Alexander Hislop (1807-1865) was a Free Church of Scotland minister, best known for his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church, the essence of which is recorded in his book, “The Two Babylons”.
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From Alexander Hislop's, "The Two Babylons: Romanism And Its Origins" If Rome be indeed the Babylon of the Apocalypse, and the Madonna enshrined in her sanctuaries be the very queen of heaven, for the worshipping of whom the fierce anger of God was provoked against the Jews in the days of Jeremiah, it is of the last consequence that the fact should be established beyond all possibility of doubt; for that being once established, every one who trembles at the Word of God must shudder at the very thought of giving such a system, either individually or nationally, the least countenance or support. Something has been said already that goes far to prove the identity of the Roman and Babylonian systems; but at every step…