Moloch was the national god of the Ammonites, a group descended from Lot that inhabited the land east of the Jordan river before the arrival of the Israelites. His pagan rituals were adopted by Israel in spite of God’s warnings that they were not to worship the gods of the people they had conquered. One of the places that Moloch was worshipped was in Tophet, "in the valley of the son of Hinnom, very near Jerusalem, where the image of Moloch (that god of unnatural cruelty, as others were of unnatural uncleanness) was kept, to which some sacrificed their children, burning them in the fire, others dedicated them, making them to pass through the fire (2 Kings 23:10), labouring in the very fire, Habbukah 2:13. The 12th century rabbi Rashi, commenting on Jeremiah 8.31 stated:
Tophet is Moloch, which was made of brass; and they heated him from his lower parts; and his hands being stretched out, and made hot, they put the child between his hands, and it was burnt; when it vehemently cried out; but the priests beat a drum, that the father might not hear the voice of his son, and his heart might not be moved.
They believed that child sacrifice was necessary to ensure the health and well being of the community.
Today the same thing is still practised in our society although the method is different the methodology behind it is for the most part still the same. Children are being sacrificed for what many believe is their own health and well being through abortion. Life begins at the moment of conception, not at birth.
13For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Psalm 139
I am awfully tired of hearing people getting angry about the killing of baby seals and other animals on which people’s livelihood depends. These same people defend the woman’s right to an abortion. They claim that there would be too many unwanted children. Since when does anyone’s right to live depend on someone else killing them? Killing the unwanted is a monestrous evil. There are so many couples who can not have children who’s hearts ache and have to wait years to adopt because there is not many children to adopt. These children are wanted.
"More than 95 percent of children killed by abortion are killed for reasons of convenience, not incest, not rape, not the physical condition of the unborn, and not the threatened health of the mother." (Alan Guttnacher Institute: research arm of Planned Parenthood, quoted by Charles R. Swindoll.)
Worldwide, millions of unborn babies are killed each year. In the United States, over thirty-two million unborn babies have been killed in twenty-one years since abortion was legalized, and more than 1.5 million are killed each year.
One of the methods that is used to kill the child is called a saline abortion "Salt Poisoning," or the saline method, is used after the sixteenth week of pregnancy. A needle is inserted through the abdominal wall, through the uterine wall and into the amniotic sac. Some of the amniotic fluid is removed and replaced with a concentrated salt solution. The unborn child breathes in and swallows the salt and is poisoned by it. The outer layer of the child’s skin is usually burned off by the corrosive effect of the salt. The mother goes into labour and a dead or dying baby is delivered 24 to 48 hours later.
Suction Aspiration This is the most common method of abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. General or local anaesthesia is given to the mother and her cervix is dilated. A suction curette (hollow tube with a knife-0edged tip) is inserted into the womb. This instrument is then connected to a vacuum machine by a transparent tube. The vacuum suction, 29 times more powerful than a household vacuum cleaner, tears the unborn child into pieces which are sucked through the tube into a bottle and discarded.
Dilation and Curettage (D&C) This method is similar to the suction method with the added insertion of a loop-shaped knife (curette) which cutes the baby into pieces. The pieces are scraped out through the cervix and discarded.
Dilatation and Evacuation (D&E) This method is used up to 18 weeks gestation. Instead of the loop-shaped knife used in D & C abortions, a pair of forceps is inserted into the womb to grasp part of the fetus. The teeth of the forceps twist and tear the calcified bones of the unborn child. This process is repeated until the baby is totally dismembered and removed. Sometimes the head of the child is too large and must be crushed in order to remove it.
If you have had an abortion or participated in or performed one or even advocated it, let me put it as bluntly as possible. YOU ARE A MURDERER!!! And when you stand before God you will be judged as such. Judgement is coming and there is no escape except through Jesus Christ. Wake up America! You are guilty of the blood of millions and God is not going to turn a blind eye to it much longer.
Many of you have been carrying so much guilt around in you for so many years because of an abortion you had. It’s time to let go of it and give it to Jesus. There is no sin that He can’t forgive. Your child is not gone, but safe with Him. There can be a day when you can be reunited with that child in eternity, but first you need to recognize that you are a sinner. The bible says that we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23. There is none righteous no not even one. Romans 3:10. Come to Jesus and ask His forgiveness, believe in Him and confess Him as Lord and Saviour. Salvation that comes from trusting Christ–which is the message we preach–is already within easy reach. In fact, the Scriptures say, "The message is close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart."9For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. Romans 10:8-10
God loves you come to Him today and take comfort in Him today.
Here are some situations that I would like you to ponder and I will give my answers on them either later today or tomorrow morning:
1. There’s a preacher and wife who are extremely poor. They already have fourteen children, and now she finds out she’s pregnant with the fifteenth. They are living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty and the excessive world population, would you consider recommending and abortion?
2. The father is sick with a bad cold, the mother has tuberculosis. They have four children. The first is blind, the second has died, the third is deaf and the fourth has tuberculosis. She finds out she is pregnant again. Given their extreme situation, would you consider recommending and abortion?
3. A white man has raped a thirteen year old black girl, and she became pregnant. If you were her parents, would consider recommending an abortion?
4. A teenage girl is pregnant. She is not married. Her husband to be is not the father of the baby, and he’s concerned. Would you consider recommending an abortion?
What say you?
If you said yes to the first case, you just killed John Wesley, one of the great evangelists in the nineteenth century. If you said yes to the second case you just killed Ludwig van Beethoven. If you said yes to the third case, you killed Ethel Waters, the great gospel singer who thrilled audiences for many years at Billy Graham Crusades around the world. And, if you said yes to the fourth case, you killed Jesus Christ.
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