"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." "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." Revelation 18:1, 2, 4.
This #scripture points forward to a time when the announcement of the fall of Babylon, as made by the second angel of #Revelation 14 (verse 8), is to be repeated, with the additional mention of the corruptions which have been entering the various organizations that constitute Babylon, since that message was first given, in the summer of 1844. A terrible condition of the #religious world is here described. With every rejection of truth the minds of the people will become darker, their hearts more stubborn, until they are entrenched in an infidel hardihood. In defiance of the warnings which #God has given, they will continue to trample upon one of the #precepts of the #Decalogue, until they are led to persecute those who hold it sacred. - #TheGreatControversy, p. 604