Major hypothesis virtually confirmed: 'Mystery Babylon' is indeed in Mecca!
“And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword.
Muslims worship the Black Stone at Mecca, or Kaaba Stone. Millions more pray to it worldwide every day.
The Black Stone came from Pergamum via Rome. True Christians in the verses of Revelation above, on the other hand, are promised a White Stone for overcoming the Satanic Black Stone religion of Mecca.
The great mother of paganism was known by many names: Isis, Diana, Kali, Aphrodite, Medusa, etc. In Pergamum she was called Cybele.
When Cyrus the Great conquered Babylon in 457 B.C., he forced the pagan Babylonian priesthood to flee westward — to Pergamum in present day Turkey.
In 204 B.C., the king of Pergamum sent the great mother goddess Cybele from Pergamum to Rome in the shape of a meteoric stone. Thereafter she was worshipped not only as a Mountain Goddess, but as the mighty Mother of the Trojans and of the Romans, the latter whom legend states were of Trojan descent.
Cybele was received with full honors by the leading citizens of Rome. The Roman Pontifex Maximus, the one from whom today's Pope descends, welcomed her and she became the Magna Mater or 'Great Mother' of Rome. She was also known as the 'Mother of Gods', and was a symbol of nature's vitality, fertility and power; was a guardian of caves, mountains, walls, fortresses, and wild nature and animals (particularly lions and bees). Her name probably means 'Mountain Mother', but it should also be noted that a second form of the name, Kybele, also means 'cave dweller'.
The Vatican is built on the site of the temple of Cybele and Attis, her male consort. In an old description of Rome, the temple is referred to as the Phrygianum. This is because Cybele's cult originated from the mountains of Phrygia, a land in Anatolia (present-day Turkey) bordering with Troad, the place where Troy was situated.
Cybele worship was associated with the crescent moon (hilal in Arabic) and a meteorite stone. Cybele was also the lion goddess, and sometimes was associated with leopards.
Bulls were sacrificed to the goddess and her male escort, and legend says that Attis had emasculated himself. Before her priests would serve in her temple, the Galli (sing. Gallus) would dance themselves into a frenzy before they castrated themselves in the memory of her consort Attis. Because of their bizarre rites and outrageous behavior (Cybele's cult was orgiastic by nature and similar to the one of Dyonisus), Romans were not allowed to serve as priests of Cybele until the time of the Emperor Claudius.
The sanctuary was used until the fifth century A.D., when the stone was then lost. Some speculate that since overt paganism could no longer be practiced in Rome some time later, the great mother goddess became the Virgin Mary, but that seems like guilt by association, since Mary (Miriam), the mother of Jesus, is honoured in the New Testament, and even Catholic prayers about her are based on words straight from the New Testament. It may be possible, however, that today's Roman Catholic strict priestly celibacy may be an offshoot of the Gallus, the eunuch priest.
Legend now has it that the Black Stone of Cybele is in Mecca, and continues to be worshipped by millions of people.
Who were the Nicolaitans mentioned in the verse of Revelation above?
Jesus loathed their doctrine and hated their deeds. Why? The name 'Nicolaitans' is derived from the Greek word nikolaos, a compound of the words nikos and laos. The word nikos is the Greek word that means 'to conquer' or 'to subdue'. The word laos is the Greek word for 'the people'. This is also where we get the word 'laity'. When these two words are compounded into one, they form the name Nicolas (or Nicholas), which literally means 'one who conquers and subdues the people'.
The Nicolaitans were the spiritual descendants of Nicolas of Antioch, who had been ordained as a deacon in Acts 6:5. This biblical verse tells us that this Nicolas was "a proselyte of Antioch." The fact that he was a proselyte tells us that he was not born a Jew but had converted from paganism to Judaism. Then he experienced a second conversion, this time turning from Judaism to Christianity.
According to the writings of the Early Church leaders, Nicolas taught a doctrine of compromise, implying that total separation between Christianity and the practice of occult paganism was not essential. From Early Church records, it seems apparent that this Nicolas of Antioch was so immersed in occultism, Judaism, and Christianity that he had no problem intermingling these belief systems, and saw no reason why believers couldn't continue to fellowship with those still immersed in the black magic of the Roman empire, and its countless mystery cults.
Occultism was a major force that warred against the Early Church. In Ephesus, the primary pagan religion was the worship of Diana (Artemis). In the city of Pergamum mentioned before, there were numerous dark and sinister forms of occultism, causing Pergamum to be one of the most wicked cities in the history of the ancient world. In both of these cities, Christians were lambasted and persecuted fiercely by extremist pagans.
Just as the men of Israel compromised themselves with the world and false religions, now the doctrine of the Nicolaitans was encouraging compromise. For a genuine Christian, compromise with the world always results in a weakened and powerless form of Christianity. This was the reason Jesus loathed the doctrine and hated the deeds of the Nicolaitans.
It is beginning to seem that 'Mystery Babylon' is indeed in Mecca, not in the Vatican, although it actually was once in the Vatican, so religious reformer Martin Luther was off the track, but not completely wrong.
HMRD Cesidio Tallini [1, 2]