The Queen of Heaven
A study by Timothy Youngblood
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Should we be concerned about Idolatry? Can Idolatry keep us from worshipping the true God of heaven? What does the creator God have to say about idolatry, and can we receive the mark of the beast losing salvation if we worship idols? One of the very things Jesus warned us about is that no one can be saved or go to the Holy Father except through Him. Satan wants us to look for salvation any place except where it is and although he teaches that we must belong to "the Church" to be saved one of his favorite traps is through the queen of heaven. Did you know that the "Virgin Mary" is referred to by the Catholic Church as the "queen of heaven"? Did you know that the queen of heaven has been worshipped for thousands of years, long before Jesus' birth as we find in Jer 7:17-20. "The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger. "Do they provoke Me to anger?" says the LORD. "Do they not provoke themselves, to the shame of their own faces?" Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, My anger and My fury will be poured out on this place-- on man and on beast, on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground. And it will burn and not be quenched."The truth is that God hates idols, and will destroy all of them, along with those who set them up and deceive the people into this pagan worship. Any Christian, who knows how God hates idolatry and does not warn the world about it is just as guilty as the ones that promote them. By law in most countries, a person is guilty of the crime others plan to commit if they know of it and fail to warn those who will be hurt. In fact, God says the same thing in Ezek 3:18 . "When I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. "Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul."
Satan knows that if the leaders of the Church will present something to the Church, even if it's pagan, it will become accepted over time because people will follow their leaders. The question is...do we want to get back to the true worship of the true God or do we just want to keep things the way they are for the sake of peace? These Church leaders that overwrite the Word of God by their traditions are going into perdition if they don't repent do you want to follow them there?
Let's take a look at some of the pagan mother goddess that the concept of Mary worship came from. The religion called Christian today is in reality from the old Babylonian religion and can be seen by their fruits. Many monuments in ancient Babylon depict the mother goddess Semiramis, and the child in her arms is the old pagan god Tammuz which is where the worship of the cross came from. It has been proven that the cross is the first letter of the name Tammuz with the top moved down. (See Pagan Cross)
The Chinese worshipped a mother goddess called Shingmoo or the "Holy Mother" and she too is pictured with a child in her arms. The ancient Germans worshipped the virgin Hertha and in India they worshipped Indrani. There was Aphodite for the Greeks, and the mother Virgo-Patitura among the Druids, and today we see the virgin Mary being worshipped even over Jesus the Messiah.
Catholic priests' will tell people that the Catholic Church doesn't teach "Mary worship" nor do Catholics place their faith in Mary instead of God. When I read this I knew it was a lie but I also knew I had to prove it was a lie, so I went to what is called canon law of the Catholic Church and searched till I found these two laws below.
Canon law is an ecclesiastical rule or law enacted by a council or other competent authority and, in the Roman Catholic Church, approved by the pope. Canon law 1171 states "Sacred objects, set aside for divine worship by dedication or blessing, are to be treated with reverence. They are not to be made over to secular or inappropriate use, even though they may belong to private persons."
Canon law 1186 states "To foster the sanctification of the people of God, the church commends to the special and filial veneration of Christ's faithful the blessed Mary ever-Virgin, the Mother of God, whom Christ constituted the Mother of all. The Church also promotes the true and authentic cult of the other Saints, by whose example the faithful are edified and by whose intercession they are supported."
This picture below on the left shows Mary as the co-redeemer and actually depicts the truth about this pagan idol taking the place of our savior Jesus the Christ. Notice that she has the puncture wounds in her hands as if she was the one nailed to the stake. Roman Catholicism teaches that Mary is their mediator between God and man and in fact they also call her "Mylitta" that is, "the mediatrix" which means mediator. Next to this one is the statue of Mary weeping blood to "so say" show that abuses have not stopped. What it really shows is that demons have entered the statue. Remember, in the last days there will be demonic activity like we have never seen before. In Rev. 13 it states that they will make an image of the beast and the image of the beast will both speak and cause all those that do not worship the image to be killed. If you look to these idols you are de-nouncing the true Holy Father and Son of heaven and placing yourselves under the power of the demon behind or in the image.
What does the bible say about Mary?
The bible states she was a saint, and found grace in the eyes of God. She was blessed to be chosen to give birth to the Messiah. The scriptures in Luke 1:28 28 state. "And having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!"
What did Jesus say about His mother Mary?
" Then His brothers and His mother came, and standing outside they sent to Him, calling Him. And a multitude was sitting around Him; and they said to Him, "Look, Your mother and Your brothers are outside seeking You." But He answered them, saying, "Who is My mother, or My brothers?" And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, "Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother." Mark 3:31-35 31. So we see here that Jesus Himself did not put any special importance on Mary.
What did Jesus say when someone exalted Mary for being the
one that gave Him birth?
And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, "Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!" 28 But He said, "More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!" Luke 11:27-28 27.
Please understand that Mary is dead and in her grave just like the rest of those that are dead. My mother is dead and I still love her but I do not pray to her because she can not hear me. See our study titled ("What happens after death.) at the end of this study for more understanding on this.
I would like to leave you with these scriptures, and it would not be wise to reject them.
John 14:5-6 "Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?" Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
And in 1 Tim 2:5-7 "For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle-- I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying-- a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth."
Matt 24:4-5. And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you. "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many."
Jer 51:17-18. "Everyone is dull-hearted, without knowledge; every metalsmith is put to shame by the carved image; for his molded image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them. They are futile, a work of errors; in the time of their punishment they shall perish.How did the Catholic Church come to believe they could change and go against what Jesus Himself taught? Below is their explanation.
The doctrine of "Tradition", as taught by the Roman Catholic Church:
We must note here how some have been so bold to even try and steal the authority of the Messiah for themselves. "The Roman Catholic Church teaches that the doctrines that are not found explicitly taught by the apostles but taught later by other men, after the Bible was written, are nevertheless truths from God. Therefore these "other" doctrines are as important as clear biblical teachings. It teaches that the apostles simply chose not to explicitly write such beliefs to the churches as New Testament Scripture. Although there is no explicit proof that the apostles believed these doctrines, the Roman Catholic Church proposes that the apostles indeed did believe them, otherwise, they feel, God would not have led the Roman Catholic Church to later teach these doctrines. Rather than be founded upon clear, explicit teachings in the Bible as taught by the apostles and Jesus Christ, the Roman Catholic Church believes that their foundation is the belief that God would not have the Roman Church teach such doctrines if they were not true doctrines." (A quote from MF Blume.)
How did Jesus illustrate the structure in His Church?
What did Jesus and apostles teach concerning the structure of the New covenant church, and who will always have authority over this church? Jesus gave us the example of the true structure He wanted in His Church, so let's read what is recorded in John 15:5. "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing." The truth from God is that a vine is the best way to depict God's type of government because this type of government puts Christ as the Lord and gives everyone who truly follows Him the opportunity to serve and lay up treasures in heaven without contriving and backbiting. There's no reason to politic when the Messiah has already qualified to rule and never forget that it was Satan from the very beginning that wanted to ascend to take the position of God, and anytime a man places himself between Christ and the brethren or seeks the position of Christ's authority in anyway whatsoever, he is not doing God's will.
Notice that Jesus states in the above scripture concerning the structure like a vine that He wants us ALL to bear much fruit, so we ALL can grow, not just the minister. We also find in Matt 20:25-28 that Jesus instructed His disciples not to lord over their brethren. Let's read it "But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave--just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
Brethren "The doctrine of "Tradition" Does not give them the right to teach doctrine that is contrary to the teachings that Jesus brought from the Holy Father in heaven and also gave to His apostles to teach the New Covenant church. The majority of Protestant denominations do not accept this Catholic Church doctrine, which also gives credence to the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception which is a dogma of the Catholic Church maintaining that the Virgin Mary was kept free of original sin from her moment of conception and was filled with the sanctifying grace and the doctrine of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and of the literal flesh and blood in the communion Eucharist, but they have nevertheless accepted the customs of Christ-Mass and the Trinity doctrine even though this Trinity doctrine is no more explicitly taught in scripture than the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. They have accepted the doctrine of Easter and even worship towards the sun as it rises on the very day the sun god was worshipped. To accept one doctrine and then throw out the other, when both are from the same foundation of the doctrine of "Tradition", as opposed to explicit scriptural teaching, is to act most contradictorily.
As we have noted in other studies, this doctrine of "Apostolic Succession" is said to give the Roman Catholic Church and now other churches the right to change the doctrines and teachings of Jesus that He brought from the Holy Father, as well as adding pagan doctrines to the church called by the name Christian. Yes these things came into the church long after the death of the apostles, and is not in the original teachings! Question is...Who do you believe and follow?
See "Is Easter Christian?" and Christ-Mass facts for more on the pagan gods that have been accepted into the Christian religion.
See The Trinity: Christian or Pagan? for more on where the doctrine came from and when it came into the church.
See "What happens after death to understand what the bible teaches about what happens after you die.