Many hold the believe that the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah is about homosexuality and this has been used over time to support the false claims that homosexuality is a sin or bad.
Many after examining facts doubt if the Sodom and Gomorrah story is an actual historical account or just a myth, But the truth is that, It is a story about wantonness and dominance over others, about radical in-hospitality (a grievous sin according the bible we share), about malignant power used to reject God’s shalom.
In fact, the Bible itself expressly describes the sin of Sodom elsewhere as radical in-hospitality.
Even Ezekiel claims the real “guilt” of the Sodomites was the fact that, although they had “pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease,” they “did not aid the poor and needy” and were “haughty” (Ezekiel 16:49-50).
Even Paul supports this claim in a little warning note he scribbled out to the Hebrew Christians by alluding to the true sin of the Sodomites as in-hospitality: “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2).
Also, what do we have to say about the part where a father offers up his virgin daughters to be ganged raped as a consolation prize? read: Genesis 19:1–11.
So what is the real sin? Jesus himself has a word or two in the book of Matthews 25: 31 – 46 conveniently labeled in bibles all over the world as The Judgment of the Nations.
It reads below:
31 “Now when the Human One[a] comes in his majesty and all his angels are with him, he will sit on his majestic throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered in front of him. He will separate them from each other, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right side. But the goats he will put on his left.
34 “Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who will receive good things from my Father. Inherit the kingdom that was prepared for you before the world began. 35 I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. 36 I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.’
37 “Then those who are righteous will reply to him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? 38 When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or naked and give you clothes to wear? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
40 “Then the king will reply to them, ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Get away from me, you who will receive terrible things. Go into the unending fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 I was hungry and you didn’t give me food to eat. I was thirsty and you didn’t give me anything to drink. 43 I was a stranger and you didn’t welcome me. I was naked and you didn’t give me clothes to wear. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’
44 “Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and didn’t do anything to help you?’ 45 Then he will answer, ‘I assure you that when you haven’t done it for one of the least of these, you haven’t done it for me.’ 46 And they will go away into eternal punishment. But the righteous ones will go into eternal life.”
So it is to be noted here that nowhere in the Bible does Jesus Christ ever condemn LGBT people. However, Jesus does expressly condemn people who turn their backs on strangers and the most vulnerable citizens among us. Jesus says straight up that whoever fails to welcome such people has failed to welcome Jesus himself.
So with all these, do you still believe that the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah had to do with homosexuality?
However, leave your comments below.
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