The Word of God and history says that Molech was a pagan god of the Ammonites. This pagan god was constructed of bronze in the form of a man, the head of a calf with a crown and seated on a throne. His arms were extended to receive the child victims. The worship of Molech was also practiced by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and other similar cultures in North Africa and the Levant. There are many variations of his name but the ritual was always the same. Molech worship involved sexual perversions (incest, rape, homosexuality, pedophilia) as well as the practice of sacrificing children by their parents to this god of hollow bronze by placing the children into a fire to be burned alive. They beat their drums loudly during the ceremony so that the shrieks of the children might not be heard.
Still done today?
The practice of the extermination of humans has been done throughout history and is certainly still around today. The reasons that come forth are many but the end result is the same. Multiple millions have been slaughtered in sight of the Judeo-Christian God who distains it as an abomination in His sight (Leviticus 18:21).
What God says about it
In Jeremiah 19:3-6 (NIV) it states: ”This is what the Lord Almighty says: Listen! I am going to bring disaster on this place that will make the ears of everyone who hears it tingle. For they have forsaken me and made this a place of foreign gods; they have burned sacrifices in it to gods that neither they nor their fathers nor the kings of Judah ever knew, and they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent. They have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons (and daughters) in the fires as offerings to Baal—something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter my mind. So beware the days are coming, declares the Lord, when the people will no longer call this place Topheth or the Valley of Bin Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter.”
Who will reap this judgement?
God is not a respector of persons (Acts 10:34-35). If God would bring judgement on His chosen people then surely any other nation is in line for judgement for the same crimes. Abortion is the modern-day sacrifice to Molech. Technology is the only difference between the past and what is going on in this nation today. Children have been sacrificed on the altar of convenience to the count of over 54 million since 1973.
This nation has suffered economic judgement and calamities very much so far but the Bible is clear that there is more to come if God’s people do not humble themselves and pray. God calls a nation back to Himself and His ways and promises to heal the land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
May God’s people lift their head to the God of the Bible and humbly seek His face for mercy, to recommit their lives back to Him (repent) and pray for a fresh awareness of life in the womb.