|SODOMY IN THE CHURCH!|
|What did Jesus compare the time of his coming to? Luke 17:28-30 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
What was one of the most grievous sins of Sodom? Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Not only was the city filled with fornication, but in this fornication the people went after strange flesh, or were committing something that was unnatural, and queer.
Who were the inhabitants of Sodom desiring right before God destroyed the city?
Genesis 19:4-5 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
God had sent two angels, in the form of men, to lead out Lott and his family. The men of Sodom heard that there were strangers in town, and they lusted for them. Blatant, and rebellious homosexuality was rampant in the town of Sodom; no one was “in the closet”.
Lot offered the mob his two virgins daughters if they would spare the men, and they rejected that (Genesis 19:6-8).
Immediately the people of Sodom cried that Lot was ‘judging them’, and they came against Lot to deal with him (Genesis 19:9)>
Then what did the Angels do? Genesis 19:10-11 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
Some Pastors tell us that Sodom was not destroyed because of the homosexuals and they quote Ezekiel 16:49 in an attempt to prove their doctrine.
What does this verse say? Ezekiel 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
If we stop right there, and didn’t read any more verses on the subject, it would seem that these people were right, but does verse fifty say?
Ezekiel 16:50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.
Sodom was a wealthy city, and the people were prideful and lazy and idle. And this condition leads people into vice and sin. The great sin of Sodom was fornication with strange flesh as Jude said, or homosexuality which is an abomination.
How does GOD feel about homosexuality? Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
How does GOD feel about cross dressers? Deuteronomy 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Homosexuality is a sin, it is an abomination in the sight of GOD. Homosexuals are controlled by demons. They are not born that way, but they are possessed. In a GOD fearing nation the homosexual act is looked down upon as disgusting, and the homosexuals are considered perverts who should be ashamed of themselves. For the first two centuries of this nation, the homosexuals kept their devices hid in the closet. They would not dare reveal their perversion to the public. But now they have gay pride days, parades in honor of sodomy. Homosexuals paraded, and put their wares on display even in Jerusalem. Disneyland has a special ‘gay day’.
Were the inhabitants of Sodom trying to hide their sin? Were they ashamed of their perverseness? Isaiah 3:8-9 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory. The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
God says Jerusalem was ruined because they did things against the Lord, and he said their countenance witnessed against them, because they openly declared their sin just as Sodom. And GOD pronounced a woe against them.
The liberals and the sodomites would stop me right now and say, “You are judging me, you are not to judge!”. Just as the Sodomites accused Lott. But I tell you my friend, I don’t have to judge. All homosexuals stand condemned, because they do not believe in Christ Jesus and they have not believed upon his name. When you are born again, and Jesus comes into your heart, he casts out those demons that control you! And that is why you cannot be a Christian and a sodomite at the same time.
Who did Paul say would not be in the kingdom?
1st Corinthians 6:9-11 ¶ Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (those who make women of themselves), nor abusers of themselves with mankind (Sodomites/homosexual), Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
As we see here, Paul says that some of these Christians he is speaking to, were into these perversions PAST TENSE, that was before they were sanctified and washed in the blood of Jesus Christ.
One of the signs of the Lord's return that Jesus gave us to watch for is that the days would be likened unto the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. According to Genesis, chapter 19, the people of Sodom were homosexuals and burned with the lust of it.
The first baby of the new year of 2003 in America has two moms. Yes it was born to a lesbian couple. This should of warned us to what kind of year it would be.
On May 1st (The witches Sabbath of Beltaine), the U.S. House of Representatives invited "the Rev. Steven Torrance" to open their session with prayer. Steven Torrance is a pastor affiliated with the nation's largest "gay" denomination and a pastor at Metropolitan Community Church.
When our U.S. Congress invited a known homosexual minister to open the session with prayer, we should of know that would have had a flood of filth surface.
Our government has now removed and forbidden all laws against sodomy.
Numerous television soaps and sitcoms openly promote homosexuality, and a nation-wide poll has now revealed that more than half of the people of the United States believe that homosexual practices should be legal. (30)
In New York City, a new school is opening that is being called "gay high." It is the Harvey Milk High School and is only open to homosexuals, lesbians, and transgendered people. The city of New York is spending 3.2 million dollars to accommodate the 100 students, which is $32,000 per student. (31)
The Episcopal Church in America has recently elected an outspoken homosexual as bishop. As if that is not bad enough, this new bishop-elect has clearly stated that a man's sexual relationship with a man is "sacramental, and as sacramental as marriage."
The Archbishop of Canterbury took the situation one step further. He clearly stated, "Committed relationships are as good as marriage and the sanctity of marriage should be questioned." (34) Such a statement is welcomed news to eleven million unmarried couples that are living together in the United States. (35)
We must realize that inviting a flaming homosexual to open our session of governance on May 1 opened the floodgate for spirits of Sodom to infest our nation to an even greater extent.
You may say George Bush is against Gay marriages. Yet he hand selected known homosexuals for high governmental posts. He also sent a message to a ‘homosexual church’ and commended them on the way they show the love of GOD.
To my knowledge there is not a single Church denomination in the world that has not accepted homosexuality to a certain extent.
Clearly this nation has turned from GOD, and now serves the creature, which is Satan.
What did God tell us would happen to nations that choose the evil?
Deuteronomy 30:15-19 ¶ See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
So we see that Moses set forth a blessing and a cursing for the Children of Israel. They could either love the Lord and cleave to Him and lovingly obey Him or they could perish. Now what happened to Israel is an example to us, “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples; and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come” 1st Corinthians 10:12
When Israel turned from GOD, and refused to walk in his way, what did God first do? 2nd Kings 17 13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.
Did Israel listen? VS14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.
When they refused and continued to provoke GOD to anger what did he do?
VS 18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.
How did GOD take away Israel? By Assyria. What did he call the tribes that were taken away?
Isaiah 10:5-6 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
God chose Assyria to come against Israel, “the hypocritical nation”. And Assyria carried them off and removed them from the sight of God.
When Jesus was on earth, he faced the hypocrites. Those who laid aside the commandments of God so they could keep the traditions of men (Mark 7:6-9). John tells us that those who say they know God and keep not His commandments are Liars, or hypocrites. Those that say they love God, but continue in willful rebellion to His word are His enemies. Those who say homosexuality is an acceptable lifestyle are liars, those say they are saved and yet are gay are liar.s
Turn on the TV folks, if you want to see history repeat its self. You got people like our former president leading prayer and the Hollywood big shots joining in. You got all these different religions holding hands and pretending to pray to the same God. You got an apostate preacher saying that all of those who perished in the Terror attack of 9-11 have gone to heaven! What is he saying, friends? There were atheists, muslims, jews, sinners, catholics, protestants, and whatever else in those buildings? And they are all saved? Not only was he teaching the pagan doctrine of the immortal soul, but also he is teaching that ALL ROADS lead to God! Let me tell you this, All ROADS LEAD TO HELL! Except one strait and narrow path, its called the way of Holiness, and you will either go through Jesus Christ to get on it, and to stay on it or one day you will open your eyes in hell. Jesus said NO MAN comes unto the Father except by Me (John 14:6). There is no other name given whereby men MUST be saved (Acts 4:12).
What does the bible promise will happen to the nation that forgets GOD? Psalms 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God”.
Now don’t forget the verse from Corinthians, that those things that happened to Israel were an example to us! This nation is just as bad as ancient Israel! They scream, “God Bless America, God Bless America”, while innocent babies are still aborted! There have been 44 million babes murdered in their mother’s womb since the 70’s.
And these so called ministers are say, “GOD BLESS AMERICA”??? My friends this a GOD-LESS America.
Is the church world blind to day? Amen it is blind today! It has not the Spirit; it has shunned the Word of God that is a light unto our feet! It gropes at the wall like a blind man. My friends this nation has been weighed in the balance, and it has been found wanting, and it has past the point of no return.
Isaiah 66:3-4 “They have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. I also will choose their delusions, and will bring fear upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear, but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not”.
After I shared this brief study with the public, a professed ‘Christian’ from Canada shared a pro-homosexual bible study with me. The following are his points and my rebuttals to his points.
The pro-homosexual study (or PHS) said: Genesis 19:5: "Bring them out to us that we may know them." ---- "Know" simply means know! No hint at homosexuality exists in the original Hebrew. No later Bible references to Sodom ever mention homosexuality as the sin of Sodom. Many modern translations add words to the text to create the lie that all the > people of Sodom were homosexual.
Martin replies: the Hebrew word for "KNOW THEM" is "yada" and here it is of the QAL stem. Which means "To know by experience".
The same sense of the word is used in the following verses:
Genesis 4:1 And Adam **KNEW** Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
Clearly this KNOWING BY EXPERIENCE resulted in conception.
Genesis 4:17 And Cain ***KNEW*** his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
Genesis 4:25 And Adam ***knew*** his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
Clearly ADAM 'knew her again' or had intercourse with her again! He didn’t meet her again.
1 Samuel 1:19 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah ***knew*** Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her.
Clearly the phrase is a Jewish idiom for sexual intercourse.
The PHS said: "SODOMY" is not a biblical word.
Martin replies: Sodom is famous for its queer (strange) fornication through out the bible. The terms Sodomite and Sodomy are clearly recognized as pointing to a homosexual and the act of homosexuality. Jude tells us what Sodom is famous for in the following verse:
7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, ****giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh****, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
The PHS said: Laws against sodomy not only violate the Constitutional guarantee of separation of church and state;
Martin replies: Laws against homosexuality isn't necessarily a church issue, homosexuality is a perverseness that is a danger to society; As is Child molestation and drug use.
PHS: The average person assumes that the Bible clearly condemns male to male sexual intercourse as "sodomy" and that the city of Sodom was destroyed because of homosexuality, which is seen as the worst of all sins in the Bible. These assumptions are based on no evidence at all in the Bible. No Jewish scholars before the first Christian century taught that the sin of Sodom was sexual. None of the biblical references to Sodom mention sexual sins but view Sodom as an example of injustice, lack of hospitality to strangers, idolatry and as a symbol for desolation and destruction.
Martin replies: THIS IS A BOLD FACE LIE! Jude tells us the reason why Sodom was destroyed: Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, ****giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh****, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Ezekiel 16:50 tells us why they were destroyed: "They committed abominations"
Is it an abomination for a man to have sex with a man?
Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
PHS: Lot's strange response to the request was to offer his young daughters to the men, an offer that seems to me to be far more reprehensible than any problem of sexual orientation. If the men were homosexual, why did Lot offer to give them his daughters?
Martin replies; Lots offer of his daughter to this crowd of perverts proves that they were looking for SEX, they wanted to "Get to know" these angels sexually. So Lot offered them his daughters, hoping their virginity would entice them but the sodomites were so demon controlled they didn't even think about the virgins. They decided that they were going to rape and brutalize poor old Lot!
PHS: The Hebrew word YADA "to know" is never used in the Old Testament to mean "to have sex with".
Martin replies: I have already proved this to be A LIE.
PHS: Set the record straight! Genesis 19 is about the fear (like homophobia) and anger of a mob (like many misguided religious fanatics) directed against a small group of isolated strangers (like Gays and Lesbians today) in their midst. Sexual orientation is not the issue here or anywhere else in the Bible.
Martin replies: Homophobia is a word invented by homosexuals and perverts and is directed at those who believe the bible, and declare that homosexuality is a SIN, and abomination. Bible believing Christians are labeled HOMOPHOBES by the mentally disturbed and demon possessed homosexuals in an attempt to make those who have a SOUND MIND sound mentally troubled! For years physicians recognized that the homosexuals were mentally ill, but now Satan is attempting to turn the tables, Satan wants to label those who have a ‘sound mind’ through the blood of Jesus as mentally ILL!
PHS: Leviticus 18:22:> Leviticus 20:13: Both of these verses refer not to homosexuals but to heterosexuals who took part in the baal fertility rituals in order to guarantee good crops and healthy flocks. No hint at sexual orientation or homosexuality is even implied.
Martin replies: This is sheer NON-SENSE! And uou are BLIND! It plainly says that men who have sex with men are committing abomination! Nothing about rituals! The abominable will not BE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD!
I will now rip your false pro –homosexual doctrines unmercifully with the sword of the Lord.
Who did Paul say would not be in the kingdom?
1st Corinthians 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (those who make women of themselves), nor abusers of themselves with mankind (Sodomites), Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Clearly there will be No Homosexuals in heaven!
Romans 1:27,32 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.... Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Here Paul clearly describes homosexuality as a wicked sin that is worthy of death.
Ephesians 5:3-6 ¶ But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
My friend if you think that you are 'saved' and still 'gay' then you are DECEIVED! Repent, you are deceived and you are headed for destruction.