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Why Christians Should Never Pray to the Virgin Mary

Why Christians Should Never Pray to the Virgin Mary

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A detailed study of the dangers of praying to the Virgin Mary. Few Catholics understand the profound spiritual risk behind Marian worship or veneration of the Queen of Heaven. The warnings against this practice in scripture are very clear and the consequences very severe.
A detailed study of the dangers of praying to the Virgin Mary. Few Catholics understand the profound spiritual risk behind Marian worship or veneration of the Queen of Heaven. The warnings against this practice in scripture are very clear and the consequences very severe.

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The Bible, the very word of God, has warned us many times that the worship of idols
and false gods in any manner whatever poses a deadly threat to our salvation. Its
destructiveness simply cannot be overstated. This theme runs right through the Bible,
carrying with it a most dire and baleful depiction of the consequences for all who
ignore the warning – whether through arrogance or foolishness.

Holy scripture warns specifically of the dangers of goddess worship:

And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and
served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon,
and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods
of the Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not him. (Judges 10:6)

In this passage the Bible refers by name to the goddess Ashtaroth, the name by which
the queen of heaven was known to the Canaanites. Strictly speaking, Ashtaroth is the
Hebrew plural of Ashtoreth and refers to the various shrines erected to this fertility
goddess throughout the land of Canaan.

Several warning are also given in the First Book of Samuel, presumably because
goddess worship was endemic among the Israelites at that time:

And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto
the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and
Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and
serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.
(1 Samuel 7:3)

Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served
the LORD only. (1 Samuel 7:4)

And they cried unto the LORD, and said, We have sinned, because we
have forsaken the LORD, and have served Baalim and Ashtaroth: but now
deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we will serve thee.
(1 Samuel 12:10)

And they put his armour in the house of Ashtaroth: and they fastened his
body to the wall of Bethshan. (1 Samuel 31:10)

The queen of heaven is referred to mainly by the name of Ashtoreth in the Old
Testament and by the name of Diana in the New Testament:

So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that
the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her
magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world
worshippeth. And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath,
and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians. (Acts 19:27-28)

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But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space
of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians. And when the
townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man
is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a
worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down
from Jupiter? Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye
ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly. For ye have brought hither
these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of
your goddess. (Acts 19:34-37)

To the Babylonians she was Ishtar and to the Greeks Astarte. But she had many names
and many modes of representation throughout history and across different religious
traditions. She is known mainly as the goddess of fertility and goddess of the moon,
the female consort of the male sun-god. Behind her countless names she smiles the
same sweet smile, beguiling millions.

Technically she reigns as queen of heaven, a title which defines her role in the
pantheon of the gods, but she is more than satisfied with the many names and titles
given her by man: Isis, Semiramis, Aphrodite, Hera, Ceres, Hertha, Venus, Minerva,
Lakshmi, Kali, Europa, Cybele, Rhea, and Nana, among others. To the Chinese she is
Guanyin, goddess of mercy. To Catholics she is known as the Virgin Mary. The dark-
path witches of Europe and America like to worship her in her most sinister form,
where she is called Lilith or Hecate.

Some of her guises are specifically merciful, while some are wrathful. The Hindu
goddess Kali is actually the wrathful aspect, while Lakshmi is the merciful and
smiling side. While some witches invoke her as Lilith or Hecate, others (like the
Wiccans) prefer to focus on the merciful side and invoke her as the Great Mother.

Adherents of the modern drive to unite science with the Babylonian religion refer to
her as Gaia, the living earth. Thus people are induced to worship her in some form –
for she craves worship. Members of the modern green movement, who might
otherwise shun religion, are fully prepared to worship her in the form of ‘mother
earth’ or the living planet.

The Great Deceiver learned long ago than many fear him in the guise of Satan or
Moloch, but are more than happy to worship him in the guise of Lucifer, the
Lightbearer, or the Goddess of Mercy. He doesn’t care in the least how this worship is
performed or the guise in which his worshippers choose to represent him. All that
matters to Satan is that mankind is prepared to worship him in some form.

No matter how carefully he packages his worship in the male form – through the
Cabala, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, etc – the majority of mankind has shown a
marked preference for worship of the goddess, the female aspect. It is more than
likely therefore that, when the masters of the New World Order impose their planned
One World Religion, they will exploit goddess worship as the factor common to all
religious traditions. Buddhists, Hindus, Moslems, Catholics, Eastern Orthodox – all
will worship the One World goddess of mercy.

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All of this is an abomination in the eyes of the LORD:

Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of
Jerusalem? 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. Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke
themselves to the confusion of their own faces? Therefore thus saith the
Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this
place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon
the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
(Jeremiah 7:17-20)

As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD,
we will not hearken unto thee. But we will certainly do whatsoever thing
goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of
heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and
our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the
streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and
saw no evil. But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven,
and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and
have been consumed by the sword and by the famine. And when we
burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings
unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink
offerings unto her, without our men? Then Jeremiah said unto all the
people, to the men, and to the women, and to all the people which had
given him that answer, saying, The incense that ye burned in the cities of
Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers, your kings,
and your princes, and the people of the land, did not the LORD remember
them, and came it not into his mind? So that the LORD could no longer
bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations
which ye have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an
astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day. Because ye
have burned incense, and because ye have sinned against the LORD, and
have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor walked in his law, nor in his
statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened unto you, as
at this day. Moreover Jeremiah said unto all the people, and to all the
women, Hear the word of the LORD, all Judah that are in the land of
Egypt: 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.
(Jeremiah 44:16-25)

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Please examine the above passages very carefully since they speak loudly to the times
we are living in today. The worship of the goddess is a curse upon the land. No more
do Catholics pray to the LORD. For centuries they have defiled their worship of the
LORD with prayers directed to the queen of heaven, and so their prayers go unheard!
No doubt there are still some among the Catholic religion today, a true remnant, who
revere the LORD as God Almighty and pray only to Him, but they are few!

The vast majority of Catholics have had their eyes darkened by the vile deceptions
practiced upon them by a corrupt leadership. Satan set up the Society of Jesus (the
Jesuits) to destroy the Reformation and annihilate all Protestants. Along the way, they
elevated worship of the goddess to the highest pinnacle within the Church of Rome.
In this way, they turned people from the LORD and induced them to pray to a dead
human being, the earthly mother of Jesus.

Mary, the earthly mother of Jesus, is NOT the Virgin Mary revered by the Catholic
Church. The latter is merely a guise that one of the fallen angels uses to beguile
mankind. Once this dreadful deception took hold in the Catholic imagination, it
received periodic boosts through widely reported Marian apparitions. Fatima,
Lourdes, Medugorje, Guadalupe, La Salette – all are nothing more than supernatural
deceptions, arranged by Satan to gull the unwary. They have NOTHING
WHATEVER to do with the earthly mother of Jesus or with the gospel of Christ.

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