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Babylon Mystery Religion by Ralph Woodrow
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The basic thesis of "Babylon Mystery Religion" is that Christianity, particularly Roman Catholicism, has been mixed with Babylonian mystery religion. Among the silly claims expounded in the book are: the cross is a pagan symbol of the god Tammuz, there were two Peters, church steeples are actually phallic symbols, round communion wafers are symbols for the sun, and that Christmas trees and Easter sunrise services are remnants of Babylonian paganism.

The author, Ralph Woodrow, wrote this book as a young man, and was strongly influenced by a 19th century work entitled "The Two Babylons" by Alexander Hislop. Although Woodrow’s book, first published in 1966, was a great success selling over a quarter of a million copies, he discontinued its publication. After careful study and prayerful consideration, he came to the conclusion that he could no longer offer it in clear conscience. He has replaced it with a new book, "The Babylon Connection?", a renunciation of his earlier book. This is quite extraordinary - especially when one considers the loss of money this move entailed. I encourage anyone who has read "Babylon Mystery Religion" to acquire a copy of "The Babylon Connection?"
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Tim Kitchen He wrote this book based on the Bible! Not Traditions of the Roman Catholic Church!(Mark 7:6-13). Mar 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
Mar 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Mar 7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men,Mar 7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition," (vs 13)


Xanther Calldemore Well the book was based on all bible beliefs. You see, even when God told Solomon to build His house, He just wanted it with certain measurements, but never with tall steeples. But also, if i could get to meet with Woodrow, i might want to say that those kinds of architecture were mostly influenced by Medieval Architecture. But i will take up that Babylon Connection //if i find a copy//


Scott Klemm Xanther wrote: "Well the book was based on all bible beliefs. You see, even when God told Solomon to build His house, He just wanted it with certain measurements, but never with tall steeples. But also, if i could..."

You can get a copy of The Babylon Connection? by writing to the author at: Ralph Woodrow, P.O. Box 124, Riverside, CA 92502-0124. You are on solid ground when you base criticisms of another church's teaching on the Bible. You are on flimsy ground when your criticisms are based solely on alleged and dubious similarites with things from ancient Babylon.


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