Hi Johnamos. I hope that you are staying strong spiritually.
You are the one making it rule.
The Bible itself set the example, and that's what I must go by. So, no, I didn't "make" the rule. You have yet to appreciate that the Bible is indeed setting an example. And it is resulting in your not being able to discern the FACT that there exists an entity that is called "Babylon the Great" (period) THAT IS NOT
A CITY. It's an entity that is separate from and stands in contrast to the woman that IS A CITY
. Not long after the Flood the people built a city that was called "Babel". Those people also built what was called the "Tower of Babel". So there was the City of Babel
and the Tower of Babel
. Similarly, in the Revelation account we are reading about a Harlot called "Babylon the great city" and a one-world government called "Babylon the Great". (Frankly I don't really see any need or reason to make the "G" uppercase.)
I have showed you from the verse itself why I conclude the SHE (the woman/the harlot) is BTG and yet you choose not to address this verse but instead use another one that has the word 'city' in it to continue to fit with what you believe. You apparently are the one that is being INCONSISTENT with what the Bible says.
That's because I refuse to close my eyes to what the COMPLETE account reveals about the woman's name and what she symbolizes. The woman is clearly referred to as "Babylon the great city"!
And a strong angel lifted up a stone like a great millstone and hurled it into the sea, saying: “Thus with a swift pitch will Babylon the great city be hurled down, and she will never be found again.--Revelation 18:21.
There is a verse that CLEARLY says THE WOMAN means 'the great city'. You and I accept that statement. But there is also a verse that says 'SHE' (the WOMAN) is BTG and yet you ignore that for some reason.
I never ignore anything the Bible says, and I haven't ignored the verse you are referring to, which is at Revelation 18 verse 2, as follows:
2 And he cried out with a strong voice, saying: “She has fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen, and she has become a dwelling place of demons and a place where every unclean spirit and every unclean and hated bird lurks!
Verses 10 and 21 make it clear that THIS "Babylon the great" is talking about a CITY, which you agree with, as follows:
10 They will stand at a distance because of their fear of her torment and say: ‘Too bad, too bad, you great city, Babylon you strong city, because in one hour your judgment has arrived!’
21 And a strong angel lifted up a stone like a great millstone and hurled it into the sea, saying: “Thus with a swift pitch will Babylon the great city be hurled down, and she will never be found again.
Yes it is perfectly clear that THIS "Babylon the great" is talking about a CITY. But the woman has a name written on her forehead that reveals that there is a separate entity that is called "Babylon the great" (with or without an uppercase "g"). It's an entity that she serves or worships, and is the reason why the name is on her forehead to begin with.
Let's take a look at Revelation 13:16,17. I think that it might help you.
This is what it says:
16 It [the wild beast aka the 8th king aka a one-world government] puts under compulsion all people—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slaves—that these should be marked on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and that nobody can buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name
So we see here additional evidence that a name written on the forehead signifies who the person serves or worships.
Now let's check out Revelation 20 verse 4:
4 And I saw thrones, and those who sat on them were given authority to judge. Yes, I saw the souls of those executed for the witness they gave about Jesus and for speaking about God, and those who had not worshipped the wild beast or its image and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand. And they came to life and ruled as kings with the Christ for 1,000 years.
Really, Johnamos, does anyone need any more proof that a name written on the forehead signifies who the person serves or worships?
This is what you said last:
The following shows the age of 'the woman' and it dates back to all 7 heads, she doesn't just come into existence when the beast is the 8th king.
[“Here is where the intelligence that has wisdom comes in: The seven heads mean seven mountains, where the woman sits on top. 10 And there are seven kings: five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet arrived, but when he does arrive he must remain a short while. 11 And the wild beast that was but is not, it is also itself an eighth [king], but springs from the seven, and it goes off into destruction.]
If what you are saying is true, that the Harlot has operated from the time of ancient Egypt down to the present day, then you shouldn't have the least problem with knowing exactly who SHE is. So I don't know why you are asking me.
Thanks for conversing, Johnamos. And thanks for studying your Bible.