Babylon's Mysterious History of Religion

Babylon's History of Religion:

A look at how the building of the Tower of Babel continued through history, even to this very day. Remember, I'm referring not to the actual tower itself, but I'm instead referring to the whole concept surrounding the reason as to "why" the tower was built(see Genesis 11:1-9). Anyway, lets give credit where credit is due. All of the information found here is taken directly from the book "The Two Babylons" by the late Rev. Alexander Hislop, published by Loizeaux Brothers, Inc. **NOTE: Not all of the documents(more specifically, Notes B, C, and E through R; and chapters 2-8) for the links below have been completed yet, since it involves a LOT of typing, (chuckle)so I guess you can say that I'm "slow" when it comes to stuff like this. But please be patient & bear with me.**

Since the book "The Two Babylons" is NOT copyrighted, I thought it prudent to reveal some of this information word for word here at this website since I know that not everyone who visits this website would be willing to go out & buy the book for themselves. Nevertheless, I hope that after reading the information found at the listed links above which I have chosen from this particular book, that many would choose to buy the book for themselves in order to learn more about the wealth of information contained in it. Here are the topics that you(the reader) will find in the book itself:

CONTENTS


Chapter I.

  1. Distinctive characters of the two systems, ................................................................. 4

Chapter II.

Objects of worship

  1. Trinity in unity, .......................................................................................................... 12
  2. The mother and child, and the original of the child, ................................................. 19
    1. The child in Assyria, .................................................................................................. 21
    2. The child in Egypt, ...................................................................................................... 40
    3. The child in Greece, ................................................................................................... 46
    4. The death of the child, ................................................................................................ 55
    5. The deification of the child, ....................................................................................... 58

  3. The mother of the child, ............................................................................................ 74

Chapter III.

Festivals

  1. Christmas and Lady Day, ......................................................................................... 91
  2. Easter, ...................................................................................................................... 103
  3. The Nativity of St. John, .......................................................................................... 113
  4. The Feast of the Assumption, .................................................................................. 125

Chapter IV.

Doctrine and Discipline

  1. Baptismal regeneration, .......................................................................................... 129
  2. Justification by works, ............................................................................................ 144
  3. The sacrifice of the mass, ....................................................................................... 156
  4. Extreme unction, ..................................................................................................... 165
  5. Purgatory and prayers for the dead, ....................................................................... 167

Chapter V.

Rites and Ceremonies

  1. Idol processions, ................................................................................................... 171
  2. Relic worship, ........................................................................................................ 176
  3. The clothing and crowning of images, .................................................................. 181
  4. The Rosary and the worship of the Sacred Heart, ............................................. 187
  5. Lamps and waxed candles, .................................................................................. 191
  6. The sign of the cross, ........................................................................................... 197

Chapter VI.

Religious Orders

  1. The Sovereign Pontiff, ........................................................................................... 206
  2. Priests, Monks, and Nuns, .................................................................................... 219

Chapter VII.

The two developments historically and prophetically considered

  1. The Great Red Dragon, .................................................................................................... 225
  2. The Beast from the Sea, ................................................................................................... 242
  3. The Beast from the Earth, ................................................................................................ 256
  4. The image of the Beast, ................................................................................................... 263
  5. The Name of the Beast, the Number of his Name-the invisible Head of the Papacy, ... 269
  1. Conclusion, ......................................................................................................... 282
  2. Appendix, ............................................................................................................. 291

    Note A. Woman with Golden Cup

    Note B. Hebrew Chronology

    Note C. Shing Moo and Ma Tsoopo of China

    Note D. Ala-Mahozim

    Note E. Meaning of the name Centaurus

    Note F. Olenos, the Sin-Bearer

    Note G. The Identification of Rhea or Cybele and Venus

    Note H. The Virgin Mother of Paganism

    Note I. The Goddess Mother as a Habitation

    Note J. The Meaning of the name Astarte

    Note K. Oannes and Souro

    Note L. The Identity of the Scandinavian Odin and Adon of Babylon

    Note M. The Stripping of the Clothes of the Initiated in the Mysteries

    Note N. Zoroaster, the Head of the Fire-Worshippers

    Note O. The Story of Phaethon

    Note P. The Roman Imperial Standard of the Dragon a Symbol of Fire Worship

    Note Q. The Slaying of the Witnesses

    Note R. Attes, the Sinner
  3. Index, .................................................................................................................... 323


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