“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.” Revelation 18:1-5
It is commonly thought that Babylon is the current world system, and I tend to agree.
I know most of you probably won’t agree with what I’m about to say, (and that’s ok, it’s between you and God) but look at all the pagan influences in the world today. Christmas, Easter and Valentines Day are just some examples that are thoroughly pagan in origin.
I personally don’t celebrate and of those things anymore since learning of their pagan nature.
As Christians, God tells us not to be like the world:
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:” 2 Corinthians 10:3
We are to be different than all the worldly people.
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” 1 John 2:15
If we are acting just like the world, how are they going to know that we are Christians, and how can they see the love of God in us? They won’t want to aspire to what we have because they will not see it if we are just like them.
“For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.” Acts 13:47
Christians please, come out of the world system so that unbelievers may know the light and love of God through us.