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The Soon Coming Judgment Of God Upon America and How To Escape It                 215
What we can see from the different translations and the Strong’s Lexicon is that the
nation of Babylon has turned from the true God of heaven and has worshiped false God’s. False
gods can be literal false gods or they can be money, sex, self or whatever draws us away from
the true God of heaven. Babylon has also engaged in passionate immorality and any nation that
has been involved with Babylon has or will suffer or fall as a result of their involvement with
her. The wrath (fierceness or anger) that the nations experience could be a direct or indirect
result of Babylon’s passionate immorality (fornication). It is very likely that it is a combination
of both of these.
By using the Strong’s definitions and the above translations we can come up with the
following paraphrase:
For, as a result of Babylon’s inflaming wine that drives her mad, all nations shall suffer
and fall; this is the result of her fierceness and anger; this wine that drives her mad is her
passionate immorality; and the kings of the earth have indulged in passionate immorality with
The wrath and/or fall that these nations suffer directly or indirectly as a result of their
involvement with Babylon is likely a combination of anger that Babylon directs at these nations
and as an indirect result of Babylon’s inability to make good decisions (just as a drunk has an
inability to make good decisions). Babylon has turned her back on God and the only source of
true wisdom.
Without the wisdom of God, Babylon continually makes bad decisions and these
decisions affect the nations of the world. This point is expressed well by Alexander Solzhenitsyn,
a Russian dissident:
To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he is doing is
good …. Ideology – that is what gives devildoing its long-sought justification and
gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination. That is the social
theory which helps to make his acts seem good instead of bad in his own and
others’ eyes, so that he won’t hear reproaches and curses but will receive praise
and honors.
As Alexander stated, these evildoers often think they are doing right but because they
lack the wisdom of God, their plans are actually evil. Babylon doesn’t just lack wisdom; she
lacks control, just as an alcoholic does. An alcoholic parent can abuse their child or bring their
wrath on his/her children in several different ways: Directly through physical or emotional
abuse; or indirectly through neglect, bad example, and/or through poor decision making that is
the result of his/her sinful behavior, corrupted judgment and lack of wisdom. In the same way the
wrath of Babylon can come upon nations either directly or indirectly. In the next section we will
look at how the wrath of America has been poured out on the nations.
In this section we will look at how America’s leaders are making poor decisions because
of the inflaming wine of immorality that has driven them mad; how America leading the kings of
the earth to indulge in passionate immorality with her; and how the nations will suffer and fall as
a result of their indulgence in America’s passionate immorality.
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