So where did this “Christianity” come from? – the spiritual roots
The spiritual root of this “Christianity” goes all the way back to my first article. It all starts with Nimrod and the pagan religion he established in Babylon and his “reincarnation” as Tammuz. As we have seen this religion became widespread across the earth after the scattering from the Tower of Babel. This religion in its mystery form continued to be practised in Babylon right up to the time of Daniel. It had however developed its theology somewhat…
“At first Tammuz (the reincarnated Nimrod) was worshipped as the bruiser of the Serpent’s head (a counterfeit attempt to fulfil God’s prophecy of Gen 3:14-15), meaning thereby that he was the appointed destroyer of Satan’s kingdom. Then the dragon himself, or Satan, came to receive a certain measure of worship, to “console him,” as the Pagans said, “for the loss of his power,” and to prevent him from hurting them; and last of all the dragon, or Teitan or Satan, became the supreme object of worship, the Titania, or rites of Teitan, occupying a prominent place in the Egyptian Mysteries, and also those of Greece.”
Source: The Two Babylons, by Alexander Hislop, second American edition, 1959, published in America by Loizeaux Brothers, page 277. - Italics mine
If you are in any doubt as to who Teitan is, it is the Chaldean (Babylonian) form of Sheitan, the very name by which Satan has been worshipped by the devil worshippers of Kurdistan from time immemorial. It is also worth noting that the Chaldean language translates Sh or S to T eg Hebrew Shekel, becomes Tekel in Chaldee, hence Sheitan becomes Teitan.
So we have the root of Satan worship in Babylon. How does it get into Christianity?
When the Medo-Persian kings invaded Babylon at the time of Daniel, they expelled the Chaldean priesthood who escaped to a city called Pergamos (now in modern day Turkey). Pergamos then, became the seat of the legitimate Babylonian Pontiff. In Revelation 2: 12-13 we read Jesus words:
And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.’
“Pergamos itself became part and parcel of the Roman empire, when Attalus III the last of its kings, at his death left by will all his dominions to the Roman people, BC 133…
… but when Julius Caesar, who had previously been elected Pontifex Maximus became also, as Emperor, the supreme civil ruler of the Romans, then as head of the Roman state and head of the Roman religion, all the powers and functions of the true legitimate Babylonian Pontiff were supremely vested in him, and he found himself in a position to assert these powers…
…on certain occasions, in the exercise of his high pontifical office, he appeared of course in all the pomp of the Babylonian costume in robes of scarlet, with the crosier of Nimrod in his hand, wearing the mitre of Dagon and bearing the keys of Janus and Cybele. Thus did matters continue even under so-called Christian emperors; who, as a salve to their consciences, appointed a heathen as their substitute in the performance of the more directly idolatrous functions of the pontificate… until the reign of Gratian, who as shown by Gibbon, was the first that refused to be arrayed in the idolatrous pontifical attire, or to act as Pontifex.”
Source: The Two Babylons, by Alexander Hislop, second American edition, 1959, published in America by Loizeaux Brothers, page 240-242.
It is little wonder Luther accused the Catholic church of Babylonian paganism.
“ ‘The splendid or glorious Teitan’ was the way in which Teitan was spoken of at Rome. This was the title commonly given to the Sun, both as the orb of day and viewed as a divinity…
Here then in Rome was Teitan or Satan, identified with the “serpent that taught mankind,” that opened their eyes (when, of course, they were blind), and gave them “the knowledge of good and evil.”…
In Pergamos… the sun-divinity was worshipped under the form of a serpent… “the man-instructing serpent.” …
According to the fundamental doctrine of the Mysteries, as brought from Pergamos to Rome, the sun was the one only god. Teitan, or Satan then, was thus recognised as the one only god; and of that only god, Tammuz or Janus, in his character as the Son, or the woman’s seed was just an incarnation. Here then, the grand secret of the Roman empire is at last brought to light-viz., the real name of the divinity of Rome.”
Source: The Two Babylons, by Alexander Hislop, second American edition, 1959, published in America by Loizeaux Brothers, page 278-279.
“This gives a new and darker significance to the mystic Tau, or sign of the cross. At first it was the emblem of Tammuz, at last it became the emblem of Teitan, or Satan himself.” - No wonder satan loves all those symbols of Christ dead on a cross!
Source: The Two Babylons, by Alexander Hislop, second American edition, 1959, published in America by Loizeaux Brothers, footnote page 281. - Italics mine
So the seat of Babylonian paganism moved to Pergamos and then on to Rome. It is not surprising then to find the Roman Constantine who worshipped Mithras the Persian sun god (a Persian variation on a theme of Tammuz) had little trouble blending his god with the Roman gods and his soon to be paganised form of Christianity.
See next article for some conclusions…