The worship of the female form.
From ancient time the worship of Semiramis ”the mother god’‘ of motherhood, magic and fertility and mother of Tammuz, the Anti-Messiah/Beast in the pre-flood world to the rise of modern day celebrity Idols.
”…Come out of her, my people,…” Rev 18.4
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes,and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world…1 John 2:16
The Worship of Semiramis
The fertility goddess
For instance, the respective Greek and Roman names applied to the worship of Semiramis include: Aphrodite and Venus, the goddess of love; Artemis and Diana, the goddess of hunting and childbirth; Athena and Minerva, the goddess of crafts, war and wisdom; Demeter and Ceres, the goddess of growing things; Gaea and Terra, symbol of the fertile earth; Hera and Juno, the protector of marriage and women, who was the sister and wife of Zeus in Greek mythology, and the wife of Jupiter in Roman mythology; Hestia and Vesta, the goddess of the hearth; plus Rhea or Ops, who was wife and sister of the Greek horned-god Kronos.
The Greek Goddess Artemis was worshipped in most Greek cities. In Asia Minor (modern day Turkey) she was a prominent deity. In Ephesus, a great temple was built in her honour, which became one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”. At Ephesus she was worshipped mainly as a fertility goddess, (and was identified with Cybele the Mother Goddess).
Semiramis was initially included in the pagan Babylonian trinity as the holy spirit or seed of the divine son in his mother’s womb. With time, however, the father Nimrod was practically overlooked and worshipped only as the god-incarnate son in his mother’s arms. In other words, the father became invisible and was no longer worshipped, whereas, the mother with the god-incarnate son in her arms became the grand object of worship.
Numerous Babylonian monuments show the goddess-mother Semiramis with her son in her arms. This worship of mother and child spread throughout the known world, and given different names in the various languages of the world. Ancient Germans worshipped the virgin Hertha with child in arms. Scandinavians called her Disa pictured with child. The Egyptian mother and child were worshipped as ISIS with the infant Osiris or Horus seated on his mother’s lap. In India, the mother and child were called Devaki and Krishna, and also Isi and Iswara as they are worshipped to this day. In Asia, they were known as Cybele and Deoius; in pagan Rome, as Fortuna and Jupiter-puer, or Jupiter, the boy; in Greece, as Ceres, the great mother with babe at her breast, or as Irene, the goddess of peace, with the boy Plutus in her arms.
Cybele, the Phrygian (early Turkish) fertility goddess
The image of mother with child in her arms was so firmly entrenched in the pagan mind that after the time Christianity appeared on the scene in the fourth century, these statues and paintings were merely renamed and worshipped as the virgin Mary with her god-incarnate son Jesus. Thus, the pagan mother and child entered Christianity as the Roman Catholic worship of Mary with the infant Jesus.
In fact, in Tibet, China, and Japan, Jesuit missionaries were astonished to find the counterpart of the madonna and child as devoutly worshipped as they were in Rome.
Shing Moo, the holy mother in China was portrayed with a child in her arms and a glory around her, exactly as if she had been fashioned by Roman Catholic artisans.
This photo was taken inside the Shrine of the Holy Seplechur in Jerusalem, a very old and dank religious monstrosity.
According to Francis Barrett (c. 1801), Astaroth is the prince of accusers and inquisitors. In art, in the Dictionnaire Infernal (1818), Astaroth is depicted as a nude man with feathered wings, wearing a crown, holding a serpent in one hand, and riding a beast with dragon-like wings and a serpent-like tail.
The moon goddess of the Phoenicians, representing the passive principle in nature, their principal female deity; frequently associated with the name of Baal, the sun-god, their chief male deity ( Judges 10:6 ;1 Samuel 7:4 ; 12:10 ).
These names often occur in the plural (Ashtaroth, Baalim), probably as indicating either different statues or different modifications of the deities. This deity is spoken of as Ashtoreth of the Zidonians.
There was a temple of this goddess among the Philistines in the time of Saul ( 1 Samuel 31:10 ). Under the name of Ishtar, she was one of the great deities of the Assyrians.
The Phoenicians called her Astarte. Solomon introduced the worship of this idol ( 1 Kings 11:33 ). Jezebel’s 400 priests were probably employed in its service ( 1 Kings 18:19 ). It was called the “queen of heaven” (Jeremiah 44:25 ).
The European Union flag – EU – The VIRGIN MARY
The European Union flag’s designer, Arsène Heitz, has acknowledged that the Book of Revelation (where the twelve-star halo of the Queen of Heaven was first mentioned) helped to inspire him.
The European flag of 12 yellow stars on a blue background also owes something to Catholicism. Arsene Heitz, who designed it in 1955, told Lourdes magazine that his inspiration had been the reference in the Book of Revelation, the New Testament’s final section, to “a woman clothed with the sun… and a crown of twelve stars on her head.”
Heitz worked in the postal service of the Council of Europe while the flag was being chosen between 1950 and 1955 and he submitted 21 of the 101 designs that are conserved in the Council of Europe Archives.
He proposed among other drawings a circle of fifteen yellow stars upon a blue background; inspired by the twelve-star halo of the Virgin Mary, the Queen of Heaven of the Book of Revelation, often portrayed in Roman Catholic art, which can be seen in the Rose Window that the Council of Europe donated to Strasbourg Cathedral in 1953.
His flag was eventually adopted by the Council, though with twelve stars and the design was finalised by Paul Michel Gabriel Lévy.
He belonged to the Order of the Miraculous Medal, which may have influenced his views on the symbolism of the 12 stars.
Mary The queen of Heaven with baby Jesus is Paganism.
Common names applied to the pagan goddess Semiramis
|Goddess of Love||Venus||Aphrodite|
|Goddess of Hunting & Childbirth||Diana||Artemis|
|Goddess of Crafts, War & Wisdom||Minerva||Athena|
|Goddess of Growing Things||Ceres||Demeter|
|Symbol of the Fertile Earth||Terra||Gaea|
|Protector of Marriage & Women||Juno||Hera|
|Goddess of the Hearth||Vesta||Hestia|
|Wife and Sister of Kronos||Ops||Rhea|
ISIS Tammuz, the Anti-Messiah/Beast
One of the most revered Goddesses in ancient history, Egyptian in origin, worshipped throughout the Greco-Roman world, even into the first centuries of the Christian era. She was the Healer to Osiris, she represented the renewal of fertility in the ongoing cycles of life.
Worship of mother and child
Worship of mother and child spread from Babylon to the ends of the earth, but were called different names in the languages of the various counties where their worship appeared.
The ancient Germans worshipped the virgin HERTHA with the child in the arms of his mother. The Scandinavians called her DISA pictured with her child. In Egypt, the mother and her child were worshipped as ISIS with the infant OSIRIS or HORUS seated on his mother’s lap. In India, the mother and child were called DEVAKI and KRISHNA, and also ISI and ISWARA as they are worshipped to this day. In Asia, they were known as CYBELE and DEOIUS; in pagan Rome, as FORTUNA and JUPITER-PUER, or the boy JUPITER; in Greece, as CERES, the great mother with babe at her breast, or as IRENE, the goddess of peace, with the boy PLUTUS in her arms. Even in Tibet, China, and Japan, Jesuit missionaries were astonished to find the Roman counterpart of MADONNA and child. SHING MOO, the holy mother in China was portrayed with a child in her arms and a glory around her.
Ancient sandstone statue of an Apsara (heavenly maiden) from Karnataka, India. Female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology.
Semiramis was worshipped in Ephesus as the pagan fertility goddess DIANA who represented the generative powers of nature. She was referred to as a fertility goddess because she mothered all the numerous pagan gods representing the god-incarnate Tammuz. Diana was pictured with numerous teats so that she could nurse all the pagan gods, and she wore a tower-shaped crown symbolizing the Babylonian tower of Babel.
Legend has it that after Semiramis died, she ascended into heaven and was returned to earth inside a large egg which fell into the Euphrates river. The egg was pushed ashore by a dove and she emerged from the egg as Astarte or Ishtar (in English, Easter). To show her gratitude to the dove, she turned it into an egg-laying rabbit, all signs of fertility. Another sign or symbol found throughout Babylonia is the obelisk, a phallic symbol. These can also be seen in Egypt, Rome and Washington DC. The obelisk in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican was dragged up to Rome from Egypt. The Washington Monument is a sign that Babylon is alive and well in the USA!
In the seventh century C.E., when Rome sought to harness the power of the great population of Ishmaelites in the desert and use them to purge Jews and Messianic believers from the holy land, they groomed a handsome young lad named Mohammed to lead them. They were the creators of the religion of Islam with the moon goddess, Ashteroth (Semiramis) as their god – Allah
The word “selfie” was elected “Word of the Year 2013”
A selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a digital camera or camera phone held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick or It is defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV)
3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
”…shall be lovers of their own selves,…”
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Kim Kardashian – Narcissistic Selfies
To release a 352-page photobook aptly titled Selfish
Publisher Rizzoli New York unveiled the apparent cover image of the 352-page hardcover featuring the star in a seductive pose as she lies in bed, her heaving cleavage almost spilling out of her low-cut flesh-coloured bustier.
”…men shall be lovers of their own selves,…”
Kim Kardashian, 33, will publish a 352-page hardcover book completely made up of selfies in April 2015.
Kardashian decided to go forward with the selfie book after putting together a “sexy” Polaroid photo book for her husband, 37-year-old rapper
“It ended up turning out so cool that we come up with this idea to do a book, a selfie book,” Kardashian said on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” “And so, I’m going to make some super-racy. I mean, every girl takes full pictures of their [rear] in the mirror…I might share some of them.”
New study aims to prove that selfie-takers are more self-absorbed
- A new study currently underway at the University of Georgia suggests fans of the self-portrait are more narcissistic
- Head researcher Dr Keith Campbell suggests selfies are motivated by three factors – self-absorption, art or social connection
‘a lack of self-control’
- According to career experts, taking too many selfies may demonstrate ‘a lack of self-control’ to potential employers
Dave Hunt- Perilous Times, A Biblical Definition
Dave Hunt warns of the secular influence and lying signs, wonders, false teachers and doctrines that are so pervasive in today’s church.
Too Much Information by Sue Dunkle
The other day I was watching the nightly news with my husband and young son when the anchor introduced a segment about new words that have been integrated into daily life over the last year—“selfie” and “photobomb.” I had to stop and think before I realized I was familiar with these two words. “Selfies” are endless self-portraits posted on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, while a “photobomb” is when a total stranger jumps into the background of your picture.
These new catch phrases bring negative thoughts to my mind. While taking a picture of yourself and posting it is not wrong—I question the motivation behind it. Like anything today, people take things to extremes.
Take for instance individuals who have high profile lives, the Kim Kardashians of our world. One such celebrity posted a picture of herself in a scanty negligee just to prove that she had lost the weight she gained during her pregnancy. As a mother of a three year old—I totally understand feeling happy about getting back into shape after having a baby, but there are some things that just don’t need to be shared!
”…nothing is off limits to public display…”
In our society people no longer hold anything back. There is no privacy; nothing is off limits to public display. It was not too long ago that my friends and I used the term—T.M.I.—when someone said something about themselves or others that they should not have. It was just, too much information!
I’m on Facebook and I enjoy posting an updated picture of my family or one of my little boy’s antics from time to time, yet I don’t feel any need to let everyone know when I’ve lost weight, gotten a paper cut, or even what I’m fixing for dinner each and every day of my life. When did these details become essential knowledge to a wider audience?
As far as “photobombing” goes—would the victim of my behavior be pleased when he or she views his or her picture? Probably not. Aren’t selfies and photobombs signs indicating that people are too wrapped up in themselves?
Are we becoming people that do not consider the other person? It wasn’t too long ago that kids were taught the Golden Rule: “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets,” (Matthew:7:12, NKJV, this and following verses). This rule doesn’t say—“Hey look at me, look how handsome, pretty or smart I am!”
Humanity has become self-absorbed very quickly through the onslaught of television, the Internet and social media. This attitude brings to mind the warning Paul gave to Timothy regarding the last days on earth before the return of Christ: “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy… having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2 Timothy:3:1-5
”….lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters…”
Even though the terms “selfie” and “photobomb” sound amusing or harmless, we need to look at the attitude behind them. God specifically warns his people to not get caught up in the cares of this world. We must put God first in our lives—not ourselves! by Sue Dunkle
Selfies Linked to Narcissism, Addiction and Mental Illness, Say Scientists
The growing trend of taking smartphone selfies is linked to mental health conditions that focus on a person’s obsession with looks.
According to psychiatrist Dr David Veal: “Two out of three of all the patients who come to see me with Body Dysmorphic Disorder since the rise of camera phones have a compulsion to repeatedly take selfies.
“Cognitive behavioural therapy is used to help a patient to recognise the reasons for his or her compulsive behaviour and then to learn how to moderate it,” he told the Sunday Mirror.
19-year-old Danny Bowman’s selfie addiction spiralled out of control, spending ten hours a day taking up to 200 snaps of himself on his iPhone
The teenager is believed to be the UK’s first selfie addict and has had therapy to treat his technology addiction as well as OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
Part of his treatment at the Maudsley Hospital in London included taking away his iPhone for intervals of 10 minutes, which increased to 30 minutes and then an hour.
“It was excruciating to begin with but I knew I had to do it if I wanted to go on living,” he told the Sunday Mirror.
Public health officials in the UK announced that addiction to social media such as Facebook and Twitter is an illness and more than 100 patients sought treatment every year.
”…Narcissism, Addiction & Mental Illness…”
“Selfies frequently trigger perceptions of self-indulgence or attention-seeking social dependence that raises the damned-if-you-do and damned-if-you-don’t spectre of either narcissism or low self-esteem,” said Pamela Rutledge
The addiction to selfies has also alarmed health professionals in Thailand. “To pay close attention to published photos, controlling who sees or who likes or comments them, hoping to reach the greatest number of likes is a symptom that ‘selfies’ are causing problems,” said Panpimol Wipulakorn, of the Thai Mental Health Department.
The doctor believed that behaviours could generate brain problems in the future, especially those related to lack of confidence…Fiona Keating