Rushdoony: ‘Molech Worship and Baptism’

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(This essay by R.J. Rushdoony was posthumously published in 2003.)

Thousands of years ago, people in Canaan dedicated their children to Molech, a pagan god whose name means “king” or “ruler.” Usually the baby was passed through a fire before the idol. Sometimes it involved actual human sacrifice.

By contrast, the rite of baptism was a dedication of the child to God and a declaration of the people’s reliance on God’s grace.

Rushdoony wrote this before the left wing of America’s ruling class dove on board the “transgender” bandwagon. “Gender reassignment” is a kind of twisted man-made pseudo-religious ritual. I believe its purpose is to estrange us from God. Molech was an idol representing the state. Some things just don’t change, do they?

Go ahead, stick your neck out and say “Oh, no, they’re not trying to make the state a substitute for God!” It’s been several hours since we’ve heard such ignorance.

3 comments on “Rushdoony: ‘Molech Worship and Baptism’

  1. It’s all the same old thing. The names change, but the false gods remain, essentially, the same.

  2. What would Rushdoony think of today’s cultural collapse? He predicted Humanism would collapse of its own weight, and it looks like he was right on the money.

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