Revelation 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
This passage of scripture gives us the reason why the religio-political system of Babylon took its first fall, and that's because the wine of her false doctrines were disseminated throughout Christendom, and thereby prevented millions of Christians from understanding and accepting the first angel's message which began to sound in the early eighteen hundreds. The wine spoken of in this scripture represents doctrine, and therefore the intoxicating potion that Babylon spreads throughout the world must also be false doctrines borrowed from paganism, and blended with some aspects of Christianity. Let's read:
Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.
One of the prominent doctrines promulgated by Babylon is the natural immortality of the soul, a teaching burrowed directly from satan, for he is the one who first introduced it in the garden of Eden to the unsuspecting Eve. This doctrine teaches its adherents that the human agent possesses inherent immortality, and therefore continues to live on after death. Hence the reason why so many of the "stars" who have died recently are represented as being in heaven.
Thus this deadly doctrine lulls the unwary into a false sense of security, by removing the need for conversion and a change of heart, since everyone goes to heaven anyway. As a result we now have the vilest of sinners, including Bin Laden, who expect to be greeted in the great beyond, after having slaughtered in cold blood, thousands of innocent Americans. And according to this falsehood, guess who's also up there in heaven, dancing with the "stars"; none other than Whitney Houston who died from a lethal drug overdose.
The false doctrine of the natural immortality of the soul therefore has at least three deadly effects upon those who believe it. (1) It eliminates the need for salvation, for if we go to heaven when we die then there is no need for a change of character, for according to this teaching, we are going to live, whether we do good or evil. (2) It destroys the sacrifice that was made for us by Christ on Calvary, who came to give us life more abundantly, for if we already have life within ourselves inherently, then there's no need for Jesus. (3) It attempts to make God a liar, for the Lord has stated unequivocally that the wages of sin is death, therefore if we continue to live on after our demise, then what God has spoken is not true, according to this satanic doctrine.
In our day, just as the book of Revelations states, all nations have drunk of this poisonous draft, for most major world religions believe and teach the false doctrine of life after death. As a matter of fact, it is one of the main driving forces behind suicide bombers and the members of fanatical groups in the Middle east, who also believe and teach that they go to heaven immediately at death. And so, through this one mega falsehood we have a congregation of extremists and religious zealots, Hollywood stars and comedians, politicians and the worst of infidels, all meeting together in what is supposed to be the kingdom of God, and because of this, many intelligent people are thinking twice about ever going to heaven.
That's why the Bible issues an urgent call for all sincere and honest-hearted people to flee from Babylon and her poisonous doctrines, for if they are espoused and believed they will ultimately lead to eternal ruin. We therefore close with a passage of scripture that warns us on this very point, so that all who so desire, may find refuge in Christ and the truths He has given us as a safeguard against these damnable heresies. Let's read:
Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
He that hath an ear to hear, let him hear what The Spirit is saying to the churches of modern Christendom, for millions are in very great peril and know it not. "Good night" and God bless!