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Monday, March 03, 2008

The Destruction of Sodom

“Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous.” Genesis 18:20

“Then he said, "May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?" He answered, "For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.” Genesis 18:32

“Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land.” Genesis 19:25

“Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the LORD.” Genesis 19:27

“if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)— if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.” 2 Peter 2:6-9

“In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.” Jude 7


There were not ten righteous people, so God destroyed the cities. He let four escape. One of those turned back. The other three committed incest after they escaped. These were the righteous ones.

This story is an example of the future judgment at the last day.


(Taken from Day & Night, 2007)

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