“All evidence that Rome has presented for her Petrine claim is here considered, and the views of the leading scholars of different nations, with respect to the life and labors of the Chief of the Apostles, together with other matters cognate to the subject.” — From the Preface
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Level of Difficulty: Intermediate: Some subject matter knowledge helpful.
“…Examining carefully the history of the Church of Rome, and all the evidence she presents for the validity of her authority, I find none that will bear an impartial and thorough scrutiny.
“I find no ancient writer whose testimony to a Roman visit would be received in any court of justice, or even in a matter which concerned worldly property. Shall I risk my immortal soul on such an uncertainty?” — From the Preface
1. Statement of the Case.
What Rome Teaches.
Where The Burden Of Proof Lies.
Recent Critical Investigations.
Roman Catholic Admissions.
The Verdict Of Protestant Scholarship.
Views Of British Scholars.
A Historic Parallel.
The Society Of Jesus.
Forged Testimony: Linus And Anacletus.
3. Clement of Rome.
Clement’s epistle suppressed.
4. Fathers of the Second Century.
The Didache, Or Teaching Of The Apostles.
5. Testimony of Scripture.
The Traditional Time Of Peter’s Residence.
What The Scripture Says.
Testimony Of Ellendorf.
6. Was the Babylon of Peter, Rome?
Babylon Is Rome.
Babylon Was In Egypt.
7. Origin of the Story: Babylon Meant Rome
Can The Charge Against Papias Be Proved?
8. Canon Farrar on the Question of Babylon
Peter’s Connection With Mark.
Mark Secretary To Peter.
9. The View of the Orientalist Lightfoot.
The Order Of Provinces.
10. Dr. G. W. Samson’s Argument.
Rome’s figurative interpretation a confession of weakness.
A Conceded Weakness Of Proof
11. Rome not Babylon — Arguments of English Authors.
12. Views of Continental Writers.
13. Gavazzi’s Argument
14. The Apostles Peter and John
John’s Epistle To The Parthians.
John In Babylon.
15. The Second Epistle of John, To Whom Addressed?
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