A New Zealand pastor slammed abortion as a “human sacrifice to demons” this week in reaction to legislation that would expand the killing of unborn babies in the country.
“The killing of babies is condemned in the Bible and history tells us that only the most decadent and corrupt societies tolerated such evil; only the vilest defended and celebrated it as a virtue,” Destiny Church Pastor Brian Tamaki told the New Zealand Herald.
Abortions have been legal since 1977 in New Zealand. According to Right to Life New Zealand, more than 500,000 unborn babies have been aborted since then.
Now, lawmakers are considering legislation to expand abortion by removing it the criminal code, Stuff New Zealand reports.
Tamaki did not hold back any condemnation of abortion as a horrific evil against God and unborn babies.
“As a Christian, I know that demonic forces are behind the killing of our babies,” he told the news outlet. “Abortion is Satan’s attempt to kill God in effigy by destroying the little ones created in God’s image. We are not just dealing with a social or so-called health issue here, but with a demonic genocide.”
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He said abortion is just a modern version of child sacrifice.
“It is an act of child sacrifice to the post-modern radical lift’s demons of convenience, where they put social conventions and career wellbeing ahead of human life,” Tamaki continued.
“Abortion is none other than the savage pagan practises of baby sacrifice described in Ezekiel, Psalms and Jeremiah 19:5-6 – ‘where they built the high places of Baal to burn their children in the fire as offerings to Baal,’” the pastor said.
Abortions can hurt women as well, he added, citing the high risk of mental health problems after an abortion.
He criticized abortion activists for misleading women by using terms like “pro-choice,” “women’s health care” and “fetal tissue,” rather than explaining what an abortion really is.
Tamaki expressed sympathy for women and girls who feel pressured into aborting their unborn babies.
“Thousands of New Zealand mothers, most who don’t know better, are persuaded and aided by activists, the Government and certain so-called health practitioners annually to carry out premeditated murder on their unborn children,” he told the news outlet.