The Harvest of Molech & Mammon

 Jamma Mokhriby


In ancient days the ancestors of the Palestinians worshiped a god called Molech. The people built ominous figures of their god with the image of a bull's head atop a muscled body of a man with outstretched arms. The figure was hollow on the inside where a fire was built. When Molech's towering image glowed red hot against the night sky the women would come forward and lay their babies in his smoldering arms as a living sacrifice. The detestable Semitic deity was thus honored by the sacrifice of children as they were caused to pass through its fire.
To this very day Molech's demand for the sacrifice of children in the Middle East continues as Palestinian children are encouraged to seek "shahada" (martyrdom) in honor of Molech's new name, Allah.
Those in the USA should not be too quick in judging Muslim's on this matter when it comes to infanticide.
January 22, 2004 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
Not only do women in this nation sacrifice their children, but the government sanctions and even encourages them to do so.
Legislation had been seriously considered at one time to have a donation check-off block printed on tax returns for voluntary contributions to government sponsored abortions. It would have worked on the same system as the present check-off spaces for donations to wildlife and parks conservation.
Israel made a similar mistake in the Old Testament under Solomon, Manasseh and Jehoiakim when it permitted the established government to give sanction to the shedding of innocent blood in offerings of child sacrifice.
God clearly showed that He not only holds a person accountable for having actually participated in the destruction of children, but also if a society or an individual remains neutral or silent about the crime (Lev. 20:4-5).
God is consistent in His dealing with sin. What the Bible calls the shedding of innocent blood has always been the height of wickedness for a society and God's judgment on that nation was a certainty if they failed to repent.
We are told in Genesis that God told Cain that Abel's blood cried out to Him from the earth after he had been murdered (Gen. 4:10). The cries of our most innocent of the innocent would be deafening if we could hear their blood crying out from our nation's soil.
The vast majority of all abortions are sacrificed to the gods of self and mammon, that is money. Philippians 3:19 & Matthew 6:24 removes any ambiguity that God recognizes these as genuine gods of men. These are things of worship just as surely as Molech was.
Back in 1987 it was confirmed that one child was offered to these gods every 20 seconds, 3 a minute, some 4,200 a day, and a million and a half a year - and millions more worldwide.
The numbers are no longer just growing, but rather exploding - with no end insight (figures quoted from pg. 75 of "Cry of the Innocents"). The shedding of innocent blood symbolizes the ultimate rebellion against God in the destruction of human beings who are made in His image.
Those of this nation and especially those who comprise apostate Christianity have no special protection from God's impending judgment. Ezekiel spoke clearly to his and our generation in Chapter 23 verses 37 & 39, "...blood is on their hands. They have committed adultery with their idols, and even sacrificed their sons whom they bore to Me...after they had slain their children for their idols, on the same day they came into My sanctuary to profane it: and indeed they have done in the midst of My house."
The men and women of this lost generation do not care to recognize their blessed role as participants with God as He brings forth a wondrous new life, but rather as supreme beings unto themselves who deprive and destroy the unique new life of a child at will.
In 2003 the first promising steps have been made to put an end to abortion upon demand by banning what is known as partial-birth abortions. Mona Charen expressed her reservation that other, just as gruesome abortions, will come to a halt in the long run in her Nov. 8, ‘03 syndicated column titled, "Arguments against partial-birth abortion ban shows desperation."
We quote, "As someone who has followed the partial-birth abortion controversy for 10 years, I was gratified to see President Bush sign legislation banning the procedure. Congress has twice before passed similar legislation, but President Clinton vetoed them both times. He justified his decision with indignant self-righteousness, saying that the ban would endanger the health and future fertility of women. Both were false. But then, from the beginning, this issue has brought out the worst in the pro-abortion lobby.
They began by claiming that no such procedure existed. When this fiction was punctured, NARAL and Planned Parenthood substituted the argument that the procedure was extremely rare, performed only a couple of hundred times a year, and then only in cases where the life of the mother was at stake. When this claim was discredited by investigative reporting showing that the true figure was closer to several thousand than a couple of hundred, the advocates attacked again, this time claiming that the baby died a painless death before the procedure even got started due to the anesthesia administered to the mother.
Anesthesiologists testified before Congress that this false claim had caused their pregnant patients great anxiety. The truth is that pregnant women safely undergo surgery all the time without harm to their developing fetuses. Anesthesia administered to the mother not only does not kill the baby, it doesn't harm the baby either.
Advocates next advanced the fiction that partial birth abortion, which they had renamed the "intact dilation and extraction," was performed only on severely disabled fetuses or in medical emergencies involving the mother.
This march of mendacity was interrupted by one burst of candor in 1997. Ron Fitzsimmons, executive director of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers, elected to come clean and admit that, contrary to the "party line" assertions of most abortion advocates (himself included), partial-birth abortions were actually performed several thousand times a year (perhaps 6,000 to 7,000), mostly on healthy mothers with healthy babies. In 1999, in Kansas alone, 182 partial birth abortions were performed on babies declared "viable," and in each case the reason cited was the mental, not physical health of the mother. Other investigations revealed that the reasons women sought these second trimester abortions were quite similar to the reasons women chose abortion in the first trimester.
In fact, partial birth abortions, which chemically dilate the cervix, can endanger the future fertility of women who choose them. No medical authorities have provided testimony that the procedure is ever medically necessary for the sake of the Mother. Why then did Dr. Martin Haskell originate the procedure? The answer appears to be that D and E abortions, the other method for terminating an 18-26 week pregnancy, is difficult for doctors to perform in their offices.
Abortion advocates have strenuously fought this legislation as they have other mild protections for the unborn like the "Born Alive Infants Protection Act," which specified only that if a child happened to survive an abortion, he or she would enjoy full rights as a human being. They do this because they are sure that each new abortion restriction is a staging ground for the final assault on Roe v. Wade.
I wish that were true. I'd love to see Roe overturned and abortion limited as the states see fit. Sadly, this bill is valuable as a symbol but little more. It symbolizes discomfort with the most brutal face of abortion. But the other forms of second trimester abortions are equally ghastly, and the law does not (the advocate' arguments to the contrary notwithstanding) touch them. There is no question that this represents a political victory for pro-life forces. Whether it was a substantive achievement is open to doubt."
The senseless debate rages on about when life actually begins and the freedom of choice for a mother to have a child killed while it is still in her womb. The issue is not freedom of choice, but what choice you make. We are all free to choose between what is right and what is wrong. By God's instructions we have the knowledge of what is good and the warning of consequences for choosing that which is evil.
In the 139th Psalm verses 15-16 we can find God's revelation of how soon He recognizes a person's life. "My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them."
The Scriptures testify that mankind will continue to grow more and more evil in these last days, but while believers remain until the Rapture, the worst is being held back. One day soon Christ will call His Church home to heaven, then all of sin's darkness and horror will be unleashed upon a deserving world.
A society faces certain collective judgment when it no longer defends the life of the innocent and we can pray that there would be a national turning to Christ in our country. Only a merciful judgment from God could bring this nation to Him. Forgiveness in Christ is reserved first and foremost for the individual.
You or someone you care for may be carrying the scars of some involvement with the sin of abortion and are desperately seeking forgiveness and peace about the matter. There is a way out from under this terrible curse of the heart. God gave His only begotten Son Jesus Christ as a sacrifice for our sins. All it takes from this point on is a simple, childlike faith believing that Jesus Christ died for your sins with the shedding of His own precious blood on the cross. If you have done this, then you have God's promise of a past which has been wiped clean and an eternal life in glory before you.
As for those who forsook their child in this world, they will meet their children without shame as their long lost children rejoice in their mother and father's perfected love in the glorious day that is of Christ.
"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes...for the former things have passed away" (Rev. 21:4)