The ancient Babylonians worshiped the Queen of Heaven - in Christianity today it is not much different. The old traditions of times past don't seem to be going away. The Queen of Heaven was known as Ishtar by the Babylonians, under the Persians as Astarte, among the Greeks as Artemis, and the Romans as Diana. Then early Christianity arrived with the persecuted, sentenced to death martyrs who in their devotion seemed to enjoy a direct connection with their Saviour. This type of worship was not suitable as State religion. Thus, the persecution of Christians could not come to an end until finally the "Virgin Mary" was promoted to be Queen of Heaven. That was a political process not consistent with Bible teaching.
.... in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines
the commandments of men [ Matthew 15:9, Luke 7:7 ]
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What do we find today in the Christian churches? - Statues and veneration of Saints in complete disregard of what the Bible teaches. And with regard to the Virgin Mary, where is she right now at this moment? Is she in heaven, or does she still rest in her original grave?
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Whether or not she still lies in her grave here on earth, that does not seem
to be so important, because one simply believes that she is in heaven
communicating with Jesus. How will God, the father, relate to that?
Will He approve our stubborness and human points of view?
Why do popular modern Bibles
tell us less about Jesus?