Child is spared from Moloch’s Altar
June 11, 2008 Leave a comment
Our culture tends to downplay the reality of sin, if it even acknowledges it at all. Sin has been a terribly integral part of the human experience almost as long as we’ve been on this planet, but it seems that at no other time in history has the reality of it been as questioned or downplayed as the present.
For example, when one commits adultery one has an “affair”. Greed is now the pursuit of the bottom line. Exploitation of laborers is smart business practice. Murder is now about “choice” or the “termination of a pregnancy”. Homosexuality is “sexual preference”, while fornication is about “taking the car out for a test drive”. A moment of frankness will reveal that Christians will buy into this mentality though we should know better.
In this story, Baby Miraculously Survives Abortion, Expected to Live ‘Normal’ Life, a child’s life was spared from death, a death requested by his own mother.
God indeed is merciful and has spared this poor child, why He chose to spare him and not the countless other children who have died at the altar of Moloch “choice” is something which we can surely ask Him if we so choose.
But pause must be taken to reflect on the fact that He sovereignly works out everything for His infinitely wise and perfect purpose. Perhaps further meditative reflection on His response to Job is warranted.
The following excerpt from the story reveals the reality of human depravity more than we’d like to admit (emphasis mine),
“I was on the (birth control pill) when I became pregnant,” Percival, 25, said. “Deciding to terminate at eight weeks was just utterly horrible but I couldn’t cope with the anguish of losing another baby.”
A short time after the abortion, Percival felt a fluttering in her stomach. She went to the doctor for a scan and discovered she was 19 weeks pregnant.
“I couldn’t believe it,’ Percival said. “This was the baby I thought I’d terminated. At first I was angry that this was happening to us, that the procedure had failed. I wrote to the hospital, I couldn’t believe that they had let me down like this.
“They wrote back and apologized and said it was very rare,” she added.