Catholicism contends that at Mary's death, the Lord took her up into heaven and gave her the title, "Queen over all things:"
Once again, Catholic doctrine and the Word of God have a head-on collision. Scripture not only never teaches such a doctrine, it condemns it. In Jeremiah 44: 9, we read about the worship of a false goddess known as the "Queen of heaven," a practice which made God furious:
Why did these people worship this false goddess called the Queen of heaven? It was a tradition of men that had been handed down to them:
Has Catholicism handed down the same pagan ritual that infuriates God?
Although it is beyond the reach of this book, curious Catholics would be fascinated by a study of the many false religions which have worshipped a "Queen of heaven." Given that fact, Catholicism's insistence that God gave Mary a name so often used by false goddesses is remarkable.
Who should be Exalted?
Though Catholicism insists upon exalting Mary, the Bible exalts only God Almighty:
God receives glory through Jesus Christ
The Bible declares that God receives glory through the Lord Jesus Christ. In the New Testament, the name " Jesus" appears 943 times. The name "Christ" appears 533 times, while the words "Lord Jesus" appear 115 times.
The first four books of the New Testament chronicle the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus, while the rest of the New Testament revolves around Him.
Mary, on the other hand, appears in God's Word only a handful of times, and is never referred to as a queen of anything:
Who should receive all glory? God... through Jesus Christ:
I'm sure you see the pattern again. While the Bible strives to exalt Jesus Christ, Catholicism is determined to demote Jesus and exalt Mary.
Why is Jesus Christ, the One who sacrificed His life and suffered the cruel torture of the cross, set aside and replaced by a mere mortal woman?
Catholicism insists that the Lord elevated Mary to the rank of "Queen of all things." Yet, the Bible proclaims that worshipping a "Queen of heaven" provokes God to anger.
Where will you place your trust, in the traditions of men, or the Word of God?