Babylon: The Mother of Abominable Religion


The book of Genesis gives us the origin of Babylon and the book of Revelation describes the destruction of Babylon. In between these two monumental accounts, the Bible has much to say about the false religion that is associated with this city.

An important text that summarizes this study is found in Revelation 17:5,

“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” (Revelation 17:5).