Canaan’s Worst

Leviticus 18:21 — And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.” At least four times in the Law, the LORD warned His people against participating in child sacrifice. This was part of the worship of Molech and other Canaanite deities. 

In this study we think about why pagan people engaged in child sacrifice and why the LORD found it so reprehensible. We see that it was yet another way that Satan endeavoured to violate the created order and harm those made in God’s image. We also think about the parallels between this awful practice and the epidemic of abortion in our society today.