Sodom Was Not Destroyed Because of Homosexuality
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. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen. – Ezekiel 16:49-50, NIV
Now I do believe there was homosexuality in Sodom, as well as other sinful things. but, in no way do I believe that was the only reason the city was destroyed that wasn't really what God was concerned about at the time when He destroyed it. God tells us why He destroyed the city:
- Excess food
- Prosperous ease
- Lack of love for the poor and needy
- Practicing an abomination
But for us Christians in America who love to hold out the homosexual agenda as the worst possible thing to happen to our country, please note the five explicitly named sins before you get to the sixth.
Could it be that the Church needs to be more concerned with helping the poor and needy and less concerned with taking away the rights of others? If there's any group of people who need a attitude check when it comes to being arrogant, overfed, and unconcerned, I'm pretty sure it's we Christians. We cannot remain the way we are today and think God is going to bless us for it. We cannot remain content and satisfied with our lives by pointing fingers.