The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
In his weekly update late last night, ICG’s Mark Armstrong had the following:
Recent rounds of preliminary voting in Egypt show that the Muslim Brotherhood has a firm grip on Egypt’s political future. They may call what’s transpiring there “democracy” but its not pretty, and it will get worse. It’s just been reported that Egyptian authorities have raided some 17 “humanitarian” and foreign aid organizations, at least three of which are American. Do you suppose that the current administration or our State Department are having second thoughts about their earlier encouragement of “democracy protests”? Or maybe the raids stem from the recent news that future U.S. foreign aid will depend on foreign governments supporting gay and lesbian aspirations. Don’t tell me you missed that! Hard to say who it will hurt the most, I’m guessing the U.S.
According to a news item, while the raids have been mainly stopped, Egypt still has issues with the offices of certain Western-based organizations reopening:
Egypt to return seized equipment and money, U.S. officials say December 30, 2011…
U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson “sought and received Egyptian leadership assurances that the raids will cease and property will be returned immediately,” said a statement by a senior administration official who asked to be identified as such.
Yet officials acknowledged that the groups’ activities will remain suspended indefinitely, including their participation in observing the round of parliamentary elections that is scheduled for next week.
Egyptian activists and U.S. officials reacted with outrage when authorities seized laptops, cellphones, other equipment and cash from the Egyptian offices of at least 17 nongovernmental groups. Among them were three U.S.-based groups: the National Democratic Institute, Freedom House, and International Republican Institute. (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/12/egypt-ngo-raids.html)
Some believe that it is the new pro-homosexual policies in the USA that are behind the protests. Many do not like the homosexual agenda:
Voice of America - Dec 24, 2011…Islamists are raising alarms of their own, warning of Western-style freedoms, such as gay marriage, to bring voters to their side in the rural areas.
Notice also the following from two weeks ago from Middle East News: which indicated that the pro-homosexual foreign aid policy of the USA would upset believers in Islam:
Last week, President Barack Obama ordered officials to consider how countries treat their gay and lesbian populations when making decisions about allocations of foreign aid. This is the strategy that the United States government has chosen to deal with human rights abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens abroad, according to a presidential memorandum issued on December 6, 2011. Gay and lesbian lobby groups have reported an increase in human rights abuses across the Middle East and elsewhere.
Now, as Egypt prepares the second phase of post-revolution elections, Islamic people in Egypt are raising alarms about so-called Western freedoms like gay marriage to bring voters to their sides. http://technorati.com/politics/article/egypt-may-lose-us-funding-after/#ixzz1i7jAaupD
Of course, this new USA policy was covered by the Living Church of God and COGwriter a three weeks ago (see TW: US Foreign Aid for Homosexual Agenda) and should also upset those who profess to believe in Christianity.
The Bible does not support the type of homosexual rights agenda that the USA is telling the world to adopt. The backlash from the Islamic world may be a factor in many of them getting together to destroy the USA and Israel per Psalm 83:3-8 (see also Is There A Future King of the South?).
Of course, there were other societies that have had their own issues of openly advocating sins that their residents seemed to view as acceptable. Notice what happened in a couple of such towns between three thousand and four thousand years ago:
24 Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. (Genesis 19:24-25)
And why did it happen?
7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. (Jude 7)
Why mention this in the 21st century? Because God turned:
6…the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly (2 Peter 2:6,
Thus, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah were to serve as an example to those who would live as they did. The USA, which has lots of Bibles, should know this–but refuses to wish to truly retain God in its knowledge. Instead, it actively wants to use money to bribe other nations to push a pro-homosexual agenda.
Yet, people wonder why God will punish the USA first. The USA needs national repentance now for it will be punished if it refuses to repent:
5…But the Assyrian shall be his king, Because they refused to repent (Hosea 11:5b).
Keeping the Ten Commandments reflects love. Breaking them and/or condoning those that do is evil. This should be clear to those who believe the God of the Bible. And it should be more than those that profess Islam that should be concerned.
Some items of possibly related interest may include:
LCG: Homosexuals Gaining Ground “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? Can homosexuals change?
What Did Jesus Teach About the Ten Commandments? This article quotes what Jesus actually said about them (His words are in red).
The Ten Commandments Reflect Love, Breaking them is Evil Some feel that the ten commandments are a burden. Is that what Jesus, Paul, Peter, James, and John taught?
Was the Commandment to Love the Only Command? Some have stated that John’s writings teach this, but is that what the Bible really says?
The Ten Commandments and the Early Church Did Jesus and the Early Church keep the ten commandments? What order were they in? Here are quotes from the Bible and early writings.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
Prophecies of Barack Obama? This article has eight reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and eight reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. It includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests? This is the longest and most complete article at the COGwriter website on Barack Obama prophecies. Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”. Might Bible prophecy be fulfilled since he is to be the USA president?
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Is God’s Existence Logical? Some say it is not logical to believe in God. Is that true?
Is Evolution Probable or Impossible or Is God’s Existence Logical? Part II This short article clearly answers what ‘pseudo-scientists’ refuse to acknowledge.
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