It disgusts me to no end to hear people, like stupid poll-parrot, respond that Yahweh is a vengeful and hateful God and that He is blood thirsty and stuff like that. The pity of it is that so many of the Judeo-Christians will not defend Him or speak out against that and some of the unspeakable evil that is being done today in America. Neither do the traitors in the pulpits of America, who like to call themselves the servants of God. Well they are the servants of a god but which god do they serve for it is not the Yahweh of the Children of Israel.
So you ask, “ How does one reconcile the God of love and mercy, who gave His own son to die that sinful man might live, with the God who twice in sacred history ordered the total destruction of a city and a people? ”
The Judeo ’ s cannot or will not accept the words of Yeashua Himself when He said: “ But he (Yeashua) answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. ” (Matthew 15:24; 10:5-6, KJV) Therefore, it is clearly obvious that Yeashua did not come for all the various peoples of the earth, but only to redeem His Israel people, so that He could marry them once again. Becoming the husband to Israel as He was in the beginning.
John 3:16, many will point to and say this declares Yahweh ’ s love, and is known to all, but little known and understood is Yahweh ’ s command to King Saul concerning the Amalekites: “ Go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. ” (1 Samuel 15:30 Thus, critics have said that the God of the Old Testament is vindictive and cruel, while the God of the New Testament is loving and compassionate. They simply do not know Yahweh. For He said: “ For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. ” (Malachi 3:6, KJV)
Yahweh, Who engineered the saving work of Yeashua on the stake is the same One who rained fire and destruction upon Sodom and Gomorrah to destroy every human being found in those cities when judgment fell. He did not change in the millenniums between the time of Lot and the time of Peter and Paul. Nor has He changed since that time, nor will He change in the future. He is still the Yahweh of mercy and justice, and is not swayed by mans concept of good. For it is recorded in Proverbs 14:12: “ There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. ” (Also Proverbs 16:25, KJV) Instead of trying to justify man and find fault with Yahweh, critics should examine the record and circumstances of His judgment.
All sin is grievous, but in the case of Sodom, Yahweh said, “ their sin is very grievous. ” (Genesis 18:20) The city was guilty of tolerating the worst evil practiced by human beings, a sin which totally degrades man who is made in the image of Yahweh. When the angels of Yahweh (in the guise of men) entered Sodom they found lodging in Lot ’ s house, but right away the homosexuals (Queers, Degenerates, Perverts, Reprobates) converged on the house and demanded, “ Where are the men that came in to you this night? Bring them out unto us that we may know them. ” (Genesis 19:5)
Lot certainly had his faults, for he even offered his daughters to those Queers in Genesis 19:6-9: “ And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. ” (KJV)
This clearly shows their perversion, as they did not want even virgin girls or women, they wanted the men and to perform the degenerate sex acts with them. And after they were through would have destroyed Lot and his family, because of their perversion. This because Lot had not lost or abandoned his faith in Yahweh.
Peter, in writing of Yahweh ’ s judgment on Sodom, said that He “ condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example to those that afterwards should live ungodly; and delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conduct of the wicked (It is obvious that Lot had spoken out against this terrible Satanic Evil, as the men stated “ he needs be a judge ” because they resented being shown up for the degenerate, perverts they were); for that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds. ” (2 Peter 2:6-8) He begged the mob to leave the men alone, but his pleas only infuriated them as they demanded the right to defile the angels. They would have vented their lusts upon Lot himself had not the angels rescued him from their bestial passions.
The angels led Lot, his wife and two daughters out of the city before fires of judgment fell from the skies, and by morning only smoking ruins were left of what had been two prosperous and proud cities.
Yahweh has repeatedly punished with total destruction those guilty of the sin of homosexual acts, which is called “ sodomy, ” after city of Sodom. Yahweh had the other tribes of Israel to, all but destroy from the land of the living, the entire tribe of Benjamin because of this horrible sin. The entire story can be found in Judges 20:28‑48. Not only did judgment fall on those who practiced this evil, but it included all those who tolerated it in their midst. Yahweh expects us all to have the same attitude toward this damnable, Satanic, dehumanizing sin that He has demonstrated that those who condone the sin are also under the same condemnation. And that includes the Judeo-Christian clergy of organized and unorganized religion who both practice this form of perversion or condone it.
Another example of this fact is found in 1 Samuel 15, when Yahweh ordered Saul to destroy the Amalekites, as cited above. When Israel left Egypt to move into the promised land, Yahweh commanded: ” Then shall you drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you (He did not say to destroy them totally, but to drive them out, so they would not pollute the Israelites and their children with their degenerate perversion), and destroy all their pictures and destroy all their molten images, and pluck down all their high places (These were the Jewish Synagogues in those days). ” Archeologists have discovered the ruins of Baal temples and other places of worship at Megiddo, Gezer, Jericho and other locations in Canaan. Where they found the images and signs of the religious rites conducted there, all indicating that homosexuality and prostitution was a permanent part of the lives of the citizens.
Yahweh was not merely clearing a place for Israel to live, but was bringing judgment upon a people for the sin of sodomy, which degrades His creatures and perverts His intended use of the sexual union. It was, as previously state, to remove these evil practices so they would not influence the Israelites nor their children.
With Joshua and the men of Israel as His instruments. Yahweh destroyed or drove out nearly all the people save the tribe of Amalekites, who escaped destruction because of their nomadic wanderings in the desert. Wherever they went they took their vile, sickening worship, homosexual and prostitution practices with them. Years later, when Saul became king he was assigned the task of completely ridding the country of this obnoxious people. None were to be spared. As Paul later would write, such people “ deserve to die ” (Romans 1:25-32) hence Yahweh ’ s command to “ utterly destroy ” them and all that they had.
As far as the Biblical record goes, homosexuality is the only sin for which Yahweh ever condemned a whole city or people to annihilation. Such harsh judgments should cause people to consider the following realities:
First: Yahweh ’ s justice is based upon His goodness. Man created in His image was pronounced “ good, ” but the practice of sodomy turns him into an enemy of Yahweh and of the human race in general. To allow it to continue unchecked is to allow peoples everywhere to be corrupted with this degenerate behavior. Only four people were found in Sodom that were fit to save, and one of them, Lot ’ s wife, turned back to destruction as the cities were destroyed. Such was the influence of the Sodomites (Queers), so much so that the cities were beyond salvaging, and were destroyed to keep their influence from corrupting the rest of the world.
Second: The evil of sodomy is not limited to the degradation of the human body, but has far-reaching ramifications. As homosexuality increases, natural affection decreases. Love of wife or husband, of children and parents, disappears. Archeologists discovered in the places of Baal worship that the sacrifice of children was common (Just as the abortion of babies in America is a sacrifice to the Jews ’ god). Since the homosexuals have “ come out of the closet ” in our nation, there has been a steady decline in marriage fidelity and a rise in child abuse and abortion.
This is exactly as Paul described them in the first century: “ For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. ” (Romans 1:26-32, KJV)
Third: Not only are the homosexuals themselves condemned but so are those who “ consent with them, ” meaning all those who do not take a stand against this evil. This brings a great portion of the people of this nation under condemnation. In fact there are very few today who will take a stand and raise their voices against this filthy and evil practice. The current Jewish President, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, has boasted of the appointment of openly “ gay ” (Queer) men and women to high positions in government. In the civil service system these perverts receive preferential treatment. Same-sex “ marriages ” have been approved in many states and even by many Judeo-Christian churches and clergy.
Some say that out of love we must tolerate that which Yahweh has labeled as an abomination. But it is out of Yahweh ’ s love that He established laws against the practice of such degrading and destructive acts. To love (agape) our fellow man is to seek his good, and to warn him if he is on the road to death and destruction. Those who clamor for “ rights ” for homosexuals are only encouraging them to reject the purpose of Yahweh and continue on their way to judgment; they also place themselves as enemies of Yahweh.
After Paul wrote to the church at Corinth that neither “ effeminate nor abusers of themselves with men ” (1 Corinthians 6:9) should inherit the kingdom of God, then he wrote, “ Therefore, glorify God in your body. ” (1 Corinthians 6:20)
Many of to days great thinkers admit that we are living in the twilight of a great civilization, and that our nation is dying. Perhaps Yahweh has already said, “ Enough. ”