The Mother-Son Cult (Continued)
The nations being evicted by God so Isra'el could finally take possession of the 'beautiful land' were the peoples who followed the teaching of Semiramis' cult.
Semiramis claimed she became pregnant by the Sun god and had given birth to a son, Tammuz (Hebrew). The story is that Tammuz supposedly died and after 40 days rose from the dead. Semiramis claimed another title, the eternal Queen of Heaven, and waned to establish her son's deity, as well; creating a cult for the worship of herself and her son (referred to as the ‘mother-child cult’). With this new royal title and since she was now the wife of a god and the mother of a “resurrected” son, Semiramis could claim to be a goddess and because of the deity of her 'family', she would never be a widow or suffer the loss of children. The Bible speaks to these claims, as well:
Queen of Heaven: Jeremiah 7:18, 44:17-19, 25
Isaiah 47: 1, 5, 8, 13
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Semiramis became very powerful and her story has influenced every major mythology and pagan religion. The seat of Babylon's mother-child cult was part of the Roman religion and was eventually merged with Catholicism and in the 4th Century under Constantine. The Roman empire became the Holy Roman Empire and then the Roman Catholic Church, from which many denominations broke away. Mother-child cult traditions continued: Mistletoe, the Yule log, hot cross buns, the evergreen tree, the 40 days of lent, the elevation of Mary (often referred to as Queen of Heaven), Sunday being the most important day, and more come from the Babylonian cult begun by Semiramis. Today, Nimrod’s empire contains the seat of Muslim religion.
There is a great deal of information on the internet and many fantastic accounts for Nimrod and Semiramis, but I have used only what agrees with the Biblical accounts and prophecies. Physical and spiritual Babylon are both referred to in the historic and prophetic context in the Bible.
Now you know why Nimrod wanted to build a tower to heaven and why God stopped it.