5)”For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 6) Reward her even as she hath rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works; in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.”
What are the people of Babylon doing against God so much that it reaches Heaven? We already know so far that her people are very idolatrous and lustful. The true God is replaced by idolatrous appetites for things, while holding on to a form of Christianity. The people are Laodecian in a spiritual sense. They are obtaining the things of the world to satisfy their evil lusts and desires, all the time thinking they are Godly and doing His will, (Revelation3:17).
They were like Paul described, who supposed that “gain is godliness.” Listen again to Paul´s rebuke of using Jesus for selfish gain.
18)”For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ, 19)Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is their shame, who mind earthly things.”
It can´t be emphasized enough that this distortion of the cross bothered Paul so much he openly wept when he wrote them this letter. His love for them was so great he couldn´t bear to see people destroying their souls because of the lust for material gain. Like the American Babylonians, the deception was so great that people assumed that Jesus died to make them financially rich in this world. Listen closely, that delusion and perversion of truth reaches the nostrils of God in Heaven. This is precisely why Jesus will spit up the lukewarm Laodecian church when He returns in the rapture.
The second area of sin that reaches Heaven is sensual sexual perversion. Jesus said that before He returns, the condition of the world would be like the days of Noah and Lot before judgement fell. Read Genesis 6 and 19 and you will find that sexual perversion and permissiveness became so widespread, it made God sorry He created man in the first place.
Homosexuality was so prevalent in Sodom and Gomorrah, they paraded and flaunted their sin in the streets. They even came after the angels at Lot´s front door, desiring to seduce them. Open your eyes and look at the sick American society we live in. Homosexuals are marching down the streets in colorful parades demanding their rights. Prime time television shows homosexuality as an acceptable style of family living.
Pope John Paul stated in his Babylonian holiday message (Christmas) that God was pleased with mankind. It makes one wonder which Jesus he is listening to. He apparently doesn´t know that the real Jesus said these sins of idolatry and homosexuality would worsen to the point that God would send judgement, as in the days of Noah and Lot. God is indeed pleased with those who have seen the stench of their sins and turned to the blood of the Lamb for forgiveness.