Volume 11, Issue 7 _____________________________________________________Bible Prophecy Ministry


    Goddess worship is not ancient history. It is going on today. It was practiced in ancient Babylon and in variety of modern pagan religions. The following table compares the Mary of Roman Catholic theology and religious practice with the Biblical portrayal of Mary and with the Babylonian goddess worshipped eons ago. The Queen of Heaven worship has even infiltrated main-line Christian denominations. On May 13, 1981, a man shot Pope John Paul II. As the ambulance carried him to the hospital, the Pope kept praying, "Mary, my mother! Mary, my mother!" One year later, the Pope made a pilgrimage to Fatima to thank Our Lady of Fatima for saving his life and to consecrate the entire human race to her.

Humble and obedient. Calls herself "the handmaid of the Lord." The Pope officially gave Mary the title "Queen of Heaven" and established a feast day honoring Mary, Queen of Heaven. Wiccans call their goddess the "Queen of Heaven".
Knew she needed a savior: "And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my saviour." (Luke 1:47) "Immaculate Conception" (Mary was conceived sinless, without original sin) and "All-Holy" (Mary lived a sinless life). Goddesses don't need salvation. They make the rules.
Normal wife and mother who had other children. "Perpetual Virginity" (Jesus' brothers and sisters are considered to be cousins). Goddesses don't have human children.
No biblical evidence that Mary didn't die like a normal person. "Glorious Assumption" (Mary was bodily taken up into Heaven). Goddesses don't die.
Jesus told John to take Mary into his home and take care of her as if she was his own mother. Catholics are the adopted children of Mary. "Woman behold your son" (John 19:26) is taken to apply literally to every Catholic. Witches are the adopted, "hidden children" of the Queen of Heaven.
Normal woman. Sometimes pictured standing on a crescent moon, wearing a crown or with a circle of stars around her head. (Islam-crescent moon) Moon goddess.
Normal woman. Supernatural (apparitions accompanied by miracles and healings). Supernatural.
Points people to Jesus. Mary said, "Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it." (John 2:5) Can make Jesus do things. A full page newspaper ad showing Mary and Jesus says, "He hasn't denied her anything in 2,000 years. What would you have her ask Him?" This is not official Catholic doctrine but it is a widespread attitude which is encouraged by pious literature. Points to herself. Wants to be worshipped.
Knew that she needed a savior. (Luke 1:47) Apparitions of "Mary" have promised that if people wear certain objects (such as a Scapular or Miraculous Invoked to make supernatural things happen through
Medal) or say certain prayers then they are guaranteed to go to Heaven. The Catholic Church has not officially approved of these practices, but it has also not discouraged them. witchcraft (the use of special objects and special verbal formulas). Goddesses don't need a savior.

Darrell G. Young

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