The Scriptures describe the soon-coming judgment that will fall upon Babylon. We are told that “she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.” Revelation 18:8.
The Notre Dame fire is a preview of the final destruction that will overtake Babylon. Babylon will burn, and the recent Notre Dame Cathedral fire and all the symbolism associated with it is an accurate description is what is coming to this world. Soon the scenes of Revelation 17 and 18 will have their final fulfillment. Even so, we see many surprising parallels between these chapters and the fire that destroyed Rome’s famed cathedral in Paris, France.
“And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning.” Revelation 18:9.
The whole world is mourning because more than half of the Notre Dame Cathedral was destroyed by flames. Millions watched as the 15-hour fire destroyed much of the roof and interior. Prayers and vigils were held to save the building. Over a billion dollars were raised in less than 48 hours to rebuild the structure. Even some Seventh-day Adventists were lamenting its destruction. 
The Notre Dame Cathedral is not a symbol of Christianity, it’s a symbol of the Vatican. The cathedral is a tribute to the Virgin Mary, not to Christ, the Father or the Holy Spirit. The name “Notre Dame” is French for “Our Lady” which is one of the many titles used to venerate the Virgin Mary. This building is dedicated to the idolatrous worship of Mary.
Secondly, the building is/was decorated with demons and monsters. What do demons have to do with a so-called temple of God?
“For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness. And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?” 2 Corinthians 6:14-16.
Just because these idols are over 800 years old doesn’t change the nature that they are demons. Demons are representations of Satan and of the devil and have no place in the temple of God. Some today call this art, but this is still idolatry and does not honor God.
Had this Notre Dame Cathedral existed in the land of Israel during the Canaanite conquest, it would have been destroyed by God’s people. God commanded the nation of Israel to destroy every imagery of paganism once they entered the promised land.
“But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire. For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.” Deuteronomy 7:5, 6.
This is what the Lord says regarding demons inside of the church: “And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” Revelation 18:2.
How does an institution or an organization become the dwelling place of devils? Besides having demonic idols on its temple, the Bible clearly tells us how the devil and his children are manifested:
“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8.
And what is sin? “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” 1 John 3:4.
Those who teach that God’s commandments do not have to be kept are perpetuating the lies of the devil. Those who think that they can change God’s law are doing the work of Satan. Those who say that it is impossible to keep God’s commandments have another spiritual father who is not God. And beware of those who say, “Just do the best you can, God isn’t so particular about keeping His commandments.
Any church that diminishes obedience to God and to His commandments is a church that is part of Babylon. The devil is there, and God’s command to those who are in Babylon is to “Come out of her my people” (Revelation 18:4).
Come out of her because Rome and all her daughters will one day be judged for their deeds (Daniel 7:25). Babylon will come to an end. The fires of Notre Dame which captivated the minds of the world is but a faint shadow of the coming destruction that will befall those who despise God’s moral law:
“And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.” Revelation 18:18, 19.