America, the freest, most enlightened society in the history of mankind, was founded on Biblical presuppositions beginning with, "I am the Lord your God...I am the Truth..." and "in His own image He made them, male and female He made them.....I give you dominion over the earth and its creatures..." Our Constitutional rights, beginning with the most important one, the right to life, flows from this seedbed, and because human beings are in the spiritual image of the Lord, throughout Christianized Western civilization there exist strict prohibitions against cannibalism and human sacrifice.
The pagan world however, has never shared Western sensibilities. Throughout history in many parts of the world, groups of people have performed unimaginably cruel human sacrifices as a way of pleasing or appeasing their gods.
For example, in 1921 the largest cemetery of sacrificed infants in the ancient Near East was discovered at Carthage. Hundreds of burial urns filled with the cremated bones of infants, mostly newborns but even some children up to six years of age were uncovered at Carthage. All of the victims had been burned to death.
The actual rite of child sacrifice at Carthage has been graphically described by Diodorus Siculus:
"There was in their city a bronze image of Cronus extending its hands, palms up and sloping toward the ground, so that each of the children when placed thereon rolled down and fell into a sort of gaping pit filled with fire." (Abortion and the Ancient Practice of Child Sacrifice, Andrew White, MD, 1/5/2012, Associates for Biblical Research)
Plutarch, a first and second century A.D. Greek author, adds to the description:
"...the whole area before the statue was filled with a loud noise of flutes and drums so that the cries of wailing should not reach the ears of the people." (ibid)
Except in method, the Mayans were no different in this regard. Inscribed stones bear witness to the Maya practice of human sacrifice--- adult male, female and child:
"The common method for human sacrifice seems to have been for the "ah nacom" (a functionary) to extract the heart quickly, while 4 people associated with Chac, the rain/lightning god, held the struggling victim's limbs. Human sacrifices seem to have been made, as well, with arrows, by flaying, decapitation, hurling from a precipice, and throwing the victim into a limestone sinkhole." (Human Sacrifice and the Maya, N.S. Gill, ancienthistory.about.com)
As evil as this sounds, the Maya were amateurs when it came to human sacrifice on a massive scale:
" The Aztecs of Central. Mexico, many years later, once sacrificed twenty thousand people in a single ceremony to commemorate the dedication of a new temple. Then they ate them." (Maya Human Sacrifice...Say it isn't so, ambergriscaye.com)
The kind of human sacrifice practiced by the Aztecs involved the use of large stones, boulders really, against which the victims would be placed:
" The victims would be forced to lean back against the stone, causing their chests to protrude to make it easier for the pagan priests to slice open their chests, reach in, yank out a still beating heart and eat it. The hair of the priests were matted with blood, and the walls of temples themselves were soaked inside and out with human blood, as if they had been streaked and splattered with red paint. " (Planned Parenthood and the Aztecs, Bryan Fischer, OneNewsNow, Thursday, August 20, 2015)
America's Bloody, Murderous Mayans
“Partial birth abortion was publicly unveiled in 1992. This method is used to kill babies from 20 weeks through full term. Because the baby is considerably larger and more well developed at this time, the opening of the woman's cervix must be greatly enlarged in order to perform this abortion. The entire process requires three days…The amniotic fluid is drained and all but the baby’s head is pulled out of the birth canal. The abortionist uses a sharp pair of surgical scissors to stab the base of the living baby's skull, spreading the scissors to enlarge the hole. The scissors are removed and a suction tube is inserted into the skull opening to “evacuate” the brain. This kills the baby and collapses the head, allowing the abortionist to fully deliver the child.” (New York State Leads the Way in Advocating Murder in the Womb, Pastor Steve Rowitt, Ph.D, Creation Studies Institute)
“…Saline Injection Abortion (or salt poisoning abortion) may be used after sixteen weeks when enough fluid has accumulated in the amniotic sac surrounding the baby. A long needle is inserted through the mother's abdomen to remove and then replace some of the amniotic fluid with a solution of concentrated salt. The baby breathes in and swallows the solution and usually dies in one to two hours - though sometimes death takes many hours - from salt poisoning, dehydration, convulsions, hemorrhages of the brain and failure of other organs. The baby is literally burned inside and out by the strong salt solution.” (ibid)
So-called "scientifically enlightened" Western and American society is not ascending to higher and higher heights of perfection but rather plunging into a bottomless abyss of evil because depraved men and women, having turned away from the Lord, have fallen into self-idolatry and nature worship.
Throughout post-Christian America a modern evolutionary pagan and occult pantheism has displaced the Holy Triune God, our founding Biblical worldview, immutable truth, Moral Law, unalienable right to life and everything good and natural. Claiming to be 'progressive, evolutionary, scientific and enlightened,' it declares that the Biblical God is scientifically-passé and that now every human is a god or goddess in process of evolution and creator of his/her/its own morals-and identity (i.e., gender).
Millions of human-deities, each with their own personal truths and moralities, and multiple and ever evolving 'genders'---this is pagan polytheism issuing in idolatry and the return of human sacrifice and cannibalization of body parts on altars of idolatrous self-worshippers:
“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not going to crush that part, I’m going to basically crush below, I’m going to crush above, and I’m going to see if I can get it all intact….” (Deborah Nucatola, MD, Director of Medical Services, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, July 25, 2014)
When negotiating about fetal tissue, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services talks about a “less crunchy technique” for keeping body parts intact during a partial-birth abortion. When negotiating about fetal tissue, she says the price, “has to be big enough that it’s worthwhile for me,” at one point explaining “I want a Lamborghini.” (‘Don’t Want to Lowball’ Baby Parts; Another Planned Parenthood Official on Tape, Kathryn Jean Lopez, nationalreview.com, July 21, 2015)
An undercover Planned Parenthood video from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) shows that the pagan rituals of the Aztecs have returned from the bowels of Hades with a vengeance. It reveals the gruesome reality that babies,
"... are born alive in Planned Parenthood abortuaries, and then laid on tables with their tiny little hearts still visibly beating in their chests. The abortionist then takes a pair scissors and cuts the face of the baby in two so that its brain can be extracted, a procedure that starts while the baby is still alive." (ibid, Fischer)
Leading stem-cell researchers believe that the evidence uncovered by CMP indicates that in order to send fresh specimens to researchers,Planned Parenthood,
"... keeps some babies alive right up until the moment their hearts are cut out of their bodies. This is because a heart is only good for research if it can be prepped for shipping within five minutes of death." (ibid)
While America's modern Aztecs are very vocal when it comes to saving snail darters, owls, trash fish, alligators and wolves at the expense of human flourishing they generally rationalize sacrifice of unborn humans on the lie that the unborn are not human but rather clumps of uterine cells in process of evolution. Accordingly, unborn humans are not human when being suctioned, torn apart, crushed, and burned alive in saline solutions. However, they magically transform into 'humans' when their lungs, hearts, heads, and other body parts are coveted by well-funded evil-minded pagans for research purposes.
When Philadelphia police officers raided Gosnell's abortuary they were stunned by what they saw. Dismembered baby parts were everywhere: in milk jugs, bags, cat food cartons, and in the refrigerator next to staff lunches. In the freezer they was a fully intact 19-week-old aborted child and in the basement they found a collection of severed babies feet, lined up in jars.
From the videos we have learned that the standard operating procedure for Planned Parenthood Aztecs is similar to Kermit Gosnell's standard operating procedure. Like Planned Parenthood, Gosnell regularly delivered babies and then murdered them. Gosnell murdered them by snipping their spinal cord. Between his procedure and Planned Parenthood's the only difference is method. Gosnell was ultimately charged with eight counts of murder. One for a patient, the other seven for delivering and then murdering babies.
Kermit Gosnell's murder of newborn babies is sadistic and evil. But Planned Parenthood's financially lucrative murder of living babies for their brains, hearts and other parts is Constitutional and therefore perfectly legal, according to assorted self-centered, morally relative GOP jellies like Kasich and the legion of self-absorbed conscienceless monsters who currently control America's levers of power.
What our idolatrous, monstrously depraved paganized society and culturally relevant, morally relative church has forgotten is that whoever keeps our Lord's commandments loves Him (John 14:21) while the reverse is true for those who do not:
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: and thy neighbor as thyself." Luke 10:27
The end of the commandment is charity (love) from a pure heart, a good conscience and unfeigned faith. (1 Thess. 1:5) He that loves his neighbor fulfills the law for his heart is not blackened by thoughts of hate and murder:
"....murder is once for all forbidden; so even the child in the womb, while yet the mother's blood is still being drawn on to form the human being, it is not lawful to destroy. To forbid birth is only quicker murder. It makes no difference whether one take away the life once born or destroy it as it comes to birth. He is a man, who is to be a man, the fruit is always present in the seed." (Tertullian, Apologeticus IX.- 6, 8)
Murder is once for all forbidden; so even the child in the womb "it is not lawful to destroy," therefore, said Russell Moore, “It is time for the reborn to stand up for the unborn.” The reborn are to:
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute” (Proverbs 31:8)
Idolatry and Human Sacrifice
The beginning of idolatry is pride (self-centeredness), which together with selfishness demonstrates preference for one's self instead of the Lord, neighbor and unwanted babies, and just as no violation of the Law can occur without one first being an idolater, murder is its' final result, for where 'self' is primary then 'self' deserves everything it can get, no matter the cost to other people.
The Cross is a messenger of mankind's idolatry and murderous intentions. Therefore we are obliged to search ourselves for every bit of idolatrous self-centeredness and repent of them because,
"Look, I am coming soon! Says the Lord. My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star." (Rev. 22:12-16)