Homosexual marriage has been approved by the Supreme Court, and Christians are in an uproar. Every time there’s a disaster, certain religious leaders blame it on homosexuality. Some compare what is going on in the United States to Sodom and Gomorrah. They warn that if homosexuality continues, God will destroy us like he did these two cities.
But is homosexuality really why Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed?
Most people begin the tale at the angels visiting Lot in Sodom. However, the story begins before then, with a meeting between the Lord and Abraham. Begin reading at Genesis 18:20 to get the full story. God warned Abraham that He planned to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because of the wickedness. However, Abraham tried to intercede for them. In Genesis 18:32, Finally, Abraham said, “Lord, please don’t be angry with me if I speak one more time. Suppose only ten [righteous people] are found there?” And the Lord replied, “Then I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten.”
Did you get that?
God could not find ten righteous people in Sodom or Gomorrah, so he destroyed them. When the story first begins, God was going to annihilate the towns because of wickedness. In the end, He sent disaster upon these cities because of his followers. Or lack thereof. It’s like God destroying Jacksonville, Florida because there aren’t ten true Christians.
Okay, homosexuals might not be living God’s word, but how many Christians actually are? The divorce rate among church goers is equal to that of non-church goers, porn addiction among men and women (yes erotica is porn) is rampant in the church. There are children born out of wedlock, fornication, drug addiction, and the list goes on.
Christians need to face the facts. Homosexual marriage is the outcome of Christians not behaving like Christians. – K. Bain
We are quick to point to the wrongs in the outside world when the decay of morals in this country begins with the church. People attend on Sunday and leave Jesus to keep their seat warm until the next week.
We tell our children to believe in Jesus, then don’t show them how. We can’t expect our kids to be truthful if we call in sick to work when we really just want a day off.
You want to save this country? Stop blaming outside forces and look in the mirror. We, as Christians, must live a Christian life. The best way to do this is to read your Bible, and then do, or not do, what God says.
Our actions are speaking louder to God than any homosexual decision by the Supreme Court. And until Christians realize they are the problem, there will never be a solution.
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