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America is no different lately, than Sodom, Gomorrah, as well as Rome. Judgment is about to begin on this nation as like Sodom, Gomorrah and Rome combined. In this segment, we will compare and contrast Sodom, Gomorrah, and Rome’s brief History with America today.
Painting the Factual Portrait.
Warning: There is sexual content mentioned in the Holy Scriptures, young listeners, discretion is advised!!!
The facts about Sodom and Gomorrah starts in the Book of Genesis 18 of the Holy Word of God, where Abraham was visited by the Lord, only to tell him that Sarah will conceive a son, Isaac; the son of Abraham, the son of the promise of the Abrahamic covenant of God Almighty found in: Genesis 12;15;18; 21&22. And as the Lord was leaving Abraham, the Lord decided to reveal to him what He was about to do with Sodom and Gomorrah. For the Lord was on His way to those cities to judge them. And the reason for His judgment on those 2 cities is found in:
“Then the LORD said, ‘The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous.”
Grievous to whom? The Lord. For He was grieved with man before. Why? because of their sins. We see this first judgment of God in:
“The LORD saw how great man’s (meaning Humanity) wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The LORD was grieved that He made man on the earth, and His heart was filled with pain. (Pain? the LORD can feel? Yes, for we were created in the image and likeness of God found in Genesis 1:27 &2:7. The emotions humanity has, the Lord also has as well.) So the Lord said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth-men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and the birds of the air for I am grieved that I have made them.”
And so He did by a global flood as you read further in that chapter.
Now back to Genesis 18. And of Coarse Abraham pleaded with Lord 6 times to spare the cities. And the Lord promised that He would spare the cities if He found 50;45;40;30;20;10 righteous people in Sodom and Gomorrah.
In Chapter 19 of Genesis, the two men that was with the LORD arrived at Sodom and found Lot, Abrahams nephew according to Genesis 12:5. And Lot of course invited them into his home to stay their, for Lot knew what Kind of city it was. A city that is unsafe for anyone after dark. Sound familiar? But the two men insisted to camp out in the city square. But Lot insisted all the more. So the two men went with Lot to his home, and we will pick it up from there.
In Genesis 19:4-5
“Before they (the men from the Lord) had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom both young and old surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”
Now the historical background of Sodom, is that they have invented Sodomy. This is where we get this word for that particular act, from Sodom. These people were not all single, there was women who lived in this city as well, but it is not Jewish custom to mention women, for the man Adam came first, then Eve his wife. I only mentioned this just to give you some Jewish cultural background of the Bible to help us to better understand the Word of God.
Since a lot of these men were married with children, that is why there were young men with the older ones which suggests their sexual preferences includes bi-sexuality, as well as homosexuality, safe to say. And the amount of people, suggests group, as well orgy sex. It is also safe to say that there were also women among them as well. Perhaps with their husbands side by side which would suggest adultery, swinging, with their children, which can be among those who were mentioned in 19:4. “Both Young and old.” Which also would suggest pedophilia: which means: ‘An abnormal condition in which an adult has a sexual desire for children (According to the Webster’s New World Dictionary.) And we do know for fact that however the parents raises their children. What ever they witness from their parents in which they do, the children will do and become what the parent are and do. It is a known fact in most cases. And of course needless to mention how bold and unashamed these people were when they told Lot to bring these men out. Does this sound familiar? Does this sound like America today, as far as the sexual immorality is concerned?
Lets continue in Verse:6. “Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind them, ‘No my friends. don’t do this wicked thing. look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what ever you like with them. (What Lot was suggesting is as wicked as homosexuality; bi-sexuality and transgender preferences as well as murder and so forth..) “But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof. “Get out of our way,’ they replied. And they said ‘This fellow came here as a stranger, and now he wants to play the Judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” (which is suggesting torturous sexual murder, possibly, to Lot. All because he’s not giving in to there demands.) They kept putting pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door. But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. Then they (the two men from the LORD) struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old with blindness so that that they could not find the door.”
“The two men (the men from the Lord) said to Lot, Do you have anyone else here-sons-in-law, 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 it’s people is so great that He has sent us to destroy it.”
So the Lord who has given Lots family a second chance, and Lot told all his families. To make this factual story short, all his family fled out of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, all had survived but one, that is Lots wife, whom God has warned before hand “Not to Look back,” she became a pillar of salt as judgment from the Lord. And to this very day, there is a pillar of salt in the outskirts where Sodom would have been. according to:
“By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah from the LORD out of the Heavens. (Noticed, the Word of God says, The LORD rained down burning sulfur. NOT the LORD allowed burning sulfur to rain down. For the Lord even claims His own responsibly, for having done this to Sodom and Gomorrah.) Thus He overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities. (Notice again, the LORD overthrew the two cities and killed all the inhabitants of that city. Again He claims boldly His own responsibility, of what he has done, because the wickedness of man in those cities. Also mentioned in the last verses of Genesis 19 that God had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) and also the vegetation in the land.”
The LORD even mentions vegetation for a couple of reasons. #1. If you ever visit the sites where Sodom and Gomorrah once was, today, the surrounding area is now barren. #2. We know that these areas has thrived with an abundance of vegetation at one point in time. In fact they were considered to be huge oasis’s amongst the desert regions. Genesis 13 conveys this fact. I encourage you to read this passage of Scripture for yourself, but here I will reiterate. Lot and Abraham was traveling together, with all their flocks, herds and livestock. Both had an abundance of animals, which was considered finances. If you owned an abundance of cattle and such, you were considered to be very rich. And of course Lot had an abundance of family as well. Abraham noticed that the land could not support them both, so they both had to choose what area they were going to dwell in.And in Verse :10
“Lot looked up and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan was well watered, like the garden of the LORD, (reference to the Garden of Eden. In another words, this place that Lot saw was like Heaven on earth in abundance of vegetation.) like the land of Egypt, (in those days) toward Zoar. (this was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah). Also Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men (,Lot and Abraham,) parted company: Abraham lived in the land of Canaan (Modern day Israel), while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tent near Sodom. Now men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.”
See the LORD tells us ahead of time what Sodom and Gomorrah were doing. Which tells us today that sin is the very core thing that God is concerned about. For He is Holy, and we are all sinners, not because we sin, but because of the sin nature in us all, that causes us to sin greatly against the LORD. God wants to have a relationship with all mankind, but sin separates us all from having that true intimacy that God has created all mankind to have with Him. This is the very reason why Jesus Christ, The Son of God was given, by the Father of Heaven and earth and the sea’s, and everything in them, to die on the cross for all who believe in Him as the Son of God, for the remission of sins, for those who believe. So each individual who chooses Christ Jesus can be reconciled to God. To turn away from sin and move towards that deep intimacy the God longs to have with us. But sin separates and robs all who have not repented, meaning to turn from our own wicked ways, and bow the knee to Jesus Christ as the Son of God, as the Savior. For Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life, no one can come to the Father except through Me, Jesus proclaims in: John 14:6.
The bad thing about Christianity today is that we have allowed false teachers and pastors to define/defile who we are and what we believe. Anything taught that compromises the Word of God in any slightest way is a lie. Or only taught half truth, which is still a lie. For half truth is a lie, and whole truth is truth. Like for example: God is Loving; Merciful; His loving kindness leads us to repentance. He is the God of second chances. He loves us unconditionally and so forth, which is fact and truth. But there is always a second side to the coin of truth, I always say. And that is, He is The True king, referred in the Holy Word of God in the Book of Psalms 45 and in Revelation 19:11-21: The King who will rule with an iron septure and dash people to pieces. He is judge according to John 5:22-30. He, referred to as the Lion of Judah in Revelation 5:5. And in the Book of Deuteronomy 32:39: God kills and God heals. This was a song that Moses wrote about the LORD and to the LORD known as: “The Song of Moses.” For Moses had a real and close relationship with God. (You can find this out by reading the Books of Exodus, Leviticus, Bits and pieces of Numbers and of course in Deuteronomy). In fact he had such a tight and awesome relationship with God Himself, that God considered Moses to Be His Prophet. A person who can hear directly from the Lord.
“See now that I Myself am He! (Notice the perentheses in this passage of Scripture here. God is speaking, which Moses is proclaiming here, what God said to Moses.) There is no god beside Me. I put to death and bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of My hand. I lift My hand to Heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever (meaning for all generations of mankind, from beginning to end. This does stand forever and ever for all eternity) When I sharpen My flashing sword and My hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on My adversaries and repay those who hate Me. I will make My arrows drunk with blood, while My sword devours flesh: The blood of the slain and the captives, the head of enemy leaders, (meaning it doesn’t matter who you are. You could be the mightiest of men, or the President of the United State of America. All who opposes God, rejects Jesus Christ His only Begotten Son, is going down in judgment. It’s not the strong who survives, but rather the saved will overcome. And finally God cannot lie. What ever He said in His word will take place. There is no error nor a lie in the entire Inspired Holy Word of God. Nor does God ever change) as it is written in:
Hebrews 6:13-18 (Concerning His Word, The Gospel message of Jesus Christ, The Abrahamic covenant.)
“When God made His promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for Him to swear by, He swore by Himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendents. And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all arguments. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of His purpose very clear to the heir of what was promised, He confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie.”
“I, the LORD do not change.”
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever.”
The sources of information in this segment of the compare and contrast of Rome and America comes from the Collires Encyclopedia Volume: 20, pages: 168-201. And the Nelson’s Illustrated Dictionary of the Bible pages, 921-924.
In the beginnings stages, Rome was a Republic Nation starting in 753 BC. when Rome was founded. They were a Republic nation up until the Imperial age of the Empire. In fact Rome was a world supper power, of much of the Known world, in that time period for many centuries before the fall and collapse of it’s power. The Empire of Rome reached as far North as Britain. As far south as the northern tip of Africa, including Egypt. As far east as Mesopotamia. And as far west as Spain, at the height of their power in 150 AD. America is also a Republic nation, as does our National “Pledge of the Allegiance” states:
“I pledge the allegiance, to the flag. Of the United States of America. And to the Republic, for which it stands. One Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
America is considered to be the super power of the modern day world. One of the trade capitals of the world is in New York. Rome was known for their pagan religions, But became the spiritual capital of Western Christendom.
America is/was??? The Christian spiritual capital of the world. There is no other nation in the world that has sent out more missionaries to preach the gospel message of Jesus Christ in all the world, other than America. America was founded by Christians, from Britain, and made laws based on Christian Biblical principles; values and morality. In short, our National Constitution and the Bill of Rights was created By Christians with Christian Biblical views. But is declining, in such morality, biblical principles and values, due to the straying away from God of all.
The Fall of Rome.
The Fall of Rome happened from the deterioration of their Imperial political system. Also caused by their vast expanse of territory, which of course is difficult to maintain rule, especially with war after war from: 395 through 476 AD. Rome was divided. It’s political system corrupt, which caused astronomical high taxation throughout that period which depressed all classes of the people. Morally, Rome was a sick society, even at the period where Rome became the Christian spiritual capital of the world, interesting enough. Does this sound so familiar. Does this not sound like America today?
Rome eventually lacked agriculture and trade commodities from the loss of the empire territories, through war. America is starting to face this same problem, not through war, but through technology. Like for example: In order to make Ethanol based fuels, we have to refine food products, such as corn, (although corn is not the best source of Ethanol, according to some research scientists of today.) You have to refine a lot of corn to make an x amount of fuel to support such a large population. America’s population is roughly estimated over 200 million. Corn is the bare basic staple of America. If you take away corn from the people, eventually people starve, especially cattle. Which forces farmers to feed their cattle some other food, and raise prices to cover the cost of food. Which in turn raises prices of food at the local markets, on top of taxation, which in turn starves the people. For they cannot afford it. Low income of farmer and high prices of gas as well as basic living needs, which forces farmers out of business, this can contribute to the lack agriculture as well.
There is seed shortage in America today, due to the scientific plant genetic alterations. Plants naturally are seed producing. But through genetic alterations, plants no longer produce seed, which causes seed shortage. This very thing that goes against the nature and design of God, and what God intended, (which proves His unconditional love for all mankind as well as all the rest of His creation. By providing food for all, in many different ways. Meat; seed; plant and root.) But of course, if there is no seed, their cannot be plant and root, for a source of food. If there is no plant, animals cannot eat to provide meat. If there is no plant nor animal, man starves to death. It is also a known fact that food prices inflates because of lack. These are the ultimate forms of immorality against the Sovereign God Almighty, the Creator. That is Idolatry. Believing that man is in control of all things, man is powerful and needs no God nor believes that God exists. This Nation is very guilty of this kind of corruption, even in the Village; Town; City; State and National Governments of America.
The Empire of Rome was depopulated due to the strangle hold of plagues as well as war. Now there are more people who die in car accidents per year alone, than in the war in Iraq. But diseases are rampant in America than in any other nation of the world. All sorts of STD’s are very rampant in this Nation. And people are dying of all kinds of diseases on a small scale, For example: Salmonella and E. Coli found in foods such as tomatoes and now beef products. The Hanta Virus, the Bird flu, West Nile Virus, and the flesh eating disease. These are just to name a few that we faced as a nation yet. And only a small portion of people died from any of these plagues. (If you want to check out the statistics of STD’s? check out cdc.gov ) Although, America is the opposite of Rome in this way. We increased and continues, while Rome decreased. But the rise of population can collapse America and it’s economic and social systems. Too many people, and the lack of jobs which ultimately will contribute to America’s fall. This is economic disaster.
And another thing about Rome, during the time of Nero Augustus, in 64 AD. Christians were heavily persecuted due to his insatiable appetite to persecute and to kill all the Christians in the entire Roman Empire, because of Nero’s intolerance to Christianity. Nero order Christians to be rounded up, sown into sacs and given to the wild dogs to eat alive. Christians were marched into frigid cold waters of the Roman shores during the winter months, and froze to death, under Nero’s orders. Or ultimately had burned them alive at the stake, which caused Rome to nearly burn down completely, while Nero Augustus blamed the burning of Rome on Christians, to make it look like the Christians were revolting. Which is not true of course. But, what is true is that Nero burned thousand of Christians in one nigh, that nearly destroyed Rome, causing it to burn down. (you can find this info in the “Foxes Book of Martyr’s,” which is mans historical account of martyrdom of true Christians.
America today is becoming increasingly and quickly, more and more intolerant of true Christianity and the Word of God, in quiet ways. Take for example, Roe Vs. Wade in the 70’s. Taking the right to pray in public schools. Taking the Word of God out public schools, which is the violation of the first amendment of the “Bill of Rights.” But yet they have the right to teach evolution freely, and teaching it in such a way that it is no longer theory, but fact. And doesn’t allow the other side to share the Biblical view points on that particular subject. I am here to tell you and to inform you that, evolution was never proven as fact. There doctrine is in constant change to make it into reality because, there are so many holes in the bucket, that it cannot hold water, the so-called claims of evolution. IT IS STILL THEORY EVEN TO THIS DAY. AND THEORY IS NOT FACT NOR TRUTH UNTIL PROVEN.
They can also freely teach secular humanism, which is the new American religion today. And shun God and His Word out of such discussions. This is one sided only. If American‘s claims to be the high minded-highly sophisticated and wise technological people, than we should have no problem listening to the other side. It should be a two-way road. But in reality, it is not. Secular humanists and homosexuals is, so-called teaching us, how to be tolerant. But they are hypocrites because, it is only one sided. They cannot tolerate the truth, they cannot tolerate God nor His Word, in short they cannot tolerate Christianity.
Or how about the 10 commandments more recently, which caused Roy Moore to lose His seat as judge, a couple of years ago. Or lets consider the State of Colorado, The Senate of Colorado is about to decide whether or not, to ban The Holy Inspired Word of God, Known as the “Holy Bible.” Because it is anti-homosexual. Which supports their new immoral Senate Bill 200, that was recently passed, which gives rights to homosexual, bi-sexual and transgender people, such as a male, who can now go into women’s restrooms as long as they feel like a woman, or in 24 hour fitness centers, can now go into women’s locker rooms and dress down with women, Or any other public places. And homosexual and bi-sexual and transgender women can go into men’s restrooms as long as they feel like a man.
This is about to open doors to all kinds of sexual immorality including, pedophilia and rape, because they are protected. If anyone tries to stop them in any way, an arrest can be made. Charges can be pressed. And the person who tried to stop them can get jail time. This bill is an absolute abomination in the Sight of the Living God, and of the people of the United State of America. Not to mention that Governor Ritter lied to the people, by not having this bill leak out into the news media until after it was signed. So truly the people of the State of Colorado had no idea, except for the corrupt politicians who passed this bill as well as the homosexual, bi-sexual and transgender people. And then, being so cowardly, Governor Ritter tried to cover up his signing of that bill. One of the reason‘s why he signed the bill in the first place is because, he is corrupt. He was bribed with large sums of money by homosexual activist groups, to sign the Senate Bill 200.
Rome and America is comparably the same if, no doubt the worst. America therefore is headed for absolute disaster and destruction. We are no different than Sodom and Gomorrah morally. God destroyed them due to their lascivious living and immorality. Rome was destroyed from within, morally and politically. America posses all these factors today. Including the perversion of family institution by all kinds. The destruction of family values. The perversion of marriage between a man and a woman, and the sacrifices of babies just for starters, which brings forth the collapse of societal and social structures. America, I believe is worse than Sodom; Gomorrah and Rome combined, and also believe, that it is proven. All of you can be sure of this:
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from the sinful nature will reap destruction; The one who sows to the please the Spirit, (that is the Holy Spirit of God; God Himself) from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”
With all that being said, we now, know that America is running a futile coarse, to collapse. We know in human history which by the way, always repeats itself, that when one empire collapses, another rises into power in it’s place. So who is the next civilization to rise?This is where the Word of God comes in, and informs all humanity, on things to come. And I am here to you, hat the anitchrist and his New World civilization is about to rise. Then fall, and christ Jesus, the son of God will come with all malice and judgment, to end all things as summed up in the entire Book of Revelation. Daniel Chapters 7;8;9:20-27;11:36-45;12 Joel 2:10&11; & verses 28-32; 3:1-13 and Amos 5:18-27 just for starters. So before all that takes place though, the antichrist system will take it’s place with it’s anitchrist laws. A one world nation, under their one world leader, under one world currency, and under his antichrist laws. This is the final frontier, of all the earth and of all human history. So get ready for the Lord Jesus, the Christ’s coming. He is coming very soon, to take His bride, the spotless church. Repent! And as the Word of God says in:
“Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But not a hair of your head shall be lost. By your patience possess your souls.”
The Destruction of Jerusalem
“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”
The Coming of the Son of Man
“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. (Here is the point) Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
Redemption is promised to those who believe in Jesus, the Christ as the Son of God, who puts there hope and trust in Him, and The Father, God Almighty, and lives for Him. Money nor any other possessions cannot save. Military power cannot save. No political system in the world cannot save. There is only one who can, and that is the Lord Jesus the Christ, The Son of God. Is there any Hope?
(to be continued in the next blog….)