Sodom and Gomorrah
Whatever the men of Sodom were up to, there is no question that it drew God’s wrath. According to pro-homosexual theologians, their sin had little or nothing to do with homosexuality, but with their inhospitality; their “callous indifference toward the weak and vulnerable – the poor, orphans, widows, and strangers in their midst” (Jeff Miner and John Tyler Conoley, The Children are Free, p. 6). There is some validity to this. For it is written, "Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy” (Ezekiel 16:49). Without dispute, the sin of Sodom included pride, materialism, and injustice, but there are other verses revealing that they were notorious for a sin not mentioned in this list.
The first hint that something was terribly wrong in Sodom is found in Genesis 13:13, “Now the men of Sodom were wicked exceedingly and sinners against the LORD.” The Hebrew word translated men does not mean people regardless of gender, but to the male gender in particular. What was their wickedness? This passage gives no further information. Twenty years later, three “men” come to visit Abram while he was dwelling “by the oaks of Mamre” (Genesis 18). These men were actually two angels and the Lord (Genesis 18:22; 19:1). As their visit ended, they looked toward Sodom and the Lord revealed to Abram His plan. "The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave. I will go down now, and see if they have done entirely according to its outcry, which has come to Me; and if not, I will know" (Genesis 18:20-21). What was the wickedness that cried out for God’s wrath and...
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...omosexual relationship thusly described is part of the biblical concept to begin with, and such is an unfounded assertion refuted by the fair and careful examination of Scriptures.” (p. 51) Indeed, as we have already observed, it is contrary to God’s law.
God’s love for homosexuals is no less than His love for the liar, the thief and the pedophile. He sent Jesus into the world and then revealed his life and teaching and the purpose of his death and resurrection through the gospel in order that you and I might be saved from our sin. The conditions for ALL sinners is the same: You must believe in the Lord Jesus, repent of your sins and be baptized (immersed) in water for the forgiveness of your sins (Acts 2:36-38). After which, you are raised to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:1-14). If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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