Could the writings of the ancient Hebrew prophets be relevant to events taking place in the world today?
These Hebrew prophets – Isaiah, Jeremiah, Habbakuk and the apostle John, in The Revelation – wrote extensively about a latter day city and empire which would dominate, exploit and corrupt all the nations of the world. They referred to it as Babylon the Great – or Mega-Babylon – and they foretold that its fall – 'in one day' – would devastate the economies of the whole world.
Have these prophecies been fulfilled already?
- The Roman Catholic Church?
- A world super-church?
- Rebuilt ancient Babylon?
- somewhere entirely different?
Should this city/nation have a large Jewish population?
Why all the talk about merchants, cargoes, commodities, trade?
Can we rely on the words of these ancient prophets?
If so, what else did they foretell that is still to be revealed?
Do they refer to other major nations – USA, Russia, China, Europe?
What about militant Islam?
The author has spent 40 years researching bible prophecy and says:
My background is in lecturing, publishing and radio/TV – but previously I ran a construction business. I still love to know how things are put together – buildings, origins of words, phrases – so I have used a similar approach in exploring, what I believe to be, an extremely important and relevant topic.
More on Bible prophecy in Raymond's latest book, Oh What Rapture!
About the Author
Raymond McCullough, from Co. Down, near Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been a professional writer for over twenty years. Beginning with technical articles and reports for UK magazines, he then began publication of an Irish Christian magazine, 'Bread', from 1990-96, with his first book, 'Ireland - now the good news!' in 1995; co-edited by his wife, fiction author Gerry McCullough. He has also had articles published in the Irish Times, Dublin, and the Presbyterian Herald, Belfast. In 1993 he hosted a radio show, 'In tha Name a' Gawd!' on 96.7 BCR, in Belfast, which later developed into his current satellite radio show of music, news and faith-based interviews - broadcasting around the world on several satellite networks. From 1996, for seven years, he and Gerry led a cell-based Christian fellowship in the Belfast area - also producing an album of Celtic & Hebrew worship music, 'Into Jerusalem' (2005) and a Celtic pop-folk album, 'Different' (2008). In 2008, he began 'Celtic Roots Radio' - a 30-minute show of Celtic, folk, folk-rock, Breton, Galician, bluegrass, Cajun, Cape Breton, acoustic and singer/songwriter music, now broadcasting on FM, satellite, webcast and iTunes podcast to more than 100 countries around the world - with around 14,000 downloads/month via iTunes - and syndication beginning on FM stations in Ireland and beyond. In April 2009, Raymond also set up a 24/7 'Celtic Roots Radio' web station on the Live365 network, which now has a playlist of over 800 tracks, from more than 400 individual artists and bands. His 'Kingdom Come Trust' website (kingdomcome.org.uk) has hundreds of enthusiastic emails from satellite radio listeners in US, Canada and Caribbean countries. Raymond says, "They love the Irish music and culture - although the interviewees are from many parts of the world." A second series of this show will soon be in production and will also be broadcast in Ireland. Raymond has researched the subjects in 'The Whore and her Mother' for about forty years, off and on, but the events of 9/11 brought a new focus to his research and a real sense of increasing urgency encouraged him to complete the book in just four months! He is also planning shortly to publish the 'craic' from his Celtic Roots Radio scripts as, 'A Wee Bit a' Craic,' and is working on a TV documentary, filmed mainly in Canada, entitled, 'Broken Treaties.' Raymond is currently producing a half hour series for satellite radio based on 'The Whore and her Mother'.