About 3,900 years before the birth of Messiah, Noah’s great grandson, Nimrod built the Tower of Babel
(Genesis 10:10, 11:9).
Nimrod married his mother Semiramis, and together, they built the Babylonian Empire which combined their pagan religion with their form of government. They worshiped the stars, sun, and the moon, and they sacrificed their babies to Molech. Noah’s son Shem was so angry about this, that he had Nimrod killed and his body parts were delivered to different provinces within Babylon as a warning to those who worshiped Molech aka Satan.
Nimrod’s wife/mother wanted to keep this false pagan religion alive in order to keep the money coming in. She consulted her astrologers who told her that on December 22nd the sun is the furthest away from the earth, but on December 25th, the sun is “born again.” This is known as the “winter solstice” in paganism. Semiramis became pregnant on March 25th (Easter/Ishtar), which is called the spring equinox in paganism. She told the Babylonian people that Nimrod was the god of the sun, and that he impregnated her, with the rays of the sun.
Exactly 9 months later on December 25th, she gave birth to a son and named him Tammuz. She told the Babylonians that Tammuz was a reincarnation of Nimrod the “sun god” born on December 25th and that she was the “goddess of the moon” or the “Queen of Heaven.” Today the Roman Catholic Church officially named “Mary/Miriam” (the mother of Jesus/Yahu’shua) “Queen of Heaven” after this pagan fertility goddess.
Semiramis ordered the Babylonians to go into the forest and cut down a tree and decorate it with little balls (which were meant to be Nimrod’s testicles) to commemorate Nimrod who was “cut down” like a tree. Elohim (God) hates this practice which is why he warned the children of Israel not to learn this custom from the pagans.
1 Hear ye the word which YHWH speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
2 Thus saith YHWH, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; (astrology) for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not.
And today, Christ Mass trees are erected supposedly in the name of Jesus, but this practice was started long before Yahu’shua (Jesus) ever came to earth. Did YHWH change his mind now? No, he still hates it and he says“learn NOT the ways of the heathen…”
YHWH rebuked the children of Israel for worshiping this Queen of Heaven who is called by various names i.e. Venus, Isis, Diana, Aphrodite, Ishtar, Easter, Astoreth, Catholic “Mary” etc.
Pictured here are all of the many “Christs” or false Messiah’s since the days of Nimrod, and they are all reincarnated on December 25th and crucified on March 25th (Ishtar/Easter).
This very same Babylonian religion originated at the Tower of Babel, and was carried over into other cultures under different names. In Egypt she was known as Isis, Queen of Heaven and Tammuz was known as Horus. Nimrod was known as Seb.
“foreign gods”: Unnamed foreign gods are referred to early in the Bible, not long after the first reference to similarly unnamed “household gods,” in Genesis 35:2: “So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, ‘Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes.’”
“gods of Egypt”: References to Egypt appear beginning in the the book of Genesis, but its as-yet unnamed deities are not mentioned until Exodus 12:12: “‘On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD.’”
The Origins of the Fish Head Mitre Hat
and receives the adoration of the Cardinals, is the very mitre worn by the priests of Dagon,
the fish-god of the Philistines and Babylonians.” - The Two Babylons ; Alexander Hislop; p. 215
certain occasion every year the Chinese Emperor, as Pontifex Maximus of his nation,
wears a mitre which is the very counterpart of the Papal mitre.”
-(Hager, on Chinese Hieroglyphics, B. xxxv, in the British Museum)
He taught them how to build cities. He also taught them math and geometric laws, and was
credited with giving them all the knowledge that they would ever receive. At night,
he would go back into the sea to spend the night, because he was amphibious. He had
the head of a man; covered by the head of a fish, and had the legs and feet of a man
and the torso of a man, but was covered by the scales and tail of a fish. ”
-Berossus; from ancient fragments (Isaac Preston Cory)
was amphibious. He had the head of a man; covered by the head of a fish, and had the
legs and feet of a man and the torso of a man, but was covered by the scales and
tail of a fish. “ -Berossus; from ancient fragments (Isaac Preston Cory)
adopted this fish god in its ritual; for the pope on certain occasions manifests by his
head gear that he is the direct representative of Dagon. As it was an indispensable rule in
all idolatrous religions that the high priest should wear the insignia of the god that he
worshipped, so the sculptures discovered by Layard show that the priests of Dagon were
arrayed in clothing resembling fish. This is probably the “strange apparel” referred to
in Zeph. 1:8. Berosus tells us that in the image of Dagon the head of the man appeared
under the head of the fish, while Layard points out that in the case of the priests
“the head of the fish formed a mitre above that of the man, while its scaly, fan-like
tail fell as a cloak behind, leaving the human limbs and feet exposed.”
(Babylon and Nineveh, p. 343)
“In the ancient legends of the Babylonians there was “Oannes” called “Lord of the Waves”.
He was amphibious, having the torso and head of a man but upon his head was the head of a
fish – with gaping mouth and draping downward were the back of the fish, complete with scales
and tail. The Sumerians called him “EA” and like Oannes – he was half fish and half man.
He was called the great Fish of heaven. The Philistines called him “DAGON”, the fish god
that is also mentioned in the Bible.” -OANNES; part II
Vladimir Pakhomov taken from a history of Mesopotamia
Written in the 3rd Century BC by Berossus; A Babylonian Priest
It looked like the open mouth of a fish - propped upon the priest’s head.
“He was half fish and half man. He was called the great Fish of heaven.
The Philistines called him “DAGON”, the fish god that is also mentioned
in the Bible.” -OANNES; part II Vladimir Pakhomov
taken from a history of Mesopotamia Written in the 3rd Century BC
by Berossus; A Babylonian Priest”
DAGON is mentioned in the Bible in at least 8 places -
“Now the rulers of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god….”
“And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it into the house of Dagon,
and set it by Dagon. And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold,
Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of Jehovah;
and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands lay cut off upon
the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.”
“On that day I will punish those who worship Dagon…..On that day,says the
Lord, a cry will be heard at the Fish Gate. I will punish those who are satisfied
with themselves, who think, ‘The Lord won’t help us or punish us.’ The Lord’s day of
judging is coming soon; it is near and coming fast. The cry will be very sad
on the day of the Lord; even soldiers will cry.”
(Zephaniah 1:9,10,14)(NCV) – Bible Gateway
The “DAGON” Mitre Hat of Christendom
and receives the adoration of the Cardinals, is the very mitre worn by the priests of Dagon,
the fish-god of the Philistines and Babylonians.” - The Two Babylons ; Alexander Hislop; p. 215
Notice in the comparison pictures above that the ancient Priest of the Fish-God “Dagon”
is wearing a fish robe – with the Fish’s head being placed directly upon the priest’s
own head. The opened mouth of the fish looks exactly as the “mitre” hat of the pope with
the mouth Opened.
Not only does the pope wear this “Mitre” hat, but so do the Cardinals on certain occasions
when they are dressed in their royal regalia.
The Mystery religion of ancient Babylon / Assyria, was noted for the priestly class of “Dagon” in
much the same way that the “Mystery” religion of Rome has copied it.
The real Priests of Dagon of old wore a Mitre headdress and the Catholic religion uses
this same design on their papal headdress!”
guilty of corrupting the religion of Adam and cut up his body, they threw the parts
into the Nile. It was said that a fish ate one of these chunks and became transformed.
Later, Isis [Semiramis] was fishing along the river bank when she fished up a half-man,
half-fish. This sea creature was Dagon, the reincarnated Nimrod.
ocean depths as a half-man, half-fish.
believed that a being, part man and part fish, emerged from the Erythraean
Sea, and appeared in Babylonia in the early days of its history…
Representations of this fish-god have been found among the sculptures
of Nineveh. The Philistine Dagon was of a similar character.”
The worship of Dagon also affected people’s eating habits.
This may explain the mystery of why the Catholics abstain from eating fish
on all days except Fridays. Whether they realize it or not,
they are practicing the ancient pagan rite of worshipping Dagon.
According to The Catholic Encyclopedia:
“As to the ritual of his worship… we only know from ancient writers that,
for religious reasons, most of the Syrian peoples abstained from eating fish, a practice that
one is naturally inclined to connect with the worship of a fish-god.”
- The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913, Encyclopedia Press, Inc
The coat of arms of Cardinal Ratzinger
Pope Benedict XVI has included his old Bavarian homeland in the papal coat of arms.
All of the elements in the episcopal coat of arms that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger bore as Archbishop of Munich and Freising and then as the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have become part of his papal coat of arms as well.
All papal coat of arms (except that for the very first of Calixtus II, which has not been a real coat of arms in this sense) have the following four basic components:
1. The tiara (triple crown of the popes)
2. The keys of “Peter”
3. The red string that connects the keys
4. The shield with the symbols of each pope (an expression of his intentions and policies).
Mind you, all the papal coat of arms since 1198 have these ingredients! Now, Cardinal Ratzinger, a Bavarian (district of Germany), is elected Pope, a harmless gray-haired man … Suddenly everything changes all at once.
New in the Coat of Arms: The Pallium
The second thing that catches your eye, is that a new component was added to the coat of arms: the pallium, the white woolen stole with three Maltese crosses at the bottom of the shield that recently have changed their color from black to red.
Origins & History of the Pope’s Crowns
The history of the crown predates Pope Clement V in 1314, although he was the first Pope was the first to wear the triple tiara when a third crown and lappets (cloth strips) were added.
According to James-Charles Noonan3 the bottom of the three crowns appeared at the base of the mitre in the ninth century. When the popes assumed temporal power in the Patrimony of St. Peter (known generally as the Papal States), the base crown became decorated with jewels to resemble the crowns of princes. A second crown was added by Boniface VIII in 1298 to symbolize spiritual dominion. Very soon after, in or around 1314, a third crown and lappets (cloth strips) were added; Pope Clement V was the first to wear the triple tiara.
Though a powerful symbol of the papacy, it has not always been respected even by its wearers. One mediæval pope, Innocent VIII, even pawned off his papal tiara.
A Protestant theory is that the three crowns (triregnos) fulfilled Daniel’s prophecy in the seventh chapter of his book in which the “little horn” of the Roman Papacy uproots three kingdoms before it.
Design of the Triple Tiara
Almost all surviving Triple Tiaras are shaped similarly, in the form of a circular beehive, with its central core made of silver. Within that one shape, a number of variations occurred; some were sharply conical, others bulbous. All tiaras but the final one were heavily covered in jewels. Each tiara was structured in the form of three crowns marked by golden decorations, sometimes in the form of crosses, sometimes in the shape of leaves. Most were topped off by a crucifix. The tiara of Pope Gregory XVI (given to him in 1834) involved three golden circles inlaid with diamonds over the central silver core of the crown, above each of which a series of golden ‘clover’ shapes, inlaid with jewels. (See photograph opposite of Pope Pius X wearing that tiara.) In contrast the ‘Belgian’ tiara given to Pope Pius IX in 1871 had its conical shape almost hidden beneath three layers of upright golden decoration inlaid with jewels, making it the most unusual (and perhaps for that reason least worn) tiara in the papal collection. (The picture below of Pius XI shows him wearing what appears to be the ‘Belgian Tiara’.) It was made in Bourdon, Ghent (Belgium) from a design by Jean Baptiste Bethume. It is decorated with gold, pearls, gilt silver, emeralds, enamel and precious stones.
The tiara given to Pope Pius IX in 1877 by the Vatican’s Palatine Honour guard in honour of his Jubilee is strikingly similar in design to the earlier tiara of Gregory XVI. It remained a particularly popular crown, worn by among others Pope Pius XI, Pope Pius XII (who was crowned with it) and Pope John XXIII. Pope Leo XIII’s crown, in contrast was much less decorated and much more conical in shape. John XXIII is pictured wearing it below. Apart from the odd looking Belgian Tiara of 1871, two other unusual tiaras exist. One was made for Pope Paul VI in 1963. (A photograph of his coronation is reproduced below.) Shaped like a cross between a beehive and a bullet, and made of silver, it contained few jewels, making it considerably lighter than earlier tiaras. The three tiers were represented simply by three circles at points running around the exterior. Another is the papier-mâché tiara
Symbolism of the Triple Tiara
Just what the three crowns of the Triple Tiara symbolise is disputed. Some have linked it to the threefold authority of the Supreme Pontiff: Universal Pastor (top), Universal Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction (middle) and Temporal Power (bottom). Others have given a spiritual interpretation, the three-fold office of Christ, who is Priest, Prophet and King. Other theories suggest the three crowns refer to the ‘Church Militant on earth’, the ‘Church Suffering after death and before heaven’, and the ‘Church Triumphant in eternal reward’. Yet another theory suggests they represent the Pope’s roles as lawgiver, judge and teacher. When popes were crowned, the words ‘Father of princes and kings, Ruler of the world, Vicar of our Saviour Jesus Christ’ were used, perhaps indicating the definitive meaning of the three crowns, though there is no evidence that that coronation oath is based on the originally intended meaning attached to the three tier tiara.
666 a tremendous amount has been written about the Bible’s one and only reference to the mysterious number “666.” In most manuscripts of the New Testament and in English translations of the Bible
Figure below shows the value translated from roman numerals.
Vicarius Filii Dei exist on the side of one of the Catholic Pope tiaras.
The translation would be offensive to those who has a high respect of the Pope of the Catholic Church but worth a think and ponder if this true or not.
Pope John XXIII
Pope John XXIII, wearing the triple tiara.
The Triple Tiara of Krishna
Pine Cone Babylonian, Assyrian, and Roman Catholic triple crowns.
Triple Tiara of Assyrian cherubim at the British Museum
Notice the multi level crown on this Babylonian god from 1800 B.C
Persian triple-horned headpiece depicted on gate A in the citadel of King Sargon II (721-705 B.C.), in Khorsabad (Iraq). The triple-horned headpiece indicated deity, and was worn by the pagan Sun gods Shamash and Ashur. This may well be the origin of the triple-tiered papal tiara as claimed by the Catholic Encyclopedia.
The symbol of the Papacy is the triple tiara and the two keys
An Egyptian drawing of Osiris. Note the mitre crown he is wearing.
The oak, the pine, the ash, the cypress, and the palm are the five trees of greatest symbolic importance. The Father God of the Mysteries was often worshiped under the form of an oak; the Savior God–frequently the World Martyr–in the form of a pine; the world axis and the divine nature in humanity in the form of an ash; the goddesses, or maternal principle, in the form of a cypress; and the positive pole of generation in the form of the inflorescence of the mate date palm. The pine cone is a phallic symbol of remote antiquity. The thyrsus of Bacchus–a long wand or staff surmounted by a pine cone or cluster of grapes and entwined with ivy or grape-vine leaves, sometimes ribbons–signifies that the wonders of Nature may only be accomplished by the aid of solar virility, as symbolized by the cone or grapes.
This pine cone staff in the Egyptian Museum Turino, Italy is a symbol of the solar god Osiris and originated in Egypt where he was their messiah who died for his people and whose Mother, Isis, was worshipped as the Virgin Mother. Osiris was the Egyptian counterfeit of Jesus Christ. The pine cone on the tree of life, slowly ripens the conifer’s female seeds, and in the later stages the cone opens up to release its mature seeds. This process symbolizes the seeding effect on other people and culture together with the expansion of consciousness.
The pine cone is a phallic symbol of remote antiquity. The thyrsus of Bacchus–a long wand or staff surmounted by a pine cone or cluster of grapes and entwined with ivy or grape-vine leaves, sometimes ribbons–signifies that the wonders of Nature may only be accomplished by the aid of solar virility, as symbolized by the cone or grapes. In the Phrygian Mysteries, Atys–the ever-present sun-savior–dies under the branches of the pine tree (an allusion to the solar globe at the winter solstice) and for this reason the pine tree was sacred to his cult. This tree was also sacred in the Mysteries of Dionysos and Apollo.
In Greek Mythology, a thyrsus or thyrsos was a staff of giant fennel (Ferula communis) covered with ivy vines and leaves, sometimes wound with taeniae and always topped with a pine cone.
Assyrian winged god with pine cone, representing power of regeneration, traceable to Tammuz of Babylon. Most paganism in history is traceable back to Tammuz of Babylon. His mother Semiramis, was the first Virgin Mother predating the birth of Jesus Christ by over a 1000 years. The Catholic practice of making the Sign of the Cross originated in Babylon as people paid homage to their messiah, Tammuz, who “died for the good of his people.” There love was demonstrated for Tammuz by making the sign of the “T.” Satan has transferred this sign for Tammuz into the Catholic Church, as they think they are making the sign of the Christian cross. Tammuz was the Babylonian counterfeit of Jesus Christ.
Here the Greek god Dionysus carries the pine cone staff as a fertility symbol. Pine cones and pine cone staffs are very common on pagan statues and art symbols of fertility and regeneration. Children are always looked upon as extending the life of the human species. Therefore, it is predictable that the Pine Cone should be linked to the new life of the conception of children.
Greeco-Roman Bacchic festival with a young man carrying a pine cone on his staff
(in the British Museum)
The largest pine cone in the world in the Court of the Pine Cone at the Vatican, Rome. Pagans have always coveted eternal life and have sought it by worshipping and revering many objects they find in Nature.
The Roman Catholic Church utilizes the pine cone just as any good Pagan religion would do. This is further evidence that Roman Catholicism is more Pagan than Christian. In fact we could say that Roman Catholicism is counterfeit Christianity with Paganism as its beating heart. Pine cones are common in Roman Catholic architecture and sacred decorations. Note how the cone at the Vatican is immature and therefore unopened, just the way they want it!
The Pope carries a pine cone mounted on his staff, the ultimate pagan symbol.
Since the ultimate goal of religion is the securing of eternal life, one should not be surprised that the Pope should be carrying the ultimate Pagan symbol of eternal life.
Pope Benedict XVI with phallic pine-cone symbol on his silver rod
Pine Cone & Freemasonry
Pine cones regularly appear framed in Freemason Octagons on the ceilings of Masonic Lodges, and Large Freemason sculptures on the side of the Whitehall Building in the New York Financial District goes so far as to depict two enormous intertwining snakes spiraling up to a pinecone overlooking Battery Place (which is striking similarity to the Staff of Osiris)
Meaning of the Scepter
1 Samuel 17:45
Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
Throughout the history of civilization, the leaders of many cultures have adopted the scepter as a symbol of power and authority. They were of diverse of formats and materials, but their characteristic significance of supremacy and sovereignty did not vary.
They were objects of distinction of command in the format of short staffs and wands. In the ancient times, scepters were used by the Gods and demigods, heroes and legendary kings; usually they were long and extended.
2350 BCE Sargon (I) the Great (beloved shepherd of Ishtar) founds Akkadian empire; Enheduanna, the daughter of Sargon, becomes the high priestess of Inanna and composes poetry to her, the first recorded case of known authorship: “To give the crown, the throne and the scepter of kingship is yours, Inanna”
In Ancient Egypt, the staffs were often described as scepters because they were also a symbol of power, independency and sovereignty. In Pharaonic Egypt, toilette articles, weapons against possible enemies, amulets against serpents, were also left in the royal and spiritual leader’s tomb, together with magic texts and a magic wand which enabled the ka, or soul, to use them. The staff with the longest history seems to be the heqa-scepter, sometimes described as the shepherd’s crook.
Painted bas relief of Anubis holding a Flail and Crook which are symbols of royalty, majesty and dominion, and a Was scepter which is a symbol of power and dominion.
Isis enthroned with royal golden staff, this Black Goddess has a regal feel depicted here on her throne.
In classical Greco-Roman mythology, the god Hermes/Mercury has a special wand called a caduceus.
In the Hellenistic period, the biblical Book of Ester mentions the scepter of the King of Persia.
During the Middle Ages, the kings and regents usually used the shorter versions, but ostentatiously adorned as an item of royal or imperial insignia. In ecclesiastical and formal government ceremonies, special officials may carry a wand of office or staff of office representing their power. In the present times, we still see the use of scepters but in more simplified and smaller formats. Scepters with small shrines on the top are sometimes represented on royal seals.
Use of a rod or staff as representing authority can be traced to the commencement of Classical Antiquity. Among the early Greeks, the scepter was a long staff, such as Agamemnon wielded or was used by respected elders, and came to be used by judges, military leaders, priests and others in authority. It is represented on painted vases as a long staff tipped with a metal ornament. When the scepter is borne by Zeus or Hades, it is headed by a bird. It was this symbol of Zeus, the father of Olympus, which gave their inviolable status to the kerykes, the heralds, who were thus protected by the precursor of modern diplomatic immunity. When, in the Iliad Agamemnon sends Odysseus to the leaders of the Achaeans, he lends him his scepter.
The same significance can be found in the use of the staffs and wands, and many magicians and high priests of many schools of wisdom from the past used these elements to externalize the power and the control over certain elements of the spiritual realm, hence the use of magic wands. There is some scholarly opinion that the magic wand may have its roots as a symbol of the phallus. It may also have originated as the drumming stick of a shaman, especially in Central Asia and Siberia, as when using it to bang on his drum or point, to perform religious, healing, and magical ceremonies.
At her coronation in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II had a scepter in one hand and a cross crowned orb in the other. The symbols are borrowed directly from pagan Greece and Rome.
The visual symbolism of holding the world in one’s hand was a clear message used since antiquity. Citizens of Rome were familiar with the plain round globe as a representation of the world or universe, represented by Jupiter, and thus the Emperor’s dominion and absolute dictatorial rule over the pagan Roman Empire….Obviously, the Roman eagle has been replaced by the British lion so they can use the United States as their cat’s-paw or lap-dog!!
The orb and scepter were the symbols of Zeus or Jupiter as the supreme false god of the Greek and Roman pantheon.
The orb represents universal dominion.
The goddess Nike was called Victoria at Rome.
The cross, representing the Papal Roman Empire, wassubstituted for Victoria or Victory by Emperor Constantine.
Zeus/Jupiter with orb, Nike/Victoria, and scepter.
One of the symbols of the military orders of the Vatican, the masonic double-headed eagle emblazoned with the Maltese cross, signifies omnipotent royal dominion over both East and West. The orb signifies temporal dominion over the globe of Earth, and the scepter signifies control over the spiritual and religious impulses of humanity. This eagle symbol is used in the masonic rite of Memphis and Misraim, under which it reads, “Order Out of Chaos”, the Hegelian method of crisis creation. It is found on the seals of many European and Eurasian nation states including that of Russia, indicating direct Vatican control over those countries.
One of the symbols of the military orders of the Vatican, the masonic double-headed eagle emblazoned with the Maltese cross, signifies omnipotent royal dominion over both East and West. The orb signifies temporal dominion over the globe of Earth, and the scepter signifies control over the spiritual and religious impulses of humanity.
Prayer Beads/ Rosary Beads
For centuries prayer beads have been used by people of faith to focus their minds (in meditation), their spirits (through prayer), and their bodies (by touching the beads) on the Lord Himself. This method of worship can help attune one’s whole being to His presence in the midst of the distractions of day to day living.
The rosary and prayer beads of Catholicism are pagan practices used in Mexico, Tibet, China, and Greece, as well as by Hindus and Pagan Rome. This began as the Rosary of the Sacred Heart in Babylon and Egypt, where the heart was a sacred symbol of Osiris when he was reborn and appeared as Harpocrates, or the infant divinity, born in the arms of his mother Isis. The rosary still resembles a human heart.
Based on “The Two Babylons” by Alixander Hislop every one knows how thoroughly Romanist is the use of the rosary; and how the devotees of Rome mechanically tell their prayers upon their beads. The rosary, however, is no invention of the Papacy. It is of the highest antiquity, and almost universally found among Pagan nations. The rosary was used as a sacred instrument among the ancient Mexicans. It is commonly employed among the Brahmins of Hindustan; and in the Hindoo sacred books reference is made to it again and again. Thus, in an account of the death of Sati, the wife of Shiva, we find the rosary introduced: “On hearing of this event, Shiva fainted from grief; then, having recovered, he hastened to the banks of the river of heaven, where he beheld lying the body of his beloved Sati, arrayed in white garments, holding a rosary in her hand, and glowing with splendour, bright as burnished gold.” In Thibet it has been used from time immemorial, and among all the millions in the East that adhere to the Buddhist faith.
The following, from Sir John F. Davis, will show how it is employed in China: “From the Tartar religion of the Lamas, the rosary of 108 beads has become a part of the ceremonial dress attached to the nine grades of official rank. It consists of a necklace of stones and coral, nearly as large as a pigeon’s egg, descending to the waist, and distinguished by various beads, according to the quality of the wearer.
There is a small rosary of eighteen beads, of inferior size,with which the bonzes count their prayers and ejaculations exactly as in the Romish ritual. The laity in China sometimes wear this at the wrist, perfumed with musk, and give it the name of Heang-choo, or fragrant beads.”
In Asiatic Greece the rosary was commonly used, as may be seen from the image of the Ephesian Diana. In Pagan Rome the same appears to have been the case. The necklaces which the Roman ladies wore were not merely ornamental bands about the neck, but hung down the breast, just as the modern rosaries do; and the name by which they were called indicates the use to which they were applied. “Monile,” the ordinary word for a necklace, can have no other meaning than that of a “Remembrancer.”
Now, whatever might be the pretence, in the first instance, for the introduction of such “Rosaries” or “Remembrancers,” the very idea of such a thing is thoroughly Pagan. * It supposes that a certain number of prayers must be regularly gone over; it overlooks the grand demand which God makes for the heart, and leads those who use them to believe that form and routine are everything, and that “they must be heard for their much speaking.”
What are Anglican Prayer Beads?
Anglican Prayer Beads are made of a cross and 33 beads.
Meditation begins at the cross (1).
The first large bead (2) invites the worshiper into prayer.
Each of the other four large beads (3) precedes a grouping of seven smaller beads (4).
King James Version (KJV)
7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
A Catholic priest holding rosary beads. The Bible tells us not to pray with vain repetitions (Matthew 6:7), so where does Catholicism take its repetitious prayers and rosary beads from? The answer is from paganism. Many Eastern Religions also follow this custom.
From Alanus de Rupe sponsus novellus beatissime Virginis Mariae, 1458
Islamic Prayer Beads Called Misbaha & Tespih
The word “Tesbih” (also called as Tasbih or Misbaha) means prayer beads or rosary and originates from the word “Supha” (also pronounced sebha), which means to
recite the glories of God (Allah).
Tesbih with 99 beads symbolize the ninety nine names of God in Islam. Sometimes only 33 beads are used, in this case Tesbih would be cycled 3 times to reach 99. The main phrase repeated through the first thirty three beads is “Süphanallah” which means “Praise be to God.” For the next thirty three beads, “Glory be to God,” or “Elhümdülillah,”and for the final thirty three beads, “Allahuekber” which means God is most great, is repeated. After these repetitions a final prayer is said, bringing the total number of prayers, as dictated by the Koran, to one-hundred.
Hindu deity with mantra beads
The round disc in the crescent moon was a symbol of ancient Babylon, and is found in all the ancient religions. In Catholic cathedrals, these symbols are very prominent, often depicting a round form of mother and child within the crescent moon.
The rebirth of the sun god was celebrated by the eating of round bread in Babylonian times, and was common in Mithraism and Osiris worship.
Mesopotamian symbol of Baal-Hadad
The Mesopotamian symbol of Baal-Hadad—the crescent or half moon receiving the sun god. Here the sun is actually a star. The star in the moon is just another version of the sun crescent descending into the moon, or womb. The star represented Horus and the round disk Osiris. Horus was the rebirth of Osiris, and so they both signify the same thing. It is interesting that Islam has the star in the crescent moon (sign of Horus) as its sign. Islam & Catholicism stand side by side. Wherever you go in the world, you will find mosques beside Catholic cathedrals.
The solar deity shown as a disk in a crescent. The crescent is a symbol of the womb of the woman which receives the rebirth of the sun god, the sun descending into the moon is a symbol of sexual union.
As the sun god (Nimrod) plunged into the waters of the womb (Euphrates), so the reincarnated son plunged into the waters of the womb to be worshiped as Savior.
Assyrian-style relief of King Bar-Raqqah from Syria, 8th century, BC. Note the solar deity (Baal-Hadad) shown as a disk in the crescent.
An Egyptian relief showing the bull’s horns with the solar symbol in the middle, a common pagan symbol depicting the womb of the woman (often also shown as a crescent moon) with the rising sun god.
The Madonna as portrayed by Albrech Durer, sitting in a half moon representing the womb of the woman. She is holding the Child, which is the representation of the reborn sun god. This is pure paganism masquerading as Christianity.
Mary and Jesus on a crescent moon.
Here is the Baal-Hadad symbol in ancient Hittite culture. Notice the peacocks on the side, the face of Apollo in the circle, and the laurel leaf with 13 leaves around it. The United Nations uses that symbol for itself.
According to the teachings, if we went back to the days of ancient Babylon, we would find people attending mass, partaking of a little round wafer, worshipping a cross, going to confession, being baptized with water for the remission of sins, burning wax candles, and bowing before a divine Mother and Child. We would notice that places of worship featured a tower. Priests, wearing a circular tonsure, dressed in black garments, would give those who died the last rites. With monks and nuns in abundance, the Babylonians would be practicing essentially all the rites that are known today in the Roman Catholic Church!
The Catholic Church makes tradition above or equal to Scripture, but in actuality many of its traditions actually stem from pagan sun worship. Its teachings, beliefs and practices come from Mithraism —a form of paganism that existed in Babylonian times.
These pagan practices are symbols of apostasy against God.