SEMIRAMIS -"Queen of Heaven""Mother of god"
- Allilah or Allah
- Cybele; Goddess with the 12 stars; celibacy is required of her priests
- Ishtar; Babylonian sun-goddess
- Isis; Egyptian sun-goddess
- Lady Liberty
- Rhea; Goddess of the hunt
- Sin; the moongod(dess)
- Venus; Goddess of Love)
"The cult of the Mother Goddess entered the Christian Church...and it was a long and confusing process until Mary was declared to be the Mother of God. This is a principle which Christianity inherited from its pagan forerunners."-Stephen Benko (1993) The Virgin Goddess: Studies in the pagan and Christian roots of Mariology. Leiden: E.J. Brill. p. 5
A proper perspective of Mary.
Obviously Mary was a good Jewish woman,otherwise, Jehovah God would not have chosen her to bear his son. But many of the claims about her and the attitude that some showin reference to Mary, are simply unfounded.
There is no basis in the Bible, that we shouldpray to Mary. The Bible makes it clear that we should only pray to the Father, Jehovah God.
The fact that Mary bore other children after Christ was born - shows that she did have intercourse with her husband, and was not a virgin forever.Mary was the virgin mother of Jesus, the Son of God, but she did not remaina virgin forever. Mark 6:3 actually lists four of Jesus’ brothers and mentions sisters as well. Nor was the Biblical Mary sinless. Romans 3:23 makes it clear that "all have sinned"–which would alsoinclude Mary. Also, the Bible hasrecorded that Mary offered sacrificesat the temple to atone for her sins.
The fact that very little is said about Maryin the Bible - certainly downplays her importancein our worship and our spiritual life. In fact,the few times that Mary is mentioned, it appearsto be in somewhat of a negative light. How So?
Mary's son - the Messiah - reprimanded her when she attempted to tell him what to do, at the wedding, where he turned the water into wine.
Also, Mary attempted to interrupted Christ, when he was giving a discourse to his followers.When he was told that his mother and brothers wanted to speak with him - he basically refusedand then compared the audience to being his real and true Mother and brothers and sisters.Yes, In front of the crowd, he said that those people in his audience - who were doingthe will of His Father in heaven, were more important to him, than his mother, his sisters, and his brothers. By saying this, it appears that Christ was implying that his mother, was not doing God's will. Why was Mary not sitting in the audience listening to her son ? Could it be that she did not put any Faith in him ? Perhaps Mary was not one of his followers?
After Christ's tortuous death, there is not one single mention of his mother in the Bible again.If she was of so much importance - as some sectsof Christendom claim - then why is there no mention of her again in the Bible ?
History books and theological records all pointto the fact that Mary was adopted by the apostate church as a replacement for their Mother/Son goddess worship of pagan Rome, whose roots liein Ancient Babylon, with Semiramis - The wife and mother of Nimrod.
"Just then his mother and brothers showed up. Standing outside, they relayed a message that they wanted a word with him. He was surrounded by the crowd when he was given the message, "Your mother and brothers and sisters are outside looking for you." Jesus responded, "Who do you think are my mother and brothers?" Looking around, taking in everyone seated around him, he said, "Right here, right in front of you—my mother and my brothers. Obedience is thicker than blood. The person who obeys God's will is my brother and sister and mother." (Mark 3:31-35)(MSG)-BibleGateway
"Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to tell him to come out. Many people were sitting around Jesus, and they said to him, "Your mother and brothers are waiting for you outside." Jesus asked, "Who are my mother and my brothers?" Then he looked at those sitting around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers! My true brother and sister and mother are those who do what God wants." (Mark 3:31-35)(NCV)-BibleGateway
There is Only One Mediator between Mankind and God
"For there is one God and one mediatorbetween God and men, ' the man' Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all..."(1Timothy 2:5,6)
"For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and people. He is the man Christ Jesus."(1Timothy 2:5)(NLT)-BibleGateway
The "Queen of Heaven"Jehovah's Viewpoint
The "queen of heaven" is a very ancient, and very modern, pagan religious term that is described in the Scriptures as the worship of the Babylonian idol Ishtar also known as Astarte and Ashtoreth.
What Did God Say About The "Queen Of Heaven"?
"The children gather wood, the fathers kindle fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, to provoke me to anger."(Jeremiah 7:18-19 RSV)
"The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead the 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. Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, mine anger and my wrath shall be poured out upon this place...."(Jeremiah 7:18-20)(ASV)-BibleGateway