Molech was a pagan idol god of Old Testament times. “Parents would sacrifice their children to this god and watch without showing emotion or care. A fire was lit inside of the idol which would turn its arms white from the heat. When they were at this level of heat, the parents would come with their children, lay them on the arms of the idol and watch while their child burned. The onlookers would beat drums as loud as they could so the child could not be heard and this would keep going until finally the child died.” (from Into the Light Ministries website)
God commanded that anyone who sacrificed their child to Molech should be killed by stoning. (Leviticus 20:2-5) But that wasn’t all—He also ordered that anyone who knew about this happening but “tolerated” it by not reporting and prosecuting the offenders would be just as guilty!
A modern-day equivalent of child sacrifice is abortion—destroying a precious life as an offering to the gods of Lust, Convenience, Pride, or Money. We may believe that is wrong, but are we guilty of looking the other way and tolerating it? God doesn’t tolerate that kind of tolerance! How many sins are committed under the guise of “tolerance”? God demands holiness from His people. (See the whole book of Leviticus.) That means being different from the crowds around us.
Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!