What are the Abominations of Babylon? 

Appendix 6: What are the Abominations of Babylon? 

By lavishing perverted pleasures on mankind, the goddess has the world under her thumb. She is the one who reigns over the kings of the Earth, who reigns over the TV and radio stations—who reigns over social media and all things on the internet. She enslaves people with the allure of pleasure, but not God’s pleasures.  

She is THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH (Rev 17:5). “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins and … receive of her plagues” (Rev 18:4). 

What are the things that God hates? We do not have to guess; we can look in His Word and be informed. Let us take a look in the Bible and hold it as a mirror to check ourselves. In Leviticus 11: ‘And every creeping thing that creeps on the earth shall be an abomination (Lev 11:41). There are certain animals that God said do not eat. When God said, “Look, that animal is not food for you; it’s an abomination to you,” then you should listen and not eat it; just stop and repent.  

‘You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination (Lev 18:22). Homosexuality, in God’s opinion, is an abomination. In Appendix 3, I said, “Wait, we shouldn’t throw stones at them.” What I am saying is we need to be honest with ourselves, because what happens is that people feel justified to throw stones at this abomination, but not at the abominations that they hold dear. Let us go on in our list.  

They provoked Him to jealousy with foreign gods; With abominations they provoked Him to anger They sacrificed to demons, not to God, To gods they did not know, To new gods, new arrivals That your fathers did not fear (Deut 32:16-17).  

We see that Solomon built a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab (See 1 Kgs 11:7), the god who required child sacrifice, or as we would say with a modern word “abortion?” Why does abortion happen? ―Because people have sexual relations outside of a committed relationship of marriage. They have pregnancies they do not want and choose to get rid of the baby. That is an abomination in God’s sight. All right, that one is easy to throw stones at because I do not do that, I am a good Christian. 

What else? Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight (Prov 11:1).  

Dishonest scales. Well, I am not a merchant; I am not selling things so I cannot be guilty of that. However, maybe I am not being honest in my business dealings, even if I do not use a scale to weigh things, but are you giving good value? Are you stacking the scales to your favor and not being honest with how you sell things? Or how you buy things? Or how you do commerce? How do you negotiate and conduct business with others? Are you an upright businessman or businesswoman? Are you an upright customer? Do you point out your coworker’s shortcomings and failures, but you hide and cover your own to protect your image? Are there rules that you want applied to other people (things they shouldn’t be allowed to say, ways they ought to behave, things they shouldn’t be allowed to get away with, etc.) but you exempt yourself from those same standards? 

Another abomination: “One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, Even his prayer is an abomination” (Prov 28:9).  

What? My prayers can be an abomination? If I will not hear and obey His instructions, my prayer can be an abomination. God said, “Don’t do that,” and if I do it, and then I pray―it is an abomination.  

These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look … (Prov 6:19).  

A proud look is at the top of the list. God hates a proud look. Why does He hate a proud look? Because if we were to really understand who we are in comparison to Him, we would see that we are lower than the ants—the ants that are under my feet and I walk on them without even thinking about it. We are less than that; we are a worm.  

We are nothing, and yet we think that we are amazing and that people should take notice of who we are. If I think that I am better than my neighbor, and I have this haughty look, this is being proud. If I look down on my neighbor because I can do something a little better, or have a slightly higher IQ, that is an abomination to God. 

… A lying tongue [is an abomination to God], Hands that shed innocent blood [that is an abomination] (Prov 6:17), A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil (Prov 6:18), A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren (Prov 6:19). 

All these are abominations. We should look deep into this list. Proverbs 6:16–19 is our checklist; you should go study it, meditate on it and say, “Lord, search me, see if there’s any wicked way in me, that I may repent and turn from that character trait that God abhors.” Before we stand before our Creator and while there is time to change, we should do a self-inventory and ask, “Am I guilty of any of these? Do I have a proud look? Do I have a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running into evil? Am I a false witness that speaks lies? Am I the one who sows discord among brethren?”  

If any of these describe you, those actions are an abomination—As much as a man lying with another man is an abomination in God’s sight. They offend God as much as someone getting an abortion. These acts are an abomination in God’s sight just as much as this Mystery Babylon the great, who is the mother of harlots and abominations. When we commit these other abominations, we are worshipping her. 

Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD. In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the LORD one departs from evil (Prov 16:5–6).  

If you saw yourself in these descriptions, there is hope. This is the antidote―the fear of the Lord. The cure is to understand who I really am compared to Him. When I have that right perspective on God, then I will have the right perspective with you, my brothers and sisters. I hope you will have the right perspective with me. We must fear God and humble ourselves in order to repent.  

This takes us up to the “abomination of desolation” (Mark 13:14).  

The abomination of desolation is all these things put together. One day someone known as the “Son of Perdition” will be the embodiment of all this sin, the man of sin. He will have a lying tongue that speaks outrageous lies and sows discord among brethren. His heart will devise wicked plans and his feet will run to evil. He will shed innocent blood. This haughty renaissance man will embody the abominations that we have reviewed. In the height of his arrogance, he will go and do the ultimate sacrilege.