You shall not walk in their statutes. For He made Jesus who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. ... Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the Lord. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king's house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. Three men come to Abraham in the plains of Mamre. Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the LORD. His intelligence and knowledge are unlimited. God is also Just and will not permit evil to continue forever. It occurs in Genesis 19:1-29. Luke 17:29 is talking about the end of the world and the second coming in answer to the Pharisees question, "When would the kingdom of God come?" And she brought him into her father's house. : 2 Peter 6-8: Peter mentions that God destroyed the adults and children of Sodom because the former were ungodly, unprincipled and lawless. Jesus also mentions Sodom and Gomorrah in this context, when he is giving instructions to his disciples: “If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet. In the name I AM, God is stating that He has no beginning and no end; He simply exists and always has existed. As when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring cities, declares the Lord, so no man shall dwell there, and no son of man shall sojourn in her. Abraham was then visited by the preincarnate Christ who was accompanied by two “angels” (19:1) (In fact, gang rape is precisely what happens to the unnamed concubine in Judges 19, which is the parallel story to Sodom and Gomorrah in the Hebrew Bible. The following is an excerpt from The MacArthur New Testament Commentary on Matthew 11. Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. The Bible itself is a veritable galaxy of fan theories from different prophets on what exactly the heck God was trying to say by blowing up Sodom in such a dramatic fashion. For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)—then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment. Further evidence of this fact is observed by the Apostle Paul when he speaks of Jesus as “God” while taking the form of a man to become a bondservant and dying for the sins the world. 'Worse than Sodom?' The entire population of the earth during the time of Noah, perished. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Thus when the text says that “the men [ha’anashim] turned away and went toward Sodom” and that the Lord remained with Abraham, and then further that only “two messengers” (19:1) came to Sodom, it seems to follow that one of the men must have stayed behind with Abraham. Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.” Matthew 10:15–6; see also Luke 10:11–2. Notice in V25 Jesus … She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. I AM… whatever you need in your life… I will become… whatever you need in your life…. This view is maintained due to a lack of knowledge of the Biblical text. This term is usually translated into English as  I am that I am, but it can also be translated as I-shall-be that I-shall-be. Publisher: OpenBible.info. — Luke 10:12 NLT. You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. ‣ In book of Genesis, God sent angels in the form of men to visit the town of Sodom and the home of a man named Lot. Answer: The biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah is recorded in Genesis chapters 18-19. —2 Corinthians 5:21. The stories of wickedness that warranted the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah are found to be true as the angels arrive inside the gates of these cities. God is firm in establishing a set-time to punish evil, unrighteousness, and rebellion against His laws. This story is made increasingly important by the presence of Jesus Himself as the one who is bringing this judgement by His two angels. Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ” Exodus 3:13-14, I AM is the name that Jesus called Himself by when He spoke to the Pharisees, describing His existence before Abraham: “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” ~John 8:56-59, This means that in the book of Exodus, it was Jesus who is the voice from the burning bush which spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai. In verse 24, Jesus informs these men that they, and all people, will die in their sins unless they all repent and turn to Him for their salvation. Die Bedeutung der Namen ist nicht gesichert, ebenso wenig die genaue Lage der Städte. Their bodies will be seen in Jerusalem, a city whose spiritual state is likened to those who inhabited Sodom (Revelation 11:8). So the LORD said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.”  —Genesis 18:26. The Bible describes God as everlasting. Jesus is the one who is the primary character that is bringing this judgement and destruction to these two cities. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. ‣ And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. But it was also a land that was extremely wicked. Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. The biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah is found in Genesis 18 and 19. 7 But God also rescued Lot out of Sodom because he was a righteous man who was sick of the shameful immorality of the wicked people around him. All sin keeps us from eternal life. And the Lord appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. ‣ But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. Jesus says that if Sodom and Gomorrah had seen those miracles they would have converted and still been around today. Say to them: “As I live,” says the Lord GOD, “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. For they have brought evil on themselves. Many of those in the LGBT community have made the claim that there is no place in the New Testament where Jesus openly condemned same-sex relationships. Then he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his evil; all of them have become like Sodom to me, and its inhabitants like Gomorrah.”. [1] From the Expositors Bible Commentary: “One question remains, however. —John 8:56-59. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the Lord your God. Ezekiel 16:48 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful As I live, declares the Lord God , your sister Sodom and her daughters have not done as you and your daughters have done. Genesis chapter 18 records the Lord and two angels coming to speak with Abraham. Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. Jesus references Sodom and Gomorrah in the Gospels, with great sadness, when he said that Chorazin and Bethsiada, would go the same way as Sodom and Gomorrah and cease to exist. M And he said, “Here now, my lords, please turn in to your servant’s house and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.” And they said, “No, but we will spend the night in the open square.” But he insisted strongly; so they turned in to him and entered his house. Sodom and Gomorrah, along with three other cities, formed a large settlement at the terminus of the Jordan River. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. What took place in Sodom and Gomorrah, like all of the stories from the Old Testament, are preserved for us so that we might learn. Y ‣ It’s a deep valley, and before these cities were overturned, the Jordan branched out into a delta, watering the earth well and sprouting rich, lush greenery. Following this line of deduction—if both the Messiah (in Psalms 97:9) and Jesus (in the Book of Philippians) are called God (there is only one) and both are exalted above all other gods, then they are logically one and the same. The angels have seen enough. Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. Our investigation begins with Jesus in the New Testament where He validates His past appearances in the Old Testament, during the days of Abraham. “Remember Lot’s wife!” He said. “Though Jesus was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Since we know that the Lord stayed behind, that man must have been the Lord. If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. The angels were cast into hell for their sin. Important verses We are told that "the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly" (Genesis 13:13). ‣ Lot was the nephew of Abraham, who chose to live in the city of Sodom. The discerning individual will look further into God’s Word to comprehend what Jesus meant. Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Sodom and Gomorrah are sometimes used to symbolize some of man's worst sins and God's righteous judgment of such perverse behavior. And he overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. Sodom and Gomorrah, Biblical cities destroyed by brimstone. [1] Jesus is announcing His own arrival to Abraham, 1,400 years before it will take place. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”  —Genesis 18:23-25. )”  — By Rev. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. Jesus, in pre-incarnate form as a man, appears to Abraham to inform Him that He is going to have a son, who will bring Jesus the Messiah into the world. There is no suggestion that the greatest and most famous Jew of all time who was the inspiration for Christianity, equated the story of Sodom and Gomorrah with homosexuality rather than with … So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quickly, make ready three measures of fine meal; knead it and make cakes.” And Abraham ran to the herd, took a tender and good calf, gave it to a young man, and he hastened to prepare it. As the LORD tells Abraham what He is about to do, Abraham thinks of his nephew, Lot, who lives in Sodom. : Jude, Verse 7: Jude disagreed with Jesus and Ezekeiel; he wrote that Sodom… Jude confirms that it was Jesus who brought judgment to the rebellious Hebrews in Exodus, the angels who disobeyed God, and the men of Sodom and Gomorrah who were “filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion.”, So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later he destroyed those who did not remain faithful. D The Pharisees understood Jesus claim; this is why the took up stones to kill him. And he broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes who were in the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah. In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a certain Levite was sojourning in the remote parts of the hill country of Ephraim, who took to himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah. Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman and embrace the bosom of an adulteress? God is transcendent of time, space, and matter. And he journeyed on from the Negeb as far as Bethel to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, to the place where he had made an altar at the first. ‣ And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. He is the Creator of all that exists and He made the universe by simply speaking. He had with him his servant and a couple of donkeys. Clearly, it was the intent of the translators to convey to their readers that Jesus as the Christ, or Messiah, as the Jehovah God, and Yahweh of the Old Testament. This is a truly incredible text from the Old Testament. And I remind you of the angels who did not stay within the limits of authority God gave them but left the place where they belonged. L Abraham quickly asks his wife, Sarah, to make a meal for the Lord and two angels who are accompanying him. ‣ Notice that the angels declare that the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is a punishment from God for their sin of sodomy. And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. Jesus is appearing to Abram and Sarai to tell them that in their old age, they will have a son who will be the beginning of a long line of descendants that will lead to the promised Messiah. Topical Bible But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. We see further evidence of this fact in John chapter 10, where Jesus tells the leaders of Israel that He and the Father are one and the same. Although Sodom and Gomorrah would not repent so that the LORD could withhold His judgment, in the next chapter; we see that the citizens of Nineveh heard the Lord, responded, and turned from their sins. He made them an example of what will happen to ungodly people. Nevertheless I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom … Yes the LORD does have a right to destroy these two cities for their unrepentant sin, but would the justice of a righteous and Holy God, also destroy those who are not guilty of these sins and believe in God? And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. Sodom and Gomorrah; turned into ashes for the purpose of making an example of what God will do to those who live their lives, unrepentant, in a same-sex relationships; described by Peter as: “filthy conduct” (V.7). ‣ We know that this is true because of the clear language of Jesus in John chapter 8, where He calls Himself “I AM, and the name “LORD” that is given to the man who is with the two angels that comes to Abraham’s home. He is coming with two angels who will destroy Sodom and Gomorrah in a short time. All those who inhabit His kingdom will bow their knees in submission to Jesus’ authority—if not willingly, by force (Philippians 2:10-11). It was the LORD Jesus who went with the two angels to see Abraham in Genesis 18. Abraham’s insistence to the LORD was clear; If the men of Sodom and Gomorrah are wicked, then judgment should come. And don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. And he left there and went to the region of Judea and … H In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him came and defeated the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim, ... Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled among the cities of the valley and moved his tent as far as Sodom. And on the fourth day they arose early in the morning, and he prepared to go, but the girl's father said to his son-in-law, “Strengthen your heart with a morsel of bread, and after that you may go.” ... 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