Announcing "Dawn" Set III!

Mystery Babylon The Great


An Exposition of Revelation 17 and 18 and an Account of the Rise of the Roman Catholic Church under Pagan Influences

Second Edition, 1988
72 pgs.

George Hawkins Pember was born in 1837.  He was educated at Cambridge University where he took his M.A. in Classics at age twenty-six.  Upon his conversion to Christ, Pember determined to devote his scholastic talents to a close and comprehensive study of the Scriptures for the benefit of God's people.  His penchant for meticulous scholarship, extensive knowledge of ancient cultures, and keen spiritual insight combined to produce works of a quality and depth with few parallels in Christian expository literature.

G. H. Pember died in 1910, leaving a rich legacy of reclaimed spiritual truth, upon which subsequent reformers such as J. N. Darby, Watchman Nee, G. H. Lang, and T. Austin-Sparks would build.


Part 1: Babylon, Religious and Political

  1. The Woman on Seven Hills: Mystery Babylon
  2. The City Babylon
  3. The City Will Re-appear
  4. The Vision of the Ephah
  5. The Future Babylon

Part 2: The Mysteries and Catholicism

  1. The Great Religious Feature of Antiquity
  2. The Probable Meaning of Initiation
  3. The Lesser and the Greater Mysteries
  4. Preparation for the Lesser Mysteries
  5. The Orphic Hymns
  6. Ancient and Modern Use of Incense
  7. The Incense and Pure Offering of the Gentiles
  8. The Spiritual Meaning of Incense
  9. Doctrine of the Lesser Mysteries
  10. The Mystery-Plays
  11. Initiation into the Lesser Mysteries
  12. The Morality of the Mysteries
  13. The Greater Mysteries
  14. The Appearance of Deities or Saints
  15. "The Real Presence"
  16. The Hierophant, or Peter, was the the First Pope
  17. Initiation into the Higher Mysteries
  18. The Hierophant, or Priest, as God
  19. A Third Order of Initiates, corresponding to Bishops
  20. The Working of the Leaven
  21. The Transfer of Pagan Terms to Nominal Christianity
  22. Apostolical Tradition
  23. Jewish Tradition
  24. Basil on Tradition and Indispensable Pagan Practices
  25. The Origin of the Word "Mass"
  26. Summary and Inference
  27. Historical Developments
  28. Dr. Mivart's Apology for Polytheism
  29. A Parallel and a Warning