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Leviticus 20 - Giving Seed to Molech (Penalties for Abomination)

Leviticus 20 gives the Penalties for committing the Abominations listed in Leviticus 18. The primary sin from which the rest flows is the abomination of "whoring with Molech". This basically was the giving of their new born babies to be killed by burning over a fire on the hands of a metal Idol called Molech. This evil practice was done by people who wanted to get rid of their unwanted children in exchange for the idol to give them good crops. This practice was popular with promiscuous men who did not want the responsibility for the child or mother. God commanded the most severe penalty for such whoremonger. Not only was Molech outlawed any man spreading his seed in the land and giving it to Molech was to be put to death and if he was not then wrath would also be against his family and nation. In this sermon we see how allowing such men in the land will result in and lead to the other societal abominations as well. This chapter deals with the penalties for molestation, fornication, adultery, hatred of parents, homosexual acts, bestiality, and witchcraft. In this sermon we explain how each nation has a duty to keep the whorish men of Molech from destroying their land or the land will spew us out and God's wrath will be on our nation. Preached: April 29, 2018 Sunday Morning. By Pastor John Young, at Edgecliff Baptist Church, Spokane Valley, WA.

 

 



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John,

Thank you very much for uploading this sermon on Leviticus 20. I do appreciate your devotion on holiness, sanctification and being godly in the sight of God.

As you aptly brought out, the evil life style, and the abominations, of the heathen in the Old Testament is still evil and abominable in our society under the New Testament. As God abhorred the evil sexual acts, and the practices, of the world in the Old Testament so does God abhor the evil sexual acts in the New Testament.

The message reminded me of 1 Corinthians 10:6, "Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.” and Romans 15:4, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

May the Lord bless you as you remind your congregation of the holiness of God, the wickedness of the customs and abominations of our society, and the sanctification of the righteous.

Alan

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