On a jihad for Molech
I made a comment to a friend a couple days ago that the pro-abortion terrorist who attempted to destroy the Genocide Awareness Project at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne was "on a jihad for Molech." For those who don't know, Molech was a pagan "god" worshiped by the people of Canaan. The Israelites would often abandon the faith and worship Molech. A central part of Molech worship is to heat up a stone idol with fire, and then throw a newborn baby into the fire and watch him or her burn to death as a sacrifice to Molech. (See God's commandment to the nation of Israel regarding Molech worship in Leviticus 20:1-5.)
America today is swimming in the blood of 50 million unborn children who have been killed, under the protection of the U.S. government, since the Supreme Court decriminalized murdering the unborn in 1973. Instead of the open cruelty and shocking spectacle of the entire community watching a newborn baby burn to death, we have turned murder into a clinical procedure so we do not have to see it. We are much more dignified and sophisticated as we murder innumerably more children than the Canaanites ever dreamed of killing.
Are we sacrificing these children to Molech? Not directly, no. But it is worship of a pagan "god" that drives our bloodlust. We worship self-determination and the "right" to be free from responsibility if we so choose. At least the pagans in Canaanites recognized that they were murdering babies, while we hide behind terms like "the products of conception" or arguments about "personhood" so we do not have to see our own depravity. When we refuse to see what we are doing, is it any wonder that our depravity is unprecedented in human history?
It has been said that if you will worship something. That is an unavoidable aspect of human nature. We can either worship God or we can worship innumerable false pagan "gods." In America, we worship ourselves, our irresponsibility, our leisure time, our material wealth and a false version of "freedom." Claiming that a nation that has murdered 50 million children in 38 years is somehow a "Christian nation" is a blasphemous lie and a smear against the character of God.
The Genocide Awareness Project rips the blindfold from our eyes and shoves our depravity in our faces. Not only the depravity of murdering children and a society that does nothing to stop it, but the depravity of abortion opponents who know they could be doing more but sit on our couches at home instead. If we are to come to Jesus Christ, we must see our sin first. GAP shows us our sin in a way that few other things can. It should not be surprising, then, that there have been people who have accepted Jesus as Savior at the GAP barricades.
I mocked Terrence the Terrorist yesterday for his/her/its actions. But there is more hope for Terrence the Terrorist than for the hundreds of people in Bloomington who walked right by the GAP display in 2001 and did not feel a twinge of shame, guilt or remorse for the blood that soaks America's hands.