Two Great Evils

We are all familiar with the scene from the movies where the witchdoctor or shaman is preparing to sacrifice a young maiden to appease the “gods.” In fact, there are numberless historic accounts of young people being sacrificed alive to a pagan god. These gods, in the Bible Baal and Molech, require a blood sacrifice. They thrive on the shedding of innocent human blood.

The Bible tells us of the Lord’s displeasure with this pagan ritual, and how He withdrew His favor from Israel because of their practice of this pagan abomination. Ten times the Lord spoke against causing their sons and daughters to “pass through the fire.” And lest you think that this is some “coming of age ceremony,” Ezekiel 23:37 makes it clear. “ . . . and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.” (my emphasis)

Living in the civilized Western world today, we know that we are above such primitive, pagan ignorance. . . . But are we?

The blood sacrifice of innocent humans continues in America. Today we call it “abortion,” or in the more recent progressive euphemism, “uterine healthcare.” The innocent of the innocent, unborn children, are being sacrificed to Baal and Molech, who delight in the innocent blood of sixty million, or more, children that has been “legally” shed since Roe v. Wade, 1973.

Speaking of Baal, it seems to be more than coincidence that the Arch of Baal was erected in Washington, D.C. shortly after child sacrifice in our nation was purportedly being decided. The U.S. Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh was not about his qualifications to sit on the Supreme Court, but about his views on abortion.

Human slavery, in these modern times, is unthinkable. And yet it continues. A large portion of human trafficking deals with children, and a large part of that is for sexual exploitation. And don’t think that it only happens in the slums of some third-world country – it is happening right here in the United States. There are, for obvious reasons, no reliable estimates of how many children are victims of human trafficking, but those familiar with this cancer say two-thirds of the victims are girls.

To harm or kill a defenseless child is indefensible. Pray to our Heavenly Father that these two great evils, abortion and child slavery, will cease. The evil of this world is reaching the boiling point.

“Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” – Revelation 22:20

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