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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Knowing the names of false gods mentioned in the Bible-- a refutation against the charges of Protestants that Catholics worship pagan gods

Our Lady and the Archangels and Saints (Source: st.takla.org)
Some protestant sects particularly all Born-Again groups, the Ang Dating Daan of Eliseo Soriano and the Iglesia Ni Cristo® of Felix Manalo accused Catholics of worshiping "gods" which according to them were in the Bible. However, they couldn't point out where it's written in the Scriptures the names of Mary, the Blessed Mother, or Joseph, the foster father of Jesus or any of the saints were among the "gods".  In fact, the Scriptures is very clear  that the saints in heaven were offering our prayers in the form of incense, in our behalf before the Throne of the Lamb, the saints who "washed their clothes" in the blood of the Lamb, offering prayers before the Throne of the Lamb (see Revelations 4:4, 6; 5:8; 7:9-17;  8:4 ).

Pastors and ministers who use the Scripture to deceive our pooly-catechized brethren must be exposed! Rise Up Catholics! And pray to saints for their conversion!

False gods/goddesses mentioned in the Holy Scriptures

Artemis (Diana) Asiamany-breasted fertility goddess Acts 19:28
symbol - a pole
Canaangoddess of the sea
wife of El
Judges 3:7
1 Kings 18:19
2 Kings 21:3
2 Chronicles 15:16; 24:18
(Astarte Queen of Heaven)
fertility goddess
Judges 2:13; 10:6
1 Samuel 12:10
1 Kings 11:5, 33
Jeremiah 7:18; 44:17-25
Baal Canaanyoung storm god
chief god of Canaan until
the Exile;
the name Baal is often linked
with place names, such as Gad, Peor, etc
Judges 2:13
1 Kings 16:31-32; 18:18-29
Baal-Zebub Philistiagod of Ekron 2 Kings 1:2
Castor, Pollux Greecetwin sons of Zeus Acts 28:11
Chemosh Moab
national god of war Numbers 21:29
Judges 11:24
1 Kings 11:7, 33
Jeremiah 48:7
Dagon Philistianational god of rain/ agriculture Judges 16:23
1 Samuel 5:2-7
Hermes (Mercury) Greecemessenger god, god of cunning, theft Acts 14:12
Marduk (Bel) Babylonyoung storm/war god chief god Isaiah 46:1
Jeremiah 50:2; 51:44

national god worshiped with child sacrifice Zephaniah 1:5
Jeremiah 49:1, 3
1 Kings 11:5, 7, 33
Acts 7:43
Acts 7:43
Babylonson of Marduk
god of wisdom, literature, arts
Isaiah 46:1
Nergal Babylongod of hunting/the underworld 2 Kings 17:30
Rimmon (Hadad) Damascusgod of thunder, lightning, rain 2 Kings 5:18
Tammuz Babylonfertility god Ezekiel 8:14
Zeus Greecechief of Greek gods Acts 14:12
Legend ( ) = alternative name
SourceBible Facts and Figures, Tim Dowley, A St. Joseph Bible Resource, Catholic Publishing Corp., New Jersey, USA, p. 16

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