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Friday, 14 December 2012

PAGAN SUN WORSHIP AND CATHOLICISM
THE PAGAN SUN WHEEL, THE OBELISK AND BAAL

Above is a Roman coin from the 3rd century A.D. (Probus, A.D. 276-282) which on the reverse depicts the pagan sun god driving a chariot drawn by four horses (Sol in Quadriga). The inscription reads SOLI INVICTO - The Invincible Sun.] At right is a similar mosaic found in the Vatican grottoes under St. Peter's Basilica, on the vaulted ceiling of the tomb of the Julii (also known as "Mausoleum M"). It depicts Christ as the sun-god Helios / Sol riding in his chariot, and is dated to the 3rd century A.D. The two left horses were destroyed when the hole was made to enter the tomb. Other mosaics in this Christian tomb depicted Jonah and the whale, the good shepherd carrying a lamb, and fishermen. This blending of paganism with Christianity is syncretism, and apostasy.
At left is a pagan sun wheel in the temple at Kararak India, which is associated with occultism and astrology. It resembles a chariot wheel doesn't it?
Note the following verse-
2 Ki 23:11 And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
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When Israel apostatized, they made chariots dedicated to the sun god, who it was thought, traveled across the sky in a great chariot. Hence the origin of the sun wheel.
The Symbols of Baal, Ishtar and Shamash
Below is an artifact unearthed in the holy of holies of the pagan temple in the Canaanite city of Hatzor / Hazor, in northern Israel. It is described as follows:
"Of special interest is a square basalt altar for burning incense. On one of its sides, a circle with a cross in the center – the divine symbol of the Canaanite storm god – is carved in low relief." "... a basalt offering table, pillar-shaped, with a carved symbol of the storm god Baal on its side. That symbol was a circle with a cross in the center"

... The Akkadian Ishtar is also, to a greater extent, an astral deity, associated with the planet Venus: with Shamash, sun god, and Sin, moon god, she forms a secondary astral triad. In this manifestation her symbol is a star with 6, 8, or 16 rays within a circle. ...
Source: Encyclopedia Britannica Online, article on Ishtar.

The Star of Ishtar
Because some astronomical objects move through the sky in repeated and known intervals of time, the behavior of the celestial gods associated with them can be symbolized numerically. Ishtar, as the planet Venus, perhaps was handled this way in the eight-pointed star that usually stands for her on Babylonian boundary stones.
References to Venus as early as 3000 BC are known from evidence at Uruk, an important early Sumerian city in southern Iraq. One clay tablet found at the site says "star Inanna," and another contains symbols for the words "star, setting sun, Inanna." Inanna is Venus, known later as Ishtar, and the Uruk tablets specify her celestial identity with the symbol for "star": an eight-pointed star.
Source: The Star of Ishtar, Iraq Resource Information Site.

So can the star within a circle, or sun wheel, be found in the Vatican in Rome? Indeed it can!
Here is a photo of the papal palace with the pope at the window of his apartment. Note the many eight-pointed stars of Ishtar in the decorative work above the windows. Some are within a darker circle.

Here you see a view of the piazza or plaza at the Vatican, also known as St. Peter's square. The papal palace is on the right edge of the photo. The large eight-rayed sun wheel design, symbolic of Ishtar, is immediately noticeable. Look closely in the center of the wheel. What you see there is an obelisk, a genuine Egyptian obelisk shipped from Heliopolis to Rome by the Roman emperor Caligula. The obelisk is, of course, a phallic symbol,* but it also was used in sun worship. Click on the image to view a larger version of the same image. * It is claimed that the word 'obelisk' literally means 'Baal's shaft' or 'Baal's organ of reproduction'.  Source: Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, by Dr. Cathy Burns, pg. 341.
Here is an old photo of the center of St. Peter's square, and note that around the obelisk, at the center of the huge eight-point sun wheel, is a smaller four-pointed sun wheel, the same symbol as found on the altar stone in the temple of Baal in Hatzor!

In Ezekiel chapter 10, the sapphire throne of God is seen, and four wheels within a wheel. St. Peter's square appears to imitate this with pagan symbology.
Here you see the reverse side of a coin celebrating the pontificate of John Paul II, and on it is the obelisk and sun wheel of St. Peter's piazza, and a very distinct sunburst emanating from the Basilica itself. The correlation of the symbology is striking.
Pope John Paul II, at World Youth Day 2000, was wearing a crimson and gold stole, which bears the symbols of Baal / Shamash within an eight-pointed star of Ishtar. An enlargement is shown below.
Pope Pius XII wearing the same stole.
 

Symbol of Baal

found in Hazor, Israel


Symbol of the

pagan sun-god Shamash
Detail of the symbol on the papal stole. Detail from the Stela of
Shamshi-Adad V
The British Museum

The Obelisk
The Egyptian obelisk that stands in the square of St. John Lateran (shown at left) is the largest in existence. Originally carved during the reign of Pharaoh Thutmoses III, it stood in the Temple of Amon in Thebes (Karnak), but was removed to Rome by emperor Constantius (A.D. 317-361), and placed in the Circus Maximus. In 1587 Pope Sixtus V unearthed the fallen, broken and long forgotten obelisk and had it repaired and placed in the Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano. Interestingly enough, it is possible that Moses saw this very obelisk when he was in Egypt. Now this obelisk, meant to honor the sun god, stands beside what Catholics call the supreme "Mother of all Churches", the official cathedra of the bishop of Rome, the Pope, which brings to mind Revelation 17: 5 and the apostate Mother Church, Mystery Babylon, the mother of harlots, who stands accused of fornication, a mixing of the sacred with the profane, truth with error. Mysteries of the Nile (NOVA)
Egypt - Amazing Discoveries


OBELISK. Of the several functions of the PILLAR among early peoples, the Egyptian obelisk was worshipped as the dwelling place of the sun-god.
Source: Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art by James Hall, published by HarperCollins, 1994, page 75.

The pagan association of the obelisk was something well understood by the church. The Jesuit scholar, Athanasius Kircher in his book Obeliscus Pamphilius, published in 1650, gives an account of the ancient views of the obelisk as the digitus solis, or "finger of the sun".
Pope Sixtus V (1585 - 1590) had the Egyptian obelisks erected all over Rome, as Counter-Reformation monuments.

The word matstsebah in Hebrew means standing images or obelisk and it can be found in many places of the Bible. Here is Strong's definition of the Hebrew word matstsebah-
H4676. matstsebah, mats-tsay-baw'; fem. (causat.) part. of H5324; something stationed, i.e. a column or (memorial stone); by anal. an idol:--garrison, (standing) image, pillar.
In the following verses matstsebah has been translated as image(s)-
Exo 23:24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.
Exo 34:13 But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
Lev 26:1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
Deu 7:5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
Deu 12:3 And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
1 Ki 14:23 For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.
2 Ki 3:2 And he wrought evil in the sight of the LORD; but not like his father, and like his mother: for he put away the image of Baal that his father had made.
2 Ki 10:26 And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal, and burned them.
2 Ki 10:27 And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day.
2 Chr 14:3 For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:
2 Chr 31:1 Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and cut down the groves, and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities.
Jer 43:13 He shall break also the images of Bethshemesh, that is in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn with fire.
Micah 5:13 Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.
Another Hebrew word is also used for "sun images" or obelisks, the word chamman. Again, here is the Strong's definition-
H2553. chamman, kham-mawn'; from H2535; a sun-pillar:--idol, image.
Chamman is also translated as simply image(s) in the King James:
Isa 17:8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.
Isa 27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
2 Chr 34:4 And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.
Here is a close-up of the obelisk in front of St. Peter's. Have you ever given any thought to the origin of the church steeple? Could it be a modern representation of the pagan obelisk? Indeed!
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So in St. Peter's square, the symbol of Baal is within the symbol of Ishtar, and at the center is an Egyptian obelisk, all representing pagan sun worship.
Pope Celebrates Palm Sunday at Pagan Sun Pillar
Images © 2000 by CTV
Above are pictures of John Paul II, dressed in scarlet, celebrating Palm Sunday in St. Peter's square on April 16th, 2000, with a "grove" of potted palms and hundred-year-old olive trees placed around the standing solar pillar (matstsebah) or obelisk, in the center of the Vatican's large pagan solar wheel symbolizing Baal and Ishtar.
Deu 16:21 Thou shalt not plant thee a grove (asherah) of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.
Deu 16:22 Neither shalt thou set thee up any image (matstsebah / pillar); which the LORD thy God hateth.

Now below are two photos of a statue in St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome.
© SCALA Florence
It is supposedly a statue of Peter enthroned. Notice the sun wheel above his head? This statue is thought by some to actually be a pagan statue of Jupiter, removed from the Pantheon in Rome (a pagan temple), moved into St. Peter's and renamed Peter. The extended right foot has been nearly worn away from the many pilgrims who kiss it in homage. Note also that the pattern on the wall behind the statue utilizes the symbol of Baal / Shamash!
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia online article Portraits of the Apostles:
The famous bronze statue of St. Peter in the basilica of this Apostle in Rome is by some regarded as a work of the fifth or sixth century, by others as pertaining to the thirteenth. The latter date is adopted by Kraus and Kaufmann among others; Lowrie, however, maintains that "no statue of the Renaissance can be compared with this for genuine understanding of the classic dress", and, therefore, this writer holds for the more ancient date. The marble statue of St. Peter taken from the old basilica, now in the crypt of the Vatican, was originally, in all probability, an ancient consular statue which was transformed into a representation of the Prince of Apostles.
Here you see a photo looking up into the dome of St. Peter's. Notice the very obvious 16 ray sun wheel. Indeed the light from the sun streams into the center hub of the dome making a genuine sun-lit sunburst image at the center of the wheel.
As you can see from the Bible verses quoted above, these symbols were associated with sun worship, which is strongly condemned in scripture. So why are they so prevalent in the Roman Catholic Church, if they are associated with paganism and apostasy?
From the book Art Treasures of the Vatican
© 1974 by Smeets Offset B.V.
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Ezek 8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
Ezek 8:17 Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here?

In St. Peter's in Rome, there is a rather remarkable sculpture that probably goes mostly unnoticed by those who visit there. It is a part of a sculpture group by Gian Lorenzo Bernini decorating the tomb of Pope Alexander VII. At the four corners surrounding the enthroned Pope, are the four virtues, Charity, Prudence, Justice and Truth. Charity is on the front left side and "La Verita", which means "The Truth" is on the right front side of the overview below.


Photo by Scala/Art Resource, New York

The first thing you might notice is that "Truth" stands with her foot on a globe of the earth, symbolizing her power over the globe. Then looking closer you will see that she clutches in her arms the sun, probably symbolizing that the Truth will be revealed in time, by the light of day.
Historically, pagan Babylon worshipped the sun as a deity, and pagan Rome also worshipped the invincible sun. The Roman Catholic Church, with the assistance of Caesar (Constantine), changed the day of worship from Sabbath to the Sun Day and commonly uses images and symbols of the sun. In the following articles we will examine the many pagan sunburst images used by the Catholic Church in various forms of art.
Scripture Testifies That Stars Depicted Pagan Gods
Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
The Stones Give Their Testimony
On the right is an artifact unearthed in the holy of holies of the pagan temple in the Canaanite city of Hazor / Hatzor, in northern Israel, that dates to 1400 years before the time of Christ.  It is described as follows:
"a basalt offering table, pillar-shaped, with a carved symbol of the storm god Baal on its side. That symbol was a circle with a cross in the center"

Babylonian sun-god Shamash At left is a tablet from the early 9th century B.C. which depicts the  Babylonian sun-god Shamash seated on the right, holding emblems of his authority, a staff and ring, and the king with two attendants on the left. In the center, on an altar, is a large 4-point sun image, with additional small wavy rays between the points.  Click on the image at left for a closer view.
The restoration of the Sun-god's image and temple
The British Museum

In the photo below, behind Pope John Paul II, on the front of the altar of St. Peter's Basilica, you see a sunburst design nearly identical to the pagan sun-god symbol of Baal / Shamash.
Below: Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican
Copyright 1996, NBC News.

Symbol for Baal

Above: Pope John Paul II celebrates Pentecost, June 3rd 2001
Detail of a Photo Copyright © by "L'Osservatore Romano" Photographic Service


Below: Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican
Copyright 2000, NBC News.
Symbol of Babylonian sun-god Shamash
The Pope conducting Midnight Mass on the steps
of St. Peter's Basilica on Christmas Eve of 2000.
In Hebrew, the word for sun is:
8121. shemesh, sheh'-mesh; from an unused root mean. to be brilliant; the sun; by impl. the east; fig. a ray, i.e. (arch.) a notched battlement:-- + east side (-ward), sun ([rising]), + west (-ward), window. See also H1053.
Below on the left is a picture from the coronation of Pope Pius XI in 1922. On the tapestry hung from the balcony, there are three symbols of Baal / Shamash evident. On the right is Pope John XXIII waving to the crowd in St. Peter's square from above another similar banner, after an Urbi Et Orbi speech.


Copyright 1922 by Underwood

Photo by Dmitri Kessel
Below on the left is a similar photo of John Paul II, making his first public appearance as Pope, in 1978.

Photo by Fabian / Sygma

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Above on the right is a photo from early in the papacy of John Paul II, and the symbol of Baal / Shamash appears on the front of his fish head shaped mitre. Note also the small black cross on his shoulder (compare below), on what is called a Pallium:
The modern pallium is a circular band about two inches wide, worn about the neck, breast, and shoulders, and having two pendants, one hanging down in front and one behind. ... The ornamentation of the pallium consists of six small black crosses -- one each on the breast and back, one on each shoulder, and one on each pendant.
Below on the left is a Neo-Assyrian standing stone (stele/stela) dating from about 824-811 B.C., which depicts King Shamshi-Adad V. In particular, note the necklace the King is wearing. On it is what today is called a Maltese cross. Twenty-eight hundred years ago that shape was symbolic of pagan sun worship (click on the image for a closer look).
Pope John Paul II wearing the Pallium
 Stela of Shamshi-Adad V
The British Museum
Pope John Paul II wearing the Pallium
Today the Pope wears a similar symbol around his neck, on the Pallium, which the Pope also confers on selected bishops as an ornamental token of his favor, and it is also worn by archbishops and  patriarchs as a symbol of their authority as a metropolitan, derived from unity with the Pope. Note also, that beneath the Pope's Pallium there is an "x" / diagonal cross, which mimics the diagonal bands below the Maltese cross worn by the pagan king. The Pope also has a ring and staff of authority, remarkably similar to the depiction of the sun god Shamash on the Babylonian tablet shown previously.
Stele of King Ashur-nasir-pall II
John XXIII Pontifex Maximus
Photo by Felici, Roma
Note the lower hand of King Ashur-nasir-pal II in the above stele. On the wrist is the sunburst symbol. On the right, the pagan sunburst is on the glove of Pope John XXIII. (click on the image for a closer look)
The depictions of the pagan kings on the ancient standing stones above, show a strip of cloth (lappet) hanging from the rear of the headgear. These lappets are also present on the papal mitre and tiara, shown at left, and partially visible in the photos of popes above.
IMMAGINI DEL CONCILIO: CITTA DEL VATICANO: 1966
Press Office of the Ecumenical Council.


On the left is a medallion from the Vatican pavilion of the 1988 World Expo, which depicts what is called a Monstrance, used to display a consecrated host. It bears a remarkable similarity to the symbol of Baal / Shamash.
See The Monstrance.

At left are two examples of ciborium, in which are kept the Eucharistic wafer hosts of the Catholic Mass. The one on the left uses the Maltese cross as a handle on top, and the other uses the four point cross within a circle, the ancient symbols of Shamash and Baal.

On the left is a Vatican 100 Lire gold coin. Note the symbol of Baal, found in Hazor, is behind the head of the figure supposed to be that of Christ.
The Babylonian Sun god Shamash is also represented by a winged solar disk.
See: Stela from the Temple of Marduk in Babylon.
Now on the right you see the sunburst image on the underside of the canopy of Bernini's Baldacchino, the large canopy-like monument in St. Peter's Cathedral, directly over the main altar of St. Peter's, and the alleged tomb of St. Peter. The dove in front of the sunburst is supposed to be symbolic of the Holy Spirit. Note the shape of the sun rays. They are essentially identical to that of the pagan sun symbol worn by Assyrian kings (a Maltese cross), over 800 years before the time of Christ.

From Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter's
Copyright 1996, NBC News.

The Baldacchino
From a photo by Scala/Art Resource, New York
Bernini also put pagan sun images on the top of each of the columns of his Baldacchino, which stands above the altar of St. Peter's. (The sun image and 3 bumble bees are symbolic of the Barberini family and Pope Urban VIII).
APOLLO Here on the left is essentially the same image as found in Bernini's La Verita and Baldacchino, but this is the face of the pagan Greek sun god Apollo, on the temple of Apollo, in the Pergamon museum in Berlin!

Catholicism has clearly adopted the sun symbolism of the ancient pagans!The religion of the Mass "Sun Worship"


    DO PRIESTS HAVE power to change the elements of bread and wine into the flesh and blood of Christ during the Mass ritual?  Is this belief founded on the Scriptures?


    The Roman Catholic position is summed up in these words: "In the celebration of the Holy Mass, the bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of Christ. It is called transubstantiation, for in the Sacrament of the Eucharist the substance of bread and wine do not remain, but the entire substance of bread is changed into the body of Christ, and the entire substance of wine is changed into his blood, the species or outward semblance of bread and wine alone remaining."


    Support for this belief is sought in the words of Jesus when he said of the bread he had blessed: "Take eat; this is my body" and of the cup, "Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood" (Matt. 26:26-28).  But forcing a literal meaning on these words creates numerous problems of interpretation and tends to overlook the fact that the Bible commonly uses figurative expressions.


    When some of David's men risked their lives to bring him water from Bethlehem, he refused it, saying, "Is not this the blood of men who went in Jeopardy of their lives?" (2 Sam. 23:17).  The Bible speaks of Jesus as a "door," "vine," and "rock" (John 10:9; 15:5; I Cor. 10:4).  All recognize these statements are figurative.  We believe that such is also true of Christ's statement "this is my body...this is my blood."  The bread and wine are symbols of his body and blood.  This does not detract from the reality of his presence within an assembly of believers, for he promised, "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them'" (Matt. 18:20). To reject the idea that he becomes literally present in pieces of bread or inside a cup of wine is not to reject that he is present spiritually among believers!  Interesting note, before 1776 Protestant England  called this kind of practice a superstitious and idolatrous religion.  It was written right into the government Royal Declaration?  Click here for more information.


    After Jesus "blessed" the elements, they were not changed into his literal flesh and blood, for he (literally) was still there.  He had not vanished away to appear in the form of bread and wine. After he had blessed the cup, he still called it "the fruit of the vine," not literal blood (Matt. 26:29). since Jesus drank from the cup also, did he drink his own blood?  If the wine became actual blood, to drink it would have been forbidden by the Bible (Deut. 12:16; Acts 15:20).


    There is no evidence that any change comes to the elements through the Romish ritual.  They have the same taste, color, smell, weight, and dimensions.  The bread still looks like bread, tastes like bread, smells like bread, and feels like bread.  But in the Roman Catholic mind, it is the flesh of God.  The wine still looks like wine, tastes like wine, smells like wine, and if one drank enough, it would make him drunk like wine! But this is believed to be the blood of God.


    When the priest blesses the bread and wine, he says the Latin words, Hoc est corpus meus.  In view of the fact that no change takes place "hocus--pocus" we can understand how the expression originated with these words.


    The Council of Trent proclaimed that the belief in transubstantiation is essential to salvation and pronounced curses on any who would deny it. The Council ordered pastors to explain that not only did the elements of the Mass contain flesh, bones, and nerves as a part of Christ, "but also a WHOLE CHRIST."  The Catholic Encyclopedia says, "The dogma of the totality of the Real Presence means that in each individual species the WHOLE CHRIST, flesh and blood, body and soul, Divinity and humanity, is really present."


    The piece of bread having become "Christ," it is believed that in offering it up, the priest sacrifices Christ.  A curse was pronounced by the Council of Trent on any who believed otherwise: "If any one saith that in the Mass a true and proper sacrifice is not offered to God...let him be anathema."  In Catholic belief, this "sacrifice" is a renewal of the sacrifice of the cross: "Christ...commanded that his bloody sacrifice on the Cross should be daily renewed by an un--bloody sacrifice of his Body and Blood in the Mass under the simple elements of bread and wine."  Because the elements are changed into Christ, he "is present in our churches not only in a spiritual manner, but really, truly, and substantially as the victim of a sacrifice."  Though the ritual has been carried out millions of times, attempts are made to explain that it is the same sacrifice as Calvary because the victim in each case is Jesus Christ.


    The very idea of Christ--"flesh and blood, body and soul, Divinity and humanity"--being offered repeatedly as a "renewal" of the sacrifice of the cross, stands in sharp contrast to the words of Jesus on the cross: "It is;finished" (John 19:30).  The Old Testament sacrifices had to be continually offered because none of them was the perfect sacrifice.  But now "we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE for all.  For every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: but this man (Christ), after he had offered ONE sacrifice for sins...forever, sat down on the right hand of God...for by ONE offering he perfected forever them that are sanctified" (Heb. 10:10- 14).


    Catholic doctrine says the sacrifice of Christ on the cross should "be daily renewed," but the New Testament sets the idea of "daily sacrifices" in contrast to the ONE sacrifice of Christ.  He was not to be offered often, for "as it is appointed unto men once to die...so Christ was ONCE offered to bear the sins of many" (Heb. 9:25-28).  In view of this, those who believe the sacrifice of the cross should be continually renewed in the Mass, in a sense, "crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame" (Heb. 6:6).


    After the bread has been changed into "Christ' by the priest, it ts placed on a monstrance in the center of a sunburst design.  Before the monstrance Catholics bow and  worship the little wafer as God!  This practice is similar to the practices of heathen tribes that worship fetishes.


    Is it Scriptural? Notice what The Catholic Encyclopedia says: "In the absence of Scriptural proof, the Church finds a warrant for, and a propriety in, rendering Divine worship to the Blessed Sacrament in the most ancient and constant tradition...This reasoning brings to mind the words of Jesus, "...making the word of God of none effect through your tradition" (Mark 7:13).


    The idea of transubstantiation was not without its problems.  Tertullian tells us that priests took great care that no crumb should fall--lest the body of Jesus be hurt! Even a crumb was believed to contain a whole Christ. In the Middle Ages, there were serious discussions as to what should be done if a person were to vomit after receiving communion or if a dog or mouse were by chance to eat God's body!  At the Council of Constance, it was argued whether a man who spilled some of the blood of Christ on his beard should have his beard burned, or if the beard and the man should be destroyed by burning.  It is admitted on all sides that numerous strange doctrines accompanied the idea of transubstantiation.


    In the New Testament church it is evident that Christians partook of both the bread and the fruit of the vine as emblems of Christ's death ( I Cor. 11:28).  This The Catholic Encyclopedia admits:  "It may be stated as a general fact, that down to the twelfth century, in the West as well as in the East, public Communion in the churches was ordinarily administered and received under both kinds," a fact "clearly beyond dispute."  But, after all these centuries, the Roman Catholic Church began to hold back the cup from the people, serving them only the bread. The priest drank the wine.  One argument was that someone might spill the blood of Christ.  But was it not possible that the early disciples could have spilled the cup? Christ did not withhold it from them.


    Serving only half of what Jesus had instituted called for certain "explanations."  It was explained that "communion under one kind," as it was called, was just as valid as taking both.  The people would not be deprived of any "grace necessary for salvation" and that "Christ is really present and is received whole and entire, body and blood, soul and Divinity, under either species alone....Holy mother the Church....has approved the custom of communicating under one kind....Not only, therefore, is Communion under both kinds not obligatory on the faithful, but the chalice is strictly forbidden by ecclesiastical law to any but the celebrating priest"!   After many centuries, this law has now been relaxed.  Some Catholics are allowed to partake of both bread and cup, but customs vary from place to place.


    Did the idea of transubstantiation begin with Christ?  The historian Durant tells us that the belief in transubstantiation as practiced in the Roman Catholic Church, is "one of the oldest ceremonies of primitive religion."


    In the scholarly work Hastings Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethtcs, many pages are devoted to an article "Eating the god."  In these pages, abundant evidence is given of transubstantiation rites among many nations, tribes, and religions.


    Such rites were known in sun worship Rome also, as evidenced from Cicero's rhetorical question about the corn of Ceres and the wine of Bacchus.  "Mithraism had a Eucharist, but the idea of a sacred banquet is as old as the human race and existed at all ages and amongst all peoples," admits The Catholic Encyclopedia.


    In Egypt, a cake was consecrated by a priest and was supposed to become the flesh of Osiris.  This was then eaten and wine was taken as a part of the rite.  Even in Mexico and Central America, among those who had never heard of Christ, the belief in eating the flesh of a god was found.  When Catholic missionaries first landed there, they were surprised "when they witnessed a religious rite which reminded them of communion,...an image made of flour...after consecration by priests, was distributed among the people who ate it...declaring it was the flesh of the deity."


    Hislop suggests that the idea of eating the flesh of a god was of cannibalistic inception.  Since heathen priests ate a portion of all sacrifices, in cases of human sacrifice, priests of Baal were required to eat human flesh.  Thus "Cahna-Bal," that is, "priest of Baal," has provided the basis for our modern word "cannibal."


    During! Mass, Catholics in good standing come forward and kneel before the priest who places a piece of bread--"Christ"--in their mouths. This is called a "host," from a Latin word originally meaning "victim" or "sacrifice."  In Catholic belief, the host "has been the object of a great many miracles," including the bread being turned to stone and hosts which have bled and continued to bleed.


    Hosts are made in a round shape, this form  first being mentioned by St. Epiphanius in the fourth century. But when Jesus instituted the memorial supper, he simply took bread and brake it.  Bread does not break into round pieces!  Breaking the bread actually represents the body of Jesus which was broken for us by the cruel beatings and stripes. But this symbolism is not carried out by serving a round, disk-shaped wafer completely whole.


    If the use of a round wafer is without Scriptural basis, is it possible that we are faced with another example of sun worship influence?  Hislop says, "The 'round' wafer, whose 'roundness' is so important an element in the Romish Mystery, is only another symbol of Baal, or the sun."


    We know that round cakes were used in the ancient mysteries of Egypt.  "The thin, round cake occurs on all altars."  In the mystery religion of Mithralsm, the higher initiates received a small round cake or wafer of unleavened bread which symbolized the solar disk as did their round tonsure.


    In 1854, an ancient temple was discovered in Egypt with inscriptions that show little round cakes on an altar.  Above the altar is a large image of the sun.   A similar sun-symbol was used above the altar of a temple near the town of Babain, in upper Egypt where there is a representation of the sun, before which two priests are shown worshiping. (picture left.)


    This use of the sun-image above the "altar" was not limited to Egypt.  Even in far away Peru, this same image was known and worshiped.   If one compares the sun image before which the heathen bowed with the monstrance sun image--in which the host is placed as a "sun" and before which Catholics bow--a striking similarity will immediately be seen.  We see they are practicing Sun Worship.


    Even among the Israelites, when they fell into Baal worship, sun--images were set up above the altars!  But during the reign of Josiah, these images were torn down: "And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images (margin, sun-images)  that were on high above them" (2 Chron. 34:41).


    The accompanying old woodcut illustrates(photo left) some of the strange images that idolatrous Jews worshiped, including sun--images at the top of columns.


    The photograph on the left.  Shows the altar of St. Peter's and ninety--five foot canopy which is supported by four columns, twisted and sightly covered by branches.  At the top of the columns--"on high above" the most important altar in Catholicism--are decorative sun images. High on the wall, as the photograph also shows, is a huge and elaborate golden sunburst image which, from the entrance of the church, also appears "above" the altar.  A large sun--image also appears above the altar of the Church of the Gesu, Rome, and hundreds of others.  Interestingly enough, the great temple at Babylon also featured a golden sun-image.


    Sometimes the circular sun--image is a stained glass window above the altar or, as is very common, above the entrance of churches.  Some of these central circular windows are beautifully decorated. Some are surrounded with sun rays.  In Babylon there were temples with images of the sun--god to face the rising sun placed above the entries.  An early Babylonian temple built by king Gudea featured such an emblem of the sun-god over the entrance.  It was a custom for Egyptian builders to place a solar disk (sometimes with wings or other emblems) over the entrance of their temples to honor the sun--god and drive away evil spirits.  We are not suggesting, of course, that the round designs in use today convey the meanings they once did to those who went to heathen temples.  Nevertheless, the similarity in design seems curious.


    The circular window that has been so commonly used above the entrances of churches is sometimes called a "wheel" window.  The wheel design, as the wheel of a chariot, was believed by some of the ancients to also be a sun--symbol.  They thought of the sun as a great chariot driven by the sun-god who made his trip across the heavens each day and passed through the underworld at night.  When the Israelites mixed the religion of Baal into their worship, they had "chariots of the sun"--chariots dedicated to the sun--god (2 Kings 23:4-11).  An image in the form of a chariot wheel is placed over the famous statue of Peter in St. Peter's.  A tablet now ln a British museum shows one of the Babylonian kings restoring a symbol of the sun-god in the temple of Bel.  The symbol is an eight pointed cross, like a spoked wheel.  The Babylonian solar wheel (left) has been inked with occultism and astrology.  A similar design marks the pavement of the circular court before St. Peter's church (below).

    Romish pictures of Mary and the saints feature a circular sun-symbol disk around their heads. The Roman tonsure is round.  Round images are seen above the altars and entrances.  The monstrance in which the round host is placed often features a sun-burst design.  All of these uses of sun symbols may seem quite insignificant.  But when the overall picture is seen, each provides a clue to help Expose Mystery Babylon ". (Sun (Baal) Worship)


    When Jesus instituted the memorial supper, it was at night.  It was not at breakfast time, or at lunch time.  The first Christians partook of the Lord's supper at night, following the example of Christ and the types of the Old Testament.  But later, the Lord's supper came to be observed at a morning meeting. To what extent this may have been influenced by Mithraism, we cannot say.  We do know that the Mithraic rites were observed early in the morning, being associated with the sun and dawn.  For whatever reason, it is now a common custom among both Catholic and Protestant churches to take the Lord's "supper" in the morning.


    A factor that may have encouraged the early morning Mass within the Catholic Church was the idea that a person should be fasting before receiving communion.  Obviously early morning was an easier time to meet this requirement!  But to require such fasting cannot be solidly built on scripture, for Jesus had just eaten when he instituted the memorial supper!


    On the other hand, those who sought initiation in the Eleusinian mysteries were first asked: "Are you fasting?"  If their answer was negative, initiation was denied.  Fasting itself is, of course, Biblical.  But true fasting must come from the heart and not merely because of a man--made rule.  Of such, God says, "When they fast, I will not hear their cry" (Jer. 14: 12).  The Pharisees were strict about fasting on certain days, but neglected the weightier matters of the law (Matt. 6:16). Paul warned about certain commandments to "abstain from meats (foods)" as being a mark of apostasy (1 Tim.4:3).


    In commenting on the Mass and its elaborate ritualism, Romanism and the Gospel says: "It is a spectacle of gorgeous magnificence--lights, colors, vestments, music, incense, and what has a strange psychological effect, a number of drilled officiants performing a stately ritual in entire independence of the worshipers.  These are indeed spectators, not participants, spectators like those who were present at a performance of the ancient mystery cults.'

    A noted work on Catholicism summarizes the mechanical performance made by the priest during Mass: "He makes the sign of the cross sixteen times; turns toward the congregation six times; lifts his eyes to heaven eleven times; kisses the altar eight times; folds his hands four times; strikes his breast ten times; bows his head twenty-one times genuflects eight times bows his shoulders seven times; blesses the altar with the sign of the cross thirty times; lays his hands flat on the altar twenty-nine times; prays secretly eleven times; prays aloud thirteen times: takes the bread and wine and turns it into the body and blood of Christ: covers and uncovers the chalice ten times; goes to and fro twenty times." Adding to this complicated ritualism is the use of highly colored robes, candles, bells, incense, music, and the showy pageantry for which Romanlsm is known. What a contrast to the simple memorial supper instituted by Christ!

CHRISTMAS -
And  "sun-god"  WORSHIP

What is The "LINK" ?
"Pagans celebrated the birth of the Sun
on the 25th of December."
--THE MYSTERIES OF MITHRA
by Franz Cumont [1903]
CHRISTMAS AND SUN GOD WORSHIP
CHRISTMAS -
And  "sun-god"  WORSHIP

What is The "LINK" ?
The "First" Link - is The DATE
"Pagans celebrated the birth of the Sun
on the 25th of December."
--THE MYSTERIES OF MITHRA
by Franz Cumont [1903]
Actually there are many Links between Christmas and
sun-god worship.  The most obvious Link is the Date
itself.  We know that the Bible says that Jesus was
born during a warm month, when the sheep and their
shepherds were still spending the nights outdoors.

We also know - that could not have been in December,
because that time of year was too cold and rainy.
History reports that back then, and even now, the sheep
in the area of Bethlemen and Jerusalem, are kept indoors
at night, after the month of October.

So what would cause the Apostate Church of Christendom
to insist on "Honoring" Christ in the Wintertime ?
There Lies the Link to sun-god worship.

All the sun-gods from the time of Ancient Babylon, to
the present - have birthdays on December 25.  That is
their holy day for Celebration.  How could they all be
born on December 25th - you might ask?  The answer is
simple.  Nimrod of Ancient Babylon - was the first human,
to claim that he was a god.  His mother, Semiramis,
claimed therefore - to be - The Mother of God. 
Nimrod was born on December 25th, and since all other
sun-gods were fashioned after him - the answer is obvious.

"Semiramis and Horus/Tammuz were worshipped as
"Madonna and child."  And as the generations passed,
they were worshipped under other names in different
countries and languages. Many of these are recognizable:
Fortuna and Jupiter in Rome; Aphrodite and Adonis in
Greece and Ashtoreth/Astarte and Molech/Baal in Canaan."
--Syncretismas!
by Martin G. Collins
Forerunner, December 1995

MADONNA SEMIRAMIS AND TAMMUZ 22
"In his deified form, Nimrod the Sun god is known as Baal.
Mythology reveals the fact that the god Baal, and the
goddess, the queen of heaven, were universally worshiped
under various names and titles. History confirms, that
Nimrod, and his wife, Semiramis, were the prototypes for
all gods and goddesses that permeated all subsequent
cultures and societies."
--World Religions
  by David Terrell
Nimrod - Semiramis - Tammuz
And December 25th

CHRISTMAS NIMROD AND MOM

"When Nimrod was a young boy, his mother, Semiramis,
desired him, and in fact, ended up marrying him.
When Nimrod died, and was made the sun god,
Semiramis then had an illegitimate son called Tammuz,
who she claimed to be the son of Nimrod. Semiramis also
declared that her son, Tammuz, was in actuality the
return or rebirth of her husband, Nimrod."
--World Religions
  by David Terrell
Queen of Heaven -
Mother and Child Worship - From Babylon

"Tammuz became symbolized by the golden calf.
Semiramis became known as the "queen of heaven,"
and was the prototype from which all other pagan
goddesses came."
--World Religions
  by David Terrell

"CROWN OF MARY AND SEMIRAMIS
"Nimrod's religion is identified in scripture with Satan -
by reading Isaiah Chapter 14 and in Revelation Chapters 17-18.
By history we can prove that Babylonian religion invaded
the whole world and is the basis for every system of idolatry,
and is the theme of mythology, though the names of the gods
are different because of the various languages in the world.
The world's major religions can be traced back to ancient Babylon. 
Satan is known as the father of lies which deceiveth the whole world
(Genesis 3:1, John 8:44, Revelation 12:9), and Nimrod was the
human "father" of all false religion."
--World Religions
  by David Terrell

"Satan tried to compete for the loyalty of the world
by setting up a very ancient center of sun worship
called Babylon.  It was Satan's attempt to defy God
and His authority. The ring leader in this scheme was
one named Nimrod. He was the man who had something to
do with the beginning of pagan sun worship."
--Paganism in the Church - Part 2
  Joe Crews

"The logical person to replace the Great Mother of
paganism was Mary, the mother of Jesus. It mattered not
to pagan Rome whether they worshiped the goddess mother
and her child under the Egyptian names of Isis and Horus,
or the Babylonian names of Semiramis and Tammuz, or the
Roman names of Venus and Jupiter, or under the names of
the "Virgin Mary" and the "Christ- child.". Either way,
it was the same old idol-religion."
--Baal-mas
Where did Christmas Come from?
Tom Adams
"Nimrod, one of the great-grandsons of Noah,
is accredited with being the originator of sun worship."
--Paganism in the Church - Part 2
  Joe Crews

How did Christendom Swallow and Accept
The Lies of Ancient Babylon ?

"The 'Christianization' of Pagan Customs, Symbols, and
Terminology — Christianity had to undergo a transformation
so that pagan Rome could "convert" without giving up its
old beliefs and rituals. The actual effect was to paganize
official Christianity. A compound religion had been
manufactured, of which ... Christianity furnished the
nomenclature, and Paganism furnished the doctrines and
the rights. The idolatry of the Roman world had by no
means been demolished. Instead of this, its pagan
nakedness had been covered with the garb of a deformed
Christianity."
--Vine, W.E, Gospel Tract Publications.
The Collected Writings of W.E. Vine, Volume 5.
Glasgow, Scotland, 1986, pp.436-439.

"The so-called Christmas customs and traditions were
later concocted more for commercial purposes than for
religious. Merchants sell more of almost every kind of
product during the Christmas season than at any other
time of year."
--Baal-mas
Where did Christmas Come from?
Tom Adams

Christmas is A "Lie"

"No "Christian" holiday is as misleading as Christmas—
unless it is Easter. What do evergreen trees, Yule logs,
holly wreaths, mistletoe, and Santa Claus have to do with
our relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?
Does the nativity scene with its mother-and-child motif
teach us anything about the relationship between God the
Father and His Son?"
--Syncretismas!
by Martin G. Collins
Forerunner, December 1995

"Does Christmas teach us the truth?
With so many falsehoods and deceptions surrounding
and embedded in this holiday, we would be foolish to
believe that God would approve of its celebration.
Truth is very important to God. It is one of the names
of His son - Jesus Christ (John 14:6) and one of his
ministry's themes: "And you shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32; 18:37).
Conversely, lies bind us in spiritual slavery."
--Syncretismas!
by Martin G. Collins
Forerunner, December 1995

"Let's reflect for a moment on the origins and history
of Christmas, which flourishes today in the materialistic
Western world. From its non-Christian background, we can
see that it is a syncretistic blend of pagan rites and
Christian themes that is abhorrent to God (Deuteronomy
12:29-32; see Exodus 32). Christmas is a quagmire of
deceptive traditions."
--Syncretismas!
by Martin G. Collins
Forerunner, December 1995

Now Add a Tree
And a Little Greenery

"After Nimrod's death (c. 2167 BC), Semiramis promoted
the belief that he was a god. She claimed that she saw
a full-grown evergreen tree spring out of the roots of
a dead tree stump (the Yule Log) , symbolizing the springing forth of
new life for Nimrod. On the anniversary of his birth (Dec 25),
she said, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts
under it. His birthday fell on the winter solstice at the end of December."
--Syncretismas!
by Martin G. Collins
Forerunner, December 1995

Now Add a "Trinity"

"A few years later, Semiramis bore a son, named
Tammuz, Horus or Gilgamesh. She declared that she had
been visited by the spirit of Nimrod, who left her
pregnant with the boy. Horus/Tammuz, who she maintained,
was Nimrod reincarnated. With a father, mother and son
deified, a deceptive, perverted Trinity was formed."
--Syncretismas!
by Martin G. Collins
Forerunner, December 1995
IDOLATRY AND SUN-GOD WORSHIP
SUN GOD WORSHIP BEGAN IN BABYLON WITH NIMROD AND WAS PASSED ONTO CHRIST
"sun-god" Worship began with Nimrod
and was adopted by Apostate Christendom
and Forcibly Imposed on Christ

.......
SUN-GOD  WORSHIP  CAN  BE  SEEN
IN  THE  HALO, 
in Santa riding his sled across the sky
in "trinity" worship
and so much more.

.......

The very first form of "Idolatry" was in
the form of "sun-god" worship.  And of course,
it started at almost the beginning of civilization
in a land known as Babylon.

One of it's earliest rulers was a man named,
"Nimrod" who was worshipped as the first sun-god.
It was claimed that when he died, he was
resurrected into the sun, where he continued to
rule over mankind as their "Light" and guidance.

And since the sun appears to move across the sky
each day - from east to west, the sun-god was
portrayed as riding in a sled or chariot pulled by
horses or goats - across the sky.

The sun-god,Nimrod appeared in carvings and
drawings as having glowing rays, nimbus, halo,
or similar types of light emanating from his head,
much as we depict the glow of the sun on a
warm and sunny day.

These features were kept and transferred upon all
subsequent sun-gods that were worshipped around
the world.  They all had that same commonality.
And since Nimrod was said to have been born
at the same time as the sun's return from cold winter,
December 25th - so too, Nimrod and all future
sun-god's were said to have been born at that time
as well.

So here we have the beginning of sun-worship idolatry,
born by Nimrod, Tammuz, and Semiramis of Babylon
and transferred upon the entire world of both pagan
and Christendom's deception.

Even Christ is portrayed as a sun-god, complete with
his "halo" or nimbus of sunlight about his head -
His birth being upon December 25th - and his Santa
Claus counterpart riding across the sky in a sled
pulled by reindeer, exactly as the sun gods of old
have done for centuries.

Even Christ is portrayed as a triad or trinity god , half
man and half god, exactly as Nimrod had been portrayed
as a sun god, and as all the Trinity sun-gods around the
world are still worshipped to this very day.

...................
sun-god worship
Began with Nimrod
The "god-man"

"A closer look at the beginning of Idol Worship in the
form of sun-god worship in Ancient Babylon by Nimrod."the chief masculine deity of every nation
which was the chief object of their idolatrous
worship, is in every case identified with the sun."
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
p. 140 p. 141
Chapter VI - Sun Worship
....

THE  SUN
and Early IDOLATRY

.......
"The Abbé Banier wrote in like vein:
2 "Nothing was more capable of seducing men
than the Heavenly Bodies, and the sun especially."
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VI - Sun Worship, pg 142
....

"The worship of the sun...and its deification
was the source of all idolatry in every part
of the world."
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VI - Sun Worship, pg 142
....

"IDOLATRY - Moses took care to prohibit it.
"Take care," said he to the Israelites,
"lest when you lift up your eyes to Heaven
and see the sun...that you be seduced and drawn
away to pay worship and adoration to the creatures
rather than to the Creator who made them."
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VI - Sun Worship, pg 143

.......
Babylon -  The Source....
Again, we have good evidence of the antiquity
of Sun worship in the fact that the earliest
authentic date that has been handed down to us
was inscribed on the foundation stone of the
temple of the Sun-God at Sippara in Babylon..."
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VI - Sun Worship, pg 143


"There has also been recovered an ancient tablet,
an inscribed memorial of the reign of one of the
early kings of Babylon, on which is sculptured
a representation of the worship of the Sun-God
by the king and his attendants. In the sculpture,
the Sun-God appears seated on a throne beneath
an open canopy shrine. He has a long beard and
streaming hair, like most conceptions of the
Sun-God, of the Babylonian temples."
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VI - Sun Worship, pg 143

............
SLEDS  AND  CHARIOTS
sun-gods and Santa
Fly across the sky
.......

The Sleds and chariots of pagan sun-gods
Travel Across the sky much as Santa Claus
in imitation of the sun crossing from East to
West - Each Day.
.......

"The Babylonians...believed that in the firmament
there were two doors—one in the east, and the other
in the west. These were used by the Sun-God in his
daily journey across the sky.
 One tradition records
that he rode in a chariot on his daily course drawn
across the sky by two spirited horses."
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VI - Sun Worship, pg 145
.......

"One of the early and most important Sun-Gods
was Sûrya. He is represented as moving daily across
the sky in a golden chariot drawn by seven white
horses."
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VII - Sun Worship in India
   pg. 164

...........
Even the Germanic sun-god called "Thor" was
known to ride a Chariot across the sky pulled by
two goats named "Cracker, and Gnasher".

.......
TRINITIES OR TRIADS
.......
Just as the Romans attempted to turn Christ
into a sun-god, they managed to conform him
to the "Triad" or "Trinity" aspect of all pagan
sun-god worship that has existed since the
first trinity of Nimrod and Tammuz of Ancient
Babylon.

"Chaldea (Babylon) is the birthplace of sun-god
worship...
it is well known that the Chaldeans
(Babylonians) were the first who observed the motion
of the heavenly bodies, and astrology flourished in this
reign in the earliest times. The principal deities
worshipped by the Chaldeans (Babylonians) were
arranged in triads (or trinities) of greater and
less dignity.  Nearly all the members of these
trinities were personifications of the heavenly
bodies (such as the sun and moon).
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VI - Sun Worship, pg 145

"The first triad (or trinity) was comprised
of the hidden Sun, known as Father of Gods,
Lord of Darkness, and Lord of Spirits.
Next in order came another Sun-God,
known as the Ruler, the Lord, and the source
of kingly power.  His name has the same
significance as Baal (meaning literally "LORD"),
and he personifies the same aspect of nature,
which is the Sun ruling in the heavens."
(It is interesting to note that the Israelites after
being subjected to sun-god worship in Egypt
and also in Babylon - traded the name of God,
Jehovah, for the title "LORD" which is a direct
translation from the word BAAL of sun-god
worship).
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VI - Sun Worship, pg 145
....
"Sun-God worshipped in India also appeared in
triads or trinities, for the Hindus worshipped
the sun
in its various aspects after the same manner
as that of the Egyptians.  The rising sun was called
"Brahma" but on the meridian of the sky it was known
as "Siva",  and in the west at nightfall, it was called
"Vishnu".  So the Trinity of India consisted of the triad
of "Brahma, Siva, and Vishnu".--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VII - Sun Worship in India
pg 164

....
"The gods of the Canaanite nations,
Moloch, Baal, Chemosh, Baalzebub, and
Thammuz (from Babylon), were all
personifications of the sun and all
appeared to glow with the sun's rays,
and were considered under one aspect or
another of the sun (Hence the Triads).
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VI - Sun Worship, pg 146
.......
"Egyptian Sun worship was also presented in
Triads, therefore polytheistic, and several
distinct deities were worshipped as Sun-Gods."
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VI - Sun Worship, pg 151
......
JUST  LIKE  NIMROD AND  SEMIRAMIS
...
"Baal" (LORD Nimrod) and "Ashtoreth" (Easter,
Semiramis {wife and mother of Nimrod}, were
the chief divinities of Ancient Babylon.
They were unquestionably representing the Sun
and Moon.  A great festival in honor of the
Sun-God was held on December 25th each year.
(Ashtoreth's Festival was known as "Easter" and
was held in honor of the fertility moon goddess
of springtime).
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VI - Sun Worship, pg 149

As in the case of Nimrod of Babylon -
"The Egyptian priests taught that all their
great deities (or gods) were once men (like Nimrod),
but that after they died their souls migrated into
some one or other of the heavenly bodies (such as
the sun or moon)." (this is exactly how the
Babylonians described Nimrod as becoming a sun-god
and how his Mother, Semiramis, became a moon-goddess)
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VI - Sun Worship, pg 149

.......
Are you saying "Amen" in ignorance ?
.......
Even the Egyptian god, "Amen" or "Amen-Ra" was a
sun-god that personified the physical sun.
He was considered so powerful that all their prayers
were said in his name. 
Hence the word "Amen" at the
end of each prayer.  This tradition was adopted by
the Israelites during their stay in Egypt
and later
passed down to the Christians without question.
Even to this day, all Egyptian, Christian and Jewish
prayers are said in the name of "AMEN"-Ra, the ancient
sun-god of pagan Egypt.

.......
"Amen-Ra personified the physical sun,
the glorious mid-day sun ruling the firmament,
and symbolized to the ancient Egyptians the
majesty and power of kings. Amen was worshipped
as an omnipotent and all-powerful god under the
names of Ra and Amen-Ra. 1"
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VI - Sun Worship, pg 152
.......
"The Sun-God  AMEN-Ra was usually represented
as a man (like Nimrod) but with a hawk's head,
surmounted by a globe or disk of the sun,
known as a "nimbus" or "halo"."
--Sun Lore of All Ages,
by William Tyler Olcott, [1914],
Chapter VI - Sun Worship, pg 153
...........
NIMROD'S  EFFECT  UPON  CHRISTMAS
Nimrod was Born on December 25th
He was worshipped as the Very First
"Sun" god


Nimrod of Ancient Babylon
Declared himself to be god.
He was worshipped as the Very First
Human sun-god.  His birth on Dec. 25th,
led to that date as the permanent and
official date of all subsequent sun-god
birthdays.

The Romans changed Christ's name from
the Jewish Messiah "Jehoshua" into the
Graeco-Roman slur of "Jesus" (hail Zeus).
and turned Christ into just another one of
their sun-gods whose birth was on Dec 25.

...........

This  Nimrod Sun-god worship
was the basis for all subsequent
pagan sun-god worship.
AND can be seen in our modern-day
glowing Halo's of Santa and Christ.


Sun-god  Worship (Dec 25)
is "Personified" in  Christmas
and Forced Upon Christ


The "Sun burst" Halo provides a "Clue".

Sun-god  Worship  (Dec 25)
is "Personified" in  Christmas
and Forced upon Christ

The birth of all the sun-gods was on
December 25th.  That date was chosen
by Christendom as the birth date of Christ
in order to please the sun-god worshipers
in the Empire at that time.

Rome was unwilling to give up her sun god
worship - so they found this as a perfect
way to turn Jesus into another one of their
"sun gods".  It was a horrible thing for them
to do  but they did it anyway.  Pleasing the
pagans was the only thing on their mind.

The sun-gods rode across the sky in their
chariots drawn by horses.  So too, we have
Santa riding his chariot sled across the
sky on Christmas day, in the same manner and
in the same way that the sun-gods of paganism
have done for centuries..  The pagan mythology
of the sun gods was fulfilled in Santa Claus,
right up to the very day of his celebration on
December 25th.

"A fourth century mosaic found in the city
of Rome portrays Yeshua (Jesus) as the
sun god, driving his chariot across the sky.....
Once Yeshua was viewed as a manifestation
of the Sun god, Saturnalia became known as
Christmas, The Birthday of Jesus."
-- The Origins of X-mas"
   by Kim Bowden Cravey


Little wonder that some say that Santa is just another
sun-god for Christians to worship, or that Dec 25th
was forced upon Christ in order for mankind to
continue to celebrate the sun-gods birthday without
Christendom ever really knowing the truth.


Some depictions of Santa Claus are identical to
the depictions of the Ancient sun-gods as they
rode across the sky in their chariots that were
pulled by horses.... The similarity is hard to deny.

"A fourth century mosaic found in the city of
Rome portrays Yeshua (Jesus) as the sun god,
driving his chariot across the sky. By the 5th
century, it had become common practice for
worshippers entering St Peters Basilica in
Rome - to turn at the door and bow down to
worship the rising sun. Once Yeshua was viewed
as a manifestation of the Sun god, Saturnalia
became known as Christmas, The Birthday of Jesus."
-- The Origins of X-mas"
   by Kim Bowden Cravey


Santa is sometimes portrayed with the "nimbus"
or "halo" of sun-god worship.  Jesus is also often
portrayed in the same way.  Both Christ and Santa
are also sometimes portrayed with the sun's rays
beaming about their heads - or the sun's fiery glow
streaming from their faces.  This too is indicative
of the forcible adoption of sun-god worship upon
Jesus Christ.


Sun God Worship has become so deeply ingrained
in the annals of this world's history - that we
find it still active - even in the so called
Christian religions around the world.  Satan has
blinded their minds so that they cannot see it -
or because they themselves don't care - and just
offer excuses to do as they please.

Sun-god worship is a great deception that originated
with simple, uneducated, primitive cultures of the
past.... and yet even with the high technology of
today's scientific and highly educated world, we find
the people just as ignorant and silly in their
worship and their reasoning.

"Throughout the history of mankind,
no form of idolatry has been more widely
practiced than that of the worship of the
sun. It may well be described as universal;
for there is scarcely a nation in which the
worship of the sun in some form has not found
a place."
-- Mystical Myth - The Sun
     Bella Terreno

"Every culture has at one time held the Sun
personified as a Deity of supreme and immense
power. Each carries different names, but the
central theme running through all is that of
bearing the Light each day that was required
for survival."
-- Solar and Lunar Deities
  Lunar and Solar Magick
    Robin Fennelly

"How the Sun moved across the sky was often
part of the mystical nature of the Supreme
Deity, and just as the Sun rose at dawn,
reached it's peak at noon and began its
decline as night fell, so did the persona
of the Deity change to replicate those
changes."
-- Solar and Lunar Deities
  Lunar and Solar Magick
    Robin Fennelly

"Proto-Indo-European religion has a solar
chariot and the mythos of the sun traversing
the sky in a chariot.  In Greek mythology the
sun was personified as a deity called Helios
(Roman equivalent: Sol), driving a fiery
chariot across the sky."
-- Solar and Lunar Deities
  Lunar and Solar Magick
    Robin Fennelly


"the Sun was usually conceived as being carried
across the sky on a chariot from east to west
during the day; sometimes this chariot was
thought of as being drawn by a team of horses."
-- THE VOYAGE OF THE ARGO
   THE MAPPING OF THE EARTH
 metrum.org - A site devoted to the
 memory of Livio Catullo Stecchini

"Santa's sleigh is a representation of
Babylon's chariot pulling the sun god
through the sky,  but it was originally
pulled by winged griffins - but Over time,
stags, so venerated in the Babylonian
Mysteries, replaced the winged griffins
and eventually, the old chariot and mythical
animals were softened to the sleigh and
cute little reindeer we are all so familiar
with today."
--Christmas: The Greatest Story Never Told
Chapter Three - The Christmas Trail
•Harold Cormany •Sherry Martin •K. L. Dye


Check Out His EyeBrows

Check out Santa's Eyebrows
and compare them to the sun-god picture in his hand.
You can see the santa's eyebrows are pointing
straight up and straight out - like the rays of the sun....
This is a hidden message that santa truly is a sun god. 


Check out Santa's Eyebrows above.
They are a hidden message that we can compare
with the sun-god picture in Santa's hand.... 
Notice the rays of the sun are sticking up
and out - just like Santa's Eyebrows are.  
This is a subliminal message - that santa
claus truly is a sungod.

In America, founding members of the New York
Historical Society revived the Christmas
tradition in the early 1800s and in 1836
the state of Alabama declared it a legal
holiday. No doubt many of a Puritan mindset
who strove to stem the tide of apostasy
recalled the words of Tertullian, who
lamented the identical compromise of
Christians as early as 230 B.C.

"The event at Mount Sinai was just one episode
in the Satanic apostasy which began at the tower
of Babel. The celebration of December 25th,
originally proclaimed in honor of the birth
of the sun god Mithra, can only be one of the
final events in the long continuing saga of
Satanic sun worship."
-- Richard Rives,
Too Long in the Sun,
Partakers Pub., 1996, pp. 129-30

By Forcing Christianity to celebrate Christ's
birthday on December 25th - the exact date of
all the sun-gods of paganism - Rome has in
effect  - also forced Christ into being just
another one of their sun-gods.  

Rome has also forced artists to paint and
depict Christ with the "halo" or "nimbus"
of sun-god worship.  The Suns bright halo
has always been drawn upon the heads and
faces of the pagan gods of ancient lore.  So,
we see that Christ is being forced into the
role of a pagan sun-god. 

The Halo and the sun's Rays and the glowing
nimbus are a sure clue that Christ has been
converted into one of Rome's sun-gods in order
to keep her pagan ancestors happy.  Even Christ's
fake Birth date of December 25th - is another clue
that tells us that Rome has pushed and pulled
the strings of Christendom in order to win
another victory for Paganism (whose sun-gods
were all born on December 25)...

"the symbolism of the nimbus or halo was
early in use among the pagans who determined
its form. In the monuments of Hellenic and
Roman art, the heads of the sun-gods are
often found with a disc-shaped halo, a circle
of light, or a rayed-fillet."
--Catholic Encyclopedia
New Advent - "Nimbus in  Art"

"The nimbus (radiant light) or HALO
around many of the ancient gods and goddesses
originated in SUN worship."
--J.C. Cooper's Illustrated Encyclopedia
  of Traditional Symbols, p.112

"The heads of Saints didn't really glow
as is so often portrayed in religious art.
The use of the halo, or nimbus, originated
with the pagan Greeks and Romans to represent
their sun god, Helios. Later artists adopted
it for use in Christian images."
-Sun Worship
 by Wayne Blank


"NiMBUS, HALO...originally indicative of SOLAR
 power and the SUN'S DISK, hence an attribute
of SUN-GODS."
--J.C. Cooper's Illustrated Encyclopedia
  of Traditional Symbols, p.112


"The halo is actually just the sun
behind the person's head. Originally it
was a very devious way of mixing
idolatrous sun worship with Christianity.
The pagan halo became an unfortunate
tradition in Christian art."
-Sun Worship
 by Wayne Blank


"it was the ancient pagans that originated
this practice of using halos or "sun-disks"
to signify the divinity of the sun god.
Paganism, and Sun worship is what spawned
the use of these sun disks in pictures and
graven images."
-Sun Worship in Christianity?
A study by Timothy Youngblood

"The birthday of the sun-god...was
December 25. Instead of opposing this
idolatry, the Catholic church literally
made up the idea that December 25 was
Christ's birthday, and celebrated the
pagan holiday with a new name, "Christmas."
-Christmas; A Biblical Perspective
  by Darwin Fish


It appears to be More than "Coincidence"
that Christ's Birthday was chosen to be
December 25, and that it is also the
birthday of numerous sun-gods and also the
official celebration of Santa Claus as well.

It is more than coincidence that the sun
gods had discs about their heads, and
sometimes had halo's or orbs of light
about their heads and faces - and so did
the art work of Christ..  The rays of light
and the circular crowns of light were to
denote to the viewer that this was a sun god. 

When Christ was chosen by Rome to replace
the pagan's sun-gods, he was given their
birthdate and the usual nimbus or halo
representation was placed upon his head.

Don't you think that it's about time to get
back to "truth" regarding Christ ?

"So leave the corruption and compromise;
leave it for good," says God.
"Don't link up with those who will
pollute you."
(2Corinthians 6:17)(MSG)-BibleGateway


"...I will punish those who....
introduce pagan....practices;
And I'll punish all who import
pagan superstitions...."
(Zephaniah 1:7)(MSG)-BibleGateway


"...in the last days...
Instead of loving God,
they will love pleasure.
Even though they will make a show
of being religious,
their religion won't be real.
(2Timothy 3:1-5)(CEV)-BibleGateway


"Enter by the narrow gate.
For the gate is wide and the way
is "easy" that leads to destruction,
and those who enter by it are many.
For the gate is narrow and the way
is "hard" that leads to life,
and those who find it are few."
(Matthew 7:13,14)(ESV)-BibleGateway

SUN GODS AROUND THE WORLD
Abenaki mythology ---  Kee-zos-en
Aboriginal mythology   ---  Gnowee, Walo,
                                     Wuriupranili,
Yhi
Ainu mythology ---   Chup Kamui
Akkadian mythology   ---  Samas
Algonquin mythology   ---  Michabo
Armenian mythology   ---  Mihr
Arthurian mythology  ---   Gawain
Aztec mythology   ---  Huitzilopochtli
                      Ipalnemohuani,  Tonatiuh
Bakairi mythology   ---  Evaki
Basque mythology  ---   -Ekhi
Byelorussian mythology   ---  Iarilo
Canaanite mythology   ---  Moloch
Celtic mythology   ---  Crom Cruach
Cuchulainn Etain   Lugh  Mog Ruith
Chinese mythology  ---  Shen Yi
Egyptian mythology  ---    Duamutef
Hapi   Horus    Imset   Kebechsenef
Khepri   Ra
Etruscan mythology   ---  Cautha
Greek mythology   ---  Apollo, Helios
                                          Hyperion
Hattic mythology   ---  Wurusemu
Hinduism    ---   Agni   Ansa  Aryman
Bhaga  Daksha  Dhanvantari  Dhatar
Dhatri   Indra  Mitra   Ravi  Rhibus
Savitr   Surya  Varuna  Vivasvat  Yama
Hittite mythology  ---    Arinna
Hungarian mythology  --  Napkirly
Ibo mythology   ---  Chuku
Incan Mythology  ---  Inti   Manco  Capac
                                      Punchau 
Inuit mythology   ---  Akycha (Alaska)
                                        Malina
Japanese mythology   ---  Amateratsu 
                                           Marisha-Ten
Kachin mythology   ---  Jan
Korean mythology   ---  Haemosu  Palk
Lakota mythology   ---  Wi
Latvian mythology   ---  Saule
Maya mythology   ---  Ahau-Kin,  Ah Kin
K'in   Kinich Ahau   Kinich Kakmo    Hun-Apu
Moabite mythology   ---  Chemosh
Navajo mythology   ---  Tsohanoai
Norse mythology   ---  Alfrodull   Freyr  Sol
Ossetian mythology   ---  Wasterzhi
Palmarene mythology   ---  Malakbel   Yarhibol
Papuan mythology   --  Dudugera
Pawnee mythology  ---  Shakuru
Phoenician mythology  ---  Saps
Persian mythology  ---  Mithras
Polynesian mythology  ---  Maelare   Raa
                                       Tama Nui-Te-Ra
Pueblo mythology  ---  Tawa
Roman mythology   ---  Apollo  Sol
Russian mythology   ---  Iarilo   Khors
Sarmatian mythology   ----  Khursun
Scythian mythology   ---  Khursun
Seneca mythology   ---  Kaakwha
Seran mythology   ---  Tuwale   Shinto  Amateratsu
Sioux mythology  ---   Wi 
Slavic mythology  ---  Byelobog  Dabog
                                    Khors   Svarog
Sumerian mythology  --   Shamash  Uhubap�t
Sumu mythology   ---    Ud�
Tarascan mythology   ---  Curicaberis
Tupinamba mythology   ---  Meri
Ukrainian mythology   ---  Iarilo

"NIMROD" - The LORD of Christmas
XMAS TREE NIMROD 2
"NIMROD" - The LORD of Christmas
"Nimrod started the great organized worldly apostasy
from God that has dominated this world until now.
Nimrod married his own mother, whose name was Semiramis.
After Nimrod's death, his so-called mother-wife,
Semiramis, propagated the evil doctrine of the survival
of Nimrod as a spirit being. She claimed a full-grown
evergreen tree sprang overnight from a dead tree stump,
which symbolized the springing forth unto new life
of the dead Nimrod. On each anniversary of his birth,
she claimed, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree
and leave gifts upon it. December 25th, was the birthday
of Nimrod. This is the real origin of the Christmas tree."
-The Plain Truth About Christmas
by David J. Stewart | December 24th, 2005

"Traditionally, a yule log was burned in the fireplace
on Christmas Eve and during the night as the log's embers
died, there appeared in the room, as if by magic,
a Christmas tree surrounded by gifts. The yule log
represented the sun-god Nimrod and the Christmas tree
represented himself resurrected as his own son Tammuz."
--After Armageddon -Chapter 4
Where do we get our ideas?
by John A. Sarkett

"So our Christmas tree -- and our yule log -- have
tremendous meaning, but not a Christian meaning.
The yule log is the dead Nimrod, human ruler of
ancient Babylon, who was eventually deified as the
sun incarnate, and hence a god. The Christmas tree
is mystical Tammuz, the slain god come to life again."
--After Armageddon -Chapter 4
Where do we get our ideas?
by John A. Sarkett


The Real Origin of Christmas

"The real origin of Christmas goes back to ancient
Babylon. It is bound up in the organized apostasy
with which Satan has gripped a deceived world these
many centuries!   In Egypt, it was always believed that
the son of Iris (Egyptian name for "Queen of Heaven")
was born December 25th. Semiramis also bore the title
"Queen of Heaven" - and she was Nimrod's mother.
Paganism celebrated this famous birthday over most
of the known world for centuries before the birth
of Christ."
-The Plain Truth About Christmas
by David J. Stewart | December 24th, 2005

"Christmas as a pagan holiday traces back
thousands of years before to a man named Nimrod,
founder of ancient pagan Babylon."
-Christmas Unwrapped
From the History Channel
by Alan Mansager

"December 25 was highly honored and recognized
by Nimrod's supporters...Many centuries later
this pagan custom was "Christianized" as being
the birthday of Christ."
-The True Origin of Christmas and Other Holidays
Who Was Really Born On December 25?
The Gilead Institute of America

"Lent, Easter and Christmas are of Babylonian origin."
-EASTER AND CHRISTMAS PAGANISM
2000 B.C. TO DATE
by Edward Stevens (1895-1966)

"December 25th was celebrated as
Nimrod's birthday. Generally, all mankind
is fast asleep, dreaming this old Babylonian dream."
-The Story Of Nimrod,
As It Relates To Christmas And Easter
by Wilhelm J Wolfaardt


A Deception of Satan

"Jesus Christ was NOT born on December 25.
But December 25th can be traced back to Genesis
and a man named Nimrod. Nimrod was the founder
of a great false religious system that began in
ancient Babylon that has always opposed the truths
of God. It’s time we face facts! This world is deceived,
just as God prophesied it would be (Rev. 12:9).
Satan is the power behind this deception.
Satan has successfully pawned off the old customs
of the Babylonian mystery religion as being pleasing
to Jesus Christ."
- Why Christmas is (Not) So Important to God 
By Carl Hilliker and Mark Jenkins  December 2002
article in; The Trumpet


A Corruption Against Jehovah God

"As the people increased in number,
the Way of Jehovah was corrupted
and a principal figure in those days was Nimrod,
the grandson of Ham described as a mighty hunter
before Jehovah.  The word 'before' used in this
sense means, 'totally antagonistic to Jehovah.'
We celebrate Christmas on a date which coincides
with the birthday of Nimrod - the villainous king
of ancient Babylon."
-The Ensign Trust
VOLUME I No.2 - JUNE 1999
'NARROW IS THE WAY'
By Harry Lancaster
"Nimrod, who built Babel or Babylon, conceived a
one world government model in rebellion against
Jehovah-God and went about to establish a one world
government in the land of Shinar (which is today
known as Iraq) and institute a pagan worship system
that rejected the Lord God Jehovah."
-- The Book; THE HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN
The Nimrod - Druid Connection
Pastor David L. Brown, Ph.D.
© September 1998
"Not only has the original Babylonian religious system
served as the source of all the world’s non-Christian
religions, hut it has also infiltrated and corrupted
Christendom to an alarming degree."
--Babylon - Source of False Religion
"Babylon, Mystery Religion" by Ralph Woodrow
"Nimrod was a great grandson of Noah.
Nimrod became a "mighty tyrant in the face of Jehovah."
Much of the Babylonian worship was carried on through
mysterious symbols - thus the "Mystery" religion.
This system of idolatry spread from Babylon to the
nations, for it was from this location that men were
scattered over the face of the earth (Gen. 11:9).
As they went from Babylon, they took their occult
worship and its various mystery symbols with them."
--Babylon - Source of False Religion
"Babylon, Mystery Religion" by Ralph Woodrow
Nimrod and - His Mother - Semiramis
were the --  "MODELS"  --
after which Satan Fashioned
all other False gods and goddesses
"Thus from Babylon emerged the entire complex of
human "religion".  the various gods and goddesses
of Rome, Greece, India, Egypt, and other nations
can be identified with corresponding gods from Babel."
--Babylon - Source of False Religion
"Babylon, Mystery Religion" by Ralph Woodrow
Here - Below - is a partial list of some gods that were fashioned after Nimrod -
according to Secular Scholars -

NIMROD MANY NAMES 5
Christendom is Tied to False gods

Christendom will not admit, that by compromising with the pagans of
the world when adopting December 25th as Christ's birthday - they have
tied themselves into honoring all the pagan gods of the world.

How so ?
Almost all the pagan gods - who are nothing more than "Nimrod" reincarnated,
all claim December 25th as their birthday.  The list is exhaustive.


Many False Gods - Whose Birthday was "December 25"
Fashioned After "NIMROD"

"December 25th - not only was Mithra, the sun-god of
Mithraism, said to be born at this time of the year,
but Osiris, Horus, Hercules, Bacchus, Adonis, Jupiter,
Tammuz, and other sun-gods were also supposedly born
at what is today called the "Christmas" season, the winter solstice!
- Doane, p.474; 
- "The Two Babylons; Alexander Hislop, p.93.

"The "winter solstice (December) was the time at which all the
sun-gods
"from Osiris to Jupiter" and Mithra had celebrated
their (birth
days) -  the celebration being adorned with
the pine tree of Adonis, the holly of Saturn, and the
mistletoe
 (of the pagan Druids).....tapers(candles) represented
the kindling of the newborn sun-god's fire..."
-Man and His Gods, p.201.

"Subtly...the old gods had entered their churches...
And they live still in the festivals of Christianity."
-(Testament: The Bible and History,
   Romer, 1988, pp. 230-31)


In Sharp Contrast to Jesus

And here we have Jesus Christ who was born in a warm month when the
flocks were still outdoors at night - as ample proof that a compromise has been
made.   December 25th was celebrated by the pagans in Christ's day, but
he and his early followers would have NO PART of it.

"It is evident that Jesus was NOT born during the middle of winter,
for at the time of his birth, the shepherds were living out in the fields
with their flocks. As the bible says: 'There were in the same country
shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night"
(Luke 2:8).
As is well known, the shepherds in Palestine do NOT
"abide in the fields" during the winter season because of the extreme,
cold temperatures
.
The shepherds always bring their flocks in
from the mountain slopes and fields
no later than October 15th! "
- Mede's Works, 1679. Discourse xlvii

Christ's First Followers -
REFUSED to Celebrate December 25th

"On your day of gladness, we [Christians] neither cover
our doorposts with wreaths, nor intrude upon the day with lamps.
At the call of public festivity, you consider it a proper thing
to decorate your house like some new brothel. We are accused of a lower sacrilege because
we do not celebrate along with you the holidays ..."
- (Tertullian, (A.D. 155-220), 2001, p. 1176).
  (quoted by David Bercot, A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs,
         1998, p. 342).

"The pagan Romans clad their doorposts with green and branching
laurels...In the Saturnalia...Presents come and go...There are...gifts...
and Banquets...yet Christians should have no acquaintance with
the festivals of the pagans."
- Tertullian, (A.D. 155-220),
  quoted by David Bercot,
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs, 1998, p. 342).


"In the days of Christ, December 25th
was sacred to the pagan Romans..."
-The Xmas Story Part 4
 "Heathen Holidays" by Denise Snodgrass
CHRISTMAS AND PAGANISM; The Winter Solstice

 
"Familiar to early Christians was the Saturnalia,
an ancient Roman festival celebrated during the
last days of December in honour of Saturn, the god
of agriculture. The Saturnalia...was diametrically
opposed to the teachings of Christ."
- Hidden Truths About Christmas
  UCG; Australia

 
"To the pagans, the Saturnalia was fun.
To the Christians, the Saturnalia was an
abomination
in homage to a disreputable god
who had no existence anyway."
-4,000 Years of Christmas:
A Gift from the Ages (1997)
Earl Count
"At the time of persecution,
Christians were detected
by NOT decorating their houses
at the Saturnalia. The ancient Christians
were puritanically jealous of anything that
might seem like coqueting with idolatry. "
-Crippen
"Gift Giving - during the Roman festival of Saturnalia,
gifts were given as good luck emblems and houses were
decorated with greenery.  The early Christians, however,
 frowned on this pagan ritual, and wouldn't have any part of it."
- Christmas Traditions & Trivia
1999 HFCWillcox
"Faithful men of God who knew and loved
the Scriptures of truth fought against
the mingling of paganism with the name of Christ.
They were valiant in opposing the entry of
Christmas and its festivals among the believers."
-The Truth about CHRISTMAS
Flee from Idolatry
by R. F. Becker
"The early Christians discouraged the use of
evergreen decorations in Christian homes and
assemblies, because their display had long been
associated with heathen festivals."
-Campbell ; The Story of Christmas

But how quick Christendom was - to jump in bed with paganism.

No wonder she is called a whore.

"Babylon"  - The Great

Jumping in Bed with Paganism

Spiritual Adultery / Spiritual Fornication
"Christianity has jumped in bed with paganism!"
-The Surprising Origin of CHRISTMAS!
 William F. Dankenbring and John D. Keyser


"The wicked apostate Church fornicated spiritually
with the heathen, pagan religions of the world,
and "ADOPTED" the date of December 25th
as the "birth-day" of Jesus the Messiah,
who was born nowhere NEAR that time of year!"
-The Surprising Origin of CHRISTMAS!
 William F. Dankenbring and John D. Keyser
"Christmas...was not instituted by Christ
or the apostles, nor by Bible authority.
It was picked up afterward from paganism.”
-Encyclopedia Britannica, 1946 edition
"...the whoredoms of all perverted Christian
religionists are still in essence the same old harlotry
which first found place and embodiment on the banks of
the Euphrates. It is the same old Babylon, and her harlot
daughters, bearing rule or kingdom upon the dominions of
the earth, and intoxicating the inhabitants thereof
out of the wine of her fornication. True religion and
an uncorrupted Church have never suited the
representatives of power, or pleased them long."
- THE WINE OF OLD BABYLON
Excerpt from 'The Apocalypse' by J. A. Seiss
"The wine of old Babylon's fornication was a debauching
system of idol worship and carnal self-exaltation, over
and against the revelations and institutes of Jehovah.
It was already bottled and labelled before the first
dispersion (Confusion of Tongues at the Tower of Babel).
It went with that dispersion into every country and nation
under heaven. As a matter of fact, we find it to this day
among all the nations of the earth, affecting and controlling
their thinking, their policies, their faith, and their worship.
Not less than two-thirds of the population of the earth
at this hour are Pagan idolaters, drivelling under the same
old intoxication which came forth from Nimrod and Babylon."
- THE WINE OF OLD BABYLON
Excerpt from 'The Apocalypse' by J. A. Seiss

From Babylon to Rome

"The cult that arose in Babylon
and spread its cult tentacles throughout the world
was trinitarian (Two Babylons, by Alexander Hislop).
At first, this doctrine was merely humanism,
man making himself god. The first humanism trinity
of record to be setup and worshiped as gods,
was that of Nimrod, Simeramus, and Tammuz.
These are in the Old Testament in the Canaanite
language identified as Baal, Ashtoreth, and Tammuz.
At the dispersion of the people at the Tower of Babel,
this trinity doctrine of humanism was spread all over
the world. Each religion of all the pagan religions
held two common traits: 1.) A trinity of gods and;
2.) These were in a form of human gods."
-Jesus Messieh Fellowship
The Trinity Doctrine Is Pagan
By Cohen G. Reckart, Pastor


"From ancient time Mystery Babylon has tried
to make God what he is not - A Trinity."
-Jesus Messieh Fellowship
The Trinity Doctrine Is Pagan
By Cohen G. Reckart, Pastor

"Long ago - right after the Flood, a man named Nimrod
emerged on the scene of history. His name means
"let us rebel". He led the founding of the first
great civilization – Babylon...He led them to rebel
against God. He had tremendous power, so much that he
became a god in the eyes of the people. When he died,
his wife, Semiramis, recognized that without him she
might loose power herself, so she devised a clever plan.
Semiramis was pregnant. She told everyone that the child
in her womb was none other than Nimrod being reborn.
This was the beginning of the greatest perversion...
the concept of father/son deity
, the very first
incomprehensible divine trinity (the unexplainable mystery)..."
- Resurrection Sunday and
the Babylonian Connection; By Errol Hale
 

"Bel (Lord) was the oldest and mightiest of the gods
of Babylonia, one of the earliest trinities. He was
"Lord of the World. The "doctrine of the Trinity" is
first met northeast of the Indus; and, tracing it to Asia
Minor and Europe, one recognizes it among every people
who had anything like an established religion. It was
taught in the oldest Chaldean, Egyptian, and Mithraic
schools. The Chaldean Sun-god, Mithra, was called "Triple"
and the trinitarian idea of the Chaldeans was a doctrine
of the Akkadians who, themselves, belonged to a race which
was the first to conceive a metaphysical trinity.
According to the archeologist Rawlinson, the Chaldeans
were a tribe of the Akkadians who lived in Babylonia from
earliest times..."
- THEOSOPHY, Vol. 52, No. 6, April, 1964
(Pages 175-182) THE CHALDEAN LEGEND
"In ancient days Satan seemed to make Babylon
the capital of his evil operation.  From this
headquarters was started false religion."
-(Revelation Illustrated and Made Plain p. 224).
"the Tower of Babel was actually the worship of Satan
in the form of fire, the sun and the serpent.  However,
Satan worship could not be done openly because of the
many who still believed in the true God of Noah.  So a
mystery religion began at Babel where Satan could be
worshipped in secret."
- Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, 2nd American ed.
 (Neptune, New Jersey: Loizeaux Brothers, 1959) 5, 24.)
"The researches of modern writers.....
uniformly regard Babylon... as the cradle
of the ancient Paganism."
--The Worship of the Dead (London; 1904),
   Colonel J. Garnier,  pg. 8
"Babylon was, at that time,
the center of the civilized world;
and thus Paganism...had opportunities
of sending forth its debased counterfeit
of the truth to all the ends of the earth."

- Hislop, A., The Two Babylons,
 Loiseaux Brothers, Neptune, N.J. pg 99.

Unlike early Christianity, which worshipped
the Jewish God, Jehovah - The apostate Church
adopted the Trinity god of Ancient Babylon.

"The trinity got its start in Ancient Babylon
with Nimrod - Tammuz - and Semiramis.
Semiramis demanded worship for both her husband
and her son as well as herself.  She claimed
that her son, was both the father and the son.
Yes, he was "god the father" and "god the son" -
The first divine incomprehensible trinity."
 --The Two Babylons ; Alexander Hislop; p.51

"There were triads of gods..."
-(Babylonian and Assyrian Religion,
Norman, Okla.; 1963, S. H. Hooke, pp. 14-40) 

Rome Adopts Babylon's Errors
"The doctrine
that Jesus Christ the Son of God
was God the son
was decreed by worldly
and ecclesiastical powers.
Men were forced to accept it
at the point of the sword or else,
Thus, the error of the trinity
was propounded to the end
that ultimately people believed it
to be the truth.
Thus Christianity became in essence
 like  'Babylonian'  heathenism,
with only a veneer of Christian names."
--- Forgers of the Word -1983 Victor Paul Wierwille

"The Babylonian pagan worship of Nimrod,
Semiramis, and the god-incarnate son
extended throughout the entire world
and eventually assumed the name of
Trinitarian Christianity."
- The Two Babylons, pp. 240-252.

Babylon is the source of false religion,
Revelation 17:1-6. 

"Though the city of Babylon was destroyed,
its religious concepts and customs had spread
around the world.  Today’s myriad of false religions
have their origin in ancient Babylon."
-All Roads Lead to Babylon


"Ralph Woodrow, in his book, Babylon Mystery Religion
(first published in 1966, now out of print), clearly
traces the practices and teachings of ancient Babylon,
and their modern counterparts in the Roman Catholic
Church and her Protestant daughters.  Babylonian ideas
are by no means isolated to professing Christianity."
-All Roads Lead to Babylon


"Mankind in general, has followed variations of
one kind or another, of the religion of Babylon,
to this day."
-Ralph Woodrow;
 Babylon Mystery Religion; 1966


"Rome...assimilated religions from her many
conquered territories.  All these religions had
commonalities, for they all came from Babylon. 
These practices infiltrated and overcame the
professing Christian Church, which later came to be
dominated by Rome itself."
-Ralph Woodrow;
 Babylon Mystery Religion; 1966


"This is the cup which the Babylonish system
has made all the world to drink. It is not limited
to the Roman Catholic Church of Rome, but she certainly
plays a major role in today’s religious deception."
-Ralph Woodrow;
 Babylon Mystery Religion; 1966


"The Romish system is based upon a mixture.
The word "Catholic" means Universal...the true
Christian goal is not religion based on mixture,
but a return to the original, simple, powerful, and
spiritual faith that was once delivered to the saints."
-Ralph Woodrow; pg. 161
 Babylon Mystery Religion; 1966

The  Trinity  Doctine
was  a  "CORRUPTION"
of  Early  Christianity.

the Trinity "is a  Corruptionborrowed from the heathen religions,
and  "ingrafted " on the Christian faith
."
-Dictionary of Religious Knowledge

The Trinity " When she allowed these
idolatries to be  engrafted  into her church,
Rome re-established the teachings of Nimrod
(and his Babylonian Trinity) - into the
New  Testament Age
, and into church dogma."
-Thunder Ministries
The Origin and Development of the Trinity
according to Trinitarian Scholars

"The doctrine of the Trinity was not a teaching
of the original Christians, who were either with Jesus
himself or taught directly by the surviving apostles.
This explains why it is not found in the Bible. 
If it was a fundamental, core doctrine of such great
importance, it would have been clearly and unmistakably
stated in scripture.  The fact that the vast majority
of professed Christians and church doctrine today
maintain a belief in the Trinity does not prove it is
correct.  Rather, it suggests that corruption of
Christian doctrinal truths is widespread and deep."
-Is Jesus God Almighty? Is the Trinity Scriptural?
By Gordon Coulson


"Christianity did not destroy paganism;
 it adopted it. . . .
From Egypt came the ideas
of a divine trinity."
(Historian Will Durant)

"The pagan trinities had all the prestige
of a vast antiquity and universal adoption...
The Gentile converts therefore eagerly
accepted the Trinity compromise,
and the Church baptized it.
Now at length we know its origin
."
--- John Newton
(Origin of Triads and Trinities)


Altering the Bible
to Support The Pagan Trinity


 

"Codex B (Vaticanus)...was altered by a later hand
in  MORE THAN  two THOUSAND  places.
Eusebius, therefore, is not without grounds
for accusing the adherents of...the
newly-risen Doctrine of the Trinity of
FALSIFYING   the Bible..."
-(Fraternal Visitor 1924, p. 148;
translated from Christadelphian Monatshefte).

`

"We certainly know of a great number of
corruptions brought into the Scriptures
by the Athanasians - relating to
the Doctrine of the Trinity."
-Sir William Whiston
Second letter to the Bishop of London,
1719, p. 15

`

Rewriting the Bible
to Support the Trinity Doctrine:
"Learned men, so called Correctores were,
following the church meeting at Nicea 325 AD,
selected by the church authorities to scrutinize
the sacred texts and rewrite them in order to
correct their meaning in accordance with the views
which the church had just sanctioned."

-Einfhrung in die Textkritik des
griechischen Testaments: Eberhard Nestle

`

"Christianity's doctrine of a "holy Trinity"
is simply NOT true.
There is nothing in the
scriptures which even suggests that it is
,
except to those who have already been taught
to see it there. The doctrine of the Trinity
is a heathen philosophical intrusion into
the faith of Jesus
..."

-The Influence of Trinitarian Doctrine
  on Translations of the Bible
   by John David Clark, Sr.

`

"What I discovered in most of the versions
of the Bible produced by trinitarians
which I studied - is irrefutable proof of
intentional mistranslation
of words which
refer to God...  Christian trinitarians routinely
and  purposely mistranslate 
Greek pronouns,
so as to promote the doctrine of the holy Trinity."-The Influence of Trinitarian Doctrine
  on Translations of the Bible
   by John David Clark, Sr.

`
"It's interesting to see that many of the scriptural
"evidences" said to be in favor of the doctrine
of the Trinity, are...sometimes even outright
forgery
.  These can often be exposed by even a
cursory glance at an English/Greek interlinear
Bible or a Greek concordance."
-The Trinity-
A Doctrine Overdue for Extinction; Part 2
"Imperfections in the King James Version"
by Ted Whitten

`


"the doctrine of the Trinity...is contrary to
common sense.  It is contrary to Scripture.
Its origin is Pagan..."
-J.N. Loughborough, Review and Herald,
XVIII, November 5, 1861, p. 184


Trinitarians -"Any true scholar can surely see that
these men did  NOT use the "Entire" word
of God to base their theology upon.
Rather they chose specific passages to
build on their theology, because, influence,
pagan tribute in a Roman Nation filled
with paganism, and governing power was
the mindset of Rome
. When she allowed these
idolatries to be  "engrafted"  into her church,
Rome re-established the teachings of Nimrod
into the New Testament Age, and into church dogma
."
-Thunder Ministries
The Origin and Development of the Trinity
according to Trinitarian Scholars

 `

"The Papacy has in some of its churches,
an image of the Triune God, with three heads
on one body.
  The Babylonians had something
of the same
So utterly idolatrous was the Babylonian
recognition of the (Triune) Divine unity, that Jehovah,
the Living God, severely condemned his own people
for giving any countenance to it."
-Alexander Hislop
The Two Babylons (pp. 16-19).


BABYLON NIMROD REBELS JEHOVAH

Babylon - The First Human Rebellion
Against Jehovah God


Ancient Babylon

Ancient Babylon was built by Nimrod - the very first
human to rebel against Jehovah God.  The religion
and worship that was established in Ancient Babylon,
spread to every part of the earth.  Even today, we
can see the tentacles of Babylon's False worship in
the varied religions of the world - even in Christendom.

That is why False religion today is called
"Babylon The Great" -

Nimrod and ancient Babylon are gone - but the apostate
religion that was started there - still lives on.

"The wine of old Babylon's fornication was a debauching
system of idol worship and carnal self-exaltation, over
and against the revelations and institutes of Jehovah.
We find it (the teachings of Ancient Babylon) to this day
among all the nations of the earth, affecting and
controlling their thinking, their policies, their faith,
and their worship. Two-thirds of the population of the
earth - at this hour - are Pagan idolaters,
drivelling under the same old intoxication which came
forth from Nimrod and Babylon."
- THE WINE OF OLD BABYLON
Excerpt from 'The Apocalypse' by J. A. Seiss


"In ancient days Satan seemed to make Babylon
the capital of his evil operation.  From this
headquarters was started false religion."
-(Revelation Illustrated and Made Plain p. 224).
Nimrod Opposes Jehovah


Nimrod Opposes Jehovah
"Nimrod was a great grandson of Noah.
Nimrod became a "mighty tyrant in the face of Jehovah."
Much of the Babylonian worship was carried on through
mysterious symbols - thus the "Mystery" religion.
This system of idolatry spread from Babylon to the
nations, for it was from this location that men were
scattered over the face of the earth (Gen. 11:9).
As they went from Babylon, they took their occult
worship and its various mystery symbols with them."
--Babylon - Source of False Religion
"Babylon, Mystery Religion" by Ralph Woodrow
"Shinar is the land where Nimrod built his five cities,
of which Babylon was the capital. Babylon continued to be
the seat of pagan hate for Jehovah from Nimrod onward."
- Prophecy--Babylon
The Woman in the Ephah
by Steve Van Nattan
"Nimrod, who began to prevail in wickedness,
for he shed innocent blood, and rebelled
against Jehovah."
--The Companion Bible
  E.W. Bullinger;(Appendix 28, pg. 29)


"As the people increased in number,
the Way of Jehovah was corrupted
and a principal figure in those days was Nimrod,
the grandson of Ham described as a mighty hunter
before Jehovah. The word 'before' used in this
sense means, 'totally antagonistic to Jehovah."
-The Ensign Trust
VOLUME I No.2 - JUNE 1999
'NARROW IS THE WAY'
By Harry Lancaster


Satan Rewards Nimrod and Semiramis

Nimrod was the first human to openly defy and oppose
Jehovah God.  It appears that Satan has rewarded Nimrod
for this - by spreading his self-exhaltation around
the world.  Most gods of many countries were fashioned
after Nimrod, and most goddesses of the world were
fashioned after his wife/mother - Semiramis.
"Thus from Babylon emerged the entire complex of
human "religion".  the various gods and goddesses
of Rome, Greece, India, Egypt, and other nations
can be identified with corresponding gods from Babel."
--Babylon - Source of False Religion
"Babylon, Mystery Religion" by Ralph Woodrow
 
"In his deified form, Nimrod the Sun god is known as Baal.
Mythology reveals the fact that the god Baal, and the
goddess, the queen of heaven, were universally worshiped
under various names and titles. History confirms, that
Nimrod, and his wife, Semiramis, were the prototypes for
all gods and goddesses that permeated all subsequent
cultures and societies."
--World Religions
  by David Terrell
 
"Semiramis, in particular was the model and original
of every goddess and female cult figure in the ancient
and modern worlds."
--SEMIRAMIS, QUEEN OF BABYLON
by Bryce Self

Even Christendom has been duped by Satan, into honoring
and worshipping Nimrod and Semiramis - at Christmas and
also Easter.
"Not only has the original Babylonian religious system
served as the source of all the world’s non-Christian religions,
hut it has also infiltrated and corrupted
Christendom to an alarming degree."
--Babylon - Source of False Religion
"Babylon, Mystery Religion" by Ralph Woodrow
Ancient Babylon  &  "Babylon The Great"
Both - Reject Jehovah God

The fact remains that just as Nimrod and Ancient Babylon
rejected Jehovah God - so too, today, all of Christendom and
the pagan world - also Reject Jehovah God in one way or another.

"Nimrod, who built Babel or Babylon, -- lead a rebellion
against Jehovah-God and instituted a pagan worship system
that rejected the Lord God Jehovah."
-- The Book; THE HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN
The Nimrod - Druid Connection
Pastor David L. Brown, Ph.D.
© September 1998
"His name is Nimrod, It means ‘the rebel,’
and is evidently meant to designate the nature
of the man. He was the first specimen of giant
tyranny after the flood.  His Defiance of Jehovah
was perpetrated in wickedness and ambition under
the very eye of Jehovah. Nimrod's assumptions were
religious as well as political. His awful greatness  was
of ambitious rebellion, apostasy and defiance of Jehovah.
And as it was Babel that was the beginning of his empire,
so is ‘Babylon the great’ its consummation and close."
-Nimrod
by Horatius Bonar
1808-1889
"The Trinity" is based upon Nimrod
and Ancient Babylonian Worship

"Nimrod of Ancient Babylon became both the husband
and son of Semiramis, and was worshiped as - both
god the father - and god the incarnate son.
In the Bible, Nimrod was called Tammuz and Molech.
He was worshiped in Babylon as El-Bar, meaning
"god the son." In Assyria, Nimrod was called Baal,
Bal or Belus meaning "lord."
--The Two Babylons ; Alexander Hislop
Louizeaus Brothers; Neptune, N.J.

"History reveals that the trinity concept is a pagan
invention and belief found in many ancient countries.
The worship of the trinity traces back to the worship
of Nimrod,  Semiramis, and Tammuz (of ancient Babylon)
soon after the Flood!"
-Forerunner Commentary
"Trinity" by John W. Ritenbaugh
under - The Nature of God - Elohim
The World Joins Babylon
in Rejecting Jehovah
How ?

Mankind in general has gone through great lengths
to eliminate any mention of Jehovah from the earth.
Bible translators have removed Jehovah's Name
almost seven thousand times (7,000) and have replaced
it with the "generic" title of Lord. 

The world is busy worshipping nature gods and goddesses,
a myriiad of Nameless Lords or elevating Jesus and worshipping
him in place of Jehovah God.

Little does the world realize that when Jehovah becomes active
and sends his son back to the earth - There will be great anger
on the Part of Jehovah - against all those who have ignored him,
rejected him, refsed to acknowledge him, or just plain out defied
Him.

Removing Jehovah's Name
From the Bible

"Why was God's name Jehovah in the 1901 version
but not in this version! Many translations are guilty
for taking out God's name in the Old Testament 7000 times!
What a lame excuse for removing Jehovah's illustrious
name from this psalm to his praise!"
--Review of NIV Thinline Bible
  Amazon.com;  Reviewer: Neburo 
"The ASV (American Standard Version)
has "Jehovah"  in it about 6,823 times, just like the original Hebrew, but the NASB removed it every time. "
-Jason Beduhn
 Northern Arizona University
 Department of Humanities Arts and Religion
"...the distinctive Hebrew name for God -
usually transliterated Jehovah, is in this translation
represented by "LORD."
- Today's English Version (preface)
"The substitution of the word "Lord" is most unhappy;
for...it in NO WAY represents the meaning of the
sacred name (Jehovah)..."
- The 1872 edition of Smith's Bible Dictionary
"The next most common Divine name in the Bible is Jehovah.
In your KJV Bible, Jehovah appears in small capital letters, as "LORD". 
--What is God's Name?
by Garner Ted Armstrong
"In this translation we have followed the
orthodox Jewish tradition and substituted 'the Lord'for the name 'Yahweh' (Jehovah), and we have
substituted the phrase  'the Lord God' for the
phrase 'the Lord Yahweh' (Jehovah). In all cases
where 'Lord' or 'God' represents an original
'Yahweh' (Jehovah) all capitals are employed.
for "LORD" "
--  Preface - 1935 Bible ;
J. M. Powis Smith and Edgar J. Goodspeed
"the early translators generally substituted "LORD"(for the divine name of God, Jehovah).  The Potestant
Reformers preferred Jehovah, which first appeared as
Iehouah in A.D. 1530 in Tyndale's translation of the
Pentateuch (Exodus 6.3), from which it passed into other
Protestant Bibles."
-Introduction to the Old Testament
   of the New English Bible
     by Sir Godfrey Driver
"Jehovah occurs more frequently than any other
Divine name.  It is found in the Old Testament
more than 6000 times.  The Word "LORD" is
usually substituted
  for Jehovah
in reading."
- The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII
 1910 by Robert Appleton Company
Nihil Obstat, October 1, 1910.
Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor Imprimatur.
+John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York
"every time that the expression "the LORD's angel"
recurs, we know that the term LORD represents JEHOVA."
-R.B.Girdlestone,
Synonyms of the Old Testament, 1897, p.43.
 
"In the New Testament, likewise, KURIOS (LORD),
when used as a name of God...most usually corresponds
to YHWH Jehovah, and in this sense is applied."
- A Greek and English Lexicon
to the New Testament, by J. Parkhurst,
revised ed. of 1845, p. 347
 
"between the periods 70-135 C.E.,
the tetragrammaton (Jehovah) was replaced
by Kyrios (The LORD)."
-G. D. Kilpatrick
Etudes de Papyrologie Tome Neuvieme
pg. 221

"the divine name (Jehovah) was originally written
in the New Testament quotations of and allusions
to the Old Testament, but in the course of time it
was replaced by surrogates (like Lord or God)".
- New Testament Abstracts, March 1977, p. 306.
Jehovah Reveals Himself
Through His Name

"One thing we must keep in mind is that Scripture
is the revelation of God to man. As such, the ultimate
authority and control of these names as they are used,
is God's.  God places incomparable significance on His
own name.  Jehovah (YHWH) is used 6824 times in the
Old Testament as God's name.  He says -'This is My name
forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.'
Some people have had problems with the use of Yahweh
(or Jehovah) as God's name. (But these people should
realize that) - The idea of a progressive unfolding of God's
character through His NAME is overwhelmingly apparent
in Moses' writings."
--Old Testament Understanding of the Names for God
   by Mary Barnum
"I am Jehovah, that is my name;and my glory will I not give to another,
neither my praise unto graven images."
(Isaiah 42:8) (ASV) -BibleGateway
"I am Jehovah,and there is none else;
besides me there is no God."(Isaiah 45:5) (ASV) -BibleGateway
"Jehovah, the God of your fathers...
this is my name forever,and this is my memorial unto all generations."
(Exodus 3:15)(ASV)-BibleGateway
"...The Sacred Name Yahovah was revealed to man
by Yahovah Himself and is not a man-given name"
-(see II Apol., 10, 13; Trypho, 126, 127).
"Much is lost in Bible reading
if we forget to look beyond
the substitute word [Lord or God]to the personal, intimate name of God himself.
By telling his people his name, God intended
to reveal to them his inmost character."
-Eerdmans' Handbook to the Bible, page 157.
 J. A. Motyer, principal of Trinity College, England
Warnings From Jehovah


Jehovah gives a warning to all those who refuse to give glory
to his name.  Jehovah makes it clear that he will not tolerate
forvever - being ignored or having His Name ignored.

"And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart,
to give glory unto my name, saith Jehovah of hosts,
then will I send the curse upon you, and I will curse
your blessings."
(Malachi 2:1,2)(ASV)-BibleGateway
"You had better take seriously
the need to HONOR MY NAME.
Otherwise, when you give a blessing, I
will turn it into a curse."
(Malachi 2:2)(CEV)-BibleGateway
"A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master:
if then I am a father, where is mine honor?
and if I am a master, where is my fear?
saith Jehovah of hosts unto you,
O priests, that despise my name."
(Malachi 1:6)(ASV)-BibleGateway
"And now, this word is for you, O religious leaders.
If you do not listen, and if you do not set your heart
to honor My name....then I will send the curse on you."
(Malachi 1:1,2)(NLV)-BibleGateway

Spiritual Adultery Against Jehovah

Spiritual "Adultery"
Whenever a worshipper of Jehovah God, forsakes
him, in favor of another god or gods - The Bible
speaks of this as committing Spiritual Fornication
or Spiritual Adultery.  In the Book of Revelation -
the Apostate Church is called a Whore or Prostitute
and is referred to as a woman called, "Babylon The Great".
"You adulterous people, don't you know that
friendship with the world is hatred toward God?
Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world
becomes an enemy of God."
(James 4:4)(NIV)-BibleGateway
"In the Old Testament, Israel is pictured as the
wife of Jehovah. Any involvement with other gods
is viewed as spiritual adultery."
(cf. Isa. 54:5;Ezek. 16:6-29; 23:1-49; Hos. 9:1)."
-The Danger of Friendship with the World;
 by Gil Rugh, Senior Pastor
Indian Hills Community Church; Lincoln, NE
"Christianity has jumped in bed with paganism!"
-The Surprising Origin of CHRISTMAS!
 William F. Dankenbring and John D. Keyser
"The wicked apostate Church fornicated spiritually
with the heathen, pagan religions of the world, "
-The Surprising Origin of CHRISTMAS!
 William F. Dankenbring and John D. Keyser
"...the whoredoms of all perverted Christian
religionists are still in essence the same old harlotry
which first found place and embodiment on the banks of
the Euphrates. It is the same old Babylon, and her harlot
daughters, bearing rule or kingdom upon the dominions of
the earth, and intoxicating the inhabitants thereof
out of the wine of her fornication. True religion and
an uncorrupted Church have never suited the
representatives of power, or pleased them long."
- THE WINE OF OLD BABYLON
Excerpt from 'The Apocalypse' by J. A. Seiss
 
"The wine of old Babylon's fornication was a debauching
system of idol worship and carnal self-exaltation, over
and against the revelations and institutes of Jehovah.
It was already bottled and labelled before the first
dispersion (Confusion of Tongues at the Tower of Babel).
It went with that dispersion into every country and nation
under heaven. As a matter of fact, we find it to this day
among all the nations of the earth, affecting and controlling
their thinking, their policies, their faith, and their worship.
Not less than two-thirds of the population of the earth
at this hour are Pagan idolaters, drivelling under the same
old intoxication which came forth from Nimrod and Babylon."
- THE WINE OF OLD BABYLON
Excerpt from 'The Apocalypse' by J. A. Seiss
 
"When the early church departed from God
and imbibed pagan errors, she became Babylon.."
- the International Sabbath School Quarterly,
    Feb. 29, 1896

"It was by departure from the LORD,
and alliance with the heathen
that the...church became a HARLOT."
- The Great Controversy,  page 382.
In 1851, James White wrote :
'The woman, which is the great city, called Babylon,
symbolizes the fallen apostate churches'.... "


 
"Mystery Babylon is the spiritual representation
of the literal Babylon."
- Prophecy--Babylon
The Woman in the Ephah
by Steve Van Nattan

Jesus used his father's name -
 and told us to do the same.

In prayer to his father, Jesus said:--
"Our Father in the heavens,
let your name be sanctified."(Matthew 6:9) -  BibleGateway

Again Jesus Prayed to Jehovah --
"O righteous Father,
even though the world does not know you,
I know you, and these know that you have sent me.
I made known to them YOUR NAMEand I will continue to make it known...
"I have manifested Your nameto the men whom You gave Me out of the world."
(John 17:25,26,6)(ESV)-BibleGateway
"I will praise thy name for ever and ever..Great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised;And his greatness is unsearchable."
(Psalm 145:2,3)(ASV)-BibleGateway
"That men may know that thou,
whose name alone is JEHOVAH,art the most high over all the earth."
(Psalm 83:18) (King James Version) -BibleGateway
Evidently the utmost importance to Jesus
was the sactifying or honoring of God's Name.
That is why he put it as the first topic in
his Model Prayer. How sad that Jesus modern-day
followers do not follow him in this example.
Instead of sactifying and honoring God's Name,
they have removed it more than seven thousand
times from the Bible.  And rather than honoring
God's Name, Jehovah, they have turned him into
a nameless "LORD".  Even the pagan gods are
mentioned in the Bible by Name.

Think of how much this must anger, Jesus, to see
that those who claim to follow him, have completely
ignored his admonition to them.

"He [Jesus] did not withhold his father's name YHWH
(Yehowah - Jehovah) from us, but he entrusted us with it.
It is otherwise inexplicable why the first petition of the Lord's Prayer
should read: 'May your name be sanctified!'"- Wolfgang Feneberg; Entschluss/Offen (April 1985)
On one occasion when he was praying publicly to God,
Jesus was heard to say :

"Father, GLORIFY  YOUR  NAME !
And God himself answered : 'I HAVE glorified it,
and I will glorify it again.' "
-John 12:28,  The Jerusalem Bible.
"One of Jesus Christ's missions was to reveal
the name of the Almighty God (Jehovah).
Jesus taught in his prayer to Hallow or keep
His Father's name Holy.  How can we perform
obedience to his word if we don't know His Father's
real personal name? "
- B.9.2: The Biblical Background;
Gilles C H Nullens

2 comments:

  1. It feels so nice to find somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. Really thankful to you for starting this. Photographs and pictures of sun

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