I believe as you concerning America being Mystery Babylon and have for years. But as for God destroying her by Comets as RA Coombes believed, I understand that the 10 horns who "hate the whore" and will eat her flesh and burn her with fire are 10 Islamic nations who have power with the "beast for one hour" Rev. 17:16. Also Revelation 9:14 states that the angels bound in the Euphrates are loosed which were prepared for AN HOUR, and a day and a month and a year to slay the third part of men. Where are the Islamic nations? In the area around the Euphrates...
Reply from Watchman Bob
Cathy, your commentary is appreciated, but do you have any other support (scientific, historical or Scriptural) for your interpretation other than Revelation 17:16 and the location of the Islamic nations being in the area of the Euphrates River? As RA Coombes has pointed out in America the Babylon, Revelation 17:16 is mistranslated in virtually all versions of the Bible. The verb translated "destroy" is in the passive voice and applies to the action of the fire, not the ten kings. Also, the preposition translated "with" can be translated "by." In other words, the ten kings hate the whore, but she is destroyed "by fire," not by the ten kings. Verse 17 makes it clear that it is ultimately the will of the Lord to destroy Babylon, not the ten kings. Apparently, getting Babylon out of the way is necessary before the ten kings can give their kingdom to the Antimessiah.
There is an abundance of scientific and Scriptural evidence that the Lord has used comets or comet fragments in the past to execute His judgments (as in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, to which the destruction of modern Babylon is compared in Scripture - Jeremiah 49:18; 50:40), which is clearly explained in scientist Jeffrey Goodman's book The Comets of God.
Plus, you have a big problem explaining how ten Muslim nations are going overcome America's great military might to totally annihilate America Babylon in one hour or in any length of time (or dry up the Euphrates River). As Goodman explains, hundreds or even thousands of nuclear bombs exploding in the U.S.A. or in the Euphrates River would not do that. But a large comet exploding in the atmosphere above the U.S.A. could quickly annihilate "by fire" all life in her or four comet fragments impacting the Euphrates could dry it up.
But, again, I'm thankful for your submission. It is at least food for thought and discussion. And if you have any more Scriptural or other evidence to support your theory, I would be glad to consider posting it here.
On the other hand, I think you are on the right track in believing that there will be a massive attack on America, from within, by Muslims, which will precede her annihilation by fire. That seems to be clearly indicated by Bible prophecy, as I have suggested on this "Who is Modern Babylon?" page. For more details about how and when that might happen, please read the quasi-fictional "The Final Seven Years" scenario.
Yours in the love of the Truth,
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Common English translations of Hebrew and Messianic terms used in this commentary:
Yehovah - the LORD or GOD
Yah - I Am (the short form of Yehovah)
Elohim - God
El - God (the short form of Elohim)
Adonai - my Lord or Master
Yeshua - Jesus
Followers of Yeshua -
Messiah - Christ
Assembly of Followers of
Yeshua - the Church
Antimessiah - Antichrist
BBM - Before the Birth of
the Messiah (rather than
BC or BCE)
ABM - After the Birth of the Messiah (rather than AD
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