We all remember the story in Genesis (Gen 18) concerning Sodom and Gomorrah. Sodom, an ancient city near the Dead Sea, with its people, the Sodomites, were well known for the practice of the worst unnatural vices including sodomy. “Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the Lord.” (Gen 13:10) This vice, we are told “cried out to Heaven” for vengeance. The vengeance came in fire and brimstone from Heaven, utterly destroying the city. Abraham had pleaded with God to spare the city, for the sake of any good persons who still remained in it. But even ten were lacking. Only Lot, nephew of Abraham, and his small family could be claimed. The two angel visitors to Lot warned them to flee for their lives.

The fact is that we have witnessed a sexual revolution. Our present day national leaders and many ecclesiastical establishments are now officially tolerant of and merciful toward unchastity of all kinds. This very week two Supreme Court rulings entitled married same-sex couples to federal benefits and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to be performed again in California. Scripture clearly declares sodomy as sin, an abomination to God’s natural laws, or more mildly, disorder. But in practice, such sins are largely ignored, especially by the the young. What does Scripture say on this issue?

Romans 1:26-28: “For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for this error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a mind to do what ought not to be done.”

Leviticus 18:22: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

Isaiah 3:9: “For the look on their faces bears witness against them; they proclaim their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them!”

Genesis 19:24-25: “Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And He overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of those cities, and what grew on the ground.”

Where Sodom once stood there is now the Dead Sea. Nothing grows there. Do not believe the hope that God will overlook this heinous wickedness that is being accepted and legalized in America. Where is Sodom, Gomorrah, Rome or any society that accepted the act of sodomy today? How much more will this once blessed country curse what is acceptable to God before His patience, mercy, and wrath are loosed?

The sins of the Sodomites are of the vilest nature. God’s hatred of their abominations is revealed throughout Scripture. Sodomy is not an alternate life style, it is a sin, it is a style of death and condemnation. The only hope for the Sodomite is the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the  proper time.” I Timothy 2:5-6

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.”

“No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3

Wake up people of America!  Romans 1:21 declares,”For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” The root sin here is the failure to value God above ALL things, so that he is not honored and praised as he should be. Human beings are foolish, not in the sense that they are intellectually deficit, but in their rejection of God’s Word and His lordship over their lives.

Repent, Repent, Repent – not just the law, but also the sinful acts that are abominations to God, “For it is written, as I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.” Romans 14:11-12.

And if you missed this great sermon, by Rev Joel Hunt, or just want a refresher – click here – “Sincerely Faithful”