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It was in the ancient city of Babylon that false religion (Satanic worship under various names) had its origin. Noah's grandson, Cush, the father of Nimrod, was the original ring leader that led the people away from the true God and encouraged the people as the "interpreter of the gods" to take another form of religion. He encouraged them to go ahead with the tower which his son actually built.
- Genesis 10:8-10, "And Cush begat Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar." Genesis 11:1-9, "And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime they had for mortar. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth; and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth."
Babel is the original name for Babylon. It means confusion. It was literally started by Cush, the son of Ham, but was brought to a kingdom of power and grandeur under his son, Nimrod, the mighty hunter. Nimrod, according to the Genesis eleven account and also according to profane history, set out to accomplish three things. He wanted to build a strong nation, which he did. He wanted to propagate his own religion, which he did. He wanted to make a name for himself, which he also accomplished. He declared himself a god and became a tyrant King.
Nimrod's accomplishments were so monumental that the kingdom of Babylon was called the head of gold amongst all world governments. That his religion gained prominence is proven by the fact that Scripture identifies it with Satan completely in Isaiah Chapter 14 and in Revelation Chapters 17-18. And by history we can prove that it invaded the whole world and is the basis for every system of idolatry, and 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 (non-Judeo-Christian) can be traced back to ancient Babylon and ultimately to the garden of Eden and the fall of man, proving that polytheism emerged from monotheism, and not monotheism from polytheism as some profane scholars believe (monotheism is belief in a single God; polytheism is belief in multiple gods). 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, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism and the Egyptian mystery religions, et al.
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. She said that he was the "promised seed of the woman," (Genesis 3:15) and demanded that both her and Tammuz be worshipped. In Egypt the "Mother and Son" were later worshipped as Isis and Osiris. Semiramis also declared that her son, Tammuz, was in actuality the return or rebirth of her husband, Nimrod. Hence through this teaching the doctrine of reincarnation was born (the doctrine of reincarnation supposes that all creatures are in a process of spiritual evolution extending through limitless cycles of time). 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.
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. The Holy Bible tells us that “every nation made gods of their own” (II Kings 17:29). In the Hindu religion, for instance, there are some 33 million gods, including the trinity of Brahma (the ‘creator’), Vishnu (the ‘preserver’), and Shiva (the ‘destroyer’). A familiar phrase within Luciferian worship and the occult is “The Presence” or “His Presence”. The ‘new age’ religious movement, like most modern and ancient false religions, often use the phrase the “One”, when referring to their god. Hinduism proclaims, “The many could not exist without the One.”, “Truth is One”, and “They call him by different names” (Great Religions of the World, pp. 34,39).
The “One” is none other than Satan whom the Bible calls “the god of this world” which “hath blinded the minds of them which believe not” (II Cor. 4:4) and “which deceiveth the whole world” (Gen. 3:1, John 8:44, Rev. 12:9). The devil is called “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” (Eph. 2:2). The apostle Luke records the devil saying, “all the kingdoms of the world... and the glory of them... is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.” (Luke 4:5,6). The “devil [also known as “Satan” and “Lucifer” (Rev. 12:9; Isa. 14:12)] as a roaring lion, walketh about [“going to and fro in the earth, and... walking up and down in it” (Job 1:7)], seeking whom he may devour” or “deceive” (I Pet. 5:8; I John 4:1) with myths and “cunningly devised fables” (II Pet. 1:16) taught by “false teachers” and “false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing” (II Pet. 2:1; Matt. 7:15). “And no marvel;” exclaimed the apostle Paul, “for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness” (II Cor. 11:14,15). It is quite clear by the preponderance of evidence that the Holy Bible is not a book of fables, as some would like to believe, but is in fact an accurate historical account of man's origins and affairs, and is indeed the very words of the only true God, revealing “the thoughts of his heart to all generations” (Psa. 33:11).
As false religion teaches man to look for a worldly messiah (Buddha, Kalkin, Maitreya, or “another Jesus”) of a ‘new age’, the Holy Bible teaches Christians to look for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ “coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” at “the end of the world” (Matt. 24:3-30; II Pet. 3:9-13; Acts 1:11; Rev. 1:7). True biblical Christianity clearly teaches us to look for the “new earth”, not a ‘new age’, as the earth will be “dissolved” and “pass away”, and God himself will create “new heavens and a new earth” (II Pet. 3:11-13; Matt. 24:3-14; Rev. 21:1-5). “Genesis 1 marks the beginning of earth's time.... Revelation 20:11 reveals earth's explosive end. A contrary scenario is presented by the other religions of the world. They present a cyclical view of life in which reincarnation of the individual and evolution of the species provides the needed ‘time’ for their works-based salvation to bear fruit” “Since the sun is a type of Christ, God set the autumnal equinox at the time of Christ's birth in September and the vernal equinox in March during his death and resurrection. But mankind ‘did not like to retain God in their knowledge,’ ‘changed the truth of God into a lie’ and became ‘vain in their imaginations’ (Romans 1:19-28). So the Chaldeans, with their observatory in the tower of Babel, invented imaginary zodiacal boundaries in the sky in relation to the equinox to make a celestial calendar for their system of ages and astrology.” “These ‘observers of times,’ anan, were condemned in the bible in II Chronicles 33:6, Deuteronomy 18:10,11, II Kings 21:6 and Leviticus 19:26. The NKJV, NIV and NASB [and most new bible versions] have completely removed this warning” setting the stage for the one world religion of “antichrists” (II Peter 2:1; I John 2:18; 4:1-6). (New Age Bible Versions, pp. 180,181,182)
Historians such as Wilkinson (see p4/5 )and Mallett have proven conclusively from ancient documents that at one time all the peoples of the earth believed in ONE GOD, supreme, eternal, invisible, holy, Who by the Word of His mouth spoke all things into existence. But as Satan attempted to receive worship as though he were God and not the servant and creation of God, he drew worship away from God to the end that he might draw it unto himself and so be exalted (Isaiah 14:13-14). He certainly did accomplish his desire to spread his religion throughout the whole world (Romans 1:21-25, II Corinthians 4:4). Satan boasted of his desire to be worshiped as God saying, “I will be like the most High” (Isaiah 14:14). The final step in his conquest to be worshiped as the most High is to unite the world's religions under an umbrella of world unity and peace and the false doctrine of the “universal fatherhood of God and brotherhood of man”(Daniel 2:44; Matthew 6:9; John 8:44; II Corinthians 4:4).
These images shed light on the Roman Catholic church's inter-religious inter-faith agenda and why the scriptures refer to the woman who sits on the beast as "MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." (Revelation 17). Click on the thumbnails below to see the full-size images comparing the striking similarities between the various ancient and modern idolatries:
- "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." (Revelation 13:4-8) "These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful." (Revelation 17:14) The faithful in Christ Jesus that refuse to take the mark of the beast in their right hand or in their foreheads, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution: he that shall endure unto the end, they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus, the same shall be saved (Eph. 1:1; Col. 1:2; II Tim. 3:12; Mark 13:13; Rev. 13:16; 14:12). "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." (Revelation 12:11)