Loud Cry

The proclamation of the message of Rev. 18:1–4 , represented as proclaimed by an angel who came “down from heaven, having great power,” and with whose glory “the earth was lightened.” The phrase reflects the statement that this angel “cried mightily with a strong voice.” The message proclaimed by the angel is God’s final call to those of His people still in mystical Babylon to “come out of her” in order to avoid being “partakers of her sins, and . . . of her plagues.” This message is evidently given prior to the close of probation, inasmuch as there is still an opportunity for people to find salvation by fleeing from Babylon. It is also Heaven’s final appeal to humanity, the last such message recorded in Scripture, for it immediately precedes the fearful scenes of...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.