Book Review: Spirit Of Antichrist

Spirit Of Antichrist Against The Hebrew God Of Creation:  The Babylonian Heritage In Modern Christianity, by Alan Knight

The second book in Alan Knight’s series on the World of Primitive Christianity [1], this volume provides a survey of history about Babylonian religion and the two-pronged nature (both authoritarian and libertarian [2]) of its satanic hostility to biblical religion.  This book is, like its predecessor, a vitally important read especially for those who are ‘Primitive’ Sabbatarian Christians, but because of its precise evidence and reasoning it is likely to shock and horrify some of its readers.

The book has a long (full) title, but it is one that explains exactly what this book is about.  The book, despite its considerable length (around 500 pages of solid text), feels a little short, probably because of the author’s colossal ambition in tackling Babylonian religion (specifically its divine ruler and harlot cult) from Sumer to end-time prophecy.  And Knight largely succeeds in making his ambitious goal logical by doing the hard work of providing both sound reasoning as well as excellent evidence in far-ranging and often very obscure subjects including the often-neglected importance of Shamanism and sacramental magic in the Babylonian mystery system as well as the relationship between Cretan heathen worship and the sport of bullfighting (!).  Perhaps most shocking (but very logical, in looking at the evidence) is the connection between the United States of America and its domination by Evangelical Christianity and the commercialistic harlot Babylon of Revelation 17 destroyed by the Beast and the False Prophet.  America–you’re on the clock.

The book as a whole is divided into seven parts.  Part one deals with ancient Babylonia, ancient Israel, and old Greece, introducing the three strands of the complicated story of Babylonian mystery religion and its mixture with genuine biblical faith.  Then comes a section that gives insights into Shamanism, the lapse of the divine ruler cult in Crete, the Greaet Pagan Reformation in Greece, and the vitally important (but very obscure) cult of Attis and the Great Mother (a cult that forms a large part of Islam’s own origins due to the “black stone as pagan earth mother”).  Then comes the examination of Hellenistic judaism, Paul’s message in 2 Thessalonains 2, and the “precursor” phenomenon of the order of heresies to hit the church both in the first century and in the end times–start with libertarian gnostics, finish off with authoritarian Hellenism).  After this comes an examination of the Chaldean mysteries and the spread of Babylonian religion, including Sun worship, from Syria to Rome, also examining the similarities between Mithras and Roman Catholicism thanks to their common origins in Greek Hellenism.

The fifth section shows the divine ruler cult revealed in the Roman Emperors, particularly Domitian, and the synthesis of how the divine ruler cult got wrapped up in Roman Catholicism.   Then comes a section on the mystery of lawlessness in our time, looking at how Evangelical Christianity, thanks to its influence from Darby, has shown the full-blown gnostic characteristics of the libertarian harlot of Babylon through Dispensationalism.  The book closes with some cautious prophetic implications of America being the “whore” and the Roman Catholic Church (aided, so it would seem, by Islam) being the “Beast,” as well as some appendices on the Curse of Cain and the involvement of Cainites in the Sumerian conquest, the origins of Shamanism, and calculating the relationship between the Eighth Day Heresy and 666.

This book is eye opening and instructive even for those of us who are fairly familiar with world religions.  If you have a copy of Mystery, Babylon The Great or Babylon Mystery Religion in your library, this book is a vital companion volume that provides additional research without being content to bash Catholicism.  It gives a real (and terrifying) understanding of why we are in such danger as a culture because of false and licentious religious beliefs and why true religion has been under such pressure for the last twenty years or so to join with Evangelical Protestantism.  May some heed the warning this book provides.



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34 Responses to Book Review: Spirit Of Antichrist

  1. Brian says:

    Wow- 2 reviews on the same day…Unfortunately, I have never learned to speed read. Alan gave me his books, and I have been reading them and trying (not as successfully as I would wish) to digest the mountain of information therein. One thing is clear. There is nothing new under the sun.

    • Well, I have had the review of Spirit of Antichrist more or less finished for months, and was waiting to finish Spirit of Antichrist, which took a few days to read. I will reread portions of it that are particularly worthwhile (his explanation of 666 will require some additional thought, and the bit on Shamanism is particularly important as well). But indeed, there is nothing new under the sun. I can only hope he is able to complete his series, as he has done the Church of God community a great service with his research.

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