Police in northern Mexico have arrested eight people in connection with the killing of two 10-year-old boys and a woman in ritual sacrifices.
Prosecutors in the state of Sonora allege the suspects belong to the cult of La Santa Muerte, or Holy Death.
A spokesman said the victims’ blood appeared to have been poured round an altar to the idol, which is portrayed as a skeleton holding a scythe.
The cult, which reveres death, has been growing rapidly in Mexico.
Jose Larrinaga, spokesman for Sonora state prosecutors, said the most recent killing was earlier this month, while the other two were committed in 2009 and 2010.
Their bodies were found at the altar site in the small mining community of Nacozari, some 70 miles (110km) south of Douglas, Arizona.
Investigations were launched after the family of 10-year-old Jesus Octavio Martinez Yanez reported him missing early this month.
Mr Larrinaga said the murders took place at a ritual during the night, lit by candles.
“They sliced open the victims’ veins and, while they were still alive, they waited for them to bleed to death and collected the blood in a container,” he said.
There have been no confirmed killings previously attributed to the cult, which follows a mix of Catholic faith with indigenous and pagan beliefs.
Source: The BBC
When the blood of Jesus is not enough, man will slowly be lead back to the god of paganism. They all demanded blood sacrifices, in the name of “baal”.
These god’s have different names, but appear in the mythology pantheon. All of it has its origin in Babylon.
God of the Bible chose a man from the rivers of Babylon to end the baal worship. He told Abraham to take his own son, and scarify him on Mt. Moria. But God intervened, and explained to Abraham that the animal caught in the bush would be sufficient. This was the beginning of the Jewish educational ministry of the Sons of Isaac and Jacob.
The law predicted that even animal sacrifice wold dome to an end. In Jeremiah 31 and Isaiah 53 we read about God Him self forgiving the sins of the people. The High Priest and King Messiah was a suffering servant, that paid the atoning sacrifice for sins with His own blood.
The Roman Catholic religion deny the atoning sacrifice for sins made by the Messiah. The Pope teach that sins only can be finally forgiven in the afterlife, in the classing fire of Purgatory. Temporarily, sins can be forgiven by Roman Catholic priests, at the price of indulgences and penance.
Their common rejection of the blood of Jesus, makes both the pagans inside the Vatican and pagans in Mexico able to bless each others rituals.
While the Mexicans tap the blood of their children, the Vatican bishop tap the blood of they dying Pope Johan Paul II. Both is a blood sacrifice to their Lord. Not God of the Bible, but to “baal”. Because the living God of the Bible who can only accept the blood of Jesus, our Messiah and Lord.
Here is an article with more information about the worship of “Santa Muerte”.
Written by Ivar