Days Of Gomorrah

 

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We have heard the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. These cities were unashamed and adventurous about their natural human desires. They took the things God created and perverted them proudly. I can’t and don’t want to imagine the horrible things they did. There is one account of two angles entering the city to see if it is as bad as God heard from the cries. God told Abraham about the great outcry and grievous sin in Genesis 18:20-33, and said He would destroy them. Abraham pleaded with God. There must be at least 50 righteous people and thus worthy to save. God agreed that if there were 50 righteous God would save the towns. Abraham became bold and bargained, what about 45? 40? 30? 20? 10? God agreed that if there were only TEN righteous people living within the cities, He would save the entire bunch. We know the outcome… NO ONE was righteous. We have quite a few cities like this, one in particular is “sin city” Nevada. We don’t have to look far to find the kind of perversion that God destroyed, in fact, just turn on the television. Certain channels make it their mission to provide perverse entertainment for all to see. Not only are people living perverse lives, we get to witness it. Not sure why this still surprises me but it does. I’m not like Abraham unfortunately begging for their lives to be spared. I’m with God on thinking they need to GO! It is more difficult to raise innocent children in this world infiltrated with godless, immoral, perversion of every kind. Parents have to monitor television, music, places to go, entertainment, and friends. Parents must especially pray for their children that they will mature and become the men and women God created them to be.

“In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire” (Jude 1:7). Looking at your environment, town, state, region, what could be said for you? Are you going to be ONE in a million that is worth being saved? Jesus told us He is coming back to rescue His Children. “I already gave you a warning when I was with you the second time. I now repeat it while absent: On my return I will not spare those who sinned earlier or any of the others” (2 Corinthians 13:2).

 

 

4 thoughts on “Days Of Gomorrah

  1. Ever wonder why an omniscient God needed spies to find out if it was as bad as the cries? Or why he didn’t just say “there isn’t 10 righteous people worth saving their is only lot and his family” and then wipe the city of the map after transporting lot and his family to safety. He could have even saved the daughters’ betrothed preventing that whole incest debacle. Of course the betrothed may not have merited saving, but surely that would have prevented Lot’s wife from being turned into a pillar of salt (seriously who does that?). I’ve always found it terrible unfair that she died for looking behind her whole Lot was never punished for offering his daughters up to be brutally gang raped. Seems terribly sexist to me.

    • Yes, God could have chosen to wipe them out. He doesn’t need anyone’s help with anything. He created the world and universe all by Himself. He chose to create mankind to fill the earth. With this creation, He gave us”free will” so we can choose whether we want to obey God or go our own way. The evil in the world is rampant. God tells us how to live but we choose to follow. Abraham warned his family, begged them to do what God told them to do, but they didn’t. “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the lights of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2 Corinthians 4:4). I pray you will have eyes and heart to see the truth. Thanks for reading.

  2. So that’s a no, you haven’t wondered why the God who created the universe all by himself would need to send two spies into Gomorrah to do a little recon for him. Or why there was a whole conversation about Abraham interceding for the 50, the 40… The 10. When God knew all long the only righteous man was lot (unless of course he really did need that recon).

    And seriously it doesn’t get under your skin that a “righteous man” offered up his daughters as literal sex offerings? To no reprimand, but his wife gets turned into a pillar of salt for the great sin of looking behind her? That’s never struck you as odd?

  3. Everything about the Bible and God is odd when you think about it because it is too much to comprehend. Lot had the fear of the Lord and knew what the angels came to do. He was aware of the sins of the city he chose to live near and the problems with his family becoming engulfed in the sins. His fear of God saved his life and the life of his family (as well as Abraham begging for him to be spared). God doesn’t intervene when He isn’t wanted – that’s the “free will” we all have. Abraham’s covenant with God kept Lot and his girls safe. It was clearly a different culture and moral standard back then, the girls thought they had to be moms to be worthy.
    About the sex offering of his daughters, yes that bothers me, just like sex trafficking in WRONG yet goes unpunished. And again, Lot’s fear of God was greater than the fear of the evil men. If they destroyed the city while they were still there, they couldn’t have escaped. He was buying time to help them survive. God’s commands are very clear. We are the ones always trying to push the limit, seeing how far we can go. God said, “don’t look back”.

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