Molek’s New Name: Abortion

This post is inspired by my reading today.

Leviticus 20:1-5

The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Say to the Israelites: ‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molek is to be put to death. The members of the community are to stone him. 3 I myself will set my face against him and will cut him off from his people; for by sacrificing his children to Molek, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name. 4 If the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death, 5 I myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek.

To murder children in Bible times was a capital offense and the murderer received a death sentence. Those laws only applied to the Jewish people when God brought them out of Egypt. For today, it’s not a capital crime to have an abortion but that doesn’t change the fact how God feels about it. In verse 3, the Lord will set His face against anyone who has an abortion and doesn’t repent by turning to Jesus for salvation. Those who don’t repent by killing their unborn child, God will be against that person and will demand an account for their murderous heart.


The false god Molek has popped up in our time with a new name, “Abortion.” Satan always presents to the world the same deadly gift inside with a different looking box and wrap so that you won’t put 2 and 2 together and see what it really is. The Lord clearly said in verse 3 that you are profaning His holy name by aborting your unborn baby. In Isaiah 43:7 it says, “everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” As believers we carry the name of Jesus hence “Christians” to bring Him glory through obedience and to represent Him to the world so we must hate what He hates and love what He loves. We are here to do His will and to honor Him but if we abort an unborn child you are dishonoring His name because you are going against God’s Word and killing the baby in the womb that He created in His image.