Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
Mary, Queen of Heaven?
In the Roman Church, whenever there is a statue (especially of Mary) there is also a kneeler in front of it -- which forces you to BOW DOWN before it. This is a direct method of teaching the people to break the Second Commandment! Catholicism not only speaks of Mary worship, but it embraces all that Babylon has to offer. Everything from worshiping of humans in statue form, to worship of the sun, the moon, and the stars. The end result of such a religion as this is that homosexual decadence will run rampant within it when people choose this path. Is it not well-understood today that the Vatican in Rome houses the largest organized collection of homosexuals known to man? No marriage is allowed for either priest or nun. Men must live with men in the rectories for priests, and women must live with women in the convents as nuns. This is a fertile growing field for homosexuality and other crimes against YEHOVAH God!
by HOIM Staff
"Among all the women who have ever lived, the mother of Jesus Christ is the most celebrated, the most venerated...Among Roman Catholics, the Madonna is recognized not only as the Mother of God, but also, according to modern Popes, as the Queen of the Universe, Queen of Heaven, Seat of Wisdom, and even the Spouse of the Holy Spirit" (Time Magazine, "Handmaid or Feminist?", December 30, 1991, p. 62-66).
Jeremiah 7:18 says, "...the women knead the dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger!"
Is the Roman Catholic version of Mary truly the BIBLICAL Mary? Or is she really the Queen of Heaven from the Babylonian church of old that angered YEHOVAH God in the book of Jeremiah? Out of all the proofs that expose the Vatican as the pagan church, this has to be one of the most graphic. It’s almost as if they went back in time and copied this pagan goddess exactly, so as to worship her as she desires them to. Old paintings and statues that have been unearthed of this demonic goddess are exact duplicates of statues and paintings you will find today in Roman Catholic Churches depicting Mary. Even the colors of her clothing match perfectly! It’s really quite shocking to say the least!
In Alexander Hislop's book, The Two Babylons, he traces the Babylonian worship of the Queen of Heaven back to the days following the death of Nimrod. As the story goes, after Nimrod's death, his wife, Semiramis, was determined to retain her power and wealth as a leader of the people. So, she came up with the idea that her husbands death was for the salvation of all mankind. Of course we know who actually schooled her in that demonic fallacy! Hislop goes on to say that…
“Though the death of her husband has given a rude shock to her power, yet her resolution and unbounded ambition were in nowise checked. On the contrary, her ambition took a still higher flight. In life her husband had been honoured as a hero; in death she will have him worshipped as a god, yea, as the woman’s promised seed, 'Zero-ashta,' who was destined to bruise the serpent's head, and in so doing, was to have his own heel bruised" (The Two Babylons p. 58-59).
Satan is a very cunning enemy. He always counterfeits prophetic truth in advance so as to make his lies appear holy. In fact in Hislop's book, on page 76, he talks about Semiramis’s continued lies that got the people to believe her son was born miraculously. After they fell for that lie, she was then referred to as the “Virgin Mother” from that day forward. Is this not a demonic twist on the prophesied birth of the Messiah? Truth be known, after Nimrod died, Semiramis committed adultery and had gotten pregnant. To prevent the people from killing her for proving she was “human” by her obvious pregnancy, she lied and told them her husband Nimrod had ascended to the Sun and is now called Baal.
After she convinced them of this, she then stated he appeared to her and impregnated her with the rays of his glory without touching her. She also claimed that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28-day cycle and ovulated when full. She further said that she descended from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River. This was supposed to have happened during the first full moon after the spring equinox. This is where the Roman Catholic Church gets their calculation for Easter. Ask any Pagan or Catholic priest when Easter arrives, and they will most assuredly tell you that after the first full moon of Spring, the following Sunday will be Easter.
The Babylonian people believed all the lies of Semiramis, and she was then crowned QUEEN OF HEAVEN. She later gave birth to her son and named him Tammuz. By the way, this so called “Queen of Heaven” was also called Ishtar. In today’s world, that word is pronounced, EASTER.
So, is the Mary of Rome the same as the Mary of Babylon? The truth is, Catholics the world over call Mary QUEEN OF HEAVEN. When they pray the Rosary, as some do on a daily basis, they must recite the prayer entitled, “Hail Holy Queen.”
"From the earliest ages of the Catholic Church a Christian people, whether in time of triumph or more especially in time of crisis, has addressed prayers of petition and hymns of praise and veneration to the Queen of Heaven. And never has that hope wavered which they placed in the Mother of the Divine King, Jesus Christ; nor has that faith ever failed by which we are taught that Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, reigns with a mother's solicitude over the entire world, just as she is crowned in heavenly blessedness with the glory of a Queen" (Ad Caeli Reginam of Pope Pius XII, Encyclical on Proclaiming the Queenship of Mary, Promulgated October 11, 1954).
Many Popes not only called her by her pagan title, they have also declared her Savior of the World, and worthy of worship. Here are just a few quotes from the dozens available online…
Pius IX, Ubi Primum, 1849: "For God has committed to Mary the treasury of all good things, in order that everyone may know that THROUGH HER are obtained every hope, every grace, and ALL SALVATION. For this is his will, that we obtain everything through Mary."
Paul VI, Christi Matri: "The Church...been accustomed to have recourse to that most ready intercessor, her Mother Mary...For as St. Irenaeus says, she 'has become the cause of salvation for the whole human race."
John Paul II, Dives in Misericordia, 1980, quoting Lumen Gentium: "In fact, by being assumed into heaven she has not laid aside the office of salvation but by the manifold intercession she continues to obtain for us the grace of eternal salvation."
Pope John Paul II again said: "Membership in the Militia means complete dedication to the Kingdom of God and to the salvation of souls through Mary Immaculate."
These popes, like all the others, WORSHIP THE PAGAN QUEEN OF HEAVEN! And were you aware that John Paul II dedicated himself and his Pontificate to the Queen of Heaven? He bore the letter "M" for Mary in his coat of arms. And his personal motto, which by the way was embroidered on the side of his robes in Latin, contained the following words: "TOTUS TUUS SUM MARIA", which in English translates to: "MARY, I'M ALL YOURS."
For those that think the "Totus Tuus Sum Maria" was a fictitious or bogus proclamation of Pope John Paul II, notice this excerpt from a Los Angeles Times news article:
"By awarding the Virgin a central place in the cathedral's narrative, the archdiocese is keeping faith with a long, if fluctuating, Catholic and Orthodox tradition of devotion to Our Lady, a tradition enjoying a resurgence under Pope John Paul II. (The pope's personal motto, 'Totus tuus sum, Maria,' or 'I am all yours, Mary,' reflects his belief that the Virgin intervened to save his life from an assassin's bullet in 1981 so that he could help defeat European communism)" (LATIMES.com Sept 1, 2002 By Reed Johnson, Times Staff Writer).
The Black Madonna
But, the rest of the story rests in the common worship of the Black Madonna. What Black Madonna, you ask? The mother of the Messiah was white, or olive, but certainly not black. However, Roman Catholicism has reverted to the worship of the Black Madonna in most countries throughout the world. The Time Magazine article stated that one of most-heavily visited shrines in the world is the shrine of the Black Madonna, in Czestochowa,Poland. Of course, John Paul II was from Poland. Kathleen O'Hayes, of National Christian Research, states in her tape of the coming global Marion Apparition, that Pope John Paul II considered himself "the slave" of the Black Madonna. Kathleen further states that the Catholic Church placed Poland under the protection of this Black Madonna early in the 1950's. This development is of huge significance in realizing how the major religions of the world could be drawn into a One-World Religion in the very near future.
The first place in which to look is in antiquity. Hislop, in his book, The Two Babylons, notes the prevalence of the worship of a negro god or goddess, throughout the known world:
According to Katherina Woodworth in her article Black Madonna,
"...the great god Buddha is generally represented in China as a Negro..." (p. 57).
"In Egypt, the fair Horus, the son of the black Osiris, who was the favorite object of worship." (p. 69)
"It is [incredible] to find in what widely-severed countries, and amongst what millions of the human race at this day...a negro god is worshipped." (Ibid.)"...the Virgin in Algiers Cathedral is a Negress..." (Introduction by Donald Grey Barnhouse, D.D.).
"The Catholic Church used the technique of enculturation -- adapting the local indigenous pagan beliefs and customs into their own local church practices, to aid in the assimilation of the newly-converted to Catholicism. Stephen Benko, author of The Virgin Goddess, writes, 'The Black Madonna is the ancient earth-goddess converted to Christianity.' He notes that many goddesses were represented as black -- including Artemis of Ephesus, Isis, Mariamne, Aphrodite-Mari, Juno the Blessed Virgin, Maya, the Trinity of Fates and Ceres/Demeter (the Greek/Roman Earth Goddess). Demeter/Ceres, he says, was especially influential, because as an earth goddess, she represents the fertility of the soil and, as any farmer knows, the blacker the soil, the more fertile is its potential.
"Some suggest that the black color of the Madonnas represent something archetypal and unexpressed in Christianity: black represents the Death Mother, the Crone, the Shadow Self. In Catholic countries, black is usually associated with magic and Black Madonnas are considered to be possessors of hermetic knowledge and magic -- as well as more powerful in manifesting miracles.
"Many scholars believe the Black Madonnas were originally the statues of Isis [Semiramis] -- who sorrowed for her lover, Osiris [Nimrod]. [As we have already seen, Osiris was considered to be black by the ancient world]. The cult of Isis was extremely popular at the time of the Messiah. Later, in the sixth century, a very popular temple of Isis at Philae was rededicated to Mary."
Building a Common Bridge
Now that we have established that the worship of black deities has long been an integral part of Paganism, and that this practice has extended to the Virgin Mary, let us now examine how the worship of the Black Female Goddess in Roman Catholicism is building a common bridge to the entire Pagan world. We will turn to New Age writings for this portion of our study.
In his most blasphemous book, The Armageddon Script, Peter Lemesurier writes enthusiastically about the worship of the Great Mother Earth. He writes as though he is an astronaut in a spaceship in orbit around our planet. "As they rounded the barren lunar globe for the...last time, and the resplendent half-earth once again rose from behind that now familiar curved and rocky horizon, what they saw coming up to meet them was strangely familiar. An image straight out of the racial memory. A god out of the world of the archetypes. It was none other than the rounded form of the Great Mother, Earth herself, clad in the same flowering robes of shimmering blue and white that had been those of mother-goddesses of earth and sky throughout man's history -- and not least his most recent mother-goddess, the Virgin Mary herself..." (p. 245-6).
Peter Lemesurier, as a Pagan worshipper, has no difficulty recognizing the truth that the worship of the Virgin Mary is ancient Pagan idolatry. Therefore, non-Christian Pagans the world over will have little difficulty accepting the worship of the Roman Catholic Virgin Mother.
Another New Age writer, China Galland, a practicing American Buddhist, has written a very revealing book entitled Longing For Darkness. Galland enthusiastically establishes the commonality between the Virgin Mary and other pagan goddesses.
"Durga, the warrior queen...was the only one who could restore harmony and set the world at peace...the gods sang her praises, called her the Queen of the Universe..."
Remember the Time Magazine, quoted above, which reports that one of the names by which the Virgin Mary is known is the Queen of the Universe? Galland continues:
"I had come to find the Buddha Tara, but instead I found the goddesses Durgan and Kali...Kali, the death-dealer and life-giver, the end and beginning of time. She was a deity of such proportions as I had heard only God the Father in Christianity described. The fact that Kali is dark and female turned my Catholic upbringing inside out...Some say she is black because black is the color in which all distinctions are dissolved, others say she is black because she is eternal night" (p. 27).
These two goddesses are Hindu.
The Buddhist goddess, Tara, was the object of Galland's search as she travelled the Far East. However, she was startled when she discovered that there are Hindu texts that describe Kali as Tara" (p. 30). This discovery links Hinduism with Buddhism.
Later, back in the United States, Galland discovered another New Age book entitled Mother Worship, by author Tara Doyle. This book reported the phenomenon of the Black Madonna in Switzerland. Galland records,
"I didn't recall that there were any dark female divinities in Christianity. I thought they were unique to religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. I could remember virtually nothing about a dark or black Madonna despite my years of Catholic upbringing... A brief entry in Newsweek magazine caught my eye. The Virgin Mary was reported to be appearing in the barks of trees in...Poland. I was intrigued...It seemed to be such a similar phenomenon to what had been reported about the Tara...I wondered what was going on in the spritus mundi, the spirit of the world, that reports of female deities literally emerging out of rocks and trees were surfacing in both East and West. The simultaneity was symbolically important..." (p. 49-50).
Later, Galland asks a Buddhist Master Teacher about the connection between these appearances, "I showed him the magazine clipping on the reported appearance of the Madonna in the bark of trees in Poland...[he replied] it is very similar to what we are talking about here. We have many occurrences like this in Tibetan Buddhism. We call it rangjung, it means self-arising ...These things appear because of the power and blessings of enlightened beings. Such beings work through the power of mental substance and the power of concentration..." (p. 65-66). Galland recounts her later meeting with the Dalai Lama. When she asks him about the Blessed Mother appearing in the bark of trees in Poland, he agrees that this phenomenon is Buddhist rangjung (p. 95).
We should not be surprised that Satan is now causing female deities to appear all over the world at this moment in history. If this is indeed the end of the age, then it is time for Satan to draw together his prophesied church.
Galland continues her study of Black Goddess worship by attending a Black Madonna seminar given by another New Age author, Gilles Quispel, who is the Historian of Religion at Utrecht University. Galland reports, "For Quispel, the Black Madonna plays a crucial psychic role which he described in Jungian terms as symbolizing the earth, matter, the feminine in man, and the self in woman...Unless men and women alike become conscious of this primeval image of the Black Madonna, and integrate it within themselves, humankind will be unable to resolve the problems of materialism, racism, [and] women's liberation..." (p51).
This statement is incredible because it is so New Age Pagan. What Quispel is saying is that the Black Madonna is such a basic, foundational element in the deepest recesses in the minds of all men, that she is the only answer to man's most critical needs. Only when people the world over recognize and worship the Black Madonna can there be true peace and unity in this world. The Black Madonna is the one common denominator among the religions of the world.
But there is more. The drive to the New World Order was officially started on May 1, 1776, as Jesuit priest, Adam Weishaupt, founded the Masters of the Illuminati. Listen to Galland continue. "...St. Ignatius gave his sword to the Black Madonna of Montserrat in Spain, became a priest, and founded the Jesuit Order..." (p. 52). This unbelievable information ties the worship of the Black Madonna to the Jesuit-based Masters of the Illuminati. Both the worship of the Black Madonna and the Jesuit Order are completely Roman Catholic in nature.
But, there is yet more incredible revelation from Galland in her book, Longing For Darkness. Some time after she had received her revelations from her Buddhist Master Teacher about the Black Madonna, she was practicing Buddhist meditation. "...As I continued to sit, Christ began to appear in my meditation, then Mary...I began to let myself see Christ, to visualize him behind me. I accepted him into my practice. As I continued the daily meditations, Mary gradually took a place on my left, the Buddha on my right... Mary and Jesus were my witnesses at first; then, over time, beloved friends. The Buddha Tara was always in front of me" (p. 67-68).
These meditations clearly show how Satan is moving the various false religions together in this end of the age. China Galland was visited in her occultic Buddhist meditations by three demons who represented themselves as the Messiah, the Roman Catholic Virgin Mary, and the Buddhist Tara. Millions of other people practicing similar New Age meditations are being similarly deceived. Make no mistake about it: Satan is drawing all the world's religions into one. The single most important common denominator in this evolving One-World Religion is the world-wide worship of the Virgin Mary/Black Madonna.
This goddess worship ties together approximately 75% of the world's population. (Information taken from "Almanac 1991".)
Roman Catholicism 971 million
Eastern Orthodox 164 million
Buddhism/Various Sects 1 billion 100 mill
Hinduism 690 million
Japanese Religions 230 million
Tribal Religions 100 million approx.
Mohammedism 924 million
While Mohammedism does not venerate the Virgin Mother, the Time Magazine article quoted above states, "Even the Koran praises [the Virgin Mary's] chastity and faith" (p. 62).
Even liberal Protestants are changing aspects of their view of Mary. This Time Magazine article states, "Church of England theologian John Macquarrie has proposed revisions of such dogmas as the Assumption of Mary into heaven...Theologian Donald Bloesch of the University of Dubuque says fellow conservative Protestants 'need to see Mary as the pre-eminent saint' and 'the mother of the church'. Similar convergences will receive a thorough airing in February , when U.S. Catholic and Lutheran negotiators issue an accord, years in the making, on Mary's role" (p. 66).
At this point, we have a potential membership of these false religions of 4 billion 500 million people.
Finally, the cult of the worship of the Virgin Mother is drawing the many Feminists of the New Age Movement into her grasp. The Time Magazine article above states this very graphically. "When he was made a bishop in 1958, John Paul...chose as his Latin mottoTotus Tuus (All Yours) -- referring to Mary, not Christ...John Paul made Mary's unifying power a centerpiece of his papal arsenal...Although the Pope lauds Mary for her submissiveness, it is in relation to God, not to male-dominated society..." (p. 64-65).
The impact of this stance has been dramatic in Feminist circles. "Jane Schaberg, who chairs the religion department at the University of Detroit... contends...that the unwed Mary was impregnated by a man other than fiancé Joseph, and that she was a liberated woman who was not identified or destroyed by her relationship with men." This article continues, "...that notion of super-natural feminine power is alluring...There has been a stupendous upsurge in goddess research and the feminine divinity as an antecedent to the male god...Judeo-Christianity has been exclusively male, leaving a gap that cries out for feminine divinity" (p. 65-66).
Thus, you can see the tremendous drawing power which the Virgin Mary -- especially the Black Madonna -- is having between the various religions of the world. Satan has wisely implanted similar goddess worship in the many false religions of the world. Incredibly, he has even successfully corrupted Christianity through the Roman Catholic teaching of Mary, the Mother of the Messiah. The time has now come to draw all the world's religions together into the False Religious System revealed in the book of Revelation.
The Problem of the Brothers and Sisters
Notice how the theme Semiramus started is still active to this day? And we're not just talking about the title “Queen of Heaven” either. The Pope continues to call his Queen the Virgin Mother. In fact, almost every Catholic we’ve ever known does this as well. Yet, was she a virgin ALL her life as Rome assumes? Or is there biblical evidence to prove otherwise? And before continuing, understand, we are not proclaiming Mary was a virgin when she conceived the Messiah. Obviously, the act of being impregnated by Joseph caused her to loose her virginity! That much is true according to the Bible. The rest…? Well… let’s see...
The Question is: "Why does Catholic doctrine state that the Messiah had no brothers and sisters -- and Mary was a lifelong virgin till the day she died?"
Notice the following --
"Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his BRETHREN, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his SISTERS, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?" (Matthew 13:55-56).
This verse confirms that people in the Messiah's hometown watched him grow up in that city helping his father in his trade as a carpenter. They remembered the Messiah lived there -- as well as the fact that he had four brothers. PLUS they still have the Messiah's SISTERS living among them. How many sisters did Yeshua have? The Bible doesn't say, however it does hint he had more then one. Why are they still living there? Did they get married and settled down in their hometown to raise a family? It makes no difference. The fact of the matter is -- the Bible accurately records that Mary had many children!
"While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his BRETHREN stood without, desiring to speak with him. 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 12:46-49).
Many teachers of Catholic doctrine believe that the Messiah called only those that believed in him, his brethren. They do this to allow the lie of “Mary the ever virgin” to continue. That way, whenever the word BRETHREN was used, the Catholic believer is taught it usually means disciples only. This way also, no longer would they think it means blood brothers and sisters. However, did you notice the statement made to the Messiah BEFORE he calls everyone in the room his brethren in that passage? A person comes to the Messiah to tell him that his mother and brethren are outside waiting on him. The Messiah took this opportunity to illustrate to the believers and apostles in the room that THEY are considered brethren now because they believe in Him. Rome uses this to make their lie work.
However, this also allows us to expose the lie of Rome because now there are brethren outside the room as well. The Messiah actually says in Matthew 19:29: "And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life." This verse is for believers that have to deal with unbelievers close to them. And those unbelievers are called BRETHREN not because they are believers, but because they are siblings! Does this verse not show the Messiah calling those people that are not believers BRETHREN when he refers to them as those that we need to forsake for him? Is that passage stating we must forsake fellow believers? Of course not.
It is no different than today. People from all walks of life call their fellow man brothers or sisters. What of the term, brothers in crime? And yes, just like back then, we have brothers and sisters in the Messiah. Just because Yeshua explained that if they believed in him they would become his brethren, it does not say that the Messiah denied his siblings. He just gained more brethren on this day. It was those that believed on him and his Truth in that room.
The Bible also says…
"And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and WITH HIS BRETHREN" (Acts 1:13-14).
These verses are now calling the apostles by name, and then Mary the mother of the Messiah with his brethren are now mentioned. But wait a minute…Are not all in the upper room brethren? Yes they are, it's just illustrated here that the Messiah's Mother and siblings are in the room as well now. What better way to illustrate the fact that the Messiah has an earthly family as well as his Church family. Think about it, all the apostles are mentioned by name in that room, THEN Mary and the BRETHREN of the Messiah are mentioned. Is this an attempt to show the two types of brethren? Indeed it is.
"After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him. Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand. His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. For [there is] no man [that] doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world. For neither did his brethren believe in him" (John 7:1-5).
This is one of our favorite verses on this subject. How can it not be realized that "His brethren" here is BLUNTLY speaking of siblings? The argument is completely mute for those that would claim, "brethren" equals ONLY "disciples" now. How? The BRETHREN in this passage are telling the Messiah to be on his way and go perform his miracles so that his "DISCIPLES" will see it, "For neither did his brethren (or siblings) believe in him." Even Matthew Henry, in his comments on this passage, says this…
Matthew Henry on John 7:1-13:
”The brethren or kinsmen of Jesus were disgusted, when they found there was no prospect of worldly advantages from him. Ungodly men sometimes undertake to counsel those employed in the work of God; but they only advise what appears likely to promote present advantages. The people differed about his doctrine and miracles, while those who favoured him, dared not openly to avow their sentiments. Those who count the preachers of the gospel to be deceivers, speak out, while many who favour them, fear to get reproach by avowing regard for them.”
The Bible also says…
"But other of the apostles saw I none, save James THE LORD'S BROTHER" (Galatians 1:19).
How blunt can you get? Is this not an obvious verse? We found earlier in Matthew 13:55 that one of the Messiah's brothers was named James, and here we see James is mentioned again as the Lord's brother. But did you notice? First it stated “other of the apostles saw I none.” And then it mentions James the brother of the Messiah. But aren’t all the apostles brothers? Yes, in the faith they are, but it is plain here that James is the blood brother of Yeshua the Messiah!
By the way, this is the same James that was inspired by YEHOVAH God to write the book of James in the New Testament. The truth is, James did eventually realize the special calling that his brother Yeshua was subject to.
On a more obvious note to ponder... As blessed and loved as Mary was of YEHOVAH God, do you honestly believe the Almighty and ever-living God of all creation would punish her with a barren womb after giving birth to His Messiah? You need to understand that it was considered a blessing to have children back then. Unlike today’s society with their millions of self-centered flesh-pleasing abortions. PLUS, would it not be considered sin on Mary's part to DENY Joseph's carnal desires towards his own wife? Is it not written in Paul's epistle...
"Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency." (I Corinthians 7:3-5).
For Rome to say Mary and Joseph never had relations as husband and wife, is to say Mary was IN SIN! But since Rome has already been able to preach to their flock that the Bible is a dead letter and useless book, the people are unaware such words like these are in their Bibles, making it difficult for them to prove that Rome is lying. Which brings us to the next method of deception Rome has been able to carry out regarding Mary. And this too is warned of in the Bibles Rome has convinced her flock to put down and hide away in the bookshelf!
A Warning for Those With the Ears to Hear!
PLEASE understand that we are sharing all this as a loving warning to all STRONG Catholics out there! We are not interested in the wicked ones that will send us hate-filled, vulgar e-mails packed with death threats. This warning goes out to those that have a heart for their God -- and a desire to please HIM and not man. The expose we are coming to now has to do with the so-called apparitions of Mary. Satan is attacking the biblical truth surrounding Mary so as to prevent people from seeing the Messiah as their ONLY Saviour and Mediator. Both Mary and Joseph were approved of by YEHOVAH God because of their adherence to His way of life -- fitting parents and roll-models for our Elder Brother and Messiah!
Think about it for a moment. She is blessed, she is Mary, she is the woman who, along with her husband Joseph, YEHOVAH God chose to raise His potential first-born Son on PLANET Earth! He chose her because He knew she would do according to His Word. Commons sense affords us the reality that YEHOVAH God chose Mary because she was more apt to follow His Truth. With that in mind, listen to the words this so-called “Mary” is saying to the Roman Catholic people in the form of a ghostly apparition. If you are a believer that Mary would never go against Biblical jurisprudence, or she would never do the exact opposite of what the Father in Heaven would have her do, then you too will understand that it is NOT Mary speaking these words! In 1917 the so-called apparition of Mary uttered these words...
"Only I can help you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God”
Oh, and by the way, if you want to verify ANY of these statements you can go to the Roman Catholic website that posts all these so called “messages from Heaven” on the Fatima.org website as well as countless other sites.
These words of the apparition are of someone calling herself “Mary” -- and are in direct conflict with the Word of YEHOVAH God that was spoken out of the mouth of the Messiah himself!
"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).
The Word of YEHOVAH God warns us that spirits will appear and claim they are from YEHOVAH God -- but what shall we do when they do this?
"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but TRY the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world" (I John 4:1).
And how to you TRY the spirits?
"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them" (Isaiah 8:20).
The Word of YEHOVAH God PLAINLY indicates that Mary was blessed because of her faithfulness to YEHOVAH God! However, when we hear words like this coming from someone claiming to be Mary, we can no longer consider her blessed. For if this was Mary, she would in no way be calling her Son and Saviour, Yeshua the Messiah, a LIAR! By saying that "Mary" is the "Only one that can help you" the apparition is actually saying quite bluntly that the Messiah, the Saviour of the World, CANNOT -- and WILL NOT -- help you! THIS IS A BLATANT DEMONIC TEACHING! This is MARY WORSHIP being suggested by someone, or something calling itself Mary. This was done first, of course, by Semiramis -- the wife of Nimrod!
The Woman of Luke 11:27
It was later repeated as the Messiah was speaking about demonic possession to those listening on. The Bible records what we consider to be a demonic mocking of the Messiah by a possessed women while he was addressing the crowds. It’s almost as if the demon in her was laughing at the Messiah and letting him know what they were planning on doing to his Father's Gospel truth once he ascended to Heaven after his resurrection. What are we talking about?
During the Messiah's ministry, a woman tries to draw special attention to the Messiah's mother, and the Messiah puts things in the proper perspective for us:
"And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, 'Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!'" (Luke 11:27).
Like the “damsel” that was possessed that walked behind Paul mocking the Gospel Truths he preached, this woman is also referred to as a “CERTAIN” woman. So, what was the Messiah's immediate response to this “certain” woman’s obvious mockery? Yeshua said in the very next verse…
"But He said, 'More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!'" (Luke 11:28).
Think of it, the Messiah just finished speaking on how it is best to stay close to YEHOVAH God once demons have been cast out, and this is suddenly proclaimed out loud! This is the first, and only time that we have found in the Bible that Satan is actually letting the cat out of the bag concerning his plans for the memory of Mary in the New Testament. This is an out-loud proclamation in the Bible for MARY WORSHIP -- in as blunt a manner as any can muster! And our Lord and Messiah lovingly rebukes that woman perfectly.
The Messiah agrees that, even though his mother was "happy and to be envied," as the Amplified Bible puts it, even more blessed is anyone who hears YEHOVAH God's Word and obeys it. He acknowledges that, yes, his mother was a fine lady -- but anyone focusing on the personage of Mary was really missing the point. The Messiah was interested in the attitude and conduct of people -- not their veneration of any human being!
This woman was directly stating that MARY herself was worthy of worship over and above YEHOVAH's Messiah! Can you see what just happened here? The Messiah himself, is preaching about demonic possession and how it is best to serve the Creator God, when a VERY "flesh serving" proclamation is made by a "certain" woman stating it is a far better thing to worship YEHOVAH's creation instead! Mary herself is in fact a created being, is she not? And YEHOVAH God is most assuredly is the Creator! What passage does this remind you of?
"Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet" (Romans 1:24-27).
Is this not Catholicism in a nutshell? They not only speak of Mary worship, but they embrace all that Babylon has to offer. Everything from worshiping of humans in statue form, to worship of the sun the moon and the stars. That passage in Romans is bluntly describing a religion that will teach worship of the creature is far better then worship of the Creator that made those creatures in the first place! And to top it off, the passage states one of the end results of such a religion as this is that homosexual decadence will run rampant within it when they choose this path. Is it not well-understood today that the Roman Catholic Vatican houses the largest organized collection of homosexuals known to man? No marriage is allowed for either priest or nun. Men must live with men in the rectories for priests, and women must live with women in the convents as nuns. It doesn’t get any plainer then this! This is a fertile growing field for homosexuality and other crimes against YEHOVAH God!
The Marian Apparitions
Let’s get back to this demon calling itself Mary that is literally popping up all over the planet. There are apparitions of a demon claiming to be Mary in Fatima, Medjugorje, Hillside, and countless other areas around the World. Plus, you have sightings of Mary showing up in window panes, subway walls, burnt taco shells, trees, mirrors… seriously, the list of so called Marian apparitions is endless these days. And to make matters worse, whenever a sighting is reported, thousands of Catholics flock to the sight to worship it and await a miracle!
We recall when a so-called apparition was appearing in Highland Park, Illinois back in the early 90s. People would flock to that place and claim their rosary chains turned from steel, to pure gold. We also recall that a window that had a leaky seal formed a milky stain on it that looked like Mary. Thousands of Catholics started kneeling and praying to it from all over the place. It got so bad, the Hospital had to cover it up, and then remove that window to stop the traffic jams! And still, the faithful Catholic people will state rather boldly they do not worship Mary!
We could very easily write an entire book on all the evidence that is available today to prove that it is NOT Mary the mother of the Messiah -- or even the Messiah himself, that is appearing in Medjugorje, Bayside New York, Highland Park Illinois, Fatima, Lourdes, or countless other places.
The "apparition" calling itself Mary -- or "Our Lady of the Roses" as it prefers -- has been relaying "Messages from Heaven" for all to read. Is this from YEHOVAH God? How can we be sure? All we need to do is what the Bible says we must do when this occurs. It will reveal to us exactly who it is that is appearing to these people. Again, the Bible tells us very plainly that we should "believe not every spirit, but try (TEST) the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world" (1John 4:1). The Bible also warns us that in the end-times we will see an increase in demonic activity. The prophecy states that "they are the spirits of devils, working miracles" (Revelation 16:14). So we don’t doubt for a minute those rosaries turned to gold. The demons did it to convince the people. Just like the devil made the Sun dance in the sky in 1917 before thousands of people in Fatima.
Do you know what really boggles the mind here? The Bible does say demons will do this in the last days. And when it’s pointed out they are doing it, people shrug it off as if it’s not important, or not a prophesied event. The Catholics figure it isn’t a demon, and all the rest just think the Catholics are a bit strange. Both parties won’t admit they see demonic activity as is prophesied! Why is it that people believe the newspapers that men write over and above the prophecy that YEHOVAH God writes?
But don't take our word for it. Let's take a look at what these "apparitions" are saying before we make a decision. We need to see if they "are of God", and the only way to see if they are is to see if they are consistent with what the Word of YEHOVAH God says. Isaiah is very plain on that point! If they don’t speak according to the Word of YEHOVAH God there is no light in them! The truth is, if they are truly bringing us messages from Heaven, then these messages will harmonize with the ultimate message -- the Bible.
A Man was driving down the road with two of his sons a few years ago when he noticed a billboard as big as life with huge bold letters proclaiming, "Mary Speaks to America!" It had an "800" phone number on it to call. So he jotted it down and headed home. A week or so after making the call he received an envelope packed with information from "Our Lady's Children in Maryland." There were three flyers with tons of "Messages from Heaven", along with 15 promises from Mary listed on one of them. It also contained a "blessed" rose petal in the package -- which he promptly tossed in the garbage. We won’t go over all 15 promises of course, because most of them were easy to see as lies. However, we would like to touch on two right off:
The Fifteen Promises of Mary to Christians Who Recite the Rosary:
Promise # 9 = "I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the rosary"
Promise # 14 = "All who recite the rosary are my sons, and brothers of my only son Jesus Christ."
For those of you that are not aware of what a rosary is, it is a pagan beaded prayer chain that many other non-Christian religions use as well. What you do is pray a certain prayer on each bead of the chain, and between each series of beads you must also recite a prayer on the chain itself. Throughout the entire rosary you are supposed to meditate on certain aspects of the Messiah’s life. However, according to Scripture, the Messiah prefers we "use not VAIN REPETITIONS, as the heathen do" (Matthew 6:7). So the rosary itself is not consistent with what the Word of YEHOVAH God teaches for the method of prayer.
Right off the bat we see this cannot be Mary speaking from Heaven, because Mary would not do something that is contrary to the Word of YEHOVAH God.
We also learn in the Bible that "between us and you there is A GREAT GULF FIXED, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us" (Luke 16:26). So how could Mary deliver anyone out of anyplace? The Bible doesn't say that Mary is our deliverer, it says that "The LORD [YEHOVAH God] is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer" (2 Samuel 22:2). Also, there is absolutely no mention of a place called purgatory anywhere in the Bible in the first place. If you have a computer with the Bible online, try doing a search for the word "purgatory" -- you will find NOTHING!
Next we see that in Promise #14 it states that the Messiah is the ONLY SON of Mary. This too is in direct conflict with what the Word of YEHOVAH God says about the family that the Messiah grew up with. There are numerous verses that prove the Messiah was indeed from a large family. As we learned earlier, Matthew 13:55-56 stated that the Messiah not only had four brothers, He also had more than one sister! Because it also stated in that passage that “his SISTERS” (plural) were still among them in that city.
On one of the flyers it states that Mary says we should,
"Wear the brown Scapular and other sacramentals."
Also it states everyone should,
"Keep the statues in your homes" (Bayside The Lourdes of America, Jesus and Mary Speak to the World Through Veronica Lueken).
In the Roman Church, whenever there is a statue, there is also a kneeler in front of it, which forces you to BOW DOWN before it. This so-called statement from “Mary” is indeed a direct method of teaching the people of the world to break the Second Commandment, which plainly says,
"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; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments" (Exodus 20:4-6).
A "graven image" and a statue, scapular, medal, sacramental, are all the SAME THING. IDOLS -- plain and simple! Did not the Messiah say on the tree, "it is finished" in John 19:30? The Messiah did NOT say, "It is finished...But wait a minute...My Mom will stop by in 1917, 1930, 1964, 1982, 1994, etc...to let you know what I am up to."
And for those of you that don’t know, a scapular is a small piece of fabric with a picture on one side of Simon Stock receiving the Scapular from a demon calling itself Mary. On the other side of the scapular you see, in writing, these words: “The wearer of this cloth will not suffer the flames of hell.” That’s right! It is taught in Roman Catholicism, that what the Messiah did on the tree was not enough to keep you from eternal death! You must also wear a peace of cloth around your neck to confirm your salvation.
Some people wear these things everyday! In fact, they are taught never to take it off! When it gets old and ragged they will buy a knew one, bring it to a priest, have it blessed, and then put it around their neck. Then, and only then, are they able to remove the old one! In fact, when Pope John Paul II was shot, he insisted they do NOT remove his scapular when he went in for surgery!
Mary would NEVER tell people to go against the Word of YEHOVAH God. In fact, when the Messiah was at the marriage in Cana of Galilee, Mary approached him to help the servants of the wedding regarding the lack of wine. In John 2:5, it says
"His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it" (John 2:5).
Why would Mary say you must do as the Messiah says in the Bible, and then later appear to say the exact opposite in an apparition? Makes no sense -- correct? According to Biblical jurisprudence, this “spirit” FAILED the test! This is yet another reason Rome does all it can to keep people from reading the Bible. It is LOADED throughout with tons of small as well as large proofs that Roman Catholicism is a religion inspired by Satan himself!
The demon calling itself Mary also said this…
"Wear any size crucifix that you can find. It does no have to be big or small, but an image of My Son" (Directives from Heaven. From the vision of "Our Lady, Sept. 7 1985").
Once again, the Second Commandment is suggested to be broken. Notice the actual use of the word "image" by this demon! That is a direct attack on the Commandment itself! And it gets worse! These so called apparitions have a new demon showing up now, and he is claiming to be the Messiah HIMSELF!
"You must keep them upon you, with a crucifix. We demand a crucifix" (Directives from Heaven. From the vision of "Jesus, June 18, 1987").
Here it seems the apparition of "Jesus" is demanding that all Catholics break the Commandments that he himself taught all Christians to keep during his time on earth! Is not the definition of sin in both the Old and New Testaments “transgression of the LAW?” Does not the Messiah say with his own mouth in John 15:10, "If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love." So how is it possible that he would now tell everyone to wear an "image, or likeness of himself" when the Bible tells us that we should not do that?
YEHOVAH God blesses all with a wonderful and easy to understand clue to keep in mind. The Bible plainly says, "For I am the LORD, I change not;" in Malachi 3:6. Is this not a wonderful way to "test" the spirits that are popping up all over the place? Why would YEHOVAH God tell us one thing in His Bible, and another thing through the Messiah -- in some "apparition" in New York, Fatima, or Lourdes? Don't think that this is just some people playing a prank on everyone for reasons of financial gain. These "apparitions" are very real!
The Bible says very simply that "Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light" in 2 Corinthians 11:14. Satan does indeed use this method to deceive many! As a matter of fact, the devil will use even more miraculous methods for all to see very soon. We would suggest keeping your eyes on both Rome as well as Islam in the coming days. You can count on it! Satan knows his time is short, he needs to be more persuasive as the end gets closer, and he will pull out the big guns because prophecy CONFIRMS THIS!
This next demonic utterance is VERY annoying to us, to say the least…
"I wish at this time to stress anew to you that many must go forth as angels of light -- angels certainly, My children, without wings, but no less an angel" (Roses article Go forth as angels of light p. 3. From the vision of "Jesus June 18, 1994").
This kind of makes you wonder if anyone is reading their Bibles today, doesn't it? How can so many fall for such lies when the Word of YEHOVAH God has it all written down, well in advance in the Scriptures, that it will happen this way? If everyone knew the truth about where people go when they die, the Devil would have absolutely no power to deceive in this way. Everyone would know it's not Mary standing there because it is well stated in the Bible that she is IN THE GRAVE -- awaiting the resurrection!
For the Devil to use terms like, "angels of light", "purgatory", or "image", proves he has every confidence that those he deceives have no clue this is bluntly warned of in the Bible. It's almost as if he is showing off and proving his control over the population to keep them out of the Bible. He’s literally mocking YEHOVAH God and His Messiah here! This stuff is first-grade reader type warnings for everyone to see yet, if one refuses to simply look in the Bible, they won't see it. That’s why we share these facts with Catholics because we know they are NOT stupid! They were simply lied to. These biblical facts were never told to them. When they honestly investigate these things they will eventually realize IT’S TRUE -- and they leave the clutches of that Church!
By the way… How does YEHOVAH God feel about His children IGNORING His Bible?
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children" (Hosea 4:6).
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