The Pope claims the women in the book of Revelation chapter 12 is Catholic Mary. That is wrong. That woman is the Jewish nation, who birthed the 12 tribes of Israel. Catholic Mary is found in chapter 17.
Its always interesting to debate with Catholics who read scriptures out of context, or twist them to promote paganism. One of the common misunderstandings within the Catholic religion, is the use of the book of Revelation chapter 12. The Pope in Rome claim that the woman with the 12 stars are «Catholic Mary».
The truth is, that the Jewish Apostle saw a vision of the first Jewish nation, who gave birth to the 12 tribes of Israel. The Jewish nation later gives birth to the Messiah. A Torah observant Jewish virgin is chosen by God to raise Him in the Jewish faith. The Messiah will later pay for the sins of the whole World on the cross in Jerusalem.
The Jewish Apostle gets a vision of the pain and agony the Jewish people will have to go through, before their redemption at the end of time. That is the day of the return of the Messiah.
«A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head».
The vision the Jewish Apostle John saw, was the same as the dream that God of the Bible gave Joseph, the son of Jacob, the father of the tribes. Jacob was the first man to be named Israel by God.
Joseph see his 11 brothers as stars, bowing down to Him, he him self being the 12th star.
«Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. “Listen,” he said, “I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me».
Badly enough for the believers in the Roman Catholic Religion, their Catholic Mary is mentioned in Chapter 17 in the book of Revelation.
Revelation 17:1 onwards
«One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me,”Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries».
«Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. This title was written on her forehead»:
«MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH».
(end of scripture)
The Catholic Mary is not whom the Pope claims her to be. She is just a renamed version of the goddess «Semiramis from Babylon, a prostitute. The pagans called her «The Mother of gods». She has many sisters. One of them is the pagan goddess Isis in Egypt, whom also carries a copy-cat savior on her lap. Catholic Mary is named by the Catholics as «The Mother of God». Doing this, without giving the grand mother of God any credit.
Not so strangely, Catholic Mary have been given 6.000 different titles by the Catholic Church, and this «lady» fits perfectly into the picture of being the mother of harlots.
To give you and example, here is the list with names of Catholic Schools in New York state, US, with different version of name of harlots, witch supposedly have the same mother.
Our Lady of Angels School, Bayridge Brooklyn
Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Brooklyn
Our Lady of Lourdes, Queens Village
Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Poughkeepsie
Our Lady of Lords, Malverne
Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset
Our Lady of Mercy School, Hicksville
Our Lady of Mercy High School, Rochester
Our Lady of the Hamptons School, Southampton
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal School, Ridgewood
Our Lady of Miracles School, Brooklyn
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Buffalo
Our Lady of Peace School, Lynbrook
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Lindenhurst
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Ozone Park
Our Lady of Pompeii School, Manhattan
Our Lady Of Sorrows-Seton Campus, Endicott
Our Lady of Victory School, Lackawanna
Our Lady of Victory School, Troy