We continue our study today taking a closer look at why God deemed it necessary to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
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 most blatant sin was that of homosexuality or sodomy. Sodom is actually where we get the name sodomy today. According to the dictionary, the word refers to “copulation with a member of the same sex.”
Many a liberal has argued that God did not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for homosexuality, but instead for a lack of hospitality because they did not offer the angels who visited them a place to stay. They would have us to believe that God wiped out entire cities because they were inhospitable. No, Genesis 13:13 says that the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. That’s sounds like a whole lot more than not being nice!
What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Lev 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Lev 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. The sin of homosexuality is the sin of sexual affection for a member of the same sex. The act of sex between two males is called Sodomy. We see this sin mentioned all throughout the Scriptures. 1 Kings 14:24 And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. Deut 23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. 1 Kings 15:12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land,… 1 Kings 22:46 And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land. 2 Kings 23:7 And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality (the KJV calls them effeminates), nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Also, see I Timothy 1:8-11 and Romans 1:18-32. Even the book of Job mentioned them when he said in Job 36:14 that they die in youth, and their life is among the unclean. In context, Elihu was trying to convey to Job was that those who lived hypocritical lifestyles, and yet claimed to be righteous, would be treated in the same manner as the most abandoned and vile of the human race: the sodomites.
In conclusion, here are some sad statistics that were released by the Family Research Institute, “The average age of a homosexual man dying with AIDS is 39. The average age of gays dying of all other causes is 41. (The average heterosexual married man lives 75 years.) Only one percent of men who practice homosexual sex lives to be 65 or older. Love Wins? I don’t think so. God will not be mocked.