Yahuah said directly or inferred to His people to “Come out from among them”.
Now who was it that He was telling them to come out from, and why?
Let us look at a few instances of this.
Revelation 18:4,5 And I heard another voice from heaven saying “Come out of her My people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues, because her sins have piled up to reach heaven, and Elohim has remembered her iniquities”.
Yahuah is telling them here to come out of Babylon.
Rev 18:2,3 The messenger cried with a mighty voice saying, “Babel the Great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, and a haunt for every unclean and hated bird, because all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her whoring, and the sovereigns have committed whoring with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the power of her riotous living”.
Here again he is advising them to come out of Babylon and also gives the reasons why.
All right then, why is Babylon so evil? What does Yahuah say about it?
The Mother of harlots -
Then in the following scriptures Shaul advises the believers to be obedient to Yahuah’s commandments, and not to become unevenly yoked .
2 Corinthians 6:14,15 Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? And what fellowship has light with darkness? And what agreement has Messiah with Beliya’al? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever?
16 And what union has the Dwelling Place of Elohim with idols? For you are a Dwelling Place of the living Elohim, as Elohim has said, “I shall dwell in them and walk among them, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people”.
17 Therefore, “come out from among them and be separate”, says Yahuah, “and do not touch what is unclean, and I shall receive you.
18 And I shall be a father to you and you shall be sons and daughters to me” says Yahuah the Almighty.
The following scripture tells us “if only you had listened . . . . . . . . .”
Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 48:18,19 “If only you had listened to My commands! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea. And your seed would have been like the sand, and the offspring of your inward parts like the grains of sand. His name would not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me”.
20 “Come out of Babel! Flee from the Chaldeans! Declare this with a voice of singing, proclaim it, send it out to the end of the earth! Say, Yahuah has redeemed his servant Yaacob!
Yahuah’s promise to those who do listen to His commands
Shaul spells it out for us . . . . . . . . .
2 Thessalonians 2:3,4 Let no one deceive you in any way, because the falling away is to come first, and the man of lawlessness is to be revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called Elohim or that is worshipped, so that he sits as Elohim in the Dwelling Place of Elohim, showing himself that he is Elohim.
11, 12 And for this reason Elohim sends them a working of delusion for them to believe the falsehood, in order that all should be judged who did not believe the truth, but have delighted in unrighteousness.
Finally, we need to identify what is mystery Babylon? And who is the son of perdition?
Mystery Babylon has melded the pagan practices of sun god worship with a fake copy of the faith once delivered to the saints in the early assemblies. The monstrance is a golden representation of the sun.
Also the following verses will show the origin of Lent, the forty days of mourning preceding the pagan celebration of Easter, Astarte/Ishtar, the fertility goddess.
Yehezqel (Ezekiel) 8:12 He said to me, “Son of man have you seen what the elders of the house of Yisrael are doing in the dark, each one in the room of his idols? For they say Yahuah does not see us, Yahuah has forsaken the land.
13, 14 And He said to me, “You are to see greater abominations that they are doing. And He brought me to the door of the north gate of the house of Yahuah, and I saw women sitting there, weeping for Tammuz.
15, 16 Then He said to me, “Have you seen this O son of man? You are to see still greater abominations than these”. And He brought me into the inner court of the house of Yahuah and there at the door of the temple of Yahuah, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty five men with their backs toward the temple of Yahuah and their faces toward the East, and they were bowing themselves eastward to the sun.
The following verses are a warning to those adhering to pagan religions which includes those pretending to be true to Yahuah, but whose teachings are steeped in paganism and false gods.
Shophetim (Judges) 10:13,14 “But you have forsaken Me and served other mighty ones. Therefore I do not save you again. Go and cry out to the mighty ones which you have chosen, let them save them in your time of distress”.
Neville and June Shaw