He gave a mighty shout: “Babylon is fallen—that great city is fallen! She has become a home for demons. She is a hideout for every foul spirit, a hideout for every foul vulture and every foul and dreadful animal. (Revelation 18:2 NLT)
“Babylon” was a real place. Perhaps it still is. But the one referred to here is symbolic. It’s a metaphor for a place of luxury and opulence.
Only a tiny percentage of the population of the earth hold the majority of its wealth. Most of the humans on this planet are poor. Some are starving to death or decease ridden.
While the rich sit in their palaces and ivory towers, bought through their own shady deals and criminal acts, the poor eek out a meagre existence.
That’s not right. It’s not fair.
Communism has come and gone. It failed because humans are, at heart, self centred.
We need something new if we are, as a species, to survive.
If things do not change, we will become a minor footnote in the earth’s history. All our achievements will count to nothing unless we start taking better care of the weak and vulnerable.