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Babylon mystery religion : ancient and modern

Author: Ralph Woodrow
Publisher: Riverside, CA : R. Woodrow, 1990, ©1966.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Woodrow
ISBN: 091693800X 9780916938000
OCLC Number: 25077217
Description: 167 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Babylon --
Source of false religion --
Babylon's beginning --
Nimrod, its first king --
A mighty hunter --
A rebel against God --
His wife Semiramis --
Her child Tammuz --
counterfeits --
A Biblical and historical account of how Babylonian paganism spread to the nations, was absorbed into the Roman empire --
And was finally mixed with Christianity at Rome --
A mixture the produced the great falling away --
2. Mother and child worship --
Queen Semiramis and her god-child Tammuz --
How their worship developed under different names and forms in various countries --
How it was mixed into the doctrine of the fallen church --
Pagan titles applied to Mary --
3. Mary worship --
Undue prominence given to Mary in the church of the falling away --
The immaculate conception, the perpetual virginity, and assumption of Mary theories considered in the light of the Scriptures --
The rosary --
its origins and history --
4. Saints, saints' days, and symbols --
Who are the saints? --
Are we to pray for them? --
Saint worship shown to be a continuation of the pagan devotion to the gods and goddesses of paganism --
The use of idols, images, and pictures as objects of worship --
The aureole --
5. Obelisks, temples, and towers --
Significance of the ancient obelisks --
Their use in front of pagan temples --
The obelisk in front of St. Peter's in Rome --
The history of the Vatican Hill --
Elaborate and expensive church buildings --
the tower of Babel --
Religious towers --
6. Is the cross a Christian symbol? --
The wide-spread use of the cross symbol --
Its ancient origin --
Its history among pagan tribes --
Its various forms and their significance --
7. Constantine and the cross --
The cross vision at Milvian Bridge --
Constantine's "conversion" shown to be a hoax --
The story of Helena's discovery of the "true" cross considered --
8. The relics of Romanism --
Pieces of the true cross and other relics examined --
Many shown to be fakes --
The use of relics to "consecrate" a church --
A pagan superstition --
The origin of the idea. 9. Religious fraud --
Pilgrimages --
Indulgence selling --
Tetzel's sales in Germany --
Luther --
The Reformation --
Purgatory --
Its origin and legends --
Paying for prayers --
Molech worship --
10. Was Pete the first pope? --
Equality stressed by Christ --
"On this rock I will build my church" --
Peter and the popes compared --
peter's ministry compared to Paul's --
Did Peter ever go to Rome? --
11. Pagan origin of papal office --
The supreme pontiffs of paganism --
The Peter-roma, high priest of the mysteries --
The mystic "keys" --
Janus --
The tiara --
The fist-god mitre --
Dagon worship --
The pallium --
Peter's "chair" --
Statue of Jupiter renamed as Peter --
Kissing an idol --
Carrying an idol --
Papal processions --
The fabelli "fans" --
12. Papal immorality --
The unholy history of the papal office --
Luther's visit to Rome --
The female pope --
13. Are popes infallible? --
The council of 1870 --
The trial of Formosus and Steven --
Contradictions to the "infallibility" theory presented --
Christ and the popes compared --
The mystic number 666 --
14. The inhuman inquisition --
Persecution of Protestants --
The rack, the iron virgin, and other torture instruments described --
Persecutions at Beziers, Lavaur, Orange, Paris, etc. --
15. "Lords over God's heritage" --
Cardinals --
The origin of their office --
Their red garments --
Bishops --
The Scriptural and traditional views compared --
The "clergy" --
Church government --
The ministry of elders in the local church --
Religious titles --
16. An unmarried priesthood --
The celibacy doctrine of Babylon --
Its history --
And immorality --
The confessional --
Its origin and purposes --
Priests in black garments --
The sun-symbol tonsure. 17. The mass --
Transubstantiation --
Its meaning, origin, and history --
The "finished" work at Calvary contrasted to the mass --
The monstrance, the round "host," a description of round sun-symbols and their use in paganism, the mystic letters I.H.S., the mystery drama --
The Lord's supper and the mass compared --
18. Three days and nights --
The sign of Jonas --
Was Christ crucified on a Friday? --
On what day was the resurrection? --
19. Fish, Friday, and the spring festival --
The fish, a fertility symbol --
Its association with the mother goddess and Friday --
The Easter festival --
Eggs, rabbits, and cross buns --
Sunrise services --
"Weeping or Tammuz" --
Lent --
20. The winter festival --
AT what season was Christ born? --
The Saturnalia --
Gifts, trees, and customs --
St. John's Day --
Assumption Day --
Candlemass Day --
How pagan days were continued in the fallen church, renamed, and given the outer appearance of Christianity --
21. The mystery of the mixture --
A brief review of the mixture --
How it was hidden --
Mixtures in the Old Testament compared --
True Christianity must be based on the Bible, not tradition --
Salvation only through Christ.
Responsibility: by Ralph Edward Woodrow.

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