What Does It Mean to “Seek The Peace of Babylon”?

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Hi P____,

Thank you so much for sharing this with me. I had never thought of that before, but I agree with you one hundred percent. “In the peace of that city you will find peace” does not change the fact that you still must “come out of her my people” (Rev 18:4), or the fact that “her plagues come in one day, and her judgment comes in one hour” (Rev 18:8, 10).

Jer 29:7 And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.

Rev 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

Rev 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

“Pray unto the Lord for it” is the same admonition we are given when we are told to “pray for… all in authority.” Once again, we are not praying for and seeking the salvation of “all in authority” at this time. What we are praying for in both cases is to simply be able to live at peace with the world to which we have been sent as ambassadors. “That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

1Ti 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
1Ti 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

God is not attempting to save all men in this age. Many are being called, but few are being chosen:

Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

So, yes, you are exactly right when you say: “When we are in babylon [the woman with child] seeking the peace there of, then sudden destruction, and we shall not escape.”

1Th 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

Your brother in Christ,


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