First, thank you for your witness and testimony. In Old Testament times, the Israelites were sometimes duped into sacrificing their children (passing through the fire) to the fertility gods. This was supposed to insure that they would not be poor and hungry from failed crops and a dying herd, in contrast to trusting in the Lord God. This still goes on today; we call it abortion. Women are told that they will be poor and hungry if they do not sacrifice their children to the 'gods of this world'.