She Who Restores the Roman Empire: The Biblical Prophecy of the Whore of Babylon
iUniverse, 1. okt 2002 - 456 pages
Of The Biblical prophecy of the Whore of Babylon St. Augustine said that the Church of Rome would one day apostatize while St. Jerome hinted that the day of apostasy may have already begun, but today even many Protestants reject this notion arguing instead that a new Babylonian kingdom will arise in Iraq. She Who Restores the Roman Empire is a thorough survey of this controversial prophecy. It examines the prophetic interpretations throughout history and shows their impact upon history. It shows how the prophecy itself helped shaped the Reformation and counter-Reformation. It also discusses the newer interpretations which predict a revival of ancient Babylon or a global New Age religion. Dr. Criswell’s conclusion is based on thorough exegesis and on historical precedent. He contends that it is the Harlot who will initiate the restoration of the Roman Empire and the anti-Christ will initially be his puppet before turning on her and destroying her great city. Napoleon was an archetype of the coming anti-Christ who will promise a new world but deliver destruction.
"David Criswell has done an outstanding job in handling the subject of Babylon the Harlot in the book of Revelation. As a Tyndale Seminary graduate student, he was a thorough researcher and scholar. No matter what your view on the "Babylon" issue, this book is a classic at analyzing the subject. The reader will find this treatise a fascinating adventure in Bible study."