A New Low

In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, began to reign. Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And he did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord his God, as his father David had done, but he walked in the way of the kings of Israel. He even burned his son as an offering, according to the despicable practices of the nations whom the Lord drove out before the people of Israel. And he sacrificed and made offerings on the high places and on the hills and under every green tree. 2 Kings 16:1-4.

It has been an incremental journey to the place where a king of Judah, a decendant of David, would burn one of his own sons on an altar to Molech. It took generations of disobedience and token nods to the one true God before they reached the place that God warned them about. These are the very practices that earned the wicked nations His judgment when he gave the land to Israel.

In America, we used to sacrifice infants in secret, before anyone could tell you were pregnant. Then we made it legal. Now it is being celebrated, and it is even considered after birth. This is why it’s over for us as a nation. You can only save yourself now.

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