One of the pagan gods was named Molech (Moloch). His worship became widespread in Israel when Solomon erected his image and altar just outside the walls of Jerusalem in the valley of Hinnom. His worship became part of Jewish idolatry.
Read this commonly accepted description of how he was worshiped. The image of Moloch was a human figure with a bull’s head and outstretched arms, ready to receive the children destined for sacrifice. The image of metal was heated red hot by a fire kindled within, and the children laid on its arms rolled off into the fiery pit below. In order to drown the cries of the victims, flutes were played, and drums were beaten; and mothers stood by without tears or sobs, to give the impression of the voluntary character of the offering.
The name of this god is found eight times in the Old Testament and is referenced eight other times in the expression of causing children to “pass through the fire.” It was one of the most heinous acts of paganism because innocent children were the victim. Their parents decided their destiny and society approved of it. It was the “politically correct” way for people to live.
The way God looked at this sacrifice of the innocent is found in Ezekiel 16:20-21. “Moreover you took your sons and your daughters, whom you bore to Me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Were your acts of harlotry a small matter, that you have slain My children and offered them up to them by causing them to pass through the fire?” He recognized parental ownership of sons and daughters, but then He said that you bore these children to Me. He then charged them with slaying My children. Our children first belong to Him!
In Florida, we annually are aborting 92,300 children. This represents nearly 3% of all women of childbearing age (15-44). Why? In about 1% of the abortions, the reason is for rape, but 75% are for the convenience of the mother.
So what’s the difference in taking a baby just days old and burning it to Molech and having society approve of this as a politically correct action, and taking another infant prior to birth and flushing it down the drain? Political correctness cannot remove the fact that God sees children as His children. We do not have first claim on them.
Jesus was the son of God in the womb before birth and so are God’s other children!