The Sacrifice of Children

A horrible thing has occurred in the land with the U.S. Supreme Court by a 7-2 ruling in Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973 legalized the killing of the unborn child. Since that time over 57 million babies have been denied their Right to Life. The Holocaust claimed the lives of over 17 million people the Third Reich deemed undesirables: Jews, the weak, the infirmed, the mentally handicapped, the deaf, Christians, dissidents, gypsies, including many other groups. A human outcry against the Holocaust has been heard around the world. The cry for the unborn has been but a whimper.

It’s not the first time a people has sacrificed its own children. Those who made the decision to forsake the One True God who had led them into the Promised Land, and opted for worshipping the gods of the Canaanites “caused 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,” (Jeremiah 32:35). The Book of Ezekiel reveals the children were slain first before being offered to the idol (Ezekiel 16:21). Ahaz, the king of Judah during the Divided Kingdom Age, “made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the Children of Israel,” (II Kings 16:3). God asks, “Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter?” (Ezekiel 16:20).

The loss of future scientists and doctors, teachers and scholars, mothers and fathers, peacemakers and pastors has changed the potential of a once great nation founded upon the Word of God and His Law. Just as Cain’s brother’s blood cried out to God from the ground, the voice of the blood of millions of unborn cry out to Him today (Genesis 4:10). The LORD has plainly stated in Proverbs 6:16-17, “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto Himhands that shed innocent blood.” Nothing is more innocent than a child in the womb.

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