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Metaphysical meaning of Molech (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Molech (mbd)
Molech, mo'-lech (Heb.)--king; ruler; counselor; judge.

The national god of the Ammonites. Children were sacrificed in the fire to Molech (Lev. 18:21; 20:2-5; I Kings 11:7). Malcam is another name for this god.

Meta. The ruling of public opinion, and of the "mind of the flesh" in one's consciousness. Children's being sacrificed in the fire to this god signifies one's mentally burning and destroying new ideas by letting fear of or deep regard for what other persons may think (public opinion), with the prejudices, customs, and desires of the outer man of flesh, rule in one's life to the extent that one refuses or neglects to give place and expression to these new and higher ideals. (See MALCAM and AMMONITES.)

Preceding Entry: Moladah
Following Entry: Molid