"All the nations have drunk of the wine of the raging of
her fornication," contained in "the Golden Cup,
full of its abominations and filthiness".
The goblet presented to the lips of the people by their spiritual
cup-bearers contains the following intoxicating ingredients,
styled by an apostle "Damnable Heresies".
- That the priests and parsons of "Christendom," so
called are the"divinely called and sent ambassadors of
- These "Ministers of Satan," or "Spirituals
of Wickedness", styling themselves "Successors of
the Apostles" (2 Cor. 11:14-15; Rev. 2:2) unscripturally
affirm, that men are all born into the world with "souls" in
their mortal bodies; and that these souls are incorruptible
and deathless particles of the Divine Essence.
- That these "immortal souls" are the subjects of
spiritual cure; and that the clergy of all orders have been "called
of the Deity as Aaron was," to cure the souls with the "divinity" they
- That "immortal souls" of every age, at death, go,
according to "the Mother of the Harlots," to purgatory,
over which she has control; but according to the ''Harlots''
and ''the "Abominations" to ''hell,'' the locality
of which they know nothing about: or, if pious or repentant,
direct to "heaven beyond the realms of time and space;" which
is equivalent to nowhere!
- In its practical application in the "cure of souls",
their "divinity" teaches, that a man may be the
most disgusting wretch that ever cursed society, yet he may
be saved in "kingdoms beyond the skies," by the "consolations
of religion" ministered by them in the article of death!
(1 John 3:15). They hang men because society will not tolerate
them; and send them to "heaven" from the scaffold
to associate with saints and angels!
- In speaking of the death of the soul, which they term a "never-dying
soul," they teach that death is not death; but only a
change in the mode of said "soul's" existence!
- These "Grinders of Divinity" absurdly affirm, that
when new-born babes and children die, their "precious
immortal souls" become winged angels in heaven, and guardian
spirits to their friends on earth!
- They teach, that, when sprinkled, or poured upon at the font
by a priest or parson, and signed with "the Sign of the
Cross" (which is "the Sign of the Beast" Rev.
13:16; 14:9,10), an infant is "regenerated by the Holy
Spirit. and incorporated into his Holy Church!"
- These traders in souls (Rev. 18:13) lyingly affirm that sprinkling
or pouring is baptism. To affirm this is either the grossest
ignorance, or inveterate untruthfulness. They ought to know
that there is but "ONE BAPTISM;" and that nothing
else is that baptism, but the immersion in water of an intelligent
believer of "the truth as it is in Jesus".
- These "Names of Blasphemy" affirm that sinners
are "justified by faith alone;" that is, by faith
in what they approve. Justification by faith alone is the
dogma of "the Harlots" in opposition to the theory
of their Mother Rome; but, in view of James 2:24,26, which
declares the contrary, it is manifestly false.
- Some of them say, that "all men will be saved," not
omitting Judas; others, only "the elect of the Calvinian
- Nearly all the Great Harlot's Family teach, and profess
to believe, that there is a personal, black, IMMORTAL DEVIL,
with horns, hoofs, and tail, who is omnipresent, and almost
omnipotent; and the tormentor of "never-dying souls" eternally
in hell, where he resides, and is enthroned; and that wherever
it may be, it is a furnace of material fire burning with brimstone;
and that, at the last day, said "never-dying souls" will
be raised from death to judgment!
- The drunken winebibbers of the Great Harlot's cup in their
intoxication, send "immortal souls" to heaven or
hell, and thousands of years after bring them back to be invested
with bodies, and judged therein, and then send them whence
they came, there to remain for ever! This they call resurrection
- Other theorists, intoxicated with the Babylonian wine, say,
that there is no judgment for what they term "the saints," after
death (Heb. 9:27); that they are giving account of themselves
at the Judgment Seat of Christ now, and that at death the
account closes; and that the decision of their case consists
in their projection from the grave immortal!
- The "divines" of the Harlot Family teach
that the first day of the week, called Sunday, is the Sabbath,
and hallowed by the Mosaic Law! - a tradition worthy of the
blind leaders of the blind.
- Instead of preaching "good will among men," they
set them by the ears, and excite them to mutual destruction
by war, in the name of "patriotism" and religion.
- These ingredients of Rome's golden cup, imbibed by all alike,
being their premises, the State and Nonconformist Spirituals
inculcate "a spirit," and preach "a Jesus" and "a
gospel" which the apostles of Christ did not preach,
and which therefore convicts them of being the ACCURSED HIERARCHY
OF SATAN - the manifested officials of Mystery, Babylon the
Great, the Mother of the Harlots, and of the Abominations
of the Earth" (2 Cor. 11:4; Gal. 1:6-9; Rev. 17:5).