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Babylon Mysteries #5

The Dress and outward Form




                             by



                          R.Woodrow







CHAPTER ELEVEN



PAGAN ORIGIN OF PAPAL OFFICE



     NIMROD, THE KING and founder of Babylon, was not only its

political leader, he was its religious leader also. He was a

priest-king. From Nimrod descended a line of priest-kings - each

standing at the head of the occult Babylonian mystery religion.

This line continued on down to the days of Belshazzar of whom we

read in the Bible. Many are familiar with the feast he held in

Babylon when the mysterious handwriting appeared on the wall.

Some have failed to recognize, however, that this gathering was

more than a mere social party! It was a religious gathering, a

celebration of the Babylonian mysteries of which Belshazzar was

the head at that time. "They drank wine, and praised the gods of

gold, and of silver, and of brass, of iron, of wood, and of

stone" (Dan.5:4). Adding to the blasphemy of the occasion, they

drank their wine from the holy vessels of the Lord which had been

taken from the Jerusalem temple. This attempt to mix that which

was holy with that which was heathenism brought about Divine

judgment. Babylon was marked for doom...

      But though the city was destroyed, concepts that were a

part of the old Babylon religion survived!

     When Rome conquered the world, the paganism that had spread

from Babylon and developed in various nations, was merged into

the religious system of Rome. This included the idea of a Supreme

Pontiff (Pontifex Maximus). Thus Babylonian paganism, which had

originally been carried out under the rulership of Nimrod, was

united under the rulership of one man at Rome: 

     Julius Caesar. It was the year 63 B.C. that Julius Caesar

was officially recognized as the "Pontifex Maximus" of the

mystery religion - now established at Rome. 

Woodrow further expounds how paganism was mixed with Christianity.

NOTES:


CHAPTER ELEVEN

1. Parkhurst's Hebrew Lexicon, p.602 (quoted by Hislop, p.208).

2. Hislop, 'The Two Babylons,' p.210. 

3. Ibid.,

4. Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, no.6363. 

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia, vol.7. p.699, art. "Impostors."

6. Hislop, 'The Two Babylons,' p.207. 

7. Smith, 'Man and His Gods,' p.129.

8. Encyclopedia of Religions, vol.2, p.311, art. "Janus." 

9. Ibid., p.545.

10. The Catholic Encyclopedia, vol.10, p.403, art. "Mithraism."

11. Durant, 'The Story of Civilization' The Age of Faith, p.745.

12. Inman, 'Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism,' pp.    

    63,64.

13. Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, no.1709 and     

    1712.

14. Encyclopedia of Religions, vol.1, p.502, art. "Dagon." 

15. Inman, 'Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism,' p. 21.

    166

16. Layard, 'Babylon and Nineveh,' p. 343. 

17. Hislop, 'The Two Babylons,' p.216.

18. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol.3, p.554, art. "Chair of       

    Peter."

19. Ibid., vol.2, p.185, art. "Babylonia."

20. Hasting's Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, art, "Images   

    and Idols."

21. Hislop, 'The Two Babylons,' p.214.

22. Encyclopedia Britannica, vol.22, p.81, art. "Pope." 

23. Aradi, 'The Popes - The History of How They are Chosen,       

    Elected, and Crowned,' p.108.



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TO BE CONTINUED




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