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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Ken Ham: Do You Really Think Child Sacrifice Is a Thing of the Past?

The other day I was sent an incredibly powerful video. This short, animated video was produced by Choice42, a Canadian pro-life group trying to change public opinion about the value and humanity of the unborn. While the group is well known for its humorous videos on a variety of topics to make a strong point, their newest video, “Modern Child Sacrifice,” isn’t humorous at all—it makes a sobering point, one I’ve been saying for years: abortion is nothing more than modern “child sacrifice to the god of self.”

I urge you to watch and share this powerful video through social media and in any way you can.

The video is hard-hitting—yet it’s an accurate portrayal of the reality of the brutality of abortion and exposes the true heart behind this barbaric practice.

Abortion truly is the greatest holocaust of all time and a shocking blight on the whole world. I urge you to share this video with as many people as you can. We need to boldly stand against the evil of abortion.

One of the great evils soundly denounced in Scripture is human sacrifice. Because every human life is created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27), every life has value and worth; murder, ritual or not, destroys someone made in God’s image. Since human sacrifice breaks one of the Ten Commandments—“You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13)—the Israelites were specifically commanded never to worship God in this way (Deuteronomy 12:31).

Speaking through the prophet Jeremiah, God says of the people of Judah,

Jeremiah 32:35 KJV – “And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.”

Clearly, God strongly opposes human sacrifice.

Now we are shocked and appalled at cultures that practiced, or continue to practice, human sacrifice and view them as barbarian or primitive. But we are no better here in the West! We’ve just replaced the demanding, vindictive gods that these tribes worship with the god of self.

Since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973, over 57 million babies in the United States alone have been brutally murdered in their mother’s wombs at the hand of abortion doctors. And most of these babies—human beings—were murdered for convenience sake because they were unexpected, embarrassing, too expensive, disabled, or simply weren’t wanted. They were sacrificed to the god of self.

Interestingly, the one true God acts completely opposite to this kind of thinking. In ritual human sacrifice, and in the case of abortion, the weak and lowly—peasants, slaves, the unborn—are killed by and for the sake of the stronger and more powerful: priests, leaders, mothers, or fathers.

But instead of demanding that we—sinful human beings in rebellion against Him—die for Him, God sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us (John 3:16). The Creator of the world became man and chose to willingly die in our place, brutally murdered at the hands of sinful man (Acts 2:23), so that we could be forgiven and have eternal life. What a difference!

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