There were strong reasons for believing a certain person did it. He had motive. He was physically strong. He owned a large knife. He had a criminal record. He was known to have a violent temper and had threatened the victim in the past. All of these things would connect him to the murder, except for one thing: on May 10 he was not in Seattle; he was in Florida.
So it is with the claims that are made about pagan origins. They may appear to have a connection, but on investigation, often there is no connection at all. Because Hislop wrote in the mids, the books he refers to or quotes are now quite old. When I checked his footnote references, in numerous cases I discovered they do not support his claims. Hislop failed to even mention this. While condemning round communion wafers as images of the sun-god Baal, Hislop fails to mention that the very manna given by the Lord was round.
Round is not necessarily pagan. Hislop taught that Tammuz whom he says was Nimrod was born on December 25, and this is the origin of the date on which Christmas is observed.
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Yet his supposed proof for this is taken out of context. Taken in context, this has nothing to do with a December celebration or with Christmas as it is known today. In another appeal to Wilkinson, Hislop says that a Lent of 40 days was observed in Egypt. With as much credibility, we could say they fasted 7 days, 10 days, 12 days, or 42 days.
For these and many other reasons, I pulled my own book, Babylon Mystery Religion, out of print despite its popularity. This was not done because I was being threatened in any way or persecuted. This decision was made because of conviction, not compromise. While my original book did contain some valid information, I could not in good conscience continue to publish a book against pagan mixture knowing that it contained a mixture itself of misinformation about Babylonian origins. I have since replaced this book with The Babylon Connection?
It is an appeal to all my brothers and sisters in Christ who feel that finding Babylonian origins for present-day customs or beliefs is of great importance.
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My advice, based on my own experience, is to move cautiously in this area, lest we major on minors. Although she says, "I shall not seclude myself like a forsaken woman" awaiting the return of my supposed-to-be Husband" Isaiah , she is neither a bride nor is she a wife but a polyandria. As Israel will be born in one day, shortly thereafter the City's fourfold plagues: death, sorrow, hunger and fire, will come in one great man-made catastrophe, one day, for the whole omnipotence of God is against her Revelation ; In Revelation , the three classes of people associated with her guilt are denounced in antithesis to the people of God who took heed and came out of her -- some to be translated, some to be martyred, others just fellow-travelers with family and friends but unbelievers like those who remain within the city.
Although they are distant spectators of her destruction, lamenting in self-interest for their own loss, they are guilty with her. The description shows that far and wide, men of the world have lived and sinned with Great Babylon although they will be faithless to her in her hour of need. The conflagration that destroys Great Babylon and the U. The kings are well aware of Mystery Babylon's guilt for they speak of her judgment but having come to a place of no more repentance, the Gentile dispensation being over, they feel no sorrow for their alliances with her in fornication.
Having worked into the hands of the Roman hierarchy, they have been the bearers of a reciprocal deification. What is not generally known nowadays is that the Habsburgs hold hereditary right to Emperorship of the Holy Roman Empire. Through the Merovingian bloodline of Edomite 'Jews' they falsely assert descent through Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene to king David, and legally on strength of an ancient agreement with Rome whose Trinitarian religion was established through Merovingian arms.
The merchants or bankers lament for their own loss because no one will buy their luxuries any more. Since the City is destroyed and Rome's world hegemony has been usurped by Judaeo-Communism there will be no future call for private banking to fund luxury goods or to speculate. Prior to her destruction, Rome is incomparable, for she will gain absolute control of all the commerce of the Earth. Since she will be the center and controller of one world government, all things will result from and minister to her wealth and power.
And once she breaks her agreement with the 'Jews' and forces her religion upon all, no man can buy or sell apart from her Revelation Whilst worldly men cast dust upon their heads, the heavenly voice replies to their unworthy lamentations with a cry of exultation to all who through the ages have condemned Babylon without heaven appearing to hear, "Rejoice now that your prophecies and indictments are ratified by the judgment of God" Revelation At this time the Bride of all ages has been at the Wedding Supper in heaven for three and a half years.
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II Thessalonians , "It is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; and to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the Presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power; when He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe because our testimony among you was believed in that day.
God has vindicated the Words of His holy apostles and prophets by executing their sentence of judgment upon Rome. The spirit that rules Babylon today has ruled this world since it deceived Eve, causing her seduction by the Serpent.
It has ruled all four Gentile world kingdoms since Nimrod built his Tower and rules today through the false church and also through the Babylonian Talmud of the self-styled 'Jews' who have slain hundreds of millions in war, famine, revolution, manipulation of national economies, and lies in their control and manipulation of historic truth and the consciousness of Israelite and Gentile alike.
Mystery Babylon in her present incarnation, the Roman Catholic church empire, has its capital destroyed in "one hour" by an atom bomb.
Almost four years beforehand, Los Angeles, the propaganda capital of the other Babylon, is destroyed "with violence" and "thrown down" beneath the Pacific by the hand of God in the greatest earthquake since the creation of man Revelation ; The violent casting of the millstone into the sea, the great whirlpool occasioned by it, and the precipitate sinking of the stone symbolize the imminent sinking of Los Angeles.
The "sea" denotes the life of the heathen world of nations over which the Goyim self-styled 'Jew' has despotic designs as the driven upper millstone commands and grinds upon the nether stone Daniel Their offense is spiritual domination over Israel or "nicolaitanism which Jesus hates" and domination of the Gentile conscience as expressed in Matthew As in Revelation 12, Earth opens her mouth to devour the propaganda capital of the non-Semitic anti-Semitic self-styled 'Jews' by a mode of capital punishment common among the Gentiles in John's day , and as a protection for true Israel.
The most flagrant offense of the deceptive 'Jewish' Babylon has been against "the little ones" for she has deceived all nations by the sorceries of Hollywood illusions. Revelation , "Outside Christ are dogs -- men of impure minds, sorcerers, and male prostitutes, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie " -- precisely the low characters Hollywood promotes to pervert the nations through theater, screen, and into the castle of men's homes via "hellevision".
Brother Branham said, "Christians don't have a television set in the house". These "little ones" whom these self-styled 'Jews' have offended include every Hebrew who has encountered their filthy low-down music, film, sub-sewer culture and untruthful history, and every Israelite descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who has been deceived by their rabbis and Talmudic blasphemies against Messiah. But also every Gentile influenced by their filthy illusions. Well-deserved is the "millstone" or "cherem" that will be around their neck. The stone the angel cast into the sea was symbolic of the judgment to come upon this other Babylon.
It is actually the stumbling stone of the Message and is the last call to repentance and salvation for these gentile self-styled 'Jews'. His action superinduces a great agitation and is explained by what happened in March, when Brother Branham was hunting with friends on Sunset mountain in the Coronado Forest of Arizona. You will see it right away'. Course, coming down, it started a whirlwind See? Jesus took a piece of bread and broke it, then multiplied from that piece of bread. He took water, poured it into a pitcher. Elijah took salt, put it in a cruse; cut down a stick, threw it on the water.
It's something to symbolize. And picking up this rock and throwing it into the air, and coming down started the whirlwind" William Branham, Unveiling of God, In a few days a great earthquake's going to strike on the west.see url
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And it won't stop. California, Los Angeles will sink. Baptismal Regeneration Section II.
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Extreme Unction Section V. Idol Procession Section II. The Image of the Beast Section V. Such was the impression made by that account on the mind of the great Sir Matthew Hale, no mean judge of evidence, that he used to say, that if the apostolic description were inserted in the public "Hue and Cry" any constable in the realm would be warranted in seizing, wherever he found him, the bishop of Rome as the head of that "MYSTERY of iniquity.
But the language applied to the New Testament Babylon, as the reader cannot fail to see, naturally leads us back to the Babylon of the ancient world. As the Apocalyptic woman has in her hand A CUP, wherewith she intoxicates the nations, so was it with the Babylon of old. Of that Babylon, while in all its glory, the Lord thus spake, in denouncing its doom by the prophet Jeremiah: "Babylon hath been a GOLDEN CUP in the Lord's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad" Jer 51 Why this exact similarity of language in regard to the two systems?
The natural inference surely is, that the one stands to the other in the relation of type and antitype. And to these mysteries, the very language of the Hebrew prophet, symbolical though of course it is, distinctly alludes, when he speaks of Babylon as a "golden CUP. These "mysterious beverages" were composed of "wine, honey, water, and flour. If it be inquired what was the object and design of these ancient "Mysteries," it will be found that there was a wonderful analogy between them and that "Mystery of iniquity" which is embodied in the Church of Rome.
Their primary object was to introduce privately, by little and little, under the seal of secrecy and the sanction of an oath, what it would not have been safe all at once and openly to propound. The time at which they were instituted proved that this must have been the case. The Chaldean Mysteries can be traced up to the days of Semiramis, who lived only a few centuries after the flood, and who is known to have impressed upon them the image of her own depraved and polluted mind.
Eusebius says that Ninus and Semiramis reigned in the time of Abraham. Its gigantic proportions must have made it famous among the Babylonians and the nations with whom they had intercourse. It weighed fifteen talents, or pounds.