THE TOWER OF BABEL: The Society without God and its Fall

© Carlos Padilla – 2004 – July  2022


The book of Revelation is of obligatory reading for the Christian, in fact, its Author, the Lord Jesus Christ – Yahshua, who revealed it to John, gives the following instruction in chapter 1 verse 3: “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the worlds of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near”. And as it happens Revelation is the prophetic book par excellence for humanity, for which God has spoken to us. There are other prophetic books in the Bible, like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel…, which also are interrelated with this one because its Author is the same. The subject of this study is the fall of Babylon the Great, which precisely is the subject of chapters 17 and 18 of Revelation. But, is the historical Babylon the same as the prophetical Babylon of Revelation? What does Babylon mean in the spiritual field, and in the religious, and in the geopolitical? When and how will its fall be according to this prophecy, or has it been fulfilled as the preterists believe, or will it be in the millennium as the millennials believe? If you want to know the meanings and the prophecy of the fall of Babylon, keep reading…



In the year 2004 I wrote a study on the city of Babylon over which a prophecy of Revelation is upon, and over which others of the Bible have fulfilled, in the so called modern era, and maybe last, in which after the events of the terrorist attacks on the twin towers of New York the 11th of September 2001 A.D. we can see as confirmed together with the second work on Iraq, Babylon, that the era of the new world order, prior to the end of the human era has began. Today I write again on this subject, having amplified and deepen my studies about this part of the Biblical eschatology, and with no intention of closing the matter, we could see that this nation that was in inferiority of resources before its attackers, the western coalition with the U.S. in leadership, once again in history, has suffered its fall, and as well as in other times was destroyed, it could be forecasted that almost twenty years ago it would also be; and it was. What calls the attention in this prophecy is the connection of this land, which has had so much to do with the beginning of civilization, with the last nation that has progressed, the first world power, which returns to the place of the beginnings to destroy it, being that from this place in Mesopotamia Abraham departed, and all the nations.

In this new world order, the stronger countries are no longer going to do war against those who attack them, but a war is set against the possible enemies, they say, those that may have the power of destruction, a preventive war, they call it, and while there obtain the spoils of war of the black gold. Nowadays in 2022 the war has evolved and has converted into a global scenery for the fight and the control of all the natural resources which are subtracted from the poor countries, without compassion, without mercy of their population, and if they do not allow it, their political regime is changed for them, and all this is done by the powerful countries, undercover of the UN, and such countries that abuse their privileged position have become a machine of human mass destruction, for the riches of the poor to whom exhaust.



The Tower of Babel, Genesis 11, was the first intent of humanity to build a project without God, which soon would fail by the confusion of tongs that came from God, a symbol of the different ideas of every one, of their own moral and law of their minds of every one. Babylon originates from the word Babel. Both are related with “God’s door” or “of gods”. Babylon was an empire, a city that more recently has come to be known as a city of Iraq, Bagdad, the old Babel, that which already fell, because it revealed against God. Adam, like every man and woman, Genesis 5:2, with a mind which is projected to be made to the image of God, used it to eat of the fruit of the “prohibited” tree and died spiritually, died in his intimate and precious relationship with God, and sin, rebellion, and evil took power over Adam and Eve, because they despised the grace and the blessing of God. The result of the history of humanity without God we have before us. What failed, what happened in this land of Babylon, which represents the project of humanity, a project which includes religion, politics and all the tests of society that man has prepared. What has happened for it to fail? Babylon and Babel then, some 100 km north of Bagdad in Iraq after the war in the XX century, Ur of the Chaldeans, the land of Abraham next to the river mouth of the Euphrates in Mesopotamia, its history provides us light that we may understand how that land hides a prophecy which will explain to us the history of man, its beginning and its end.

The same as his predecessors, Hammurabi or Nebuchadnezzar, Saddam Hussein, does not have fame of being a leader that the other countries will tolerate for being a dictator and for the cruel way of treating his people, I wrote in 2004. Today Iraq has remained as a controlled zone after the two wars, or at least it looks like it, the first to topple Hussein and the second for the fight against the Islamic State. The U.S. maintains troops since 2017 as a controlled zone. This at a recent historical and geopolitical level.

But in Revelation 18, it is prophesised the fall of Babylon the Great, the mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth. This Babylon that so many times has been compared by several churches, as the church of Rome, or with Jerusalem, should also be understood and above all as the civilization, as the project of humanity without God, and as part of Christianity which is without Christ. But, we must identify the historical context in which John writes the revelation he receives from Jesus Christ – Yahshua, and of the world of that day. Without a doubt it is Rome the city which is seated over seven mounts or hills, being one of them to the west of river Tiber, the hill of the Vatican, the same as the woman who sits over them called Babylon the Great, identified in the Biblical Text: 17:9. But also Zion is seated over seven hills. Also the world under the world powers together in the UN govern over seven continents in present day, since 1948, coinciding with the re foundation of the State of Israel after the Nazi Holocaust, fulfilling another prophecy in Romans 11:25-36.

The tower of Babel, is the spiritual answer to this prophecy, where, due to so many different minds, each one wanting to impose its idea of the law, civilization, society or religion with idolatry of each of their invented gods deceived by the deceiver, make a world of confusion where the individual does not reach to another conclusion than following his own idea and be part of the group, or groups, which are more convenient to him or feels socially more identified, but that afterwards fail him; does it ring the bell? Really this is the end that Satan was looking for, divide men to destroy in them the love of God and that they do not think of God, nor seek Him, and even less Pray to Him that He is king of their lives.

His battle began in Eden when he deceived Eve so she would eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, so she could lose her relationship with God and the trust of her husband, and lived under her own changing moral which adapts as it finds that sin does not let her be faithful to her own values. Adam, in the same way ate of that fruit following his wife who offered him. Adam lost that precious and intimate relationship with God. After, being asked by God, blamed Eve. Genesis 2 and 3. This way the first parents lost their lives in God’s Paradise, and their relationship began to be destroyed. The destruction of marriage, of the family, as God has designed it, was the first target of Satan, and it is still today under the politics of death, euthanasia, abortion, gender war, a complete culture of death which comes from the antichrist. But Jesus Christ says: “Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter”. Revelation 1:17-19. And in fact our Lord Jesus Christ – Yahshua overcame death and sin on the Cross of Calvary, and returns to take with Him all who await Him in faith and testimony of Christ and works of the love of God.


But, is the historical Babylon the same as the prophetical Babylon of Revelation? What does Babylon mean in the spiritual and religious field, and in the geopolitical? When and how will its fall be according to this prophecy, or has it been fulfilled as the preterists believe, or will it be in the millennium as millennials believe when a resurged Roman Empire will raise with 10 temporal kings, after the fall of the European Union?

The historical Babylon, the empire of Babylon fell, as history has proven and as we shall read in the coming Texts at Isaiah 13 and in Jeremiah 50, which God compares with Sodom and Gomorra, and in the same way as He destroyed these for their sin, Babylon had the same end and the same cause, governed by Nebuchadnezzar.

The symbolic Babylon is related to two cities, Jerusalem that one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her, Matthew 23:37-39, and who did not receive the Lord Jesus Christ. And Rome, the one the members of the Sanhedrin preferred when they condemned Jesus to the cross, saying that they did not have other king than Cesar, John 19:15. In Jerusalem were killed the martyrs of Jesus, prophets, and first Christians, Revelation 18:24. In Rome died the apostles Peter and Paul, as well as many Christians of the first century. Both cities fell, one by the hand of Titus on 70 A.D. and the other under the fire of Rome. The empire absorbed by Constantinople finally would make Christianity the official religion. For those who doubt if the city is or not Jerusalem they may read Revelation 11:8: “And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified”. And a relevant data is that in both there are seven hill or mounts, topographically speaking.

The prophetical Babylon could have been Jerusalem only and have fulfilled Revelation already totally, as preterists believe, for sufficient historical events have occurred that cannot be a coincidence, like the ten horns, ten kings that received authority for one hour, the priests before the 70 A.D. the emperors of Rome before 70 A.D. and other historical data. But it can also be understood as pending completion if we consider Revelation 18:21: “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore”. Both Jerusalem as well as Rome exist, but the temple of Jerusalem does not exist –although there are plans to build the third temple– and the Roman Empire fell, one of the arguments of the millennials who expect the coming of Christ and the establishment of the kingdom of a thousand literal years, while ammilenials see that period as the interlude between the two comings of Christ, because Revelation is a book of the so called “apocalyptic” literature and therefore it uses symbols and spiritualization.

Surrounded by the Syrian empire, in the same location as today, and by Persia, today’s Iran, countries that have also received prophecy of destruction, like the destruction of Damascus, Isaiah 17, so that we don’t think that it was only referring to the nation of the origin, which represents, as we already said, the origin of man and his projects, but that the other projects are also destroyed by God due to their imperfection, for the sin and the rebellion of men and women against God. This way, today humanity after all the baggage it has travelled, and the lessons it may have learned from the horror it has generated with millions of dead, through wars, invasions, the two great world wars, holocaust, or the hungers of communism, and today under the shameless exhaustion of the poor countries by the rich and powerful, continues to be dominated by egoism and the enjoyment of the flesh, like irrational animals, but the judgment of God is to come.

The definitive fall of Babylon in every case, comes by order of God, who judges it. Recently represented as the fall of the Iraqi regime it could be the anteroom and the door to the definitive fall of civilization, with the promulgation of a false peace that would bring the destruction of all the previous systems, looking at the great disagreement between the majority of nations, NATO and the uselessness of UN, in other times also accused their blue helmets of crimes against humanity, but it continues to be the headquarters of the plans of a world that opposes God. The powers with right of veto, roam freely, as seen in the war of Ukraine in early 2022, after the Covid 19 plague, right after the first Biblical generation of 70 years of Israel 1948-2018 has been fulfilled, after their return to their promised land by God.

Babylon has fallen in history and will fall in prophecy, and is falling in the hearts of the disciples of Jesus Christ – Yahshua, when realizing that the world and ecumenical religion have separated from God.

To finish, let us see as follows, the relevant events that are found in the Bible, that seem to tell what we have seen in recent history, and was is happening today.


It is recommended to read the Biblical texts and in this case only the relevant passages that reveal the situation today will be underlined, as well as a short interpretation, and the reader will see its significance and the parallelism between the fall of Babylon, that of Iraq and of humanity:


And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans’ pride, will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. 20 It will never be inhabited, nor will it be settled from generation to generation; Nor will the Arabian pitch tents there, nor will the shepherds make their sheepfolds there. 21 But wild beasts of the desert will lie there, and their houses will be full of owls; Ostriches will dwell there, and wild goats will caper there. 22 The hyenas will howl in their citadels, and jackals in their pleasant palaces. Her time is near to come, and her days will not be prolonged.”

The palaces of Nebuchadnezzar and of the Iraqi leader, near was its time and it fulfilled. Likewise man has adulterated his life and truth, not seeking God.


The word that the Lord spoke against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet. “Declare among the nations, proclaim, and set up a standard; Proclaim—do not conceal it— Say, ‘Babylon is taken, Bel is shamed. Merodach is broken in pieces; Her idols are humiliated, her images are broken in pieces.’ For out of the north a nation comes up against her, which shall make her land desolate, and no one shall dwell therein. They shall move, they shall depart, both man and beast.

Taken is the soul of man because he trusted his idols, and the angels, who are stronger –when man lives separated from God and without Christ in his heart, and without the Holy Spirit living within him– shall make his land desolate.

“In those days and in that time,” says the Lord, “The children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together; With continual weeping they shall come, and seek the Lord their God. They shall ask the way to Zion, with their faces toward it, saying, ‘Come and let us join ourselves to the Lord In a perpetual covenant that will not be forgotten.’ My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray; They have turned them away on the mountains. They have gone from mountain to hill; They have forgotten their resting place. All who found them have devoured them; And their adversaries said, ‘We have not offended, because they have sinned against the Lord, the habitation of justice, the Lord, the hope of their fathers.’ Move from the midst of Babylon, go out of the land of the Chaldeans; And be like the rams before the flocks. For behold, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country, and they shall array themselves against her; From there she shall be captured. Their arrows shall be like those of an expert warrior; None shall return in vain. 10 And Chaldea shall become plunder; All who plunder her shall be satisfied,” says the Lord.

Humanity shall become plunder of devils, that humanity that has not received Jesus Christ. All those who seek God, will realise that humanity has failed. But it also warns that it was their own shepherds, the religious leaders who deceived them making them err, and it is for this reason vital to study the doctrine of the Bible.

11 “Because you were glad, because you rejoiced, You destroyers of My heritage, because you have grown fat like a heifer threshing grain, and you [f]bellow like bulls, 12 Your mother shall be deeply ashamed; She who bore you shall be ashamed. Behold, the least of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land and a desert. 13 Because of the wrath of the Lord she shall not be inhabited, But she shall be wholly desolate. Everyone who goes by Babylon shall be horrified
And hiss at all her plagues. 14 “Put yourselves in array against Babylon all around,

All you who bend the bow; Shoot at her, spare no arrows, for she has sinned against the Lord.

As the Babylonian empire was destroyed, all humanity, including Iraq of today, has sinned against God, and will be destroyed.

15 Shout against her all around; She has given her hand, her foundations have fallen, her walls are thrown down; For it is the vengeance of the Lord. Take vengeance on her. As she has done, so do to her. 16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him who handles the sickle at harvest time. For fear of the oppressing sword everyone shall turn to his own people, and everyone shall flee to his own land.

Destroy in Babylon… is: do not accept from society the fruit of its sowing, or its harvest, which is the result of its projects, which are without God.

17 “Israel is like scattered sheep; The lions have driven him away. First the king of Assyria devoured him; Now at last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones.” 18 Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria. 19 But I will bring back Israel to his home, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan; His soul shall be satisfied on Mount Ephraim and Gilead.

Israel has returned to his land in 1948, a fulfilled prophecy. Also, Israel represents the original humanity in its relationship with God, as Adam had before its fall. This project of man that God did, was contaminated with the mind without God, the Babylon, later Assyria, and other nations and times of the human era without God. But man, when he repents and knows his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, believes in Him and in His work on the Cross for redemption of his sins, is born again and returns to his dwelling, in the presence of God, in this life and in eternity, for in Christ we have a better relationship with God than Adam had in Eden.

20 In those days and in that time,” says the Lord, “The iniquity of Israel shall be sought, but there shall be none; And the sins of Judah, but they shall not be found; For I will pardon those whom I preserve.

At the end God will do on those who receive Him, the future Israel will be those who will see the kingdom of Christ, Jews and Gentiles converted to Yahshua – Jesus Christ.

21 “Go up against the land of Merathaim, against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod. Waste and utterly destroy them,” says the Lord, “And do according to all that I have commanded you. 22 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction. 23 How the hammer of the whole earth has been cut apart and broken! How Babylon has become a desolation among the nations!

The project of humanity is destroyed, and its power, the hammer also.

24 I have laid a snare for you; You have indeed been trapped, O Babylon, and you were not aware; You have been found and also caught, Because you have contended against the Lord. 25 The Lord has opened His armory, and has brought out the weapons of His indignation; For this is the work of the Lord God of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans. 26 Come against her from the farthest border; Open her storehouses; Cast her up as heaps of ruins, and destroy her utterly; Let nothing of her be left. 27 Slay all her bulls, let them go down to the slaughter. Woe to them! For their day has come, the time of their punishment.

It is incredible, it seems that we were reading the news of the Iraq war and the events that God has allowed the armies of the so called coalition, to execute.

28 The voice of those who flee and escape from the land of Babylon declares in Zion the vengeance of the Lord our God, the vengeance of His temple. 29 “Call together the archers against Babylon. All you who bend the bow, encamp against it all around; Let none of them escape. Repay her according to her work; According to all she has done, do to her; For she has been proud against the Lord, against the Holy One of Israel. 30 Therefore her young men shall fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day,” says the Lord. 31 “Behold, I am against you, o most haughty one!” says the Lord God of hosts; “For your day has come, the time that I will punish you. 32 The most proud shall stumble and fall, and no one will raise him up; I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it will devour all around him.”

The Lord Himself seems that when He dictates The Word to the prophet, makes a change and refers directly to the man and not to the city, to make us understand that He is talking to us, to each of us in particular, when we read the real story of events that were going to occur, and that have occurred. The Bible is the story of man, but also the one of each one of us with God at a personal and intimate level, and all the Word is for blessing and guide for our lives. That is why we must study it daily.

33 Thus says the Lord of hosts: “The children of Israel were oppressed, along with the children of Judah; All who took them captive have held them fast; They have refused to let them go. 34 Their Redeemer is strong; The Lord of hosts is His name. He will thoroughly plead their case, that He may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.

If we move the vision to the spiritual field, what this paragraph is teaching us is that God is with those who love Him, represented by Israel and Judah. Is God himself who cares and defend his disciples and in making us justice, like here to Israel.

35 “A sword is against the Chaldeans,” says the Lord, “Against the inhabitants of Babylon, a nd against her princes and her wise men. 36 A word is against the soothsayers, and they will be fools. A sword is against her mighty men, and they will be dismayed. 37 A sword is against their horses, against their chariots, and against all the mixed peoples who are in her midst; And they will become like women. A sword is against her treasures, and they will be robbed. 38 A drought is against her waters, and they will be dried up. For it is the land of carved images, and they are insane with their idols.

All humanity has images and idols including Catholicism. The sward is the Word of God before which all fall. The idols are not only the images, sculptures that fervently are adored by the spiritually blind, but there are other idols, like a person, money, work, and any other chain of the flesh, which sets between us and God. Let us not go insane as the Lord warns!

39 “Therefore the wild desert beasts shall dwell there with the jackals, and the ostriches shall dwell in it. It shall be inhabited no more forever, nor shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. 40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighbors,” says the Lord, “So no one shall reside there, nor son of man dwell in it. 41 Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation and many kings shall be raised up from the ends of the earth.

From the north, not only it implies that it coincides with the US in that attack to Iraq, but it means strong nations, those that have advanced and evolved the most within human development, the west, although this implies the destruction of the individual and the distance from God.

42 They shall hold the bow and the lance; They are cruel and shall not show mercy. Their voice shall roar like the sea; They shall ride on horses, set in array, like a man for the battle, against you, O daughter of Babylon. 43 The king of Babylon has heard the report about them, and his hands grow feeble; Anguish has taken hold of him, pangs as of a woman in childbirth.

All have heard of God, all have had the opportunity.




And another angel followed, saying, “Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”


Which city governed over the nations of the time of the revelation to John, before the first century A.D.? Rome. And Rome was idolater and enemy of God and of the Church, where the apostles Peter and Paul were killed, as well as many martyrs of our brothers in the Coliseum, the roman circus for the enjoyment of devils that will be thrown into the lake of eternal fire. The link also to the corrupted papacy during centuries in the Vatican is inevitable, after the schism of East and West, when Constantinople and Rome separated for the papal disputes. Any church, weather catholic or protestant, which does not teach the sound doctrine, is Babylon or daughter of her Mother of the Harlots which makes merchandise of souls, if it teaches a false gospel, therefore the Christian must study and learn the Bible.




Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.





And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”

Every cult of every religion is practiced in Babylon, that of before and that of today, apostate humanity, also in Iraq before the war so many sects were detected, including satanic, that it was not easy to believe the information, you may find it in Internet.

Standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city  Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’ 11 And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: 12 merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; 13 and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men.

Finally the target of our enemy are the souls; all the rest are temptations with which to make man a slave, like Pharaoh did in Egypt, to build a false world, a world that would give glory to himself, and so that we are so absorbed, that we do realize that we are not building the city of God, but that of Pharaoh. And when we seek for time to serve God, Pharaoh doubles our work, the problems, making us go for the straw, to continue building bricks for Pharaoh and his work, which represents the devil and his plan which has already failed, and that it will be exposed when Jesus returns in the Kingdom of God.


Babylon fell, falls, and will fall, but, has it fallen in your heart? There is historical Babylon of the Babylonian empire. There is spiritual Babylon which is any religion idolater, including Christianity when it is without Christ, that of tradition which opposes to the Word of God, from which one must run away in our spirit. There is geopolitical Babylon which destroys nations exhausting them, and killing its population to steal their resources. That woman drunk of the blood of the saints was the Roman Empire, was Jerusalem, but it also is a false church, or a political ideology of death. Revelation 17 and 18 tells us: That the great harlot is seated over many waters (nations) and that its kings have fornicated with her. That it is like a woman seated over a scarlet beast, full of names of blasphemy (polytheism, idols, ideologies, antichrist) that had seven heads and ten horns. Dressed in purple and scarlet, adorned with gold and precious stones, and it had in her hand a cup of gold, full of the abominations and of the filthiness of her fornication, appears greatness, but is like a whitened sepulchre. The angel tells John that he will tell him the mystery of the woman and of the beast, which you may read in chapter 17 of Revelation, from verse 8 to 18. Read it in your Bible because verse 9 says: “Here is the mind which has wisdom…”

The second coming of Jesus Christ is preceded by the fall of Babylon, and when coming raptures His Church in the air, to all the disciples that live then, as Peter, in 2 Peter 3, and Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 tell, and in Revelation 19.

The conclusion cannot be another matter but the warning of God to everyone of us so that we leave from her “My people”, from the confidence in the religion without the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or in the project of humanity without God: “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues…” Revelation 18:4, and talking of plagues, the Asian pneumonia, first, and Covid 19 after; with so much power as society has to which we identify with Babylon, and how little can we do against these plagues. You come out of her and flee from the judgment and the wrath of God against Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots that makes spiritual fornication of the soul of the idolaters making them hairs of Sodom and Gomorrah, which were destroyed by God, like it will also be the present and last Babylon. I also came out of her in my mind and in my heart by the grace of God. The victory of Jesus Christ and the worships in heaven are in the next chapters of Revelation 19, 21 and 22. God bless us and save us in Jesus Christ by His Holy Spirit, until the His coming in His kingdom. Amen!