In ancient days the ancestors of the Palestinians worshiped
a god called Molech. The people built ominous figures of their
god with the image of a bull's head atop a muscled body of a
man with outstretched arms. The figure was hollow on the inside
where a fire was built. When Molech's towering image glowed red
hot against the night sky the women would come forward and lay
their babies in his smoldering arms as a living sacrifice. The
detestable Semitic deity was thus honored by the sacrifice of
children as they were caused to pass through its fire.
To this very day Molech's demand for the sacrifice of children
in the Middle East continues as Palestinian children are encouraged
to seek "shahada" (martyrdom) in honor of Molech's
new name, Allah.
Those in the USA should not be too quick in judging Muslim's
on this matter when it comes to infanticide.
January 22, 2004 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Supreme
Court decision legalizing abortion.
Not only do women in this nation sacrifice their children, but
the government sanctions and even encourages them to do so.
Legislation had been seriously considered at one time to have
a donation check-off block printed on tax returns for voluntary
contributions to government sponsored abortions. It would have
worked on the same system as the present check-off spaces for
donations to wildlife and parks conservation.
Israel made a similar mistake in the Old Testament under Solomon,
Manasseh and Jehoiakim when it permitted the established government
to give sanction to the shedding of innocent blood in offerings
of child sacrifice.
God clearly showed that He not only holds a person accountable
for having actually participated in the destruction of children,
but also if a society or an individual remains neutral or silent
about the crime (Lev. 20:4-5).
God is consistent in His dealing with sin. What the Bible calls
the shedding of innocent blood has always been the height of
wickedness for a society and God's judgment on that nation was
a certainty if they failed to repent.
We are told in Genesis that God told Cain that Abel's blood cried
out to Him from the earth after he had been murdered (Gen. 4:10).
The cries of our most innocent of the innocent would be deafening
if we could hear their blood crying out from our nation's soil.
The vast majority of all abortions are sacrificed to the gods
of self and mammon, that is money. Philippians 3:19 & Matthew
6:24 removes any ambiguity that God recognizes these as genuine
gods of men. These are things of worship just as surely as Molech
Back in 1987 it was confirmed that one child was offered to these
gods every 20 seconds, 3 a minute, some 4,200 a day, and a million
and a half a year - and millions more worldwide.
The numbers are no longer just growing, but rather exploding
- with no end insight (figures quoted from pg. 75 of "Cry
of the Innocents"). The shedding of innocent blood symbolizes
the ultimate rebellion against God in the destruction of human
beings who are made in His image.
Those of this nation and especially those who comprise apostate
Christianity have no special protection from God's impending
judgment. Ezekiel spoke clearly to his and our generation in
Chapter 23 verses 37 & 39, "...blood is on their hands.
They have committed adultery with their idols, and even sacrificed
their sons whom they bore to Me...after they had slain their
children for their idols, on the same day they came into My sanctuary
to profane it: and indeed they have done in the midst of My house."
The men and women of this lost generation do not care to recognize
their blessed role as participants with God as He brings forth
a wondrous new life, but rather as supreme beings unto themselves
who deprive and destroy the unique new life of a child at will.
In 2003 the first promising steps have been made to put an
end to abortion upon demand by banning what is known as partial-birth
abortions. Mona Charen expressed her reservation that other,
just as gruesome abortions, will come to a halt in the long run
in her Nov. 8, 03 syndicated column titled, "Arguments
against partial-birth abortion ban shows desperation."
We quote, "As someone who has followed the partial-birth
abortion controversy for 10 years, I was gratified to see President
Bush sign legislation banning the procedure. Congress has twice
before passed similar legislation, but President Clinton vetoed
them both times. He justified his decision with indignant self-righteousness,
saying that the ban would endanger the health and future fertility
of women. Both were false. But then, from the beginning, this
issue has brought out the worst in the pro-abortion lobby.
They began by claiming that no such procedure existed. When
this fiction was punctured, NARAL and Planned Parenthood substituted
the argument that the procedure was extremely rare, performed
only a couple of hundred times a year, and then only in cases
where the life of the mother was at stake. When this claim was
discredited by investigative reporting showing that the true
figure was closer to several thousand than a couple of hundred,
the advocates attacked again, this time claiming that the baby
died a painless death before the procedure even got started due
to the anesthesia administered to the mother.
Anesthesiologists testified before Congress that this false
claim had caused their pregnant patients great anxiety. The truth
is that pregnant women safely undergo surgery all the time without
harm to their developing fetuses. Anesthesia administered to
the mother not only does not kill the baby, it doesn't harm the
Advocates next advanced the fiction that partial birth abortion,
which they had renamed the "intact dilation and extraction,"
was performed only on severely disabled fetuses or in medical
emergencies involving the mother.
This march of mendacity was interrupted by one burst of candor
in 1997. Ron Fitzsimmons, executive director of the National
Coalition of Abortion Providers, elected to come clean and admit
that, contrary to the "party line" assertions of most
abortion advocates (himself included), partial-birth abortions
were actually performed several thousand times a year (perhaps
6,000 to 7,000), mostly on healthy mothers with healthy babies.
In 1999, in Kansas alone, 182 partial birth abortions were performed
on babies declared "viable," and in each case the reason
cited was the mental, not physical health of the mother. Other
investigations revealed that the reasons women sought these second
trimester abortions were quite similar to the reasons women chose
abortion in the first trimester.
In fact, partial birth abortions, which chemically dilate
the cervix, can endanger the future fertility of women who choose
them. No medical authorities have provided testimony that the
procedure is ever medically necessary for the sake of the Mother.
Why then did Dr. Martin Haskell originate the procedure? The
answer appears to be that D and E abortions, the other method
for terminating an 18-26 week pregnancy, is difficult for doctors
to perform in their offices.
Abortion advocates have strenuously fought this legislation
as they have other mild protections for the unborn like the "Born
Alive Infants Protection Act," which specified only that
if a child happened to survive an abortion, he or she would enjoy
full rights as a human being. They do this because they are sure
that each new abortion restriction is a staging ground for the
final assault on Roe v. Wade.
I wish that were true. I'd love to see Roe overturned and
abortion limited as the states see fit. Sadly, this bill is valuable
as a symbol but little more. It symbolizes discomfort with the
most brutal face of abortion. But the other forms of second trimester
abortions are equally ghastly, and the law does not (the advocate'
arguments to the contrary notwithstanding) touch them. There
is no question that this represents a political victory for pro-life
forces. Whether it was a substantive achievement is open to doubt."
The senseless debate rages on about when life actually begins
and the freedom of choice for a mother to have a child killed
while it is still in her womb. The issue is not freedom of choice,
but what choice you make. We are all free to choose between what
is right and what is wrong. By God's instructions we have the
knowledge of what is good and the warning of consequences for
choosing that which is evil.
In the 139th Psalm verses 15-16 we can find God's revelation
of how soon He recognizes a person's life. "My frame was
not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully
wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance,
being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The
days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them."
The Scriptures testify that mankind will continue to grow
more and more evil in these last days, but while believers remain
until the Rapture, the worst is being held back. One day soon
Christ will call His Church home to heaven, then all of sin's
darkness and horror will be unleashed upon a deserving world.
A society faces certain collective judgment when it no longer
defends the life of the innocent and we can pray that there would
be a national turning to Christ in our country. Only a merciful
judgment from God could bring this nation to Him. Forgiveness
in Christ is reserved first and foremost for the individual.
You or someone you care for may be carrying the scars of some
involvement with the sin of abortion and are desperately seeking
forgiveness and peace about the matter. There is a way out from
under this terrible curse of the heart. God gave His only begotten
Son Jesus Christ as a sacrifice for our sins. All it takes from
this point on is a simple, childlike faith believing that Jesus
Christ died for your sins with the shedding of His own precious
blood on the cross. If you have done this, then you have God's
promise of a past which has been wiped clean and an eternal life
in glory before you.
As for those who forsook their child in this world, they will
meet their children without shame as their long lost children
rejoice in their mother and father's perfected love in the glorious
day that is of Christ.
"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes...for
the former things have passed away" (Rev. 21:4)