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What was the Sin of Sodom? (Genesis 19:1-29)

Here are some run down scriptures that people like to use. The way the Bible should be viewed is how it was written. The Ancient Israel was meant to be set holy because they were God’s chosen people. It should be noted that Jehovah God would never change his purpose in any way that he originally intended it to be. For example, he is the only true God and he should only receive exclusive devotion. (Leviticus 18:21) The Leviticus Law was for all of Israel to follow. I encourage you to read all Bible text to come to an understanding of what the scriptures are saying. You cannot merely read one passage and come to a conclusion, but by reading all of it, helps us understand what it really says. These will be a series of short writings to disprove homosexuality is wrong.

What was the Sin of Sodom (Genesis 19:1-29)

The story of Sodom is very interesting. In those days, they would take visitors out of the city gates and rape them. When Lot was visited by the two angels, the people wanted to “know” them. They wanted to have sex with them (rape). If you noticed throughout the story, Lot even offered his daughters. They were uninterested. It is not that the city was all homosexual it was something else. Reading the previous passage at Genesis 18:20-22, Jehovah God had spoken to Abraham and it was almost a bargaining that if he had found righteous people in Sodom would you destroy all of them or would you rescue them or at least give them a chance? Then the following happened.

Genesis 19:2-3: The angels knew something that Lot didn’t. I am sure they knew, but look at what lot says at verse 3: “And he urged them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house. And he made them a repast, and baked unleavened cakes; and they ate.” The angels wanted to stay in the “open place” in the city.

In verse 4 it mentions that the people had surrounded the house. It actually mentions “from the youngest to the oldest–all the people from every quarter.” It was the whole city. Interesting isn’t it?

In Verse 7, he tells them not to be wicked: “And he said, I pray you, my brethren, do not so wickedly.” (ASV) The point that should be brought out is that everyone in the city wanted the visitors (angels) Sodom were wicked and lawlessness abounded was all around them. In Verse 8, he says: “Behold now, I have two daughters who have not known a man: let me now bring them out to you; and do to them as is good in your sight: only, to these men do nothing; for therefore have they come under the shadow of my roof.” This is where the custom to offer hospitality to foreigners outside of the cities. It was custom to offer them food and shelter. That is why Lot had offered them a place to stay. The people had other plans and so to protect the guests, Lot offered up his daughters.

V. 13 For Jehovah God was displeased with the way the people were acting, he was going to destroy them. Even before hand, that is why the angels were sent. (Compare Genesis 18) “For we are going to destroy this place, because the cry of them is great before Jehovah, and Jehovah has sent us to destroy it.”

In fact the prophet Ezekiel had mentioned the sin of Sodom at Ezekiel 16:49, 50: “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom: pride, fulness of bread, and careless ease was in her and in her daughters, but she did not strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me, and I took them away when I saw it.” They were destroyed because of the wickedness not because of homosexuality. For the Apostle Peter also said, “and having reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha to ashes, condemned them with an overthrow, setting them as an example to those that should afterwards live an ungodly life. And saved righteous Lot, distressed with the abandoned conversation of the godless, (for the righteous man through seeing and hearing, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul day after day with their lawless works,)” (2 Peter 2:6-8) And that was the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah, the gave little regard for anyone else but themselves and were selfish.

 

Note: This is the short version of the writing and more information will be added. After all we have to show what others say about the sin of Sodom, but clearly from reading this, it is not the case. If you feel anything should be added, please feel free to use our contact form and tell us!

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Darby Translation
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