THE WHORE OF BABYLON TIME

Luke 19:41
+ And when He was come near, He beheld the city, and wept over it, saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! But now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. And He went into the Temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; Saying unto them, It is written, My House is the house of prayer: But ye have made it a den of thieves. And He taught daily in the Temple.
We Orthodox Christians are well aware that our times are no normal times. This past hundred years has been just about the most turbulent in the whole history of mankind with two horrendous world wars, multiple millions of people killed in Russia, Germany and Asia as well as virtually every other country, by their own governments as well as by enemies. And now, what have we? Have we peace? With major armed campaigns and wars every decade of the past sixty years.
To this year of Our Lord, what now? Are we not right now sinking into precisely the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science that Winston Churchill feared? Christians are being killed literally daily throughout the moslem middle east. Nearly fifty million abortions are performed worldwide every year (50,000,000) Stalin achieved that figure in his whole career – we achieve it every year. Assisted suicide is permitted in many countries. Paedophilia is revealed as a worldwide phenomenon, homosexual marriage is lawful in many first world countries and being pressed upon countries reluctant to have it. Active homosexual clergy are now permitted in many so-called Christian churches. Homosexuality is openly proclaimed and admired throughout the population. Corruption is almost daily revealed in all levels of government.
As one Orthodox Metropolitan Archbishop said to me just the other day “we are indeed into Whore of Babylon time”. The Whore (idolatress) is from the Book of the Revelation “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.” That “fornication” is the universal infidelity to Christ. We are now freed from The Church, we no longer even pay lip service to the moral guidance of Christianity, newspapers, governments, the media daily deride and laugh at the morality and beliefs of the Christians, the idolatries of the world have taken over openly not only the non-believers, but also many of those who profess to believe. Those who try to hold to the standards are openly persecuted in the courts – courts which within living memory upheld Christian values.
The Book of Revelation is no longer something we read, it is now something we are living.
The world around us is truly “drunk with the wine of this fornication” – this freedom from virtually all moral restraint.
And we, we genuine Orthodox Believers – what are we doing? We are stupified, we sit entranced, watching the world spiral into its spiritual oblivion, we are like rabbits mesmerised by a snake. We do nothing.
What can we do then? Isolated, we can do little. Even together could we re-Christianise the world? I don’t know.
Given a great prophetic leader, we might have some success, but the predictions given us must come true. We can and should try, we should fight to the end to bring as many as we can to a true belief. But we must also guard fanatically our own family and friends. This is no time for laxity or assuming the good. Evil – palpable evil of enormous proportions surrounds us. The best evidence of that is people who discount any call to vigilance, for such do the work of the Whore.
And in The Church are we safe? By no means, for the Whore’s men are already amongst us. So we need to carefully guard our own souls first. I see no point in looking at others to decide who is whom for we cannot guess. We will know our fellow true followers of Christ, and it is with them that we should gather together. Where there is corruption, we should veer away immediately – whatever kind of corruption – financial, sexual, laxity, complacency – it is where we should take ourselves away.
Eventually only a small, scattered remnant will be left. When that time will come, I cannot tell and neither can anyone else. Do not believe those who give you times. How long this period of Whoredom and Tribulation lasts we have not the slightest idea. All we know is that we are warned.
Make no mistake: The Whore of Babylon will be enormously attractive, and many will be drawn in.
Well may Christ weep over Jerusalem, and the whole world. We have not known the time of our visitation when Christ ruled through His Body here on earth. Now the consequences of our laxity and complacency are upon us.

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