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There are many similarities and parallels between America and the ancient city of Sodom. "But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord, exceedingly so." Genesis 13:13 What was the sin of Sodom that was so great and outrageous in the eyes of God, the sin that so angered him, so outraged him, that he annihilated the city with fire and brimstone? Homosexuality. See the account of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18:20 - 19:27. Sodom is mentioned many times in both Old and New Testaments. Its name is synonymous with great and outrageous wickedness, the very height of wickedness. How is America like the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? What are the similarities and parallels? 1. The homosexuals are everywhere in American society. They permeate the society. The list of well known people who have finally become revealed to be homosexual is just endless. And you learn about more every day. The higher echelons of our society is just loaded with them. And, most likely, the lower echelons, too. And not only is the society permeated with them but they stand out boldly in high profile. All the time one is hearing about the gay movement, gay rights, the gay political movement, etc.. They are out in the open shamelessly, aggressively asserting their rights. More than that, homosexuality seems to be becoming acceptable and respectable in the society. It is referred to as "just another lifestyle". It even seems to be condoned and accepted in many churches. One often hears of controversies and splits in churches over the issue with many religious people, including ministers, advocating that homosexuals should be accepted and should even be allowed to preach. 2. Outrageous sexual immorality everywhere. Our society prides itself on it's broad-mindedness and tolerance. We are so broad-minded and tolerant that we condone and accept everything from adultery and promiscuity to homosexuality to pornography. 3. Sodom and Gomorrah were wealthy cities. They lay in an abundant and wealthy plain. America is a wealthy country. Wealth and luxury corrupts. The story of Sodom and Gomorrah illustrates a very important fact: The Holy Bible is not a broad-minded, tolerant book. It is, in a sense, a very narrow-minded, intolerant book. God is a God of righteousness who is patient but not infinitely patient. This is illustrated by the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, the story of Noah and the flood, and many other stories. Christ showed anger and righteous indignation on certain occasions. God's patience is limited. He has love and mercy for the penitent sinner and the person who loves and serves him but he can be very severe with the unrepentant and those who do not love, honor and serve him. Apr 1987 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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