The Antichrist by Arthur W. Pink
14. The King of Babylon
|Thou shalt take up this proverb against the King of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!| (Isa.14:4). We do not wish to anticipate what we shall discuss at length in our future studies, enough now to state it is our firm conviction that Scripture plainly teaches that there will be another Babylon which will eclipse the importance and glories of the one of the past, and that Babylon will be one of the headquarters of the Antichrist. He will have three: Jerusalem will be his religious headquarters, Rome his political, and Babylon his commercial. For those who desire to anticipate our future expositions, we recommend them to make a minute study of Isa.10, 11, 13, 14; Jer.49:51; Zech.5, and Rev.18.