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,

With what comparison did He illustrate the subject?
12. What universal boycott is to be employed, in an attempt to compel all to receive the mark of the beast?
What was the character of- their deeds?
10. Under what illustration from nature are the resurrection and the final salvation of the righteous taught?
How should we sympathize with others in their sorrows?
For what purpose did God give His Son to the world?
What peaceful condition will reign throughout the earth then?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle