1.Satan’s [false] church began officially at the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11:1-9, nearly twenty-four centuries B.C.
2.The first full-time [Prime] minister of Satan was Nimrod, Noah’s wicked and apostate gradnson (Gen. 10:8-10).
3.Secular history and tradition2 tell us that Nimrod married a woman who was as evil and demonic as himself. Her name was Semerimus.
Knowing God’s promise of a future Savior (Gen. 3:3:15), Semerimus brazenly claimed that Tammuz, her first son, fulfilled this prophecy.
4. Semerimus thereupon instituted a religious system which made her and her son the objects of divine worship. She herself became the first high priestess. Thus began the mother-child cult which spread all over the world.
The city of Babylon was the seat of Satan worship until it fell, in 539 B.C. to the Persians.
a. From Babylon it spread to Phoenicia under the name of Ashteroth and Tammuz.
b. From Phoenicia it traveled to Pergamos in Asia Minor. This is the reason for John's admonition to the church at Pergamos in the book of Revelation: "I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is" (Rev. 2:13).
c. In Egypt the mother-child cult was known as Isia and Horus [the eye of Horus is the All-seeing eye of Freemasonry and Zionism worldwide].
d. In Greece it became Aphrodite and Eros.
e. In Rome this pair was worshipped as Venus and Cupid.
f. In China it became known as Mother Shing Moo and her child.
Dr. J. Dwight Pentecost writes:
"Several years ago I visited an archeological museum in Mexico City. A recent find had just been put on display which Mexican archeologists had authenticated as belonging to the period about 200 years before Christ. The object was the center of religious worship among some of the early Indians in Mexico. To my amazement, it was an image of a mother with child in her arms. This Babylonian religion spread abroad to become the religion of the world." (Prophecy for Today, p. 133).
Jesus knew that during the time of the prophet Jeremiah, that people worshipped the "Queen of Heaven" (see Jeremiah 7:18; Jeremiah 44:1-19; Jeremiah 44:25).
"Ishtar," which is pronounced "Easter" was a day that commemorated the resurrection of one of their gods that they called "Tammuz," who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god. The "Queen of Heaven" aka Semiramis, told the worshippers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz. Semiramis, the "Queen of Heaven," proclaimed a forty (40) day (LENT)period of time of sorrow and fasting each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz.
Emperor "Constantine the Great" changed the date of Ishtar and separated it from the Jewish Passover, because he hated the Jews supposedly for killing Jesus. But Jesus said, "No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded” (John 10:18).
Emperor Constantine also separated the feast of Ishtar from the Jewish Passover, because he wanted to defy God, and did not want to celebrate to the "Queen of Heaven" at the same time that God ordained to observe the Passover and Festival of Unleavened Bread;
Exodus 12:17-19 (NLT)
17 “Celebrate this Festival of Unleavened Bread, for it will remind you that I brought your forces out of the land of Egypt on this very day. This festival will be a permanent law for you;celebrate this day from generation to generation. 15 For seven days the bread you eat must be made without yeast. On the first day of the festival, remove every trace of yeast from your homes..." [bold emphasis added]
It is equally important to realize that the apostate Jewish woman made yeast breads to the "Queen of Heaven" (Jeremiah 7:18), and this pagan practice continues today—with the making of special yeast breads and desserts during the holi-day season—and especially during Ishtar (Easter).
THE ECUMENICAL AND POLITICAL COUNCILS OF THE EARLY CHURCH DEVELOPED THE FALSE DOCTRINES OF THE CHURCH OF ROME—AND LATER THE BISHOPS WERE FOOLED INTO BELIEVING THE "LEGEND OF SEMIRAMIS" DISGUISED AS THE "ASS-UMPTION" OF MARY.
The Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church, Section 966 (666); 969 (666) promotes theAntichrist doctrine of the Mother-Child Cult of Semiramis and Tammuz—disguised as Mary, and declares her the "Queen of Heaven"
Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church, Section 966 (666): "Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her son, the lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death."508 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her son's resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians:"
Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church, Section 969 (666): "This motherhood of Mary in the order of grace continues uninterruptedly from the consent which she loyally gave at the Annunciation and which she sustained without wavering beneath the cross, until the eternal fulfillment of all the elect. Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation..."
The Virgin Mary does not continue to bring us the gifts of eternal Salvation—Only Christ is the singular gift of Salvation. The Holy Bible says, "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV). Jesus says, "I and the Father are one. (John 10:30). Christ also says in His Word, "He who has seen Me has seen the Father…"(John 14:9).
Many people have criticized Evangelical (Bible) believers in Jesus Christ as being too narrow-minded, because we preach that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. They point to the numerous other religions of the world and say, "How can your way be the only way?" One of the answers to this question is that Jesus said, "He is God in the flesh," and we would know the Truth, if we followed His Word, the Holy Bible (John 8:31-32; cf. 2 Tim. 2:15 KJV).
Jesus did not give Christians any other option but to Preach that it is only through faith in His sacrificial death on Calvary that we can receive salvation from our sins (2 Timothy 4:1-5). Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me" (John 14:6 NLT). The apostle Paul makes it clear that salvation is available ONLY through the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made when he carried the sins of the world on the cross. The Holy Bible does not say that Mary never sinned, it says, "For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT).
THE BIBLE CALLS FOR PEOPLE TO LEAVE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH THAT CLAIMS MARY IS THE MOTHER OF THE CHURCH AND CONTINUES TO GIVE US THE GIFTS (PLURAL) OF SALVATION
Revelation 18:4 (NKJV)
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
THE PROPHETS JEREMIAH AND EZEKIEL PROPHESIED AT THE SAME TIME (Jeremiah: 627-587 BC; Ezekiel: around 592-571 BC).
Jeremiah 7:18 (NLT)
18 No wonder I am so angry! Watch how the children gather wood and the fathers build sacrificial fires. See how the women knead dough and make cakes to offer to the Queen of Heaven. And they pour out liquid offerings to their other idol gods!
Jeremiah 44:15-17 (NLT)
15 Then all the women present and all the men who knew that their wives had burned incense to idols—a great crowd of all the Judeans living in northern Egypt and southern Egypt[a]—answered Jeremiah, 16 “We will not listen to your messages from the Lord! 17 We will do whatever we want. We will burn incense and pour out liquid offerings to the Queen of Heaven just as much as we like—just as we, and our ancestors, and our kings and officials have always done in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. For in those days we had plenty to eat, and we were well off and had no troubles!
Pope Francis administering the incense and liquid offerings to the "Queen of Heaven" Jeremiah 44:25 (NLT)
25 This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: ‘You and your wives have said, “We will keep our promises to burn incense and pour out liquid offerings to theQueen of Heaven,” and you have proved by your actions that you meant it. So go ahead and carry out your promises and vows to her!’
In Egyptian mythology, in the Ennead system of Heliopolis, the first couple, apart from Shu and Tefnut (moisture and dryness) and Geb and Nuit (earth and sky), are Isis and Osiris. They were said to have emerged from the acacia tree of Iusaaset, which the Egyptians considered the tree of life, referring to it as the "tree in which life and death are enclosed."
If you are a person who still wants to believe all the sightings (twentieth-century apparitions) of the "Virgin Mary" BEWARE! If you think that it is the "Virgin Mary" magically appearing to people (like when St. Ignatius got his vision of a snake that helped him start the Society of Jesus aka Jesuits), read 2 Corinthians 11:13-14:, "13 These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light."
The Lord spoke to Jeremiah to warn the people about worshipping the "Queen of Heaven," and god Tammuz. God told Jeremiah what the consequences would be for the people's wickedness and idol worship.
Jeremiah 44:2-3 (NLT)
2 “This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: You saw the calamity I brought on Jerusalem and all the towns of Judah. They now lie deserted and in ruins. 3 They provoked my anger with all their wickedness. They burned incense and worshiped other gods—gods that neither they nor you nor any of your ancestors had ever even known.
5. What was the [false] teaching of Semerimus satanic church?
a. That Semerimus herself was the way to God. She actually adopted the title "Queen of Heaven" [Roman Catholicism bestows this same title on Mary, the mother of Jesus, most likely to distract Christians from simple devotion to Christ].
b. That she alone could administer salvation to the sinner through various sacraments such as the sprinkling of holy water.
c. That her son Tammuz was tragically slain by a wild boar during a hunting trip.
d. That he was, however, resurrected from the dead forty days later. Thus, each year afterward the temple virgins [nuns] of this cult would enter a forty-day fast [Lent] as memorial to Tammuz' death and resurrection.
e. After the forty-day fast, a joyful feast called Ishtar took place. At this feast colored eggs were exchanged and eaten as a symbol of the resurrection...
...[religious and secular modern celebration of Easter, but do you recall the apostles doing such things after Christ's crucifixion?].
An evergreen tree was displayed and a Yule log was burned. Finally, hot cakes marked with the letter T (to remind everybody of Tammuz) were baked and eaten [some of the secular and pagan traditional practices of Christmas].
6. About 2000 B.C. God called Abraham away from all this (see Josh. 24:2, 3) and led him into the Promised Land. But by the ninth century B.C. Israel had returned to this devil worship under the influence of wicked Jezebel (1 Ki. 16:3-33). At the time the cult was worshipped under the name Baal.
7. Both Ezekiel and Jeremiah warned against this hellish thing.
"Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north; and behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz" (Ezek. 8:14).
"The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven...to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offering unto her" (Jer. 7:18; 44:25).
8. By the time of Christ, this cult had so influenced Roman life that the Caesars were not only crowned as emperors of Rome, but also bore the title Pontifex Maximus, meaning "high priests." They were high priests of the Babylonian satanic church.
"The Roman priests of Tammuz soon discovered that they could easily make the transition into Christianity (with certain changes)...
...and thereupon carried their traditions forward without interruption by promoting the Modanna-Child worship concept, the holy water sacrament, etc."
“Thus for nearly 300 years the devil had desperately attempted to destroy the church from outside by his terrible persecutions. But with the advent of Constantine [the Great] he changed his tactics, walking the aisle to work from within. The corrupted church was already flourishing in Christ’s day, and the Savior delivered a scathing attack against some of its very deacons and elders (Mt. 23).”3
Regardless, any religion that professes to represent Jesus Christ, and teaches people to give devotion to Jesus' mother in unison with God or seperate—but related to the Lord, contradicts the Holy Bible (and the teachings of Jesus Christ Himself—See Luke 11:27-28; and Matthew 12:50).
The Council of Nicea Fresco in the Sistine Salon Vatican
By the time of Constantine, the ancient Jewish sects of Pharisees, Sadducees, Scribes and Sanhedrin could no longer contain Christianity, so many of these religious leaders professed Christianity in order to try and keep control of the people and the religion of the empire. At the Council of Nicea, these same religious leaders argued about the divinity of Christ.
The first popes of the first century and made themselves the representatives of Christ—denying the very teachings of 1 Peter 2:9 and Hebrews 7. In the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) the pope is supposed to be the successor of the apostle Peter.
The Magisterium of the RCC believe they are the succesors of the apostles, but then why do they teach a doctrine that is contrary to what Jesus and the apostles actually taught?
In addition to being a graven image, notice that the mother wears a crown.
Commandments Number 1 and 2
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;
The RCC teachings on Mariology make Jesus' mother the "Mother of the Church." However by these men putting the "mother-child cult" concept into a box, or adoration chapel and rosary, they have done what Jesus Christ foretold:
25 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?
Revelation 17 and 18 reveals the worldly kingdom of the false religion and Satan's embodiment in the Antichrist divided against itself.
God has inspired me to present the truth of the Holy Bible in a practical way by comparing it to the major world-wide religion that professes to represent Christ.
The Counter-Reformation of the Roman Catholic Church, and the Second Vatican Council was successful in allowing people to think that they have religious freedom. However, we are moving towards a time in history whereby religious freedom is being perpetuated as a faith in men, instead of obedience to God and His Word.
The Satanic French philosopher Voltaire planed for the destruction of the Holy Bible in the future and world-wide chaos to be carried out by religious, financial, political and esoteric organizations.
Navigate this site, if you are still a non-believer in the Supremacy of God’s Word, and the need for only a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
The only precepts of Christianity is to follow God's Word, the Holy Scriptures.
Godspeed, Love and Peace be with you,
David J. Long Jr., XU
Founder of www.xpknights.net
1. Harold Wilmington, Wilmington’s Guide to the Bible (Chicago: Tyndale House, 1981), p. 570-572.
2. NOTE: Regardless of secular history and tradition about the Legend of Semiramis (Semerimus), why would Christians give devotion and adoration to the mother of Jesus as the "Queen of Heaven," when Christ only taught about devotion to His Father and His Word?
“As he was speaking, a woman in the crowd called out, ʻGod bless your mother-the womb from which
you came, and the breasts that nursed you!ʼ Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice” (Luke 11:27-28). “Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!” (Matthew 12:50).
Mariology : Is the branch of study within Catholicism that deals with focusing on Mary, the mother of Jesus.
The Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church teaches that Mary continues to bring us the eternal
gift(s) of salvation (Section 969). Christ did NOT teach people to be devoted to his mother with adoration, graven images of Mary and the saints, and Marian prayers such as the rosary.
Nevertheless, here is the Legend of Semiramis, excerpts by James Donahue
Historian George Foryan, in a lengthy essay titled "The Legend of Semiramis," wrote that the only complete significant documentation he found intact about Semiramis is by Greek historian Diodorus Siculus, who lived at about the same time as Julius Caesar. Some scholars argue that the text, however, is plagiarized "and based on historical legends colored with elaborations of thought and disguised fantasies."
King Tukulti-Ninurta, or Nimrod if you prefer the Biblical version, was said to have ruled the land of Shinar and founded several great cities, including Babylon, at about 2,182 B.C. The link between the two names is this: the Genesis account claims that Nimrod founded the City of Nineveh. Justin's Histori Romani Scriptorium, however, gives credit of founding Nineveh to the Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta I who existed from 1246 to 1206 B.C.
Semiramis was the wife of Tukulti-Ninurta, or Nimrod. She was said to have not only been very beautiful, but also politically powerful. As the story goes, both Nimrod and Semiramis established themselves as the gods Marduk and Astarte. The construction of the towers, or ziggurats throughout Mesopotamia was, in some way, connected to this religious system.
There are several versions of how Semiramis got to be the declared mother of god. One of them said that after the death of Nimrod, Semiramis bore a son, Tammuz. Since she could not have conceived the child from the dead Nimrod, she proclaimed it to have been a miracle conception and that Tammuz was Marduk reborn.
Semiramis was first included in the pagan trinity as the holy spirit or seed of the divine son in the mother's womb. Later, however, the father's position as a god figure was diminished and the center of worship became the image of the mother with the god-incarnate son in her arms.
The worship of mother and child quickly spread throughout the known world. Ancient Germans worshipped the virgin Hertha with child in arms. Scandinavians called her Disa. The Egyptian mother was Isis with the infant Horus. In India the mother Devaki bore the child Krishna.
The image of the mother with child in her arms became so firmly entrenched in the pagan mind that it was quickly adopted by the Roman Catholic Church after Christianity arrived.
3. Harold Wilmington, Wilmington’s Guide to the Bible (Chicago: Tyndale House, 1981), p. 570-572.
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Please stop blaming the Roman Catholic Church for why you have Not found a Bible-based church to go to and worship God one day a week with other believers. To better understand what it means to Worship God, Fellowship with other Christians, Be a Disciple of Jesus, take part in your churches Ministry by volunteering and have a Mission field in your community, READ: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I HereFor by Pastor Rick Warren.
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Hebrews 10:24-25 (NLT)
24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.
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THE CATHOLIC AND GLOBAL ELITISTS' (ILLUMINATI) CONNECTION
French philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778), a Satanic revolutionary and Illuminati, wrote in a letter
to King Frederick II, ("the Great"), prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire:
"Lastly, when the whole body of the Church should be sufficiently weakened and infidelity strong enough, the final blow (is) to be dealt by the sword of open, relentless persecution. A reign of terror (is) to be spread over the whole earth, and...continue while any Christian should be found
obstinate enough to adhere to Christianity."
IN TODAY'S TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED WORLD...
...TERRORISM IS SIMPLY MISDIRECTION AT THE EXPENSE OF HUMAN LIFE...
... DEPLETION OF RESOURCES IS CORPORATE GREED AND CONTROL...
AND CHAOS AND COMPLACENCY BREED LACK OF FAITH IN GOD'S WORD...
PLEASE GET RIGHT WITH THE LORD, AND DO NOT TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST!
Ephesians 6:14 (New King James Version)
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
Matthew 5:44 (New King James Version)
44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
Mark 4:18-19 (New King James Version)
18 Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, 19 and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.