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Will the first Antichrist rise again? Will ancient Babylon once again become a prominent player in the Last Days? Will America be the catalyst through which both return? Why do the actions of our presidents, the iconography on the back of the U. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. More Details Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Babylon Rising , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I must admit that I am a bit of a sucker for the conspiracy theories as I find some of these conspiratorial perspectives to be, at a minimum, somewhat interesting to read and watch.
With that said, there are some books that may seem at first glance to be nothing more than a bunch of crazy summations by people with rather imaginative minds, efforts worthy of the Science Fiction channel but in reality, when you dig in to the material presented, what may have seemed like mere coincidence begins to I must admit that I am a bit of a sucker for the conspiracy theories as I find some of these conspiratorial perspectives to be, at a minimum, somewhat interesting to read and watch.
With that said, there are some books that may seem at first glance to be nothing more than a bunch of crazy summations by people with rather imaginative minds, efforts worthy of the Science Fiction channel but in reality, when you dig in to the material presented, what may have seemed like mere coincidence begins to be in reality, something far more worth of discussion and focus.
Again, for many this is nothing but empty conspiracy theories. I will submit that after watching these videos and reading Babylon Rising along with some additional research, it would be a bit incorrect to toss out what has been so often been considered in the minds of many as conspiracy theory nonsense.
Skiba presents a number of interesting theses, to include what was taking place in Genesis 6, in particular the issue of who or what the Nephilim were and why anyone should care. Furthermore, the whole issue of Nimrod and his definite impact on history, especially the formation of pagan god worship throughout the centuries, is yet another very interesting topic worth reading.
If one does a bit of historical studies regarding the development of the gods, especially the gods of the Ancient Near East ANE , Egypt, Greece, and Rome, they will be able to trace how those pantheons of gods worshipped by those cultures has its roots in the worship of Nimrod. Perhaps the most captivating element of Babylon Rising for me was the discussion of the rather odd inclusion of pagan gods in and around the capitol of the United States. This of course begs the question as to why so much pagan architecture is part of the capitol and if the inclusion of such iconography has any relevant meaning.
For Skiba, the answer is unequivocally in the affirmative that at least some degree of paganism found its way into the establishment and governance of our country. For some readers, that may be a rather shocking statement given the manner in which the founding fathers are typically depicted as devout men of God who founded this country on a solid foundation of biblical principles. The reader will need to make their own conclusions based on the evidence provided and in doing so, will have to decide if the evidence presented is merely coincidence or something much more.
Again, this for many is included in the realm of conspiracy theory, but the evidence presented certainly is worth considering.
A final issue raised by Skiba in this book is that of holidays such as Christmas and Easter. For many readers, the issue over whether to celebrate Christmas and Easter can be a thorny one, especially since Christmas is the time most people celebrate the birth of Christ and Easter is the time believers remember the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
Certainly there can be nothing wrong with those holidays, despite yet again, questions and issues that have been presented by several authors as to the roots of some of the trappings of both holidays. Typically, most respond to the assertion that such holidays should be avoided by noting passages such as Colossians However, as rightly noted by Skiba, God has provided a list of Feasts that He has determined should be celebrated by all believers in remembrance of what God has done throughout history.
This certainly begs the question as to whether December 25th and Easter fit into that festival construct. Again, this is something the reader will need to decide and Skiba certainly provides some very compelling thoughts to consider on this often thorny subject. It is very interesting as Skiba points out that the early church fathers such as Tertullian were very adamant about not celebrating pagan holidays or associating themselves in any manner with such festivals or customs.
The discussion by Skiba regarding the possible birthday of Jesus as occurring during the cycle of the fall feasts was for me rather fascinating. Having recently concluded a pretty thorough study of all the Feasts of the Lord, what Skiba presents is certainly within the realm of reality. Moreover, Jesus being born during the Feast of Trumpets and coming again during the Feast of Trumpets certainly would be nice bookends if you will regarding his initial incarnation and his second coming.
If anything, it provides some valid food for thought in regards to the issue that exists between something such as the Feasts of the Lord and December 25th, a day the pagans celebrated the birth of their gods. Overall, this proved to be a very fascinating and worthwhile book.
As noted on a number of occasions in this review, there are many issues Skiba raises that many will toss out as mere conspiracy and nonsense. Those who take that approach I believe will miss out on some topics to take under consideration. One thing is certain and that is at the end of days there will be some very odd things taking place. What those will ultimately be is arguably a matter of debate.
Jun 14, Bonnie Eiben rated it it was amazing. We as Americans think we are immune to curses. Or to being deceived by Lucifer. We're not. Read, study, and reject anything of "Babylon". Jan 05, Raf rated it really liked it. Fascinating read with some very interesting research and insights.
I was quite impressed. If you want to read about some unique and different ideas about who the anti-Christ might be as well as the pagan roots of the founding of our nation, and the history behind it, I definitely suggest this book.
Sep 15, Yeshua rated it liked it. Aug 03, Michele Douglas rated it it was amazing. Excellent read. Rob Skiba has a wonderful gift of discernment, as well as being able to "put the pieces" together in such a way to make it easy to follow and understand. Jun 30, Josh rated it it was amazing. Which is a thing. No, seriously. Roborooter ties the flat earth to religion. This is his first book in a fictional series where we can read in almost real time Robocop descending into madness.
Would read again. Oct 09, Amy Skalicky rated it really liked it. Very interesting food for thought and more feasible than most realize; however, I don't agree with a bit of his view of some Scripture. Mar 24, Diane Bentley rated it liked it. Still debating Fascinating subject. I can see how and agree with much of what you have concluded.
However, I don't know about the last few chapters. May 10, Sim rated it really liked it. Very informative book very well researched theories. Very informative book I am speechless. I don't know where to start. Ultimately, this is a failure on every level. I picked it up because I enjoy conspiracy theories, and thought I'd take a chance on a "Christian" perspective for a laugh. But this is a terrible conspiracy theory book.
It is also a terrible "Christian" book. It is also a terrible promotional tool for Skiba's ridiculous other projects, including the ubiquitously mentioned "SEED the series.
BABYLON RISING: AND FIRST SHALL BE LAST (VOLUME 1) By Rob Skiba **Excellent**
Babylon Rising (updated and expanded) : And The First Shall Be Last