Thursday, January 30, 2014

SEVEN THINGS GOD HATES - #3: BLOODY HANDS

In another parallel with the Decalogue (the Ten Commandments), the Lord is telling us plainly what He expects from His people and the despicable actions which WILL bring Judgment – killing the Innocent. This abomination which brings devastation applies not just to drive by shootings in inner cities; or indiscriminate collateral damage from wartime ordnance; or the increasing phenomena of lunatics. Sandy Hook and other mass shootings in public theaters; Columbine and other such populated (by innocent people) are modern examples of this modern tragedy. This abomination has biblical principle behind it.
These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
 

A proud look,
A lying tongue,Hands that shed innocent blood,

A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil, 
A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.

Proverbs 6:16-19 

If you’re thinking of such a Biblical example, there is nothing more despicable and evil than the worship of Molech in the Old Testament. Molech (or Chemosh) was the pagan god of the Ammonites (around the country of Jordan) and required its adherents to sacrifice their own live babies to this disgusting pagan idol. The idol was heated up and the pagans would place their babies in "Molech's" metal arms and watch the babies burn. References to this abomination can be found here: (2 Kings 21:6 ; 2 Kings 23:10 ; 2 Chronicles 28:3 ; Psalm 106:38 ; Jeremiah 7:31 ; Jeremiah 19:4-5 ; Ezekiel 16:21 ; Ezekiel 23:37 ,Ezekiel 23:37,23:39 ).

God has specifically warned against this here: Lev. 18:21 says, "Neither shall you give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the Lord." Even King Solomon, when he lost his mind, pride and relationship with the Lord, built one of these abominations to Chemosh (Molech) where the human sacrifice continued (before he repented and wrote the Book of Ecclesiastes).

There is a New Testament example of the Slaying of Innocents. King Herod thought the Magi had deceived him, sent out his butchering mercenary soldiers to kill every boy under the age of 2 years old in Bethlehem. The Gospel of Matthew confirmed the fulfillment of Scripture here when he quoted an accurate prophesy from Jeremiah 31:15 "A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more". Josephus, the indepent Jewish historian spoke of many massacres by Herod, but it was the secular Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly and his co-author Dugard who confirmed Herod's Slaughter of the Innocents, down to the detail of which soldiers Herod used! Historical figures indicate that about 1000 people lived in Bethlehem around that time, so at least 20 boys where killed by this man.

These two Bible-based events, as evil and terrible as they and the Mayan's equivalent of Molech in Mexico, pale in comparison to the over 55 Million babies aborted in America since the Supreme Court created the Right to An Abortion out of the case of Roe vs Wade. The blood of scores of millions of babies are forever stained on the hands of those judges, lawyers, politicians, media and others. If there is one thing which will be so foul in the nostrils of the Lord - it is this. He cares for the little ones and every single one of those over 55 million people is His. Their souls are precious, the hearts are precious and their lives are precious.

Many of us can imagine the scene around the Throne of God where all 55 million babies are in His Presence and they cry out to Him for Justice...not much different than those Tribulation saints of Revelation 6:10. In fact, that same chapter of Revelation has a great closing to those who violate the direct Commands of the Lord to stay away from human sacrifice (which now includes abortion) and other things that shed the Blood of the Innocents. When they are left behind after the Rapture (or taking up) of the church, the lost and perishing of this world, who are still alive, the Books says the following: 
The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?” (Revelation 6:14-17, ESV).

This is the third of seven things which the Good Lord hates.
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