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"Their vine is the vine of Sodom their wine is the poison of serpents." (Deuteronomy 32:32,33)
"Your sister Sodom and her daughters...were haughty, and did abominable things...but you have committed more abominations than they, and have made your sisters look righteous by all the abominations you have committed." (Ezekiel 16:48-52)
"From the prophet to the priest everyone deals falsely saying peace when there is no peace. Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed, nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; in the time of their punishment they shall be cast down I will surely consume them, says the Lord." (Jeremiah 8:10-13)
"If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor...If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them...If a man lies with a beast...If a woman approaches a beast and lies with it...they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them...you shall not walk in the customs of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them." (Leviticus 20:10-16)
"Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, 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 their own persons the due penalty for their error." (Romans 1:18-27)
Sodom and Tomorrow
My upbringing, my environment, my genes, the devil made me do it.
A huge and lucrative part of the business of the Christian Church is marriage and remarriage. Their clergy will even "wed" same sex partners, which is not wedlock at all because that requires male and female, neither are such unions a family. Not even the inhabitants of Sodom would have fallen for that falsehood, nor did countless other ancient civilizations. This is the kind of sin the apostle Paul defines as "immorality not even found among pagans," no, even worse, for at least incest involves the opposite sex. (1 Corinthians 5:1) Such sinfulness is even more corrupt than Sodom, far worse because it is committed by those "justifying" their depravity in the name of the Lord.
Homosexual Christians and churchmen have desperately tried to explain away the reason for the obliteration of the Sodomites, claiming they were exceedingly lawless and inhospitable. They may have been that too, and heterosexually immoral, as were many of the nearby cities, filled with harlotry. But they were destroyed for an exceptional "lewdness," "unnatural lust," and "very grave sin." (Genesis 18:20; 2 Peter 2:7; Jude 1:7) There is no doubt that same-sex fornication is the gross evil in question, but there is no evidence that the Sodomites got "married" in the name of the Living God.
Do not be deceived in this. Such people are making vows in Gods name to commit what the Lord has clearly defined as a filthy atrocity, more than likely an unforgivable sin, and this with a priest waving his hand over the rite. If you wish to join that flock , then you will assuredly spend all eternity with them, and that prison will make earthly incarceration look tame. The lewd acts they commit on you will never cease, and no guard will come to the rescue. Jesus said do not be taken in by these deceiving offenders, "Woe to the world because of offences! For offences must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!" For it is better to cut off your hand or gouge out your eye if it causes you to transgress, better to enter the narrow gate dreadfully maimed than go to the wrong place forever. (Matthew 18:6-9)
Do not be taken in by the gospel according to Hollywood and by "award-winning" TV sitcoms. Do not be deluded by "loving" movie scripts which tell you that "the Lord won't mind." The Word of God says quite the opposite. And this is not just some obsolete Old Testament rule, as "enlightened ministers" may tell you in their sly ploys to justify continuing in sin. Jesus said, "sin no more" to the woman caught in adultery. (John 8:11) He extended to her a period of grace by not condemning her as he could have done, since he was perfectly qualified to cast the first stone. He deferred final judgment to another Day, namely his second coming, granting her a stay of execution in order for her to repent and clean up her life. The Lord's forgiveness does not mean that offenders may persist in their sinful ways, claiming that they are excused to do so "under grace," and get away with it, because in so doing they reveal themselves to be what they really are: goats, classic Christians, dead in faith and unchanged in heart.
The New Testament is very clear about the fate of those continuing in sexual immorality, especially the abomination of homosexuality. Do not be misled by weak Bible interpretations so beloved by churchgoers, or by mere paraphrases of Scripture like the New International Version, which is no Bible at all. The clear and direct meaning of the terms in the Greek (the language most commonly used, on account of its reliability and precision, for commerce and communication throughout the Roman Empire at the time of Christ and his apostles) very plainly puts such people in doomed and terrible company. You can easily check these words for yourself in a Greek interlinear translation (the literal Greek compared side by side with a modern language). Here it is straight from the Greek, in the words of the apostle Paul, a letter of warning, especially to sexual deviants in the city of Corinth:
"Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators (Greek: pornos, the unmarried who join in coitus), nor idolaters (Greek: eidololatres, lovers of false gods or mammon, faith harlots), nor adulterers (Greek: moikos, the married who sexually cheat on spouses), nor homosexuals (Greek: malakos, in general effeminate men but in particular the man acting as the woman in homosexual coitus; also male prostitutes and males who take part in sex with younger men or boys), nor sodomites (Greek: arsenokoites, literally those who engage in anal intercourse, man with man, and in some ancient references, man with woman), nor thieves, nor the covetous (Greek: pleonektes, lovers of much and more, the greedy), nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." (1 Corinthians 6:9,10)
Attempting to portray homosexuals as a minority victimized for being "different" like Blacks or Jews is yet another sly deception which does not concur with the Living Word and will not fool or survive His piercing Light when the Day of reckoning comes. There is nothing wrong with being different in an attribute like race or color, but everything wrong with being morally and sexually depraved. Look at the list in the Scriptures above. Do you really wish to end up with them, forever groping in the darkness, never to be relieved? If not, and you aspire to be one of the tiny minority that makes it to the narrow gate and escapes the eternal gloom, then now is the time to read The Truth Which Sets Free and learn how to recognize and avoid these and many other devious snares and pitfalls.