“Pope Leo X had a young boy painted gold, from head to toe, implying the return of a golden age under the rule of the Medici. The boy died shortly afterwards, poisoned by the gold paint on his skin but the papal celebrations went on for days.” (Excerpted from PBS.org/empires/medici).
Jeremiah 32:35 “They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.”
It’s hard to read the above without a feeling of revulsion; but do we see what we are doing to our children today? Those who are not sacrificed in the womb are sacrificed upon the altar of success, of popularity, of prosperity, of sexual promiscuity, and are now sacrificed on the altar of the explicit desecration of the image of God…but the celebrations go on. We have painted our children with the gold of this world and it is killing them, it is destroying their souls…but our party goes on.