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When we look at the symbols in the triune figure of Layard, already referred to, and minutely examine them, they are very instructive. The statement of Bunsen is to the effect that the religious system of Egypt was derived from Asia, and “the primitive empire in Babel. The Egyptians also used the alexaneer as a symbol of their “triform divinity.
It obtained the epithet of perfectand banilonias believed to be the most ancient of religious systems, having preceded that of the Egyptians.
Alexancer modern Hinduism recognises millions of gods, yet the Indian sacred books show that originally it had been far otherwise. In the “Institutes of Menu,” he is characterised as “He whom the mind alone can perceive; whose essence eludes the external organs, who has no visible parts, who exists from eternity In Japan, bablonias Buddhists worship their great divinity, Buddha, with three heads, in the very same form, under the name of “San Pao Fuh.
All these separate facts–all these scattered testimonies, recur to that fruitful principle which places in the East the centre of science and civilisation.
Nay, not his,op had the ancient Hindoos exalted ideas of the natural perfections of God, but there is evidence that they were well aware of the gracious character of God, as revealed in His dealings with a lost and guilty world.
Both Bunsen and Layard in their researches have come to substantially the same result. So utterly idolatrous was the Hjslop recognition of the Divine unity, that Jehovah, the Living God, severely condemned His own people for giving any countenance to it: It is well known that the Brahmins, to exalt themselves as a priestly, half-divine caste, to whom all others ought to bow down, have for many ages taught alrxander, while the other castes came from the arms, and body and feet of Brahma–the visible representative and manifestation of the invisible Brahm, and identified with him– they alone came from the mouth of the creative God.
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Backend server did not respond in time. The Papacy has in some of its churches, as, for instance, in the monastery of the so-called Trinitarians of Madrid, an image of the Triune God, with three heads on one body. Some have said that the plural form of the name of God, in the Hebrew of Genesis, affords no argument babilonais the doctrine of plurality of persons in the Godhead, because the same word in the plural is applied to heathen divinities.
In prosecuting such an inquiry there are considerable difficulties to be overcome; for, as in geology, it is impossible at all points to reach the deep, underlying strata of the earth’s surface, so it is not to be expected that in any one country we should find a complete and connected account of the system established in that country.
Layard, in his last work, has given a specimen of such a triune divinity, worshipped in ancient Assyria. It evidently meant that He who, ever since the fall, has been revealed to man as the babolonias and Gracious One” Exo Hence, from Dheva or Babilonixs”The Good,” naturally comes the Sanscrit, Devaor, without the digamma, as it frequently is, Deo”God,” the Latin, Deusand the Greek, Theosthe digamma babilonoas the original Thevo-s being also dropped, as novus in Latin is neos in Greek.
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But if the supreme divinity in almost all ancient heathen nations was triune, the futility of this objection must be manifest. In the unity of that one Vos God of the Babylonians, there were three persons, and to symbolise that doctrine of the Trinity, they employed, as the discoveries of Layard prove, the equilateral triangle, just as it is well known the Romish Church does at this day.
These Mysteries were long shrouded in darkness, but now the thick darkness begins to pass away. In both cases such a comparison is most degrading to the King Eternal, and is fitted utterly to pervert the minds of those who contemplate it, as if there was or could be any similitude between such a figure and Him who hath said, “To whom will ye liken God, and what likeness will ye compare unto Him?
But in so doing he is entirely inconsistent, for he admits that Brahma, the first person in that triform image, eos identified with alexandet supreme Brahm; and further, that a curse is pronounced upon all who distinguish between Brahma, Vishnu, and Seva, the three divinities represented by that image.
And whence can we have derived this term but from the Arabians, as they, without doubt, had themselves derived it from the Chaldees, the grand original cultivators at once of arithmetic, geometry, and idolatry? Now we find statements in their sacred books which prove that once a very different doctrine must have been taught. We have only to babiloias the ancient Babylonian Mysteries to bear on the whole system of Rome, and then it will be seen how immensely the one has borrowed from the other.
We beg to speak of it with due reverence.
We babilonlas it must be painful to any Christian mind, and repugnant to Christian feeling, to look at this figure. Most other nations did the same. Kennedy objects to the application of the name “Eko Deva” to the triform image in the cave-temple at Elephanta, on the ground that that name belongs only to the supreme Brahm.
Macrobius shows that the distinguishing feature of the Phoenician idolatry must have been imported from Assyria, which, in classic writers, included Babylonia. Therefore, according to the genius of the mystic system of Chaldea, which was to a large extent founded on double meanings, that which, to the eyes of men in general, was only zero, “a circle,” was understood by the initiated to signify zero, “the seed. Layard regards the circle in that figure as signifying “Time without bounds.
The identity of Nimrod with the constellation Orion is not to be rejected. What is wanted in one country is supplemented in another; and what actually “crops out” in different directions, to a large extent necessarily determines the character of much that does not directly appear on the surface.
Zero, in this sense, had evidently come from the Chaldee, zer”to encompass,” from which, also, no doubt, was derived the Babylonian name for a great cycle hislopp time, called a ” saros. To this the answer is, Far otherwise.
Taking, then, the admitted unity and Babylonian character of the ancient Mysteries of Egypt, Greece, Phoenicia, and Rome, as the clue to guide us in our researches, let us go on from step to step in our comparison of the doctrine and practice of the two Babylons–the Babylon of the Old Ddos and the Babylon of the New.
After referring to the fact that the Egyptian priests claimed the honour of having transmitted to the Greeks the first elements of Polytheism, he thus concludes: While this had been the original alfxander in which Pagan idolatry had represented the Triune God, and though this kind of representation had survived to Sennacherib’s time, yet there is evidence that, at a very early period, an important change had taken place in the Babylonian notions in regard to the divinity; and that the three persons had come to be, the Eternal Father, the Spirit of God incarnate in a human mother, and a Divine Son, the fruit of that incarnation.