Our Sunday School class is watching a video series filmed in Israel related to the Old Testament. This past week’s lesson was on Baal worship and the sacrifice of children. The speaker said that the reason that the ancient civilizations (including, eventually, the Israelites) sacrificed their children was because they believed it would bring them material gain. They sacrificed their infants for Baal & Ashtoreth’s blessing on their crops. They gave them up for their own convenience.
29 million abortions have been performed since it was legalized in the US. 29,000,000. That’s almost the entire population of Canada gone in the last 30 years. Which of those deaths were for convenience? Which were for material gain? Which ones are acceptable?
The speaker closed with the fact that the Lord became so angry with the practice of child sacrifice that He sent the Assyrian army, one of history’s most brutal armies, to wipe clean the areas where it was occurring. It wasn’t only the people who were actually involved in the practice that raised God’s anger, but also those who stood by and allowed it to happen.