Beyond the Gospels: Revelation

Today’s Scripture: Revelation 18:1-13
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“Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins…”
Revelation 18:4

The fall of Babylon will be great. And those who take part in her sin — kings and merchants — will be filled with grief at the sight of her destruction.

I can’t help but notice the primary cause of Babylon’s destruction, her primary sin, is sexual immorality. Especially in our culture today, where people are divided over whether or not there is such a thing as sexual immorality. The church dividing over the legitimacy or immorality of same sex relations and unions. The general acceptance of couples living out of wedlock. This used to be called the sin of fornication. The disposable nature of marriage. It boggles my mind as one who believes His Word.

And reading His Word to us today, I wonder if we should begin to take a look at just what constitutes sexual immorality. Who does truly get to define right and wrong? moral and immoral?

Then the question comes to mind: When the call comes for His people to come out of Babylon, will they hear it? Or will Babylon’s deception cause them to miss it? If there is no fear of sexual immorality, will it mean anything when He calls: Come out of her, My people, lest you take part in her sins? Will some of us think: Sin? What sin?

Sexual immorality. According to Him who established the world says there is such a thing. Maybe we would be wise to consider the question. Bring it to Him. And let Him define sin.

The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble!
He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
The Lord is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he!
The King in his might loves justice.
You have established equity; you have executed justice
and righteousness in Jacob. Exalt the Lord our God;
worship at his footstool! Holy is he!
Psalm 99:1-5 ESV
Father God I praise You as holy! The One who defines righteousness.
Let me not be deceived by the ways of the world. Open my heart to Your truth.
I do not want to miss Your call.

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