“They served their idols, which became a snare to them. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood. Thus they became unclean by their acts, and played the whore in their deeds.” —Psalm 106:36-39
Mothers, and sometimes fathers, are told that they will experience greater happiness and prosperity by killing their preborn babies through abortion. Whether it is because of poverty or fetal anomalies, or even mere convenience, a child will supposedly bring them down, while killing the child will bring them up.
It is all a lie.
Ancient Israel tried the same thing, sacrificing their own children to pagan deities, Moloch and Baal, and expecting greater prosperity in response. However, the only thing they found was judgment from the real God, the triune God of the Bible, who judged them and their land, polluted by the blood of innocents exterminated by their own parents.
Even those who encouraged them, whether government officials or apostate religious leaders, are condemned by Scripture:
“I will make a stormy wind break out in My wrath, and there shall be a deluge of rain in My anger, and great hailstones in wrath to make a full end… Thus will I spend My wrath upon the wall and upon those who have smeared it with whitewash, and I will say to you, The wall is no more, nor those who smeared it, the prophets of Israel who prophesied concerning Jerusalem and saw visions of peace for her, when there was no peace, declares the Lord God… Because you have disheartened the righteous falsely, although I have not grieved him, and you have encouraged the wicked, that he should not turn from his evil way to save his life… I will deliver My people out of your hand, and you shall know that I am the Lord.” —Ezekiel 13:13, 15-16, 22