Wednesday, October 22, 2008


1. In his opening statement to John, the angel uses graphic imagery to describe the destruction of Babylon. What is it that he said? (vs. 1-2)
  • a. Babylon will put up a bloody fight
  • b. Babylon will be utterly destroyed
  • c. Babylon will become a habitation of demons and scavenger birds
  • d. Both (b) and (c).
2. True or False. When the angel told John, "the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her," he was suggesting that the world leaders will embrace the Babylonish world system of covetousness. (v.3)

3. Who is it that Jesus warns to get out of Babylon? (vs. 4-5)
  • a. The women and the children
  • b. God's people, the Jews
  • c. The corporate executives
  • d. Everyone living within the city limits
4. What is that the Father is asked to do with Babylon? (vs. 6-7)
  • a. Be patient with her
  • b. Repay her double
  • c. Give her torment and sorrow
  • d. Both (b) and (c).
5. True or False. The plagues brought upon Babylon will span a period of three and a half years and slowly destroy her. (vs. 8-10)

6. Which describes the merchants’ reaction to the destruction of Babylon? (vs. 11-13)
  • a. They are humbled before God
  • b. They bewail those who die in Babylon
  • c. They bewail the loss of necessities needed by the world
  • d. They bewail because of their own self-interests
7. Complete this statement: "And the __________ that your ________ longed for has _______ from you, and _____ the things which are ______ and _________ have gone from you, and you shall find them ______________ _____________." (v.14)

8. Fill in the blank: What are those in heaven encouraged to do in the aftermath of Babylon's destruction? _______________________. (vs. 15-20)

9. True or False. The throwing of the large stone into the sea at the conclusion of this chapter is consistent with how Jeremiah concluded his warning of judgment against ancient Babylon. Therefore the angel might have repeated it here in Revelation to establish the fact that God’s word will come to pass, and that Babylon will in deed vanish forever. (vs. 21-23)

10. True or False. The spirit of Babylon is both perverse religion and covetousness, and has resulted in the suffering and death of many innocent people. (v.24)

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