- File Size: 27223 KB
- Print Length: 330 pages
- Publisher: King's Gate Media, LLC (October 30, 2013)
- Publication Date: October 30, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GBJC174
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,534 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Print List Price:||$18.95|
Save $11.18 (59%)
Babylon Rising: And The First Shall Be Last (updated and expanded) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Kindle Feature Spotlight
|Length: 330 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $2.99
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
- Similar books to Babylon Rising: And The First Shall Be Last (updated and expanded)
- Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download
Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I am fairly new to the subject of "transhumanism" and some of the theories in this book.
Some of those theories are speculative. I give the author credit for admitting them as such.
Mr. Skiba's material on Nimrod was intriguing. It's definitely something to ponder and makes sense in some ways.
He explains how Ham's lineage included giants. He offers a very plausible idea.
With so many wild,far-fetched theories in print about who the anti-christ is, Mr. Skiba offers another that makes more sense.
The Chapter " Truth or Tradition" addressed the pagan connections to Christianity and how Babylon of Scripture prophecy ties in.
His thoughts on the corruption in current American politics was spot on.
I thought the author came across as very sincere and I plan on reading at least one of his future releases listed in this book.
Prior to reading Skiba's book, I had taken the opportunity to watch a few of the videos he has produced that are available on his website as well as on YouTube. In those videos, Skiba discussed a number of interesting perspectives on anything from what took place in Genesis 6 to who was Nimrod to the reasons as to why there are so many mythical gods displayed in our nation's capital. 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. As noted earlier, while some may disagree with Skiba's conclusions, one cannot deny that something rather odd was taking place in Genesis 6, an event that Scripture notes has some relation to end times events. 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. Is the involvement of many of our nation's leaders in secret societies just some sort of men's club or does the inclusion in the Skull and Bones or Freemasonry mean that our leaders are to some degree pursuing an agenda which is not all that righteous. 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 2:16-17. 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. In that spirit of discussion, Skiba's book is well worth the read as it presents a wide range of interrelated concepts, ideas, and subjects that are gaining in popularity of thought and rightly so in my estimation.
Thanks Rob Skiba!
Keep on and God bless!
Most recent customer reviews
Thanks Rob Skiba