A large percentage of Revelation refers to this apostate Church that very significantly changed the law of God and this is even evident from the description and colours seen in Revelation 17 in regards to Mystery Babylon. Here we see a WOMAN that symbolically represents a Church described as the GREAT WHORE, which is an apostate Church drunk on the blood of the saints.
This is absolutely and unquestionably the Papal Church and we previously saw why God calls HER mystery Babylon. The blood of the saints and the martyrs of Jesus described in verse 6 are the 70,000,000 to 100,000,000 Christians they tortured and murdered falsely as heretics during the dark ages.
Revelation 17:1-6 “…Come hither; I will show unto you the judgment of the GREAT WHORE that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed FORNICATION, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a WOMAN sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, the MOTHER OF HARLOTS and abominations of the earth. 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.”
MORE ON THE CHANGE TO GOD’S LAW BY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
This woman [Church] is riding (in control of) a scarlet coloured [sinful] beast [kingdom]. In other words this is the Catholic Church in control of a sinful kingdom being the Vatican.
Why is she called sinful? Well for one reason because she changed the Ten Commandment law of God. The colours she is wearing are of course the same colours that the Priests of the Roman Catholic Church wear since they are one and the same. But did you notice that the colour blue is missing that the Levite Priests wore and that the colour blue represents the Ten Commandment law of God?
Numbers 15:38-39 “Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue: And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that you may look upon it, and remember all the Commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that you seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to go a whoring:”
Exodus 28:3-6 “And you shall speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen. And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cunning work.”
The theme remains the same all throughout the Bible. This apostate Church changed the law of God and more specifically and most significantly the fourth Commandment. We need to grasp this fact because it is so extremely relevant in regards to the mark of the beast and in that they say their Mark was their power to change the fourth Commandment of God. We have also seen in Daniel 7:25 that they would think to change the laws of God. They think they have changed God’s laws but to God they remain unchanged.
Daniel 7:25 “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”
Again we see mention of the tragic persecution of the saints as heretics during the dark ages but the most important issue in the entire Word of God still remains sin, which is breaking God’s law (1 John 3:4). It is so critically important that we do fully comprehend that the Catholic Church that adopted so much of this mysterious Babylonian religion did change the Ten Commandments.
This is what we find is truly important to God from Genesis to Revelation. God cannot tolerate sin yet alone an apostate Church that changed His law and had most of the Protestant world follow her. This is why it is going to come to a climactic ending and this Church is going to receive the full wrath of God. Note that God has many faithful people in this Church as well as the Churches that came from her and this is why there is a final call for those that are God’s children to come out of her in verse four so that they do not partake of her sins and plagues.
THE CALL TO COME OUT OF BABYLON (CATHOLIC CHURCH)
Once again you see the emphasis on the “blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.” Many of these died for keeping the Seventh Day Sabbath. If you did not agree with the Catholic Church and chose not to follow them or their false doctrine, the result was torture and death.
Revelation 18:1-24 “…I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her… 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities… 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.”