DID GOD REALLY DESTROY AN ENTIRE CITY OVER SEX?

Posted: August 1, 2015 in HOT TOPICS
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Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. (Jude 1:7)

There has been and currently is, an attempt to reconstruct the events depicted in the book of Genesis relating to the City of Sodom, as well as her sister City of Gomorrah and their ultimate destruction by those who would rewrite biblical history. These individuals (religious progressives), in their desire to challenge the validity of the gospel and the scriptural truth as it relates to homosexuality, have started a campaign to not just remove the past as it relates to the Sodom account, but change the wording and overall general reasons for Sodom’s destruction. In other words, what they are attempting to do is remove the reason for Sodom’s ruin, but also to paint another picture as to why Sodom was destroyed to begin with. The issue is not if God destroyed Sodom, but as to why? That itself is the sticking point among progressives, and what their real agenda is, not remove the true penalty of Sodom’s ruin (homosexuality) and make Sodom’s destruction not a matter of sexual behavior which the word clearly shows, instead, they are attempting to paint a more politically correct view of Sodom which removes Sodom’s deeper evil (homosexuality) and simply portray the City’s real evil – inhumanity to man due to social issues (poverty).

Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled back in late June that same sex marriage proponents should have the same marital rights as traditional marriage participants (men and women) there has been a hard push to remove everything and anything which would deem this illicit behavior for what it truly is (perverse) and instead, portray it as a normal and healthy lifestyle choice. Even recent remarks by President Obama have made it clear that Christians must begin the change to accepting homosexuality. (source)

The agenda of homosexual activists have made it clear what their true motive was and is, tear down the historical and long held view of homosexuality and present it as an alternative lifestyle. This agenda started with conditioning our culture by introducing homosexual themes in our education system, the entertainment industry (film, television, music), and finally our sports industry. This subtle push at normalizing perverse behavior started years ago, but came to the forefront at the beginning of the 21st century when the shift in our culture began to change its views on traditional Christian values and ideas. It was then that I believe Satan used liberalism, especially liberal theology, to bring about this change, and by 2009, with the news that President Barack Obama had changed his views on same sex marriage to support this illicit behavior, something began to occur in the nation – rebellion. Rebellion against God. Rebellion against traditional values. Rebellion against anything which would hinder this antichrist and perverse spirit from attempting to re-shape this great nation to accept what it should not accept – perversion.

Since 2009 to present, not only has the nation changed its views on same sex marriage, but so has our very culture, our very society and sadly, much of the modern church is slowly beginning to change as well toward homosexuality. All of this is playing into the real agenda of those who are polarizing our nation over sexuality – and its working. But the victory what would have been seen by homosexual activists at the court level is by no means enough to cause a celebration. For there is yet one more barrier which re-constructionists are fighting hard to eradicate, and that is the Holy Bible.

It has been Satan’s plan since the garden to re-write biblical history. It was Satan who deceived Eve by twisting the words of the Lord when he asked Eve, “Did God really say?”, yet again we see Satan’s attempt to twist the word of God in the wilderness, when Satan told Christ, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” (Matthew 4:6)

Satan’s desire is to make man believe that his central problem is not sin, but make man’s problem less a spiritual one and more a Psychological one. If man’s problem (which is sin) is ultimately removed, then the consequences of sin is equally removed. Thus, man’s only real problem is man. This can only come about by re-writing the word of God. Which leads me to my point.

Did God really destroy and entire City over sex? The answer is yes, he did.

This brings us to what is now happening with the push for legitimacy and religious acceptance by those who are gay or lesbian, to re-write scripture, and by doing so, force the modern church to embrace what God has repeatedly called an abomination (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13). It is this grievous sin which has now thrust the modern church into the forefront of the social issue of the day, and unless the church takes a strong stand in the process, it will succumb to the political correctness which is attempting to eradicate it altogether.

Recently, news came of a new Bible that many are calling a more precise, more accepting view toward homosexuality and less a dogmatic view – the Queen James Bible (source). It’s yet another attempt to undermine the written word. In Jude 1:7, we read clearly what was occurring in both Sodom as well as Gomorrah, “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” The term “strange flesh” has a unique meaning, and that is relative to both the origin of the word strange, which in the Greek means other, or different in nature.

Genesis 18:20 says, “And the Lord said, ‘The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.'” Indeed, not even ten righteous people could be found in the city. The truth is, the sins of Sodom as well as her sister City were so grave, so wicked, that God already knew what was occurring (homosexuality and the mingling of fallen angels) that God purposed in his heart to destroy Sodom, not because of its attitudes toward the poor (as some claim) but in fact due to two major reasons, both of which has everything to do with sex – perverted sex. Homosexuality was by far the worst aspect of the sins of Sodom, as well as their cohabitation with fallen angels. Yet in both cases, the Sodomites, as well as those fallen beings, were committing homosexual acts with one another to such a degree that even when Lot offered his two virgin daughters as to appease the Sodomites and their lustful desires to rape the two angels God had sent into Sodom, they had no desire for the natural use of the women, but instead, were already accustomed to fornicating with those of the same sex.

What those who would attempt to re-construct the events of Abraham and Lot’s day by removing the clear scriptural references to Sodom’s sin (which was in fact homosexuality) is to attempt to wipe away the fact that all of the men of Sodom were gay. “both young and old, all the people from every quarter” (Gen.19:4), to the point of disregarding available women (19:5-8).

Did God really destroy an entire City over homosexual sex? Again, the answer is a resounding YES! For it was homosexuality which fit the description found in the word of God and no other, which described the real reason God destroyed Sodom and her sister City – homosexuality. It was homosexuality which was the principle sin which brought God’s judgment. It is Satan’s attempt to bury this truth from our society today, and why the church must continue to fight against anyone who would join with the growing voices in our land to undermine and change what God declares cannot be changed, and that is his position on sin.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

Comments
  1. Tammy says:

    excellent dear brother just excellent!

  2. Judy H. Strickland says:

    Christopher, you can’t say it more plainly than this!! Thank you. It’s so concerning to me that many Christians today lack basic knowledge of the Bible. Of course those who support this sin want a Bible with a “softer” approach to the issue of homosexuality. With many Christians spouting the “judge not” mantra – I’m not surprised that the sin of homosexuality is being not only accepted, but celebrated in some churches. Thank you for consistently publishing the TRUTH of God’s Word concerning this sin and many other issues. I hope I didn’t do the wrong thing but I published a portion of your Judge Not article in a facebook post on the subject. I was just sick of seeing “judge not” posted in comment after comment about homosexuality. God bless.

  3. William says:

    My personal understanding of what the Apostle Paul wrote is that homosexuality is the result of a society’s turning away from God. Homosexuality which is sin, is but a symptom. The people of Sodom were not all homosexuals. When the angels visited Lot, the men and women of the city surrounded Lot’s home, demanding the angels come outside so that they- the men and women, could have sex with them. If Sodom was destroyed is because she denied God, the result of which was sexual perversion.

  4. ajc says:

    amen william

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