In the Old Testament, Babylon gets savage condemnation from God.  Babylon was not all bad. Cyrus was a good man. So how do we explain it being made a byword for demonic evil?  The answer is that evil is crafty and hides its true self. 

The Bible warns about a religion based Empire called Babylon. The whore of Babylon features in the last book of the Bible, Revelation.

The Book of Revelation speaks of the Great Whore, a religion of outward appearances that carries a chalice and wears the Catholic colours of red and purple who sits on the seven hills of Rome and fools the world. She boasts she is not a widow meaning she claims to be the bride of Christ.

Some Christians believe that Roman Catholicism is Satan's prize counterfeit. They think it is a trick to make people think they are made holy by God when in fact they are not so that they will be eternally damned if they die without leaving the Church.  The Bible speaks of Roman Catholicism as the whore and virtually calls it antichrist.

The Catholics prefer to hold that it is Jerusalem that is the whore. The whore is all over the earth meaning that if the Catholics are right, all Jews are part of the whore. But the Jews were no better or worse than any other race. Today most Catholics fail the standards of their own religion. Back then most Jews would have tried to be faithful to their religion. Either way, you cannot cite the seeming decency of most Jews or most Catholics as evidence that they are not part of the whore.
Judaism does not claim that sin deserves everlasting torment and that religious crimes are the worst sins. Catholicism does. Thus if you believe in it you make yourself a huge sinner when you transgress. It would be easy to be part of the whore.
The objection that the Roman Church is a Christian Church or at least is Christian enough not to be the whore fails because the Church has no evidence from scripture that scripture is to be interpreted in the light of Roman Catholic tradition so the Church puts herself above the divine authority of the scriptures meaning it is not Christian for to be Christian you have to accept the divine authority properly. A wife who thinks she is being a wife when she cheats on her husband with her lover is not being a wife at all for she has broken the authority her husband received over her on her wedding day. In the same way Roman Catholicism is not a Christian communion.
The Samaritans were a schismatic branch of Judaism and were very similar in doctrine and practice to their mother faith Judaism. Jesus Christ told a Samaritan woman that the Samaritans worship what they do not know while the Jews do know so that the Samaritans were not real worshippers of God despite all the praying and rites they did (John 4:22,23). Jesus was doctrinally rigid.
There is nothing in the prophecies in Revelation that conflicts with the nature and deeds of the Roman Church so it has to be her that is meant. A rational God would not give a prediction that confuses (1 Corinthians 14:33). Let those Christian books that say that the Church of Rome is the number one suspect stop saying it for it is the only suspect. Catholicism must be the harlot when God wants us to think that she is.
Some object that the whore rules over the kings of the earth and there are no kings now. But kings just stand for rulers or presidents. In many parts of the world there were tribal chiefs and not kings so the term king described them too for they were kings in a way.
Catholicism, the Bible tells us, is the harlot and the mother of all harlots – fellowships that prefer her to God. So she has other harlots who are her daughters but she is the worst. She was the first harlot so she is an old Church not a new one. That is why those who hope Revelation predicts the coming of a false Church that is not here yet are wrong. We must remember that Revelation calls the whore a harlot. That word would be a more accurate translation than whore. Harlot means religious prostitute or a temple prostitute. The whore is undoubtedly a religion. Harlot would be a suitable symbol for a Christian Church that apostatised or abandoned the faith than for the paganism of Rome which was not marked by any unusual sexual profligacy.
Revelation speaks of one whore not many for the whore is distinguished from her harlot daughters (17:5). The harlots are not the prostitutes we see on the street. Since the whore is an organisation it follows that her daughters are organisations too. Many of the Protestant Churches are getting closer to Catholic theology and becoming her daughters. This is why the Ecumenical Movement is seen to be a major means of the whore fooling the world.
Paul taught that our sins were transferred to Christ's account enabling us to be made as if we never sinned before God and each other. One reason for this was to deliver people from the burden of keeping the Law to get right with God and saved and from the tendency to self-righteousness this burden caused. This idea seeks to avoid the hypocrisy of love the sinner and hate the sin. Catholicism says that no transfer takes place but orders us to love the sinner but to detest and hate the sin. This is really hating the sinner. The sin is not an entity, the person is the entity. Roman Catholicism is based on a hypocritical lie and on the pretence that hating the sinful character of a person is not hating the person. It is pretending that your personal feelings about being sin or hurt by a person are not for the person. This lie is so basic and important that it proves that all Rome's virtues are fake and its God is a liar.
The whore uses beautiful things and she looks beautiful and has the best purple and scarlet clothing. A whore charms people to seduce them and make them think it is good to be with her. It is foolish then for Christians to argue that Catholicism is not the whore for it seems so nice and Christian for the Bible plainly indicates that looking nice and caring can be a deception for Satan and his ministers make sure they look kindly and attract people with Satan preferring to appear not as a demon but as an angel of God. The whore has to fool the world so she has to turn a sweet face to the world but behind everybody’s back when she is sure she has covered her tracks she shows her true colours. The evil of the pope and the bishops who have covered up years of child sex abuse carried out by priests, nuns and monks in a scheme to discourage the victims from speaking out so that the abuse could continue and it would be too long to try and get compensation out of the Church is just something like the evil system pictured as the whore in Revelation would do. Pagan Rome was hated and did anything but charm the world with its pastime of crucifixion and suppression so the whore is some organisation based in Rome that came after pagan Rome.

If the Roman Church is not the whore, it does not mean it's priesthood and hierarchy could be what is meant by the whore.
If Catholicism in general is not a cult, the priesthood certainly is. When men believe the same things and seem brainwashed and extreme they are cult victims and perpetrators of cultism.
Any religion acting the same as the priesthood is presumed to be a cult so it is only fair to see the priesthood as a cult.
You may think that the evidence on this page fits the priesthood better than the general Church.
The priesthood is considered by many to be the Church. It could be the full manifestation of the whore. It could be her in her true form.
Catholicism teaches that not all Catholics are connected the same to the Church. It depends on your level of faith and obedience. So the Catholic Church could be the whore without an individual Catholic being any meaningful part of the whore. 

It does not matter how Christian a religion seems to be if it is not Christian in substance. Catholicism is not real Christianity.


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