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Babies On The Altar Of Convenience

 

" they (Israel) offer human sacrifices and kiss the calf-idols". 
(Hosea 13:2)  " you (Israel) sacrifice your children " (Isaiah 57:5)

 

In defiance to God, Israelis paganized their system of government, law, education, and religion.  Once being one nation, indivisible, under Yahweh, Israel became two nations, divided into north and south, under Baal.    

 

One pagan practice Israelis incorporated into their national existence was sacrificing their babies on altars to Baal.  The thought of killing a little helpless baby as an act of worship sounds foreign to us, but is it really all that foreign?  On June 22, 1973, America legalized a similar pagan practice.  The Supreme Court, in Roe vs. Wade, legalized the killing of helpless unborn babies. 

 

Romans 1:24 teaches that God hands us over to the sins of our choice.  God says, "if you want to sin, go ahead and sin, but be warned, sin has consequences". 

 

Why would anyone want to kill a defenseless unborn little baby anyway?  It's simple - "convenience".  If a pregnancy prevents pursuing the pleasures of the good life, kill the little guy.  It's called, "sacrificing children to kiss our idols", as I recently saw on a TV commercial when a girl kissed her idol - her new car.   

 

Hosea 9:11 says, " no birth, no pregnancy, no conception "  In other words, if Israel was going to sacrifice babies on the altar of Baal, God would sacrifice Israel's future by drastically reducing her birth rate.  National sins have national consequences.

 

Reducing pregnancies and disposing of unwanted unborn babies will save the nation money, says U. S. Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius.  On March 8, 2012, before a senate panel, she praised President Obama's health care legislation.  It would make access to family planning resources, including abortion medication, easier to obtain.  This would lower the birth rate, not only through contraceptives, but also through abortion drugs. In turn, this would reduce government spending to help unwanted children and their mothers.  Watch the video.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/sebelius-decrease-human-
beings-will-cover-cost-contraception-mandate

In other words, "no conception, no pregnancy, no births", lower birth rate, saves money. (Hosea 9:11)

 

One national sin leads to another national sin, which in Israel's case was corrupt government leaders.  "They (Israel's leaders) make many promises and make false oaths therefore lawsuits spring forth like poisonous weeds ". (Hosea 9:4)  The lawsuits take place in corrupt courts.  "You hate the one who reproves in court, and despise him who tells the truth you deprive the poor of justice in courts". (Amos 5:11-15) 

 

How corrupt were Israeli leaders?  From 746 B. C. to 722 B. C. when Israel fell to Assyria, Israel had 6 kings, 4 of which were assassinated.  Israeli leaders were literally at each other's throats; and you think our  politics is rough.  Lack of quality leadership was one of the final straws that broke Israel's national back.       

 

Ironically, on October 10, 1973, less than 4 months after the sacrificing of unborn babies on the altar of convenience became legal in America, Vice President, and former governor of Maryland, Spiro Agnew, was forced to resign under allegations of extortion, tax fraud, bribery, and conspiracy.  Through a plea process Agnew was only convicted of failing to pay $29,000.00 in taxes.  That sounds like Amos 5:11 and corrupt government to me.  The State of Maryland disbarred Agnew, calling him, "morally obtuse".

 

If the shame of Spiro wasn't bad enough, on August 9, 1974, Agnew's boss, Republican President Richard Nixon, was also forced to resign in disgrace.  Two years earlier, on May 28 and June 17, 1972, Republican party members broke into the Democratic party's offices at the Watergate building, something Nixon consistently denied knowing about, when in fact he did. 

 

One national sin leads to another national sin, and national sins have consequences.  In less than a year after the Supreme Court took a step toward paganizing America with the Roe vs. Wade decision, similar to Israel, America's political leaders fell in disgrace.  

  

God judged Israel for killing babies with a reduced birth rate, corrupt governments, and finally her collapse.  Except for Muslim families, birth rates throughout the west, including the U. S., have fallen to less than one and a half children per family.  Muslims in the west are having 8 children per family.  Simple math agrees with many Muslims when they tell us that their laws will be implemented in the west within a generation because they will outnumber the rest of us.  Using our system of democratic elections, Muslims will elect their leaders to power, institute Sharia Law, then take away our right to vote; the very right that put them in power in the first place.  Nations once influenced by Biblical thought will be ruled by the Koran.  What happened to Israel can happen to the west.           

 

On June 17, 1963, the U. S. Supreme Court, in Abington School District vs. Schempp,  pushed Bible reading out of schools.  Less than 6 months later, on November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated.      

 

Am I off base here, manipulating history to fit my view of Scripture?  You decide.  This I know.  The prophets make it clear that God is involved in the affairs of nations.  When a nation pushes Him away, pursues its sins of choice, there will be national consequences. 

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