The word “crucible” means “cross, or trial by fire.”
Crucible in Latin is “crux” where we get the word “cross.”
Jesus said in Mark 8:34-35, “If any man desires to follow Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.”
Paul said, in Galatians 2:20 (KJV) “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
Today, we will discuss, “Molech. The king of Abortion.”
THIS IS PART 1 of a 4 part series.
The origins of out of the womb abortion predates the Israeli nation. God is judging the Canaanite nations for its sins, including casting their babies in the fire in worship to Molech.
During the 1960’s and 70’s, coathangers were used to end the life of a child. With fatal results for the child and sometimes the mothers. The shame of being pregnant by fornication or adultery deceptively compelled these mothers to kill their baby so that the shame of having a child out of wedlock would disappear.
The unsafe practice of coathangers compelled the medical field to perform abortions using modern medical methods to kill thebaby, but no endanger the mother’s life. In many cases, even when using modern medical methods, the abortion facilities have had fatalities of both the child and the mother.
So much for safe, and rare. It’s appropriate to point out that 42% of women that have had abortions professed to be Christian.
Listen to the Scriptures.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”
Revelation 21:8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
Revelation 22:12-15 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”
So the lie that abortion is healthcare, the lie that abortion is safe, rare, and legal, the lie that it’s your body, your choice is of the devil.
John 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”
Modern day abortion is now inside the mother’s womb.
In the United States, from 1973, 63 million lives were taken. The male and female engaged in fornication and adultery. This is a sin before God. Just because man makes it legal, it doesn’t mean that it’s moral. The Scriptures is final authority, and God will judge the secrets of men’s hearts by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Some of you may be offended, but the only reason why people are offended is because the truth from God offends. For years, has man progressed with medicine, and the means of killing have increased. Man has devised many ways to kill a person. Man has figured out how to kill a baby from inside the safest place for a child that’s conceived.
But centuries ago, they would have to wait until the child is born, and then out right murder the child. God has put in the conscience of every person, His commandments. And man’s conscience is offended when he violates God’s commandments. So, man need to find a way to make it legal so that the truth no longer afflicts the conscience.
But no law of man could ever lessen the conviction of sin in the conscience. In the land of Canaan, they’ve devised a way to kill babies. With the depraved thinking of man, it’s easy to come up with ways to make killing acceptable. But the Canaanites were crude and cruel. Idol worship comes from devils.
1 Timothy 4:1-2 (NKJV) “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron…”
Deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons isn’t something that’s new. Seducing spirits and doctrines of devils came about as man refused to worship the true and living God.
The word “Deceiving” or “seduced” comes from Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words, planos; roving as a tramp, i.e. (by implication) an impostor or misleader; — deceiver, seducing. Any further Greek or Hebrew references will be from Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words or Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, or Biblical Words. To deceive is to mislead and to take you in the wrong direction. To have an “idea or impression.”
So deceiving spirits and teachings of demons is the point. Now notice the word “doctrines.” it means instruction (the function or the information): — learning, teaching. It may seem much, but it’s necessary to read the Scriptures to get as much Scriptural background as possible on the subject of abortion because everything has an origin.
Leviticus 18:21 (NKJV) “And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.”
Deuteronomy 18:9-14 (NKJV) “When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you. You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the LORD your God has not appointed such for you.”
2 Kings 16:1-4 (NKJV) “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 became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the LORD his God, as his father David had done.
But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel; indeed he made his son pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out from before the children of Israel. And he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.”
2 Kings 17:5-24 (NKJV) “Now the king of Assyria went throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria and besieged it for three years. In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria took Samaria and carried Israel away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah and by the Habor, the River of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
For so it was that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and they had feared other gods, and had walked in the statutes of the nations whom the LORD had cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.
Also the children of Israel secretly did against the LORD their God things that were not right, and they built for themselves high places in all their cities, from watchtower to fortified city. They set up for themselves sacred pillars and wooden images on every high hill and under every green tree.
There they burned incense on all the high places, like the nations whom the LORD had carried away before them; and they did wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger, for they served idols, of which the LORD had said to them, “You shall not do this thing.” Yet the LORD testified against Israel and against Judah, by all of His prophets, every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.”
Nevertheless they would not hear, but stiffened their necks, like the necks of their fathers, who did not believe in the LORD their God. And they rejected His statutes and His covenant that He had made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He had testified against them; they followed idols, became idolaters, and went after the nations who were all around them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them that they should not do like them.
So they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, made for themselves a molded image and two calves, made a wooden image and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. And they caused their sons and daughters to pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and soothsaying, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger. Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight; there was none left but the tribe of Judah alone.
Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made. And the LORD rejected all the descendants of Israel, afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of plunderers, until He had cast them from His sight. For He tore Israel from the house of David, and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king.
Then Jeroboam drove Israel from following the LORD, and made them commit a great sin. For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they did not depart from them, until the LORD removed Israel out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the prophets. So Israel was carried away from their own land to Assyria, as it is to this day.”
This is the conclusion of part one. We are laying the foundation for the origins of abortion. Part 2 is next.
Some of you are asking “Where is the compassion? Where is the love?
1 Corinthians 13:4-6 “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, (love) is not puffed up; (love) does not behave rudely, (love) does not seek its own, (love) is not provoked, (love) thinks no evil; (love) does not rejoice in iniquity, but (love) rejoices in the truth…”
The true love of God tells the truth regardless of your feelings. The true love of God will tell you the truth of God’s Word.
John 8:31-32, 34-36 (NKJV) “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”