The Two Babylons

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Author: Alexander Hislop

Where did the practices and beliefs of Roman Catholicism come from? In this scholarly classic, first published over eighty years ago, Alexander Hislop reveals that many Roman Catholic teachings did not originate with Christ or the Bible, but were adopted from ancient pagan Babylonian religion, and given Christian names.

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Although difficult reading, this book accurately provides a fascinating historical in-depth examination of the shocking similarities between the practices of ancient Babylonian religion and those of today's Roman Catholic church.

See how a religion that was started by Nimrod and his wife spread to various regions, taking on different names, but keeping the same pagan rituals and trappings. These same rituals embody the Catholic church of today.

Learn the true origins of:
- The Mother and Child
- The Mass
- The Wafer (Eucharist)
- Purgatory
- The Sovereign Pontiff
- Prayers for the Dead
- The Rosary
- The Sign of the Cross
- The Confessional
- Clothing and Crowning of Images
- Priests, Monks, and Nuns
- Relic Worship
- Worship of the Sacred Heart
- Extreme Unction
- and much more!

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1 - Distinctive Character of the Two Systems

Chapter 2 - Objects of Worship

  • Trinity in Unity
  • The Mother and Child, and the Original of the Child
    • The Child in Assyria
    • The Child in Egypt
    • The Child in Greece
    • The Death of the Child
    • The Deification of the Child
  • The Mother of the Child

Chapter 3: Festivals

  • Christmas and Lady-day
  • Easter
  • The Nativity of St. John
  • The Feast of the Assumption

Chapter 4: Doctrine and Discipline

  • Baptismal Regeneration
  • Justification by Works
  • The Sacrifice of the Mass
  • Extreme Unction
  • Purgatory and Prayers for the Dead

Chapter 5: Rites and Ceremonies

  • Idol Processions
  • Relic Worship
  • The Clothing and Crowning of Images
  • The Rosary and the Worship of the Sacred Heart
  • Lamps and Wax-Candles
  • The Sign of the Cross

Chapter 6: Religious Orders

  • The Sovereign Pontiff
  • Priests, Monks, and Nuns

Chapter 7: The Two Developments Historically and Prophetically Considered

  • The Great Red Dragon
  • The Beast from the Sea
  • The Beast from the Earth
  • The Image of the Beast
  • The Name of the Beast, the Number of his Name - the Invisible Head of the Papacy