The Two Babylons
THE PAPAL WORSHIP PROVED TO BE THE WORSHIP OF NIMROD AND HIS WIFE
THE REV. ALEXANDER HISLOP
NOTE BY THE EDITOR.
Had the lamented author been spared to superintend the issue
of the Fourth Edition of his work, it is probable he would have
felt himself called upon to say something in reference to the
political and ecclesiastical events that have occurred since the
publication of the last edition. By the authoritative
promulgation of the dogma of the Pope's Infallibility, his
argument as to the time of the slaying of the Witnesses, and his
identification of the Roman pontiff as the legitimate successor
of Belshazzar have been abundantly confirmed.
It is gratifying to the author's friends to know that the work
has been so favourably received hitherto, and that no one, so far
as we are aware, has ventured to challenge the accuracy of the
historical proofs adduced in support of the startling
announcement on the title page. But it is deplorable to think
that, notwithstanding all the revelations made from time to time
of the true character and origin of Popery, Ritualism still makes
progress in the Churches, and that men of the highest influence
in the State are so infatuated as to seek to strengthen their
political position by giving countenance to a system of idolatry.
If Britons would preserve their FREEDOM and their pre-eminence
among the nations, they should never forget the Divine
declaration, "Them that honour ME I will honour, and they
that despise ME shall be lightly esteemed."
It only remains for the editor to say that the work has been
carefully revised throughout, and a few trifling errors in the
references have, in consequence, been corrected. One or two notes
also, enclosed in bracket's have been added, and the Index has
been somewhat extended.
BLAIR BANK, POLMONT STATION, N.B.