The Spirit of Molech

Molech was an ancient god to whom the Canaanites sacrificed their children. Unfortunately, they were not the only nation offering human sacrifices to seek the favor of the gods. This tradition can be found more or less in every culture on earth. From ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to the Phoenicians, to the Aztecs, to ancient Celtic and Germanic peoples, to ancient China and Hawaii - the list could go on and on. In the Judeo-Christian belief system this practice was clearly forbidden as God had revealed to the Prophet Jeremiah (Chapter 32, Verse 35): "... to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech, which I commanded them not, neither came it to my mind, that they should do this abomination..."

With the spread of Christianity and its values the practice of human sacrifices vanished. But there is a modern-day version of the practice of child sacrifice in form of abortion. Now children are sacrificed to the gods of financial comfort and self-exhortation. The wide spread of different forms of human sacrifices throughout history makes one wonder if there is not a spiritual force behind this cruel habit. It looks like the opponent of God, Satan, intended to make a mockery of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross: According to Christian belief God became human in Jesus Christ and gave Himself as an atonement for the sins of mankind. So, the devil - knowing that he would be defeated this way - tried everything to twist, distort, and pervert the pure, holy sacrifice of Jesus. That's why he established in every culture and civilization through his spiritual forces - which can be summarized here as the spirit of Molech - human sacrifices in all variations as an abomination of Jesus death on the cross, in order to keep people away from saving grace.