God is a God of love but also a God of judgment. Balancing God’s perfect justice with His perfect love is a struggle for man and often we lean on one over the other. In ignorance and arrogance, we count our morals higher than God’s. Man prefers to lean on his relative definition of love, thinking he has morals. Man does not see love in the appropriate sentencing of lawbreakers; but loving judgment is exactly what it is, both for society and the individual. God has to judge sin. He did so against the Canaanites (Deuteronomy 20:16-17; Leviticus 7:2; Joshua 6:21). What was the reason for judgment then? Molech.
Molech was a pseudo-god of the Canaanite tribes. What was so horrible about Molech? He was a pseudo-god of fertility. Tribes had orgies to honor Molech. You might think that does not seem so bad. Promiscuity, incest and lasciviousness were not the whole problem. These tribes would perform another more vile ceremony and offer the offspring of this debauchery to the fires of Molech as living burnt sacrifices. They were overtaken by a lust which was fed by a false god that encouraged their corruption. They murdered the children that resulted from their lust for fornication, just as those who abort their children do today. God knew His people would sin and follow the pleasures of Molech. Sex sold then, just as it does today. (Leviticus 18:21; 20:2, 3, 4, 5; 1 Kings 11:7; 2 Kings 23:10; Jeremiah 32:35)
Now you know the true reason for Canaanite annihilation. Judgment fell upon people who did not care for the life of innocent children. Adults with cognitive abilities chose to murder the innocent instead of cultivating life. Abortion is the ultimate display of power exerted over the powerless. Man romanticizes against such iniquity but regularly exercises autocratic extermination of the most innocent and needy of all – the unborn. Is it irony, ignorance or pride that drives man to misuse scripture to justify his bumptious existence? The question we should ask is, when will God purify America of their homage to Molech (abortion)?
Concerning God’s judgment compared to abortion, who is the bloodthirsty one? God justly purified a land for His chosen people, to protect them from corruption. He ordered Israel to exterminate a race of individuals that regularly murdered their newborn children that resulted from sexual orgies to honor a false God. Or is the pro-Molech worshipper today, or pro-choice, pro-abortion, pro-infanticide, pro-murder more bloodthirsty? These groups are responsible for destroying 1.5 million innocent children every year for convenience (99%+ abortions). They are willing to extinguish life for their own selfish purposes (career, their personal quality of life, academic future, saving face, etc). The Master Creator is the author of all life and is loathe to destroy it (2 Peter 3:9). Yet, He is held to a standard of perfect justice. Who among us is held to that standard?
God will judge all who have broken His law, and all have. Who loves life more? The God who sent His only Son to die for a godless people, or the godless person who murders for their own benefit and justifies it by saying, “It’s my body” when suicide is illegal?
Logic and reason demand we look at love as something that gives, not something that takes for its own perceived benefit. God gives. Those who worship today’s Molech take for their own perceived benefit. When will America’s wickedness be judged by our all powerful God?
Those without Christ are without hope. Seek His perfect love today. Repent and be saved (Romans 10:13).