A law of the Medes and Persians was irreversible. Nowadays this is called ex cathedra.
In the prophecy of Daniel [see: Babylonia] the mighty empire of the Medes and Persians forms the second kingdom. It is represented by a silver body and a bear with three ribs in its mouth (Daniel 7:5).
The most notable new feature of this second realm is the use of man-made decrees that can never be changed. It is the proverbial 'law of the Medes and Persians'. Once such a law was enacted, it could not be changed by anyone, not even by the supreme ruler. The Bible gives two examples of this.
First, Daniel holds a top political position which arouses the jealousy of colleagues. They try to get Daniel out of the way with a ruse. To achieve this, they tempt the king to enact a law stating that everyone in the realm, for a period of thirty days, may make no request to any god but the king himself. The collective initiative of the governors flatters the king's ego and blinds him to the possible consequences of such a law, which cannot be revoked (Daniel 6:9). After the king discovers that his confidant Daniel does not agree, because this human law goes against God's law, it is too late. He must carry out the order. Daniel ends up in the lion's den. He is fortunately saved by God, despite the Medo-Persian legal system.
The second example comes from the Bible book of Esther. The stunningly beautiful Jewish Esther becomes queen at the Persian court. But here also jealousy is found. The high-ranking Haman can't stand Esther's uncle, Mordecai, who refuses to bow to him. Therefore, Haman insinuates to the king that all Jews ignore the Persian laws (Esther 3:8). He also tempts the king to write down a law of the Medes and Persians: “In the name of King Ahasuerus it was written and sealed with the king’s signet ring” (3:12). According to this sinister plan, all Jews would be killed on a predetermined date. However, when Haman's plot comes to light, Esther asks for a corrective action ("... then send out a letter to revoke the letters"). But that is not possible, notwithstanding the circumstances. The king says to Esther and Mordecai: “You yourselves write a decree concerning the Jews, as you please, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s signet ring; for whatever is written in the king’s name and sealed with the king’s signet ring no one can revoke” (Esther 8:8). The solution is to issue a second decree stating that the Jews may defend themselves. But the original law remains in force as well.
In later times a new superpower will appear on the world scene, perpetuating not only the Babylonian but also this Medo-Persian heritage. It applies human decrees (ex cathedra) that have a divine status and can never be changed [see: 1260 years of V-dominance].
The most famous mystery religion from Persia was organized around the sun god Mithras. It was called a mystery because you could only participate in it through secret societies. So, it was not accessible to everyone. In Rome this mystery religion of Mithras was immensely popular in certain circles. Below is the most famous scene of Mithras, killing a strong bull. It indicates his invincible strength and symbolizes rebirth and the emergence of a new cosmic order.
If you look closely, you can see the distinctive hat of Mithras in the seal of the American army. You can also see it on the head of a well-known Disney cartoon character: Peter Pan.
The religion of Mithras was closely associated with the celestial bodies (sun, moon, planets, stars). The main role was of course reserved for the sun since Mithras himself was the sun god. You can see that the old line of solar religion, which already played a central role in Babel, is being continued here.
Here are notable facts associated with the Mithras cult.
Mithras was known by the title 'Deus Sol Invictus Mithras' (the invincible sun Mithras). Much later, in the 4th century AD, the Roman Emperor Constantine changed the Biblical Sabbath to Sunday for political and religious reasons. He proclaimed the Dies Solis (Day of the Sun) to be the new official day of rest, invoking the Sol Invictus, the Invincible Sun. Find more information about the ongoing solar cult in [toward unity without Jesus].
Mithras is believed to have been born on December 25, around the time of the winter solstice. It is the annual day when the sun returns and begins to gain strength again, demonstrating its invincibility. The introduction of Christmas is directly related to this pagan feast.
The existence of mystery religions and secret societies can be found throughout history. The Greeks and Romans copied it from the earlier Persians, who brought it back from Babylon. In our days, secret societies play a major role as well, probably much more than you think [see: a global pact]. Note that in the official Roman catholic catechism (published in 2008) the word "mystery" is very popular. It shows up almost every page.
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