Paganism in Christianity
Rev 18:4 "And I heard another voice from the heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues."
Every pagan religion on the earth today has at its beginning the story of Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz. Semiramis started the Mystery Babylon religion and created many of the traditions, celebrations and idols that we see around us today. Some of them include:
Goddess, Mary and Mother & Child worship - which all stem from goddess worship & mother of god worship. All pagan goddesses have statues or scenes drawn showing them holding an infant who is a god. This tradition has continued into Christianity with Mary and Jesus.
Christmas traditions - including tree decorating, exchanging of gifts, lighting candles, yule logs, wreaths and the celebration of a pagan gods birth. The Romans changed the festival of the sun gods birth whose roots were Tammuz to the celebration of our Savior who was not even born on December 25th. All pagan gods were "born" on December 25th.
Easter traditions - including eggs and bunnies for fertility, sunrise church services and more.
Church traditions - including the saying of mass, clothing worn by priests, the office of the pope (which is named after Roman Caesars who were worshiped as gods), the round host, the "Lord's Supper" and more. Having a pastor, priest, teacher stand up in front of an assembly and talk for 30 - 45 minutes is based in this pagan Mystery Babylon religion.
Saint worship which is taken directly from the worshiping of many gods, one for each type of problem you might have. Many of the saints were lined up directly with their pagan counterpart so that the pagans would adopt the new Roman state religion of Christianity.
Signs and symbols. We are directly told by Yahweh to have no graven image yet many have statues of saints or pieces of relics that they hold holy. Prayer beads, statues, pieces of stone, crosses worn as jewelry and many more just like them were used by the pagans to commune with and ask for favor from their many gods.
The cross - crosses were used in ancient Babylon and down through the ages. The T that the cross stands for is for Tammuz. You will find crosses in ancient Egyptian tombs long before our Savior was born. It has been used by religions all over the globe including China, India and Africa. The Greeks depicted crosses on the headband of their god corresponding to Tammuz of Babylon. When Alexander the Great went to battle in 335 B.C. signs of the cross were carried by his troops. The Catholic Encyclopedia states, " the sign of the cross, represented in its simplest form by a crossing of two lines at right angles, greatly antedates, in both the East and the West, the introduction of Christianity. It goes back to a very remote period of human civilization." Lastly we don't even know what type of stake our Savior died upon. The Greek word which we get cross from is "stauros" which means upright stake or post. Could this be one more thing the Romans did to bring paganism and Christianity together as the state religion of the time?