Idolatry – worship of alien gods pptx

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Describes how idolatry and paganism infiltrated the Church. Can be used effectively to teach Roman Catholics and Oriental Church members. Includes brief notes on middle eastern, mesopotamian, egyptian, sumerian, greek, Hindu religions and cults

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Idolatry – worship of alien gods pptx

  1. 1. IDOLATRY – WORSHIP OF ALIEN GODS<br />SHEKINAH EVANGELIZATION PROGRAMME<br />
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  3. 3. Not miracles but truth !<br /> <br />“YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE” JN 8:32.<br />
  4. 4. SPIRITUAL WARFARE<br />“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head and you will strike his heel.” Gen 3:15.<br />Spiritual war continues<br />
  5. 5. FAMILY TREE<br />
  6. 6. FAMILY TREE<br />
  7. 7. Noah’s curse on Canaan. Gen 9:25cursed generation rebels against God<br />CUSH’S SON – NIMROD<br />FIRST TRIED TO PLEASE GOD<br />MIGHTY HUNTER / WARRIOR <br />LATER PRIDE & HAUGHTINESS<br />
  8. 8. BABEL Gen 10:9-9KING WORSHIP, STARRY HOST WORSHIPBABYLON – CENTER OF RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS IN 2247 BC<br />
  9. 9. DEVIL BEGINS TO SOW LIES & COUNTERFEITS<br />VIOLENCE & RELIGION = <br /> (Cain’s way)<br />IMMORALITY (Baalam’s error)REBELLION (Korah’s rebellion) Jude 11<br />
  10. 10. EL – the high god<br />Father of gods in Sumer, Mesopotamian & Egyptian religions<br />Not so powerful against lesser gods.<br />
  11. 11. CATAL HUYUK – TURKEYMOTHER GODDESS<br />GIVES BIRTH ETERNALLY BUT PARTNER ‘THE BULL’ MUST DIE<br />
  12. 12. ASHERAH/ ANAT – VILE GODDESS OF FERTILITY OF CANAAN - IN SYRIA CONSORT OF EL<br />
  13. 13. ANAT, Sister and wife of BAAL<br />
  14. 14. ANAT & BAAL<br />BAAL attacked by MOT, god of death & sterility<br />BAAL surrenders and is chewed up by MOT<br />EL is helpless<br />ANAT is furious, kills MOT, cuts him and scatters his flesh over fields<br />Restores BAAL for sexual reunion<br />Celebrated as New Year festival for Anat & Baal. <br />
  15. 15. ASHERAH POLE = LINGAM in India<br /><ul><li>CREATIVE ENERGY
  16. 16. SKY GOD
  17. 17. SHRINE PROSTITUTION FOR AGRICULTURE IS CONSIDERED A COSMIC SEXUAL ACT OF CREATION
  18. 18. MOTHER GODDESS IN CANAAN</li></li></ul><li>ASHERA POLE IN INDIA WITH A SNAKE AROUND<br />
  19. 19. IN SUMER = INANA<br />
  20. 20. INANA<br />LION UNDER HER FOOT<br />
  21. 21. RA – EGYPTIAN SUN GOD FATHER OF ASHERA & ANAT<br />
  22. 22. ISIS w/o OSIRIS PARENTS OF HORUS- EGYPT<br />
  23. 23. GREECE – DEMETER, HERA, APHRADITE (ROMAN DIANA)<br />DEMETER- FURIOUS, VENGEFUL, GRAIN GODDESS, MISTRESS OF THE DEAD<br />
  24. 24. ARTEMIS= DIANA IN ROME<br />
  25. 25. ARTEMIS – GREEK (Ephesus)<br />MISTRESS OF ANIMALS<br />HUNTRESS<br />PATRON OF UNTAMED NATURE<br />SOURCE OF LIFE<br />FEARSOME<br />VENGEFUL, IMPLACABLE<br />BLOOD THIRSTY<br />
  26. 26. EPHESUS – ARTEMIS TEMPLE7 ANCIENT WONDERS OF WORLD<br />
  27. 27. ASTARTE IN BABYLONCONSORT OF BAAL<br />
  28. 28. INANA & DUMUZI - FABLE 1<br />INANA INVADES HER SISTER ERESHKIGAL’S <br />UNDERWORLD PALACE IN HELL <br />BUT GETS KILLED<br />
  29. 29. INANA & DUMUZI - FABLE 1<br />RESCUED BY OTHER GODS & DEVILS.<br />ON RETURN FINDS HER SHEPHERD HUSBAND DUMUZI ON HER THRONE<br />PURSUES HIM WITH VENGENCE<br />
  30. 30. INANA & DUMUZI - FABLE 1<br />DUMUZI FLEES TO BE WITH ERESHKIGAL FOR 6 MONTHS OF YEAR<br />LATER RETURNS WHEN HIS SISTER GESTINANA TAKES HIS PLACE IN HELL FOR NEXT 6 MONTHS<br />
  31. 31. INANA & DUMUZI - FABLE 1<br />WHEN DUMUZI RETURNS AGRICULTURE BLOSSOMS & <br />WHEN HE GOES TO HELL<br />SUMMER DRAUGHT<br />= WIDESPREAD CULT<br />
  32. 32. DUMUZI = <br />TAMMUZ = <br />ADONIS IN GREECE<br />
  33. 33. TAMMUZ – DUMUZU – FABLE 2<br />God of Rainy season – died in winter solstice and resurrected in summer solstice<br />Virgins weep and mourn in JULY winter solstice. <br />Virgins rejoice on summer solstice<br />Ezek. 8:10-16 “Sin of Jewish women weeping for Tammuz” – pagan religious ritual<br />
  34. 34. NIMROD- SEMIRAMIS<br /><ul><li>WOMAN & HER SEED - TAMMUZ – FABLE 3 </li></li></ul><li>TAMMUZ – DUMUZU – FABLE 3<br />Died while hunting – killed by wild boar(winter)<br />Semiramis orders Virgins to fast for 40 days<br />Claims resurrection of Tammuz / Adonis coming back from the region of the dead where ANAANA / ASHTARTE his consort was confined to.<br />Resurrection symbol – Egg – Easter Eggs <br />
  35. 35. TAMMUZ & EVERGREEN TREES<br />TO CELEBRATE TAMMUZ BIRTHDAY<br />center of this worship was Gebal, Syria, <br />held in the famous temple of Venus or Aphrodite in south Phoenicia. <br />Worship immoral rites - stopped by Constantine the Great.<br />TANTRIC RITUALS IN INDIA.<br />
  36. 36. Greek mythology - Adonis & Aphrodite/ Venus/ Diana = Artemis of Ephesus<br />
  37. 37. SEMIRAMIS =ANAANA/ INANA / ISIS/ DEMETER /ARTEMIS/ APHRODITE/DIANA/VENUS/ASTARTE /ISHTAR/ HINDU GODDESSES/ MOTHER GODDESS CULT”<br /><ul><li>40 DAYS LENT
  38. 38. Madonna
  39. 39. PontifezMaximus = high priest title</li></li></ul><li>EASTER – II myth<br /><ul><li>Easter eggs =
  40. 40. “an egg of wondrous size fell from heaven
  41. 41. into river Euphrates;
  42. 42. fish rolled it to the bank,
  43. 43. doves settled upon it and hatched it;
  44. 44. out came Astarte, or Ishtar, the goddess of Easter.”</li></li></ul><li>‘EASTER FESTIVAL’ IS A FESTIVAL OFASTARTE OF BABYLONISHTAR OF GREECE<br />Saxon goddess Eastre= Astarte, Syrian Venus, = Astoreth in the O.T. <br />
  45. 45. abomination to God- 1 Sam 7:3; 1 Kgs 11:5, 33; 2 Kgs 23:13; <br />Jer 7:18; 44:18. Round cakes, imprinted with the sign of the cross were made at this festival, the sign being in the Babylonian mysteries, a sign of life.<br />
  46. 46. 2. Worship of the Queen of Heaven Jer 7:18; 44:17. <br />Acts 19:27 – The temple of Diana / Artemis- licentiousness<br />Corinth Temple- Devadasis – male & female<br />
  47. 47. WHO IS THE WOMAN OF REV 17?<br />
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  50. 50. WHO IS THE WOMAN OF REV 17?<br />
  51. 51. WOMAN OF REV 17 IN EUROPE ?<br />
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  58. 58. SEMIRAMIS<br />
  59. 59. EU POSTER<br />EU FLAG<br />
  60. 60. Alternative Medicine<br />Also called “Complimentary Medicine”<br />Homoeopathy<br />Acupuncture<br />Reflexology<br />Chiropractic<br />Aromatherapy<br />Shiatsu massage …and ….and, and …..<br />YOGA<br />
  61. 61. STATUES & IDOLS = IDOLATROUS RITUALS= SINFUL LIFE Rom 1:21-31.<br />“Young son died, inconsolable father made a statue for him. <br />Ordered religious ceremonies & customs.” <br />Babylon= Emperor worship = Statues= Idols<br />NEBUCHADNEZZAR = GOLDEN IDOL<br />ROMAN = CAESAR WORSHIP<br />ANTI-CHRIST = IDOL THAT SPEAKS<br />
  62. 62. LATER – FULL BLOWN IDOLATRY<br />
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  67. 67. BULL / COW / SNAKE WORSHIP CONSTANT SNARE FOR AGES<br />
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  71. 71. Growth of Idolatry<br />Roman Catholic Church<br />Emperor Constantine – Hellenization<br />Christmas – December 25 / January 7<br />Lent – 40 Days of mourning – for “JESUS WHO IS ALIVE”<br />Easter<br />Mother worship / veneration<br />Mother and child <br />Saints statues and pictures<br />
  72. 72. PONTIFEX MAXIMUS<br />Roman Emperor Gratianrefused this post because he was a true Christian and saw that Babylonianism idolatrous. <br />So Demasus, bishop at Rome, elected A.D. 378<br />Then on Babylonianism & organized Christianity became one. <br />
  73. 73. Growth of Idolatry<br />Rome Bishop – Papa King – Romanization<br />kissing the hands of the king, <br />burning fragrant incense, <br />spreading of the Red Carpet, <br />carrying the king on a palanquin, <br />bowing or kneeling down before the king, etc were given a religious colour and imbibed into Christianity. <br />Convent – nuns (Roman Vestal Virgins in Zeus Temple)<br />Monks – Monastries<br />Dark Age – Prevention of Commons learning Bible<br />
  74. 74. IMAGES, STATUES & SAINTS IN CHURCH<br />First Christians had no images of Christ. <br />From 100-400 A.D. Christian leaders rebuked introduction of images of Christ & saints into their worship. <br />36th Canon of the Synod of Elvira prohibited images.<br />Eusebius, father of Church history, opposed them.<br />Ambrose, Jerome, & Augustine mention pictures of apostles & Christ & the worship of images as beginning in their day. <br />Eastern influence -Use & adoration of images began<br />
  75. 75. Lateran Synod sanctioned their use in A.D. 769.<br />Tarsius, an advocate of images, made patriarch of the East in A.D. 784;<br />A.D. 787, Synod of Nicea ascribed reverence to images & worship to God.<br />Synod of Frankfurt in A.D 794, & sanctioned at Paris in A.D. 825. <br />Emperors in the East continued their opposition & advocates of images were exiled for some time. <br />Images restored in the area of Theodora in A.D. 843. <br />
  76. 76. A.D. 850, the cult of image worship-due to stories of miracles performed through them. <br />Blessings were claimed for the images themselves<br />finally in A.D. 1188, it was declared that denial of images was a denial of God. <br />In A.D. 1225 it was said that Christ was not Christ unless He was graven as an image or statue. <br />Thomas Aquinas in A.D. 1265 declared that an image of Christ claims the same veneration as Christ Himself. <br />The 25th session of the Council of Trent held during 1551-52 justified the worship of images. <br />
  77. 77. Infant god<br />Mother & Child cult - <br />
  78. 78. Gen 3:15<br />“SHE” instead of ‘HE’ in earlier versions of RC Bible<br />Removed after much protest<br />
  79. 79. DEVIL- FATHER OF LIES<br />The devil will sidetrack anyone willing to believe by many means from: <br />KNOWING GOD, TRUSTING IN HIM,<br />WORSHIPPING HIM in spirit and in truth<br />SERVING HIM<br />
  80. 80. WHAT DOES THE WORD OF GOD SAY?<br />* Jer 5:3, 21; Mt 13:14-15; Mk 8:18. Jn 4:23-24<br />* God should open our eyes to see the wonderful things in his Word. Ps 119:18.<br />* “What shall I do, Lord?” ASK CONTINUALLY- Act 9:6; 22:10. <br /> <br />“YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE” JN 8:32.<br />

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