You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. Lev. 18:21
The neighbors of the Israelites engaged in child sacrifice to a false God with the hopes of appeasing this deity. The desire for prosperity, peace and abundance came at the cost of infant lives. And Yahweh opposed it.
Then I will set my face against that man and against his clan and will cut them off from among their people, him and all who follow him in whoring after Molech. Lev. 20:5
Not only was the one guilty of the sacrifice responsible to God, but so was his clan. The result was being cut off from God himself.
Throughout the generations the idolatry continued. The atrocities continued. The murder continued. It cost the whole nation their favor with God.
They set up their vile images in the house that bears my Name and defiled it. They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molek, though I never commanded—nor did it enter my mind—that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin. Jer. 32:34-35
Today my people lawfully engage in child sacrifice to a different false god. It comes with the same hope to appease. It comes with expectations for prosperity, peace and abundance and still costs the lives of infants.
The god is self. The lie has been peddled that children are burdensome. Women who want an education or career certainly cannot do it with an unplanned pregnancy. The sacrifice is made. And Yahweh still opposes it.
“Silence is violence” is a mantra that appears in many social justice causes today. If we silently watch oppression or injustice without speaking up, we are culpable.
Did you know nearly one million babies are torn apart in the womb every year in the US? Babies who feel. Babies with beating hearts. Babies with ten fingers and ten toes are ripped from the womb. And Yahweh turns his face. No such thing ever entered his mind, that we could do such detestable things.
Where the Christian must stand on abortion is not debatable in scripture. Since voting is a relatively new concept in the big scheme, how we vote may seem a little more grey. But I want you to consider this concept laid out by Paul to the Romans:
Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. Rom 1:32
Let your vote be cautiously guarded for when it is cast so is your approval.
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” — President John Quincy Adams.