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 7

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 doctrines of the fallen church. Pagan titles applied to Mary 13

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 considered in the light of the scriptures. The rosary—its origin and history 21

4. SAINTS, SAINTS' DAYS, AND SYMBOLS.

Who are the saints? Are we to pray to 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 oftworship 30

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. Elaborate and expensive church buildings. The tower of Babel—religious towers 39

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 47

7. CONSTANTINE AND THE CROSS.

The cross vision at Milvian Bridge. Constantino's "conversion" shown to be a hoax. The story of Helena's discovery of the "true" cross considered 55

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 60

9. RELIGIOUS FRAUD.

Pilgrimages—indulgence selling—Tetzel's sales in Germany—Luther—the Reformation. Purgatory—its origin and legends—paying for prayers. Molech worship.65

10. WAS PETER 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? 74

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 fish-god mitre—Dagon worship—the pallium—Peter's "chair"—kissing an idol—carrying an idol—papal processions-the fa-belli "fans" 79

12. PAPAL IMMORALITY.

The unholy history of the papal office. Luther's visit to Rome. The female pope 91

13. ARE POPES INFALLIBLE?

The Council of 1870. The trial of Formosus. Contradictions of the "infallibility" theory presented. Christ and the popes compared. The mystic number 666.100

14. THE INHUMAN INQUISITION.

Persecution of protestants. The rack, the iron virgin, and other torture instruments described. Persecutions at Beziers, Lavaur, Orange, Paris, etc 105

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 110

16. AN UNMARRIED PRIESTHOOD.

The celibacy doctrine of Babylon—its history—and immorality. The confessional-its origin and purpose. Priests in black garments. The sun symbol tonsure.. . 116

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 mystery drama 123

18. THREE DAYS AND NIGHTS.

The sign of Jonah. Was Christ crucified on a Friday? On what day was the resurrection? 135

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 sunrise services—"weeping for Tammuz"—

Lent 142

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 149

21. THE MYSTERY OF THE MIXTURE.

A brief review of the mixture—how it was hidden-mixtures in the Old Testament compared. Salvation only through Christ 156

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