Christian Talk - Sodom Judged For Homosexuality. Lot's Family Collapses. Genesis 19
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Christian Talk - Sodom Judged For Homosexuality. Lot's Family Collapses. Genesis 19
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Welcome to Christian talk with Eric Thompson, a thoughtful podcast helping Christians navigate life. I'll podcast for Christ I bring faith, family political issues, using God's word, the Bible. The victory is ours. Let our light shine before others so they may glorify our father in heaven. Welcome to Christian talk with Eric Thompson. Hi, welcome to another Christian talk podcast. Thank you so much for joining me. It's Thursday, Mark Seventeen, now the hot day out here in California. Hopefully you guys had a good day. If you want to get ahold of me, the website is Christian talk dot life. Christian talk dot life. This is one of our copy with Christians podcast. I got mine right here and we're going to get to genesis nineteen in a little bit, but we're going to go over for a few scriptures first. But before we get started, I wanted to kind of go over with the what's on my heart. As someone who writes political articles for a living, more and more I'm having to write about a man who thinks he's a woman and goes and competes against girls and takes all their awards. So the cultures arguing back and forth. Well, that's not fair for the girls that trained and actually have the XX chromosomes versus this this Pagan Movement. Oh, you know that that's what he identify as as now, so we should be tolerant of him. And then you see, well, this person shouldn't get the scholarship, or shouldn't be allowed to go get the job, or shouldn't be allowed to speak because of their ethnicity or because of their Christian beliefs. We're in a time where there's a falling away taking place and we're marching towards the return of Jesus Christ, and we don't know when. And I did a the pocket the podcast on this several times, but just in the in the last couple weeks, especially since Russia went into Ukraine and you see the billions of dollars being spent over there, but we leave our border open over here and people are pouring in and people are arguing about it. It's definitely a time that we need to be drawing near to the Lord more and more. We need to be in fellowship more and we need to make sure that we are steadfast in our faith and that we are are aware of what the schemes of the enemy is the demonic world is in full attack mode on anything moral, on godliness. But greater is he who is in US and he who is in the world. So there's no reason to fear, there's no reason to panic. We don't need to look over our shoulders. We just need to realize that every day, which to me the Christian walk, is good morning. Lord. What are we doing today? Bless me, help me bless others, help me love my family, love my wife, love my kids, be available for you, help me to do the good works that you had laid out for me before I was even created. Thank you for this day, Lord, may it have brought glory to your name, and I pray for my kids, pray for my grandkids. I confess the sins that I did today and I'm looking forward to tomorrow. So as we're as we're marching through our walks toward in our sanctification process, toward eventually our glorification, we need to be as wise as serpents and gentle as doves. Lucifer presented himself as a serpent and he deceived Adam and Eve in a perfect environment. That takes that takes some persuasion skills and the sin nature of man for that to take place. So just wanted to encourage you to be to be aware of your surroundings and to into be aware of that people in your life, people that you might work with, family members. There's going to be a pull from certain people for you to to relax. You know, you can believe what you want to believe in your Bible, but don't force it on us. What are you talking about? We've been you know me for twenty years. I know, but I don't. I don't want you to talk about homosexuality anymore. I don't want you to talk about sexual sin. I don't want you to talk about how it's wrong to look at pornography, which I want. You know, why can't we all just have one, the same God? I mean the Islams, the Muslim say they have the same God and and then their Harry, Christiana is in the new age and everybody's. So why don't we just all quit trying to have our own God? And that's that's the falling away. That is what happens toward the end in first John to nineteen. Let's go through eighteen through twenty. John wrote children it is the last hour, and just as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, and now many antichrist have appeared, and this is how we know it's the last hour. They went out from us. John's talking about people in the first century. They said they were Christians and then they bailed. So he said they they went out from us, but they actually didn't belong to us. Matthew, member, Matthew, it says that many, on Judgment Day are going to say Lord, Lord, and Jesus says, I don't know who you are. Well, here in verse John To Nineteen, it says that the believers that were with us, supposedly they went out from us because they didn't belong to us, for if they had belonged to us, they would have remained, but their departure made it clear that none of them belong to us. You, however, have an anointing from the holy one and all of you know the truth. You're going to see people, and you may have seen people, mourn or there are going to walk away. I don't really like that form of Christianity, so I'm going to kind of I'm going to hang out with the other people. The only live once. If people walk away from the faith and there your family, friends or co workers or famous people. It doesn't mean your faith has been diminished. Your belief system hasn't become less relevant. No, it is a world whose father is the devil and they live in darkness and the ones that winnowing the the sheep in the goats. There's going to be, as a delusion gets, more and more people walking away, but they never were Christians. So stay strong in your faith. Remember says in Jude to contend for the faith once delivered to the saints, and the way we do that is he brews for twelve, because I covered this every podcast. The Bible is not another book of religion. It is not something that you pull out for weddings and funerals only. It's not something that you you kind of pick up when you're feeling bad. No, it is. It is God's word to you and to me, it's everyone who's been born of the Holy Spirit, where that we can understand God's words, because the whole spirit dwells in us. And what God does is he encourages us through his word. He challenges us, he disciplines us, he instructs us in righteousness. So when Hebrews, the writer wrote in Verse Eleven. Let us therefore make every effort to enter into that rest, which is the rest that we have in Jesus Christ, because it has been finished, so that no one will fall by following the same pattern of disobedience for the word of God, which was written on three continents, inspired forty authors over Onezero five hundred years, with no contradictions. So the word of God is living, an active it's sharper than a double edged sword. It penetrates even to the dividing of your soul, in your spirit, joints and moral it judges the thoughts in intense of your heart. And you may be asking, well, where do I? Where do I start? The first page? Go on Online Bible study tools. Like I am going through the Bible. In a year it'll have a one year reading plan. Takes Ten to fifteen minutes. Today, Old Testament, new testaments on proverb and let let let God and maybe my podcast and other resources of whatever you use, fill in the painting. But if you jump around all over, you're going to miss. You're going to miss most of the view. You're not you're get your understanding of God is going to be shoppy because you haven't read the entire cannon of scripture, because verse thirteen says nothing. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and exposed before the eyes of him, to whom we must give an account. My first sponsor of my podcast. Please write down get pure talkcom. Pure Talk USA is a cellular company that uses exactly the same five g network that you're using right now with atnt rise, in Te mobile or sprint. They're using the same towers, the same network and with the way it worked for me is I contacted pure talk, they got me set up on the same package I was on with t mobile. 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David and Psalm one hundred and three wrote, bless the Lord, Oh my soul, the stink with this for yourself and all that is within me. Bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, Oh my soul, and forget not all of God's benefits. He forgives all your iniquities, he heals all your diseases, he redeems your life from destruction. He crowned you with loving kindness and tender mercies. He satisfies your mouth with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagles. The Lord's Executes Righteousness and Justice for all who are oppressed, and because of that, Jesus said a matthew fourteen. As my believers, you are the light of the world. A city cannot be hidden. Neither do people put a lamp under a basket. Instead, they put it on a stance. Everyone can see it. Let Your light to a shime before men. The glory to see. Your father will be glorified. Be Proud, remember Paul said. I'm not ashamed of the Gospel. Live our lives peaceably, competently, humbly before our God, being prepared to give an answer for the hope to liizes within us, which is the Gospel, and then expect the world to reject what you what you have to say, except for those people that God is calling, and then you may have the pleasure of watching God save a soul in front of your eyes, and it's a profound moment. If not, Paul said, some people, you know the water. Jesus said it to water plants, some bringing the harvest. Just love God and Love People, stay firm in your faith and everything is going to work out well. All Right, here we go. Let's go over to our chapter, nineteen, Genesis Nineteen. Now there's been a lot going on around Sodom Gomora of the last three or four chapters, three chapters specifically. So what happens now is in chapter eighteen, Jesus, I believe, but at Christophany or at Theophany, but appeared with two angels, Abram Abraham, who gets his name changed to Abraham. Sarah gets your teams, a name to Sarah and they're so we're going towards Sodom and he adam. Abraham says, well, take take a rest. And then, as they're speaking, Abraham's name is changed, Sarah's name is changed. They're told you're going to have a son, Isaac. And then when they were done speaking, they the three men, which I believe, but was either Jesus, it was it's Theophany, a, a appearance of God, the father in flesh, or it was a Christophane, it was a it was Jesus in carnage before he came to Earth in the baby through Mary. Either way, two angels or three angels. But they're walking towards Sodom and the Lord says to the angels, should I tell Abraham when I'm going to do what we're going to do here going down to Sodom? And then and then Abrahams like, well, what are you going? You going to destroy the Oh, there there's the wickedness. We're going to see if it's as bad as what we're hearing. And then Abraham goes from fifty all the way down to ten. You're not going to destroy the city over ten people because I remember, he's got his nephew down their lots, his wife, his daughter in law's or doubt, I don't know. What would they be? There is a his nephew's sons wives. Think of well, if there's probably ten of them, at least I believe. So, okay, God, there's if you find ten, you're not going to destroy Sodom. Go more right you. Okay, that'said Abraham. You're right, ten and I won't. So they, the two of the two angels, Keep Walking and they get now this is where the story picks up lot, Abraham's nephew, who chose to go down into the valleys of the Jordan to for all of his all of his animals and shepherding and all that stuff. It says in Verse One, a Chapter Nineteen, the two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening. And where was lot? He was actually sitting in the Gateway of the city. He was actually in some type of authority position. It's like going to it's like if you, as a Christian, said I'm going to I need to move somewhere, I'm going to go to Vegas, and the next thing we know you are a bouncer at a strip club. That's how that's how compromise lot was at this point. So it says, a two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening and lot was sitting in the Gateway of the city and when he saw them, he got up to meet them and he bowed down with his face to the ground, my Lord's. He said, please turn aside to your servants House. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning. No, they answered, we're going to spend the night in the square. Lot freaks out. Verse Three. No, no, no, you you got to come to my house. Okay, will prepare a meal. Okay. So they went with them, prepared a meal, made the brab without Ye, stay eight, but before they could even go to bed, all the men from every part of Sodom, both young and old, surrounded lots house. They called a lot, where are the men who came with you tonight? Bringing them out to us so we can have sex with them. Believe it or not, there's people that you may know or that you're going to meet or you're going to read about, that say that the sin of Sodom, Gomorrah was that they were not hospitable. Yes, they actually will say that because of the people that are practicing homosexuality can't deal with the fact that they are in sexual sin and will be judged for that unless they repent. So they want the Bible to not say what the Bible says. Well, verse six, Lot went outside. He shut the door behind him. This his house is Chris is surrounded by perverted, aggressive men that practicus homosexuality. They weren't gay. There's no such thing as a gay person in the Bible. These are men that wanted to practice homosexual they want to have sexual relations with the same gender. So lot shut the door and he said no, guys, my friends, Hey, I, Hey, let's let's do not do this wicked thing. then. I don't know what lots thinking here. I'm have to think that he's thinking they're not going to take him up on it. He says, look, I have two daughters at a virgins. Let me bring them out and you can do with them, you can have them, but don't do anything to these men because culturally they've come under my roof, which means I now have to protect them. Verse Nine, what did these guys say? Get Out of the way they looked at each other. This fellow came here as a foreigner and I wants to play the judge. He won't let us have rape. The men will treat you worse than them, lots. So they kept pressuring on lot and forcing them up towards the door or to break it eventually to where they're going to try to break the door down with him. But the two men, the two angels, reached inside and they pulled lot inside the door and a shut it, and then they struck the men who were at the door, young and old, with blindness, so they could not find the door. So the first point here is it God who establishes and created everything, and he determined man woman come together and union one flesh, have children, worship God, honor God with their marriage. That's it. That is the plan. So there's no such thing as lack of hospitality in Genesis nineteen. These are men, young and old, wise and stupid, but they all are beating on the door wanting to rape two men that just walked into the town. And even when they were even when they were presented with here are two virgin girls, they instead got insulted. The Lot wouldn't let him go ahead with their sin. So the angel struck the men with blindness. What do you think happened here? Once they're blind, you think, oh my goodness, I better get home and I better figure out why I can't see anymore. But the two men said the lot, who's who else do you have in here? Sons in law, daughters, sons or anyone else in the city belongs to you? Get them out, because we're going to destroy this place. They I'll cry to the Lord against its people is so great that he sent us to destroy it. Now again, who are these men that are trying to get in the house? We go back one verse and the Angel Struck the men that were at the door of the house, young and old, but blindness. And guess what it says. So they couldn't find the door. So they kept trying, they kept groping to find the door because they wanted that sin to be fulfilled. So angels are like, Hey, you guys got to get out. We're going to destroy the city now. This is gracious, that lot and I'm sure his wife, who we know, she's going to disobey. But the family was had been led astray by their father, who was now was sitting at the city gate and Wilfin, I'll show you how this plays out here. So law, when spoke to his daughter, went to his son in laws, who are pledged to marry it his daughters. He said, hurry, get out because the Lord is about out destroyed the city. But the sun in law's thought he was joking. Law, come on, man, you're never talking about your religion. You don't really live it out. Why all this sudden you want to Oh, good's going to destroy the city. Oh you're trying playing the joke, aren't you? A Lot? Because he lost of credibility and they weren't called Verse Fifteen. With the coming of the Dawn, the angels said a hurry, Lot, go, take your wife and your two daughters and go, or you will be swept away when the city's punished. When he hesitated, the angels grab grabs, graps the hand in the hands of his wife and two daughters and led them out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them. As soon as they brought them out, one of them said, flee for your lives, do not look back, do not stop anywhere in the planes. Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away, and lot said, no, Lord's please your servant if he's if I found favor in your eyes and you're showing great kindness to spare my life, but I can't flee to the mountains, as disaster will overtake me and I'll die. Look, there's a town near enough to run to. Its small. Let me go there. It's very small, and my life then, my life can be spared. He said, very well, I grant you this too. I would not overthrow the town. You until you reach the city, then that's why the town was called Zor. So what you have now is you have lots, who would kind of backslidden, you have his wife, who's kind of following him, and you got the daughters that are in a pagan culture and there to betrothed husbands or not. They just they laughed and didn't go with them. So it said to him. Twenty three. By the time lot reached or, the sun had risen over the land and the Lord bringing down Sulfur Sodom Gomora on Sodom Gamura from the Lord Out of the heavens. So God ring down, burning sulfur bliterated Sodom Gomora I don't coming out of having to bald, just massive sulfur, just a mess. And he overthrew the he overthrew those cities and the entire plane, destroying all those living in the cities, also the vegetation. But in twenty six lots wife looked back. They were told not to look back. Why did lot look bad? Why did lots wife look back? What did the what did the Jewish? What did the Hebrews do in the world when the Wilderness, after they had been after they had been released from Egypt, set free? What did they do? As soon as they got across the Red Sea and they're walking around, oh it was so nice back in Egypt. Oh, all the leeks in the meat. And if we could only go back into slavery where we can be whipped and beat up and work for nothing like we've done for foreigner years old, wouldn't that be great? Lots wife wanted, she loved the sense. She loved to what Sodom Gomorrah was, because that was some familiar to her. So when her towns are getting wiped out and everything that she had loved, looks back, and so she became a pillar assault earning the morning Abraham got up and returned to the place. Looks Down Smoke. It's all wiped out. So when God destroyed the cities of the plane, you remembered Abraham and he brought lot out of the catastrophe that he overthrew this and where he's over through the cities that lot had lived. Okay, now we'll finish up here. So then the point. Number One. God judged Sodom and good Mora for their homosexual, vile sin. All Sin will send you to hell, but in this then this, in this word of God, that is why they got killed. So when people say I'm a gay Christian, there is no such thing. Okay, down to thirty. So there. Now now remember lots families not moral at all. So listen what happens here. Lot and his two daughters left zoar and they settled in the mountains and for he was afraid to stay in Zoer. He and his two daughters of then a cave. One day the older daughter said to the younger, our father's old. There's no man around here to give us children, because they I think they believe that everybody had died except those them in their dad and the two girls. So there's no one around here. And the custom all of you know, as is the custom all over the earth, how we can have children. Verse Thirty Two. Let us get our father drunk and we'll sleep with them and preserve our family line to our father. So they that night they got dad drunk. The older daughters up with their dad. He didn't know that he was doing it. He woke up in the morning and no idea. Next day the daughter said, okay, my turn. Did the same thing to dead again. He got up. He was not aware when he laid down and when he got up. So who do you think came out? who were the children born to the two daughters? Verse Thirty Seven? The older daughters son's name was MOAB, the MOABITES. The younger's daughter had a son. His name was Benami. He was the father of the ammon ammonites. That two of Israel's biggest enemies came out of the lots, two daughters that got their dad drunk and had chill done with him. Take away if you live a carnal life, or if you're trying to live a carnal life, and if you're trying to half be in, half, not in, or if you had no people that are. They're like it said in First John. Well, they're not actually of us. That's why I eventually they will fall away. The Bible's very clear on homosexuality. So went over genesis nine one through eleven. Leviticus. Do not practice homosexuality having sex with the man as a woman. It's The a detestable sin. The viticuscus eight hundred and twenty two, the viticus twenty thirty. If a man practice homosexuality, you notice it doesn't say you have they're a homosexual. If a man practices homosexuality having sex with another man as a woman, both have committed a detestable act and back in the old in the Old Testament, days before grace, they would both be put to death capital punishment. In judges we had a similar story. Would just happened with locked. There's a man traveling. He stops at a guy's house. The men and them in the community want to go rape the traveler. You end up sending how his concubine because he wouldn't. He wouldn't send out this stranger. They end up killing the l eighty cuts her up into pieces. It's a mess. But if you go through Romans one, eighteen to thirty two, you'll see the judgment for for being in sexual sin. But I wanted to finish here. Two Chop, two verses. First Timothy One, eight through ten. Now we know that the law is good if any if one uses it lawfully, understanding this at the law is not laid down for the just, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and centers, for the unholy, in the profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, for sexually im moral for men who practice homosexuality and Slavers, liars, perjurers and whenever else is contrary to sound doctrine and jude seven. And don't forget Sodom and Goet Mora in their neighboring towns. This is a new testament, which were filled with immorality of every kind of sexual perversion, whose cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God's judgment. So let's wrap this all together. If you go through First Corinthians, it says it you guys. You know some of you were murderers, some of you were perpetual liars, some of you were drunkard. Some of you were homosexual offenders. But you've been but you've been washed, you've been cleansed, you've been set free from your sin. All sexual sin without repentance will keep you from God's presence for eternity in a place called hell. Anyone who decides I'm going to look at porn all day, cheat of my wife, get drunk all the time, not work and reject God, unrepentant, will go to the same place. There is there's there's no, there's no super sin, but I do believe there's levels of judgment in hell. But this chapter which we're just going to, the Bible is very clear. God Establishes Truth, he establishes sexuality, he establishes everything, and we, as the creatures, as the ones created in God's image, are responsible to live as though he is Lord. All right, my second sponsor. My second sponsor is my pillowcom. My pillowcom makes you go to mycom Fort Slash. The same Promo Code is pure talk, three letters fls. So you can go to my pillow dot VIP, I've got that, forward it over there, or my Pillowcom, forward slash fls. 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