Friday, December 22, 2006

SACRIFICING BABIES TO AN IDOL

"Moreover, you took your sons and daughters whom you had borne to Me and sacrificed them to idols to be devoured. Were your harlotries so small a matter? You slaughtered My children and offered them up to idols by causing them to pass through the fire." - Ezekiel 16:20,21
When Israel was in the depths of depravity by following the gods of other nations, they turned to the vilest and most despicable of practices, including the sacrifice of their children. Whatever the particular name of the baal, the result was always evil. The Romans were guilty of killing their babies.
"Remains of nearly 100 infants, killed very soon after birth, were discovered in this Roman bathhouse. The ancient Greeks and Romans considered infanticide, especially through abandonment and exposure to the elements, the most effective form of birth control." - Biblical Archaeology Review, July / August 1991
How can people do this? How can a society sanction this? We nod our heads at how anyone, and especially the children of God, could destroy their children for the sake of convenience.

Man is no better today. To the god of "choice", "self", and "freedom", infanticide is practiced as millions of babies are ripped or suck apart from the womb. This is done in staggering numbers in our country. For population control, sex preference, and relieving society of the burdens of abnormally developed children this evil is practiced all over the world. From China to India, babies are routinely killed by abortion before birth or desertion after birth. In the last 20 years in India, 10 million children have been murdered in ways that you would not imagine.
"As soon as the child opens their mouth to cry, parents dump sand or tobacco juice into their mouths and nostrils to suffocate the infant. They hang female children upside down like flowers hung out to dry, and some folks bury their female infants in pots and leave them to die." (read article
Do we wonder why this evil occurs? We live in a world that believes in nothing beyond the grave. There is no morality. Man is a product of chance and life has no meaning, it just is. Babies, especially baby girls, are just another mouth to feed. Why not kill it and dispense of it quickly. China's one child policy creates undue pressures on parents who have a girl. It is a society where the male child will grow to provide for the family but a girl will only cost the family. Is there an answer to these things?

Our world needs Jesus Christ. To a follower of Christ, life is precious and all children are protected and cherished. Christians need to draw attention to the evil in the world, and not just for the sake of pointing fingers. We do it because there is hope for this sin-sick world through the love of God in Christ Jesus.

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