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“[B]e it known unto thee … that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”  Daniel 3:18 KJV

A statue of the Phoenician/Carthaginian deity Molech sits at the entrance to the Roman Colosseum. It is a replica of the statue featured in the 1914 Italian silent film Cabiria.

A Vatican-placed statue of the Canaanite god Molech is creating quite a stir among tourists visiting the Colosseum in Rome these days.

“The Colloseum of Rome is owned by the Vatican … If anyone wants to do anything there, they must get permissions from the office of the Diocese of Rome. This exhibition, called “Cathargo: the immortal myth” could not be held there at all unless permissions were granted at high levels.”

The Molech statue, which has been in front of the Colosseum since September, is part of the Carthago exhibition celebrating Carthaginian culture and art.

Culture and art notwithstanding, some tourists and Roman Catholics are not amused that Molech (one of the most monstrous and terrible pagan deities of the ancient world) sits at the entrance of the most-visited tourist destination in the world where countless Christians were tortured and executed for entertainment.

“Standing guard over the entrance was the colossal pagan statue of Moloch. … [E]veryone that entered into the Colosseum had to pass it. It was like they put Moloch there to mock the sacred place where the holy martyrs spilled their blood …” Alexandra Clark, visitor to the Colosseum

In ancient Carthage, it was customary for Molech worshippers to burn their children alive as offerings to the deity.

Scripture also mentions Molech in the books of Leviticus, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, and Jeremiah where God forbids the Jews “to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech.”

Last month the Roman Catholic Church was embroiled in controversy surrounding the opening of the Amazon Synod. A ceremony involving the pagan goddess “Pachamama” was held at Vatican Gardens in the presence of Pope Francis and top-ranking prelates.

The Amazonian Synod ended with Alexander Tschugguel, a frustrated Roman Catholic, tossing the wooden statuettes of the fertility goddess into the Tiber River.

The placement of a pagan god (responsible for the deaths of untold numbers of children) and the ceremony honoring a South American fertility goddess have left some tourists and Roman Catholics looking at the Vatican with jaundice eye.

“Both of these evil pagan idols required child sacrifices and both of them came to Rome at about the same time [as] the Synod.” Alexandra Clark

The Molech statue will remain at the entrance of the Colosseum in Rome until March 29, 2020.

As a side note, ancient pagan deities are being acknowledged in key locations throughout the world today. In 2016, a 50-foot reproduction of the arch that stood at the Temple of Baal, a.k.a. the Arch of Palmyra was temporarilly reconstructed in New York City, London., and Washington D.C.,

 

 

 

 

“[T]hat which is offered in sacrifice to idols is … sacrifice[d] to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. 1 Corinthians 10:19, 20,21 KJV

For more on this story, see Statue of ancient god of child sacrifice put on display in Rome and Giant Statue of Moloch Placed Outside the Colosseum in Rome.


The image of Moloch that currently stands outside the Colosseum is modeled after the idol of Moloch from the 1914 Italian silent film Cabiria. In the film, the idol of Moloch sits in a Punic temple and houses a furnace in his chest where children are thrown in and burned alive.

 

Cabiria – The Temple Of Moloch

 

 

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For Roman Catholics their source of truth is the Roman Catholic Church. They trust their church for truth and for salvation, and they believe that there is no contradiction between what Scripture teaches and what an “infallible” Pope and the Roman Catholic Church teaches.

They believe and trust their church’s interpretation of Scripture, which can be a fatal mistake because they can be deceived and won’t know it. The only way they can know for sure if their church’s teachings are correct is to do what the Bereans did in Acts 17:11, compare the teachings to the Scriptures.

The Roman Catholic Church’s teaching that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was immaculately conceived, i.e., born without original sin clearly contradicts the clear teaching of Scripture. The verses quoted below are from the the Roman Catholic Douay-Rheims translation of the Bible (DRV).

If Mary was born sinless, why would she need a savior? In Luke’s Gospel, Mary says, “And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.” (Luke 1: 47 Douay-Rheims) 

If Mary’s life was pure and sinless, why did she go through the purification period and offer a sacrifice to make atonement for her sin and to cleanse her? According to Old Testament Law (Leviticus 12:1-8), the mother must be purified after a birth because the issue of blood makes her ritually unclean. According to the law of the Lord, Mary went to Jerusalem and offered a sacrifice of turtledoves or young pigeons Luke 2:22-24 Douay-Rheims.

If Mary were the only human being born sinless, why would Jesus say, “there hath not risen among them that are born of women a greater than John the Baptist (Matthew 11:11 Douay-Rheims)? Surly the sinless Mary would be greater than John the Baptist.

If Mary were truly sinless, why did Jesus downplay Mary’s importance and put her on the same level as everyone else? After hearing Jesus teach, a woman shouted from the crowd, “Blessed is the womb that bore thee, and the paps that gave thee suck.” And Jesus responded saying, “Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God, and keep it” (Luke 11:27-28 Douay-Rheims). Not only did Jesus not elevate Mary when given the opportunity, He diminished her status by making her equal with everyone else who hears the Word of God and obeys it.

The following Scriptures teach that all human beings are born sinners:

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned 

Romans 3:9-12 For we have charged both Jews, and Greeks, that they are all under sin. As it is written: There is not any man just. There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. All have turned out of the way; they are become unprofitable together: there is none that doth good, there is not so much as one.

Romans 5:12 Wherefore as by one man sin entered into this world, and by sin death; and so death passed upon all men, in whom all have sinned.

Romans 7:14  For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Ephesians 2:3 In which also we all conversed in time past, in the desires of our flesh, fulfilling the will of the flesh and of our thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest:

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray, every one hath turned aside into his own way: and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is perverse above all things, and unsearchable, who can know it?

Job 15:14-16 What is man that he should be without spot, and he that is born of a woman that he should appear just? Behold among his saints none is unchangeable, and the heavens are not pure in his sight. How much more is man abominable, and unprofitable, who drinketh iniquity like water?

Genesis 8:21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour, and said: I will no more curse the earth for the sake of man: for the imagination and thought of man’s heart are prone to evil from his youth: therefore I will no more destroy every living soul as I have done.

Roman Catholics can believe either what Scripture clearly teaches about the mother of Jesus, or they can believe what their church teaches about the immaculate conception, they just can’t believe both any longer.  

Peace

I.M. Kane

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