In 1919, W.B. Yeats composed the haunting and powerful verse, “The Second Coming.” A few of the lines from his apocalyptic reflection in the aftermath of World War 1 are particularly instructive a century later.
…Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, …
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
…somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
Recent proclamations by prominent politicians celebrating legal slayings of newborn children prompt a question. What “rough beast” is pushing the malevolent assault on the helpless and voiceless among us?
Judging from the present climate, that very beast may be taking civilization slouching toward the altars of Molech instead of Bethlehem.
The Minions of Molech
The name Molech comes primarily from references in the Old Testament such as this,
They built the high places of Baal in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to offer up their sons and daughters to Molech, though I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination… Jeremiah 32:35 (ESV)
Various states within America have begun to publically plunge into the abyss of abomination and self-destruction. They have done so by placing children’s lives on Molech’s sacrificial altar once again.
The minions of Molech are many and they openly advocate and seek to implement infanticide. Pre-eminent among these is Ralph Northam the Democratic Governor of Virginia.
His clear admission that the new bill proposed in his state would allow the killing of a child already born has shocked many. However, that shock wasn’t found within his own party.
Truly the unthinkable of past times is being boldly proclaimed as a righteous defense “of women’s rights.” That is how New York Governor Andrew Cuomo characterizes his state’s new abortion till birth law.
Moreover, there are several other states that allow abortion until birth. Hopefully, N.Y. is the only one with the crown jewel for a Molechian era, the legalization of abortions performed by non-medical persons.
This sounds somewhat like allowing legal ‘back-alley’ abortions. Remember when that phrase was spoken in fear by pro-choicers as something which would savagely kill mothers if Roe v. Wade was overturned.
So much for making abortion ” safe, legal, and rare.” Nowadays, every abortion is a good abortion, the more the merrier, at least to the Left.
Though the states are taking the lead now, there is really only one organization that deserves the blame [or credit from the Left’s view] for the destruction of human life these events portend. That organization is Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood: Merchants of Molech
Planned Parenthood has been engaged in the business of selective death since its beginning. The founder, racist, eugenics advocate Margaret Sanger, promoted the elimination of “inferior races” of “human weeds,” as she called them.
Moreover, Sanger became involved with some of the 20th century’s most evil people and movements. Author George Grant writes,
Because of her [Sanger’s] Malthusian and Eugenic connections, she had become closely associated with the scientists and theorists who put together Nazi Germany’s “race purification” program. She had openly endorsed the euthanasia, sterilization, abortion, and infanticide programs of the early Reich.
Sanger was influential in the progressive political circles of her day. However, she would never have imagined being able to finance a state governor’s campaign to the tune of 3 million dollars, as PP did in VA with Northam.
The Planned Parenthood legacy of child sacrifice is extensively chronicled. Next month a film will be released which reveals the less public realities of the Planned Parenthood abortion industry.
This film, “Unplanned,” tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a former director of the largest Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas. She became a pro-life activist after witnessing an abortion herself for the first time.
Planned Parenthood’s vision of the future is to further enrich itself at the cost of the next generation’s lives, and this generation’s souls.
It is a future that will reach beyond the beginning of human life. A dark and foreboding future for us all.
Molech’s Servants will Devour Civilization
More than thirty years ago author Joseph Bayly wrote a prophetic novel titled “Winterflight.” It was brilliant look forward at a time which horribly is becoming the present.
Bayly postulated a future where the very old and the very young were considered not sufficiently valuable to society as a whole. Therefore, for the good of humanity, there were mandatory legal limits on the length of life, and legal conditions to be met if life was to continue after birth.
I will not reveal anymore from the book so as not to discourage others from reading it. However, please find or purchase a copy because it is an excellent work, is easy to follow, and will astound many with its dark prescience.
While we are not yet at the extremes Bayly imagined, parts of society are already taking the first step into that black hole of death. The second step is well on its way to becoming reality, though as yet with less attention.
The second step to which the culture succumbs is to eliminate the elderly and the disabled. Bayly envisioned that scenario in his book as well.
Euthanasia is the name for step number two in Satan’s anti-life plans. Molech is just another idol posing as the devil’s doppelganger in this scenario.
In the next article, we will examine the practice of euthanasia. This area has received far less fanfare than abortion, yet it will be coming to help finish devouring what is left of civilization.
Only the power of God Himself can stop this headlong rush to death in our society. Let us pray He moves with a fresh wind of the Spirit to encourage and inspire us to action for life.
For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD, but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death. Proverbs 8:35-36 [ESV]
Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001
George Grant – “Grand Illusions, The Legacy of Planned Parenthood,” Wolgemuth and Hyatt, Publishers, Inc., 1988.
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Originally published in TIL Journal
I am a retired pastor and freelance writer. I have been married to my bride, Linda, for 34 amazing years. We have two children, a son Thomas, and a daughter Rebecca. I strive to be the best husband, father, writer and servant of my LORD Jesus possible.
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