Revelation 13:11-12 reveal,
“And I saw another beast [Rome] coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast [Babylon] in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast [Babylon], whose deadly wound was healed.”
“Rome” and “Babylon” are inserted into the above text in light of what is revealed by Daniel regarding the 4 beasts of the earth and their identities.
Could Christians today actually be worshipping the first Beast, Babylon? The answer sadly is, yes.
Consider the holy days of Babylon’s religion:
- Lent, a time marking the 40 days weeping for Tammuz, who was worshipped as “Baal” (translated “Lord” in Hebrew), and was fabled to be the reincarnated sun-god, Nimrod. 40 days weeping were instituted, 1 day for each year of his life, when Tammuz was gored to death by a wild boar when he was 40 years old.
- Easter, the day that Tammuz was immaculately conceived by the rays of the Sun-god who was Nimrod and the day that Tammuz’ mother, the “Queen of heaven,” was fabled to have returned to earth from heaven as the goddess of fertility, who purportedly transformed a bird into an egg-laying rabbit to prove her divinity.
- Christmas, or the winter solstice, marked 9 months after Easter, the human length of gestation, when Tammuz was born. His birthday has been observed on December 25th for almost four thousand years.
- Sunday, observed in Babylon and Rome as the Sun-god’s day or “Sol’s day” of rest. The Roman Church Council of Laodicea in A.D. 363 issued this unscriptural decree: “Christians must not Judaise by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather than honoring the Lord’s day [otherwise known as Sol’s day or Sunday].”
For a more detailed explanation of the identity of the beast and his mark, see The Beast and His Mark.
Rome imported these abominable “holy days” to Christianity from Babylon, and Christians have fallen for the deception! It is time to repent of this apostasy and keep only the Appointed Times given to us by our Creator!
A presentation that I gave for our Bible study recently and may help in understanding that Easter is not a Scriptural holy day.
Whom you obey is whom you worship. It is time to come out of Babylon!