Why Did God Destroy Sodom And Gomorrah?

The simple ways of sudden Camorra were so corrupt that God destroyed the two cities with fire sparing only the family of Lot.

The Bible account of Sodom and Gomorrah is a cautionary account of the destructive consequences of sin. Sodom and Gomorrah were series mentioned in Genesis, notorious for their flagrant sin Genesis 18:21-21 states.,

The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great that their sin is so Grevious that I will go down to see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me, if not, I will know.

Genesis 18:20-21

When Abraham learned of God’s plan to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, he asked God if He will spare then if He can find 50 innocent, godly people. God reassures Abraham that if he finds 50 righteous people He will spare the city for their sake. Abraham didn’t ask about a lesser and lesser number and held down to 10 people as God answers, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it” (Genesis 18:32).

God’s Angels Arrive In Sodom and Gomorrah.

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After leaving Abraham, God’s angels arrive at the gates of Sodom and Gomorrah where they were greeted by the gate keeper Lot. He pleaded with the angels to join him in his house so he could wash her feet and serve them a meal. The angels agreed and went to the house of Lot. Lot was a foreigner to the realm of Sodom and not succumbed to the lustful, degenerate sins rampant in the city.

Sodom, Sodomy, and Sodomites.

One of the most prevalent sins in Sodom was homosexuality of the men, engaging in sexual relations with the other men and boys. Bottom is where they get the term “sodomy and sodomites” named after this widespread sin of the town. After the angels entered the home of Lot, the men of the city surrounded Lot’s house. According to Genesis 19:5, “ they called out to Lot ‘ where are the man who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so we can have sex with them.”

Lot pleaded with the crowd to reconsider, even offering his two Bergen daughters in place of the two visiting men, whose angelic identity was apparently unknown to the lustful sodomites. “get out of our way,” they replied. “ this fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! Will treat you worse than them” (Genesis 19:9). As the crowd moved to break down the door, the men inside pulled Lot back inside and shut the door.

As Genesis 19:11-13 states, “Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door. The two man said to Lot, “ Do you have anyone else here – sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that He has sent us to destroy it.”

The Burning Of Sodam and Gomorrah.

After lot is unable to convince his son-in-law to leave the city, he fled Sodom with his wife and two daughters encouraged by the two angels that the Lord will look after them. The Angels first tell Lot to flee to the mountains, but Lot requests that his family go to a near by city, named Zohar, to ensure their survival.

The Bible describes the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19:23-29, stating:

By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. Then the Lord rain down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah -from the Lord out of the heavens. He overthrew both cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities – and also the vegetation in the land. But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. Early the next morning Abraham got up and return to the place where he had stood before the Lord. He looked down towards Sodom and Gomorrah, toward all the land of the plain, and he saw dense smoke rising from the land, like smoke from a furnace. So when god destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities were Lot had lived.

Genesis 19:23-29

Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt as she looked back, “for disobeying the instruction not to look back. Her actions suggest that she identified with the people of Sodom. Her failure to free God’s punishment becomes a vivid warning to others (Luke 17:32).

This account of Sodom and Gomorrah serves as a lesson of the consequences of sin and the wrath of God.

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