Sunday, December 03, 2006

Abortion: Sacrificing to Molech

They built the high places of Baal in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to offer up their sons and daughters to Molech, though I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. (Jer. 32:35 -ESV)

I was sortof meditating on the idea of Molech sacrifice one of these days when the Holy Spirit showed me something I would like to share with all of us from this passage.

Molech worship is an abomination unto the Lord which originated from the Ammonites. One of the rituals connected to Molech worship is the sacrificing of children unto the Ammonite god Molech, as an expression of their devotion to him. When Israel fell into idolatry, which incidentally if you read the OT sadly happens most of the time in their national history, one of the gods they worship is Molech, and thus they offer up their sons and daughters as human sacrifices to it. Such a practice is an utter abomination unto the Lord, as children are a gift from the Lord (Ps. 127:3), and especially so for Covenant children being given to Christian families. Thus, sacrificing their children to Molech, besides breaking the first and second commandments, is firstly a violation of the sixth commandment against murder (Ex. 20:13). Secondly, it is taking God's good gifts and offering those gifts of God up as sacrifices to worthless, lifeless idols. For covenant children, this is also taking away what rightfully belongs to God (which is theft), especially if he is the firstborn son (Ex. 22:29; Num. 18:15). Molech worship is so detested by God that he warned Israel very sternly against it in Lev. 18:21 & 20:2-5, where Molech worship through children sacrifice is described as a profanation of God's name, and the punishment for Molech worship is DEATH!

In today's context, what is the Molech worship which is present in our day? Surely there is nobody performing human sacrifices, and especially child sacrifices, now? Such a babaric practice surely can't exist in our civilized world, can it?

I would suggest to you that abortion is one of the modern day Molech worship that we so-called civilized people are guilty of. In place of a physical idol of Molech, we worship at the Molechs of choice and of pleasure (e.g. women's choice and pleasure in sin). As a culture and as the human race, we worship at the altars of humanism, in putting ourselves as the final determinator of what is correct or wrong. To this 'Molech', we sacrifice our children, for our own god's benefit (which is ourselves).

As with the Molech worship practiced by the Ammonites and apostate Israel, this modern form of Molech worship thorugh abortion is just as abominable and detestable to the Lord. This is especially so for Christians, since those who abort are aborting their covenant children. Because of all this, the wrath of God is being stored up (Rom. 2:5) against us and our culture who practice such an abomination. America and Europe has murdered millions of their children, and Singapore thousands. All of these nations rightly deserve the wrath of God to break upon us in terrible and righteous judgments for the abominable and detestable things we are doing in the sight of God. If there would be a tsunami now and Singapore was wiped out, we are getting only what we deserve and absolutely NO ONE has the right to question God why he so judges us. In fact, when natural disasters happen, we should not question why God allows natural disasters, but we should thank God that He only sends a few every year, for our nations and societies deserve annihilation for our sins and abominations, like what God did to adulterous Israel and Judah, wiping out their inhibitants with such calamity that they became an object of scorn, cursing, horror and reproach among the nations where the few survivors are scattered (Jer. 29:18).

And where are the church leaders preaching against abortion, especially in Singapore? Where are the pastors to be found which call abortion for what it is, and call on the offenders, and all Man everywhere, to repentance in Christ? Or are the Singapore church leaders by and large too scared to preach against this detestable sin? Why aren't we as Christians standing up for the helpless and defend them publicly? Are we so afraid of being scorned by Man that we are willing to overlook the murder of babies? Instead, the church leaders in Singapore are on rather good terms with the establishment, and in fact there are a lot of powerful Christians in government etc. What are they doing to protect the lives of the unborn? God will demand from them an accounting for the blood on their hands, for they have not protected the weak and the poor (Ps. 82:2-4), but instead through not objecting, they are strengthening the hand of the wicked.

If the people of the community close their eyes when that man gives one of his children to Molech and they fail to put him to death, I will set my face against that man and his family and will cut off from their people both him and all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molech. (Lev. 20:4-5)


Anonymous said...

Interesting thoughts...

Anonymous said...

I have been away for so long, can you remind me what is the Singapore government's policy concerning abortion - in its different forms?

Daniel C said...

The Singapore government allows abortion for any reason before 16 weeks of pregnancy, parental consent is not required.(

If I remember correctly, I remember reading in the newspaper of teenage girls getting abortions without informing their parents.

Maybe Dr. Vincent Chia know more about the current abortion legislature in Singapore... ;) [hint]

Anonymous said...

hmmm... you mentioned in your post the great(er) sin of christians aborting their children... Is abortion common amongst even reformed christians? I would think not right...

Daniel C said...

Hello Mark,

I don't think abortion is common amongst Reformed Christians. But anyway, I am not writing this post because abortion is or isn't common among Christians,but because of the silence from mainstream Christians with regards to the continuing murder of children especially in Singapore.