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The story of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Why Did God Destroy Sodom and Gomorrah? Their Story of Sin in the Bible
In the Genesis account, God reveals to Abraham that Sodom and Gomorrah are to be destroyed for their grave sins Abraham pleads for the lives of any righteous people living there, especially the lives of his nephew, Lot, and his family. God agrees to spare the cities if 10 righteous people can be found — Two angels are sent to Lot in Sodom but are met with a wicked mob who are then struck blind by the angelic guests — Finding only Lot and his family as righteous among the inhabitants, the angels warn Lot to quickly evacuate the city and to not look back. The exact nature of the damning wickedness of the cities has been the subject of debate. Traditionally, Sodom and Gomorrah have been associated with homosexual acts.
These five cities, also known as the "cities of the plain" from Genesis in the Authorized Version , were situated on the Jordan River plain in the southern region of the land of Canaan. The plain was compared to the garden of Eden [Gen. Divine judgment was passed upon Sodom and Gomorrah and two neighboring cities, which were consumed by fire and brimstone. Neighboring Zoar Bela was the only city to be spared. In Abrahamic religions , Sodom and Gomorrah have become synonymous with impenitent sin, and their fall with a proverbial manifestation of divine retribution. Sodom and Gomorrah have been used historically and in modern discourse as metaphors for homosexuality , and are the origin of the English words, sodomite , a pejorative term for male homosexuals, and sodomy , which is used in a legal context to describe sexual crimes against nature, namely anal or oral sex particularly homosexual and bestiality. The etymology of both names is uncertain, and scholars disagree about them.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Could the biblical story that recounts the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah be based on a natural apocalypse that occurred around the Dead Sea in the Middle East? The Book of Genesis contains some of the most dramatic stories ever told. One of them has stood for thousands of years as a powerful lesson in the perils of wickedness: the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. According to the Bible, the men of Sodom 'were wicked, such sinners against the Lord, He decided to destroy them'. God allowed Lot, the one good man living there, to flee the town with his family, before God showed his wrath.
And I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else. He is absolutely wrong when he said Jesus would approve of gay marriage. The Bible is very clear. God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of homosexuality. The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is one of the favorite passages of persons who oppose same-sex behavior.