Queen of Heaven
ALL THE BIBLICAL REFERENCES
to THE "Queen of Heaven" are found in the book of Jeremiah. The first is as follows:- "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
7:18) It is therefore clear that this practice angered the God of heaven, when in the time of Jeremiah, many in Israel were making cakes to this false goddess. The other references are all in Jeremiah chapter 44 and relate to the same idolatrous practice which evoked the wrath of God.
TOTAL LACK OF EVIDENCE:
There is not one line or one letter in all the Bible, to suggest that Mary (the mother of the Lord Jesus) should be worshipped…..that she is "the refuge of sinners"…..that she is "immaculate"…..that she made atonement for sin when standing by the cross, or that after her death, she was raised again and carried in glory to heaven. But there is a striking identity relationship with the afore-mentioned "Queen of Heaven" when the ALLEGED functions of each are carefully compared. The following list gives functions ascribed to both the Babylonian "Queen of Heaven", by their respective devotees.
THE BABYLONIAN QUEEN OF HEAVEN:
Was conceived immaculately…was never defiled by sin…never lost her virginity.
Had a son called "the cleanser from sin" and the "unpolluted god".
Crushed the head of the serpent as it bruised her heel.
Was carried to heaven by her son after her death and resurrection.
Was both co-redeemer and judge who stood by her son as he judged the dead.
Both he and she were endowed with the keys to open the portals of heaven.
Had blue eyes and golden hair just like the madonna images we see today.
Had a sun-disk or sun rays around her head, with the moon under her feet.
"MARY QUEEN OF HEAVEN":
All of the above-mentioned characteristics can be identified with Mary, "Queen of Heaven". They were also identifiable in ancient history with Athor of Egypt, Hestor of Greece, Vesta of Rome, and finally, Juno of Italy. The early Italians made a statue of Juno with a golden dove on her head that represented the indwelling of the spirit of God within Juno, who was alleged to have assimilated all the characteristics of divinity. It is not difficult therefore, to identify the source of these same characteristics given to "Mary", Queen of Heaven." So history sadly shows that, instead of "Christianity’ conquering paganism, it became adorned by the very traditions against which true
Christianity had always protested.
(Extracted from "The Two Babylons" by Alexander Hislop, pages 74-90 (all of which applies to both
THE ASSIMILATION OF PAGANISM:
The ground for this assimilation had already been prepared in advance. The Roman historian Tacitus testifies that this pagan goddess was already known as far north as Germany and as far west as the Druids of the British Isles. She is depicted graphically in the Revelation
12:1, which describes a woman clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet, decked with twelve stars, and labouring to bring forth a son. No better description could have been used to describe the false mother church that was adopting the very form of false worship it was sent to change. This adoption of "The Queen of Heaven" into nominal
Christianity, matured upon the deliverance of the persecuted Christians by Constantine the Great, in the early fourth century AD. He saw great political advantage in making
Christianity the official religion of Rome. So their ‘mighty deliverer’ was begotten by the needs of the church itself. Constantine though, swung like a pendulum between Christ and Jupiter. With such an example by their deliverer, it is no wonder the church at large introduced pagan practices into its rites. A trading of truth for peace and freedom of worship followed in his wake.
MARY THE GODDESS OF THE ITALIANS:
Is it any wonder then, that in the centre of the country where Mary was first promoted as the ‘Queen of Heaven’, that she is worshipped as a goddess. The front facade of a church in Lisbon, proudly displayed this engraving. "To the virgin goddess of Loretto….the Italian race, devoted to her divinity, have dedicated this temple."
Priests and popery cannot deny they have deified her when such extravagant language is permitted by both their heirarchy and laity. Thus Mary follows the pattern of Juno of Hieropolis in Syria, who was adorned with a dove, symbolising all the powers of divinity. Such deification is a relic of the ancient Babylonian rites endorsed by ancient Egypt when the Israelites were severely scolded by Jeremiah the prophet of God, for offering cakes to the ’Queen of Heaven’. (Jeremiah
THE EGYPTIAN "QUEEN OF HEAVEN":
Jeremiah continues in Chapter 44:25-27, "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. (v.26) Therefore hear ye the word of the LORD, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; (v.27) 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."
A WARNING FOR ALL FALSE WORSHIPPERS:
God will also disown
all the advocates of false worship, including that of " Mary, the Queen of Heaven", for she cannot claim any supporting evidence in the whole of the Bible. God says clearly in Isaiah
42:8, "I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images." So God pleads, "Come out of her (the false church) my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins."