Pope Seated On Satan's Throne
The Babylonian pagan worship of Nimrod, Semiramis, and the god-incarnate son extended throughout the entire world and eventually assumed the name of Trinitarian Christianity in Rome. Trinitarian paganism spread from Babylon to Rome by way of Pergamum. The Babylon Kings, who were descended from Nimrod, served as both king and priest of the pagan Babylonian Mystery religion, As priests, they bore the title "Pontifex Maximus" (The Two Babylons, pp. 240-252) or "Supreme Pontiff," meaning "supreme pathfinder" or "bridge maker," representing "the path or connection between this life and the next" (Baker's Pocket Dictionary of Religious Terms, entry "Pontifex Maximus"). They ruled upon the throne of Satan, which is the throne of Nimrod as the "hidden god" (The Two Babylons, pp. 275-276).The last king to reign in Babylon was Belshazzar, who celebrated the pagan Babylonian ritual using the sacred Jewish temple vessels which his father King Nebuchadnezzar confiscated from the Jewish temple in 587 B.C.:
Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, and drank wine in the presence of the thousand.
When he tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave the command to bring the gold and of silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken [in 587 B.C.] from the temple which had been in Jerusalem, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them. Then they brought the gold vessels that had been taken from the temple of the house of God which had been in Jerusalem; and the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines drank from them. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone.
In the same hour the fingers of a man's hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. Then the king's countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his hips were loosened and his knees knocked against each other....
Then the fingers of the hand was sent from Him, and this writing was written. And this is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the interpretation of each word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians....
That very night Belshazzar, the king of the Chaldeans, was slain. And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old (Daniel 5:1-30).
After the death of Belshazzar in 539 B.C., the Persian Emperor Cyrus conquered Babylon and forced the Babylonian princes to flee to Pergamum. They continued their reign there as priest-kings of Babylonian paganism (The Two Babylons, pp. 240-241).In 133 B.C., Attalus III, the last Babylonian King to rule in Pergamum, willed his dominions to the Roman Caesar, and the kingdom of Pergamum merged with the Roman Empire along with Satan-Nimrod's throne and the title "Pontifex Maximus" (ibid., p. 241).
In 63 B.C., Julius Caesar, who had been elected Pontifex Maximus, became emperor of Rome and vested the office of Roman emperor with the priestly powers and functions of the Babylonian Pontiff (Babylon Mystery Religion, p. 80). Henceforth, the title Pontifex Maximus was used by the Roman Caesars as illustrated on a Roman coin depicting the image of Augustus Caesar (27 B.C.-14 A.D.) with his title "Pont. Max.," which is an abbreviation of Pontifex Maximus. Thus, the Roman emperors, like the preceding Babylonian emperors, now served as priests of Babylonian paganism, and bore the title Pontifex Maximus.
For centuries, Pergamum remained the site of Nimrod's throne. With the appearance of Christianity, Babylonian paganism threatened the early Christian church of Pergamum as related in the Revelation given by the Messiah to his apostle John, who referred to Pergamum as the seat of Satan's throne which is Nimrod's throne:
"And to the angel of the church in Pergamum 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 [i.e., Nimrod"s Throne]. 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. But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the doctrine of Balaam [pagan Babylonian trinity of Nimrod], who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality" (Revelation 2:12-14).
In 376 A.D., Gratian became the first Roman emperor to refuse the idolatrous title of Pontifex Maximus (Babylon Mystery Religion, p. 80; The Two Babylons, pp. 238, 247-252). He presented the Babylonian Throne, or Satan-Nimrod's Throne to the bishop of Rome (The Two Babylons, pp. 247-248).
By this time, the Roman bishops had advanced in political power, and in 378 A.D., Bishop Damasus was elected Pontifex Maximus, becoming the official pagan Babylonian priest seated on Satan's throne in Rome. As such, the bishop converted the pagan Babylonian temples of Rome into Trinitarian Christian churches and introduced the worship of Nimrod, Semiramis and the god-incarnate son under the respective titles of "god the father," "god the son" and "god the holy spirit." All the pomp and ceremony that existed in ancient Babylon was now practiced as Roman Trinitarian Christianity.
Before the Babylonian conversion into Trinitarian Christianity, the early Christians were a small cult surrounded by numerous Babylonian pagan temples. Historians, however, relate the amazing "overnight" conversion of Romans to Trinitarian Christianity, which coincided to a remarkable and unprecedented disappearance of paganism (ibid., pp. 250-251). In actuality, the Roman pagans did not convert to Trinitarian Christianity; but rather, Bishop Damasus exercised his authority as head of' Babylonian paganism in Rome, and replaced all the Christian elders with pagan priests and continued the practice of the pagan Babylonian Mystery religion under the name of Trinitarian Christianity. Henceforth, all the bishops of Rome have donned the robes of Nimrod along with the title of Pontifex Maximus.
The Roman Catholic bishops were viewed by most Christians as head of Trinitarian Christianity, and entitled pope or "pater patrum" in Latin, that is, "father of the fathers," (Babylon Mystery Religion, p. 83; The Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 10, p. 403) despite the fact that Yeshua the Messiah forbade his followers to refer to anyone as father except for the heavenly Father:
But you are not to be called rabbi [Hebrew for master or teacher, Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, entry "Rabbi"], for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren. And call no man your father [pope, derived from the Greek "papa" meaning father, Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, entry "Pope"] on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called masters, for you have one master, the Christ (Matthew 23:8-10).
Thus, like the Babylonian emperors and the Roman Caesars before them, the pagan Roman Catholic popes were seated on the throne of Satan, and possessed the title Pontifex Maximus (Supreme Pathfinder...the pope, Baker's Pocket Dictionary of Religious Terms) as displayed on a medal portraying Pope Leo X (1513-1521 A.D.) with the inscription "Pont. Max.".
Further evidence supports the fact that the papal office is the pagan Babylonian priesthood. Roman Catholic popes not only bear the title Pontifex Maximus and are seated on Satan-Nimrod's throne, but they also wear the scarlet robes of Nimrod and the miter of the fish-god Dagon, plus they carry the shepherd's crook of Nimrod and the mystical keys of Janus and Cybele, who were the pagan god and goddess representing Nimrod and Semiramis respectively (Babylon Mystery Religion, pp. 83-90, The Two Babylons, pp. 206-218).
The Roman bishops wore only white robes until they received Satan's throne and the title Pontifex Maximus (ibid., p. 111). Roman Catholic popes and cardinals now wear the scarlet robes of Nimrod. The shepherd's crook or crosier carried by the pope is the magical crook traced directly to Nimrod who was the first shepherd king (Baker's Pocket Dictionary of Religious Terms, entry "Crosier"; The Two Babylons, p. 217). The miter worn by the pope represents the mouth of a fish and was worn by the pagan Philistine fish-god Dagon (The Two Babylons, pp. 216-217), which is another name for Nimrod (ibid., pp. 114, 215, 252). Also, the tiara worn by the popes is identical in shape to that worn by the Philistine fish-god Nimrod (ibid., pp. 216-217).
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