Babylon the Great
Mother of Prostitutes

In Revelation 17, the picture of the woman on the beast with seven heads and ten horns. Her name is often called Mystery Babylon the Great. What it says is that the name is a mystery; her name is “Babylon the Great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.” She is called not only mystery Babylon” but other names as well in Revelations. The Great Harlot, the Woman, and the Mother of Harlots, while descriptive, are not names. In Rev. 14 and 16, she is just called Babylon the Great. The names harlot, prostitute, or whore are more than sexual, but the concept that everything, including those things most precious, are for sale. Money is god and is to be worshipped. The waters that are mentioned are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. She rides the beasts with heads and horns. The last description of the woman is the great city. She is drunk with the blood of the saints and martyrs of Jesus. She is dressed in purple and scarlet. The Catholics and Anglicans use these colours in their robes, and nearly all cults use these colours. When there was a rebellion within the Catholic Church in the 15th and 16th centuries, a pope in one day killed more saints than the Romans did over the centuries. The prostitution of the church is the saddest of all the wickedness that the mother of prostitutes has inflicted upon us. The beast and the ten horns hate the prostitute. The prostitute will sell everything for money. The highest bidder wins, whereas the beast and the ten seek power, and that is often in conflict with money. She rides the beast and carries the horns where she wants to go.