We are seeing a new level of child sacrifice like no other culture has ever experienced. For decades archaeologists and historians have uncovered evidence of child sacrifice rituals within various cultures throughout the history of the world. Those cultures all had something in common as far as researchers and experts could understand. They all sacrificed children to please a god or deity of some kind.
The Aztec culture sacrificed children to the gods Tlaloc, Ehecatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Quetzalcoatl in order to please the gods who, they believed, had flooded specific areas or had become upset about something. It was also to gain favor from the gods. In fact, the Aztecs, according to Franciscan friar and missionary priest Bernardino de Sahagun, had the belief that if child sacrifices were not performed then the rain would not be given by the gods for their crops and then the crops would die.
Additionally, researchers have uncovered the remains of 42 children who were sacrificed to the Aztec gods and all were determined to have been suffering from some kind of medical issue such as bone infections that would have made them be in pain all the time and cry constantly. One of the requirements of the Tlaloc god in the Aztec culture was that a child must cry before the sacrifice. The Aztecs believed that Tlaloc required the tears of the child sacrifice to wet the earth before the sacrifice took place in order for the god to accept their sacrifice. Therefore, if the child did not cry then the Aztecs would tear off the children’s nails or harm the children in some way to get them to cry before the ritual sacrifice was offered.
The Aztecs were not the only culture to offer child sacrifices to please a god. The Incas, Mayas, Moche, and Timoto-Cuica cultures all have evidence and documentation of offering child sacrifices to please a god.
The Bible even references cultures and nations offering child sacrifices to foreign gods.
“They sacrificed to the gods their own sons and daughters, shedding innocent blood, the blood of their own sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, desecrating the land with bloodshed.” (Psalm 106:37-39)
The Torah contains many laws that forbid child sacrifice of any form. In Leviticus 18, Leviticus 20, and Deuteronomy 12 and 18 all contain laws forbidding child sacrifices.
“You shall not offer any of your offspring to be immolated to Molech, thus profaning the name of your God, I am the Lord.” ( Leviticus 18:21)
“I myself will turn against such a man and cut him off from the body of his people; for in giving his offspring to Molech, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name.” (Leviticus 20:3)
Molech was a Canaanite god that required child sacrifices. The children would be killed and then cremated during the sacrifice to Molech.
“Do not inquire regarding their gods, ‘How did these nations worship their gods? I too would do the same.’ You shall not thus worship the Lord, your God, because they offered to their gods ever abomination that the Lord detests, even burning their sons and daughters to their gods.” (Deuteronomy 12:30-31)
What about today? Perhaps we do not have a Molech or a Baal god that we are sacrificing children to in the United States but that does not mean we are not participating in one of the worst human sacrifice cultures ever seen. We are sacrificing children to the god of ourselves. We have made a god out of careers, success, our own desires, and our “choice” and therefore even children must be sacrificed in order to reach success.
Actress Alyssa Milano proudly touted having two abortions. Why? It was not for healthcare or medical necessity. It was a human sacrifice to the god of ourselves. “It was devastating. I was raised Catholic and was suddenly put in conflict with my faith…I had a career and a future and potential,” Milano told USA Today. Milano chose the god of herself over the true God.
Actress Keke Palmer also publicly bragged on Twitter about an abortion she had done. According to People, she told the Los Angeles Times “I was worried about my career responsibilities and afraid that I could not exist as both a career woman and mother.”
Palmer and Milano are joined by a host of celebrities who advocate for abortion to be a right for every woman. Dynasty star Joan Collins joined in as well when she told Piers Morgan that she does not regret aborting her first baby in order to further her career. “It would have been absolute career death for me to have done that, even though I wasn’t yet getting to a broody period, I got to my broody period a couple years later but it was just, it would have been unthinkable to have a child.”
Healthcare or child sacrifice?
Let’s take a look back briefly at the Aztecs and their child sacrifice rituals.
“In his dissent to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2000 dismemberment abortions, ‘the fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: it bleeds to death as it is torn limb from limb. The fetus can be alive at the beginning of the dismemberment process and can survive for a time while its limbs are being torn off.” (National Right to Life Committee)
Remember the god Tlalac of the Aztecs required tears of the child to wet the ground before the ritual so those performing the sacrifice would tear off fingernails or harm the child in some way to make the child cry.
What about the 42 remains found of child sacrifice victims in the Aztec culture who had some form of medical problem or development issue? Sound familiar?
A 2012 meta-review of 24 studies conducted between 1995-2011 discovered that between 61 percent and 93 percent of U.S. woman choose abortions after they receive news that the child will have Down-Syndrome.
While the number of people professing belief in Jesus Christ decreases in our nation, more than 862,000 abortions are performed in the United States annually. Since the passing of Roe v. Wade, that has led to 61,628,584 abortions in the United States since 1973.
Yet, we want to judge the Aztecs for their child sacrifices.
It’s not healthcare, it’s child sacrifice to the god of yourself. The god who desires fame, money, convenience, and “choice”.