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.
Sodom And Gomorrah
The facts about Sodom and Gomorrah starts in the Book of Genesis 18 from the Holy Bible, 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 Most High found in, Genesis chapters 12;15;18; 21-22.
And as the LORD was about to leave Abraham, He revealed 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:
Genesis 18:20 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:
Genesis 6:5-6 The LORD saw how great man’s (humanity’s) 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 has also.
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 the next two chapters. Now back to Genesis 18, Abraham pleaded with LORD 6 times to spare the two 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 (Genesis 12:5). And Lot of course invited them into his home to stay there, for Lot knew what kind of a 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, they had invented Sodomy. This is where we get this particular word from. Also as we examine the narrative, Sodom seems to be an all male society. But it wasn’t.
Sodom and Gomorrah were much like any other society, where there were women who lived in this city, including Lots wife and daughters. Therefore, I believe women were among the numbers here.
But the reason why women were not mentioned in this narritive is simply because, it’s not Jewish custom to mention it. For the man Adam came first, then his wife Eve.
I only mentioned this, just to give you some Jewish cultural background of the Holy Bible, to help us to better understand the Word of God. So it would be safe to say, a lot of these men would have been married and with their wives and children. This is why there were young men with the old.
Perhaps, sons with their parents, grand parents and or lovers, which suggests their sexual preferences such as the acts of rape, incest, spouse swaping, bi-sexuality, pedophilia, and homosexuality. And the amount of people who were there would also indicate they were into orgy sexuality
This narrative seems to be showing us the reality of a grotesque snapshot of a fallen “anything goes,” sexually charged, open society. Bold and unashamed heathen, perverted sex worshippers. Does this sound familiar? Does this sound like America today?
Let’s 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 whatever you like with them.
What Lot was suggesting is as wicked as any sin under the sun
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.
suggesting torturous sexual murder to Lot if he don’t do what they demand
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.
Judgment On Sodom And Gomorrah
Genesis 19:12 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 its people is so great that He has sent us to destroy it.
Before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, being rich in mercy has given Lots family a second chance. To make this factual story short, all his household (Lot, Lots wife and his two daughters) fled and had survived, all but one and that is Lots wife.
Before their fleeing away, the LORD had warned them beforehand “Not to Look back.” But Lots wife did and became a pillar of salt as judgment from the Lord (Genesis 19:17-26).
Genesis 19:23-26 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, or a freak volcano erupted and destroyed the cities. No, the LORD is claiming His own responsibly, for having done this to Sodom and Gomorrah because of their wickedness.
Verse: 25-26 thus He overthrew those 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.
Notice again, the LORD overthrew the two cities and killed all the inhabitants and the vegetation as well. Again God claims boldly His own responsibility of what He has done, because the wickedness of man in those cities.
Also it is mentioned in Genesis 19:29 that God had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. This testifies a lesson for us today: there are consequences for every sin mankind commits if un-repented. It’s never left unpunished.
And when God destroys something, nothing is left standing as Humankind will one day witness according to 2 Peter 3:1-12 & Revelation 20:9-11; 21:1.
The LORD mentions the destruction of vegetation for another reason. If you ever visit today the sites where Sodom and Gomorrah once stood according to the address given of its location, the surrounding area is now barren.
We know that these areas has thrived with an abundance of vegetation at one point in time since it was mentioned. In fact they were considered to be a huge oases amongst the desert regions. Genesis 13 conveys this fact. I encourage you to read the whole chapter 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 in those days. 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 the both of them, for they both were very blessed. So they both had to choose what area they were going to dwell in. Abraham gave Lot the choice what direction to go. And whatever Lot chose, Abraham will go the opposite direction
Genesis 13:10 Lot looked up and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan was well watered, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, 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 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.
So Lot chose the well-watered gardens of sinful Sodom. Thus Sodom and Gomorrah were, till God destroyed them both. Notice also the LORD tells us ahead of time what Sodom and Gomorrah were doing prior to its judgments in Genesis 19.
Which tells us today that sin is the very core issue that God is concerned about. For He is Holy, and we are all born into sin, not because we sin, but because of the adamic sin nature in us all, that causes us to sin greatly against the LORD.
God wants to have a close relationship with all mankind, but sin separated 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 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 Jesus Christ can be reconciled to God. To turn away from sin and move towards that deep intimacy that God longs to have with us through Jesus Christ.
But sin separates and robs all, including God, to have that personal relationship He longs for. Because He cannot have fellowship with sinners who have not repented, meaning to turn from our own wicked ways, and bow the knee to Jesus Christ as the Son of God, Savior and Lord.
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 this new contemporary Christianity today, is that we have allowed false teachers and pastors to define and defile who we are and what we believe.
Anything that compromises the doctrines of the Holy Bible 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 and so forth, which is fact and truth. But there is always a second side to the coin of truth.
Jesus Christ is The True King, referred in the Holy Bible, the Book of Psalms 45 and in Revelation 19:11-21. The King who will rule with an iron Scepter and dash people to pieces. He is judge according to John 5:22-30. Jesus Christ is 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.
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.
Deuteronomy 32:39-42 “See now that I Myself am He!
Notice the parentheses 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
This statement of God does stand forever and ever for all eternity because God cannot die, He is eternal
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
So we see here, that God created and will put end to all life regardless what you believe about God. The same God who say’s in Deuteronomy 32:35 and Romans 12:9 “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay saith the LORD.”
Another lesson we can surely take from here, it doesn’t matter who you are. You could be the mightiest of all men, the President of any country or the poorest person who do not have 2 halves of a penny to rub together.
All who rejects Jesus Christ, God’s only Begotten Son, opposes and hates God Himself and is going down in judgment eventually, it’s just a mater of time. It’s not the strong who survives, but rather, the just shall be saved, and the saved will overcome and be glorified with Jesus Christ in all eternity.
The sources of information in this next segment of the compare and contrast of Rome, comes from the Colliers 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 for many centuries before the fall and collapse of its 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.
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 became divided, it’s political system corrupt, which caused astronomical high taxation throughout that period, which depressed all classes of people.
Morally, Rome was a sick society, even at the period where Rome became the Christian spiritual capital of the world. 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’s territories through war.
Also the Empire of Rome was depopulated due to the strangle hold of plagues as well as war. Rome was known for their pagan religions, but became the spiritual capital of Western Christendom.
Rome, during the time of Nero Augustus, in 64 AD, Christians were heavily persecuted due to his insatiable appetite to persecute and to murder all the Christians in the entire Roman Empire, due to 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 off 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.
This of course is not true. But what is true, is that, Nero burned a thousand Christians in one night that nearly destroyed Rome, causing it to burn down. You can find this info in the “Foxes Book of Martyr’s,” which is man’s historical account of martyrdom of true Christianity.
Much like Rome, America is also a Republic nation, as does our National Pledge of the Allegiance” states:
“I pledge 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 also considered to be the super power of the modern day world. One of the trade capitals of the world is in New York. And much like Rome then, America today is starting to face similar economic problems through the continuous expenditures of war and inflation.
Like for example: America’s population is just over 300 million, and as long as the cost of farming and loan interest rates for farmers continues to rise, the cost of food will also go up on top of taxation as well. Which in turn can bring a new kind of famine, because low income families can’t afford to eat.
Low income of farmer’s and high prices of gas and oil, as well as basic living needs, forces farmers out of business. This can contribute to the lack of agriculture.
A sudden rise of population can collapse America and its economic and social systems. Too many people, and the lack of jobs which ultimately will contribute to America’s fall. This is an economic disaster when you have too many consumers and not enough producers.
Rome suffered loss of population due to plagues. In America, diseases are rampant than in any other nation of the world. All sorts of STD’s are plaguing this Nation (If you want to check out the statistics of STD’s? check out cdc.gov).
People are dying of all kinds of diseases like, salmonella and e-coli found in foods such as tomatoes, lettuce and now beef products. Cancer’s. 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.
Rome started as a pagan society and became a Christian state in the Apostle Paul’s day. 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 England, 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 and becoming a pagan society by the lack of truth, morality, Biblical principles and values, due to the straying away from God of all. America today is becoming increasingly and quickly, more and more intolerant of true Christianity and the Holy Bible (the Word of God).
Take for example, Roe vs. Wade in the 70’s. Taking the right to pray and the Holy Bible out public schools, which is the violation of the first amendment of the Constitution of the United State of America, 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, evolution was never proven as fact. Their doctrine is in constant change, trying to make it into reality. Because it is all based upon opinions, presumptions and perspective rather than real physical evidence.
EVOLUTION IS STILL THEORY EVEN TO THIS DAY. AND THEORY IS NOT FACT ONLY FICTION, UNTIL PROVEN. AND THE WORLD IS STILL WAITING.
On the other hand, the Holy Bible is proven time and again to be totally and completely accurate and factual through real evidence discovered in Archeology, man’s recorded History. In Medical and DNA studies, and through cosmology, Mathematics, etc.
So now days, American School curriculum, freely teach secular humanism only, which is becoming the “new American religion” today. And shun’s God and His Word out of such discussions.
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, and 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 let’s consider the State of Colorado, the Senate is about to decide whether to ban The Holy Spirit inspired Holy Bible from the State or not.” Due to its anti-homosexual and anti-sin teachings.
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 at a 24 hour fitness centers, can a man now go into a 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 rooms 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 groups.
And then, being so cowardly, Governor Ritter tried to cover up his signing of the SB-200. One of the reasons 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 into law.
Rome and America is comparably the same. If America continues down this road as Rome has, than it is in no doubt headed for absolute disaster and destruction just like Rome. 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 possess all these same factors and then some today. Including the perversion of family institution by all kinds, the destruction of family values. And the perversion of marriage between a man and a woman just like Sodom and Gomorrah.
If America contiue’s down this path, it will bring forth the collapse of sound societal and social structure. America, I believe is worse than Sodom; Gomorrah and Rome combined because we have gone further than what these nations were doing, due to the technological advancements that those nations past were not capable of doing then, such as abortions.
And what’s worse than that? Using the barbaric act of partial birth abortions as a form of birth control. The perversion of politics and the judicial systems to pass ungodly laws that protects sin, is unquestionably the farthest any Nation in History has ever gone yet.
Straying from God and morality is heading for complete and total disaster. And what will become of such a Nation?
Galatians 6:7-8 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 please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
With all that being said, we now know that America is running a futile course to collapse. We know human history teaches us today, when one empire collapses, another rises into power in its place.
We also know history will always repeats itself when a generation is either not taught correctly or is apathetic to the past and forgets God in the present.
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 tell you, that the antichrist and his “New World” civilization is about to rise and then fall.
After that, Jesus Christ, the son of God will return according to the Book of Revelation 8-19. Daniel Chapters 7;8;9:20-27; 11:36-45; 12 Joel 2:10-11 and verses 28-32; chapter 3:1-13 and Amos 5:18-27 just for starters.
So before all that takes place though, the antichrist system will take its place with its antichrist laws. A one world nation, under their one world leader, under a one world currency. This is the final frontier, of all the earth and of all human history.
So get ready for the Lord Jesus Christ’s coming. He is coming very soon, to take His bride, the spotless church first. Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand, as the Word of God warns us all of what’s now and ahead:
Luke 21:10-29 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 Christ as the Son of God. Of those who puts there hope and trust in Him, and of The Father, God Most High, and lives for Him.
Money nor any other possessions cannot save. Military power cannot save. No political system in the world has no lasting answers and cannot save. There is only one who can, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ, The Son of God. Is there any Hope, Yes Jesus Christ is the Answer!
(To be continued in the next blog…. Repent Or Perish)