The Sins Of Sodom

It is written:

“Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. 50  And they were haughty and committed abomination before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit.” (Ezekiel 16:49-50)

The sins of Sodom and Gomorrah were diverse and extensive. Mixing paganism with various sexual sins, the ancient Hebrew history book-the book of Jasher-tells us more about the practice of these cities:

Jasher 18:12-15-“And they had in their land a very extensive valley, about half a day’s walk, and in it there were fountains of water and a great deal of herbage surrounding the water. And all the people of Sodom and Gomorrah went there four times a year, with their wives and children and all belonging to them, and they rejoiced there with tambourines and dances. And in the time of rejoicing they would all rise and lay hold of their neighbor’s wives, and some, the virgin daughters of their neighbors, and they enjoyed them, and each man saw his wife and daughter in the hands of his neighbor and did not say a word. And they did so from morning to night, and they afterward returned home each man to his house; so they always did four times in the year.”

There is much that we can learn from the example of Sodom and Gomorrah. God called them to repentance, and desires their salvation, as He does the salvation of all sinners (Ezekiel 18:23).

Will you not today turn to the Lord and be saved (Acts 2:37-47)? Or will you not as a baptized believer who has left the Lord, return to Him in repentance and prayer (1 John 1:8-2:2)?

The churches of Christ stand ready to assist you.

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