Molech (also variously known as Moloch, Milcom, Malcam) was the name given to the national pagan god of the Ammonites.
"They built the high places of Baal in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to offer up their sons and daughters to Molech, though I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin." (Jer. 32:35)
Molech is often linked with Asheroth the fertility goddess. Always the common context, the sacrificing of children, the flames of desire. Sexual virility as a reward for worship, life in the death of innocence.
It all seems so silly, so barbaric. The dust-covered stories of forgotten pagan sects. Demonic ritual reserved for the most psychologically deranged, the sexually depraved. And yet today the unborn are sacrificed wholesale for sexual independence, for renewed virility. The children of the world are are thrown into the flames of the Molech machine. They are sold into sexual bondage and forced labor and the machine is fueled on their sweat, their tears, their broken violated bodies.
Where is the justice for the children sacrificed to our Molechs? The gods of our insatiable appetites our selfish desires. Where are their rescuers?