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America's Terrorist Threat: How Can You Be Safe? (2 of 5)
Thank you Sport. What an appropriated song in this season when our freedom has been challenged and men and women are defending our freedom and are enlisted in the cause of freedom in places we may not know but, we know and are assured that the nation is responding in a correct way, in a way that's necessary if we are to continue to enjoy the very freedom we have today to be in this building. Amen? I tell you I'm thankful for the sacrifice of the men and women in the armed forces and I am thankful for the fact that we are aggressively seeking a solution and seeking to stamp out those who would try to destroy our freedom.In Revelation chapter 18 verse 15 - if you'll turn to Revelation chapter 18- I want to continue in a series of messages titled "America's Terrorist Threat: How Can You Be Safe?" Last Sunday we spoke about the perspective of a patriot, the perspective of a pastor and the perspective of a prophet. In this second message we read a passage from the end when God draws climax to a history.
There's a great city called Babylon. There's a literal city called Babylon, that ancient city of Nebuchadnezzar located near present day Bagdad and restored by Saddam Hussein. There's also a figurative city of Babylon, a symbolic city of Babylon. Babylon is symbolic of all the world stands for without God. All that a secular world is, all that a secular worlds treasures, all that a secular world humanistic society holds dear is called Babylon here in Revelation 18. I think you'll see very clearly the message to us. "The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn and cry out, 'Woe, woe O great city dressed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, glittering with gold and precious stones and pearls. In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!'"
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