“The great city was split into three parts.” (Rev. 16:19 NASB)
There is a “pie-chart” map of the world at this link which, I believe, illustrates the great city perfectly. Each pie chart is one nation, and the size of each pie chart is relative to that nation’s population. It is the color and location of each pie chart that is eye-opening.
The case is made in Chronicles of the End Times that Babylon the Great, the great city, is the entire world, or, all humanity who are not servants of Christ. The great city is divided into three parts as the Bible says at the beginning of this post.
The three parts are shown in Chronicles (and in this post) to be separated based on how each area of the world received the Gospel. The process actually began 500 years before Christ, with the message contained in the book of Daniel.
The final judgments to occur, such as the Trumpets and Bowls, as well as the type of hardships there will be during the later Signposts, are all fairly and justly issued by God based on how each area ultimately received the Gospel.
I made some modifications to the diagram, adding some labels and boundaries. We now discuss each of the three areas.
Christianity is the dominant faith of West Earth. There may be some animism (“Other”) in South America, and Atheism in North America, but by and large, this part is Christian. One might think that most of the world’s true followers of Christ would be in this part, but the majority of people pursue wealth ahead of Christ.
Note the Green of Islam gobbling up the Blue of Christianity. All nations in Center Earth are or were Christian. The whole part of Center Earth would have been blue like West Earth. Yes, Libya, Turkey, and all the other green pie charts were blue in the centuries following Christ.
This is the great falling away. As the end times continue into the Fourth Signpost and the Tribulation, the blue pie charts of southern Africa, and the blue and grey pie charts of Europe, will also become green. The great falling away will continue right up into the Tribulation.
Note the “hodge podge” of the East. The forces of Hell saw the wonderful message of Daniel 2-7, from the true God of heaven, written in Aramaic, potentially telling all the world that the true God exits, and what it is to serve the true God. In the same decade the message came out, Confucius began writing down his moral code, and Brahma appeared to Gautama telling him he had to preach his new religion to the world, becoming the Buddha.
The patchwork of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism covered the East, providing a religion and moral code to whole nations, also created a wall for any other religion such as Christianity to enter from the outside.
The reader can see the Hinduism of India (brown), the Buddhism of China, Thailand, Japan, and the rest of southwestern Asia (orange), and the Confucianism of China (yellow/”Other”). Russia appears Christian, but is one of the few nations to become Christian not because believers converted the leader of the nation (as happened with, say, Constantine and the Roman Empire) but the leader was deciding which religion to have for his state. Vladimir the Great ultimately decided on Greek Orthodox (with Judaism, Catholicism, and Islam losing) in AD 1000. More recently, the Chinese Communist party replaced Buddhism in China with Atheism.
So there we have it. West Earth is almost solid blue and is free to pursue Christ or not. Center Earth is losing their Christian faith, falling away to Islam or the Enlightenment. East Earth is inoculated from Christianity with a mixture of faiths. This last part of the earth, with half of the human population, is the part of the earth that has potentially the greatest harvest in the end times.