best and most important work to date. I’m just astounded at all you have uncovered, there is obviously so much more out there than meets the eye if people were just willing to look. I was especially touched by the mercy God showed Butterfly McQueen by sending a Christian to her aid in the final moments of her life. Makes me wonder, if when America burns, who the “James Pride” will be who stands at her side? I think the typology lends itself to the possiblity that someone will still be here to offer her comfort and hope in her last hours. Something to think about …… God bless you brother, thank you so much for blessing us all with your very fine work! Cindy

    • Thanks so much for your kind words, Cindy! Yes, God is gracious isn’t He? Indeed, as I mentioned in another reply, I keep seeing that situation in my mind, the young Boy Scout telling the dying Ms. McQueen all about the love of Jesus. I find it positive and hopeful that Ms. McQueen kept saying “thank-you, thank-you” over and over again. It is so important that we all “get the word out” to Americans, for this day is fast approaching, and each individual must turn to Jesus Christ and repent, hopefully not waiting until the fires are already upon the nation. If the people could only see that the bad times this nation is experiencing now represent judgments, then they would be aware that indeed God is in control and that repentance is absolutely essential. Sadly, most Americans do not accept that these events are judgments, however, so we must continue to sound the alarm! Yes, Cindy, what you said about “the James Pride” does give us all something to think about, and I will certainly pray over this matter. As I’ve mentioned in other posts, America has been blessed abundantly by God, from sea to shining sea. Thank-you again, sister, and blessings to you,

      Carlos

  7. jeff says:

    My reference to the date in 1974 was that it came up for me that it may be that the Defeo tragedy may have been a response from the spiritual realm to being exposed by Caro or it was a time when more was being released into the world in the way of darkness as a as a result of spiritual depravity.

    • Thanks for this, Jeff. This is quite possible; I was also considering the situation along these lines, and thought I’d check to see specifically when the Caro book was published, but to no avail. It does seem to me that, overall, the time around 1974 was one of spiritual darkness and definitely “change”. I was just entering my teen years and I do remember those days quite vividly. I don’t doubt at all that it was a time of darkness “release”; excellent point you have made, brother.

      Blessings,

      Carlos

  8. jeff says:

    Carlos,
    I looked for the date that the book was released as well and couldn’t find one however odds are good that it may have released before in that the Defeo tragedy took place on the thirteenth of the eleventh month.
    After going over the account of Robert Moses’s “accomplishments” especially around the accommodation’s made for the automobile, I’m very convinced that the enemies plan for America is one that created a dependency on oil. The resulting innovation’s have created an “independence” never seen before in human history and there is a link from oil to Pharmekia in that a lot of “medicines” contain petroleum. I believe that this may have something to do with the “mark of the Beast”.
    From the time of the deep water Horizon “accident” until the present there have been many things “released” into the world from the inner parts of the earth. Just like the effects that certain medications have on people what about these elements and compounds that have been released what they could be doing to those outside of Gods protective plan? I believe that we could be witnessing what the enemy intends to do, wreak havoc and destroy Gods created image.
    There are many things in what you have written about that will take sometime in uncovering. The big question is, what is in this that is a clue to Gods people in what they are to be doing besides the obvious? I have started pulling away from a lot of things and one of them is seeking to change my dependency from needing the world and it’s system, to being more dependent on Christ. “The American Dream” of financial “Independence” has turned into a hellish nightmare that leaves people willing to do anything for it.

    • Hi Jeff;

      Yes, almost certainly the book would have been released prior to the horrific murders, so what you have said previously really fits.

      You have made some excellent connections to oil, and America’s dependence. I have to say that I totally agree with you; that must have been a part of the enemy’s plan alright.

      What you are personally doing, Jeff, is a great example of what believers should be doing, that is, pulling away from dependence on things of the world and relying on our Savior, Jesus Christ. Now, in terms of more specifically what we are to do at this time? I pray over this question daily, and I am led to write an article on this very topic.

      You are correct, the American dream is history. The American empire is falling, rapidly. We see “Babylon is fallen, is fallen” in both Isaiah 21:9 and Revelation (14:8 and 18:2). These verses have multiple layers of meaning, really amazing. But, the main meaning is, I believe, that there is a spiritual fall followed by a complete physical fall (judgment).

      Thanks for sharing these great connections you have made.

      Blessings,

      Carlos

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  12. June says:

    Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea
    shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and
    said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.”
    She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside
    and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I
    know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  13. d says:

    the events of 9/11 are described in detail in Revelations 17 and 18. The ships lined off the coast of Babylon and what did they see? Smoke. The merchants mourned their losses. What was traded at the World Trade Center and Wall St. and Gold Reserve. Two towers came down within 1 hour. The seven mountains are the 7 buildings of the World Trade Center. How would an ancient prophet describe the skyline of 7 huge buildings? Wouldn’t he call them mountains? Study those chapters. It even mentions that there was a plot/planning that took place. And where? Babylon. All off the coast of Babylon.

    • Hi d;

      Thanks for sharing this information. It is amazing indeed what transpired, prophetically, that day near Babylon. I would suggest that these events, while accurate, are a prophetic foreshadowing of a much larger coming event. You are correct that John would likely see the tower peaks as “mountains”; in the grander prophecy, however, we see that America the Babylon sits on seven continents (mountains). The National Park Service’s own website refers to the seven rays of the Statue of Liberty’s crown as pointing to seven continents.

      Speaking of John, amazing too is that he saw the colors of red, white, and blue-

      http://nabiy4america.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/the-colors-worn-and-adorned-by-the-harlot-of-revelation/

      Thanks so much for your contribution to this topic. While researching for this article, I found the connections to be fascinating yet disturbing.

      Blessings,

      Carlos

      P.S.: Even the two main towers “fallen, fallen” point to a future day of double judgment upon the nation as a whole . . . the powers that be would like Americans to think that the prophecies involving the USA are fulfilled, but this is far from accurate . . .

  14. Jody Sanchez says:

    I very much appreciate your exhortation to repent, seek God’s face, ask His direction, and learn to discern His voice. I would like to ask if you or any individual or group that you know of is feeling led to physicaly leave Babylon, and if so, how to do it. Lot had to leave Sodom and Rachel had to leave her house. It doesn’t seem far-fetched to me that we should be leaving America, and many have already done so. Some propose that God will specifically provide a way to flee when the time comes. I am feeling that I should do my best to leave now, rather than await some uncertain future instruction. I hear God’s voice regarding spiritual revelation better than in making day-to-day decisions, and would really appreciate knowing if there are others out there who are feeling led to physically leave this country.

    • Hi Jody;

      So nice of you to take the time to comment! Thank-you, too, for the encouragement. I’m so glad you came across this rather old article which the Lord led me to write a couple of years ago, and I hope you will read some of the more recent posts as well.

      What is the True Church in Babylon America to do? That is an excellent question, and one which I pray over daily. First, I encourage every member of the True Church to completely come out of Babylon spiritually. I have, it seems that you have, and many others have . . . in fact, the “True Church” can be defined quite tidily by this very point, whether or not one has come out spiritually. Step two is to take one’s personal situation to the Lord in prayer. I am in touch with many saints from around the nation: God has told some to physically re-locate and others to stay (for now). Here’s what we know- there will be an exodus out of America in the near-future. This may at first involve True Church members who have heeded the Lord’s call, and may be after an attack by “the fanners” and the time of “ruler against ruler”. Then, the small percentage of survivors after the attack on the Day of the Lord will also need to flee due to nuclear contamination, destroyed infrastructure, no electricity or running water, little food, fires raging out of control, remaining hospitals overwhelmed. A very tragic picture. You bring up an excellent Biblical analogy in the Sodom case. This would be a warning by angels, and is actually the basis of an article which I am currently working on as time allows. Another analogy would be the “marking” of the True Church by angels for protection (as in the Book of Ezekiel). It will not be a rapture, for America falls at the second trumpet and we will not meet the Lord in the air until the seventh trumpet which is just before He pours out the bowls of wrath sometime within the last month to two and one half months of the existence of this world.

      Please check my rather recent article below in which I discuss what we can expect in the next one to three years-

      http://nabiy4america.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/3545/

      One person who is shouting loudly that we need to physically leave America is John Price, author of “The End of America”; here is his website-

      http://endofamericabook.com/

      Mr. Price makes a strong case, and his book is recommended reading (along with works by Coombes, Watchman, Simmons, Johnson, and Steinle).

      Jody, you are doing the right thing in listening to God’s voice. There will be different paths into the Wilderness and eventually to the Promised Land. Please keep us updated as to how He is leading you!

      Thanks again for your comment and question, and may the Lord our God guide your every step.

      Abundant Blessings,

      Carlos

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  16. Megan says:

    Thank you Mr. Carlos for your prophetic words. I have always felt that America was end times Babylon although many Christians seem to be blind to end times prophecy. I pray that as we near the end, more is revealed.

    • Thank-you, Megan, for your encouraging comment! Well, obviously the Holy Spirit has spoken to you about America as Babylon, and I would encourage you to boldly point Christians to Isaiah 13, 14, 21, 47, and 48; Jeremiah 50 and 51, and Revelation 14, 17 and 18. Truly, more is being revealed now that we are in the final days. I believe this is one of the most important, and best, articles I’ve written for although it doesn’t contain “proofs” per se, it reveals America to be Babylon by her pervasive spirit and some rather stunning connections.

      Many blessings to you,

      Carlos

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