Molech (The sacrifice of our children for our own prosperity)

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We live in a time where women’s rights are a hot topic. Don’t get me wrong, I am completely for the correct treatment of women and believe that under no circumstance should a woman be mistreated or abused. I believe God loves women and that he desires for women to be love and respected. That being said, there are a few things that as a woman I cannot get behind. I’m sorry, but I am not equal to a man. There are many ways that I am weaker than a man and many ways I am stronger. Its like comparing apples and oranges. God created and designed me to be different.

One subject that I truly cannot get behind is the Pro Choice movement. I am a woman and I have a body that I make decisions about, but I do not believe that gives me the right to terminate the life of another for my own benefit. I recently saw a sign that said “Abortion on demand and without apology”  and I thought, wow, this is the world we live in. It reminded me of a practice that was spoken of in the Old Testament.

The god Molech was a Semitic deity. He was chief god among the Ammonites. He is first mentioned in the Bible in Leviticus. Leviticus 20:2. “Members of the community are to stone to death any Israelites or residents of Israel who surrenders their children to Moloch.”  People who worshiped Molech often sacrificed one of their own children in a ritualistic murder then placed them on an altar of fire. This was done to seek a blessing of prosperity for the family. Some would even go so far as to bury the bones of the child under the doorstep of the family home. All of this was in pursuit of prosperity and a good life for the parents. The scriptures mention Molech several times.

1 Kings 11:5. King Solomon followed other gods like Ashtoreth of the Sidonians and Moloch (Milcom/Molek) of the Ammonites.

1 Kings 11:33. King Solomon’s kingdom torn down for worshipping other gods like Ashtoreth of the Sidonians, Chemosh of Moabites, and Moloch (Milcom/Molek) of Ammoniteshe and for disobedience with the laws and decrees that David, his father, had kept.

2 Kings 23:13.

Amos 5:26, Acts 7:43. People were reminded to repent of worshipping the tabernacle of Moloch and Chiun as their persona of God, which they made to themselves.

King Solomon himself had an altar to Molech built at the Valley of Hinnon which was destroyed by Josiah but rebuilt by Jehoiakim. Moloch was also worshipped by Manasseh.

This whole situation seems unimaginable, doesn’t it?  How could a parent chose to give up the life of their own child just so that they could have a more convenient and prosperous life?

Sound familiar? Ecclesiastes states that there is nothing new under the sun. How true that is. Child sacrifice is alive and well and happens every day all over the world. Every day there are approximately 125,000 abortions that take place. Not in worship of Molech or any other pagan god, but in worship of ourselves. We want convince and prosperity at any cost. As a society we have become so corrupt and self-absorbed that we applaud women for child sacrifice.

Subjects like this are important for the church to talk about and be open to discuss. No one else is fighting for these unborn children if we do not fight. We must be willing to stand up and speak the word murder with a clear and loud voice. I understand it’s not popular and that unfortunately even in the christian community there are those who believe differently than me. This breaks my heart.

We are created in the image of God. The Word tells us that while we were being knit together in our mothers womb, God knew us.  Psalm 139:13-14 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;  your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Your works are wonderful!! A baby is not a sac of tissue. It’s not just a fetus. It is a living human being with a soul, created by God and known by Him.

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