When asked about the end of the world, Christ said to understand the book of Daniel. Revelation had not yet been written, but a blessing is pronounced on those who read and understand the Revelation.
#1. There is a similarity of context for both Daniel and Revelation and both Daniel and John were in captivity when those books begin. Is that an omen for us?
#2. Daniel 3 is about the king of Babylon and Revelation 17:5 is about the king of spiritual Babylon.
#3. Both are wealthy with abundance of gold. Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold 60 cubits (90'?) and the king of spiritual Babylon is depicted as a harlot “decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand. Converted Jesuit priest, Alberto Rivera says it was gold from the Vatican that paid for the Bolshevik Revolution in his book, The Godfathers. Click to read online. World Bank whistleblower Karen Hudes reveals the flow of money and gold goes from the US to England and then to the Vatican 7:30 minutes into this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hgA9j-4dB0&feature=em-uploademail Inspite of amassing such wealth, the church pleads poverrty in pedophilia cases and asks forgiveness and calls for re-distribution of wealth to the poor. It seems strange that every nation south of the US was colonized by Catholicism while the US was Protestant, and yet capitalism is somehow responsible. Who is really to blame for the poverty of Catholic nations?
#4. The king of Babylon summoned his realm to worship the golden image that represented him. The pope expects those in his presence to bow to him.
#5. The king of Babylon sentenced those who would not bow to a fiery furnace in Daniel 3. Conservative historians says 50-100 million were martyred during the Dark Ages of papal supremacy, “drunken with the blood of saints,” Revelation 17:6.
Now we look at similarities or contrasts.
#1. Babylon was the leading empire then, but the Vatican's power is worldwide now. Revelation 17:15.
#2. Ancient Babylon was primarily a secular kingdom; the Vatican is primarily religious, but mixed with governmental force: ”with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication.” Rev 17:2.
#3. The king of Babylon was converted by seeing the Son of God in Daniel 3:25. The pope claims to be the Vicar of Christ, but inspite of charisma, Revelation 17:5 shows the papacy as a false system.
#4. The king of ancient Babylon extoled the true God in Daniel 3:28,29. The pope worships Lucifer, the devil, as shown here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jc61xBfcGI&feature=youtu.be This fits the meaning of “Vatican” as divining serpent.
#5. God arranged for the king of Babylon to have Daniel and friends as wise counselors. In this sense, God infiltrated Babylon's government. In contrast, the papacy has infiltrated DC which is surrounded by Mary land and Catholic influence that now has a majority of Supreme Court Justices. Rome has also infiltrated Protestant Churches by attractive women getting pastors into an affair and effectually muting their witness against Catholicism or they would be exposed. “Mother of harlots,” Revelation 17:5.
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Author's Bio: 

Dr. Richard Ruhling is a retired physician with a special interest in Bible prophecy. His primary website is http://ChooseABetterDestiny.com