Should Anyone Vote for Molech?

Written by Jeff Carlson on .

Moloch the godAs the political chaos continues to grow in our society as we head to the National mid-term elections, it is a good time for everyone to stop and gain some perspective about where we are right now. Surely not too many people in our society are having any "fun" with all the partisanship and rancor going on. Families are being divided. Friendships and even marriages are strained. Studies tell us that about 70% of Americans are "stressed" about the current state of affairs in our Nation. Some people have had enough and are just "tuning out" or "dropping out" altogether, with many not even bothering to vote at all for a variety of reasons.

We seem to be living in a time when it is virtually impossible to sort out the truth amidst the media storm of sound bites coming at us 24/7 from every direction. What is truth? Who can we trust? What should we do? Many people have no idea of how to vote in this election and on what basis. The issues seem so complex, and voter polls seem to change every 15 minutes showing a deeply confused electorate.
 
It may shock you, but the answer to this maelstrom of political confusion is really very, very simple...almost so simply people can't even believe it. Are you ready for the answer? Vote for life! All we have to do is vote for life because that is what it is all about down here...life. Every other issue being discussed today is somehow connected to the life issue. This is not a new idea, by the way, since the "life issue" was mentioned right away in our Declaration of Independence from July 4, 1776. The Declaration talked about the rights that God had given us in the opening preamble. Do you remember these words from our Declaration?
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
The Founders of this Nation knew that all government is ultimately about preserving the life of its citizens. If a government cannot protect its people's lives it has no reason to exist. And while that fact might seem somewhat obvious, it is not to millions of Americans. You see for millions of Americans a child growing in their mother's womb is not life. Somewhere along the way a political decision was made in 1973 to support open and unrestricted abortion in the United States following the landmark Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade. America has never been the same since that time with over 60,000,000 children aborted to date and counting. This abortion controversy is still raging tonight in America and was seen afresh in the ugly battle to stop the seating of Justice Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The battle for life will always continue.

Now what virtually 90% or more of the public fails to realize, from all political viewpoints, is that the abortion controversy is an issue that started long before 1973 and the Roe vs. Wade decision. The surrender of our children to the cultural politics of the day is well documented in the Bible. If you study the Old Testament you will find that Israel was seduced by the surrounding culture and was led into the sacrifice of their children as well. Long before Israel entered the Land under Joshua, the nations there practiced child sacrifice of their children to pagan deities. One of those god's names was Molech and is pictured here in this article. In an article from Wikipedia, we hear about Molech's pagan influence on Israel.
According to the Hebrew Bible, the Valley of Hinnom was used as a place for worshipers in Canaan to burn their own children alive as sacrifices to the gods Moloch and Baal. One section of the Hinnom Valley was called Topheth (also spelled Tophet or Topeth), where the children were slaughtered (2 Kings 23:10). Medieval Jewish commentators David Kimhi and Rashi claimed that the name Topheth is derived from the Hebrew word toph, meaning a drum, because the cries of children being sacrificed by the priests of Moloch were masked by the sound of the beating on drums or tambourines.
According to this article, the Israelites used the distracting cover of musical instruments to hide the screams of their children from being heard and to make the practice easier to accept. All of us may shudder and recoil from such thoughts and yet that is exactly what is happening in America today in the abortion industry. Untold thousands of children are being killed in our Nation and having their body parts sold for profit. These children were killed by groups like Planned Parenthood, with money given to them by American taxpayers. When this story emerged some time ago it was largely suppressed by the media. Some of our leaders also made sure that it wasn't stopped through clever political moves with the budget that allowed continued funding. The screams of these children were hidden from view with the drum and tambourine of partisan politics and a corrupt media so no one heard a sound.

As we look at the life issue today, few people want to see themselves as engaging in or politically supporting a pagan practice from the Bible with their votes. Most people have never even heard this Biblical argument against abortion from anywhere, including their churches. Most people like to see themselves as being good, caring, sophisticated and tolerant toward others. As a result, you will virtually never meet a professing Christian or anyone for that matter that believes supporting a pro-abortion politician is wrong.  And yet, the Lord clearly spoke about such things in Jeremiah 7:30-31 saying,
The people of Judah have done evil in my eyes, declares the Lord. They have set up their detestable idols in the house that bears my Name and have defiled it. They have built the high places of Topheth in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to burn their sons and daughters in the fire—something I did not command, nor did it enter my mind.
In this passage from Jeremiah, the Lord cries out to His people in Judah to stop killing their children and eventually warns them that unless they stop a tremendous judgment will fall of them. The people were warned for a long time, but never chose as a nation to repent or turn away from their sin. That promised judgment eventually arrived as the Babylonians came and destroyed their nation. 

Like Jeremiah's day,  the idea that the Lord is ever going to do something about the abortion issue in America seems unlikely to most. And yet, the judgment of the Lord is already coming on our Nation. Can you see it? Our Nation's political divide has taken away the peace from many of our families. Few families can even discuss politics these days without a war of words and raw emotions emerging. If people can't agree about the life issue there will be little else they can agree on.  That single issue remains the best way to sort out everything regarding our politics and who to vote for in every election.

As our election arrives next week, I urge everyone to vote for life, whatever our politics. If the Christian Church voted a pro-life ticket the Nation would be dramatically changed overnight.  I hope and pray that our Nation will turn away from Molech, his supporters and his seductions in the media. I pray our Nation will understand that all political decisions are centered in the life issue as outlined in our Declaration of Independence and through protecting the lives of our precious and vulnerable children. Without life receiving our highest support and vote we have lost the meaning of life itself. So, let's all choose life this coming week and encourage others to join us. Pass this on to someone in this important hour and make a difference for the Lord while we can.

And finally for the millions upon millions of lives that have been broken by abortion there is grace, love and forgiveness from the Lord. This blog is not about what went wrong, but what went right. Jesus died for us. Let that Good News wash and cleanse us all from whatever sins we might have committed.  Amen.