Sodom and Gomorrah were very prosperous cities.
Gen 13:10 “And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt,” KJV
But the people of Sodom and Gomorrah did not believe that they needed God nor did they believe in His laws. They openly defied God and acted like He didn’t exist.
Despite the affluence of Sodom and Gomorrah, the two cities became full of corruption, adultery, fornication and rampant homosexuality.Because of these sins, God said,“I will destroy them.”The citizens of those cities were warned by God’s servant Abraham to repent and turn around, but they didn’t believe him and wouldn’t listen.They felt they were invulnerable and that even God Himself couldn’t touch them.
The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is found in Genesis 18:20 through chapter 19.
Gen 19:4-5 “But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.” (‘know them’ is biblical language for having sexual relations.)
Gen 18:20 “And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;” KJV
Abraham’s interceded to God to spare Sodom and Gomorrah.God told Abraham that if he could even find just 10 righteous, moral people, he wouldn’t destroy the cities, but God couldn’t even find ten.
Ge 19:24 Gen 19:24-25 “Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, KJV
God did what he said He would do.Sodom and Gomorrah were both destroyed by fire and brimstone, most likely a volcano.
Homosexuality is called ‘sodomy’ after Sodom.
A man having the same type of unnatural relations with a woman like he would with another man is also sodomy. This act is a transition to homosexuality.
Rom 1:25-27 “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” KJV
1 Cor 6:9-10 “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind…shall inherit the kingdom of God (go to heaven).” KJV
The great empires of Rome and Greece fell not only because of their corruption, but also because they were involved in the same sexual sins as Sodom and Gomorrah.Their great wealth and militaries could not save them.
Prov 14:34 “Righteousness exalteth a nation : but sin is a reproach to any people.” KJV
Homosexuality is one of the main reason aids is spreading, yet despite this medical fact, this is blindly being totally ignored and homosexuality is being promoted.We can have all the programs to ‘stop aids’ we like and pump billions of dollars into them, but until people quit living in immorality and continue breaking God’s commandments, all the money in the world will never stop Aids.
2 Peter 2:4-7 “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:”
God does not consider homosexuality a HUMAN RIGHT, but an abomination that will bring His wrath and judgment.
God works in patterns.History works in patterns.Certain actions always brings the same reactions.THEY WOULD NOT REPENT, THEREFORE THEY WERE JUDGED and destroyed.
You don’t have to believe God’s Word the Bible, all you have to do is defy or ignore it and you will get the same results previous generations have gotten who ignored and defied God.
Although not all natural disasters are the judgment of God, according to the Bible, God has used nature repeatedly as one of His main weapons to judge wicked nations;i.e.: Sodom and Gomorrah; theflood in Noah’s day. The Book of Revelation shows explicitly that He will use nature to bring judgment on a sinful world during this period (7 Seals, 7 Trumpets, 7 Vials. See the article:‘Global Warming Related to Bible Prophecy’ www.lorendavis.com)
Mal. 3:6 God says, “I am the Lord, I change not”
Heb 10:26-31 “For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
Luke 17:28-30 “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot, (rampant homosexuality), they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed” (when Christ returns).
Look at how nature has gone rogue: earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods.Man’s technology can do nothing to resist nature.
Obadiah 1:3-4 “The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee…that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle…I will bring thee down, saith the Lord.”