Sodom and Gomorrah
Gen. James Green
B ELOW is part of an article sent via e-mail to me concerning “sodomy;”
“Islam, a Sodomy Cult that Desires to Bring the World into a Sodomized Pagan Empire?
The Islamic State (ISIS) are a bunch of homosexual, anti-Christian murderers. They are just as evil and evil, and anti-Christian, as the reprobate sodomites in the West. There is a recent report that reveals that ISIS officials engage in sodomy with other men in their tents.
In a joint statement released on August 13, 2014 two senior United Nations officials spoke out against Isis’ “barbaric acts” of sexual violence and “savage rapes” of Iraqi minorities. “We are gravely concerned by continued reports of acts of violence, including sexual violence against women and teenage girls and boys belonging to Iraqi minorities,” Zainab Hawa Bangura and Nickolay Mladenov said in an Isis training camp. “He [Barho] said he saw men having sex with other men behind the tents in the desert night.”
Homosexual connection with Islam and Islamic history wrote that nowhere in the Quran is homosexuality explicitly condemned: Until the modern era, there was no word for sodomy in Arabic or Persian. Nor is there any prohibition of it in the Quran. Some make reference to the destruction of the town identified as Sodom of the Old Testament (which is supposed to be the origin of the word sodomy) in the Quran, Surah 15: 73-77 as if it were the source...Where does the prohibition against sodomy come from? The reference is to some hadith, the sayings and acts of the Prophet Muhammad, which the Sunni interpretation of Islam uses to provide a legal basis for legal matters not covered in the Quran...! Muhammad, contrary to Scripture, in fact wore the clothes of his child-bride Aisha as a ritual to receive revelation from Allah.:
“The revelation does not come to me when I am in the garment of any woman except ‘A’isha.
Do not hurt me with Aisha; for by Allah, the inspiration did not descent on me while I was in the coverings (lihaf) of any of you (women) except Aisha.”
While he was with Aisha in (fee) her robe (Mirt) and in the same state that Fatimah found him in.”
The followers of Muhammad consisted of mukhannathun, or cross dressers. It is the same word as mykhannatah, which in Arabic means homosexual. It is talking about a sort of a male-female, cross-dressing type. They existed. And they also lived or worked in the household of the Prophet Aisha, one of the Prophet’s wives, indicated that there were men who worked in the household. They were mukhannathun. That generally meant that they were not necessarily castrated, but not having an interest in women.
Muhammad not only was a cross-dresser, but he had sodomite friends. So the next time you hear a modern Christian laud himself for having sodomite friends and criticize the church for prohibiting homosexuality, let him know that Jesus wouldn’t have sodomite friends, but Muhammad did.
Islam wants to destroy Christianity and replace it with a heretical, pagan, homosexual empire.”
Let’s read Q. 15:73-77 from A. Yusuf Ali’s Quran (1934 edition):
“But the (mighty) blast overtook them before morning; and we turned (the cities) upside down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay. Behold! In this are signs for those who by tokens do understand. And the (cities were) right on the high-road. Behold! In this is a sign for those who believe!”
Now let’s look at some of Ali’s commentary notes (note on verse 76):
“The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were utterly destroyed, and even their precise position cannot be identified. But the brimstone plain of the tract still exists, right on the highway between Arabia and Syria...a sense of dismal desolation which truly suggests the awful punishment for unspeakable crimes” (note 1996).
Now, the person who wrote the said article needs to do better research, both Biblically and from Islam’s Quran/Hadiths. It is the Sodomites and Sodomite supporters who have come up with this bogus idea that Sodom/Gomorrah were destroyed, not because of same-sex sex et al, but because of inhospitality. This is really stupid! Even Ali uses the word “crimes,” not “crime.” I have written on this long ago, just write for our “Gay Way” series for the real truth. “The LORD said, ‘because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their SIN is very GRIEVOUS…’” (Gen. 18:20). That “SIN” was sexual perversion!!
The following is an article printed in our first “Gay Way” booklet, followed by another. Please consider what the Bible says, not what is “Politically Correct” (and I’ll add a third article to boot!).
-Answering a Homosexual Argument-
THE HISTORICAL FACTS:
What Really Happened
G OD SENT TWO messengers to investigate the wickedness of Sodom and determine whether or not the city should be destroyed. The messengers went to Lot’s house; and in the evening, “before they lay down, the men of the city of Sodom, both young and old, all the men from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, and said, Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know [lit., be sexually intimate with] them. And Lot went out of the door to the men, and shut the door after him, and said, I beg of you, my brothers, do not behave so wickedly. Look now, I have two daughters who are virgins; let me, I beg of you, bring them out to you, and you do as you please with them; but only do nothing to these men...But they said, Stand back!...Now we will deal worse with you than with them” (Genesis 19:4-9).
What We Believe
THE MEN of Sodom were attempting homosexual contact with Lot’s visitors. Sodom was subsequently destroyed for its great wickedness, homosexuality playing a major role in its destruction.
PRO-GAY ARGUMENT #1
SODOM WAS destroyed because of the inhospitality of its citizens, not because of homosexuality.
Professor John Boswell, in Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality (University of Chicago Press; 1980), supports this view, basing it on two assumptions: first, that Lot was violating Sodom’s custom by entertaining guests without permission of the city’s elders, thus prompting the demand to bring the men out “so we may know them;” second, that the word “to know” did not necessarily have a sexual connotation.
The Hebrew word yada (“to know”) appears 943 times in the Old Testament: it carries a sexual meaning perhaps 10 of those 943 times. The argument, then, is that the men of Sodom had no sexual intentions towards Lot’s visitors.
THE ARGUMENT makes no sense in light of Lot’s responses. His first response, “Do not behave so wickedly,” could hardly apply to a simple request to “get to know” his guests. His second response is especially telling. Lot answered their demands by offering his two virgin daughters—another senseless gesture if the men wanted only a social knowledge of his guests. And why, if these men of Sodom had innocent intentions, was the city destroyed for inhospitality? Whose rudeness was being judged: Lot’s, or Sodom’s citizens’?
The theory raises more questions than it answers. While Boswell is correct in pointing out the seriousness of inhospitality in Biblical times, inhospitality alone cannot account for the severity of Lot’s response to the men, or for the judgment that soon followed.
PRO-GAY ARGUMENT #2
SODOM WAS destroyed for attempted rape, not homosexuality. This argument is more common; it is proposed by lesbian author Virginia Mollenkott and others, and is far more plausible than the “inhospitality” theory.
“Violence-forcing sexual activity upon another is the real point of this story,” Mollenkott claims. Accordingly, homosexuality had nothing to do with Sodom’s destruction; had the attempted rape been heterosexual in nature, judgment would have fallen just the same. Violence, not homosexuality, was being punished when Sodom fell.
THE ARGUMENT is partially true. The men of Sodom certainly were proposing rape, but for such an event to include “both young and old, all the men from every quarter,” homosexuality must have been commonly practiced. Mollenkott makes a persuasive case for the event being much like a prison rape or like the assaults that conquering armies would commit against vanquished enemies, but her argument is weakened by professor Thomas Schmidt’s cited evidence in early literature connecting Sodom with more general homosexual practices:
The second-century BC Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs labels the Sodomites ‘sexually promiscuous’ (Testimony of Benjamin 9.1) and refers to ‘Sodom, which departed from the order of nature’ (Testament of Nephtali 34). From the same time period, Jubilees specifies that the Sodomites were ‘polluting themselves and fornicating in their flesh’ (16.5; compare 20:5,6). Both Philo and Josephus plainly name same-sex relations as the characteristic view of Sodom.
PRO-GAY ARGUMENT #3
THE REAL sins of Sodom, according to Ezekiel 16:49, were that it was “arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.” These have nothing to do with homosexuality.
AGAIN, the argument is partially true. When Sodom was destroyed, homosexuality was only a part, or symptom, of its wickedness. Romans chapter one gives a similar illustration describing the generally corrupt condition of humanity, while citing homosexuality as a symptom of that corruption. But Ezekiel also says this of the Sodomites: “They were haughty and did detestable things before me” (16:50). The sexual nature of these “detestable” things is suggested in 2 Peter 2:6-7:
“If He (God) condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the FILTHY LIVES of lawless men...”
And again in Jude 7:
“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.”
Dr. Bruce Metzger of Princeton Theological Seminary mentions other references to Sodom’s sexual immorality, namely 3 Maccabees 2:5: “the people of Sodom who acted arrogantly, who were notorious for their [sexual] vices.” Another reference is found in Jubilees 16:6: “the uncleanness of the Sodomites.”
The pro-gay interpretation of Sodom’s destruction has some merit: homosexual rape was attempted, and the Sodomites were certainly guilty of sins other than homosexuality. But, in light of the number of men willing to join in the rape, and the many other references, both Biblical and extra-Biblical, to Sodom’s sexual sins, it is obvious that homosexuality was widely practiced among the Sodomites. It is also obvious that the sin for which they are named was one of the chief of many reasons judgment finally fell upon them.
Sodom & Gomorrah:
A Historical Study
General James Green
S ODOM AND HER SISTER, Gomorrah, were real cities; near them lied the ancient cities of Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar, all located on the plain called the “circle of the Jordan” (Gen. 13:12). Some Bible scholars place these cities north of the Dead Sea; others at the south in “the Valley of Siddim” (Gen. 14:3), which is now covered with water. Yahweh (God) literally and utterly destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah (and the surrounding cities) because of their gross sinfulness. Archaeology places the date of their destruction around the 21st century B.C., when the cities were overwhelmed by a great conflagration (Gen. 19:23-28). The area is said to have been “full of slime [i.e. asphalt pits]” (Gen. 14:10). Bitumen deposits are still to be found in this locality, and not only there, but the entire valley is on the long fault-line which forms the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and the Arabah.
The homosexual community (mostly the churchgoers) argue that God did not destroy these cities because of their sexual perversions. The sodomites and their supporters have several basic arguments they use in an attempt to disprove the real Biblical account; yet to deny the true Biblical account in its factual setting, they must not only malign the sacred, holy text written by inspired men of God, but they must also repudiate the ancient documents written by heathens and reported by secular historians; on top of that, they must refuse to listen to the obvious testimony of nature itself.
The actual scene of desolated cities will remain a terrible witness to the REALITY of God’s JUSTICE and JUDGMENT! And it does not merely testify to the truth of the Holy Scripture’s narrative. The briny water of the Salt Sea; the up-heaved rocks scarred with fire; the mountains of solid salt; the masses of bitumen; the extinct crater of a neighboring volcano; the other innumerable traces of volcanic action-all these remain, not only to attest that a horrible convulsion of nature has taken place in the past, but also to indicate the nature of the phenomenon and the character of the forces which operated to produce it. Make no mistake about it, God’s holy judgment destroyed those cities for their sinfulness, just as His judgments have destroyed cities in later times, even in modern times.
Fire and brimstone-an awful way to die. Some believe that geological activity in that earthquake-ridden region was doubtless an accompanying factor in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, although the Bible account records only the miraculous elements (yet it does not contradict or necessarily discredit the former idea).
The salt and free sulphur of this area—now a burned-out region of oil and asphalt—were apparently mingled, some say, by an earthquake: a violent explosion carried the red-hot elements into the air; the exploding salt and sulphur literally caused a rain of “fire and brimstone” over the whole plain (Gen. 19:24,28).
Jesus refers to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in Matthew 10:15. Sodom’s wickedness and moral depravity became proverbial (Romans 9:29; Rev. 11:18).
The story of Abraham and Lot (see Gen. 13-19) records the events that lead up to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The narrative begins by mentioning the folly of Lot. In Genesis 13:10 it says that “Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere...even as the garden of the LORD.” Now, pay attention here. The reader can’t help but see the sequence of events unfold. First, Lot LOOKED towards Sodom. Second, he LEANED towards Sodom: “Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom” (v.12). Lot made a grave mistake, for in verse 14 we PLAINLY read that: “THE MEN OF SODOM WERE WICKED AND SINNERS BEFORE THE LORD EXCEEDINGLY.” What kind of SIN and WICKEDNESS did they engage in? Read on.
The story unfolds to the third step in the sequence: Lot LIVED in Sodom (14:12). After having set up residence in that sinful city of sex perverts, Lot took the fourth step downwards and LEGISLATED for Sodom (19:1): “...and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom.” In Biblical terms, to “sit in the gate” of a city meant that you were involved in the politics of the city.
Genesis 19:14 describes the fifth step downward in the sequence. It tells us that Lot LOST his Godly testimony in Sodom (his sons-in-law mocked him). Genesis 19:32 says, “let us make our father drink wine.” Drinking was a bad habit Lot LEARNED in Sodom; this sinful habit (along with other habits) is the sixth step downward. The seventh and final step downward was that Lot LEFT BEHIND the fruit of his backsliding: that is, his posterity, Moab and Ammon (his two sons conceived by incest), became enemies of God’s people (19:32).
Amidst the beauty of the fertile plain and its flourishing SINFUL inhabitants, the judgments of God loomed. Death by fire and brimstone awaited ALL. Volcanic fires slumbered beneath the carpeted fields of this terrestrial paradise; the veins of bitumen only awaited the torch of Yahweh to burn both cities and people in one horrible conflagration.
Once when we were reflecting on the beauty of the American landscape, despite the vileness of its inhabitants, the Lord told us, “DON’T YOU THINK SODOM AND GOMORRAH WERE BEAUTIFUL TOO?” Yes, certain aspects of America are beautiful, and America will be destroyed with all her beauty. The very luxuriance of the Sodomites’ land bred in its inhabitants those damnable vices which belong to a luxurious and prosperous people. Lewdness ran so riotously that visitors were not safe from the sex perverts that resided in the city.
The Sodomite community today LIES to us and claims that the inhabitants of those ancient cities did not anger the Lord by their sexual sins but by their inhospitality. How stupid! The Bible records that in ALL the plain, not even one-half a score of righteous men (10 men) could be found. If there had been even ten, their purity would have called down the mercy of God to restrain the horrible condemnation (Gen. 18:22-33). It was the rampant abominations (Ezek. 16:50) such as homosexuality that ignited God’s wrath. My dear readers, AMERICA HAS FOLLOWED SODOM’S SUIT AND FILLED THE MEASURE OF HER INIQUITY, and the patience of the Lord shall remain here no longer.
God’s messengers warned Lot of the impending destruction, and Lot went forth by night at the hazard of his life to save, if possible, at least his own kinsfolk. VERY FEW WERE SAVED! SO IT IS NOW. It seems like our “Christian” kinsfolk have hardened their hearts; and they laugh, scorn, and mock the warning put forth in this very hour. I can understand the pagans doing this, but Christians should SEE the GROSS SINS committed right in the face of God Almighty...yet they refuse to see, hear, and repent.
Not only has the U.S. government sided with sodomy (and abortion), but whole churches have joined the revolution against God. “Sodom and Gomorrah will be destroyed by fire? Ha!” was mockingly said in Lot’s day. “America will be judged? Oh, sure!” is now mockingly spoken in our day; it is heard all across this land, from shore to shore. I’ll tell you, God’s patience HAS RUN OUT. Sodomites parade themselves openly in the streets of America’s cities; their vile filth is not limited to the privacy of their homes, but it is PUSHED into everybody’s face; and the Lord will tolerate it no longer.
Actually, the word “sodomite” (Heb. qadesh) means “consecrated or devoted.” Men (and women) dedicated and consecrated themselves as a religious rite to the unnatural vices of Sodom (Gen. 19:5; see also Romans 1:27). You might say sodomy was their religion. They took it seriously. This “consecration,” or better yet, “desecration” was spread in different forms over the known world at that time. Ashtoreth, the Greek Astarte, a pagan goddess, was the Sodomites’ chief object of devotion. Furthermore, the term qadesh, translated “sodomite,” was especially applied to the emasculated priests of Cybele, called Galli, perhaps from the river Gallus in Bithynia. As history has it, those who drank from the river Gallus went MAD! This connection makes perfect sense, and it’s a suiting history for sodomites-they have completely lost their minds and gone MAD!
In Deuteronomy 23:17, the toleration of a sodomite is expressly forbidden (see also v.18). “The price of a DOG” is a figurative expression used to denote the goings of a qadesh (sodomite), who was called kinaidos, by the Greeks, from the DOGLIKE manner in which he debased himself (see also Revelation 22:15 where the unclean are called “DOGS”).
Take heed my dear readers. The vile filth done by the homosexual community today would make Sodom and Gomorrah blush! These DOGS practice vile filth while they expect, yes, and even demand us to accept them as normal. IT WILL BE A FREEZING-COLD DAY IN HELLFIRE BEFORE I WILL EVER ACCEPT THEIR VILE FILTH AS NORMAL! They are not normal and will in no wise EVER be accepted by Yahweh or His true church. This is not to say that God does not long to see them redeemed. Oh, yes, He does. The atoning blood of Jesus Christ our Lord has made provision for ALL sinners to be saved; but when church and state leaders condone the sodomites’ vile acts, they literally seal the sodomites in Hell.
Yahweh (God) always, always puts forth warning long before He executes His judgments. America has been warned too long now, and so you shall witness all kinds of judgments fall upon this land. Noah warned about the Flood for 120 years, and it came! God warned Lot about the impending conflagration, and judgment came! Jeremiah warned Judah about the approaching captivity of God’s people, and the captivity came! The major and minor prophets, at different times, warned both God’s people and the pagan people about impending judgments: judgments which literally came to pass!
Jesus Christ warned His people about His day when God’s wrath would come, and it came in 70 AD! And the judgment that God visited upon Ananias and Sapphira has perpetually repeated itself in many similar cases since their day. The church through the centuries has suffered God’s displeasure. Now, look at the vile filth called the “church” today: it’s full of sin and sinners. If to the impenitent the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is full of warnings; to the hesitating, laggard churchite, the story of Lot’s wife is one of no less solemn significance. Even the New Testament makes mention of her (read the words of Jesus in Luke 17:20-37. Jesus mentions Lot’s wife specifically in verse 32).
No matter the sin you’ve committed, Christ Jesus can save you if you’ll REPENT! Escape Sodom and Gomorrah today, look not behind as did Lot’s wife. Escape to the mountain of the LORD to be saved from eternal damnation. The voice of the LORD is calling you. The irreparable past he effaces with His holy blood. The wasted life He makes to bloom again. The Bible tells us in I Timothy 1:15, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”
There is DEATH in DELAY! There is salvation and safety NOW in the Savior’s arms.
“Haste, traveler, haste! the night comes on,
And many a shining hour is gone;
The storm is gathering in the west,
And thou art far from home and rest;
Haste, traveler, haste!”
“The rising tempest sweeps the sky;
The rains descend, the winds are high;
The waters swell, and death and fear
Beset thy path; no refuge near;
Haste, traveler, haste!”
“Haste, while a shelter you may gain–
A covert from the wind and rain–
A hiding-place, a rest, a home–
A refuge from the wrath to come;
Haste, traveler, haste!”
“Then linger not in all the plain;
Flee for thy life, the mountain gain;
Look not behind; make no delay;
Oh speed thee, speed thee on thy way!
Haste, traveler, haste!”
[Now concluding General Jim’s “Sodom and Gomorrah” article...]
THIS IS NOT the time (nor ever will it be) to play with SIN, e.g., GLBTQ sins. Nor is it time to side with Islam (nor ever will it be) or any other false religion. It is time (always) to walk upright in God and with God.
We can all bear witness (now!) what happens to a nation when justice (God’s justice) is thwarted. This land is being SHAKEN upside down—“evil” is called “good,” and “good” is called “evil.” This is the direct result of the people of God SUCKING after the world rather than denying it (as God’s Word demands/commands: 1 Jn. 2:15-17). It is PAST TIME to REPENT of playing the dirty whore!
God was (and still is) displeased with His people—both leaders and followers—for forsaking His Word, His Commandments, His principles etc., and following after the WAYS of the heathen. He expected His magistrates/judges to bear rule justly over the people, but they, time and time again, refused to do so. Instead, they showed no mercy, but only partiality (Ps. 82:1, 2). The same holds true today in both church and state. Verse 5 tells us that “the magistrates and judges know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in the DARKNESS.” And what is the result of all their PRIDE/REBELLION? Here it is:
“All the foundations of the earth (the fundamental principles upon which rests the administration of justice) are shaking” (Ps. 82:5b, Amp. Bible).
This is not all, the Psalmist goes on to plead his case against the workers of injustice:
“Arise, O God, judge the earth! For to You belong ALL THE NATIONS” (see Rev. 11:15 and Jer. 50:25).
LET ME QUOTE THESE TWO VERSES:
“The seventh angel then blew [his] trumpet, and there were mighty voices in heaven, shouting, The dominion (kingdom, sovereignty, rule) of the world has now come into the possession and become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ (the Messiah), and He shall reign forever and ever (for the eternities of the eternities)!” (Rev. 11:15, Amp.).
“The Lord has opened His armory and has brought forth [the nations who unknowingly are] the weapons of His indignation and wrath, for the Lord God of hosts has work to do in the land of the Chaldeans” (Rev. 50:25, Amp.).
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