The term ''Queen of Heaven'' is unknown to most people, and of those who have heard the term, few of them know who or what it refers to. Our intention here is to help you to understand the meaning of the term "Queen of Heaven" when you come across it in the Bible. This is a Satanic cult or practice that crept into many religions around the world, including some of the Christian churches.
Secular history and tradition 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. 3:15), Semerimus brazenly claimed that "Tammuz", her first son, fulfilled this prophecy.
Semerimus thereupon instituted a religious system which made both her and her son the objects of divine worship. Thus began the Mother-child cult which later spread all over the world.
From Babylon it spread to Phoenicia under the name of Ashteroth and Tammuz.
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).
In Egypt the mother-child cult was known as Isia and Horus.
In Greece it became Aphrodite and Eros.
In Rome this pair was worshipped as Venus and cupid.
In China it became known as Mother Shing Moo and her child.
The teachings of Semerimus' satanic church (mother-child).
That Semerimus herself was the way to God. She actually adopted the title ''Queen of Heaven''.
That she alone could administer salvation to the sinner through various sacraments, such as the sprinkling of holy water.
That her son Tammuz was tragically slain by a wild boar during a hunting trip, however, he resurrected from the dead forty days later. Thus, each year afterward, the temple virgins of this cult would enter a forty-day fast as a memorial to Tammuz' death and resurrection.
After the forty-day fast, a joyful feast called Ishtar took place. At this feast colored eggs were exchanged (Our Easter tradition) and eaten as a symbol of the resurrection. An evergreen tree was displayed and a Yule log was burned. This is the root of our Christmas tradition. Finally, hot cakes marked with the letter T (to remind everybody of Tammuz) were baked and eaten. This is the root of our yearly Hot Cross buns during the lent season.
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 850 B.C. Israel had returned to this devil worship under the influence of wicked Jezebel (1 Kings 16:30-33). At this time the cult was worshiped under the name of Baal.
Both Ezekiel and Jeremiah warned against this hellish thing.
Ezek. 8:14 ....there sat women weeping for Tammuz.
Jer. 7:18 .....and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven. Jer. 44:25 .... to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings to her.
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 priest''. They were high priest of the Babylonian satanic church.
During A.D. 306, A Roman Emperor named Constantine, was threatened by a very powerful enemy army. Realizing that his uneasy troops needed confidence, Constantine claimed to have seen a vision on the eve of battle. He saw a large blue flag with a red cross on it and heard a mighty voice which said, In hoc signo vinces --- ''In this sign conquer.'' He thereupon marched his troops into a shallow river, claimed them to be officially baptized, and ordered the sign of the cross painted on all his weapons. Thus inspired, he led his troops to victory and subsequently made Christianity the state religion of Rome.
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 Madonna-Child worship concept, the holy water sacrament, etc.
For nearly 300 years the devil had attempted to destroy the church from outside by his terrible persecutions. But with the advent of Constantine he changed his tactics, walking the aisle to work from within.
The Virgin Mother of Jesus, Mary, is to be honored. Her son Jesus, who is the Son of God, and God the Son (Word) is to be worshiped! God has made it very clear throughout the Bible (God's Word), God only is to be worshiped.
Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
That NO ONE ELSE, OR NO THING is to be worshipped! To worship Mary as the Mother of God, or as the Queen of Heaven, is idolatry! For myself, I make note that every reference in the Bible concerning the Queen of Heaven or Tammuz, is ALWAYS shown to be idolatry and an abomination before God. Therefore, those so called Christians who placed the tag of Queen of Heaven on the Virgin Mary defiled her name and tied her directly to idolatry.