The Burnt Offering

The god Moloch was a Semitic deity of perverted cruelty.

Moloch God of the Ammonites

Judges Psalm Ba'al is also frequently mentioned in the Old Testament, sometimes even in proximity to Moloch.

All rights reserved. How Long In Prison? Explaining Biblical Inerrancy. Moreover, Josiah put away the mediums and the necromancers and the household gods and the idols and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, that he might establish the words of the law that were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the Lord.

I myself will set my face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given one of his children to Molech, to make my sanctuary unclean and to profane my holy name. Is Jesus God? Select feedback type: The Old Testament stops just short of forbidding all human sacrifice, for Jesus was a voluntary, adult human sacrifice and clearly his sacrifice was acceptable to God.

Unmasked Evil From the Modern Day Cult of Molech

We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Alternative Title: In other words, the purpose of the law of Moses was to help the Israelites focus their attention on principles that would point them to Jesus Christ see Jacob 4: The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

It constitutes a large portion of the Christian Bible. Leviticus Who Is God?

He did much evil in the sight of the Lord , provoking him to anger. Although Moloch is referred to sparingly in the Old Testament, the significance of the god and the sacrificial ritual cannot be underestimated, as the Israelite writers vehemently reject the related practices, regarding them as murderous and idolatrous.

Moloch ancient god

See the response to 3. He devastated twenty towns from Aroer to the vicinity of Minnith, as far as Abel Keramim. Amos 5: Child Sacrifice and Abortion: As you read, think about different ways the burnt offering can teach us about the Atonement of Jesus Christ and how it reminded the Israelites of their duty to God.