Caligula must not know his **** too terribly well if he judges God to be a sadistic, blood thirsty tyrant when his name sake carried out some of the most cruel and heinous acts of depravity that man can ever perform and which God speak wholly against. Still, in explaination let me say this...when God passed that judgment down on Babylon it was because of their heinous acts of sadistic and bloodthirsty tyranny. These were folks who, while the Jews were in captivity, taught them and even forced them to pass their infants through the arms of Molech. This little worship procedure entails take a large stone or bronze statue of Molech which in Hebrew means "shameful thing" but also refers to any of the Chaldean, Egyptian or middle eastern god such as Ba'al who require blood sacrifice, and place the infant, alive, onto the scalding hot arms of the pyre until the child is turned to ashes. As well, if you had no child to offer..you could offer up pig entrails that weighed as much as an infant but you had to trade an older child into temple prostitution or slavery in exchange for the pig which is no problem because folks would harvest the pig, donate its entrails to the statue and then feast on the meat. Look it up. It's grotesque.
34 But they set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to defile it. 35 And they built the high places of Baal which are in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I did not command them, nor did it come into My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.'
Have you ever seen the movie Apocolypto? How about the newest version of King Kong? I ask because in these movies are perfect examples of what those folks were like. They were incestous, canibalistic, orgy, filth and disease ridden people who would cosume anything and copulate with anything...including animals. Oh, yes indeed. However, God didn't punish them for that...He punished them for the way they treated their own offspring and left natural affections for unnatural ones. They had no problem raping and pillaging and murdering little children and babies. It happens all through the Bible. As a matter of fact, the only time anything major occurs with folks with turning point type of events is when a nation is in power over the Jews and took out a mass amount of kids. Eygpt, King Herod, etc. Don't kid yourself. As God stirred up the Medes He did so against a nation of people that would never feel compassion or heed warnings as the people of Ninivah did. God shows mercy upon those that mercy will work. It was predicted by Daniel and warned that the Medes and the Persians would overtake Babylon. That was on a near scale. Now see what happens on a far scale. All prophecy is given on a near far basis. So as this world grows more insane...do think people are going to act rationally with their children? Abortion, eugenics, infantcide, child prostitution, child sex trafficing, child pornography...even if we aren't directly involved and care very deeply...what are we doing to protect other innosent childrent? Think about it. This, my friend is the big picture. Choose life, Love in Christ, ~J~