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Jeremiah was a prophet to Judah from approximately 627 B.C. to 580 B.C. God told him when he was a child:
"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." Jeremiah 1:5
Jeremiah was not only a prophet to Judah, God made him a prophet to the nations. The word nations is the Hebrew word GOWY and means "not a Hebrew nation". God made Jeremiah not only a prophet to Judah, but also to the Gentile, or heathen nations.
Jeremiah began to prophesy during the reign of King Josiah. This was forty-four years before Judah was conquered and carried into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. Jeremiah warned Israel of their sin, their sin nature, and God's judgment. Today, this same prophetic voice is being heard throughout this land, as well as the world. As we draw similarities between God's judgment upon Judah and the judgment He will soon bring upon the United States and the world, we need to heed the words of Jeremiah and all the prophets.
Although Jeremiah prophesied much to the kings and princes in the land, the segment of the population Jeremiah addressed more than any other was the religious system. Man is incurably religious. When we think of religion, we are reminded that there are multitudes of religions on the face of the earth. All religions believe they are right, and are serving a deity.
The word religion is a New Testament word, but it is only translated six times in any form. The main word translated religion is the Greek word THRESKEIA and means "religious worship, especially external, that which consists of ceremonies; religious discipline". Another word, IOUDAISMOS, refers to the Jewish religion. Jesus spoke of those who ascribed to the Jewish religion:
"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." John 8:44
The Pharisees and Sadducees were the main Jewish religions when Jesus walked the earth. It would be safe to say it was religion that put Jesus on the cross. Religion has always been the enemy of true Christianity. Many may ask, "Isn't Christianity just another religion?" Certainly not! Christianity is not a religion. Christianity is a way of life. Only those who are living the life of Christ can truly be called Christian. Many false religions call themselves by the name of "Christian."
As we begin to look at the warnings Jeremiah gave to Judah, we need to recognize to whom Jeremiah was speaking. Originally, the twelve sons of Jacob were called the children of Israel. The land of Judah was referred to as Israel until the death of Solomon. Israel was then divided. The ten northern tribes retained the name of Israel. The two remaining tribes took on the name of Judah.
At this time Israel was ruled by Jeroboam, the servant of Solomon. Jeroboam was not of the lineage of David. Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, was left with the tribe of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin.
Israel (the ten northern tribes) was captured by the Assyrians in 721 B.C. The nation Judah continued until 586 B.C. In 586 B.C. Judah was taken captive and carried away into Babylon. Jeremiah warned Judah for many years against their ungodly practice of worshiping the queen of heaven. God began to speak His disgust of this false religion through Jeremiah to the people in Judah:
"Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to Me: for I will not hear thee." Jeremiah 7:16
God informed Jeremiah not to pray, nor intercede anymore for the people of Judah. God would no longer hear Jeremiah's prayer concerning Judah. In his letter to the Hebrews, Paul informed them:
"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Hebrews 10:31
This is the place to which Judah had come. God would no longer hear the intercessory prayers of Jeremiah, nor anyone else. Judah would be dealt with by God, Himself. God informed Jeremiah:
"Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger." Jeremiah 7:17-18
Judah provoked God to anger with the worship of the queen of heaven. This was a family affair: the children, the fathers, and the women were all involved. When we hear the term queen of heaven, our first thoughts are of the Catholic's worship of Mary, but the worship of the queen of heaven encompasses all mother/goddess worship religions.
Mother/goddess worship always includes having a deified son. In Babylon, it was Semiramis and Tammuz; in China it was Shingmoor (or Holy Mother) and child; in ancient Germany it was the Virgin Hertha with child. In Scandinavia it was Disa with Child. India had three: Isi and Iswara, Devaki and Crishna, and Indraini and Child. Greece had Aphrodite and Ceres. Rome had Venus (or Fortuna) with child Jupiter. The Phoenicians had Ashtoreth (wife of Baal). Other mother and child idol religions were Nutria with Child Etruscans, Virgo-Patitura (the mother of God) with Child, and the Druids had Cybele and Deoius. In Asia, the wife of Baal, virgin queen of heaven, fruit born without conception; and last, but not least, was Isis and Horus of Egypt. Seventy-five percent of the world's population practices mother/goddess worship. The list consists of:
Eastern Orthodox 164 million
Buddhism/Various Sects 1 billion, 100 million
Hinduism 690 million
Japanese Religions 230 million
The Tribal Religions 100 million (approx)
Mohammedism 924 million
This totals 4 billion, 179 million people. This compares with only 351 million who are of the Protestant belief on the whole face of the earth. Of these 351 million professing to be of the Protestant faith, how many truly follow the teachings of Jesus, read their Bible, or truly believe the whole counsel of God? God warned those who worship the queen of heaven:
"Do they provoke Me to anger? saith the Lord: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?" Jeremiah 7:19
Those who follow any form of mother/goddess worship, not only provoke God to anger, they provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces (their minds). Those who worship their false gods and goddesses believe they are serving God. These are only hoodwinked by the false spirit of religion. Religion will bring God's judgment upon the whole face of the earth. God warned Judah through the prophet Jeremiah:
"Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, Mine anger and My fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched." Jeremiah 7:20
God repeatedly warned Judah concerning their worship of the queen of heaven. He warned Judah if they did not repent He would pour out His fury upon Judah. He would not only pour out His fury upon man, but also upon the beasts, the trees, and the crops. He would burn them, and the fire would not be quenched.
We know by God's Word, when the Babylonians came to Jerusalem, they burned the temple, the walls of the city, the homes of kings and princes, and devastated the land. This is the same promise God has made concerning modern Babylon (the United States of America), and all those who worship the queen of heaven.
But you may say, "We are not a Catholic nation, we are Christians". Look around, or better yet look up and ask the Father what He thinks of the pope's visit to this nation. He was honored as if he were God himself. Everywhere he goes, everything he says is reported as if it is the voice of God. Yet this same government has removed prayer from schools, and will not allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed in schools, court rooms, or any public place. The nativity scene has been outlawed in many places.
The Supreme Court of the land has legalized the murder of our unborn. Our Constitution reads, "All men are created equal," and yet the government denies the existence of a Creator, and has replaced the living God with their false concept of justice.
Jeremiah's warning to Judah is the same warning being sounded throughout this land by God's anointed voices. God spoke through the pen of Jeremiah His desire for His people:
"For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:
But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be My people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you." Jeremiah 7:22-23
God commanded Judah to obey His voice. If Judah would do this, God would be their God, and they would be His people, and it would be well with them if they walked in His ways. God has made this same promise to the church today. But God knew the heart of the people, as He knows the hearts of the people today:
"But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward." Jeremiah 7:24
Those who walk in the counsel of their own hearts, can expect to go backward (backslide) and not forward. The religious system, no matter what name it goes by, constantly goes back to speak of yesterday's glories. This is "the pride of life," and it is not of the Father:
"But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the Lord their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth." Jeremiah 7:28
This is a nation (denomination) who did not obey the voice of the Lord their God. As Jeremiah revealed, these nations would not receive correction. Instead the people are told as long as they continue to follow their denominational precepts and doctrines, they are acceptable in the sight of God. This is a lie. As Jeremiah stated, ". . . truth is perished and cut off from their mouth . . .". When the message of "no change" goes forth, then they have not obeyed the voice of the Lord.
There is another message in the religious system that is just as damnable, and that is the message of "no judgment." The prophet Isaiah proclaimed to all who would read and understand what God has planned for those to whom the " . . . truth has perished . . .":
"Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:" Isaiah 28:14 - 15
Jerusalem represents the true place of worship. This is what the church is to be. The scornful men who are occupying the pulpits (the place of authority) have the responsibility to hear the Word of the Lord. But because they have said, ". . . we have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement . . .", God's overflowing scourge is about to pass through the whole system of religion.
The religious system has made a covenant with death. Many talk about dying and going to heaven. For many, this is their only hope. Jesus never spoke of dying. He simply stated, ". . . the saints sleep . . .". Yet the message of dying has become the main subject of most messages coming from the pulpits in our day.
Isaiah stated, ". . . they are in agreement with hell . . .". Heaven or hell. These are the only choices. Yet Jesus said, " . . . in My Father's house are many mansions . . .". The word mansions is the Greek word MONE which means "dwelling places". In Paul's letter to Timothy, he stated:
"But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour." II Timothy 2:20
Our Father's Kingdom is the great house. In the great house of the Father there are vessels of gold, silver, wood, and earth. The vessels of gold and silver will be honored. The vessels of wood and earth will be dishonored. Where is the teaching of this separated walk? Too often, the message going forth is heaven for the good, and hell for the bad. Many times the bad are those who are in disagreement with the teachings of each denomination. Isaiah warned those who submit their spiritual well-being to scornful (bragging) men and women:
". . . when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:" Isaiah 28:15
Multitudes upon multitudes have been taught when the overflowing scourge (God's judgment, wrath) comes, it will not come unto them. Why? Because they have believed the lies of their religious orders, such as rapture, and once-saved, always-saved, eternal security, premature sonship, and the rest of the lies in which they have taken refuge. God wants all His people to understand, so He laid out what those who have believed the religious system can expect:
"Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place
And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it." Isaiah 28:17-18
God will lay His judgment to the line; or His judgment will line up perfectly with His Word. Through the pen of Isaiah, God asks a question:
"Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:" Isaiah 28:9-10
To whom is God going to teach knowledge? He will teach knowledge to those who are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breast. Who are these? Paul wrote to the Hebrews:
"For everyone that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe." Hebrews 5:13
Those who desire the milk are unskilled in the word of righteousness for they remain babies. They have not been drawn from the breast of the mother church. These must go back to the breast week after week to be nourished because they cannot feed themselves from the Word. These are those who cannot put line upon line and precept upon precept. We must learn by the Spirit to take a little here, and a little there until we get the whole picture of God's Word.
Our righteousness is measured by a plummet. A plummet is a plumbline. A plumbline measures up and down. How does our righteousness line up with the righteousness of God? Paul wrote to the church at Rome to point out their error before God.
"For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God." Romans 10:3
Today the church system is ignorant of God's righteousness, so they have established their own righteousness, their own rules, and their own regulations. If the people conform to these rules, they are pronounced righteous. But only those who's righteousness is on the plummet line with God's righteousness will enter into His presence. These are those who have submitted themselves to the righteousness of God. Isaiah warned the religious system:
". . . the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place." Isaiah 28:17
When judgment comes, the waters will overflow the lies the religious system has been hiding under. The water is the anointed water of the Word which is the cleansing power in our lives. Isaiah continued his revelation to the religious system:
". . . your covenant with death shall be disannuled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it." Isaiah 28:18
Their covenant with death shall be disannuled and the teaching on hell will not stand. When God's judgment comes, those who have made lies their refuge will be trodden (trampled) down by it. Their lies will not be a refuge. Their lies will be their destruction because truth has been cut off from their mouths.
Jeremiah was made a prophet to the heathen nations. His warnings were not only to Judah, but to all the nations who worship the queen of heaven. By the inspiritaion of the Holy Spirit, Jeremiah spoke about this generation:
"Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on high places; for the Lord hath rejected and forsaken the generation of His wrath." Jeremiah 7:29
The cutting of the hair was a sign of mourning. When God informed Israel to cast it away, it was to show this time of mourning would last for a long time. He stated they were to take up a lamentation on the high places. The word lamentation means "to lament". The high places or groves were where Israel went to worship their false gods. Today many have their high places or groves. A god is anything that takes our time, our money, and our allegiance. Today's false gods are many in those who are called by God's name. To list a few: sports, TV, thrill experiences, parachuting, racing boats, cars, airplanes. Jobs have become a god to many; money or the earning and coveting of it - - the list of today's false gods is long.
Jeremiah stated, " . . . the Lord hath rejected and forsaken the generation of His wrath." The generation of God's wrath is the last generation. This is the generation in which we are living. The religious systems believe time will go on forever. Their lives reflect a total disregard for the day in which we live. God has given us His signs we are to look for. Yet His people are blinded by the glitter of this fading, terminal age. Even before God spoke to Jeremiah about worshiping the queen of heaven, He informed him:
"Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to Me: for I will not hear thee." Jeremiah 7:16
This is a terrible place to be, but we know the time is coming when God will no longer hear the prayers of the religious system. God will turn His back and will have a deaf ear to those who have rejected His righteousness by establishing their own righteousness. Isaiah informs us what God thinks of our self-righteousness:
"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." Isaiah 64:4
Our righteousness is as filthy rags (menstrual cloths) in God's sight. Those who depend on their self-righteousness will fade as a leaf. When a leaf fades, it falls from the tree and becomes dung upon the ground. As Isaiah stated, ". . . our iniquities (depravities) have carried us away like the wind." In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul spoke of those who are carried away by the wind:
"That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;" Ephesians 4:14
Those who are carried away by every wind of doctrine have remained children. These are those who are unskilled in God's Word and His way. These are those who are deceived by the religious system. Jesus revealed the day when He would no longer hear the prayer of the self-righteous who have rejected His righteousness:
"He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still." Revelation 22:11
A day of accountability is coming when our fate is going to be sealed. There will be no more repentance, no more forgiveness, and no more grace for those who have rejected God and served religion. Jeremiah continues:
"For the children of Judah have done evil in My sight, saith the Lord: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to pollute it." Jeremiah 7:30
God warned Judah they had done evil in His sight. What was this evil? They had set their abominations in the house which was to be called by His name. How true this is of the religious system today. They ordain homosexuals to be their so-called spiritual leaders. The unmarried, living together, sit unashamedly in the congregation, and are never challenged to deal with their sin. Many ordain women to be their pastors. They go to the world to borrow money and pay their ungodly usury, to build great extravagant buildings to worship their god. The new age has moved in to take over many pulpits. You ask, "How has this happened?" It is because the people can no longer discern between the holy and the profane. As long as their ears are tickled, they never question the abominations in their midst.
As stated before, when we see the rendering "queen of heaven," we think of the Catholics with their worship of Mary. The question then is, "Are Catholics Christians, and is Mary to be honored as the queen of heaven?" We need to look at what the angel spoke to Mary:
"And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." Luke 1:28
The angel stated Mary was highly favored and blessed among women. When Mary visited Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, Elizabeth exclaimed:
"And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb." Luke 1:42
Mary was truly blessed. Why? Because she gave birth to Jesus? No! God created women to give birth to children. What Mary did giving birth was only natural. Then why was Mary blessed? It was because she was chosen of God to bear His only Son. Those who try to deify Mary have fallen into the same trap as any other mother/goddess and son religion. We do not want to take anything away from Mary for being the chosen vessel to bear God's only Son, but we do not want to place her in a wrong position, as her being worshipped or prayed to.
We need to realize Jesus never referred to her as mother, always as "woman." When Jesus performed His first miracle at the Wedding at Cana, the Scripture recorded that when the people wanted wine, Mary spoke, "They have no wine." Jesus said:
". . . Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come." John 2:4
Jesus called her "woman". Then He stated, "What have I to do with thee?" Jesus did not reject His mother, but she was to have no part in His ministry. His ministry was before His Father, not His mother. Then Mary replied:
". . . Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it." John 2:5
These were the last recorded words of Mary. Her whole direction was to Jesus, never to herself. When Jesus gave credit for the works He did, He always gave glory to His Father, never to His mother. Matthew records:
"Then one said unto Him, Behold Thy mother and Thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with Thee.
But He answered and said unto him that told Him, Who is My mother? And who are My brethren?
And He stretched forth His hand toward His disciples, and said, behold My mother and my brethren!" Matthew 12:47-49
Jesus never disgraced His mother, but knowing the end from the beginning, He dispelled any idea of the importance of Mary in His ministry. Even when He hung on the cross, He did not give glory to Mary:
"When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple standing by, whom He loved, He saith unto His mother, Woman, behold thy Son!" John 19:26
Again, Jesus referred to Mary as "woman". We know Mary loved her son, and was willing to bear the shame of becoming pregnant before marriage to be the vessel God would use to give the world their Saviour.
Today what is put forth as "Mary worship" is on the rise. The Catholics have put forth a concerted effort to make Mary the center of all religions. But do the Catholics worship Mary? No! They only use Mary's name to put forth their idolatrous religion. So who do the Catholic's worship? Much study, research, and many books and articles have been written regarding who the Catholic mother/goddess really is. In order to find out who the Catholics worship, we must begin at the origin of the mother worship, the queen of heaven. According to Alexander Hislop's book, "Two Babylons", following the death of Nimrod, his wife, Semiramis, determined to keep Nimrod's power and wealth.
quote: . . . she concocted the story that Nimrod's death was the salvation of mankind... The legend says that Nimrod was killed, but he was resurrected as his wife's son, a feat which could only have been orchestrated by a god. Thus began the mother/child cult religions. To enable the Babylonian people to better worship this deified son . . . a woodcut portrait was created, depicting him in his mother's arms. The mother obviously drew her glory from her deified son. However, the mother, in the long-run, practically eclipsed the son in worship. The original picture obviously was meant to merely be a pedestal for the upholding of the divine son. . .But, while this. . . was the design, it is a plain principle in all idolatries that which most appeals to the senses must make the most powerful impression . . . The mother obviously created the most powerful visual impression, both because she was an adult and because she was so magnificently arrayed."
Thus was created the Statue of the Madonna and the child that many Catholics cherish as Mary and Jesus. Semiramis was called the Great Mother of the Gods, thus the queen of heaven. False mother goddess worship continued in ancient Egypt with Isis and Horus. Isis was the wife of Osiris. Osiris was killed and his body dismembered. According to legend Isis re-assembled the body of Osiris, and Isis impregnated herself from the dead corpse of Osiris, giving birth to Horus. Isis began the myth of the ever living spirit of Osiris. Isis proclaimed Osiris was reborn through Horus. The statue of Isis in the British museum shows Isis holding the infant Horus. Again, this is a picture of the false statue of Madonna and the child, thus creating the mother/goddess and deified son.
This cult religion spread to Greece, then to Rome. In Greece the name given to the false goddess was Diana. Diana was called the mother goddess and the queen of heaven. Historians tell us the early Christians buried Diana's image at Ephesus and later dug it up and worshiped it as Mother Mary. This was her cult resurrection and revival.
Paul caused a great stir in Ephesus when he proclaimed to the people saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands, Acts 19:26. Paul turned away many from this false idol worship. The whole city was in confusion. Those who made their living by making icons of the mother/goddess Diana stirred up the people:
"And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.
And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter." Acts 19:28 & 35
This one thing we need to know and understand, all mother/goddess worship is pagan and has nothing to do with those who follow Christ. This brings up the question, "Is the Catholic religion, Christian based?" Many embrace the Catholics as being brothers and sisters in Christ. Many of the Charismatic and Pentecostal leaders have visited the pope. And many embrace goddess worship, even though they claim to be Protestant. The word protestant comes from the root word "protest", which Martin Luther truly did, when he nailed his "Ninety-Five Thesis" to the door of the Catholic church in protest to their unbiblical teaching. Luther began the protestant movement. Yet now the Lutheran church claims they can find no difference in what they believe and what the Catholics believe.
As we look through Spiritual eyes, it is easy to see the world moving toward one world order. This includes a one world religion. This religion would embrace all religions. The word Catholic means "universal". Catholic Rome believes they will be the head of this one world, mother/goddess worship religion. The pope has traveled all over the world spreading his psuedo message of peace. In England, he tried to heal the division between the Anglican church and Rome. When he came to the United States, a so-called Christian nation, his diabolical message was carried by every news agency. He was treated as god on earth. Catholic Rome is one of the main cogs in the New Age machine.
There is only one test of any religous belief, and that is the Bible. Let us compare what Catholics teach to what the Bible teaches. Let's first look at some of the titles supposedly given to Mary. She is called the queen of heaven, mother of God, queen of the universe, the new Eve, seat of all wisdom, spouse of the Holy Spirit. None of these titles can be found in the Bible, except the queen of heaven. And the Bible tells us God punished Israel for their worship of this false mother/goddess religion.
A queen is the wife of the king. Even if the Catholics considered the risen, glorified Christ as King, which they do not, then they have overlooked who the Word declares to be Christ's wife. Jesus revealed to John on the Isle of Patmos:
"And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
And He carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God." Revelation 21:9-10
The Lamb's wife is the New Jerusalem. The New Jerusalem is made up of God's overcoming saints. Even the Catholics do not declare Mary to be the New Jerusalem.
If Mary has the title of mother of God, this would mean she was preexistent before God, which would make her the Creator. Moses declared in his Psalm:
"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God." Psalm 90:2
Nothing, or no one pre-existed God. The beloved John revealed:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made." John 1:1-3
The Word is Jesus Christ. All things were made by Him. This completely eliminates any mother of God teaching.
As for Mary being the queen of the universe, Paul speaking of Jesus revealed to the Colossians:
"For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him:" Colossians 1:16
There is one Creator and one who has dominion over the universe, and that is Christ Jesus our Lord. As for the title "New Eve," there is no basis anywhere for this.
Let's look at some of the other teachings of the Catholic church to see if they are Biblical. They call their priests, fathers. Jesus warned:
"And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9
The Catholics still have Jesus on the cross. Paul wrote:
"And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain." I Corinthians 15:14
If Christ is still on the cross, He certainly is not risen. Then by the Word, we must declare the Catholic's preaching is vain, and their faith is in vain.
Catholics have what is called their "rosary" or "prayer beads". They count their beads and say, "Hail Mary, Hail Mary", etc. Jesus stated:
"But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking." Matthew 6:7
Their vain repetitions are an abomination before God. Their vain prayers are heathenistic. The Catholic prayers are to Mary, and have totally disregarded the words of Jesus:
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." John 14:6
There is only one way to the Father, and that is through the name of Jesus, not Mary. The Catholics even violate the Ten Commandments which state, ". . . thou shall have no other gods before me." The Catholics believe in purgatory. No mention of such a place exists in the Bible.
Then we come to the real question, "Do the Catholics worship Mary, or do they worship the ancient mother/goddess son religion?" On many Catholic standards they display I.H.S. Many believe this stands for "In His service". Those who have studied the Catholic religion reveal this stands for "Isis, Horus, and Seb". This again goes back to the worship of the ancient Babylonian mother/goddess and son religion.
The Egyptians worshiped Isis and Horus as being the gods of the Pharaohs. The Catholics substituted the name of Mary for Isis, but it is the same false goddess religion that includes all mother/son religions.
The Catholics have many apparitions, or the so-called appearances of Mary. She supposedly appears on the sides of buildings. Her face supposedly appears in trees. There are reports of her statues weeping. These have led many away from the truth. Paul warned the church at Thessalonica to beware of those who oppose and exalt themselves above all that is called God:
"For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only He who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
And then shall that wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming:
Even him, whose coming is after the working of satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they sould believe a lie." II Thessalonians 2:7-11
Those who love not the truth will be led away by those who have deceived the multitude.
When Judah burned incense to the queen of heaven, God allowed the Babylonians to capture and carry most of them to Babylon as slaves. Jeremiah and the few who were left in Jerusalem fled into Egypt. Jeremiah again tried to get the refugees from Judah to repent:
"Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,
As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the Lord, we will not hearken unto thee." Jeremiah 44:15-16
Even after the warnings of Jeremiah became a reality, and they found themselves in slavery in Egypt, the religious system said they would not listen to the words of Jeremiah. This is how strong the religious system has a hold on their people. They refuse to hearken to God's voice. As Paul revealed to the church at Thessalonica, they would rather believe the strong delusion, than to hear the voice of God, even though their religious system is proven to be a lie. God spoke to Israel before they ever entered into the promised land:
"See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it." Deuteronomy 30:15-16
The Spirit spoke through Moses' pen to love the Lord thy God and walk in His ways. He did not say walk in her ways. Throughout the whole Bible, the mention of God is always masculine, never feminine. God has set two paths before every person who ever walked on the earth: life and good or death and evil. Those who choose life will follow the living God and His Holy Word, the Bible. Those who choose death will follow their false religions. Jeremiah spoke of those who choose death and evil:
"For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water." Jeremiah 2:13
Those who choose to worship the queen of heaven or any mother/goddess son religion have committed two evils. First, to worship the queen of heaven they must forsake the fountain of living water, Christ Jesus our Lord. They have hewn out their own cisterns, but their cisterns are broken because what they have hewn out with their own hands hold no water of the Word. They have come up with their own word, which is contrary to the fountain of living waters.
Judah would not hearken to Jeremiah's word. Their rebellious heart spoke:
"But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil." Jeremiah 44:17
They would do what ever came out of their own mouths. Even though they saw their beloved Jerusalem burned, their homes burned, their temple burned, their friends, neighbors, and family carried away as slaves to Babylon, they continued to burn incense (form of worship) to the queen of heaven. They continued to pour out their drink offerings as they had always done because their fathers, kings, and princes had done it in the past. These ancient religions still have a strong hold upon their followers.
They bragged about performing these abominations in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. God spoke through the pen of David:
". . . Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen Me to put My name. . ." I Kings 11:36
Those who worship the queen of heaven have no fear or respect of God. They are so fooled by their false religions. Even in exile they were blinded to their condition. They stated, "We had plenty to eat." Their bellies were full, but their souls were empty and their spirits impoverished. The people declared they were well, and they saw no evil. How blind they were to their situation! They could not see God's judgment, even though they were sitting in the middle of it. Today, as in the time of David, the religious system is blinded by their idol worship. They have no Spiritual discernment, so when God's judgment comes their blind eyes will fail to see their depraved condition. Judah continued to justify their idol worship:
"But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine." Jeremiah 44:18
Judah blamed their situation on the fact they were no longer following their false queen of heaven religion. Jeremiah gave them the answer to their predicament:
"Then Jeremiah said unto all the people, to the men, and to the women, and to all the people which had given him that answer, saying,
The incense that ye burned in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers, your kings, and your princes, and the people of the land, did not the Lord remember them, and came it not into His mind?
So that the Lord could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day." Jeremiah 44:20-22
Jeremiah informed Judah that God could no longer bear their sin because they worshiped the queen of heaven. Their beloved land was a desolation, an astonishment, and a curse without an inhabitant. Jeremiah informed Judah, because of the incense they burned to the queen of heaven in the streets of Jerusalem, God remembered and brought His judgment upon them.
Paul spoke some words of wisdom when he stood on Mars Hill amidst all the idol worship of the Athenians:
"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:" Acts 17:30
Yes, God has winked at the sin of the goddess worshippers. He winked at Judah's sin for many generations, but His judgment came. It came swiftly and absolutely. Man has not gotten away with his godless mother/goddess, child religion.
Jeremiah informed the people, without any reservation, why they were sitting helpless in a foreign land.
"Because ye have burned incense, and because ye have sinned against the Lord, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord, nor walked in His law, nor in His statutes, nor in His testimonies; therefore this evil is happened unto you, as at this day." Jeremiah 44:23
When Judah burned incense to the queen of heaven, they sinned against their Creator. They no longer walked in His law. God's law is the Word of God. They no longer obeyed His voice. They only did what came out of their own mouths. As Jeremiah related, ". . . therefore this evil is happened to you." Today many believe just because they believe in something, they are all right with God. Others believe because they go to church they are acceptable in the sight of God. These have been lied to, misled, and robbed of their inheritance in God.
The Psalmist David asked:
"Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His holy place?" Psalm 24:3
The hill of the Lord is Mount Zion, His New Jerusalem. David revealed who would again stand in God's presence:
"He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully." Psalm 24:4
Clean hands represent our ministry before God. Our ministry must be clean, pure, and holy. A pure heart consists of our way of thinking. As Paul related to the Philippians:
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8
If we are to walk in the presence of God, then our thinking processes must change. Our thinking must be pure. Another qualification is that we must not lift up our soul to vanity. The soul is the seat of emotions and passions. When we lift up our emotions and passions to vanity, we become foolish in our speaking; jesting, joking, and talking about nothing. Jesus warned against those who lift up their souls to vanity:
"But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." Matthew 12:36
We will give account to God, of every idle word we speak, in the Day of Judgment. David also warns us about swearing deceitfully. Those who swear deceitfully are destined for God's judgment. The word deceitfully means "to deceive." Many times when we sware deceitfully, we are only deceiving ourselves. The word swearing also has the meaning of "making a vow." Jeremiah addressed this issue with the exiles from Judah:
"Moreover Jeremiah said unto all the people, and to all the women, Hear the word of the Lord, all Judah that are in the land of Egypt:
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows." Jeremiah 44:24-25
The men and women of Judah had made vows to each other that no matter the consequences they would burn incense to the queen of heaven. How like the denominational system today. Those who are hoodwinked by religion bind themselves together no matter the consequence. They continue on the road to judgment believing they are right in the sight of God. They perform their vows and keep their allegiance to a system God has forsaken, no matter what the Word of God says. They continue on their way of death. These need to heed the Word God spoke to the rejected of Judah.
"Therefore hear ye the word of the Lord, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by My great name, saith the Lord, that My name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord God liveth." Jeremiah 44:26
Judah had been totally rejected by God. They were admonished by God never to speak His name again.
"Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for good: and all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them." Jeremiah 44:27
Yes, God's judgment will be poured out again on all those who worship their idols. God has promised His judgments upon those who worship their religious systems and have forsaken the living God. The prophet Ezekiel spoke of those who have rejected God for the things of this life:
"Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?" Ezekiel 14:3
God speaks to those who have set up idols in their hearts. He asks, ". . . should I be enquired of at all by them?" Those who follow their religious systems will have no entrance into the presence of God unless they repent.
"Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet: I the Lord will answer him that cometh according the the multitude of his idols;" Ezekiel 14:4
God will deal directly with those who have set up idols in their hearts.
Ezekiel also addressed those who put a stumbling block of their iniquity before their face. The word iniquity means "depravity and guilt." It also has the meaning of "punishment". The religious system is held together by fear. If you do not do as they say, or follow their doctrine, then great punishments await after death. With the Christian religions, it is hell. All Catholics go to purgatory. Other religions have their place of darkness for all eternity.
As we study the Word we discover all ungodliness will be judged, not by man's creeds and doctrines, but all righteousness and unrighteousness will be judged by God's Word. In Paul's letter to Timothy, he reveals:
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." II Timothy 1:7
The spirit of fear is not from God. It comes from the spirit of darkness. What ever the spirit of darkness is called, whether it be Lucifer, satan, the devil, the serpent, or what ever name a religious order uses, their teaching of fear is not from God.
What does God promise us? He promises us power, love, and a sound mind. Our power comes from the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Our love comes as a fruit of the same spirit. We have a sound mind because we have the mind of Christ. Ezekiel warned those who have set up idols in their hearts that God will deal with them according to the multitude of their idols.
The religious system has a multitude of idols. We know the Catholic church has many idols. They have given certain notable individuals the status of sainthood. But the only saints God is interested in are those He calls saints. These are His people who have clean hands and a pure heart, who have not lifted up their souls to vanity or sworn deceitfully.
Let's look at one final absolute proof the Catholic religion does not worship Christ Jesus, but engage in the worship of the ancient mother/goddess, son religion. The Catholics have their priesthood. One needs to ask, "What priesthood do they have?" Two are mentioned in the Bible: the Levitical priesthood and the Melchisedec priesthood.
John the Baptist was the last of the Levitical priesthood. His father Zacharias was the high priest. The priesthood passed from father to son. When John baptized Jesus, the Levitical priesthood passed to Jesus. No mention was made of the Levitical priesthood continuing after John.
After Zacharias, two priests are mentioned in the New Testament: Ananias and Caiphas. There was no mention of any tribe associated with their names.
The Catholic church has made the pope their high priest. In his letter to the Hebrews, Paul declares who is to be our high priest:
"Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec." Hebrews 6:20
Our forerunner, Jesus Christ, was made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Melchisedec is the King of Salem:
"For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually." Hebrews 7:1-3
This king, priest is the King of all righteousness, the King of peace, without mother, without descent, neither having beginning of days, nor end of life. He was made like unto the Son of God. This can only be speaking of Christ Jesus, our Lord. Paul declares Him to be the priest of the most high God. Paul did not say He was one of the priests. He was the only priest of the most high God, and He will continue for ever.
". . . He (Christ Jesus ) was without mother. . .". This completely dispells any idea of Mary or anyone else being the mother of God. Paul continues:
"If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?" Hebrews 7:11
If the Catholics claim the Levitical priesthood, the Word states there is no perfection to be achieved under this priesthood. The Levitical priesthood was under the law of Moses, and as God's Word states, the law made nothing perfect, Hebrews 7:19. God revealed the law and the Levitical priesthood to Paul:
"In that He saith, A new covenant, He hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away." Hebrews 8:13
Jesus came to make a new covenant (testament) with His people. In doing this the covenant (testament) He made with His ancient people was fulfilled. The law being fulfilled became old and ready to vanish (done away with). Since the Levitical priesthood was part of that covenant, then the Levitical priesthood also vanished away.
So if the Catholics claim the Levitical priesthood as being their priesthood, they serve a dead priesthood. If they claim the Melchisedec priesthood, then they would have to claim Christ Jesus as their high priest, not the pope, and admit this priesthood came forth without mother. Therefore their worship of Mary (Isis) would be declared false, with no foundation in God's Word.
Any worship that does not have Christ Jesus as their high priest is false, and God's judgment hand will fall upon this false idol worship. As Paul revealed:
"Now the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens." Hebrews 8:1
Of all the things written in this little book, this is the sum:
If your religion has any other head (high priest) than Christ Jesus, then your religion is false.
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
God did not send the mother of His Son to be worshiped, prayed to, or revered.
Cast off your religion and come to know the living God. Cast out the idols in your heart and allow the risen, glorified Christ to become your all in all.
We need to remember the words of Paul:
"But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him." I Corinthians 8:6
The following is an outline of the contents of this book
for Further Discussion
Government Mandates Against Christianity
The False Covenant With Death
The Overflowing Scourge
Abominations in God's House
The Origin of Mother/Goddess Worship
The Coming One World Religion
Religions Tool, The Spirit of Fear
The Melchisedec Priesthood
1. Who was a liar from the beginning? John 8:44 p 2
2. put Jesus on the cross. has always been the enemy of true Christianity.
3. Why did God tell Jeremiah not to pray, nor intercede for Judah anymore? Jeremiah 7:16-18.
Today, if we are deceived by the and depend upon our own self will God hear our prayers? Revelation 22:11
4. What percentage of the world's population practices mother/goddess worship?
5. The false spirit of tells you, as long as you contine to follow their precepts and doctrines, you are acceptable in the sight of God.
6. If we as Judah, God's voice, He will be our God, and we will be His people, and it will be well with us if we walk in His ways.
7. Today the church system is ignorant of God's righteousness, so they have established what three things?
8. A god is anything that does what?
9. Name four (4) abominations that have been set up in God's house:
10. the wife of was called the Great Mother of the Gods, thus the queen of heaven.
11. The false mother/goddess worship in ancient Egypt consisted of , , and .
The false mother worship in Greece centralized around .
12. All mother/goddess worship is , and has nothing to do with those who follow Christ.
13. The word Catholic means . How is this connected with one world order?
14. There is one Creator and one who has dominion over the universe, and that is .
15. There is only one way to the Father, and that is through the name of .
16. What does the abbreviation I. H. S. stand for? p 25
17. Even after the warnings of Jeremiah, and Judah found themselves in slavery to Egypt, the religious system said, " ." Jeremiah 44:16
18. Why was Judah sitting helpless in a foreign land? Jeremiah 44:23
19. Men and women of Judah made vows that no matter what the consequences they would burn incense to the queen of heaven. The religious system today believes they are right in the sight of God by keeping their allegiance to what?
20. Any worship that does not have as their high priest is false, and God's judgment hand will fall upon all false idol worship.
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