|Description||Old Babylon||New Babylon|
|City Name||Babylon/Babel – “Confusion of Languages”
|Babylon/Neom – “New Future”
|Status||Seat ‘capital’ of Nimrod’s kingdom||Seat ‘capital’ of Antichrist’s kingdom|
|Existence||Built from the “ground up.” Was an entirely new city, not an existing city that was rebuilt from an old city, or previous city ruins||Built from the “ground up.” Will be an entirely new city, not an existing city that was rebuilt from an old city, or previous city ruins|
|Modern Day Country Location||Modern day Iraq||Modern day Saudi Arabia|
|Location||Land of Shinar||Land of Midian
Wilderness of Shur
Wilderness of Sinai
Wilderness of Sin
|Geography||Northeast of Arabian Desert||Southwest of Arabian Desert|
|Known World Leader||Nimrod – ‘To Rebel’ (literal translation)
– spirit of iniquity
– Satan’s first world dictator
|Antichrist – ‘False Christ’
– spirit of iniquity
– Satan’s last world dictator
|Empire/ Kingdom||8 Cities – military strength||10 Nation Confederacy – military strength|
|Finance||Plundered wealth. Excess grain sales. Slave labor.||$500 billion to come from investment sales
$2 Trillion Sovereign Wealth Fund
|Time to build city||Forty years. Nimrod is estimated having ruled for forty years.||Phase 1 – five years (2020-2025)
Phase 2 – five years (2026-2030) = 10 years
Phase 3 – five years (2031-2035)
Phase 4 – five years (2036-2040) = 20 years
Phase 5 – five years (2041-2045)
Phase 6 – five years (2046-2050) = 30 years
Total expected timeframe to build = 30 to 50 years (40 years avg.)
|Workforce||Slaves from conquered cities (one tongue/language)||Worldwide labor force out of peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues|
Deification and worship of Nimrod
Deification and worship of Semiramus
Rejection of God
All of today’s “ism’s” – and more
Deification and worship of Satan, beast/antichrist and beast’s image.
Rejection of Jesus Christ
|Spiritual Whore||Semiramis – Deified herself as “Queen of Heaven” – trained priests in mystery religion. Promoted the acceptance of mystery religion kingdom wide. Nimrod’s wife. Had the spirit of iniquity. Promoted worship and deification of her husband. Was a prostitute and a spiritual whore. Satan and Nimrod gave Semiramis her status as queen. Skilled at deception and lying. Obsessed with power. Outwardly physically beautiful and rich in appearance, inwardly spiritually dead and evil. Built false temples. Adored and loved by thousands in the kingdom. Plundered wealth went to build Babel and temples. Skilled at covering up her sins. Status (Dead). White throne judgement, lake of fire, second death.||False Prophet – Deifies ‘Mary’ as “Queen of Heaven” – promotes the acceptance of mystery religion and politicized, false theology worldwide. Antichrist’s ‘right hand’ man. Will be given the spirit of iniquity. Will promote worship and deification of the Antichrist. Is a spiritual whore. Satan and Antichrist will give false prophet status and the power to perform deceiving miracles. Will be skilled at deception and lying. Obsessed with power and politics. Opulent and rich in appearance, inwardly spiritually dead and evil. Skilled at covering up past and present sins. Built false temple and throne. Known, adored and loved by millions around the world. $Billions in accumulated wealth plundered over the centuries, used to build, maintain and expand the temple and serve the priesthood.|
|Judgement of Spiritual Whore||White throne judgement at the resurrection of the evil dead, end of the millennial reign of Christ. Lake of fire (second death).||Day of the Lord judgement when Christ returns at this second coming. Thrown into lake of fire (second death), along with the Antichrist.|
|Spread of Mystery Religion||Mystery religion dispersed throughout the world from old city, along with languages and nations.||Mystery religion (all false religions) practiced worldwide and concentrated in new city. A melting pot of spiritual fornication. Boiling bowl of blasphemies from the bottomless black BBQ pit. Ten nation confederacy carries and enforces mystery religion around the world.|
|God’s Judgement on City||City and Babel Tower construction stopped due to confusion of languages.||Construction of city stopped – destroyed in one hour – split into three parts – cataclysmic earthquake from the Christ’s second coming (Great Day of the Lord).|
|God’s Judgement of Nations||People dispersed into nations – borders and sovereignty designated by God.||Sheep/Goat judgement of nations – remaining country borders / sovereignty realigned by Jesus Christ at beginning of his millennial reign.|
|Advanced Technology||Wheel, chariot, tablet writing, government, weaponry, bronze metalsmithing, warfare tactics.||digital sciences, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, artificial intelligence (A.I.), renewable energy, mobility – hyper-loop, e-government, genetics, internet air, human advancement, robotics, media.|
|Epoch||Symbolic with the “beginning” of modern civilization, post-flood. Many languages, peoples, nations leave Babylon/Babel.||Symbolic with the “ending” of modern civilization, post-flood. Many languages, peoples, nations accepted in Babylon/NEOM.|
The parallels between old Babylon and new Babylon (NEOM) are staggering. It is difficult to suggest that the new is not mirroring the old. Just as Nimrod wanted to glorify himself with the accomplishment of his city and his tower of antiquity, mankind today wants to repeat this attempt at glorifying itself in yet another spectacular, technological marvel or great city built from the ground up in the desert. Nowhere in the vision of NEOM Babylon, is Christ even remotely hinted at. It is not a city that will be built on Christian morals, principles or faith. It will be a city built on everything else at its foundation, other than with Christ. It will not be “one nation or city under God” (as was the custom to say at one time in the United States pledge of allegiance). I was at two high school commencement ceremonies recently and the Pledge of Allegiance was ominously omitted at the start of each commencement. At its peak, the people of NEOM Babylon will be glad to rid themselves of Christians, Christian influence, principles and worship. The Bible is crystal clear when it says that these people living in Babylon NEOM Future are completely vexed and ‘tormented’ by Christian testimony from God’s two supernatural prophets during the first 3 ½ years of the Tribulation. (Rev. 11:1-12).
…”And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city which is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts to one another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwell on the earth.” (Rev. 11:7-10). (Emphasis added).
The word of God, in the above verses, does not sound like a resounding endorsement and acceptance of Jesus Christ (or Christianity) by the world or the people of Babylon Future (NEOM). These people want absolutely nothing to do with Christ, God, the gospel or Christian witnessing. They are offended, vexed or tormented by Christian influence and witnessing. The concept of the gospel of Jesus Christ gest under their skin and is annoying to them. It irritates them and makes them angry and uncomfortable. It challenges what they hold dear to their hearts and for many, it challenges what they grew up with. False religions are engrained in many cultures. The two prophets are eventually killed (after 3 ½ years) by the beast, for their witnessing of Jesus Christ and the gospel of salvation. People at this time will be ‘torqued up’ and hateful for having to listen to these two Christian prophets from God for 3 ½ years! They also so despise Christ and the gospel, and the two prophets, that they refuse “suffer not” (make no effort) to bury them after the beast is allowed to kill them. To not bury someone, is the ultimate insult to them. The bible indicates that these two men’s bodies are allowed to lay and rot in the street for 3 ½ days. Why? Not only for insult, but for gloating. The whole world sees these two “powerful witnesses” of God, dead and rotting at the beast’s doing. They gloat and make merry at seeing those two dead who vexed them sorely. The evil people of Babylon NEOM Future, and the world, will buy each other gifts in celebration of the death of the Christian witnesses and their 3 ½ year testimony of Christ and the gospel. Does this sound like the acceptance of the Christian faith in NEOM Babylon, at some point future as promised by today’s marketing pitch? Of course it doesn’t. NEOM Babylon is presently being pitched and marketed today as a welcoming city for ALL faiths. This will not be the case once the Tribulation period starts. As the future unfolds and Christian witnessing comes under greater and greater persecution, it is easy to see and understand how increasing hate towards the gospel will come to pass, not only worldwide, but in Babylon NEOM Future. Underline this in your book.
Does this sound like the Middle East region today, as a whole? Of course it does. In addition to hating the Jews and vowing to erase them from the earth, radical Islamic countries throughout the entire region (including Africa) are persecuting and killing Christian minorities like never before. The worldwide media does NOT report any organized or intended mass killings or persecutions of Buddhists, Shintoists, Gai’ists, Atheists, Satanists, Hindus, Paganists, et al. When terrorist groups have nothing better to do or are tired of making kite bombs, they target Christians and the Jews. Is this a coincidence? Why does Satan so violently hate Christians and Jews? You should know the answer to this question.
NEOM Babylon is all about mankind’s self-government, technological marvels, luxurious living in a new desert Eden. Virtually unlimited investment funds are available. All faiths and religions (idol worship, false doctrines) will be accepted until the mid-point of the Tribulation. People of the Christian faith will ultimately be persecuted (martyred/beheaded) for their witness and acceptance of Christ. So many verses in Revelation attest to the martyrdom of Christians during the Tribulation, who are known as the Tribulation Saints. Once the beast/antichrist and false prophet come on the world scene and start their deception, the policy in NEOM Babylon will be to persecute the Christian minority. The beast/antichrist will positively, absolutely NOT allow or tolerate worship of Jesus Christ in the capital of his kingdom. All other false religions and blasphemous doctrines will not only be allowed in NEOM Babylon, but encouraged (for the first 3 ½ years). All other religious doctrines will be gladly accepted in this city, since they are all part and parcel of the beast’s Mystery Religion Babylon that blaspheme God and Jesus Christ. Given the current marketing pitch from NEOM Babylon, all these various false religious doctrines of men will be accepted under the banner of ‘peaceful coexistence’ because they all coalesce together in the form of a mysterious evil soup of denying Christ, God and the gospel. There is no other way of saying this. True Christians will inherently understand this accordingly.
… “So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.” (Exodus 15:22). (Emphasis added). The wilderness of Shur is where construction of NEOM Babylon will commence. It is a flat, dry, sunny and waterless plain that can be easily built upon. It is a scenic area that sits between the Midian Mountains and the Red Sea. This land was promised to the Israelites in antiquity, by God. It will be trampled by the Gentiles and have their Babylon NEOM temple built upon it.