SODOMITES

SODOMITES

Bill Burkett

It will come as a big surprise but, neither Jesus nor the prophets when speaking of the sins of Sodom mentioned the sin of homosexuality. All homosexuals who lived in Sodom were Sodomites but the sin of Sodom was more than homosexuality. There was an underlying sin in their culture that Jesus did condemn as the real cause for Sodom’s fiery judgment.

A Sodomite was the name given to all the people who lived in Sodom. Jesus and the prophet Ezekiel described the Sodomite people and neither of them even mentioned homosexuality. Jesus mentioned the lifestyle of the Sodomites in detail saying, they did eat, they drank. they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded. Ezekiel prophesied against Sodom: Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hands of the poor and the needy. But, no mention of homosexuality. Putting what Jesus said with the prophets earlier denunciation of the Sodomites, they were violently promiscuous, rotten with pride and preoccupied with sensual body pleasures which included a large number of homosexuals who apparently had the run of the town roaming at night seeking victims (Genesis 19:3-13).

The people of Sodom did nothing to reign in the violent homosexuals raping of innocent people as well as other violent crimes against the innocent. They did nothing to protect or bring justice to evil men. All the people Sodom were wicked placing no restraints against the criminal elements in their city. All Sodomites were condemned by God because they tolerated evil The incident in Genesis 19 is an indictment against the sins of homosexuals and the people of Sodom who tolerated them.

Like the church of Laodicea they were rich and increased with goods and had need of nothing – blinded by lust. All Sodomites perished because they were all drunk on erotic pleasures! Sin is the absence of God and today America is becoming a super Sodom! America fits the Sodom template that Ezekiel laid out for the city God burned to ashes! pride. Fulness of bread,and abundance of idleness. Our government throws money at the poor and jobless without making them work for their handout. Franklin Roosevelt creates government working forces, the WPA and the CCC’s and made the jobless work on community and national projects for the money they received from the government. In this high tech age the lazy unemployed fiddle with their iPhones, drive decent cars and have food on the table without having to work a lick! Many who read these lines have witnessed this at the checkout counters as I have at the local grocery stores.

Recent research by well known professionals have determined that no one is born homosexual. Homosexuality could be prevented if God’s moral laws were observed. Obedience to the moral law of God prevents all sin! The further our nation gets away from the fear of God the more dreadful will be the day of his judgment upon those who deny the truth and rebel against the moral principles of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Sodomy has become the name of homosexual conduct in our day. Sodomy is one of the last signs indicating the deplorable moral state of a nation. America’s fate will be worse than ancient Sodom because of the vastness of our nation compared to a small city on the plains of Israel. We have corrupted and sensualized every invention of convenience and communication God has blessed us with. We have perverted every convenience including electricity, photography, labor, advertising, computer science and mechanics. We serve the gods of color, speed and sound! Our morals have become twisted and the Sodomites are taking over politics. This means only one thing to the Christian who follows God’s plan for the end time as revealed in the Scriptures; that we are near the end and that end comes with cataclysmic judgment that God will strike this entire planet – soon!

But God’s children are never allowed to suffer his wrath with the wicked and this means that before that judgment is unleashed – just before the wrath of God strikes, the righteous will be taken out of that wrath to come!

God took Enoch and Job out before the flood.
God took Noah out before the flood.
God delivered Lot and his family before an intense fiery judgment destroyed the cities of the plains.
God destroyed Jericho but saved Rahab and all with her when he destroyed that city.

In Revelation chapters 6 and 7 when Jesus opened the sixth seal of the scroll of the inheritance of the saints we see the great cataclysm in chapter 6 and then after the 144,000 Hebrew evangels are sealed we see the multitude of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, that no man could number standing before the throne of Christ who had been taken out of great tribulation before the first trumpet had sounded!

Note that this is a singular exclusive event and that these saints before the throne were wearing white robes washed in the blood of Jesus and waving palms a symbol of victory. This is not a mixed resurrection, but an exclusive group and a singular event with only the saved taking part.

1 Corinthians 1:7
So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

A specific event again mentioned.

1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up
together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall
we ever be with the Lord.

ONLY the dead in Christ are resurrected

Hebrews 9:28
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

It is an appearance of Christ and only those without sin shall see him.

These scriptures speak of an exclusive event pertaining to an exclusive group of people – the faithful saints that will be taken out before the wrath of God falls upon the world of the wicked.

MARANATHA! Even so, Lord Jesus, come!

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