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Saturday, 27 September 2014

THE MARRIAGE OF CHRISTIANITY WITH BAAL



THE MARRIAGE OF CHRISTIANITY WITH BAAL


 

 

By Loren Davis

 


 James 3:8-14 “But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men,. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter…so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. Glory not, and lie not against the truth.”


THE HOSTILE BAAL TAKEOVER OF ISRAEL


*II Kings 10:20-21 “And Jehu said, PROCLAIM A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY FOR BAAL. And Jehu sent through all Israel: and all the worshippers of Baal came, so that there was NOT A MAN LEFT THAT CAME NOT. And they came into the house of Baal; and THE HOUSE OF BAAL WAS FULL from one end to another.”

*Acts 7:38-39 Regarding Israel:  “To whom OUR FATHERS WOULD NOT OBEY, but thrust him from them, and in THEIR HEARTS TURNED BACK AGAIN INTO EGYPT.”
*Acts 7:40  “Saying unto Aaron, MAKE US GODS to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we don’t know what is become of him.”

*Acts 7:41  “And they made a calf in those days, and OFFERED SACRIFICE UNTO THE IDOL, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.”

*Acts 7:42  “Then God turned, and gave them up to WORSHIP THE HOST OF HEAVEN (ancestors); as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?”


THE ISRAELITES BUILT AN ALTAR TO BAAL BESIDE THE ALTAR OF THE LORD


*Ezekiel 8:16 In Israel “…between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and THEY WORSHIPPED THE SUN TOWARD THE EAST.”


 *Joshua 22:17 “Is the iniquity of Peor (Baal-Peor) too little for us, THERE WAS A PLAGUE IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE LORD.”

 *“But rebel not against the lord, ...in BUILDING AN ALTAR (to Baal-Peor) BESIDE THE ALTAR OF THE LORD. verse 29 because they built an altar, (to Baal) BESIDE THE ALTAR OF THE LORD OUR GOD.”

 2 Kings 10:18  Ahab served Baal a little; but Jehu shall serve him much.


These people did NOT TOTALLY REJECT JEHOVAH, they just FELT SO LIBERATED that they built an altar to Baal next to the altar of the Lord.  They felt they could MIX THE TWO RELIGIONS and have it both ways.  It was rebellion against God from His own people. GOD’S HOUSE BECAME CORRUPTED with the offerings, altars, doctrines, and symbols of Baal.

NOW THE SAME THING HAS HAPPENED TO CHRISTIANITY


The Roman Empire had tried to conquer the world. Rome’s original name was Saturnia, which means “the City of Saturn”.  Saturn was the Chaldean (Babylonian) god. Saturn was another name for Nimrod or Tammuz the originators of the Baal or Satanic religion. Rome was a Baal city. 

As Rome was reaching out to conquer the world it assimilated the religions and gods from the pagan countries it ruled.  It was during this period when that Jesus the Messiah was born.


In 300 A.D. Constantine, a follower of Sol Invictus THE SUN GOD, wanted to become the emperor of Rome.  To accomplish this he needed allies to conquer his rival Maximian.  After scanning over his options, he noticed that there was a sizable block of Christians in Rome who were not politically committed.  Realizing that they had been living under severe persecution; in poverty; and had been tortured and killed for the faith in Christ, he saw a window of opportunity to get more allies. Being an opportunist he approached the church leaders of Rome and offered them a deal which he told them would be mutually beneficial to the Roman church and himself. 


He told the church leaders that if they would help him become emperor, in return he would stop Rome’s persecution of the Christians; give them their own temples and shrines; give them wealth; and let them have power sharing in his new government. Constantine told the church leaders that his only stipulation was that they should not be dogmatic on doctrine or dogma.  They could still worship Jesus and he promised them if they agreed that he would convert to Christianity.  Tired of the persecution, poverty, and weakness, and jumping at the opportunity of catching such a big fish, the church leaders of Rome ignored the warning signs of him still being a sun worshipper and agreed to the compromise.












  
As for Constantine’s conversion to Christianity, it was not along scriptural lines.  It was said that he was actually in the pagan temple of Apollo when he had his vision or dream of a “LUMINATED CROSS”, (that is a CROSS MERGED WITH THE SUN). Constantine’s victory was not attributed to Jesus, but the pagan sun god.

In the aftermath of this Rome declared it was now a Christian city, but in practice its old pagan beliefs and practices never changed.  Rome and Constantine’s conversions were in name only.

CONSTANTINE CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY ONLY FOR POLITICAL REASONS

His supposed conversion to Christianity is incorrect. The official state religion under Constantine was actually SUN WORSHIP and not Christianity, and he was its high priest. Sun worship came from the ancient pagan religion of Baal.

For Constantine, the acceptance of Christianity was done solely TO UNIFY TERRITORY, RELIGIONS, AND POLITICAL MOVEMENTS.  It was under the Sol Invictus cult that CHRISTIANITY as a religion BEGAN TO BE ACCEPTED AND GROW, but THERE WAS A BIG PRICE THE EARLY ROMAN CHURCH HAD TO PAY.

IT WAS BELIEVED AT THIS TIME THAT THE ROMAN EMPERORS DESCENDED FROM THE GODS

Politically, according to the tradition of the emperors, Constantine had to identify with some god to establish a new divine mandate supporting his legitimacy and right to reign as Emperor. Constantine chose Christianity, at least on a nominal level and kept his agreement with the Roman Church.

However, “Jesus, actually played no part whatsoever in Constantine’s religion. He ignored Jesus completely and just talked of the Father who  was in his mind Sol Invictus, the sun god.”
  
The Roman Bishop Eusebius “declared that the logos (the written Word of God) was incarnate in Constantine.” He gave Constantine a status that belongs to Jesus Christ alone. Constantine put all religions and gods on an equal footing, but his own personal god however was the sun god. 
  
This new Christianity that evolved was closer to many pagan doctrines with Christianity’s Judaic-Christian origins and practices that SUN WORSHIP.  It became a hybrid religion.

Constantine INTENTIONALLY BLURRED DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY AND SOL INVICTUS THE SUN GOD, which was from Baal, for the purpose of unifying Rome. In so doing, he would build a Christian church in one part of Rome, and erect statues to the Mother goddess Cybele and of Sol Invictus the sun god in another part of the city.  It was a clever ECUMENICAL maneuvering where THE MAIN EMPHASIS WAS ON TOLERANCE, ONENESS and UNITY. Faith for Constantine was a political matter and any compromise was justified for his political ends. 300 A.D.

THE CHURCH of ROME WENT INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SAME EMPIRE WHICH HAD OPENLY OPPOSED, TORTURED AND CRUCIFIED JESUS and had so unmercifully persecuted Christians for three centuries.

The Edict of Milan in 313 A.D. stopped the persecution of Christianity in the empire.  This also made Constantine like a savior or messiah to many Christians.  The Christians of Roman fell at his feet.

Constantine also gave certain privileges to the Church of Rome and allowed its leadership to be a part of his political administration.  This opened the door for THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH TO CONSOLIDATE ITS AUTHORITY. The Roman church proclaimed that now Rome was the official headquarters of Christianity. A new declaration was given that ANY DEVIATION FROM THE ROMAN CHURCH’S ORTHODOXY WOULD BE SEEN AS HERESY.  Roman Church’s doctrines were DECIDED BY A VOTE FROM THE CHURCH COUNCIL which was created by Constantine.

Although there had been some compromises in pockets of Christianity in the past, this was THE FORMAL BEGINNING of the greatest and most SYSTEMATIC TEARING DOWN OF ORIGINAL CHRISTIANITY. This was the official beginning of the great apostasy of the Church.  Constantine reigned in the Roman Empire from 312 A.D. until his death in 337 A.D.   THIS PERIOD was THE PIVOTAL POINT when CHRISTIANITY BEGAN to change. Religious tradition portrays Constantine as a convert to Christianity and attributes to him the “Christianizing” of the Roman Empire and making it the state religion. After this MARRIAGE BETWEEN THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND THE ROMAN CHURCH, the Roman Church leaders became drunk with their new  power and wealth. 

THIS BEGAN THE INTEGRATION OF BAAL WITH CHRISTIANITY

The pagan temples of Rome were turned over to the Church of Rome by the government and called Christian temples.  Instead of removing the symbols of the sun god and statues of the Mother Goddess, Constantine convinced the church leaders to convert these idols into Christian saints and to give them Christian names.  He also seduced them to retain the symbols of the sun and mix them with Christian symbols. The church leaders accepted this, not willing to lose their new found wealth and power. The Roman Empire and the Roman Church became one. The sun religion of Baal had so co-mingled with Christianity that soon the Roman Baal religion took Christianity’s name and lost its identity, but Christianity took on the doctrines of Baal.  Instead of the christianization of the pagans, this move cleverly PAGANIZED CHRISTIANITY.  This new hybrid religion was the first politically correct religion. Baal and Christianity, two formerly adversarial religions, made peace, united and became one.      

THE PRINCIPLE OF MESSIAHSHIP REDEFINED

It is inconceivable to comprehend why the Roman Church would accept Constantine’s total indifference to Jesus.  They allowed Constantine to take on a carnal political and military messianic role. What motivated the Roman Church to adopt such an unscriptural theological position that Constantine took? From this moment the Roman Church, under the pressure of Constantine, began to move away from and distort Christ and his teachings.  The truths of early Christianity began to systematically and theologically be spun away. This was the deathblow for the Roman Church’s stand for original Christianity.  Church of Rome sold out for money and power.

CONSTANTINE CLAIMED TO BE THE TRUE MESSIAH

Although Constantine IGNORED JESUS, he accepted the “principle of messiahship” and took on the role as “THE ANOINTED ONE”, THE MESSIAH for himself.  The messiah to him meant a sovereign ruler, a warrior leader who WOULD REIGN ON EARTH.  From Constantine’s viewpoint, Jesus made a feeble attempt to be this messiah but failed. HE DID NOT LOOK AT JESUS AS THE PROMISED MESSIAH FROM GOD.  He only looked at Him from a political perspective and did not believe in the scriptural account of Jesus being the only begotten Son of God.  He believed that David was the messiah for his generation; Solomon was the messiah for his generation; that Jesus tried to be the messiah for His generation; and now HE WOULD BE THE MESSIAH FOR HIS GENERATION.  CONSTANTINE TRIED TO BECOME THE FULFILLMENT OF THE PROPHECIES ABOUT THE WRATHFUL KING of the Book of Revelation who would conquer all.

The Roman Church did not challenge Constantine’s claim of being this perverted earthly messiah. It did not want to risk its new found wealth and power. The Roman Church even sanctioned the role that Constantine gave himself.  It agreed with HIS CLAIM OF BEING THE TRUE MESSIAH who was more successful than Jesus.

THE IDEA OF A POPE CAME AT THE TIME OF CONSTANTINE

When the Roman Empire conquered the world, it merged with the Babylonian religious system. In 63 B.C. the concept of a Supreme Pontiff or Pontifex Maximus became the title of the Emperor Caesar. Subsequent emperors of Rome (Constantine included) took the title and office of PONTIFEX MAXIMUS.  

Historically, Constantine, not Peter was in all reality the first Pope of the Roman Church. At Constantine’s insistence, the Roman Church agreed to anoint him as the infallible monarch, and gave him the position that should only belong to Christ. Constantine changed his title from Emperor to Pope, and became head of the Roman Church (although it was never publicly announced) as well as head of state. Under the new title he continued to carry out the traditional responsibilities of the Roman emperor with a new “Christian” religious twist to it. This was the merging of church and state. This strategy of changing his title confused and disarmed  Rome’s enemies who assumed that the Roman Empire had died.  That intentionally became the official story line in history. Now the Roman Empire could operate under the guise of being a church, and no one would suspect that the Roman Empire was still alive and still had ambitions to rule the world.

 Constantine demanded to be recognized as a deity and worshipped as a god like the emperors who preceded him.  It was considered heresy for anyone to question him.  The word of an emperor was infallible, and he transferred that position of infallibility to his new position. The Head of the Roman Church IS NOW CALLED SUPREME PONTIFF, PONTIFEX MAXIMUS, the same title that the Roman Emperors held.

By succession and Church tradition, the ensuing Heads of the Roman Church that followed him took on the same mystical position as Constantine, as A TEMPORAL INFALLIBLE MESSIAH.  All Heads of the Roman Church are voted in by the Roman Church Council. The precedents Constantine laid out have been carbon copied by the rest of the Heads of the Church throughout the centuries. (Their position was said to be INFALLIBLE, not unlike the Pharaohs of Egypt).

TAKING CHRIST’S PLACE

The Head of the Roman Church took on such titles as: Sovereign Pontiff of Bishops, High Priest, Chief of the Church in the World, Most Holy Lord, and Vicar of Christ.  One of them said, “WE HOLD UPON EARTH THE PLACE OF GOD ALMIGHTY.”  During one of the Church’s Council it was proclaimed:  THE HEAD OF THE ROMAN CHURCH IS CHRIST IN OFFICE, CHRIST IN JURISDICTION AND POWER…...WE BOW DOWN BEFORE THY VOICE, AS BEFORE THE VOICE OF CHRIST, the god of truth; IN CLINGING TO THEE, WE CLING TO CHRIST”.

Bishop Eusebius said, “since the beginning of the world Constantine alone had been given the power to bring salvation.  Christ is set aside, is excluded, and now is formally denied.   Constantine stands now as the savior of the world, spiritually and materially. He proclaimed that the world was not saved before he came.”

 THE HEAD OF THE ROMAN CHURCH CONSIDERS HIMSELF TO BE THE EMBODIMENT OF JESUS CHRIST.  It is interesting to note that the pagan Caesar’s of Rome were called “our Lord and God”.  Many extol the greatness of Rome under the Caesars, but claim it is now even greater under the Church.  Alexander VI said, concerning this statement, “The former was a man, this is a god!”  He said that the Head of the Roman Church is not just the only representative of Jesus Christ, they say he IS Jesus Christ himself, hidden under the veil of the flesh.”  He  said, “When the head of the Church speaks? “it is Jesus Christ who speaks”. His words are THE WORD OF GOD. The Head of the Church is now called “most holy and blessed Father!  Head of the church, RULER OF THE WORLD to whom the keys to the kingdom of heaven...and all that the world adores.   We specially venerate, worship, and adore thee!”  A well known historian said, “To make war against the Head of the Roman Church is to make war against God, because God IS the leader of the Church, and he is God!  He can do all things God can do!” Although the Roman Church says that Peter was its first leader, there is no record of that in the Bible.  Peter’s ministry was to the circumcision, the Jews. Paul’s was to Rome.

LOOK ALSO AT THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND

The KINGS and QUEENS of England are not considered only the Head of State, they also are known as the Head of the Church of England.  They are considered INFALLIBLE. The Church of England broke off from the Roman Church, but remained similar in many ways.  The Anglican Church is the State Church of England.  In their history neither the Roman Church nor the Church of England gave religious freedom to their citizens.  This is the primary reason why so many immigrated to America. The Anglican Church is now talking about reuniting with the Roman Church.

The Church of England designs its cathedrals with similar architecture as the Roman Church, including obelisks, sun symbols and arches.   Westminster Abbey Church in London is FILLED WITH THE BONES OF ITS HEROES.  Great Britain colonized much of the world, and in the name of Christianity and claimed the lands and resources of Africa, India, and America among many others. Most of the colonization and plundering was done on the heels of what they called their mission’s work.  How can a nation that is supposed to be Christian steal and kill like they did in colonial times?  Their behavior was totally opposite of what the Bible says a Christian should be.  No wonder the pagans thought that Christians were terrible people and wouldn’t convert, or their conversion most often was imposed and not genuine.  It was said that the sun never set on the British Empire.  Because of their FORCIBLE conquests, the British Empire negatively impacted the perception of Christianity throughout the world. Today the majority of people in Great Britain have openly rejected Jesus and the Bible.  Looking at Great Britain’s history, it is easy to understand why the enemies of Christianity have had a relatively easy time of building a case against Christianity to this new generation of Brits.

THE HARLOT IMPOSTER CHURCH
  
THE HARLOT CHURCH IS THE ENEMY OF THE TRUE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST. GOD INTENDED FOR HIS CHURCH TO BE RIGHTEOUS, HOLY, PURE, AND TO FOLLOW TRUTH.  HE NEVER INTENDED IT TO BE A HARLOT, going to bed with Baal and every religion and custom.

The Bible uses symbolic language and calls The Church a “woman”.  The true church is like a bride, a chaste virgin, without spot or blemish.
*Revelation 19:7-8 “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for THE MARRIAGE of THE LAMB is come, and HIS WIFE (The Church) hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.”
*Ephesians 5:27-32 “That he might present it to himself A GLORIOUS CHURCH, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord THE CHURCH: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I SPEAK CONCERNING Christ and THE CHURCH.”

Christian denominations and ministers began to substitute their ideas, methodology, and theology for the Word of God.  Even before the New Testament was ever written, attempts were made to merge pagan beliefs with Christianity. 

Christianity was so powerful that it turned the world upside down. It did so because IT WAS DIFFERENT.  It had TRUTH and its spirit and  message of hope and deliverance was extremely powerful.  
*Acts 17:6 However, before long, ministers began to set themselves up as ”lords” over God’s people in place of the Holy Spirit.  This is contrary to what scripture teaches.
*1 Peter 5:3 “Neither as being lords over God’s heritage,”. Christ alone was to be the Head of the Church.
*2 Thessalonians. 2:3,7; I Timothy 4:2. The Apostle Paul wrote that the “mystery of iniquity” was already working, and warned that there would come a “falling away” because some would “depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils”, which were these pagan doctrines. 

DETECTING BAAL

*MARY HAS BEEN GIVEN THE TITLE QUEEN OF HEAVEN and is worshipped. This is mixing Baal with Christianity.
*The Roman Church defies the 10 C’s and makes graven images or idols out of Jesus, Mary and saints.  This is mixing Baal with Christianity.
*The Roman Church in its communion says taking the wafer and wine is actually eating the actual body of Jesus and drinking his blood.  This is TRANSUBSTANTION and is mixing Baal with Christianity.
*Praying to the saints is praying to ancestors, the host of heaven.  This is breaking the 10 C’s that commands not to have any other gods. Whoever you pray to you are making a god. This is mixing Baal with Christianity.

BAAL WORSHIP MANIFESTS UNDER MANY DIFFERENT DISGUISES, LABELS AND RELIGIONS.  It has infiltrated even into Protestantism.  Any religion or society today that has one or more of the following practices or symbols is connected to Baal in one way or another.

Any religion which worships the sun, moon, stars, ancestors, idols, bulls, the Queen of Heaven; goddesses, deifies man, practices astrology, idolatry, drunkenness, prostitution, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, human sacrifice (in any form); is violent, unmerciful,  practices sorcery; has psychics; uses “sun disks”; believes in the 100% sovereignty of God;  uses obelisks; their main emphasis is on the development of culture and the arts, and not on the character of man; has false prophets; and does not believe that Jesus the Christ came in the flesh,  are indicators that these churches are mixing with Baal to one degree or another.  Revelation 2:14.

Revelation 2:14 speaks of the Doctrines of Baal or doctrines of devils.  If the different religions believe the same basic doctrines they have been infiltrated by Baal, Satan.  Satan seduces God’s people discretely to get them to compromise with him. He will be very patient and wait, maybe even decades or hundreds or thousands of years to achieve his objectives. He desensitizes people and makes blurry the differences between his doctrines and God’s doctrines until he gets in the position to go for a TOTAL TAKEOVER. When the time is right he becomes completely INTOLERANT of any trace of God’s doctrines and ways. If they have the same symbols and mores, IT IS NOT DIFFICULT TO CONCLUDE THAT THEY ARE THE SAME RELIGION.  Semantics and variation of style are the only things that really differentiates them.

THE EARLY CHURCH WAS DIFFERENT, IT REFUSED TO COMPROMISE

Christianity came directly up against this Babylonian religion in its different forms.  It openly challenged its beliefs presenting them with A CLEAR CUT ALTERNATIVE.  The early Christians at Rome refused to compromise with the pagans even if it cost them their earthly possessions and their lives.

THE APOSTLE PAUL WARNED THE EARLY CHURCH OF UNGODLY MEN WHO WOULD TRY TO DISTORT THE FAITH
*In Jude verses 1, 3,and 4, believers are warned, “…that ye should CONTEND FOR THE FAITH which was ONCE DELIVERED UNTO THE SAINTS. For there are CERTAIN MEN CREPT IN UNAWARES, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, UNGODLY MEN.”

God said you can’t mix fresh water and salt or the water will be polluted.

1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

You cannot serve Jesus and love the devil  at the same time.  CHOOSE YE THIS DAY WHO YE SHALL SERVE.  YOU CANNOT HAVE 2 MASTERS. 



WORSHIP OF THE VIRGIN, THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN

 

By Loren Davis

The Babylonian Religion started at the time of the Tower of Babel. It was called the religion of Baal. Baal came from the name Baalzebub which is a name for Satan.
One of the prominent things in Baal worship is their worship of goddesses. The Baal religion believed in many gods and that GOD WAS ALSO A WOMAN. THE VIRGIN and in particular THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN was looked to as a goddess.
The constellation VIRGO was known as the female deity, THE BEAUTIFUL VIRGIN who was worshipped by the ancients. Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac. VIRGO is the SUN SIGN of ASTROLOGY.
Astrology's connection with Baal and goddess worship are some of the reasons why God is so strongly against astrology. Isa 47:13
The female deity Ishtar of Babylon was a Baal high priestess. She was also known as THE VIRGIN who was worshipped. She had the title the Queen of Heaven, and was known as the goddess of fertility. In Baal they had many temple priestesses who served as temple prostitutes. Having sex with a temple prostitute was a part of Baal worship.
Ishtar was known as the goddess of love, war, fertility and sexuality. In the Babylonian temple, she "was looked to as the divine personification of the planet Venus".[2] Ishtar'scult involved sacred prostitution because sexual immorality was an part of their religion.
In her youth it is said that the goddess ISHTAR had loved TAMMUZ THE SUN GOD of the Baal religion.
ACTS12:4. REFERS TO THE 'WINTER SOLTICE' CELEBRATION. IT WAS AT THIS TIME OF YEAR WE KNOW AS EASTER, WHEN ISHTAR, THE VIRGIN QUEEN OF HEAVEN WAS CELEBRATED. WINTER SOLTICE WAS THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN THERE WAS THE GREATEST SEXUAL IMMORALITY BECAUSE THIS IMMORALITY WAS A PART OF THEIR WORSHIP TO ISHTAR. A WINTER SOLTICE IS STILL A MAJOR RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY. THIS IS THE REASON THAT THE SPRINGTIME HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS ARE TO THIS DAY WHEN THE MOST PARTYING AND SEXUAL IMMORALITY GOES ON.
The WORSHIP OF THE VIRGIN, THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN is an ancient practice which started thousands of years before Christ was born.
WORSHIP OF this pagan QUEEN OF HEAVEN is talked about in the scriptures.
*Jeremiah 44:25… "burn incense to THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN."
THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN ISHTAR has been identified with the Phoenician goddess ASTARTE; the Semitic goddess ASHTORETH; the goddess ISIS of Egypt; the goddess of GREECE was APHRODITE, and the goddess VENUS of Rome. These goddesses in these different nations are actually the same Babylonian goddess ISHTAR, but they were just given different names in the different nations. They were all called THE VIRGIN, THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN. The goddess ASHTAROTH is TALKED ABOUT IN THE BIBLE. Ashtaroth was also called the Queen of Heaven. ASHTAROTH also was a mother figure. She was portrayed CRADLING BAAL. Ashtaroth was known as THE GODDESS OF LUST.
ISRAEL became corrupted by worshipping the SUN GOD Tammuz and The Queen of Heaven ASHTAROTH. Ezek 8:14
*Judges 10:6 "And the children of ISRAEL DID EVIL again in the sight of the LORD, and SERVED BAALIM AND ASHTAROTH…and forsook the LORD, "
*1 Samuel 7:3 "And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then PUT AWAY the strange gods and ASHTAROTH (the Queen of Heaven) from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only:
*1 Samuel 12:10 "And they cried unto the LORD, and said, We have sinned, because we have forsaken the LORD, and have served BAALIM and ASHTAROTH: but now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we will serve thee."
ADULTERY, FORNICATION, & PROSTITUTION are an integral part of Baal worship.
*Jeremiah 5:7 "How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then COMMITTED ADULTERY, and assembled themselves by troops in the HARLOT'S HOUSES".
The Baal religion was exported from Babylon to Egypt. In Egypt ISIS was also called The Virgin; The Queen of Heaven. Isis was a prostitute high priestess in the Temple of Baal in Egypt.
Egyptians thought that it was ISIS who put the Pharoahs into power.

ISIS was also worshipped as the patroness of nature and magic. She was worshipped throughout the GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD.

ASHTAROTH was THE CANAANITE'S Virgin, Queen of Heaven who was their goddess of fertility, love, and war exactly like Ishtar and Isis. 1 Kings 11:5-6, 33; 2 Kings 23:13
The Egyptians gave Ashtaorth the title "Queen of Heaven" and "Lady of Heaven". The Babylonians and Assyrians called her Ashtar and worshiped her as the goddess of fertility and love. Jeremiah 7:18-19
The Israelites worshiped Ashtaroth. When Solomon was old he promoted the worship of the Queen of Heaven Ashtaroth (1 Kings 11:5 ). Later Josiah destroyed the shrines built to her (2 Kings 23:13 ).
In ISLAM Mohammad's daughter FATIMA is called QUEEN OF HEAVEN. It's interesting to note that some Catholic churches are named "OUR LADY OF FATIMA".
WORSHIP OF THE VIRGIN AND THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN ENTERED CHRISTIANITY under CONSTANTINE A SUN WORSHIPPER. Constantine gave the great Roman temples and shrines of their Queens of Heaven, the goddesses Fortuna and Diana, to Rome's Christian Church. He had these pagan temples 'christianized' them by renaming them after MARY. Some Christian churches are called "NOTRE DAME", a French word which means "OUR LADY". "Notre Dame" or "Our Lady" are applied to Fortuna, Diana, Madonna, Isis, Ishtar, Fatima, Mary and any other goddess.
It was not until the Fourth Century under Constantine that Mary began to be looked upon with goddess status and people started WORSHIPPING HER and OFFERING HER CAKES at shrines to her just like was done to Ishtar, Isis, Ashtaroth and the others that held the title Queen of Heaven.
*Jeremiah 44:19 "And when we burned incense to THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we MAKE HER CAKES TO WORSHIP HER, and pour out drink offerings unto her,"
MARYOLOGY did not become an official doctrine in the Roman Church until 431 A.D. It's interesting that Maryology started at EPHESUS. EPHESUS, TURKEY is the city which had been the headquarters of the pagan GODDESS DIANA. (Acts 19:27-28, 34-35)
NIMROD, Noah's great grandson, was the founder of the Baal religion. Nimrod's wife was SEMARAMIS. Semaramis was supposed to have conceived Tammuz after Nimrod died, so Semamaris told everyone that Tammuz' birth was a miracle, because she said she did not conceive him natural from a man, but that Tammuz was conceived by the SUN GOD. (The Sun God was a part of Baal worship. Ex. 8:16). Semaramis said that because of this, she conceived Tammuz as a virgin, so she told everyone that TAMMUZ WAS THE SON OF GOD. This shows when and where the phrases THE VIRGIN, THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN, THE MOTHER OF GOD, and MADONNA originated. (It would be impossible for Semaramis to be a virgin because she had previously been married to Nimrod and had also served as a temple prostitute).
Saying Semaramis bore Tammuz as a virgin, and that Tammuz was the son of God, was nothing but Satan, counterfeiting what God was going to do using Mary to bring God's ONLY BEGOTTEN SON Jesus Christ (Jn 3:16) into the world. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Ghost and NOT by the Sun God. Semaramis' claim, which was fraudulent, WOULD HAVE MADE TAMMUZ THE SON OF SATAN HIMSELF.
SEMARAMIS was also known as BAALTI, a name which was derived from Baal. In English BAALTI means, " MY LADY". My Lady in Latin is "MEA DOMINA," which became known as MADONNA.
Constantine transferred these pagan titles to MARY. So the titles THE VIRGIN, THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN, MY LADY, MADONNA AND MOTHER OF GOD that were given to Mary were not Christian titles, but titles derived from the Baal goddesses. Integrating goddess worship with the worship of Jesus greatly confused and corrupted Christianity. This goddess inclusion opened the door for Christianity to be accepted throughout the world.
It is incredible that Mary, the mother of Jesus, a godly and virtuous woman, was given Semaramis' titles, seeing that Semaramis was a prostitute and was Baal's 'Queen of Heaven'. Baal was the enemy of God. Mary's Son Jesus came to this world for the purpose of destroying the works of the devil. 1 Jn 3:8. Mary would have never joined in the Baal religion which was adversarial to her Son and behind His crucifixion.
Perhaps the greatest example of the continuation of Baal today is the practice of worshipping STATUES OF MARY HOLDING BABY JESUS IN HER ARMS. This is nothing but copying THE STATUES OF SEMARAMIS HOLDING TAMMUZ IN HER ARMS.
In the pagan religions, THE MOTHER WAS WORSHIPPED AS MUCH OR MORE THAN HER SON. Many archaeologist cannot tell the difference between the statues of the Babylonian Mother and Child and that of Mary and her child. How could this happen?
It is unbelievable that MARY, Jesus Christ's mother, now has been given the titlesTHE VIRGIN, THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN, THE MOTHER OF GOD, MY LADY and she is now PRAYED TO and WORSHIPPED EXACTLY like the QUEEN OF HEAVEN ASHTAROTH OF BAAL was worshipped.
'THE VIRGIN' AND 'THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN' SPREAD AT THE TIME WHEN GOD CONFUSED THE LANGUAGE AT BABYLON. The people there scattered throughout the earth taking with them their Baal religion. This is why sexual immorality has been worldwide because it was a part of the doctrines of Baal, and done in the name of religion. 1 Tim 4:1
Actually there is just ONE Queen of Heaven who was just given different names:Virgo, Ishtar, Isis, Semaramis, Ashtaroth, Aphrodite, Venus, etc. All of these ancient Queens of Heaven were temple PROSTITUTES . (IT IS INDISPUTABLE THAT MARY WAS NOT A PROSTITUTE).
The book of Revelation speaks about the GREAT WHORE. Revelation 17:1-6 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of THE GREAT WHORE that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication . So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her FORNICATION: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
Revelation 18:1-10 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, BABYLON THE GREAT IS FALLEN, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit A QUEEN, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come."
The reason the Virgin, the Queen of Heaven has been accepted through out the world is that Mary has just taken the place of the goddesses the people were already worshipping. The people really didn't have to change except the semantics. Their goddesses just were renamed, Mary.
This is why Mary is worshipped throughout the world. She is called THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN, THE VIRGIN, MADONNA and is literally looked to as a goddess.
When Christianity first spread throughout the world it was strongly resisted because it was a threat to the worship of THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN and idolatry.
*Acts 19:27 "So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom ALL ASIA AND THE WORLD WORSHIPPETH."
Goddess worship became "christianized" when Mary was given goddess status. The new corrupted Christian leaders of that age realized they could make many converts of the pagans if they made Mary a goddess. Making statues of Mary would make it now difficult for Christians to preach against idolatry like the Apostle Paul had done. The adulation the pagans gave to their mother goddesses slowly was transferred to Mary. This made Christianity acceptable.
The "adulation of MARY" and idolatry WAS NOT A PART OF THE EARLY CHRISTIAN FAITH. EARLY CHRISTIANITY WAS CENTERED ON JESUS.
EARLY CHRISTIANITY FOUGHT IDOLATRY . Acts 19:19
Acts 17:16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.
1 Corinthians 10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
JESUS HIMSELF SPOKE OUT AGAINST THE WORSHIP OF HIS MOTHER MARY WHILE HE WAS ON EARTH.

A. Luke 11:27-28 And it came to pass, as Jesus spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him,Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But Jesus said, Yea rather, blessed are they that HEAR THE WORD OF GOD, AND KEEP IT.

So while the women started giving adulation to Mary like they had to their goddesses, Jesus immediately stopped it.
B. John 2:3 "And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: …And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine."
the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine."
John 2:4 'Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
SO MARY SAID unto the servants, WHATSOEVER MY SON JESUS TELLS YOU TO DO, DO IT! MARY MADE IT CLEAR THAT IT WAS HER SON, JESUS THEY WERE TO LOOK TO FOR MIRACLES AND NOT HER.

Mary didn't turn the water into wine, it was Jesus. Mary never told the people to look to her for an answer to their prayer. She always pointed everyone to Jesus.
Matthew 12:47-48 "Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, WHO IS MY MOTHER? and who are my brethren?" He told them it was those who hear His words and do them.
So it is very clear that Jesus was not promoting the worship of His mother.
We honor Mary. She was a virtuous woman that God used mightily to bring His Son into the world, but it is incredible that many stillmake statues of her; pray her; worship her; and give her the titles of pagan goddesses such as: ' the Virgin', 'the Queen of Heaven', 'Madonna' and 'The Mother of God', and 'Our Lady' that defies God's Word.
Many in some realms of Christianity pray to the statues of Mary and of Mary HOLDING BABY JESUS IN HER ARMS and also of other deceased religious figures.
THE 10 COMMANDMENTS IN EX 20 SAYS,
"THOU SHALT NOT MAKE BEFORE ME ANY GRAVEN IMAGE." That includes images of Jesus, Mary and his disciples.
MANY PRAY TO MARY, THE DISCIPLES AND OTHER DEPARTED RELIGIOUS LEADERS.
Listen! WHOEVER YOU PRAY TO OR WORSHIP YOU ARE MAKING A GOD.
10 COMMANDMENTS EX. 20 "THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME."
THROUGHTOUT THE BIBLE in the O.T. as well as the New, it shows that GOD HATES IDOLATRY. WE ARE NOT TO EVEN MAKE A GRAVEN IMAGE OF JESUS, MARY, PETER OR ANY OF THE APOSTLES.
Also, Jesus should not be portrayed on hanging dead on the cross . My friend, Jesus is no longer dead! This projects the image that Satan wants you to have of Jesus: that He is powerless, defeated, and dead. The truth is that Jesus rose from the dead and is alive to hear and answer our prayers today!
A STATUE OR IDOL IS MADE BY A MAN . THINK! STATUES HAVE EYES BUT CAN'T SEE; EARS, BUT CANNOT HEAR; MOUTHS, BUT CANNOT SPEAK.
SINCE THAT IS THE CASE, HOW IS IT POSSIBLE FOR AN INANIMATE STATUE WHICH IS A GRAVEN IMAGE OR IDOL, HEAR AND ANSWER YOUR PRAYER?
ROMANS 1:25 "WHO CHANGED THE TRUTH OF GOD INTO A LIE, AND WORSHIPPED AND SERVED THE CREATURE MORE THAN THE CREATOR,"
John 4:24 "GOD IS A SPIRIT: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
THE EMPHASIS IS TO BE ON JESUS, NOT on HIS MOTHER.
MARY WAS NOT THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD, BUT SHE WAS USED OF GOD TO BRING THE SAVIOR INTO THE WORLD.
HOW CAN MARY BE CONSIDERED 'THE VIRGIN' TODAY ? SHE WAS A VIRGIN WHEN SHE CONCEIVED JESUS BY THE HOLY GHOST; BUT THE BIBLICAL FACT IS THAT LATER MARY MARRIED JOSEPH AND THEY HAD OTHER CHILDREN TOGETHER. BY MARRYING JOSEPH AND HAVING OTHER NATURAL CHILDREN SHE COULD NO LONGER STILL BE CONSIDERED A VIRGIN.
IT IS UNBIBLICAL FOR US TO WORSHIP OR PRAY TO MARY. MARY IS NOT THE VIRGIN, THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN!
Mt. 6:9 JESUS SAID, When you pray, pray 'OUR FATHER who art in heaven…HE DIDN'T SAY PRAY 'OUR MOTHER'.
Jn 16:23 JESUS SAID, WHATSOEVER YE ASK THE FATHER IN MY NAME HE WILL GIVE IT YOU
MARY DIED AND WAS BURIED. THERE IS NO BIBLICAL RECORD THAT MARY WAS RESURRECTED, BUT THERE IS A BIBLICAL RECORD THAT HER SON JESUS CHRIST WAS.
There is no record in the Bible that MARY ASCENDED TO HEAVEN, BUT HER SON JESUS DID.
IT WASN'T MARY WHO OPENED BLINDED EYE, DEAF EARS, MADE THE LAME TO WALK, AND THE DEAD COME TO LIFE AGAIN, BUT HER SON JESUS DID.
IT WASN'T MARY WHO FORGAVE SINS, BUT HER SON JESUS DID.
1 Tim 2:5 THERE IS ONLY ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MAN. JESUS
THERE IS ONLY ONE REDEEMER WHO SHED HIS BLOOD ON THE CROSS TO CLEANSE US OF OUR SINS, IT WAS MARY'S SON. JESUS.
Millions in different religions today still worship THE VIRGIN, THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN, AND MADONNA. That worship comes from the ancient Baal religion. You can't mix worshipping THE VIRGIN, THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN with Christianity. THAT IS BAAL!
1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, HOW LONG HALT YE BETWEEN TWO OPINIONS? IF THE LORD BE GOD, FOLLOW HIM: BUT IF BAAL, THEN FOLLOW HIM. And the people answered him not a word.
You cannot serve Jesus and mix Baal with it at the same time. CHOOSE YE THIS DAY WHO YE SHALL SERVE. YOU CANNOT HAVE 2 MASTERS.
2 Corinthians 6:17 17 Wherefore come out from among them,97Y and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you to myself.
ASK GOD FOR FORGIVENESS FOR GOING GO BOTH WAYS. YOU CANNOT SERVE GOD AND BAAL AT THE SAME TIME!
JESUS SAID, YOU HOLD THE TRADITIONS OF MAN ABOVE THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD.



BAAL the Religion of SATANISM

By Loren Davis


There are only 2 religions:  serving  Jehovah God or Satan

The rivalry on earth between them started with Adam and Eve.

*SATAN IS CALLED THE GOD OF THIS WORLD 2 Corinthians 4:4,

Any religion or philosophy that does not believe in the God of the Bible  and Jesus Christ is Baal.

Baal religion began with Nimrod.  Nimrod means, ‘he rebelled’ or literally, ‘he returned to Baal’ or Satan.

The people of Babylon built the Tower of Babel, which was a tower to their god Baal. Ge. 11:2

NIMROD WAS SAID TO BE THE SUN GOD

*Genesis 10:8-12 NIMROD’s kingdom was BABEL

After Nimrod died, HIS BODY was cut up and BURNED, and his ashes were sent throughout the land.(Judges 19:29). This is when cremation started. After Nimrod’s death, his wife Semaramis bore a son she named TAMMUZ.  She told the people that Tammuz was “Nimrod reborn” or REINCARNATED.   Semaramis claimed that her son was supernaturally conceived and that he was the promised seed, the “savior”.  She, through Satan, must have heard  of the coming Messiah to be born of a woman .

As the Babylonian religion developed, not only was the child Tammuz worshipped, but also his mother Semmaramis.  Nimrod was greatly mourned among the people, and his wife told the people that he was now THE SUN GOD.   They now began to teach that FIRE was HIS REPRESENTATION on earth.  The people started symbolically BURNING CANDLES as a part of their worship to Nimrod.  Burning candles now became a religious ritual in Baal worship. 

Baal was also symbolized BY TREES, PILLARS, ANIMALS, FISH, (The Fish god was Dagon)), and SUN IMAGES. The Babylonian religion was formed around the traditions set up by Nimrod, his wife Semaramis, and her child Tammuz.  Since Tammuz was proclaimed “the reincarnation of Nimrod”, Tammuz was also recognized as the SUN GOD.  TAMMUZ WAS KNOWN in Baal AS THE “SON” OF GOD.

BAAL-ZEBUB

The word Baalzebub comes from its root word BAAL.
*II Kings 1:2 talks of BAALZEBUB, the god of Ekron.” Notice the spelling, BAAL-zebub.

IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

*Matthew 12:24 “But when the Pharisees heard it, they said of Jesus, That He casts out devils by BEELZEBUB THE PRINCE OF THE DEVILS.”  Beelzebub is another name for Satan. So Baal worship is disguised Satan Worship.

During the time of the Great Tribulation, the Bible says that SATAN WILL DEMAND TO BE WORSHIPPED OPENLY AND EXCLUSIVELY. Revelation 13:4

THE SPREADING OF BAAL WORSHIP

*Genesis 11: 1-9 tells us that God scattered the people because of their desire to return to idolatry and to build the tower of Babel which was to Baal. GOD confused the language and DISPERSED THE People of Babylon.  Wherever they went they spread THE BAAL RELIGION. As people were scattered throughout the earth they took with them their worship of “mother and child” and the idols and symbols of Baal. The BABYLON religion of BAAL WAS THE SOURCE OF ALL PRIMITIVE RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD.

The name Baal was connected to cities where Canaanite gods were worshiped like Baal-Peor. Baal Worship in Canaan centered around Baal as both THE SUN GOD and THE STORM GOD.  

 HERE IS HOW TO IDENTIFY BAAL WORSHIP IN RELIGION AND SOCIETY TODAY

Although the word Baal is hardly ever heard today, this ancient religion is very much alive and thriving throughout the world .  It can be identified today by its ancient symbols which have been integrated into religious and secular architecture, monuments, images, pictures, music, mores, culture, and doctrines.  The names may have changed, but the symbols, beliefs, and mores are very identifiable.  They are exactly the same as they have always been.  They have never changed!

DIFFERENT BAAL DENOMINATIONS

The Baal religion is as diverse as Christianity with all of its denominations. In The Northern Kingdom of Israel under the leadership of Ahab and Jezebel, BAAL became THE STATE GOD.

*1 Kings 16:31 speaking of Ahab says, “that he took to WIFE JEZEBEL and went and SERVED BAAL, and worshipped him.”

SCRIPTURES PROFILING THE RELIGION OF BAAL

*2 Kings 23:5 is the primary scripture to identify Baal Worship.   “And he put down the IDOLATROUS PRIESTS, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to BURN INCENSE TO THE SUN, THE MOON, AND THE PLANETS,  (astrology), and to all THE HOST OF HEAVEN”  (the departed dead or ANCESTOR WORSHIP).  Burning incense, worship of the sun, moon, astrology, and ancestor worship are all earmarks of the Baal religion.
*Romans 1:25 “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and WORSHIPPED AND SERVED THE CREATURE MORE THAN THE CREATOR”.

THIS IS A PROFILE OF PRACTICES, DOCTRINES, AND SYMBOLS OF BAAL WORSHIP

Revelation 2:14 “THE DOCTRINES OF BAAL”

1.  They worshipped THE STORM GOD
Baal was the Lord of the Canaanite religion.  BAAL was seen in THUNDERSTORMS as the STORM GOD, THUNDER, LIGHTNING. They would SACRIFICE HUMAN BEINGS, usually BURNING THEM ALIVE to appease Baal to help their crops. 2 Kings 16:3,
  
2.  BURNED INCENSE
*Jeremiah 7:9 “Will ye steal BURN INCENSE TO BAAL

3. SUN WORSHIP
*Ezekiel 8:16 “WORSHIPPED THE SUN”. 
*Deuteronomy 17:3-5 "And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped the sun, or moon.   

a. THE SWASTIKA the Nazis used is an ancient SYMBOL OF THE SUN.  That symbol is found in many ancient societies worldwide.

 b. The PYRAMIDS of Egypt were built to the SUN GOD Ra.
 They also worshipped mountains, which were in the likeness of a pyramid. Jn 4:20

 c. They built OBELISKS (A TOWER that came to a point)   These originated at THE TOWER OF BABEL. Ge 11:4-9.
The SHARP POINT POINTS TO THE SUN.  These were BUILT TO THE SUN GOD. They also symbolize male virility.  This symbol was indicative that the society where it was erected had no moral restraints and worshipped the sun god.

 d. The Baal worshippers put a BRIGHT GLOW BEHIND PICTURES of their gods and a CIRCLE AROUND their RELIGIOUS FIGURES OR SYMBOLS. The sun symbols were their main deity symbols.  By doing this they could steathily integrate with local deities and cultures wherever they went without being detected.  Most think that the glow behind the picture of Jesus and Mary is the glory of God.  It is not!  It is the sun and symbolizes the integration of Christianity with Baal worship.

e. SUN SYMBOLS WERE PLACED OVER THE ENTRANCE OF THE BAAL TEMPLES and above THEIR ALTARS.  These images would be circular in design, with different variations. They all represented the sun. The Baal worshippers put the sun images at the entrance of a temple and above the altars was to drive away evil spirits.

4. They worshipped the MOON
*2 Kings 23:5 “burned incense to…THE MOON”.

5. WORSHIP OF THE STARS AND  PLANETS  2 Kings 23:5

a. THE ZODIAC, THE   HOROSCOPE Isaiah 47:10-14
*2 Kings 21:6…“OBSERVED TIMES, and USED ENCHANTMENTS, …he wrought MUCH WICKEDNESS in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.”     

b. WITCHCRAFT
*2 Chronicles 33:6 “they used ENCHANTMENTS, and used WITCHCRAFT, and dealt with A FAMILIAR SPIRIT, and with WIZARDS: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.”

c. SORCERYActs 8:9 

d.  BAAL HAD PROPHETS or seers. I Kings 18:40, Acts 13:6
A prophet of Baal IS A SORCERER. 

6. ANCESTOR WORSHIP, Acts 7:42, 2 Kings 23:5

b. They buried RELICS AND BONES IN TEMPLES
*Jeremiah 8:1-2  “At that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring out THE BONES OF THE KINGS  of Judah, and the bones of his PRINCES, and the bones of the PRIESTS, and the bones of the PROPHETS, and the bones of the INHABITANTS of Jerusalem, out of their graves:” And they SHALL SPREAD THEM BEFORE THE SUN, AND THE MOON, AND ALL THE HOST OF HEAVEN,

7. BULL OR CALF WORSHIP Hosea 8:5-6, Deuteronomy 9:16, MOLTEN CALF in Egypt. Acts 7:39-42

8.  PRAYER BEADS. The ANCIENT NINEVITES of Babylon used PRAYER BEADS and repetitious prayers to their gods.

9.  BAAL MUSIC  
BEFORE THE FALL, LUCIFER WAS THE CHIEF MUSICIAN OF HEAVEN. Ezekiel 28:13 “
 
10. A PARTY SPIRIT Exodus 32. The children of Israel were having an immoral PARTY around the Golden Calf.

11.  LIQUOR/DRUNKENNESS
*Daniel 5:1-4, we see the party spirit and mocking God… “Belshazzar made a great feast…and DRANK WINE…

12.  SENSUAL DANCING.
Exodus 32:19. The children of Israel DANCED  NAKED around the Golden Calf. Salome’s dance before Herod.

13.  PUBLIC NUDITY 
*Exodus 32:25  says “Moses saw that THE PEOPLE WERE NAKED.” 

14.   CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAYS OF THE SUN GODS 

A MAJOR HOLIDAY for “Eostor”, the goddess of fertility, was celebrated in the spring. This  originated with Ishtar the goddess of Babylon.

15.  GODDESSES
The focus in Baal societies was the worship of their GODDESSES.

16.  Baal societiest were MATRIARCHAL, FEMINIST SOCIETIES and their children were REBELLIOUS  Isaiah 3:12

17.  Baal societies worshipped THE MOTHER OF GOD
Babylon’s SEMARAMIS, the mother of Tammuz was proclaimed THE MOTHER OF GOD, referring to Tammuz.   

18.  MOTHER–CHILD WORSHIP
This started with Baal with the worship of Semaramis holding Tammuz in her arms.

19.  WORSHIP OF THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN
*Jeremiah 44:25… “we will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN.”  Baal worshipped goddesses.  The 10 C’s.  “Thou shalt have no other god before me.”

20.  ADULTERY, FORNICATION, PROSTITUTION
*Jeremiah 5:7 *John 8:44 “Ye are of YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL, AND THE LUSTS OF YOUR FATHER YE WILL DO.”
Adultery, prostitution and homosexuality were the norm in Baal societies.

21.  A PLEASURE SEEKING SOCIETY
*Hebrews 11:25-26 “Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy THE PLEASURES OF SIN for a season.”

22.   HOMOSEXUALITY
*Genesis 19:1-15 Homosexuality was rampant in Sodom and Gomorrah.  These were Baal cities.

23.  IDOLATRY
When God declared He was a jealous God, He was referring to His hatred of idolatry.  I Kings. 14:15, Exodus 34:4; 20 The 10 Commandments commands not to make any graven image.

24.  They worshipped GROVES which are TOTEM POLES
When the Bible talks about GROVES it was referring to IMAGES OF GODS STACKED ONE ON TOP OF the OTHER as in a totem pole.

25.  THE CROSS SYMBOL
They worshipped symbols of the cross, including the Maltese cross. 

26. BAAL worshippers did NOT CONFESS THEIR SINS.  They did not believe in God’s commandments, but FELT TOTALLY SECURE LIVING IMMORAL LIFESTYLES,

27. THEY LET IT BE KNOWN THAT THEY FEARED NOTHING, NOT even God
 
28. They were very SUPERSTITIOUS Acts 17:22

29. Baal Temples and symbols were placed on the highest hills or mountains of a city.  THE HIGH PLACES. I Kings 14:23

30. HATRED AND MURDER
*John 8:44 “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a MURDERER from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.” The Bible says Hatred is the same as Murder.  Murder begins with hatred.

31. 
a. LYING 
*John 8:44 “Ye are of your father the devil, …for HE IS A LIAR, AND THE FATHER OF IT.”

b.  FALSE WITNESSES Mark 14:59

c.  DECEITFUL
*Revelation 20:10 “And THE DEVIL that DECEIVED THEM”.

d. CORRUPTION
*Genesis 6:11-12 “THE EARTH ALSO WAS CORRUPT before God,

e.  GAMBLING Obadiah 1:11,
Mark 15:24 “And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, CASTING LOTS upon them, what every man should take.”

f.  PRIDE Ezekiel 16:56, I John 2:16

g.  BEAUTY .  Satan was full  of pride because of his beauty. Luke 11:39 “And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees MAKE CLEAN THE OUTSIDE of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.”

a.  VIOLENCE Ezekiel 28:16 *Genesis 6:11-12 “and the earth was filled with violence


 b.  CRUELTY
*Psalms 74:20 “for THE DARK PLACES OF THE EARTH are full of THE HABITATIONS OF CRUELTY.”

c.  HUMAN SACRIFICE
*Jeremiah 19:4-5 “They have built also the high places of Baal, to BURN THEIR SONS WITH FIRE FOR BURNT OFFERINGS UNTO BAAL, ”
*2 Kings16:3, 21:6, Satan is the god of this world and he has always DEMANDED HUMAN BLOOD. A Baal society is unmerciful. 
*2 Corinthians 4:4 “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not.” Abortion is a form of human sacrifice. Satan is the god of this world.

The beliefs and doctrines of Baal are totally opposite and hostile to The Ten Commandments.

33.  A DEMONIC, PERVERTED ANOINTING
*Ezekiel 28:14 Referring to Lucifer,“Thou art THE ANOINTED CHERUB that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.”

34.  THE DEIFICATION AND WORSHIP OF MAN
*Acts 7:41  Baal worshipped believed that man was a god.

35.  CIVILIZATION WAS MEASURED BY DEVELOPMENT, ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE, AND THE ARTS, not by behavior  

36.  BAAL BELIEVED IN THE 100% SOVEREIGNTY OF THE GODS
They believed that one’s life was destined by fate, the stars, and the gods alone.  Baal followers believed their lives were controlled by the zodiac, the stars; therefore, they had no personal responsibility for their actions.

38.  TRANSUBSTANTIATION
The practice of Transubstantiation is one of the oldest practices of ancient religions.  It is known as “Eating the god”.  Transubstantiation was practiced by many tribes in many nations.  This concept came from CANNIBALISTIC societies.  In Canaan, to become a priest of Baal, one had to eat “human flesh”.  CANNIBAL came from the  root word Cahna-Baal. Human sacrifice was THE COMMUNION OF BAAL.  The word “host” came from the original meaning of “sacrifice” or “victim”.   As a part of the Baal COMMUNION, the priests of Baal would hold up A SUN DISC WAFER on a pole and offer it to Baal.

39.   TATTOOING  AND  BODY  PIERCING
*Leviticus19:28 “Ye shall NOT MAKE ANY CUTTINGS IN YOUR FLESH…NOR PRINT MARKS UPON YOU:” 
Baal required that men cut and torture themselves as a form of atonement and worship.  Tattoos and body piercing are indicators of Baal.

40.  REINCARNATION
The belief of reincarnation came from Babylon, when Semaramis said Nimrod was reincarnated as the sun.  (They believed that he had been born again as the sun).

41.  CREMATION
We first hear about cremation when Nimrod’s body was cremated, and his ashes spread throughout the Babylonian empire.

42.   ANTI- SEMITIC  (JEW)  AND  ANTI-ISRAEL
*2 Chronicles 20:29 “And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought against THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL.”

43.  ALTARS TO BAAL
*Isaiah 17:8 “And he shall NOT LOOK TO THE ALTARS,”

44.  DEBT
*Deuteronomy 28:12 “thou SHALT NOT BORROW.”

45.  PRACTICE A POSITIVE CONFESSION
Witches and wizards in witchcraft use their words to control people and events.
*Isaiah 14:12-14 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O LUCIFER, son of the morning! For thou HAST SAID IN THINE HEART, I WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN, I WILL EXALT MY THRONE ABOVE THE STARS OF GOD: I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH.”

46.  BAAL FOLLOWERS OPERATE WITH A HUMANISTIC FAITH
At the Tower of Babel: *Genesis 11:6 “And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now NOTHING WILL BE RESTRAINED FROM THEM, WHICH THEY HAVE IMAGINED TO DO.”

They did not do things by Faith in God, but by the power of THEIR HUMAN SPIRIT; the power of POSITIVE THINKING; FAITH IN THEMSELVES, of what they could do.

47.   BAAL USES AND PERVERTS THE BIBLE
*Matthew 4:5-6 “Then THE DEVIL taketh setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: FOR IT IS WRITTEN,” Perverts the scriptures.
  
48.  SECURITY CONSCIOUS
*Luke 12:18-19 “THOU HAST MUCH GOODS LAID UP FOR MANY YEARS; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.”

49.   MATERIALISM
*Daniel 5:1-4 “…praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood.”
*1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is the root of all evil:”

50. BELIEF IN A TRANSITIONAL PLACE AFTER DEATH
*1 Corinthians 15:29 “Else what shall they do which are BAPTIZED FOR THE DEAD. This also is linked with burning candles for the dead which began at Babylon with Nimrod.
*Isaiah 8:19-20 CONDEMNS PRAYING TO THE DEAD.  “And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:  should not a people seek unto their God:  FOR THE LIVING TO THE DEAD?”

51.  In Baal religions WOMEN SUFFERED A HARD LIFE AND WERE NOT HONORED. They were bought and sold like cattle.

52. DOMES were put on their temples.  They are half-arches representing the visible heavens.  A dome,  astrologically portrays itself as an image of the spiritual world above a city. 

53.  ARCHES represents the pathway of the sun which are made to look similar to an obelisk.

54.  SIRIUS, is a FIVE POINTED STAR.  Sirius was considered the embodiment of ISIS, the Egyptian goddess, their Queen of Heaven.  Sirius was granted god or goddess status among the Egyptian and Babylonians.  SIRIUS WAS ASTRONOMICALLY THE FOUNDATION EGYPT’S ENTIRE RELIGIOUS SYSTEM.

It is a high symbol of spirituality.  It is used in astrology and the horoscope.   It used by the Masons, and is on many national flags. 

The FIVE POINTED STAR is also known in Wicca witchcraft as the PENTAGRAM
*43 “Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and THE STAR of your god Remphan, FIGURES which ye made to worship them:” *Acts 7:39, 42, 43 “To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,”

55.  In Baal societies they use SYMBOLS OF CORN AND WHEAT in their worship

56.  In Baal they WORSHIPPED  THE VIRGIN the goddess Ashteroth.
Astrologers see the constellation Virgo, as The Beautiful Virgin.  This identified with Isis, Fatima and the Virgin Mary.

58.  HOLIDAYS.  The word holidays came from the pagans’ holy days when they venerated the sun gods, etc.  That explains why even on religious holidays they are days of excessive drinking and fornication.

59.  WORLD DOMINATION
*Revelation 13:14-15  “And DECEIVED THEM THAT DWELL ON THE EARTH.”…and will cause ALL to worship him.

When SATAN TEMPTED JESUS, he said “If you will fall down and worship me, I will give you all the riches and power over the kingdoms of the earth.”  Jesus said, “Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Get thee behind me Satan.” 

What will you say to Satan’s temptation for money and power? Don’t be deceived by Satan, the god of this world. Ye shall serve the Lord and Him alone shall you serve.


BAAL the Religion of SATANISM

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By Loren Davis


There are only 2 religions:  serving  Jehovah God or Satan

The rivalry on earth between them started with Adam and Eve.

*SATAN IS CALLED THE GOD OF THIS WORLD 2 Corinthians 4:4,

Any religion or philosophy that does not believe in the God of the Bible  and Jesus Christ is Baal.

Baal religion began with Nimrod.  Nimrod means, ‘he rebelled’ or literally, ‘he returned to Baal’ or Satan.

The people of Babylon built the Tower of Babel, which was a tower to their god Baal. Ge. 11:2

NIMROD WAS SAID TO BE THE SUN GOD

*Genesis 10:8-12 NIMROD’s kingdom was BABEL

After Nimrod died, HIS BODY was cut up and BURNED, and his ashes were sent throughout the land.(Judges 19:29). This is when cremation started. After Nimrod’s death, his wife Semaramis bore a son she named TAMMUZ.  She told the people that Tammuz was “Nimrod reborn” or REINCARNATED.   Semaramis claimed that her son was supernaturally conceived and that he was the promised seed, the “savior”.  She, through Satan, must have heard  of the coming Messiah to be born of a woman .

As the Babylonian religion developed, not only was the child Tammuz worshipped, but also his mother Semmaramis.  Nimrod was greatly mourned among the people, and his wife told the people that he was now THE SUN GOD.   They now began to teach that FIRE was HIS REPRESENTATION on earth.  The people started symbolically BURNING CANDLES as a part of their worship to Nimrod.  Burning candles now became a religious ritual in Baal worship. 

Baal was also symbolized BY TREES, PILLARS, ANIMALS, FISH, (The Fish god was Dagon)), and SUN IMAGES. The Babylonian religion was formed around the traditions set up by Nimrod, his wife Semaramis, and her child Tammuz.  Since Tammuz was proclaimed “the reincarnation of Nimrod”, Tammuz was also recognized as the SUN GOD.  TAMMUZ WAS KNOWN in Baal AS THE “SON” OF GOD.

BAAL-ZEBUB

The word Baalzebub comes from its root word BAAL.
*II Kings 1:2 talks of BAALZEBUB, the god of Ekron.” Notice the spelling, BAAL-zebub.

IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

*Matthew 12:24 “But when the Pharisees heard it, they said of Jesus, That He casts out devils by BEELZEBUB THE PRINCE OF THE DEVILS.”  Beelzebub is another name for Satan. So Baal worship is disguised Satan Worship.

During the time of the Great Tribulation, the Bible says that SATAN WILL DEMAND TO BE WORSHIPPED OPENLY AND EXCLUSIVELY. Revelation 13:4

THE SPREADING OF BAAL WORSHIP

*Genesis 11: 1-9 tells us that God scattered the people because of their desire to return to idolatry and to build the tower of Babel which was to Baal. GOD confused the language and DISPERSED THE People of Babylon.  Wherever they went they spread THE BAAL RELIGION. As people were scattered throughout the earth they took with them their worship of “mother and child” and the idols and symbols of Baal. The BABYLON religion of BAAL WAS THE SOURCE OF ALL PRIMITIVE RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD.

The name Baal was connected to cities where Canaanite gods were worshiped like Baal-Peor. Baal Worship in Canaan centered around Baal as both THE SUN GOD and THE STORM GOD.  

 HERE IS HOW TO IDENTIFY BAAL WORSHIP IN RELIGION AND SOCIETY TODAY

Although the word Baal is hardly ever heard today, this ancient religion is very much alive and thriving throughout the world .  It can be identified today by its ancient symbols which have been integrated into religious and secular architecture, monuments, images, pictures, music, mores, culture, and doctrines.  The names may have changed, but the symbols, beliefs, and mores are very identifiable.  They are exactly the same as they have always been.  They have never changed!

DIFFERENT BAAL DENOMINATIONS

The Baal religion is as diverse as Christianity with all of its denominations. In The Northern Kingdom of Israel under the leadership of Ahab and Jezebel, BAAL became THE STATE GOD.

*1 Kings 16:31 speaking of Ahab says, “that he took to WIFE JEZEBEL and went and SERVED BAAL, and worshipped him.”

SCRIPTURES PROFILING THE RELIGION OF BAAL

*2 Kings 23:5 is the primary scripture to identify Baal Worship.   “And he put down the IDOLATROUS PRIESTS, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to BURN INCENSE TO THE SUN, THE MOON, AND THE PLANETS,  (astrology), and to all THE HOST OF HEAVEN”  (the departed dead or ANCESTOR WORSHIP).  Burning incense, worship of the sun, moon, astrology, and ancestor worship are all earmarks of the Baal religion.
*Romans 1:25 “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and WORSHIPPED AND SERVED THE CREATURE MORE THAN THE CREATOR”.

THIS IS A PROFILE OF PRACTICES, DOCTRINES, AND SYMBOLS OF BAAL WORSHIP

Revelation 2:14 “THE DOCTRINES OF BAAL”

1.  They worshipped THE STORM GOD
Baal was the Lord of the Canaanite religion.  BAAL was seen in THUNDERSTORMS as the STORM GOD, THUNDER, LIGHTNING. They would SACRIFICE HUMAN BEINGS, usually BURNING THEM ALIVE to appease Baal to help their crops. 2 Kings 16:3,
  
2.  BURNED INCENSE
*Jeremiah 7:9 “Will ye steal BURN INCENSE TO BAAL

3. SUN WORSHIP
*Ezekiel 8:16 “WORSHIPPED THE SUN”. 
*Deuteronomy 17:3-5 "And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped the sun, or moon.   

a. THE SWASTIKA the Nazis used is an ancient SYMBOL OF THE SUN.  That symbol is found in many ancient societies worldwide.

 b. The PYRAMIDS of Egypt were built to the SUN GOD Ra.
 They also worshipped mountains, which were in the likeness of a pyramid. Jn 4:20

 c. They built OBELISKS (A TOWER that came to a point)   These originated at THE TOWER OF BABEL. Ge 11:4-9.
The SHARP POINT POINTS TO THE SUN.  These were BUILT TO THE SUN GOD. They also symbolize male virility.  This symbol was indicative that the society where it was erected had no moral restraints and worshipped the sun god.

 d. The Baal worshippers put a BRIGHT GLOW BEHIND PICTURES of their gods and a CIRCLE AROUND their RELIGIOUS FIGURES OR SYMBOLS. The sun symbols were their main deity symbols.  By doing this they could steathily integrate with local deities and cultures wherever they went without being detected.  Most think that the glow behind the picture of Jesus and Mary is the glory of God.  It is not!  It is the sun and symbolizes the integration of Christianity with Baal worship.

e. SUN SYMBOLS WERE PLACED OVER THE ENTRANCE OF THE BAAL TEMPLES and above THEIR ALTARS.  These images would be circular in design, with different variations. They all represented the sun. The Baal worshippers put the sun images at the entrance of a temple and above the altars was to drive away evil spirits.

4. They worshipped the MOON
*2 Kings 23:5 “burned incense to…THE MOON”.

5. WORSHIP OF THE STARS AND  PLANETS  2 Kings 23:5

a. THE ZODIAC, THE   HOROSCOPE Isaiah 47:10-14
*2 Kings 21:6…“OBSERVED TIMES, and USED ENCHANTMENTS, …he wrought MUCH WICKEDNESS in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.”     

b. WITCHCRAFT
*2 Chronicles 33:6 “they used ENCHANTMENTS, and used WITCHCRAFT, and dealt with A FAMILIAR SPIRIT, and with WIZARDS: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.”

c. SORCERYActs 8:9 

d.  BAAL HAD PROPHETS or seers. I Kings 18:40, Acts 13:6
A prophet of Baal IS A SORCERER. 

6. ANCESTOR WORSHIP, Acts 7:42, 2 Kings 23:5

b. They buried RELICS AND BONES IN TEMPLES
*Jeremiah 8:1-2  “At that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring out THE BONES OF THE KINGS  of Judah, and the bones of his PRINCES, and the bones of the PRIESTS, and the bones of the PROPHETS, and the bones of the INHABITANTS of Jerusalem, out of their graves:” And they SHALL SPREAD THEM BEFORE THE SUN, AND THE MOON, AND ALL THE HOST OF HEAVEN,

7. BULL OR CALF WORSHIP Hosea 8:5-6, Deuteronomy 9:16, MOLTEN CALF in Egypt. Acts 7:39-42

8.  PRAYER BEADS. The ANCIENT NINEVITES of Babylon used PRAYER BEADS and repetitious prayers to their gods.

9.  BAAL MUSIC  
BEFORE THE FALL, LUCIFER WAS THE CHIEF MUSICIAN OF HEAVEN. Ezekiel 28:13 “
 
10. A PARTY SPIRIT Exodus 32. The children of Israel were having an immoral PARTY around the Golden Calf.

11.  LIQUOR/DRUNKENNESS
*Daniel 5:1-4, we see the party spirit and mocking God… “Belshazzar made a great feast…and DRANK WINE…

12.  SENSUAL DANCING.
Exodus 32:19. The children of Israel DANCED  NAKED around the Golden Calf. Salome’s dance before Herod.

13.  PUBLIC NUDITY 
*Exodus 32:25  says “Moses saw that THE PEOPLE WERE NAKED.” 

14.   CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAYS OF THE SUN GODS 

A MAJOR HOLIDAY for “Eostor”, the goddess of fertility, was celebrated in the spring. This  originated with Ishtar the goddess of Babylon.

15.  GODDESSES
The focus in Baal societies was the worship of their GODDESSES.

16.  Baal societiest were MATRIARCHAL, FEMINIST SOCIETIES and their children were REBELLIOUS  Isaiah 3:12

17.  Baal societies worshipped THE MOTHER OF GOD
Babylon’s SEMARAMIS, the mother of Tammuz was proclaimed THE MOTHER OF GOD, referring to Tammuz.   

18.  MOTHER–CHILD WORSHIP
This started with Baal with the worship of Semaramis holding Tammuz in her arms.

19.  WORSHIP OF THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN
*Jeremiah 44:25… “we will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN.”  Baal worshipped goddesses.  The 10 C’s.  “Thou shalt have no other god before me.”

20.  ADULTERY, FORNICATION, PROSTITUTION
*Jeremiah 5:7 *John 8:44 “Ye are of YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL, AND THE LUSTS OF YOUR FATHER YE WILL DO.”
Adultery, prostitution and homosexuality were the norm in Baal societies.

21.  A PLEASURE SEEKING SOCIETY
*Hebrews 11:25-26 “Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy THE PLEASURES OF SIN for a season.”

22.   HOMOSEXUALITY
*Genesis 19:1-15 Homosexuality was rampant in Sodom and Gomorrah.  These were Baal cities.

23.  IDOLATRY
When God declared He was a jealous God, He was referring to His hatred of idolatry.  I Kings. 14:15, Exodus 34:4; 20 The 10 Commandments commands not to make any graven image.

24.  They worshipped GROVES which are TOTEM POLES
When the Bible talks about GROVES it was referring to IMAGES OF GODS STACKED ONE ON TOP OF the OTHER as in a totem pole.

25.  THE CROSS SYMBOL
They worshipped symbols of the cross, including the Maltese cross. 

26. BAAL worshippers did NOT CONFESS THEIR SINS.  They did not believe in God’s commandments, but FELT TOTALLY SECURE LIVING IMMORAL LIFESTYLES,

27. THEY LET IT BE KNOWN THAT THEY FEARED NOTHING, NOT even God
 
28. They were very SUPERSTITIOUS Acts 17:22

29. Baal Temples and symbols were placed on the highest hills or mountains of a city.  THE HIGH PLACES. I Kings 14:23

30. HATRED AND MURDER
*John 8:44 “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a MURDERER from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.” The Bible says Hatred is the same as Murder.  Murder begins with hatred.

31. 
a. LYING 
*John 8:44 “Ye are of your father the devil, …for HE IS A LIAR, AND THE FATHER OF IT.”

b.  FALSE WITNESSES Mark 14:59

c.  DECEITFUL
*Revelation 20:10 “And THE DEVIL that DECEIVED THEM”.

d. CORRUPTION
*Genesis 6:11-12 “THE EARTH ALSO WAS CORRUPT before God,

e.  GAMBLING Obadiah 1:11,
Mark 15:24 “And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, CASTING LOTS upon them, what every man should take.”

f.  PRIDE Ezekiel 16:56, I John 2:16

g.  BEAUTY .  Satan was full  of pride because of his beauty. Luke 11:39 “And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees MAKE CLEAN THE OUTSIDE of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.”

a.  VIOLENCE Ezekiel 28:16 *Genesis 6:11-12 “and the earth was filled with violence


 b.  CRUELTY
*Psalms 74:20 “for THE DARK PLACES OF THE EARTH are full of THE HABITATIONS OF CRUELTY.”

c.  HUMAN SACRIFICE
*Jeremiah 19:4-5 “They have built also the high places of Baal, to BURN THEIR SONS WITH FIRE FOR BURNT OFFERINGS UNTO BAAL, ”
*2 Kings16:3, 21:6, Satan is the god of this world and he has always DEMANDED HUMAN BLOOD. A Baal society is unmerciful. 
*2 Corinthians 4:4 “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not.” Abortion is a form of human sacrifice. Satan is the god of this world.

The beliefs and doctrines of Baal are totally opposite and hostile to The Ten Commandments.

33.  A DEMONIC, PERVERTED ANOINTING
*Ezekiel 28:14 Referring to Lucifer,“Thou art THE ANOINTED CHERUB that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.”

34.  THE DEIFICATION AND WORSHIP OF MAN
*Acts 7:41  Baal worshipped believed that man was a god.

35.  CIVILIZATION WAS MEASURED BY DEVELOPMENT, ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE, AND THE ARTS, not by behavior  

36.  BAAL BELIEVED IN THE 100% SOVEREIGNTY OF THE GODS
They believed that one’s life was destined by fate, the stars, and the gods alone.  Baal followers believed their lives were controlled by the zodiac, the stars; therefore, they had no personal responsibility for their actions.

38.  TRANSUBSTANTIATION
The practice of Transubstantiation is one of the oldest practices of ancient religions.  It is known as “Eating the god”.  Transubstantiation was practiced by many tribes in many nations.  This concept came from CANNIBALISTIC societies.  In Canaan, to become a priest of Baal, one had to eat “human flesh”.  CANNIBAL came from the  root word Cahna-Baal. Human sacrifice was THE COMMUNION OF BAAL.  The word “host” came from the original meaning of “sacrifice” or “victim”.   As a part of the Baal COMMUNION, the priests of Baal would hold up A SUN DISC WAFER on a pole and offer it to Baal.

39.   TATTOOING  AND  BODY  PIERCING
*Leviticus19:28 “Ye shall NOT MAKE ANY CUTTINGS IN YOUR FLESH…NOR PRINT MARKS UPON YOU:” 
Baal required that men cut and torture themselves as a form of atonement and worship.  Tattoos and body piercing are indicators of Baal.

40.  REINCARNATION
The belief of reincarnation came from Babylon, when Semaramis said Nimrod was reincarnated as the sun.  (They believed that he had been born again as the sun).

41.  CREMATION
We first hear about cremation when Nimrod’s body was cremated, and his ashes spread throughout the Babylonian empire.

42.   ANTI- SEMITIC  (JEW)  AND  ANTI-ISRAEL
*2 Chronicles 20:29 “And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought against THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL.”

43.  ALTARS TO BAAL
*Isaiah 17:8 “And he shall NOT LOOK TO THE ALTARS,”

44.  DEBT
*Deuteronomy 28:12 “thou SHALT NOT BORROW.”

45.  PRACTICE A POSITIVE CONFESSION
Witches and wizards in witchcraft use their words to control people and events.
*Isaiah 14:12-14 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O LUCIFER, son of the morning! For thou HAST SAID IN THINE HEART, I WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN, I WILL EXALT MY THRONE ABOVE THE STARS OF GOD: I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH.”

46.  BAAL FOLLOWERS OPERATE WITH A HUMANISTIC FAITH
At the Tower of Babel: *Genesis 11:6 “And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now NOTHING WILL BE RESTRAINED FROM THEM, WHICH THEY HAVE IMAGINED TO DO.”

They did not do things by Faith in God, but by the power of THEIR HUMAN SPIRIT; the power of POSITIVE THINKING; FAITH IN THEMSELVES, of what they could do.

47.   BAAL USES AND PERVERTS THE BIBLE
*Matthew 4:5-6 “Then THE DEVIL taketh setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: FOR IT IS WRITTEN,” Perverts the scriptures.
  
48.  SECURITY CONSCIOUS
*Luke 12:18-19 “THOU HAST MUCH GOODS LAID UP FOR MANY YEARS; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.”

49.   MATERIALISM
*Daniel 5:1-4 “…praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood.”
*1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is the root of all evil:”

50. BELIEF IN A TRANSITIONAL PLACE AFTER DEATH
*1 Corinthians 15:29 “Else what shall they do which are BAPTIZED FOR THE DEAD. This also is linked with burning candles for the dead which began at Babylon with Nimrod.
*Isaiah 8:19-20 CONDEMNS PRAYING TO THE DEAD.  “And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:  should not a people seek unto their God:  FOR THE LIVING TO THE DEAD?”

51.  In Baal religions WOMEN SUFFERED A HARD LIFE AND WERE NOT HONORED. They were bought and sold like cattle.

52. DOMES were put on their temples.  They are half-arches representing the visible heavens.  A dome,  astrologically portrays itself as an image of the spiritual world above a city. 

53.  ARCHES represents the pathway of the sun which are made to look similar to an obelisk.

54.  SIRIUS, is a FIVE POINTED STAR.  Sirius was considered the embodiment of ISIS, the Egyptian goddess, their Queen of Heaven.  Sirius was granted god or goddess status among the Egyptian and Babylonians.  SIRIUS WAS ASTRONOMICALLY THE FOUNDATION EGYPT’S ENTIRE RELIGIOUS SYSTEM.

It is a high symbol of spirituality.  It is used in astrology and the horoscope.   It used by the Masons, and is on many national flags. 

The FIVE POINTED STAR is also known in Wicca witchcraft as the PENTAGRAM
*43 “Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and THE STAR of your god Remphan, FIGURES which ye made to worship them:” *Acts 7:39, 42, 43 “To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,”

55.  In Baal societies they use SYMBOLS OF CORN AND WHEAT in their worship

56.  In Baal they WORSHIPPED  THE VIRGIN the goddess Ashteroth.
Astrologers see the constellation Virgo, as The Beautiful Virgin.  This identified with Isis, Fatima and the Virgin Mary.

58.  HOLIDAYS.  The word holidays came from the pagans’ holy days when they venerated the sun gods, etc.  That explains why even on religious holidays they are days of excessive drinking and fornication.

59.  WORLD DOMINATION
*Revelation 13:14-15  “And DECEIVED THEM THAT DWELL ON THE EARTH.”…and will cause ALL to worship him.

When SATAN TEMPTED JESUS, he said “If you will fall down and worship me, I will give you all the riches and power over the kingdoms of the earth.”  Jesus said, “Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Get thee behind me Satan.” 

What will you say to Satan’s temptation for money and power? Don’t be deceived by Satan, the god of this world. Ye shall serve the Lord and Him alone shall you serve.