Abortion Matrix (4 of 10) Origin of Child Sacrifice
In confronting the sin of abortion, we must begin by focusing on it from a spiritual perspective. For as the Bible reminds us: “Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). http://abortionmatrix.com
Our primary enemy in fighting abortion is not the abortionist, the courts, or those who advocate for abortion-on-demand. Our enemy is the one who was a murderer from the beginning – Satan and the spiritual forces under his command.
Throughout history, these spiritual forces have operated primarily amid pagan cultures, inspiring people to sacrifice human infants to their deities as part of a complex ritual to gain favors from them.
And while few involved in abortion today are consciously engaging in child sacrifice, we need to understand that in the end that is precisely what abortion is: the sacrifice of a human life for the convenience or needs of others. In this respect, it is no less barbaric than the human sacrifice practiced to ensure, for example, a successful harvest. But beyond this, there is a spiritual, satanically inspired dimension that gives frightening realism to abortion’s identification with literal child sacrifice.
The Bible supports this idea as often we see a particular action viewed by God as a manifestation of another, more fundamental sin – and sometimes one with a root in the occult. For example, Rebellion is called witchcraft (1 Samuel 15:23). Greed is likened to idolatry (Col. 3:5). Both lustful looks and desiring first the things of this world are equated with adultery (Matthew 5:28, James 4:4). Simply hating ones brother is akin to murder (1 John 3:15). And in the same way, abortion is simply a form of child sacrifice.
Lot and His Daughters
The biblical origins of child sacrifice can be found in the account of Lot and his daughters:
“And Lot went up from Zoar and stayed in the mountains with his two daughters…Then the first born said to the younger, ‘Our father is old and there is not a man on earth to come into us after the manner of the earth’” (Genesis 19: 30, 31).
Now it so happens that there actually were men available not too far away geographically. But Lot’s daughters had something different in mind. The “earth” throughout scripture is a symbol of the fallen, unregenerate realm, the arena over which Satan exerts his authority. James tells us, for example that there’s a wisdom from above that is “pure and peaceable,” but there’s also a wisdom from below which is “earthly, natural and demonic” (James 3:15,17).
In the same way that many modern feminists want men purely on their own terms – for example merely as sperm donors – Lot’s daughters wanted a man in this “manner of the earth.”
“So they made their father drink wine that night and laid with him” (Genesis 19:29-38).
Through this gross act of rebellion – against both their father and God – both women became pregnant; the oldest with a son she named Moab. His descendents, the Moabites, ultimately became an idolatrous nation and one of the primary enemies of God’s people – Israel.
The youngest daughter’s son – Ben Ammi – became the father of the sons of Ammon. In the Book of Kings we learn that Moloch was “… the detestable idol of the Ammonites” (1 Kings 11:7). The name Moloch in Hebrew means: “to ascend the throne” – to, in other words, usurp God’s rightful authority. Leviticus tells us that Moloch worship involved “giving one’s children to him” – an idiom meaning to offer them as a sacrifice.
“Any one of the people of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech shall surely be put to death” (Leviticus 20:2).
While the Ammonites primarily
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