Religion and Politics!

“As senior members of the Church of England, which is the established church, some bishops are entitled to sit in the House of Lords. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of York, the Bishops of London, Durham and Winchester and 21 other bishops in order of seniority together form the Lords Spiritual.”

https://www.parliament.uk/site-information/glossary/bishops/

“A state religion (also called an official religionestablished church or state church) is a religious body or creed officially endorsed by the state. In some countries more than one religion or denomination has such standing. There are also a variety of ways such endorsement occurs. The term state church is associated with Christianity, and is sometimes used to denote a specific national branch of Christianity such as the Greek Orthodox Church or the Church of England. State religions exist in some countries because the national identity has historically had a specific religious identity as an inseparable component. It is also possible for a national church to be established without being under state control as the Roman Catholic Church is in some countries.” 

https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/State_religion

What Is Babylon the Great?

“The world empire of false religion is further pictured as riding a beast with “seven heads and ten horns . . . [which] mean ten kings.” (Re 17 Verses 3, 12) “

Babylon the Great, described in the book of Revelation, is the world’s collective body of false religions, which God rejects.”

https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/502015210

Whore of Babylon illustration from Martin Luther’s 1534 translation of the Bible.

On her forehead was written a name, a mystery: “Babylon the Great, the mother of the prostitutes+ and of the disgusting things of the earth.”+ And I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the holy ones and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus.+

Well, on seeing her I was greatly amazed

Religion and Politics—On a Collision Course?

“Church-State unions are centuries old, Christendom’s modern-day excursions into politics have placed her on a collision course with the very ones whose favor she woos”

https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1985561?q=religion+and+politics&p=par#h=1

Political Powers to Turn Against Religion

And he says to me: “The waters that you saw, where the harlot is sitting, mean peoples and crowds* and nations and tongues.+ 16 And the ten horns+ that you saw, and the wild beast,+ these will hate the harlot+ and will make her devastated and naked, and will eat up her fleshy parts and will completely burn her with fire.+

Revelation 17:15,16

What Is the Scarlet-Colored Beast of Revelation Chapter 17

A political entity.

The scarlet-colored beast has “seven heads” that are said to represent “seven mountains” and “seven kings,” or ruling power.

image copyright jw.org

https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/scarlet-beast-of-revelation-17/

God’s Kingdom Rules!

Millions have found a happy, secure life under God’s perfect government. Would you like to be a citizen?

https://www.jw.org/en/library/books/gods-kingdom/

44 “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed.+ And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms,+ and it alone will stand forever,

Daniel 2:44

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