Sunday, November 26, 2017

Jude, Part 6

In today's study, we take our first look at why the Lord God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Finally, we see the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah who had “given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh.” The people of Sodom and Gomorrah had chosen to shake their fists in God’s face and live lives of sexual immorality and perversion. Their sin was that of homosexuality. Many a liberal has argued against this in favor of inhospitality because no one offered the angels a place to stay upon their arrival to the city. That is utterly preposterous. They would have us to believe that God wiped out entire cities because they were inhospitable? Wow, that’s a real hard one to swallow my friend. The text in Genesis 13:13 says that the “…men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.” That sounds a little more serious than not just being nice! If the truth be known, the men of the City of Sodom had surrounded the house of Lot and asked him to send the men out to them so that they may “know them” (Genesis 19:5). There is no doubt that Lot knew exactly what they were asking for because of his response in Genesis 19:8 which was “Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.” It’s obvious what these men wanted. They wanted to have sex with the two men who were in Lot’s house. Make no mistake about it; God destroyed Sodom for the sin of homosexuality and not a lack of hospitality.

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