Nimrod invents banking
Banking was developed in Babylon. Once relative values were placed on commodities (like cattle, grains or craft), silver and gold became accepted as a store of values and convenient means of exchange. In order to guarantee the safety of their wealth, Nimrod, the priest-king, offered the temple vaults and protection of the gods as security for the treasure of his citizens. Observing that the bulk of deposits remained in the vaults at any one time, Nimrod developed the lucrative concept of fractional reserve banking.....This device was the key to unparalleled prosperity and unbounded influence. Nimrod explained and franchised his scheme to certain trusted commoners who were licensed to take deposits and lend gold from the temple vaults at 20% interest. Nimrod's next innovation was to issue clay tablet receipts in the value of the gold, and sealed with the high priest's signet as legal tender. A precursor of today's paper money. Safer and easier to carry than bullion, it quickly gained acceptance.
Josephus (Ant. Jud.) says: "2. Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah, a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it was through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power. He also said he would be revenged on God, if God should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to be able to reach! and that he would avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers !
the Mystery Babylon Religion 2156 B.C.
Nimrod also established the first Universal false religion "before the Lord" or openly in the presence of God. Babylon is a literal city. There is also a second Babylon which the Bible calls Mystery (religious) Babylon (Revelation 17:5) a cult started by Nimrod.
Literal Babylon and Spiritual or Mystery Babylon Literal Babylon
 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 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.
 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.
 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.
 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.Religious Babylon - The Papal Seat in Rome
( The priests of Nimrod's pagan Babylonian religion were forced to flee to Pergamum when Cyrus conquered Babylon in 539 B.C.... In 133 B.C. The Last Babylonian King to rule in Pergamum merged with the Roman Empire along with Nimrod's Seat of authority and Nimrod's tile "Pontifex Maximus"... In 63 B.C. Julius Caesar vested the Roman Emperors with the title "Pontifex Maximus"..... In 376 A.D. Gratian presented the throne of Nimrod (Satan's Seat" to the Bishop or Pope of Rome )
 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her
THE FATE OF SPIRITUAL BABYLON
Ezekiel 26 - 28
Revelation 17 - 18
I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard
The voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters shall be heard no more at all in thee
The princes of the sea .
Inhabited of seafaring men .
Thy mariners, and thy pilots
All that handle the oar, the mariners and all the pilots of the sea
Every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea
All that had ships in the sea
Thy merchants were the great men of the earth
They shall take up a lamentation for thee .
Cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly
They shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing. And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee
The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee
The merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her .
The kings of the earth ... shall bewail her, and lament for her
How art thou destroyed
In one hour is she made desolate
The renowned city
That great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth
I shall bring up the deep upon thee, and great waters shall cover thee
Thou shall be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters
A great millstone ... cast ... into the sea. ... Thus ... shall that great city Babylon be thrown down .
Thou shall be no more: though thou be sought for, yet shalt thou never be found again
Found no more at all
A merchant of the people
The merchants among the people
The merchants ... were made rich by her
Thy merchants were the great men of the earth .
Cast up dust upon their heads ... wallow themselves in the ashes
Thy cast dust on their heads
What city is like Tyrus?
What city is like unto this great city!
Thou didst enrich the kings
Kings shall be sore afraid
The kings of the earth
The merchants which were made rich by her
Thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches .
She hath glorified herself and lived deliciously
So great riches
I will bring strangers upon thee. the terrible of the nations.
He gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon
In righteousness he doth judge and make war
Therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee. it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth
Burn her with fire
She shall be utterly burned with fire
The smoke of her burning .
 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
IS AMERICA THE ECONOMIC BABYLON ?
What are a few of the unique characteristics which identify the United States as Economic Babylon? Economic Babylon is the last great nation in earths history and she has a mother nation (i.e. England). It is a land of immigrants. It is a huge nation dwelling on many waters (i.e. the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes). It is rich in natural resources. It is the envy of the nations of the world. It is the richest nation on earth and its warehouses are full. It has extensive seaports and the merchants of the earth grow rich because of her imports. Her businessman are the great men of the earth. She is the policeman of the earth and has the greatest military on earth. She was birthed as a Christian nation but has become the most religiously diverse nation on earth. Finally, Economic Babylon has a great City which "reignth over the kings of the earth"(i.e. New York the home of Wall Street and the United Nations).
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