Now that the horse is out of the barn and proudly prancing in some parade or another many a Christian has seen fit to take to the internet and decry the ease with which thousands of years of precedent, Biblical council, and human reason were dispatched in order to facilitate the whims of a handful of deviant individuals.
As one would expect, the comparisons with Sodom have been plentiful, and I have yet to read an article on the topic that was able to keep itself from quoting the now infamous, ‘if God doesn’t soon bring judgment upon America, He’ll have to go back and apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!’, widely attributed to Billy Graham, but whose actual originator was his wife Ruth.
I realize the following may be a shock to the system, but we’ve got Sodom and Gomorrah beat by more than a nose, or to use racing parlance, by more than a lap.
Cringe worthy as it may sound, we have surpassed both Sodom and Gomorrah in dark deeds for one specific yet undeniable reason: not only have we embraced sin wholesale, we have set upon exporting it to the world, and putting pressure on lesser countries to embrace the selfsame sin!
Sodom’s sins were contained to Sodom. Sodom did not have ambassadors offering financial incentives, immigrant visa packages, and interest free loans if only the nation in question would validate perversion and call it normal.
Sodom’s sins were its own, and there was a noticeable delineation between the men of Sodom, and the one righteous man also inhabiting the city. The Sodomites just wanted the men who came to visit Lot. They didn’t demand Lot deny his God, or bake them a cake to celebrate their depravity.
We have supposedly Christian denominations telling their parishioners things which are antithetical to Scripture, demanding they toe the line and stick to the prescribed talking points, all in a mad rush to be seen as tolerant of sin rather than obedient of God.
We are, by far, worse than Sodom because we have made countless little ones to stumble by removing repentance from our lexicon of oft repeated words. We have grieved the heart of God not in ignorance but with the full knowledge of what His Word says.
We have abandoned truth, and once more betrayed the Lord for far less than thirty pieces of silver, while the hirelings continue to repeat the lies they’ve contrived in order to continue living lives of duplicity and hypocrisy, wholly devoid of righteousness or sanctification.
We are, by far, worse than Sodom because we chose to trample upon the blood of the only begotten Son of God as though it were some worthless thing, all in the name of a perverted definition of love. We have turned our backs to true love – a love the men of Sodom were never privy to – and embraced a counterfeit all the while celebrating our depravity.
So the next time you hear someone comparing America to Sodom, realize we’ve surpassed them in many ways, and by the time the tale is told and the final nail is hammered into the coffin of what was once America, we will have surpassed them in every way.
Matthew 18:6-7, “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believes in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to the man by whom the offense comes!”
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.