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Abortion is the intentional murder of an innocent, defenseless preborn human being. It is not a new

concept; child sacrifice was a religious practice in ancient societies.

History teaches us that humanity, apart from God, is so sinful that when it wants something—no matter

how evil it is—will endeavor to use any barbaric method to acquire it.

Another passage more generally states, “They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to false gods.

They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of

Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.” (Psalm 106:37-38, NIV). This verse is referring to

the Israelites’ turning away from God to the evil pagan practices of their neighbors.

Almost six thousand years have passed since the inception of the religious and ritualized acts of child sacrifice

but, it is still happening today and for the same reasons: personal preservation, provision, prosperity, and the

hope of a better future.

God, the Creator of the universe, calls child sacrifice not only sin, but an “iniquity.” The result of the national sin of abortion/child sacrifice has continually resulted in God removing His hand of blessing and protection from that nation and allowing demonic principalities to set up strongholds within its boundaries, which ultimately curse the land and drive out its inhabitants. History teaches us that any empire which began the practice of child sacrifice never lasted more than three generations.

So, what did child sacrifice look like in ancient history? The pagan nations surrounding the Children

of Israel sometimes practiced child sacrifice as part of a cult, such as cults of the Canaanite god

Molech, Baal, or other unnamed deities. Other times they sacrificed humans in response to defeat

or crisis. Child sacrifice to Molech (or Molek), in particular, is described many times in the Old

Testament as burning their “sons and daughters in the fire.” (Deuteronomy 12:31, NIV).

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