Two reasons why Mary is Queen of Heaven & earth :
- a few quotations:
Mat 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put [it] upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
Mar 15:17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his [head],
Jhn 19:2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put [it] on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,
Jhn 19:5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And [Pilate] saith unto them, Behold the man!
1Cr 9:25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they [do it] to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
Phil 4:1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, [my] dearly beloved.
1Th 2:19 For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
2Ti 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Jam 1:12 Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
1Pe 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
Rev 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
If Jesus is crowned by men with a crown of thorns, then by His Father in Heaven; in humiliation first, then, in glory - and if His other members in the NT are
*]hope for crowns
*]and may sit upon his throne
[/list]- what excludes Mary ? Therefore, Mary’s Coronation has the most solid possible basis, in Scripture.
- “God has not left Himself without a witness” among the nations:
To the Israelites He gave the Law
To the Greeks, wisdom
- and (perhaps) to the nations He gave myths; so that they should be stirred up to seek Him.
Perhaps the purpose of those goddesses, is to be premonitions - however distorted by human sinfulness and frailty - of Mary.
She is human - not God; not a goddess either; that is impossible: there cannot be more than One God. (That’s in case anyone thinks that attention to Mary is alienation from Christ.)
So, why does she have titles in common with various goddesses ? Perhaps for this reason: she, in historical actuality, in a particular place (Nazareth) at a particular time (during the reign of Augustus Caesar), became the mother of God. Not metaphorically; not in some transferred sense; not in an allegory - her Son “just happens” to be her Creator, Lord, Redeemer, Saviour, & everything else that God is. Mary is the mother of God. There is no getting past, over, around, under this. She has a title of Isis, “mother of god”, because what Isis was called, Mary actually is. Isis has no date, just as the various “dying gods” have no date: but Mary has; because her Son has.
IOW - myths about royal goddesses look forward to Mary. Isis was a royal goddess, the mother & protectress of Horus; therefore, of the reigning Pharaoh; who in some sense was Horus. Isis fled to save the child Horus from persecution - Mary and Jesus fled into Egypt. Isis was immensely loved - Mary inherits that love: not because the Church is paganising, but because the love given to Isis ought to go to Mary; for Mary is the fulfilment of whatever was good and pure and capable of being sanctified in the accounts of them.
- In everything she is utterly dependent on her Son: she has no purpose in life, no significance, apart from Him. He exercises His Kingship wherever there are creatures: it is exercised in her, by filling her as full of God as a mere creature can “take”. “The fullness of the Godhead is present bodily” in Him, the Messianic King; the fullness of His royal graciousness is present in her. His Kingship is realised in Mary so fully that for us to call her Queen is the proper response to it; she is a queen, because she was His handmaid - to be one, is to be the other. Mary’s Queenship is the dynamic reflection of the Kingship of the Son Who dwells in her and she in Him: it is something He does through her & in her. She is reigned in by Him, & this reigning activity of His, is poured forth in free & obedient love by her: so that she reigns in & from Him, and over all His works.
He is the Servant of the Lord, and Is King; she is His handmaid - so, to judge from Scripture, she is truly a queen.
Hope this is some help ##