Abortion and Child Sacrifice

by Ken Ham

If people today were found sacrificing children, as the Canaanites and others did in the Old Testament, I’m sure the public and its elected officials like President Obama would be aghast. Such people would be prosecuted for brutality and murder.

It is my contention that in essence abortion is another form of child sacrifice! But because killing children in the womb has been legalized in the US, President Obama and many other pro-abortionists condone this brutality and murder!

Many times in Scripture, God’s people are warned not to be like the pagan peoples of other nations who sacrificed their own children. As we read of this abomination in Scripture, the so-called “civilized West” would claim that such vile behavior as child sacrifice should not be tolerated.

But they do!

In Psalm 106:35–38, we read the following:

But they mingled with the Gentiles and learned their works; they served their idols, which became a snare to them. They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood.

Such an abomination as child sacrifice does occur in our Western nations, and in fact the whole world. In America alone there is so much child sacrifice that it makes what Hitler did during the Holocaust pale by comparison.

Now abortion is not called child sacrifice. And the victims are not called children. Different terms are used in an attempt to hide the reality of what is actually happening in this modern-day holocaust. Terms like fetal tissue, abortion, pro-choice, women’s rights, women’s health care, and other words are used to hide a reality: the killing of a human being made in the image of God! It’s murder! It’s child sacrifice.

Daily in America, thousands of children are being sacrificed—yes, a sacrifice.

Since abortion was legalized in America in 1973, it is estimated that over 55 million children have been sacrificed. This holocaust of abortion has victims who are called mere tissue or fetuses. But these children are made in God’s image, but that is being ignored as children are being killed in a holocaust of unimaginable proportion.

Daily in America, thousands of children are being sacrificed—yes, a sacrifice. We all think that the Canaanites and other pagan cultures were barbaric because of their ritual child sacrifice. But the brutality and bloodshed happening in the Western nations today makes the Canaanites look mild by comparison.

Now, to whom are these children today being sacrificed? To the god of self!

We live in a country where the leader, President Obama, applauds the work of probably the world’s largest child-sacrificing machine, Planned Parenthood. In 2013, President Obama thanked Planned Parenthood, stating (and when he says “health care” and “woman’s right” in this context, he means abortion—the murdering of children),

“As long as we’ve got to fight to make sure women have access to quality, affordable health care, and as long as we’ve got to fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you’ve also got a president who’s going to be right there with you, fighting every step of the way,” said Obama. “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.”

As he says “God bless you,” he cannot be talking about the God of the Bible. No, the only god he can be referring to is the god of self! Is he not in reality saying, “may the god of self bless you for sacrificing so many children”?

Remember too that President Obama is a supporter of partial-birth abortion (really, it’s partial-birth murder).

Romans chapter 1 makes it clear that God will pour out His wrath in judgment upon a culture that rebels against Him. And one sign that God is judging a society and withdrawing His restraining influence of the Holy Spirit is the acceptance of increasing homosexual behavior, as Romans 1 teaches. The homosexual issue is prominent in the culture today and has greatly contributed to an increasingly secularized worldview among the population. And even though many people might not want to consider it, I suggest that perhaps God is now judging the nations that have shed the blood of millions of children sacrificed to the god of self.

These . . . things the Lord hates . . . hands that shed innocent blood. (Proverbs 6:16–17)

We are observing the dismantling of the Christian influence in this nation (and the whole Western world) that had led to its greatness in the world.

In 1962, school prayer was ruled unconstitutional. In 1963, Bible reading in public schools was deemed unconstitutional. In 1973, abortion was legalized (Roe v. Wade). In 1985, nativity scenes on public land were ruled to violate the supposed separation of church and state. In 2015, gay “marriage” was legalized. Next, euthanasia is coming!

This nation needs to repent of the wickedness of worshipping the god of self!

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. (Psalm 33:12 KJV)


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