THE COMING CRASH
There is coming Mr. Businessman, an economic calamity
and crash, an economic disaster that is going to make
the depression of nineteen twenty nine look like
child's play. And the bible tells about it. We don't
know how far we are from it, but we know that we know
that it is going to be.
Now, let's look here in Revelation chapter eighteen
that tells about it. "And after these things I saw
another angel come down from heaven having great
power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And
he cried with a strong voice saying, "Babylon the
great is fallen, is fallen, and become the habitation
of devils, and the hold of every fowl spirit and a
cage of every unclean and hateful bird."
Now what on earth is Babylon? You will remember a few
Sunday nights back when we last preached on the book
of the Revelation, we dealt with Babylon then. In
Revelation chapter seventeen, Babylon is the Bible's
cryptic and descriptive name for the value system of
the ungodly age and the kingdom of anti-Christ. It is
called Babylon. It is called Babylon because it's
system, it's ideas, it's philosophies, root all the
way back to the book of Genesis. There was a man named
Nimrod who built a tower and it was the tower of Babal
and it was the attempt, it was the first attempt at
humanism, for man to establish a kingdom for man to
establish his independence apart from God. Man was at
the center and the circumference of all that was done
there, the tower of Babal that God so judged.
And the leader of that ancient city-state was a man
named Nimrod, His name means Rebel. Three times in the
book of Genesis he is called a mighty one, a mighty
one, a mighty one. And Nimrod, way back in the dawn of
civilization was a type, a prophesy, a picture of the
coming anti-Christ who will rule over the last
Babylon. For Babylon began with the tower of Babal. It
will end in chapter eighte ...
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