Isis: The Queen of Heaven


Isis, The Queen of Heaven

When the early Church was first established, the followers of Christ were extremely devoted to the Gospel message. One of the main reasons for the Church’s purity was that membership usually cost the Lord’s disciples everything, including their lives. During the first few centuries, it was extremely dangerous to be a Christian.

Christian persecution began in Acts 7 when Stephen was stoned to death. After the first martyr was murdered, “a severe persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria. Devout men buried Stephen and made loud lamentation over him. But Saul was ravaging the church by entering house after house; dragging off both men and women, he committed them to prison.”1

Christian persecutions continued until the third century when Emperor Constantine converted to the faith and “legalized” Christianity. Up until this point, Christians were being used as spectator sports in the Roman Colosseum. They were being annihilated by gladiators, fed to lions, and burned at the stake. Only those who were extremely serious about serving the Lord dared to profess their faith in Christ.

Once Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity, it became very popular and socially beneficial for everybody to become Christian. Almost overnight, the doors of the Church opened wide for all the pagans to enter, who brought with them their foreign deities and practices.

A good example of how pagan idol worship can become entangled with the faith comes from Jeremiah 44 where the Jewish exiles that were living in Egypt were worshiping a demonic entity that was operating under the name Queen of Heaven. God sent Jeremiah to warn them by saying:

"Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: You yourselves have seen all the disaster that I have brought on Jerusalem and on all the towns of Judah. Look at them; today they are a desolation, without an inhabitant in them, because of the wickedness that they committed, provoking me to anger, in that they went to make offerings and serve other gods that they had not known, neither they, nor you, nor your ancestors. Yet I persistently sent to you all my servants the prophets, saying, ‘I beg you not to do this abominable thing that I hate!’”2

"Then all the men who were aware that their wives had been making offerings to other gods, and all the women who stood by, a great assembly, all the people who lived in Pathros in the land of Egypt, answered Jeremiah: ‘As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the Lord, we are not going to listen to you. Instead, we will do everything that we have vowed, make offerings to the queen of heaven and pour out libations to her.’”3

Because the demons had been giving their victims special powers, the people who had been praying to them were unable to break free. In response to Jeremiah’s warning they said, “We used to have plenty of food, and prospered, and saw no misfortune. But from the time we stopped making offerings to the queen of heaven and pouring out libations to her, we have lacked everything and have perished by the sword and by famine.”4

"And the women said, ‘Indeed we will go on making offerings to the queen of heaven and pouring out libations to her; do you think that we made cakes for her, marked with her image, and poured out libations to her without our husbands’ being involved?’”5

In other parts of the world, the same demonic entities were operating under different names. In the Babylonian and Assyrian culture they were using the name of Ishtar. In the Greek culture they were operating under the name of Aphrodite. In the Egyptian culture they were known as Isis. Worship of this goddess was first introduced by king Manasseh in 2 Kings 21 and continued under the name of Artemis for the Ephesians, in Acts 19:23–27.

In the early Church, worship of the female goddess Isis was easily converted into devotions to Mary the Queen of Heaven. In the ancient world, Isis was known as the great goddess of magic. As Virgin of the World, Isis birthed Horus, the Egyptian god of the sun. Metaphorically speaking, Isis is the celestial mother of the Sun (son) of god. It was her son, Horus, who eventually killed Typhon, the Egyptian devil. And, according to legend, Isis (mother of all) remains eternally virgin. She is often portrayed as the virgin with child, and is regularly depicted as one crowned with a lunar orb.

Isis and her son, Horus                                 Mary and her Son, Jesus

In an article entitled Isis: Queen of Heaven, Carl Teichrib, a Canadian-based researcher who writes on globalization and the occult, says, “Goddess veneration of the virgin with child has been a central belief for various societies throughout history. Indeed, many leading occultists see striking parallels between the Roman Catholic Virgin Mary—the Queen of Heaven—and the goddess Isis. And the comparison is startling. Presently, Roman Catholicism holds Mary to be eternally virgin, just as Isis was. Catholicism also contends that Mary was without sin, making her into a type of god. In fact, there are some who claim that Mary is the fourth person within the Trinity. This belief is linked to Catholicism’s claim that Mary now has a direct say in mankind’s salvation through her role in co-redemption and mediation.”6

There are many New Age websites who claim that the female goddess Mary is the same spiritual entity known as Isis. This entity is currently operating under a myriad of names including: The Great Enchantress, Goddess of Magic, Queen of Heaven, the Immaculata, Ascended Master Mary, Queen of the Gods, Star of the Sea, Goddess of Love, and Our Lady of Light.7

Not only does the devil have the ability to disguise himself as a good and holy angel, but his vast army of deceptive religious spirits can operate under any name and title they want.

Notes

Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition copyright © 1993 and 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

1. Acts 8:1–3.
2. Jeremiah 44:2–4.
3. Jeremiah 44:15–17.
4. Jeremiah 44:17–18.
5. Jeremiah 44:19.
6. Isis: Queen of Heaven by Carl Teichrib, http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/2002/carl-teichrib/5isis.htm Carl Teichrib is a Canadian based researcher and writer on globalization and the occult.
7. Mary Queen of Heaven, Goddess & Saint, http://www.spiralgoddess.com/Mary.html