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What does the Bible say about child sacrifice?



    
    

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The horrific practice of child sacrifice has been committed throughout the world for thousands of years. Generally, the sacrifice of a child was intertwined with the worship of a pagan deity, often...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Emilio 1992 Emo Tenorio Supporter Shomer
Deuteronomy 18:10 
Lists eight abominable practices that were not to be done in the land, the murder of children for sacrifice is number ONE. When a people or nation willing murder their innocent young they cut off the future and all promises and blessings that might have come into being.
 
It takes a special mindset to cheer and promote the murder of children and somehow  believe it's a good use of freedom (50 million since roe vs wade).

There is no evil, thinking themselves wise they became fools that won't seem right or proper for a people or nation, once the first step on this path is taken. 

Look around your town and the world evils are happening today that a short time pasted would not have stood, much less been promoted by the elected.

Biblical history is very clear on the destruction of nations and people on this path that did not stop or repent, He spared not even Israel for her folly.

Consider how many times we may have murdered those that God sent to cure mankind of cancer or any other sickness.

"The malice of the wicked, is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous"     Winston Churchill

September 03 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Stringio Ezra King Ezra King
The same thing it says in the sixth commandment. Thou shall not kill.

September 03 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Stringio Vincent Mercado Supporter Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3
Child sacrifice may be horrific for us modern Christians. But it you think hard about it, child sacrifice reflects a highly advanced theology. 

The concept of offering "the best" to a deity is understandable to us. We give God our best, not our scraps or leftovers. Abel offered the firstborn of his flock and of their fatty portions. (Genesis 4:4) The more valuable the sacrifice, the more favor it receives.

For these people who offer children, the logic is clear:
1. If we would offer "the best", and 
2. Man is "the best" of all creation, and
3. A young child is more valuable than an old man, therefore
4. Sacrificing a young child would get the most favor from the deity.

Not to be outdone, Christ took it one step further. What is more valuable than a man? Answer: a God-Man. On the cross, God the Son offers God the Son to God the Father.

December 26 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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