What specific statement emphasizes this identification?
"With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been
made drunk with the wine of her fornication." Verse 2. See verse 4.
NOTES - The Church of Rome is called Babylon, and its religion is a revival of the religion of
ancient Babylon. She claims a priesthood with exceptional powers and privileges, just as did ancient
Babylon. Through the dogma of the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary, she denies that God in
Christ dwelt in the same flesh as fallen man, just as ancient Babylon did. See Dan. 2:11. She claims
universal spiritual jurisdiction, and demands submission under pains and penalties, just as ancient Babylon
did. See Daniel 3. She repudiates the fundamental gospel truth of justification by faith, and boasts of
works, just as ancient Babylon did. See Dan. 4:30. A careful comparison of the ritual of ancient and
modern Babylon shows that the latter is copied from the former; and it is easy to trace the connection
historically through the paganism of political Rome.
On the overthrow of Babylon by the Persians, who nourished a traditional hatred for its idolatry,
the Chaldean priesthood fled to Pergamos, in Asia Minor, and made it the headquarters of their religion. . .
. The last pontiff king of Pergamos was Attalus Ill, who at his death bequeathed his dominions and
authority to the Roman people, 133 BC., and from that time the two lines of Pontifex Maximus were
merged in the Roman one. ("The False Christ," J. Garnier, London, George Allen, 1900, Vol. II, pages 94,
What great exchange has been wrought for us in Christ?
How complete a Saviour is He?
Who controls the distribution of the gifts of the Spirit?
By what is Grecia, the kingdom succeeding Medo-Persia, represented in the image?
How much honor is due to Christ?
5. What, in the parable, did God say to the rich man who thought to build larger barns in which to store his goods?
What is God's final warning against false worship?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle