Until recently, the city of Rome has been the top choice of many Christian scholars. I say recently though, because a new ‘bad girl’ has appeared on the scene and is causing many to question the Roman paradigm. Thanks in large part to the writings of Joel Richardson, many are asking if Islam and Saudi Arabia might not be a better choice.
Today, we are not going to explore the Biblical record for the location of this mystery city, rather, I want to look at why the Bible describes this mystery city and its religious system as the great prostitute, the “mother” of prostitutes.
Ironically, both the Roman and Islamic theories of Mystery Babylon have one difficulty in common. Continue reading