Notice the quote “Virgin Mary”. It is quoted because that is another invention of the Catholic church.
Unknown to her and without her permission and agreement, Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ, was designated as the Queen of Heaven by Catholics.
AD CAELI REGINAM
ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XII
ON [B]PROCLAIMING THE QUEENSHIP OF MARY[/B]
TO THE VENERABLE BRETHREN, THE PATRIARCHS, PRIMATES,
ARCHBISHOPS, BISHIOPS, AND OTHER LOCAL ORDINARIES
IN PEACE AND COMMUNION WITH THE HOLY SEE
Where did the Catholics get the idea of a “Queen of Heaven”?
Certainly not from the Bible which is the basis of the Christian religion. And actually the practice of people worshiping and burning of incense to the “Queen of Heaven” provoked God’s anger. Which is the “queen of heaven” mentioned in the bible?
Matthew Henry’s commentary of the whole bible states:
idolatrous respects are paid to the queen of heaven, the moon, either in an image or in the original, or both. They worshiped it probably under the name of [B]Ashtaroth[/B], or some other of their goddesses
As you may know, Easter, another pagan holiday practiced by Catholics is attributed to Ashtaroth.
Which brings me to the title of the blog. Since nowhere in the bible can you find a worship of another God let alone a human, from where did the Catholic church steal the idea of a “mother worship”?
“A mother figure is a central object of worship in several religions (for example, images of the Virgin and Child call to mind Egyptian representations of Isis nursing her son Horus). The Council of Ephesus in 431 sanctioned the cult of the Virgin as Mother of God; the dissemination of images of the Virgin and Child, which came to embody church doctrine, soon followed.”
And there you go, the birth of the Cult of the Virgin Mary, 300 years after the bible was written.
And there’s even a “Mother of God” on a piece of toasted bread! Only in the Catholic church do such absurdity exist!