PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Elijah
 
Comments: 30
Article views: 963
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Elijah's badges.
 

Sodom and Gomorrah's dirty little secrets!

12 July 2013, 13:11

What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you see the names of those two ancient cities? Keep that to yourself. They were unique in that they were destroyed by fire and brimstone that rained down from heaven. What was it that caused this extraordinary form of judgment?

We are introduced to these cities in as early as in the Book of Genesis. Conflict arose between the herdsmen of Abram and Lot. Uncle Abram, knowing that the problem was that there is not enough land for both their flocks, decided to give Lot the option to choose which way he would like to go. He said: If you go left, then I will go to the right. Lot had a look chose the lush and fertile plains of Jordan.

But let’s take a step back for a moment. In Gen 6:2 we read that ‘the sons of God (fallen angels) saw the daughters of men that they were beautiful’ had intercourse with them and produced a mix breed called ‘giants’ but really the word is ‘nephilim.’ This strange development is noticed by Lord and it states in Gen 6:5: ‘Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.’ Thus these fallen beings ‘did not keep to their domain’ as the Book of Jude points out but caused a genetic corruption, which brought about this exceedingly wicked behaviour.

We are told that Lot pitched his tent as far as Sodom. Up to that point Sodom is just another ancient city. But then this comment in Gen 13:13: ‘But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful against the Lord.’ Things were going on there that got Heaven’s attention. What was so unusual about their sin?

One day as Abraham was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day, the Lord appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre. He probably dozed off and when he opened his eyes again, there were three men right there. Now  Abraham was a very generous man and he immediately jumped up, humbled himself and offered the men some refreshments. Did he know they were angels? Maybe. He ran and told Sarah to prepare cakes. He then took butter and milk and meat which they prepared and set it before them. It says that he stood by them as they ate.  Suddenly ‘they’ say to him: ‘Where is Sarah your wife?’ He probably thought to himself: how did they know her name? Anyway, he is then informed that she will have a son, despite being passed the age of childbearing. They said they will return at some point in the future and by that time she will have a son!? But it looked like the men had other business also to take care of, because when they got up, they looked toward Sodom.

He is also informed that the ‘outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great.’ Now Abraham was very aware of the fact that his nephew was there in Sodom. And so a fascinating negotiation starts and they agreed that if there are ten righteous people, then the city will not be destroyed. We see that Lot offered the angels the same hospitality upon their arrival in Sodom. They initially declined his offer, but agreed in the end after he strongly insisted that they sleep over at his house. Lot also prepared a feast for them.

And then this strange interruption just as they were about to go to bed. The men ‘both old and young’ of the city had come to request that Lot delivers to them ‘ the men that came tonight so we can know them carnally.’ They were saying, bring them out as we want to have sex with them. Now how sick and utterly perverse is that?! Little did they know who they were dealing with here. The angels were sent to destroy Sodom even before this bizarre behaviour, but obviously came to rescue Abraham’s family. Yes, if he did not intervene then it would have been game over for Lot!

Anyway, the next morning the angels told them to flee for their lives. They were not supposed to look back or stay in the plains but flee to the mountain, or get destroyed. Lot’s wife did look back and became a pillar of salt. And then this unprecedented form of judgment: fire and brimstone rained down from heaven!

Could this aggressive unnatural behaviour be the result of the influence of the nephilim? Do we have any of this genetic alteration going on today? Is transhumanism just a fancy name for what happened back there in Sodom? Popular movie theme in recent years. Must we prepare for the ‘ubermensch’ or not yet? 

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
30 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Michelle Geldenhuys
EFF in Revenge!

My manifesto is simple: Love your fellow South African Read more...

0 comments 56 views
Submitted by
Pierre Willemse
Cricket World Cup - can we do it?

Since the Proteas world cup squad has been announced the big question in everybody's lips has been can this team go all the way? Read more...

16 comments 1034 views
Submitted by
Holly
No comments on Selebi?

Who's running News24? In a pathetic attempt to silence their voices News24 allowed no comments on his passing. Read more...

31 comments 1673 views
Submitted by
Craig Pedersen
The man who destroyed the police

I shall mourn the passing of an institution that once served with pride and dignity. Read more...

44 comments 11953 views
Submitted by
Al Lovejoy
The View From the Scrapyard

I am gainfully employed in the Waste, Recycling and Scrap-metal Industry. Or, as the title implies – I work in a scrapyard.  Read more...

13 comments 1856 views
Submitted by
Nenzi Nens
Look at yourself, not the foreign...

There are foreigners in countries all over the world, legal and illegal. No citizen has a right to get those foreigners out of the country, only authorities. Read more...

11 comments 441 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.