A Christian Empire
a time when they reigned with Christ. The Byzantine Empire was the only Christian empire to last a thousand years. Its capital, Constantinople, has all the characteristics of Babylon the Great. No other city has them and can be found no more at all. It is a mystery and likely to remain so.
A Great City
a beast that was, is not, and is yet to come. Constantinople can be found no more at all. It comes with two beasts. It started with the Roman Empire and ended with the Ottoman Empire a thousand years later.
A Great City
is mystery Babylon the Great. No other fits like Constantinople. It has a thousand years, seven heads, ten horns, and two beasts. It was started by the Roman Empire and ended by Islam. You can verify all the numbers. Numbers and history is all you can trust.
A Great Whore
can be found no more at all. Constantinople is that great city. It has all the characteristics: many waters, seven hills, trade, is fallen, is fallen, and can be found no more at all. It is still a mystery and likely to remain so. The exegetes can’t find her.
having seven heads and ten horns. This was the Roman Empire when Constantine moved the capital to Constantinople. The beast that was and is not was replaced by the beast with ten horns. They shall hate the whore. Constantinople fell to the tenth dynasty of Islam after a thousand year reign.
with no history but everyone knew Constantinople was the target of the Arabs. They were ready to attack and the Christians were ready to defend themselves. In addition to the walls, they had Greek fire. Some historians could not be trusted with dates according to Gibbon. This was the first siege of Constantinople by the Arabs.
with Daniel and the Apocalypse. No interpretation required. Just numbers and history. Everything is connected to Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire. Just count the dynasties. Let the historians do that. They don’t have an agenda. Everyone else does.
A Necessary Characteristic
of Babylon the Great. Constantinople is the fulfillment on that prophecy. No other city can satisfy what has been written. It is a mystery to this day. Likely to remain so until the end when all will be revealed. The future will make history clear to all. Today it can be found no more at all.
A Historical Fact
as early as the fourth century. Bishops were being bought and sold. People from Ephesus journeyed to Constantinople to a bishop that could be trusted. John Chrysostom was asked to clean up the mess. It was the beginning of the fifth century. He reluctantly agreed.