And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into My mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
2 Kings 23:10
And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the Name of thy God: I am the LORD.
Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile My sanctuary, and to profane My holy Name.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 marked the 46th anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision, making it legal in the United States for a woman to murder her baby while the baby is still in the uterus. January 22, 2019 also marked the beginning of what I consider the end for the United States, because the state of New York made it legal for a mother to not only kill her embryo, but her full term, 40 week, viable, could-survive-on-his-or-her-own, fully developed fetus. Now, not only is the baby not safe from his or her own mother, but it will be much more difficult to prosecute anyone who assaults a pregnant woman, resulting in the loss of her baby. My heart is broken.
When things like this happen on earth, I stop to think about what God must be thinking as He sits on His throne in heaven. I know He was not happy when Cain killed his brother Abel. He went so far as to tell Cain, “…the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto Me from the ground.” (Genesis 4:10). God was not happy when David killed Uriah the Hittite by sending him out to the front lines with no protection: “Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in His sight? Thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword…” (2 Samuel 12:9). Why does God hate it when people kill other people senselessly? Because of what He said in Genesis 1:27, “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.” Every baby that is conceived is created in the image of God and God does NOT like it when we kill His image.
Abortion in the United States is the same as child sacrifice back in Bible times. God commanded His people not to sacrifice their children at the altar of Molech. He warned them not to “… cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech…” (Jeremiah 32:35). As I was reading up on Molech, I found that the idols, or gods as they were considered, were huge metal statues of a human being with a bull’s head attached. Each of the statues supposedly had a hole in the abdomen. When I read that part, I thought, how ironic. Abortionists make a hole not only in the organs of the mother during the process of the abortion, but also in the body of the baby who is being ripped apart by a vacuum. When parents sacrificed their children to Molech, they believed that they would be blessed financially and be better able to afford children in the future. Sounds like abortion nowadays, doesn’t it? Parents sacrifice their children to Planned Parenthood, thinking that they cannot afford a child, or they ought to have a right to do whatever they want with their bodies, or it’s not a baby anyway, so it’s not a big deal. They believe that abortion makes the situation better when really, it only makes things worse.
Sometimes I google the abortion counter. It’s a website that calculates how many abortions have taken place or are taking place any given day. Sometimes when I look at the numbers I get sick to my stomach. I remember standing outside of an abortion clinic a couple of years ago, praying with a group of believers, trying to convince the young women who were going inside to let the baby live. My heart was so heavy and I remember thinking if I could just convince one young woman not to abort her baby, I would take her baby and adopt him myself. The thought of babies being murdered in the womb sickens me.
I feel so strongly about abortion because I remember a conversation I had with my mother many years ago where she confessed that if abortion had been legal when she got pregnant with me, she would have had one. I don’t even think she realized the dagger that she stuck in my heart that day. I have never forgotten those words. They sting now as much as they did the day she said them to me.
My mother’s words, however, don’t hurt as much as the suction that tears a baby’s body apart during the abortion process. The baby feels pain as he is being torn from limb to limb for his mother’s convenience. How could anyone be heartless enough to want to kill an innocent baby?
America is guilty of worshiping at the altar of Molech. America is sending our children through the fire every day in this nation, to the tune of over 60 million babies since 1973. 18 million of those babies were black babies…and we wonder why the black community does not grow. We are worshiping at the altar of convenience. It is much easier to just kill the baby than to take responsibility for the act that caused the pregnancy in the first place. We cry about finding a cure for cancer, but we never consider that the person who may have found the cure could have been killed in an abortion clinic. We want a cure for HIV/AIDS. The person who could have discovered the cure may be dead because his mother aborted him. We complain about the social security benefits that may be dried up by the time my 50+ generation reaches social security age. How about if we had not killed 61 million potential taxpayers who might have paid into social security and made it viable for another century?
I wonder am I the only one who thinks about stuff like this. I know I’m not.
If you are reading this and you have had an abortion, please know that I am not criticizing you. There is hope and healing for you at the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ. He loves you and is willing to forgive you for any and every sin if you come to Him with sincerity in your heart. As atrocious as abortion is, it is not too big or too bad or too much or too deep for the Savior to forgive. His blood has washed away our sin. All we have to do is receive the free gift of grace that the Father has given to us through His Son.