Let’s call this sin what it is: wicked.
J. Jeff Toler | Shenandoah Christian Alliance
“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 a fertility god. Worshipers sought to obtain a blessing from their god(s) or to confirm or complete a vow taken in the name of the god.”
“Ancient Aztecs, Incas, and a few other peoples in South and Central America practiced child sacrifice. The same for the Druids of Europe. The city of Carthage in North Africa contains evidence of child sacrifice related to the worship of Ba’al Hammon, a god imported from Phoenicia. Many Roman writers refer to this barbaric act in Carthage.”
These passages from gotquestions.org explain the kind of child sacrifice that has occurred down through the ages from culture to the next. Generally, most people of the modern era would tell you that there is no longer such a thing as child sacrifice anymore. It is a thing of the past. We would beg to differ.
We are not talking about the worship of Molech, who was the detestable god of the Ammonites. (Even Solomon was lured by his concubines to erect shrines and alters to Molech, and to Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians.) Nor are we referring to recent historical cases with cult religions. The new child sacrifice is practiced by the worshippers of Fromm, Adorno, Hegel, Marx, Freud, Bloom, et al.
The loss of moral agency has cross-pollenated with essentially every cultural institution we can name.
Instead of ritual by fire, and burning children alive on the red-hot hands of the bronze statue of Molech, modern-day sacrifice includes the slow, agonizing torture of psychological murder at the hands of peer pressure and social media. The latest evidence of this is the astonishing explosion of trans-gendering of young, white, teenage girls. It is enabled by distant and distracted parents, (usually mothers) medical doctors, and complicit school officials. This sacrifice is called surgery. It includes drugs and psychiatry as well. There was a time, not so long ago, when such a thing was considered illegal. It no longer is.
An extremely important interview by Jordan Peterson with Abigail Shrier, author of “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters” presents an absolutely riveting analysis of what can be described as an explosive societal anomaly… the deliberate destruction of young girls—many in their early teens in “transitioning” to boys! The surge is utterly unprecedented. In the last decade, diagnosis of “gender dysphoria” — severe discomfort in one’s biological sex — has exploded across the West. Shrier reports that even Planned Parenthood is now involved in this massive craze.
In the New York Post, she writes, “Between 2016 and 2017, the number of gender surgeries for natal females in the US quadrupled; in the UK, the rates of gender dysphoria for teenage girls are up 4,400 percent over the previous decade. An ailment that typically began in early childhood, and overwhelmingly afflicted males, suddenly has a new dominant demographic: teenage girls.”
The impact this devastating experience has on young women will remain with them for the remainder of their lives; it will be a medical condition requiring unending medical intervention and treatment until the end.
How does this phenomenon correlate with all of the other cultural disasters western civilization is now facing? It has a root cause: Lies and theft.
Here is the final analysis: there is no comparison now with any other time in modern history where even the most basic, obvious, and accepted norms are observed. The loss of moral agency has cross-pollenated with essentially every cultural institution we can name: The public school system, the medical community, the justice system, the media—news and entertainment—and even private Christian schools, and many Christian churches and Christian ministries.
The Connection and the Comparison
Cru, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ, is dancing with the devil. Harsh?
Consider this May 11, 2021, commentary from Capstone Report that lays it all out. Within the article is a link to the report: Seeking-Clarity-and-Unity. The report from staffer Scott Pendleton raises serious concerns over Cru’s leftward drift to include white shaming, anti-trumpism, and critical race theory. The report was presented to Steve Sellers, President of Cru in December 2020.
When any Christian ministry imports critical theory and social justice into the mix, then the whole cultural hegemony of Marxism must and will come along with it… including transgenderism. Young women today are being robbed of their esteem and their dignity, and lied to about the tragedy it will bring.
Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a flying scroll! 2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits.” 3 Then he said to me, “This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land. For everyone who steals shall be cleaned out according to what is on one side, and everyone who swears falsely shall be cleaned out according to what is on the other side. 4 I will send it out, declares the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter the house of the thief, and the house of him who swears falsely by my name. And it shall remain in his house and consume it, both timber and stones.”
5 Then the angel who talked with me came forward and said to me, “Lift your eyes and see what this is that is going out.” 6 And I said, “What is it?” He said, “This is the basket that is going out.” And he said, “This is their iniquity in all the land.” 7 And behold, the leaden cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting in the basket! 8 And he said, “This is Wickedness.” And he thrust her back into the basket, and thrust down the leaden weight on its opening.
9 Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, two women coming forward! The wind was in their wings. They had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between earth and heaven. 10 Then I said to the angel who talked with me, “Where are they taking the basket?” 11 He said to me, “To the land of Shinar, to build a house for it. And when this is prepared, they will set the basket down there on its base.” (Zechariah 5:5-11)
In the Bible, Shinar represents the place of exile for the wicked.