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Everyone Doing What is Good in Their Own Eyes
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2019
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Evil continues to grow throughout society, propagating lies as well as things that have long been hidden in the darkness. It’s not only unfortunate, but extremely sickening what we are learning about what some individuals involve themselves in today.

I’m reminded of the days of Lot leading up to the event that essentially destroyed the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah found in Genesis 18-19. In chapter 18, we read that the Lord appeared to Abraham, along with two individuals who turn out to be angelic messengers, accompanying the Lord to carry out His will.

Starting in verse 17, the Lord wonders aloud if he should hide from Abraham what He was about to do? This of course piqued Abraham’s interest and the two angels had already departed for the twin cities.

In verses 20 and 21, the Lord says to Abraham, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave, 21 I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me. And if not, I will know.”

The Lord’s reference to the “great…sin” is spelled out for us in the following chapters. You’ve likely heard all sorts of explanations for the way the men of Sodom acted or wanted to act toward the two angelic messengers, with the most often repeated claim of “in-hospitality.” Can you imagine God destroying two huge cities because the men were “inhospitable”? Certainly, that played a part but it’s what their in-hospitality moved them to perpetrate on unsuspecting people that was cause for destruction.

In effect, the sin of Sodom – men lying with men whether consensually or via rape/force – essentially overrode and reversed God’s created order.

This is not to say that the only reason God created the gift of sexual relations within the confines of a monogamous heterosexual marriage was for procreation, but it was certainly a big part of it. It is also done between two people who love one another in marriage to become and remain close emotionally.

It is interesting to me that the book of Judges, starting in chapter 19, also presents another very similar situation that occurred. In fact, it’s very much like a mini-Sodom and Gomorrah situation, with the homosexuals in the small town of Gibeah, starting in verse 15 of chapter 19 of Judges acting much like their counterparts in Sodom and Gomorrah. It’s like deja vu when you read the narrative in Judges where a man passing through with his concubine was out in the town square because no one had been willing to take him in for the night.

An old man saw this man and his concubine and invited them to stay with him. While in his house, “worthless fellows, surrounded the house, beating on the door. And they said to the old man, the master of the house, ‘Bring out the man who came into your house, that we may know him’,” (vv 22b-23). Good Lord, it’s almost word-for-word from the Genesis account of Sodom and almost the same thing happens. It cannot be rationally denied that the phrase “know him” meant to have sex with him. It’s clear except for those who refuse to accept it, but prefer denying this truth. Not much different from today for many.

In the Genesis account, Lot wants to protect the two angels, so he (stupidly)...

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Evil continues to grow throughout society, propagating lies as well as things that have long been hidden in the darkness. It’s not only unfortunate, but extremely sickening what we are learning about what some individuals involve themselves in today.

I’m reminded of the days of Lot leading up to the event that essentially destroyed the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah found in Genesis 18-19. In chapter 18, we read that the Lord appeared to Abraham, along with two individuals who turn out to be angelic messengers, accompanying the Lord to carry out His will.

Starting in verse 17, the Lord wonders aloud if he should hide from Abraham what He was about to do? This of course piqued Abraham’s interest and the two angels had already departed for the twin cities.

In verses 20 and 21, the Lord says to Abraham, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave, 21 I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me. And if not, I will know.”

The Lord’s reference to the “great…sin” is spelled out for us in the following chapters. You’ve likely heard all sorts of explanations for the way the men of Sodom acted or wanted to act toward the two angelic messengers, with the most often repeated claim of “in-hospitality.” Can you imagine God destroying two huge cities because the men were “inhospitable”? Certainly, that played a part but it’s what their in-hospitality moved them to perpetrate on unsuspecting people that was cause for destruction.

In effect, the sin of Sodom – men lying with men whether consensually or via rape/force – essentially overrode and reversed God’s created order.

This is not to say that the only reason God created the gift of sexual relations within the confines of a monogamous heterosexual marriage was for procreation, but it was certainly a big part of it. It is also done between two people who love one another in marriage to become and remain close emotionally.

It is interesting to me that the book of Judges, starting in chapter 19, also presents another very similar situation that occurred. In fact, it’s very much like a mini-Sodom and Gomorrah situation, with the homosexuals in the small town of Gibeah, starting in verse 15 of chapter 19 of Judges acting much like their counterparts in Sodom and Gomorrah. It’s like deja vu when you read the narrative in Judges where a man passing through with his concubine was out in the town square because no one had been willing to take him in for the night.

An old man saw this man and his concubine and invited them to stay with him. While in his house, “worthless fellows, surrounded the house, beating on the door. And they said to the old man, the master of the house, ‘Bring out the man who came into your house, that we may know him’,” (vv 22b-23). Good Lord, it’s almost word-for-word from the Genesis account of Sodom and almost the same thing happens. It cannot be rationally denied that the phrase “know him” meant to have sex with him. It’s clear except for those who refuse to accept it, but prefer denying this truth. Not much different from today for many.

In the Genesis account, Lot wants to protect the two angels, so he (stupidly)

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