In the Samuel passage the Hebrew uses the standard word for “king” – mlk, or melech. This common word appears all through the Old Testament, but when referring to a particular practice of neighboring pagan divine-king States, the Hebrew scribes replaced the vowels with those from the Hebrew word boseth, “shame.” The resulting name “Molech” refers to the pagan total-State, the great tyrannies incurred where the civil State usurped the place of God and worship in society and demanded ultimate sacrifice.
You’d better get the answer to that question right. The difference between right and wrong means the difference between everything from sin and salvation, to freedom and bondage, to liberty and tyranny. For all the problems we’ve read about so far, the answer to this question either causes them or begins to solve them.
The problem of abortion is about more than just abortions. The problem of child sacrifice is not just about the child sacrifice in and of itself, but of a vast network of wickedness that has roots in various apathies, envies, illicitly-covered sins, compromises, unconfessed sins, fears, and more. Here’s why it’s crucial we understand this. […]