Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. ‣ Although this man has gained a Ph.D in Theology and ancient biblical languages, he does not know that it was Jesus who came to Sodom to destroy the city for their sexual perversion. Lot was the nephew of Abraham, who chose to live in the city of Sodom. And again, as was his custom, he taught them. Then he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he journeyed on from the Negeb as far as Bethel to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, to the place where he had made an altar at the first. And his concubine was unfaithful to him, and she went away from him to her father's house at Bethlehem in Judah, and was there some four months. In verse 24, Jesus informs these men that they, and all people, will die in their sins unless they all repent and turn to Him for their salvation. So he took butter and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree as they ate. ‣ And if not, I will know.”. Regarding the time of Lot, Jesus said, “They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all” (verses 28-29). Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. NOTES: The Genesis text. Abraham was then visited by the preincarnate Christ who was accompanied by two “angels” (19:1) And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. The following is an excerpt from The MacArthur New Testament Commentary on Matthew 11. God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of homosexuality.” Graham concluded his post by quoting Romans 1:24-27. The Pharisees understood Jesus claim; this is why the took up stones to kill him. Matthew 10:14-15: Jesus implied that the sin of the people of Sodom was to be inhospitable to strangers. God is also Just and will not permit evil to continue forever. The angels were cast into hell for their sin. They instruct Lot to gather his family and leave the city immediately. Peter was referencing the text from Genesis 19 where Jesus, Yahweh, the Lord, destroyed the men of Sodom and Gomorrah: When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, “Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city.”  —Genesis 19:15. Whatever the Father has done, Jesus will do. In the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, these kings made war with Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar). If, however, there are at least ten who are righteous, then those ten should be spared from God’s judgment. As the LORD tells Abraham what He is about to do, Abraham thinks of his nephew, Lot, who lives in Sodom. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Jesus took the form of a servant, and completed the sacrifice required for all of man’s sin. And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? One of the chief difficulties that are found in the text of the Old Testament today is the portions of scripture which describe the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? Same-sex sin is no different from any other sin. B And when the girl's father saw him, he came with joy to meet him. He needed a city, a powerful and prosperous city to make him feel safe and secure. ‣ So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. (Read Genesis 19:1-29) The judgment and the salvation Say to them: “As I live,” says the Lord GOD, “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Abraham begged for God to relent. Sodom and Gomorrah are sometimes used to symbolize some of man's worst sins and God's righteous judgment of such perverse behavior. We are told that "the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly" (Genesis 13:13). Many in the LGBTQ community allege that these two cites were not destroyed because of homosexual sin but for their inhospitality to the two angels. Sodom (hebräisch סדום) und Gomorra (hebräisch עמורה; andere Schreibweisen: Gomorrha, englisch Gomorrah) sind zwei in der Bibel genannte Städte, die den Mittelpunkt einer Erzählung bilden. “Remember Lot’s wife!” He said. Jesus can apparently see her sincere heart of repentance and tells her that He will also not condemn her; but to make certain that she does not commit adultery again. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. Abraham’s insistence to the LORD was clear; If the men of Sodom and Gomorrah are wicked, then judgment should come. Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.” Then the Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon! — Luke 10:12. S The entire population of the earth during the time of Noah, perished. N )”  — By Rev. In reality, God is always far more patient with us than we would ever be with anyone, ourselves. The discerning individual will look further into God’s Word to comprehend what Jesus meant. ‣ C The great I AM, is who Jesus is claiming to be, there is no mistake. They were haughty and did an abomination before me. Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality. The angels have seen enough. Then the LORD appeared to Abraham by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. No person has to be lost, but every one of us must repent from our sins and turn to Jesus, if we will be saved. There is great concern that the LORD is going to these two cities because of the great sin that has been taking place, and destroy all those who live there. In the Genesis account, God reveals to Abraham that Sodom and Gomorrah are to be destroyed for their grave sins (18:20). The Bible itself is a veritable galaxy of fan theories from different prophets on what exactly the heck God was trying to say by blowing up Sodom in such a dramatic fashion. All sin keeps us from eternal life. After the angels received the hospitality of Abraham and Sarah, the Lord reveals to Abraham that he would confirm what he had heard against Sodom and Gomorrah, "and because their sin is very grievous." Ezekiel 16:48 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful As I live, declares the Lord God , your sister Sodom and her daughters have not done as you and your daughters have done. Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the LORD. Sodom and Gomorrah are very More than Geological Layers Ron found a road that had been cut through some of the whitish material and the freshly exposed interior of the material displayed a layering effect which swirled in such a manner as to make it obvious that these were more than geological layers. Jesus is on His way to Sodom and Gomorrah to see if the evil that has been taking place there, is really happening. —John 8:56-59. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. God had … And she brought him into her father's house. This is a truly incredible text from the Old Testament. Jesus was so angry with the Pharisees that he was using this illustration of extreme sin from the Sodom and Gomorrah story to tell them they were worse than them. Jude 7 talks about a first century Jewish legend that the women of Sodom had sex with male angels. Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord. When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. He lived a perfect and sinless life for thirty-three and one-half years. Abraham does not ask the LORD for mercy for these two cities; he already knows what has been taking place there and that the evil alleged, is true. This debate continues until Abraham asks the LORD a hypothetical question: “what if there is only ten righteous in Sodom and Gomorrah, would the LORD destroy these persons along with the guilty-wicked? They believed that Jesus was just a man, while He claimed to be God. Jesus references Sodom and Gomorrah in the Gospels, with great sadness, when he said that Chorazin and Bethsiada, would go the same way as Sodom and Gomorrah and cease to exist. He is perfect in righteousness and can never do anything wrong. The Talmud explains that as well: 11. Jesus used the tradition of the fellowship meal to explain that the Church consists of sinners who are saved by Grace, not because of their meritorious behavior (Matt. “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. And all these joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea). 8 Yes, Lot was a righteous man who was tormented in his soul by the wickedness he saw and heard day after day. Whatever God has promised, Jesus will bring it to completion. And David sent and inquired about the woman. The quotation from Luke 10:12 records the same event but from Luke's Gospel. Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. “Though Jesus was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Sodom and Gomorrah, along with three other cities, formed a large settlement at the terminus of the Jordan River. Jesus appears to Moses as “The Angel of the Lord.”, Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. —2 Peter 3:9. You’re in a conversation about the Bible and homosexuality, and someone says to you, “God didn’t punish Sodom and Gomorrah for homosexuality. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Numbers 14:18. These have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations; I also will choose harsh treatment for them and bring their fears upon them, because when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, they did not listen; but they did what was evil in my eyes and chose that in which I did not delight.”, Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, “The Lord will surely separate me from his people”; and let not the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.”. Blog, A Following this line of deduction—if both the Messiah (in Psalms 97:9) and Jesus (in the Book of Philippians) are called God (there is only one) and both are exalted above all other gods, then they are logically one and the same. Jesus now continues on His journey with the two angels, to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”  —Genesis 18:23-25. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Otherwise, the judgement of this woman will reside with God, who will decide her ultimate fate. And he overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. Notice in V25 Jesus … When Jesus spoke to the leaders of Israel He called Himself by the name “I AM,” and these men knew what Jesus was affirming; He claimed to be the Eternal God. ‣ Luke 17:29 is talking about the end of the world and the second coming in answer to the Pharisees question, "When would the kingdom of God come?" As we begin chapter 18 of Genesis, we find Jesus, the LORD, once again appearing before Abram at Mamre. Then the LORD (Jesus) rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the LORD out of the heavens. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant's house and spend the night and wash your feet. Topical Bible If you are willing and obedient…”  —Isaiah 1:18 (UKJV), The LORD is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He by no means clears the guilty. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. He is coming with two angels who will destroy Sodom and Gomorrah in a short time. ... And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again. —Genesis 18:1-2. This story is made increasingly important by the presence of Jesus Himself as the one who is bringing this judgement by His two angels. After each man, from the oldest to the youngest, drop the stones that were in their hands and walk away; Jesus tells the woman that there is no one remaining to condemn her. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. Even in … For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)—then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The purpose of all of God’s laws are to preserve and protect our lives and make it possible for each one of to experience a full and abundance during our time here on earth. And his father-in-law, the girl's father, made him stay, and he remained with him three days. If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. ... Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. We know that this is true because of the clear language of Jesus in John chapter 8, where He calls Himself “I AM, and the name “LORD” that is given to the man who is with the two angels that comes to Abraham’s home. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Jesus informs these leaders of Israel that He has the authority to judge all sins because He is God, who is the author of every law. ‣ The reason that this is important is that many today are claiming that Jesus never said anything negative about two gay men living in a loving, heterosexual relationship. You shall not walk in their statutes. Jude states that it was Jesus who went to Sodom and Gomorrah with the two angels. Thus when the text says that “the men [ha’anashim] turned away and went toward Sodom” and that the Lord remained with Abraham, and then further that only “two messengers” (19:1) came to Sodom, it seems to follow that one of the men must have stayed behind with Abraham. He left us an example so that no one would ever be confused about this issue. What we can say here is that this rejection of the disciples and their preaching is far worse than the punishment and condemnation of Sodom and Gomorrah for their sexual violations, and on the day of judgment will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town. This question has given rise to several speculations about the identity of the one man who does not visit Sodom. Although Sodom and Gomorrah would not repent so that the LORD could withhold His judgment, in the next chapter; we see that the citizens of Nineveh heard the Lord, responded, and turned from their sins. So I removed them, when I saw it. Now, we begin to see the purpose of second part of this journey that the LORD has made with two of His angels. [2] Whatever the Father is, Jesus is. The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. And there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. D : 2 Peter 6-8: Peter mentions that God destroyed the adults and children of Sodom because the former were ungodly, unprincipled and lawless. P Jesus didn’t come to promote sin, He came to save us from sin. … : Jude, Verse 7: Jude disagreed with Jesus and Ezekeiel; he wrote that Sodom… The biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah is found in Genesis 18 and 19. ‣ Are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” There were other sins in addition to sexual ones. Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak but once more: Suppose ten should be found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of ten.”  —Genesis 18:32. We have not seen or heard from Jesus during the time that the angels are in the cities to gather Lot and his daughters. Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town. Unless otherwise indicated, all content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Lot made that move, because as is seen earlier in Genesis, he did not trust God to keep him safe and secure. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves. Here, we see clear evidence that Jesus Himself was actively involved in the complete destruction of the men who lived in homosexual relationships in Sodom and Gomorrah. In response to this realization, Abraham begins to question the Lord regarding what will happen when He arrives at Sodom and Gomorrah. Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” John 8:9-11. As when Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring cities were overthrown, says the Lord, no man shall dwell there, no man shall sojourn in her. Understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers. Their bodies will be seen in Jerusalem, a city whose spiritual state is likened to those who inhabited Sodom (Revelation 11:8). Then the Lord (Yahweh) rained down fire and burning sulfur from the sky on Sodom and Gomorrah. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”. Die Bedeutung der Namen ist nicht gesichert, ebenso wenig die genaue Lage der Städte. ‣ Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. It is a grave error to believe that God will not judge the sins of same-sex couples, nor to believe that He accepts those who are in these relationships because they love each other. —Exodus 3:1-2, Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”  —Exodus 3:13-14, The words I AM are the eternal name for God, as established by the Old Testament. God has kept them securely chained in prisons of darkness, waiting for the great day of judgment. This was not a day in which Jesus was pleased. The Lord informed Abraham that "the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous" ( Genesis 18:20 ). V Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.” Matthew 10:15–6; see also Luke 10:11–2. For which of those works do you stone Me?” The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”  —John 10:30-33. To ensure that not one person would be lost, Jesus came into the world as was born as a human being. ‣ Sodom and Gomorrah and their fiery fate crop up in the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament, in the Torah, and in the Quran. The story of the judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah is told in Genesis 18–19. ‣ ‣ 'Worse than Sodom?' The purpose of this visit to Abraham and Sarah, is to confirm the earlier promise of the Lord to give this aging couple a son that will come from their own bodies. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” If there was any doubt about what Jesus is really saying, the statement “before Abraham was, I AM,” makes Jesus statement absolutely clear. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; For the look on their faces bears witness against them; they proclaim their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And he left there and went to the region of Judea and … Jesus, in pre-incarnate form as a man, appears to Abraham to inform Him that He is going to have a son, who will bring Jesus the Messiah into the world. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Jesus was not simply stating that He was one with the Father, in the way that we are seeking to be one with the Lord; in unity. No portion of the text or images on this site may be copied, printed, or stored in a retrieval system without the written permission of the author, Robert Clifton Robinson, Follow Robert Clifton Robinson on WordPress.com. The Genesis 19 account of Sodom and Gomorrah is a story of attempted gang rape of two "outsiders." ‣ There is great concern that the LORD is going to these two cities because of the great sin that has been taking place, and destroy all those who live there. Bring them out to us that we may have sex with them.” So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him, and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly! —Genesis 18:16-17, Because Abraham has believed what God has told him, regarding the birth of a son in his old age, the LORD views Abraham as a righteous man. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment. Here, Jesus makes it clear that He was on the earth during the time that Abraham was alive, speaking to him. So Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the Negeb. Later, Peter in his second epistle, described this event amongst others that were a part of God’s judgement for sin. He is the Creator of all that exists and He made the universe by simply speaking. This was grounds to stone Him to death, according to the law of blasphemy. They did according to all the abominations of the nations that the Lord drove out before the people of Israel. ~2 Peter 2:6-8. And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar. Yes the LORD does have a right to destroy these two cities for their unrepentant sin, but would the justice of a righteous and Holy God, also destroy those who are not guilty of these sins and believe in God? Jesus is appearing to Abram and Sarai to tell them that in their old age, they will have a son who will be the beginning of a long line of descendants that will lead to the promised Messiah. I AM… whatever you need in your life… I will become… whatever you need in your life…. This is Jesus, before He came to earth and took the permanent body of a man as the Messiah, appearing to Abraham. Now all these things (from the O/T) happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come…  —1 Corinthians 10:11. Genesis chapter 18 records the Lord and two angels coming to speak with Abraham. Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, ... Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”, But on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all—. And in removing Lot from Sodom before destroying it, God created a model of the Rapture of the Church, which has to be removed from the time and place of judgment ahead of time ( Luke 17:28-29 ). Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. Jude confirms that it was Jesus who brought judgment to the rebellious Hebrews in Exodus, the angels who disobeyed God, and the men of Sodom and Gomorrah who were “filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion.”, So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later he destroyed those who did not remain faithful. There was no point in time when God came into existence. For Jerusalem has stumbled, and Judah has fallen, because their speech and their deeds are against the Lord, defying his glorious presence. If by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; The sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine. The New Testament Greek translation of Jesus as Lord, was understood by those who translated the Greek text into English, as the same person referred to in the Old Testament as Yahweh, or Jehovah, the LORD. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? And one said, “Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. Then she returned to her house. Sunday, June 30, 2019 [Jesus, to the seventy-two disciples, referring to any town that rejects the disciples and his message:] "I assure you, even wicked Sodom will be better off than such a town on judgment day." The fullest accounting of the "sin" of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Old Testament is in the book of Ezekiel: "This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy" … The most common explanation is that the “man” is a “christophany,” that is, an appearance of the Second Person of the Trinity in human form, before the Incarnation. ... To keep you from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words. His intelligence and knowledge are unlimited. (Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) For one who has died has been set free from sin. M He punished them for inhospitality or promiscuity.” What would you say? Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. These men reject Jesus claim to be God and accuse Him of blasphemy. The Lord had said, "the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and … An excellent wife who can find? — Luke 10:12 NLT. – Genesis 13:13 Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled. Let's start with Ezekiel 16:49 , which reads, in full: "Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy." Further evidence of this fact is observed by the Apostle Paul when he speaks of Jesus as “God” while taking the form of a man to become a bondservant and dying for the sins the world. In the name I AM, God is stating that He has no beginning and no end; He simply exists and always has existed. And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” Genesis 18:10. It has never been the desire of God that any of us should perish. Are in the city of Sodom and Gomorrah to see if the three men standing. 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