Gays abuse Biblical text just as much as they abuse each other. So-called 'gay and lesbian Christians' also misrepresent and misuse texts to appease their own consciences and to try and convince others they are right. But, anyone who has a proper knowledge of the Bible can easily discern the error in what they say.
"But the men of Sodom (were) wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly"
Those who believe the sin of the men of Sodom was primarily their refusal to honour the Eastern rules concerning hospitality should consider what this text is really saying. The word "wicked" is loaded with significance. It means: (1) Bad/malignant/evil (giving pain, suffering, hurt, misery, unhappiness, disagreeable, unpleasant, displeasing, valueless, worse than others, sad, unkind and of a vicious disposition. (2) Distress/injury/calamity/wrong. The word is based on the meaning: to break; to be broken into pieces; mischief.
Notice the profound meanings of this word? See how the Sodomites were vicious and unkind, unpleasant and malignant? See how they meant to harm and destroy and were of no value to society at all? And see how they were worse than others? This is a picture I readily see amongst homosexuals every day.
It is correct to say that, to God, every sin, whether big or small in our eyes, is deserving of His wrath. However, we are repeatedly told in scripture that Sodom is an example of extreme wickedness deserving not just eternal hell but also the temporal, summary penalty of total destruction. Sodomy is not 'just another sin', it is the culmination and expression of the depths of human depravity (see Romans 1) and Sodom has been given as an example of utter godlessness throughout the ages.
Also, look at the word "sinners". This word is an extreme expression meaning sinful; exposed to condemnation; reckoned to be offenders. It is a word which has the following root meanings: (1) To sin/miss the true way of right and duty; to go wrong; to be guilty and to incur a penalty. (2) To induce to sin/cause to sin; to bring into condemnation and to incur punishment.
The word "exceedingly" reinforces and further defines the words "wicked" and "sinners". It means: (1) With much force and might. (2) Abundantly. (3) Greatly. To a great degree. With muchness.
Does any of this suggest that the Sodomites were simply being 'inhospitable'? Are there still readers who think God would destroy not just a city, but a whole region, because some did not display customary social graces? Look again at the meanings of the words used in this text: they completely overturn the myth given to us by homosexual 'Christians', whose 'interpretations' of scripture are designed to perpetuate their sins.
In this text we are given the names of two kings, Bera, ruler of Sodom, and Birsha, ruler of Gomorra. Old Testament names are fascinating, because they tend to match the person's characteristics or destiny. Thus, 'Bera' means 'son of evil' and 'Birsha' means 'with iniquity' (from wrong/wickedness/guilt in all senses). The most despised cities ever to have been built were ruled by men whose very names described their habitation and their lifestyles. This is not a coincidence, as any student of the Old Testament knows.
"And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorra is great, and because their sin is very grievous."
We can see from this single text alone, that the sin of the Sodomites must have been much greater than merely not giving hospitality! We see the sins of the region were vast and varied and of immense force. They were so bad they oppressed the people who, by reason of continuous indulgence in the worst kinds of evil, became totally insensitive to their condition; thus they did not respond to godliness or to moral and ethical duty. This describes homosexuals and pro-homosexuals today.
'As in the days of Noah, so it was for Sodom'! God had to destroy it. He told Abraham that He would not destroy the city if there was only one righteous person living there. But, as we know, there were no righteous people there, not even one.
Does it mean, then, that every inhabitant lacked the social grace of hospitality and so was worthy of instant destruction? Only a fool could swallow such a lame 'interpretation'! No, Sodom and Gomorra were given by God, for all time and for all peoples, as examples of gross wickedness and its results.
Deuteronomy 29:9 etc.
A warning is given to the Israelites to remain faithful to the Lord, or to suffer the same fate as Sodom. The warning continues (verses 23-25)...
"...the whole land thereof (is) brimstone, and salt, (and) burning, (that) it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorra, Admah, and Zeboim, which the Lord overthrew in His anger, and in His wrath.
Even all the nations shall say, wherefore hath the Lord done this unto this land? What (meaneth) the heat of this great anger?
Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord God of their fathers..."
So, we see Sodom was not destroyed merely because its men were inhospitable! They had forsaken God and gone their own way, committing all manner of vile things, including homosexuality.
"...their vine (is) of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorra: their grapes (are) grapes of gall, their clusters (are) bitter."
'gall' means venom/bitter/poisonous. 'bitter' is similar in meaning to 'gall'... the seat of gall/venom/bitter thing. One is the source of evil, and the other is the evil coming from the source. In the New Testament we are told that the 'core' of a man determines what he does and what his motives are. Here we are told that the 'core' of the men of Sodom was evil and poisonous. Therefore, everything they thought, said, or did, was thoroughly permeated with evil. Nothing good came out of the place, including its homosexuality. The truth and aptness of this assessment is found in the next reference.
"Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings (are) against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of His glory.
The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide (it) not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves."
Yes, homosexuals are ruined and fallen. What they say and do is against the Lord (not primarily against other people, though this is also true) and causes Him to loathe them. Their very faces reflect their defiance and they do not even bother to hide what they do, or what they stand for! Anyone who has ever had dealings with homosexuals knows all this is true. They have certainly rewarded themselves with their own evil, and AIDS is just one sign of this judgement. These statements are more intensely expressed in the Book of Romans, chapter 1.
"I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorra.
Therefore...I will feed them wormwood, and make them drink gall.
Thus...hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, (and) not out of the mouth of the Lord.
They say still unto them that despise me, the Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto everyone that walketh after the imagination of their own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name.
...yea (they are) prophets of the deceit of their own heart. (Is) not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer (that) breaketh the rock in pieces?
Therefore, behold, I (am) against the prophets, saith the Lord, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.
...I (am) against them...(who) cause my people to err by their lies...I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the Lord."
Gay 'ministers' who proclaim their homosexual heresies and blasphemies are thus warned and condemned by the Lord. They are false prophets whose words are not from God. They speak lies from the depths of their own imaginations, which are fed with abomination. They offer no spiritual profit to Christians. In fact, they cause Believers to stray from the True path.
Do not believe 'Christian' ministers who claim Biblical authority for their sexual sins! The same warnings given to false pastors also apply to Dr Cook (see relevant article) and all who defend the homosexual gospel, which is no gospel at all. It is a sick and offensive message, as we read in Ezekiel...
"Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness...neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw (good)."
The word 'abomination' means: a disgusting thing/something abominable i.e. unclean food, idols, immorality, etc. One can observe that the attributes of homosexuals are like those mentioned in this text and in Romans chapter one: they are arrogant and full of self, determined to corrupt all who will listen, in order that they may indulge their lusts without censure; stopping at nothing to get their own way.
2 Peter 2:6-10,12-15,17-22
"and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorra into ashes condemned (them)...making (them) an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly. And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked...
(which) vexed (his) righteous soul from day to day with (their) unlawful deeds...
The Lord...(will) reserve the unjust unto the day of judgement to be punished:
But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government... Presumptuous (are they), self willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
...as...brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption.
...spots (they are) and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you.
Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam (the son) of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness...
These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
For when they speak great swelling (words) of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, (through much) wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
For if they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption; for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known (it), to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, the dog (is) turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her own wallowing in the mire."
There is no doubt about what is being said here! And there is very little need for further comment on the text, which is self-explanatory. Homosexual 'Christians' have brought the wrath of God on their own heads by doing what they do and by inciting others to do the same things. After knowing (possibly) the pure Truth of the Lord they return to their own vomit, preferring evil to righteousness.
I watched a foolish bishop preach at a special meeting held at Southwark Cathedral, UK, by gay and lesbian 'Christians', who applauded him approvingly. Every single person in that place was deluded, including the bishop. Homosexuals can gather around themselves many with theological backgrounds, but it only proves that even those with knowledge can fall and become miserable creatures without understanding. And every single person there stood condemned by God for daring to enter a place of worship in His name, but without purity and holiness!
Let the Book of Jude have the last word. It speaks of those who, like the Sodomites, do whatever their lusts dictate. And their end will be the same...
"And the angels which kept not their first estate...he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of the great day.
Even as Sodom and Gomorra, giving themselves over to fornication*, and going after strange flesh*, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Likewise also these (filthy) dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
But these speak evil of those things which they know not; but...as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Woe unto them!
These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds (they are) without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame * ; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
To execute judgement upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard (speeches) which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
These are murmerers, complainers, walking after their own lusts * : and their mouth speaketh great swelling (words), having men's persons in admiration...
...there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts *.
These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the spirit."
* 'Fornication'. One of the root meanings is, a male prostitute, but it also applies to any gay/lesbian who has sex with fellow homosexuals.
* 'Strange flesh'. Means 'not of the same nature' and can have a root meaning: body of a man. Thus these words and 'fornication' easily refer to homosexuals. Even if such an interpretation is rejected (without proper reason), Romans 1 cannot thus be rejected.
* 'foaming out their own shame'. Means a shameful display of violent passions/wild savagery and fury. Homosexuality to the core!
* 'walking after their own lusts'. Means to lead oneself into forbidden desires. This is another clear reference to homosexuality and other forbidden sexual desires. Note that the person 'leads oneself'. That is, he/she CHOOSES perverse sexuality.
* 'ungodly lusts'. Means an irreverence toward God by seeking forbidden things. A root meaning is 'a killing passion'.
Notice something? The text tells us that the sodomites were put to death not for inhospitality, but for fornication and more! Maybe homosexual 'Christians' are unable to read long words, so they missed that one.
It has to be repeated, that opposition to homosexuality is not only or particularly to its foul practices, but to the gay agenda of removing freedom of speech and imposing their chosen habits on children.
Even so, one truth remains - gays and lesbians can (and do) change! Critics may say that change is only temporary and is brought about by Christian psychological ploys. It is true that some change because they repent and become Christians. But many more change because they have had enough of the novelty of being homosexual. In these cases there are no religious influences at all. And they never return to being gay/lesbian. So much for homosexual blustering!
Gays and Lesbians are very miserable people, and that is why they make so much effort to try to prove otherwise! God will forgive any man or woman if they repent and return to normality.
(Note: Each of these 12 articles (A-800 to A-812) were first published in 2006 on a news-article website, now closed down. They were then republished by Yahoo and rediscovered by us by accident.
At the time they were the top-ranked articles on the site, but homosexual activists hacked into the system to reduce their popularity - such is their free speech and tolerance! It is this fascism that proves the weakness and intellectual paucity of their arguments.
© October 2006
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