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If under the grip of a vice, listen to Lot: "Up, get you out of this"... vice.

Sodom and Gomorrah

 

Genesis 19:14 - "Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city."

The place: Sodom and Gomorrah.

The prophet: Lot. He was Abraham's nephew urging his family and in-laws, in the middle of the night, to escape from the judgment of God upon the wicked city.

The story: Two distinguished visitors have accepted Lot invitation to stay with him for the night. Something was wrong with the inhabitants of the city. Homosexuality had grown on to all levels of the community, and that night they wanted to satisfy their sexual appetite with those two new comers. They surrounded Lot's house and demanded the two men out of the door. Lot didn't know the real nature of his guests, until they stretched out their hands to retrieve Lot to safety inside the house and spread blindness to the sinful mob outside, that were looking for the pleasures of the flesh. "Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous ..." (Gen. 18:20) The two angels said then: "For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it." (Gen. 19:13)

Lot went out as the prophet of the two angels to repeat the message of salvation to his dear family, but they didn't want to hear him. In less than ten hours the prophetic sentence was fulfilled, and that city of iniquity perished under the fire of eternal damnation. (Gen. 19:1-28)

To us, living in the twenty one century, have come, not two angels, but three angels, with the last message of hope and salvation.(Rev. 14:6-12) The third angel is crying aloud a solemn warning to the world of its grievous sin. Certainly the primary target are those who worship the beast and take her mark of authority; but on that group are included all the people that, if they don't repent and turn around their lives, they could not enter the city of God. Who are them? "For without are dogs, and sorceres, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." (Rev. 22:15; 21:8)

At this time, we are going to focus on the growing sin of homosexuality and the misleading assumptions the world has made. This false assumption has lead some nations to criminalize speech opposing homosexual behavior. Pastor Ake Green was charged before the Sweden's Supreme Court of committing a hate crime for preaching against homosexuality. Fortunately, he got the acquittal verdict.

The selected material that follows is taken from Dr. J. W. Jepson, Liberty Magazine, July/Aug. 2006, pp. 18, 19. www.libertymagazine.org

"How did we come to the place where we put good people on trial for expressing their biblical beliefs?... The answer is back at the beginning with the false premise that homosexuality is genetically determined and therefore the person and the behavior are inseparable. Wrong premises lead to wrong conclusions, and wrong conclusions lead to unjust laws.

"The premise behind the effort to gain acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle is that homosexuality is genetically determined. Although this is the premise, it is not the driving force. The driving force is homosexual activism.

"The dogma that homosexuality is genetically determined is based largely on Simon LeVay's 1991 study of the interstitial nuclei of the anterior hypothalamus--group 3 (INAH3) in 41 cadavers, and Dean Hamer's study of an area of the X chromosome known as Xq28 (published in 1993 and 1995). Both studies were very preliminary; they were not subjected to the rigorous standards of thorough scientific research; and their results have been challenged by researchers who have pointed out serious flaws in their methodology and have rejected their conclusions.

"The immediate acceptance of the LeVay and Hamer studies lies in the eagerness of homosexual activism to seize upon anything that gives credence to its ideology, and the readiness of the media to hype the studies as conclusive."

You can breathe on hope now. It is not true that one is born with the seal of homosexuality in his genes. God created a perfect man, nothing was in his genes to enslave him to homosexuality. "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." (Lev. 18:22) Smoking, alcohol, porno, homosexuality and similar enslaving vices are the tools chosen by Satan to bring men and women under his dominion. There is no power in the world to free the slave from the ferocious dragon; only the saving power of Christ the Lord, who already overcame the devil. The servants of the Most High are here to call sinners to repentance and out of the sin of homosexuality with loving concern and respect.

Sin cannot be covered up, because all things are open to the eyes of the Lord. "For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil." (Ecclesiastes 12:14) The way of recovery must be shown to the victim of any vice, that there is power in Jesus to turn around one's life and become a child of the kingdom. And then, looking above the clouds, seeing the Savior that applies the merits of His blood to erase every sin, and leaves a name clear and victorious for the day of redemption. Instead of being outside the city with the dogs, waiting to be consumed by the flames of the end, one, with repentance and conversion, could be inside as one of the blessed people of God. Jesus is the Mighty Savior!

Homosexuality is spreading out. By mid 2012, the states of Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and the District of Columbia allow marriages of same sex. At last, on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that same-sex couples have the right to marry.

If one is anxious for heaven and life eternal, don't let the world with its intoxicated mind squeeze another one into the frame mold of mental confusion; he can raise his hands and heart to find the forgiveness, the grace, and the power of a loving Savior to remain free and saved from deadly sinful inclinations.

And pray for mercy: "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans 12:1, 2)

A word for the last days...
The heavenly character must be acquired on earth, or it can never be acquired at all. Maranatha, p. 46.

A word for the last days...
None are so low, so corrupt and vile, that they cannot find in Jesus, who died for them, strength, purity, and righteousness, if they will put away their sins, cease their course of iniquity, and turn with full purpose of heart to the living God. Maranatha, p. 53.

 

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