A perspecive on Jeremiah 2:18?


#1

I’m not sure what to make of this. I did find this website and the footnotes made sense:
bible.cc/jeremiah/7-18.htm


#2

This is talking about an idolatrous practice, NOT the Church’s Eucharistic Sacrifice.


#3

Are you concerned? No worries, here is how to properly understand all of this. God created all things for the benefit of man - not just for our physical benefit, but also for our spiritual benefit. But like all good things, the wickedness of men can turn them into evil, when they worship the creation instead of the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. God has made many of His creatures to symbolize much more than what they are. For example, the sun is a symbol for our Lord Jesus Christ - “the Sun of righteousness” (Mal. 4:2), who is “the Light of the world” (John 8:12); and yes, He is the King of the Universe. And the moon, which reflects the sun’s light, symbolizes the Queen of Heaven and Earth - our Blessed Mother Mary.

That the pagans understood these symbols is not surprising, whether or not they had Divine Revelation; nor is it surprising that they twisted it into a perversion with their carnal minds. Nevertheless, this symbolism was intended by God, and fulfilled by Him:

“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.” (Revelation 12:1)

So we see that God has done this. It is not evil, it is good for those who love their Creator and recognize His wisdom in all things. It is God who has exalted the humble Blessed Virgin Mary as the Queen of Heaven. It was God who made the mother of the Davidic king his queen - the “queen mother”.

As for the wafers that the pagans made, the Israelites did the same thing with the manna from Heaven (Ex. 16:31), which of course foreshadowed the Holy Eucharist (John 6:58).

But of course, none of this stops certain Protestants from believing that this passage in Jeremiah foreshadowed the Catholic Church turning pagan! To their loss. But the truth is all right there in the Bible, so like I said, no worries. Instead, rejoice in the inscrutable works of God, and thank Him for revealing His wisdom to the world through His Church (Eph. 3:10). God bless.


#4

Thank you very much, that clears it right up. :slight_smile:


#5

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