The Wickedness Of Worshipping The Virgin Mother
By David J. Stewart | October 2015
Jeremiah 7:18, “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.”
One of the most satanic deceptions throughout history has been the worship of the Babylonian “Queen Of Heaven,” or as it has been adopted by the Roman Catholic And Russian Orthodox churches, the worship of “The Virgin Mother.” The Russian Orthodox church has a totally separate headquarters in Moscow, Russia; whereas the Roman Catholic church has its headquarters in Vatican City, Rome. Both religions share the satanic practice of worshipping the Virgin Mother Mary. Both false religions idolize its priests and foolishly attribute the power of forgiveness of men's sins to them, when they are saturated with sins themselves.
Woe unto the Catholic religion. Woe unto those people who have been deceived by Satan to follow Mary instead of Jesus Christ. In a moment I am going to share a quote with you from Catholic.org, which blatantly shows how brainwashed and idolatrous Catholics are concerning Mary. Biblically, Mary was a dirty, rotten, sinner, just like you and me, and everyone else. Mary even referred to Jesus as “my Saviour.” Luke 1:46-47, “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.” Mary was a young godly woman, although imperfect (Romans 3:23), whom God chose to be used as a vessel by which to bring the man, Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, into the world. God did not have sexual relations with Mary as perverted Mormons claim. The Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary and by a miracle of God, Mary became pregnant, having never had carnal knowledge with any man. When Jesus was born, Mary was a virgin (Isaiah 7:14).
Here are some shocking words, perverse as can be, satanic in every way, written and propagated by Catholic.org. ...
The Mother, of God, Mother of Jesus, wife of St. Joseph, and the greatest of all Christian saints. The Virgin Mother "was, after her Son, exalted by divine grace above all angels and men". Mary is venerated with a special cult, called by St. Thomas Aquinas, hyperdulia, as the highest of God's creatures. The principal events of her life are celebrated as liturgical feasts of the universal Church. Mary's life and role in the history of salvation is prefigured in the Old Testament, while the events of her life are recorded in the New Testament. Traditionally, she was declared the daughter of Sts. Joachim and Anne. Born in Jerusalem, Mary was presented in the Temple and took a vow of virginity. Living in Nazareth, Mary was visited by the archangel Gabriel, who announced to her that she would become the Mother of Jesus, by the Holy Spirit.
...The Church has long taught that Mary is truly the Mother of God. St. Paul observed that "God sent His Son, born of a woman," expressing the union of the human and the divine in Christ. As Christ possesses two natures, human and divine, Mary was the Mother of God in his human nature. This special role of Mary in salvation history is clearly depicted in the Gospel in which she is seen constantly at her son's side during his soteriological mission. Because of this role exemplified by her acceptance of Christ into her womb, her offering of him to God at the Temple, her urging him to perform his first miracle, and her standing at the foot of the Cross at Calvary Mary was joined fully in the sacrifice by Christ of himself.
Pope Benedict XV wrote in 1918: "To such an extent did Mary suffer and almost die with her suffering and dying Son; to such extent did she surrender her maternal rights over her Son for man's salvation, and immolated him - insofar as she could in order to appease the justice of God, that we might rightly say she redeemed the human race together with Christ."
Mary is entitled to the title of Queen because, as Pope Pius XII expressed it in a 1946 radio speech, "Jesus is King throughout all eternity by nature and by right of conquest: through him, with him, and subordinate to him, Mary is Queen by grace, by divine relationship, by right of conquest, and by singular election." Mary possesses a unique relationship with all three Persons of the Trinity, thereby giving her a claim to the title of Queenship. [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Mary the Blessed Virgin - Catholic.org
Photo to right: a picture paints 1,000 words. Look at th giant statue of Pope John Paul II, and the tiny decrepit Jesus on the cross which the Pope is holding.
My friend, the bizarre claims that you have just read by Catholic popes is just the tip of the iceberg of the insanity of Roman Catholicism. Biblically, Mary did not co-redeem the human race along with Christ. What an arrogant and wicked teaching. Mary was a vessel of honor by which Christ was born into the world, no more. There's not one Scripture in the entire Holy Bible that even hints at recognizing, honoring, uplifting nor worshipping Mary, not in the least way.
I was disgusted a couple years ago, when I visited a local independent Baptist church, at Christmas time, to hear one of the associate pastors stand behind the pulpit and honor Mary. He said that Mary is the mother of Jesus, and we honor her at this time of year, for the godly woman that she was. I was sickened, because the indigenous local population is predominantly Roman Catholic, and it was obvious to me that he was seeking brownie points with Catholic visitors. The horrible thing about what he did was providing false security to unsaved Catholics, who've been deceived by the Devil, when instead he ought to be rebuking the very idea of praising Mary. The Bible says in 2nd Corinthians 4:3, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.”
In Matthew 11:11 we read in the Bible that John the Baptist was the greatest ever born amongst women, yet we are not instructed to honor, praise nor worship John in any way. In our text verse from Jeremiah 7:18, we learn that God rebuked His people for worshipping and serving false gods, specifically the Queen of Heaven. Jeremiah 7:18, “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.” Honoring the Queen of Heaven provokes God to anger, because it is the sin of IDOLATRY!
God is a jealous God, and His praise and glory will He not share with anyone. 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.” God despises all of the graven images (statues and paintings) of Mary and the canonized saints that Catholics bow down and pray to, which is worship no matter what they choose to call it instead. Exodus 20:4-5, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.”
Catholics totally disregard God's commandments, worshipping graven images. I've read lame excuses from Catholics, such as saying that their graven images are no different than admiring one's family with pictures carried in one's wallet or purse. With that kind of thinking, anything can be justified. I don't know anyone who bows and prays to images of their family. Any honest person can see the dishonesty and desperate grasping for straws that Catholics are guilty of. God is a jealous God, so much so that He even says His name is called “Jealous.” Exodus 34:14, “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” Get the point? I hope so, because God punishes idolaters.
In the idolatrous quote from Catholic.org that I shared with you earlier, they state: “Mary was joined fully in the sacrifice by Christ of himself.” That is blasphemy against God!!! Mary didn't bleed and die on the cross for your sins. Mary doesn't have the nail-scared hands. Mary doesn't have the nail-scared feet. Mary's side was not pierced with a soldier's spear. Mary's brow was not pierced by a crown of thorns. Mary was not stripped naked and shamed upon the cross. Mary was not forsaken by God the Father. Mary did not suffer nor pay for anyone's sins. The Holy Bible plainly teaches that Jesus is the ONLY mediator between God and men, not Mary. JESUS IS THE ONLY MEDIATOR! 1st Timothy 2:5, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” Don't miss that truth... there is ONE mediator, not TWO! Mary is nothing! Mary is not a mediator between God and men.
Notice also in the earlier quote that Catholics recognize Mary as having a unique relationship with the Godhead, so that she is worthy of “Queenship.” Nothing could be further from the truth. That is totally unbiblical. Mary has no more unique of a relationship with the Godhead than you or me. Mary was born in a normal way, not born immaculately of a virgin. Only Jesus was born of a virgin, no one else. Mary was a sinner by birth, by nature and by choice, just like all sinful humans beings. We are not sinners because we sin, we sin because we are sinners. Man is born in sin, alienated from God in his soul at birth, dead in spirit (Romans 5:12). That's why we all must be born-again to enter into the Kingdom of God (John 3:1-7). Mary needed to be saved, just like everyone else. Mary was not bodily caught-up into Heaven as Catholics errantly teach (aka, the Assumption of Mary). Mary died a sinner's death, just like all humanity. Mary is not to be honored, especially since over one billion Catholics worldwide worship her.
Outside of the four Gospels, “Mary” (Jesus' mother) is only mentioned one time in the entire New Testament in Acts 1:14. In sharp contrast, not including the four Gospel, the New Testament mentions the precious name of “Jesus” 338 times. When the Lord went up into a high mountain with Peter, James and John, He was transfigured, and Elijah and Moses appeared talking to Him. Peter immediately suggested building three tabernacles for Moses, Elijah and Jesus. This displeased the Father, and a bright cloud suddenly overshadowed Moses and Elijah, leaving only Jesus within sight, and then a voice from God the Father said to Peter... “HEAR YE HIM!” The Biblical truth being taught here is very clear: Moses and Elijah are not to be compared to Jesus. The message is very clear: it doesn't matter what Moses and Elijah have to say, only LISTEN TO JESUS CHRIST!!! God the Father plainly said: HEAR YE HIM!!! Do you really foolishly think that Mary is any different? Do you really foolishly think that God the Father would tell us to hear Mary? You are a fool of fools if you believe so.
From Genesis to Revelation, there is NOTHING in God's Word that even hints to the reader that Mary is to be recognized, honored, uplifted, followed, prayed, admired, or worshipped. We are cautioned against worshipping anyone or anything but God. When the apostle John bowed down before one of the heavenly angels, he was rebuked. Revelation 22:8-9, “And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.” It is gross wickedness to bow and pray to Mary. It is demonic false religion. Arrogant, foolish and blinded Catholics who disregard warnings from Bible-preachers such as myself, will weep bitter tears of sorrow in eternity, as they are horrorified in fear, beholding the gates of Hell opening before them, and they are cast with the demons into the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, eternally damned (Revelation 20:6). The choice is yours alone to make.
In a standard Rosary, Catholics mention “Hail Mary!” 53 times, but the name of Jesus is not mentioned even once. How absurd, and hypocritical, it truly is, when Catholics continually claim that they do not worship Mary. Yes, they most certainly DO! The world wrongly defines “worship” as, “a feeling of profound love and admiration.” If that be true, loving and admiring one's family would be considered worship. Obviously worship is something much more. I went searching through the Scriptures for a Biblical definition of “worship,” and learned that worship always involved submission to a higher power. Biblically, worship means “to bow before,” with the implication of surrendering to the object being worshipped, whether it be God, a man or the sun. Roman Catholicism is a prisonhouse of religion. They have churchianity without Christianity.
Please repent from your dead works, and believe the Gospel (Hebrews 6:1). I care about you, and so does God Who indwells me with His Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9); please don't go to Hell. Catholics are going about to establish their own righteousness, but you need God's righteousness, which is through faith alone in Jesus Christ. Romans 10:3-4, “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. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.” You have no righteousness, and neither do I (Isaiah 64:6). That's why we need God's imputed righteousness, which is by faith in the Gospel (Philippians 3:9; Romans 1:16).
Notice in the following Scripture that their failure to worship God resulted in not obeying His commandment. Jeremiah 13:10, “This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.” Instead, the children of Israel worshipped other gods, and obeyed them instead of God. Occultists often worship the stars, planets and sun, looking to the universe for spiritual guidance and carnal wisdom. God hates that, which is the sin of idolatry. God wants us to worship Him alone, bowing to Him in reverence, with a desire to obey His commandments as our only God. Many people these days are worshipping entertainment, sexual lust, the love of money and materialism, living for them, serving them and centering their lives around them. Jeremiah 16:11, “Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law.”
Notice in Daniel that bowing down to (worshipping) king Nebuchadnezzar's golden obelisk (identical to The Washington Monument in Washington D.C.) was a matter of submitting to a wicked authority. Daniel 3:10, “Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image: And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.” Over the past 50 years in the United States, our youth have worshipped Rock stars, surrendering their bodies and souls to them. Consequently, Satan has taken control of each generation. Worship and submission go hand-in-hand.
Likewise, when Catholics bow down to a statue of Mary, they have been taught that Mary is God's mother and has special power of influence as a MEDIATOR between God and men. This is gross wickedness and theological incompetence. Mary is not an authority. Mary has no power of influence with God. It is evil to even think that Mary is a liaison in Heaven on behalf of men. Mary is no different than any other departed saint in Heaven.
I wrote this article to warn as many people as possible about the fraud of praising, worshipping, recognizing and bowing down to Mary. To do so is an abomination in the sight of God. As I have taught you from the Holy Scriptures from 1st Timothy 2:5, Jesus Christ (and not the Virgin Mother Mary) is the ONE and ONLY mediator between God and men.
Besides, Mary did not remain a virgin. Mary and Joseph were married, and Mary beared at least six children (Mark 6:3). The satanic Catholic doctrine of The Perpetual Virginity of Mary is straight out of the pits of Hell beneath. Catholics sure have some strange doctrines.
Here is a list of all the fabricated manmade doctrines which the Catholic church has been concocting for centuries. Catholicism is the religion that keeps changing. For example: It was in 1950 that Pope Pius XII decided that The Assumption of Mary should be official Catholic dogma. Jesus plainly indicts the Roman Catholic religion in Mark 7:9, “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” The Bible warns in Matthew 23:9 against revering any man as “Father,” yet that is exactly what Catholics call their priests, revering them.
Again, the Bible warns in 1st Timothy 4:1-3, “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” What religion do you know of that forbids priests from marrying? Roman Catholicism! No wonder half of all Catholic priests are homosexuals, pervert pederasts and pedophiles! You've got a bunch of unsaved carnally-minded men who are forbidden to have sex. What do you expect? This is what happens when you go against God's Word. Catholics love to play word games.
Also, notice that God permits eating meat, but Catholics forbid eating anything but fish on Fridays. This ungodly tradition originates from the Philistine pagan god, Dagon, half man and half fish. The Pope's hat is shaped like Dagon. Catholicism is a conglomerate of pagan religions; including Babylonian, Egyptian, Philistinian and Romans gods, et cetera. The Roman Emperor, Constantine, declared Christianity the official religion of Rome in A.D. 380. Obviously, you cannot force anyone to become a born-again Christian, it doesn't work that way. So the people of Rome continued worshipping their numerous false gods under the umbrella of a false system of alleged Christianity. Over the centuries, the Catholic religion developed into the monstrosity that it is today. From the cradle-to-the-casket, Catholicism offers a religious package to the naive and gullible, which leads straight into the fires of Hell. Catholicism is false worship.
My friend, have you been deceived? Human nature is to be stubborn, to grasp for straws in defense of what one has already chosen to believe. Everything about Catholicism is a lie. Instead of obeying the commandments of God, the Vatican has fabricated their own manmade religion. There's not one verse in the King James Bible, nor even in the Catholic Douay Bible version, that teaches anything about “sacraments.” According to Catholic dogma, a person absolutely must partake of Seven Sacraments of the church to get to Heaven. Albeit, that's not what the Word of God teaches! Catholics have a perverse works-based plan of salvation. There are NO sacraments.
Biblically, water baptism and the Lord's Supper are the only two Church ordinances (1st Corinthians 11:2), not essential to salvation. Water baptism is one's public profession of faith, and the Lord's Supper is a time of remembering the sacrifice of Christ's body and shed blood for our sins. These ordinances do not bestow any special grace upon the participant as the Westminster Confession claims, which Presbyterians and other Protestant groups adhere to. And likewise, the term “Protestant” is not found in the Holy Bible. Beware of such theological creeds as The Westminster Confession (intended to be a doctrinal standard for the churches), and instead “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES” as Jesus commanded in John 5:39. Romans 4:3a, “For what saith the scripture?”
I love you my friend (I am being your friend) in the Lord Jesus Christ. I care about what happens to your soul in eternity. I want you to walk the “street” (singular - Revelation 21:21) of pure gold in Heaven, within those twelve pearly gates, and enjoy “ALL THINGS” (Romans 8:32) which God has promised to them that believe. The only other option is you'll be cast into Hell (Revelation 20:15), where you'll be tormented day-and-night forever without rest (Revelation 14:11) in flames and be denied even one drop of water (Luke 16:19-31). Catholicism is a cruel hoax! There is no salvation is the satanic Catholic religion. END
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