We’ve talked about Cush and Nimrod: propagators of the old “ways” of Babylon in the post-flood world.
We now have Esau
- propagator of a “new-and-improved” system of Babylon after them; ushering in a
whole new “way” of looking at things. This new system still carried within it the spirit of old Babylon, but
possesses a whole new
Much of this
face resembles subtle twists on what were once the ways of God; twisting and reshaping them
into that which wasn’t meant to be! All throughout time, the ways of God weren’t immune to Serpent

Why, then, would Esau, and those who followed him in blood and spirit, want to begin this, as well?

As we already know, Esau was the twin brother of Israel (i.e. Jacob); so, at least in blood, he and his kin
were extremely
close to Israel! We also know how the story goes: Jacob eventually received the birthright
of the covenant seed, and Esau received a few, more insignificant, non-spiritual blessings.
We also know some of the detrimental things Esau did in his life, what he stood for, believed, as well as
how his seed morphed into the
Edomites of old. We also know that some of these Edomites, eventually,
helped become the force behind the ancient
Roman Empire.

Many of us, for so long, may have wondered why
Rome had such a dominating hold, or majesty, over the
planet for such a long time… and
still does! We are now beginning to understand this whole story.

Beast of the 'Earth'

We’ve already learned about the system, and man, which comprised the political beast - the beast of the
(in The Esau-Rome Connection). We’ve also mentioned there was another parallel to this first beast:
system and man manifesting in the religious world, as well - and influencing it, for the worse.

In this sphere of influence, there are also a number of “heads” (i.e. seven) associated; and a man known as
False Prophet. Even though the parameters of this sphere are a little different, both systems (i.e. political
and religious) still seem to point towards the same, general direction:

Let’s begin with a look at some of the characteristics of this
False Prophet. As stated, they might appear to
be a little different:

                           And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns
                                                       like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
                                                                                                  - Rev. 13:11 (KJV)

In other words, this
False Prophet would go on his way, acting as innocent as a lamb; but actually would
speak as a

Horns, in the past, have always symbolized power. So, this False Prophet would become very powerful,
indeed; and, by his words, he would help facilitate the control and authority of the first, political beast over

And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell
therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

                                                                                                  - Rev. 13:12 (KJV)

Soon, those countries under both of these beasts would have
one mind - people would all begin to think
alike.[1] A religious system would back the goings-on of the European Union and the Eurozone
- both the
epitomes of the
Western Europe model of political life. All of this will become relevant, later on.

There are also a few differences, regarding the seven “heads” of this beast:

“(The prophet John speaking) So he (an angel) carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw
a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads…"

                                                                                                  - Rev. 17:3 (KJV)

This verse is very telling: an angel was about to leak some secrets of prophecy to the writer of Revelation,
John. This angel compared the corrupt, antichrist system of the future to a woman - a woman with,
obviously, very questionable moral values.
The angel elaborated:

And the angel said unto me… ‘I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her,
which hath the seven heads… The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.’

                                                                                                  - Rev. 17:9 (KJV)

Interestingly enough,
Rome is one of the only modern cities positioned on seven hills. Back in ancient
times, it was the
only one.

These hills are now known as the:


On top of this, there’s another verse in Revelation which elaborates more on this woman, and her
"heads;" making the identification of who she is as clear as day:

                                  And the woman which thou saweth is that great city, which reigneth
                                                               over the kings of the earth.
                                                                                            - Rev. 17:18 (KJV)


Yes, there was, indeed, a political empire - in John’s time - named after a city; one which ruled most kings
of the earth at this time. There also was a modern
treaty named after this city; one which led to a
conglomeration of the former lands of this empire. And, there was a
religion named after this city.
Rome is the only one which fits this bill, exactly.

As stated, the Bible infers there would also be a
church, or some type of religious authority, "riding atop”
of the political authority of this city. This
does seem to occur today, in this particular part of the world. If the
political system of the Roman Empire has been “revived” into the European Union, then there
is a church
in the mix, as well. For over 1600 years, there has been a church
- or religious authority - which
maintained influence and authority over most political affairs of this side of the planet!

What other
system do we have like this in the world today - with this exact scenario? What other city, and
empire, seems to have been “revived,” in this way?

What else could it be?

"The Birthright"

As we begin to unravel the importance of Rome to this religious system of Mystery Babylon, let’s, again,
return to the story of

We already know one reason why Esau and his descendants would, naturally, want to take up cause
against Jacob (i.e. Israel), and his descendants: it was to recover, at least in their minds, lost land, lost
historical significance, and lost favor Israel had now been granted.
But; really? Could such a war of this manner still be going on between these two groups, today? Could this
desire of Esau/Edom
still be relevant, today? Interestingly, we see that:

                                                         …Esau is the end of the world…
                                                                                        - 2 Esdras 6:9[2]

Apparently, his genetic descendants (as well as those who followed them in
spirit) are still around today,
and have relevance in the future:

If any credence is given to Apocryphal writings, it will be observed that “Esau is in the end of the world…”
This places the descendants of Esau into a position of great prominence at the end of the ages which
culminates with Edom’s last desperate attempt to recover his birthright…

                                                                 ("Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - V", n. d., p. 10)[3]

Edomites would continue their global attempt to regain what their patriarch had so recklessly parted
with, so many years ago; even though the fact lies that they are truly no longer entitled to it, and have been
defeated in their attempts, numerous times.
Not only through bloody strife would they work to fight Israel, but through subtle,
inner attacks on the nation
- through attacks on Israel’s belief system, as well as one of the most fundamental elements of the
Israeli people: their own

Yes, let’s look at these subtle,
inner attacks from Esau, his progeny, and sympathizers; and how it has
manifested into today’s world.

They Say They Are!

We already know how pagan Cain, and the terrestrial angels of the pre-flood world, attacked the
bloodline of Adam, to compromise it. We also know
why those with terrestrial, angelic blood attempted to
taint these bloodlines
- to stop Christ from being born, and the fulfilment of the Genesis 3:15 Prophecy (see
Nephilim & Cainites).
When this didn’t work, Cain’s offspring, next, set out to work on attacking Israel
internally - in their laws
and belief systems. This was accomplished by allowing Kenite blood into the Jewish priesthood (see

The 'Adamic' Flood, and Beyond). Again, this addition of new blood wasn’t the problem, per se’, but the
different, often pagan-influenced,
ideologies inserted into Israel’s religious hierarchy!

Now, let’s see how Esau, and those following him, also attempted much of the same - to infiltrate the
bloodline and ideologies of ancient Israel, as well.

Through this, we’ll begin to see another link in the
mystery of Mystery Babylon - religious and genetic
attacks from
Esau’s kin.
Not surprisingly, we see that Esau:

…acted like Nimrod… just as one snared people by their words (understanding hunter metaphorically), so
did the other (Esau, i.e. Rome) snare people by their words…

                                                                                  ("Nimrod: Man, Maniac or Myth?", n. d., p. 13)[4]

As we know, there apparently were some similarities between the Nimrod and Cush of old, and the
Esau: all three seemed out to corrupt - even destroy - the ways of God, in one fashion or another.
We already know that people like Nimrod, Cush, and Semiramis were
openly pagan; openly defiant about
wanting to turn their backs on God, and run toward pagan ideology. At least they had nothing to hide.
Esau and his clan, however, had to go about their work of corruption
subtly; with a slow-but-sure quest to
dispel everything they figured had been given to Israel (i.e. Jacob) "unjustly."
Edomites, eventually, would find themselves right back into the thick of things; and, at least early on,
they were fairly easy to spot. As their trek became more intense, however, they needed to go more
undercover; to make things look as if
they were the ones who should be the rightful owners of all the
blessings of this birthright, and weren't doing anything wrong.
It came to be that, no matter what moral route these people had to take, whatever treacherous pathways
they felt they needed to use to aid them with their conclusion, they began to proceed as if it were
they who
were the innocent and deserving ones.

The world of
religion seemed a perfect guise for them to do their devious work, as well to hide themselves

...Rome, under the name of "Edom," is compared to a boar… Why?… To tell you this: Just as the swine
when reclining puts forth its hooves as if to say: See that I am clean, so too does the empire of Edom
[Rome] boast as it commits violence and robbery, under the guise of establishing a judicial tribunal.

                                                                                                     ("Edom", n. d., p. 18)[5]

The Edomites needed to act as subtly as a
serpent to achieve their quests for spiritual domination - it’s no
surprise the routes they had to take, considering who Rome’s spiritual propagator was (as we recall):

                                       …the personification of that Snake in this world… is Esau.
                                                                                                     ("Edom", n. d., p., 4)[6]

Let’s, first, take a look at what Esau’s bloodline was about to manifest itself into, over time. Then, we’ll look
at some of the
ideologies these same people adopted, or twisted, in order to aid them in their conquest of
Israel’s “top spot.”

Corrupt Blood...?

Although a number of Edomites may have traveled to Rome in the past (as we know), there were many who
stayed in the Middle East
- their home land. Eventually, many of these people were taken captive by
another, stronger empire. The Edomites eventually found themselves in the same situation as other
people who had been subjugated in this same way
- namely, a few of the tribes of Israel.

When we speak about the racial mixtures that brought about the Jews of today, we must highlight events
surrounding the Babylonian captivity of Judah which included some from the Tribes of Benjamin, Levi and
Simeon, taken by Nebuchadnezzar to Babylon. At the same time Edom was put under Babylonian rule,
causing some Edomites to be brought to Babylon…

                                                              ("Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - II", n. d., p. 7)[7]

Of course, the inevitable began to happen: Edomites would start to mix their bloodlines with the blood of

Even though many were taken to Babylon, their captivity in this area wasn’t to last - Nebuchadnezzar’s
Babylon would eventually be overthrown, as well. Change was in the air - at least for the children of Israel.

When the Medes and Persians overthrew Babylon, (king) Cyrus issued an edict… allowing Judah to return
(to Israel)… only 50,000 returned… Many preferred to remain in Babylon, having intermarried with
Babylonians and Edomites and adopted their religion and law…

                                                              ("Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - II", n. d., p. 7-8)[8]

As we see, many would choose to stay right where they were, and this mixing of bloodlines
- and ideology -
would continue. There were many Edomites, however, who found themselves with a similar choice as given
to these tribes of Israelis (a.k.a. the Judeans)
- to return to the land they once lived in:

The Edomites were never able to return and found themselves pushed out of their own country into in the
Negeb south of Judah… eventually southern Judea became known as Idumea. According to Josephus,
John Hyrcanus I subjected them some time between 130-120BC and compelled them to convert to Judaism
or die. Thereafter they were gradually absorbed by the Israelites, and over time became known as "Jews".

                                                               ("Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - IV", n. d., p. 13)[9]

So, the Edomites were allowed to follow Israel back to their former land, and settle in this same, general
vicinity. The area where the Edomites lived was now known as
Idumea.[10] Multiculturalism began to take
hold in this area, as well.
A number of people at this time probably considered this a good thing; a way to possibly slow - even end -
the age-old strife between the two peoples.
As we see:

A hundred years before Christ, Judah was inhabited by Edomites and native Israelites who were both
followers of Talmudic Judaism, seeming to heal the breach between Jacob and Esau.

                                                                ("Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - II", n. d., p. 6)[11]

Even though there may have been good intentions to this, no doubt - and people may have meant well - it
still may have not been good for Israel… as we’ll see. All that glitters is not always gold.
How many of us would think the combination of two warring people a good means to help them understand
one another? They might begin to have an “awareness” of each other’s plight; to be able to “celebrate”
each other’s differences; and, eventually, "bury the hatchet." After all, they were both in the same boat
forced to follow an edict of another major world empire (i.e. the Medes and Persians), and go settle in the
same general areas.

God, however, did not want this unification: first, as we know, for the sake of the Genesis 3:15 Prophecy
(the seed of Israelite people needed to be pure, and continually pure, to allow for the savior - Jesus Christ -
to be born); second, because we’ve seen, time and time again, there was greater possibility of
corruption when these combinations occurred. Of course, this doesn't happen every time - but
People holding to different cultural and religious influences (often pagan) would come into Israeli families,
oftentimes, there would be intermarriage resulting from these combinations. What, also, resulted
were corruptions of these once-pure ways of God - the ways God desired for this chosen nation.
This was
the major problem behind early multiculturalism.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with people trying to live next to each other, even marrying one another -
except when it hurts the culture and strength of a nation; and/or promotes some kind of moral decay.

Ultimately, the purely-Israeli elements of their land - their morals, their culture, and their heritage
- were
slowly being usurped, even absorbed, into the ways of others around them.

…the people were a hybrid of Canaanites, Babylonians, Edomites, Hittites, Judahites, etc… Let us
recognize that the original meaning of the word "Jew" did not signify a race of people, or a religion. It
signified ALL who lived in a geographic area called Judea, except for the Romans.

                                                                       ("Esau/Edom, and the Trail of the Serpent - II", n. d., p. 8)[12]

These Edomites mixed in the nation of Israel much like the ancient
Kenites did; and how they slowly began
to assimilate themselves into Israel’s priesthood, and change it around! Eventually, this section of Edomite
people and theology was becoming obscured. As with the Kenite scribes, theological manipulation was
subtly taking hold.

Is this beginning to sound like an anti-Semitic article? Not at all; as we’ll see! Is it
history, however? Yes. Is
reality? Yes. We are out for truth, here, in this site; not what we could say to make everything sound good
for everyone. In this website, we, mainly, want to discuss the things a person
can change; not things they
can’t (such as their bloodline). So, from now on, the majority of our discussion will pertain to these
manipulations of Israeli
theology and dogma; not who has “good” or "bad" blood. Regardless of this, we
still need a little on the background of this all, and need take a look at what happened in the infiltration of
Israelite blood,

Moving further: when the
Roman Empire arrived on the scene, and began to dominate most of the ancient
Middle East, this certain Edomite/Idumean faction also began to be more powerful. Why? It’s not too
surprising to assume this would happen; because, we recall, some members of ancient Rome were
Edomite to begin with! Anyone might also assume the ancient Romans would probably lean towards
favoring their long-lost brethren; over the God-loving,
pagan-deflecting people of Israel (obviously
because the ancient Romans were
also pagan).

The tide turned in favor of the Edomite fraction when Julius Ceaser made Antipater, an Edomite, Procurator
of Judea… When he was killed four years later his son Herod gained power but was rejected by the
Judahites. Herod shrewdly gained the support of Rome.
                                  (Weisman, 1991, p. 7)[13]

Because of their multiculturalism, the power grid was shifting
- more and more in Edomite favor. The
leadership of Israel, much like its religious authority, began to fall under the influence of foreign ideologies.
Herod’s faction eventually “had control of the Judean’s culture and way of life.”[14] And yes: this was the
same Herod who tried to kill Jesus as a babe.
Now, it’s pretty easy to understand why the leadership of Israel (under the Edomite/Idumean Herod), as
well as the religious authority (infiltrated by the Kenites),
both would want Jesus silenced, or dead! Jesus
was a threat to all of them, to their institution; and he knew how these people slithered in, and took control!

Within a few years, as once could guess, this faction of “Edom ceased to exist as a separate people” - and
know where they ended up![15] People don’t just dissolve into nothingness. Soon, these groups of
individuals were assumed to be
one nation; subjected to the same leadership, the same laws, and,
eventually, the same
name. They, collectively, began to be thought of as Jews.[16]

As we know, God was not happy with Edomites/Idumeas mixing amongst the children of Israel, because
of all of this change. He was not excusing any of it:

"(God speaking) As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so
will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate… all Idume´a… and they shall know that I am the Lord."

                                                                                                - Ezek. 35:15 (KJV)

                        “For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon
                                         Idume´a, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.”
                                                                                                - Isa. 34:5 (KJV)

It would, truly, be nice if
everyone got along, and if every element of a nation could be placed into a neat,
“politically correct” package. It’d also be nice if
everything added into a mix worked for the betterment of a
community. But, unfortunately, this is not the case; things don’t always work out that way.
Some things actually work towards the betterment of the
invasive nation; or incoming people. This helps
open up pathways for the
detriment of the invaded society. This is reality; this is human nature!

We also know that, after the fulfillment of the Genesis 3:15 Prophecy (when Jesus was born), the major
problem with groups coming together wasn’t the crossing of bloodlines
- but the mixing of their ways. The
purity of God’s ways were truly under siege; being attacked, not only from outside, pagan influences, but
internally - in these Edomite infusions. This combination made things a lot harder for the average person to
who was whom, and expose the origins of whatever was on the Israelite "plate," now! Their inner
siege worked, so much better than any pagan attempt ever could. This is why God “hateth” Esau!

Synagogue of Sammael?

This is also why we have a couple of seemingly-deplorable verses coming out of the book of Revelation -
those which might sound anti-Semitic. But, are they, in
reality? We already know that there were ideological
infiltrations, as well as physical infiltrations, in Israel at this time; and we know how they got there. Again, it’s
not really the blood-mixing, it’s the alternative ideologies which came about, as a result! Most of these
additions/changes, as with pagan additions, have roots in the twisted ideologies of
Sammael (i.e. Satan)/
the Serpent
, way back in the Garden of Eden. Hence, we now have those who:

                                              …say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie…
                                                                                          - Rev. 3:9 (KJV)

                                  …and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews,
                                                   and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
                                                                                          - Rev. 2:9 (KJV)

That is why we have these verses, above! The original Jewish culture and beliefs were
compromised, and
corrupted. Many would
claim they are Jews, and following the ways of God; but, in reality, their philosophies
and theologies just don’t jive!
Again, we’re not saying that all of those with Jewish blood are corrupt, today; or are not “good” people. Of
course we’re not saying that! The problem lies with the
decisions to follow this corruption that people had to
make - then and
now. We cannot stress this point, enough.

Soon, these
alternate ideologies and human rationalizations came into the forefront - impure ways taught as
the pure ways of God; brought into the forefront by individuals who probably
knew better, but did nothing to
stop it! They, then, would continue
on, for the sake of bettering themselves, in some way, and/or their own
people. They wouldn't really care about the negative results these twists of ideology might have, as long as
it works towards
their advantage. These people would act just like the tares of Jesus’ parable (Mat. 13:24) -
the corrupt religious leaders of his day.

He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and
the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

                                                                                                      - Mat. 13:24 (KJV)

Tares Amongst the Wheat - Again!
Those Tares of Christ
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The wine of tare deceit comes inside a cup of misguided information, distributed out to the populous as a
preacher would distribute wine of holy communion. The Bible, as we recall, has a
woman as the symbol of
a church, or body of people united in some similar, spiritual front. The true
woman (or church) of God is
likened to His
bride: a chaste virgin without spot or blemish; an untainted group of individuals who haven’t
been “screwed over” by worldly deceptions.[25] It’s pretty obvious to assume a woman of
the other side
would be one of questionable moral character, or some type of unfaithful wanton to God.

How could this
whore profit from prostituting herself out, in this way? In this case, the woman - no longer
a chaste/undefiled woman of her community
- begins to whore herself out, to gather her riches and
wealth. The same has happened to these churches / religious affiliations of old: they began to “sell their
soul” for that
of this world (Mat. 13:24).
And, in order for her to receive her
payment, she distributes a cup of immoral and intoxicating ideologies to
everyone around her; attempting to get them drunk on whatever she tries to promote. The more people
around her
want to drink of it, the more degenerated they will eventually get; and the more powerful she
will get! This woman cheats on her “husband” (i.e. God) through her actions, and “screws over” those who
have already drunk. The only intoxication the whore feels is power and control over others.

Of course, it all begins with slight, seemingly-compassionate twists in a cultural ideology, a political
ideology, or a religious ideology. And, again, it’s not the bloodline of this whore, but the intoxicating
substances she
willingly distributes to the populous.
On top of it, she goes about her business, claiming she is
near to the church of God. And, of course,
those who are “drunken” - the good people of the world - yearn to follow what is right, to strive for what is
good.[26] But, in the end, they are a victim of ultimate
betrayal - by the whore! This hypocrisy infuriates God
to the extreme.

Yes, in this way, twisted ideology could be the great “
wine” used for this mass-deception. Many have
heard the saying: “religion is the devil in disguise;” and this is for good reason. Those who really hated
Jesus, during his time on earth, were those of
religious authority (the Pharisees, Sadducees, etc.), as well
as these Edomites (hiding amongst the nation of Israel).
Why? Of course, it was because Jesus exposed
ideologies for what they were - for the tares they were!
These are amongst the highest order of individuals that Jesus said would “hate you” (Luke 21:17).

There is one more word the Bible uses to describe what is actually going on here; something that
happened to a great deal of well-meaning people throughout the ages, and
still happens: fornication.

"Spiritual Fornication"

(John speaking) And there came one of the… angels… and talked with me, saying unto me, Come
hither; and I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With
whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made
drunk with the wine of her
fornication.                                                           - Rev. 17:1-2 (KJV)

Obviously, these ten political kings (the nations of the Eurozone, and others in the political arena) have
drunken by drinking of this cup. So, to dig deeper, we must, again, return to a very familiar topic;
a topic discussed, numerous times in the past:
fornication - in its “spiritual” form!

Now, who or what would be behind
this manner of fornication?

Fornication, in one meaning, could be thought of as a person “defrauding the brethren.” In a sexual sense,
we could commit
fornication when we have sex with someone, and “screw them over” because of it. The
definition of
fornication has become a heavily debated topic throughout the years; yet, as we’ll see, one
important meaning could go
way beyond the popular meaning of “sex outside of marriage.” Rest assured,
this meaning of fornication will be discussed in greater detail, as we proceed, further.

For the sake of simplicity, let’s stick to this one, possible meaning of fornication: “screwing" somebody else
over. We “defraud,” or "screw over," someone when we hide our true intentions, or are
not entirely upfront
with what we want out of this exchange with them. This also works in the
spiritual realm.
We can commit
spiritual fornication with someone who wants to follow true ways of God, and simply
“screw” them over in a religious way
- telling them lies, getting them to fund our own endeavors; and,
hurting their chances of obtaining true spiritual happiness and gratification. We make them go
down a path which, in the end, is only gratifying to

Again, there is Biblical symbolism all over this topic, and it’s fairly easy to understand why: It seems to be
exactly the same as when a person is led astray with sexual seduction. The fornicator - the one
doing the
seducing - usually causes another to depart from the faith, or makes compromises for the sake
of mass-approval.
These are the ways the religious beast - the False Prophet - would work: making
things sound
close, or near, to God, but not what was in the original teachings or theology; sounding
like it could be something of God, but
twisted, to work to one’s own favor.

Again, this is how fornication probably occurs in the spiritual world. Interestingly enough, this also
represents, what would be, the spirit of
antichrist! Let's see how.

                                                                                    - - -

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                         …they, as the tares, are suffered to grow in the world with the good seed…
                                                                                       ("Views on the Two Seeds", n. d., p. 31)[17]

We recall that Jesus’ parable referred to
ideological corruption. Along with Cain and the post-flood
it seems there was another set of human tares:

                      …certain wicked characters… crept in unawares, who were before… Esau…
                        (was) like a tare beside him (Jacob) in the same womb…
                                                                                            (Anonymous, 1834, p. 72)[18]

Now, this new set of human
tares expanded their corruption into Jewish culture, government, and, what
would be, the entire Judeo/Christian belief system! Esau’s descendants would have a huge part in
introducing this counterfeit system into God’s Holy nation; unbeknownst to many.

How did
this set of tares do their work? As we recall, a tare could be thought of as “one most resembling
wheat, and has been supposed to be
degenerated wheat.” It is also “indistinguishable from wheat until it
heads at harvest.” Obviously, these
tares hide amongst the populous, and degenerates their society.

                           …the Biblical tare… resembles wheat yet bears poison in the field of the
                                                   world as an offensive crop adulteration.
                                                       ("The Biblical Tare of Saint Matthew's Gospel", n. d., p. 3)[19]

Obviously, there
were adulterations brought about by these tares.

                     …(the word tare) is derived from zonah meaning ‘degenerate’ or ‘degraded’
              though the roots in Hebrew mean literally ‘a harlot’, ‘unfaithful’.
                                                       ("The Biblical Tare of Saint Matthew's Gospel", n. d., p. 2)[20]

By utilizing some of these key words, above, we see the ideology
behind the human tare: as being
“adulterous” to what God set aside for the human race. Those promoting these degenerated ideas would
be “unfaithful” to God, in a way; or play "the harlot” to Him. In other words, these contrary “ways” would
look, at least somewhat,
similar to traditional ways of God, but have not kept within the bounds of their
“marriage” to God.
Hence, these ways were “prostituted” out, in order to give someone their own riches or fame.

Eventually, these contrary elements were being promoted right out in the open, in front of everyone, or right
along with the ways of God. This is what’s behind this whole concept of Jesus'
tare parable.

                                   …we have considered it necessary to admonish that our fruit
                                                         have not “darnel,” that is, no tares…
                                                                      - Origen Homilies on Genesis and Exodus, p. 53-54[21]

Interestingly enough, the word
darnel could be a proper name for the Biblical tare. “The Latin name for this
darnel is Lolium temulentum, scientific and Latin 'drunken'.”[22] But, why would these tares be equated to
the word
drunken? It would seem to symbolize the affects these manipulations have on the general populous:

Darnel usually grows in the same production zones as wheat and is considered a weed. The similarity
between these two plants is so great that in some regions, darnel is referred to as "false wheat". It bears a
close resemblance to wheat until the ear appears… The wheat will also appear brown when ripe, whereas
the darnel is black… The French word for darnel is ivraie (from Latin ebriacus, intoxicated), which expresses
the drunken nausea from eating the infected plant, which can be fatal. The French name echoes the
scientific name, Latin temulentus "drunk."
                                     ("Lolium temulentum", n. d., p. 1)[23]

These above word choices seem to fit
perfectly with what the Bible describes the tares as – perfectly
corresponding to the subtle exploits of these Edomites.

The tares have crept in, often unaware to the good wheat (i.e. the good people of Israel, and
beyond), and
made their own ideological mark on this once-pure nation. It all seems to be just another element of this
age-old “struggle between the kingdom of God and kingdom
of the world.”[24] It never seems to end; now,
being "stepped up," with harsh, pinpointed attacks on the very essence of God’s ways for His nation!

Note how the words
degenerated, drunken, and adulterated were used, in the above definitions. Note how
the words
harlot and unfaithful were also used! We will now see that the Bible used these same words in its
description of
Mystery Babylon.

what are some of these degenerate moralities pushed by those wise to this deceit? Just who is
prostituting themselves out, for their own individual ends? And, ultimately,
who are the ones being made
drunken because of it?
One Biblical symbol for this moral degeneration manifests into one single word:

The Cup

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Revelation Revealed: Verse By Verse (Troy, Michigan: Jack Van Impe Ministries, 1982), 239.
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