So You made Abram rich and gave him a bunch of land just because he trusted You? Wow, that’s something else.
You said that Lot went to Sodom and it was evil. Did something bad happen to him?
Fourteen years after Abram and Lot separated there were wars among many different kings.
Sodom and Gomorrah had both been conquered and Lot was captured, the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah ran and hid in the mountains.
The kings of Sodom and Gomorrah, King Chedoriaomer of Elam (now Iran), who conquered Sodom and Gomorrah, were all evil, as well as his allies (Gen 14:1-13).
I doubt that God would have cared about the conquering of Sodom and Gomorrah, but Lot was Abram’s nephew, so that was a bad idea.
“And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king’s dale.
And Melchizedek 1 king of Salem brought forth bread and 2 wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.
And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe latchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich.
Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion “(Gen 14:14-24).
1 Melchizedek is a symbol of Jesus because he was the priest of The Most High God. Melchizedek means King of Righteousness, and Jesus was after the order of Melchizedek.
“Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec” (Heb 6:20).
Melchizedek brought bread and wine for they represent the body and blood of Christ.
“Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed” (Jn 6:54-55).
If you walk with Jesus you cannot be defeated.
“There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee” (Josh 1:5).
“Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord” (Is 54:16-17).
When Melchizedek arrived, he came from nowhere, and left in like manner. He also has no parents (Heb 7:1-3).
We have not heard the last of Lot.
2 The Israelites crushed the grapes by foot in these wine presses. They separated the juice from the skins and pulp and allowed it to ferment.
After that they filtered it and poured it into large storage jars, covered with a thin layer of olive oil to hold the flavor, sealed the containers, and deposited them in the underground wine cellars where the temperature held at a constant 65 degrees.
The Sodom and Gomorrah of Today
Here is a bit of information I found about Hollywood, but what the public schools in California is worse, thanks to Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature.
Hollywood celebrities exuberantly celebrated President Obama’s recent declaration of support for gay marriage.
But Hollywood did not have to come out of the closet and support homosexuality – it has long used its influence to purposely swing public opinion in favor of homosexuality.
For several decades, Hollywood has shown its overt support for homosexuality. Brokeback Mountain was nominated for Best Picture for its unabashedly sympathetic portrayal of a doomed gay relationship.
Newt Gingrich’s half-sister officiated at a gay wedding on “Friends” in the 1990s. More recently, late night talk show host Conan O’Brian officiated at an actual gay wedding.
Homosexual advocacy on television first began to manifest itself in the 1970’s. In 1972, made for TV movie “That Certain Summer” featured Hal Holbrook and Martin Sheen as a gay couple.
In 1973, the reality show “An American Family” featured son Lance Loud’s coming out.
Billy Crystal played a gay character on the ABC sitcom “Soap” in 1977. Despite the fact that the show consistently lost money, ABC put on “Soap” for four seasons.
This push towards normalizing homosexuality reached full torque in later decades, coming to a head during the late 1990s.
“Ellen,” featuring lesbian Ellen DeGeneres, created a stir when she “came out” on air. “Will and Grace” featured a gay man and a straight woman rooming together.
Today, the airwaves are awash in pro-homosexual content – GLAAD tracks how often networks air homosexual characters on their shows.
Fox’s musical comedy “Glee” is on the front lines of homosexual advocacy, showing gay sex and slamming anti-gay bullying. Other popular shows prominently featuring homosexuals include “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Modern Family.” “
Late Night with Conan O’Brien” host Conan O’Brian even officiated at a gay wedding in 2011.
It is no wonder that Ben Shapiro declares in “Primetime Propaganda” that television is the “culture’s most ardent advocate for gay marriage.”
Filmmakers have also not been shy about their support for gay marriage. T
The 2008 film “Milk” told the story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected into public office in California.
“The Perfect Family,” which mocks a “devout Catholic” as a bigot for opposing homosexuality, is Hollywood’s most recent latest pro-homosexual effort.
I have never seen the show, but, in a sense, I would call it a oxymoron because the Catholic church has no problem with homosexuality, they’ve been practicing it since 1 A.D.
Pope Francis says it’s okay to be gay as long as you love God, but that’s not what God says:
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them” (Lev 20:13).
Hollywood actors and directors have not been shy about their goal to normalize homosexuality. Ryan Murphy, the creator of “Glee,” declared:
“Hopefully I have made it possible for somebody on broadcast television to do a rear-entry scene in three years.”
Shapiro quotes then-ABC executive Marcy Carsey, who helped produce the “Soap”:
“I mentioned that Soap was one of the favorite shows I ever put on the air … it dealt with homosexuality when nobody was, it dealt with all sorts of stuff that you just couldn’t do with television but we did, and I thought that was a great thing to do.”
Politicians and journalists who favor homosexuality have also noticed the impact of the entertainment industry on influencing societal attitudes towards homosexuality.
In a recent interview in which he came out for homosexual marriage, Vice President Joe Biden declared:
When things really begin to change, is when the social culture changes. I think ‘Will and Grace’ probably did more to educate the American public [about homosexuality] than almost anything anybody’s ever done so far.
It appears that the two most powerful men in America are both against God and gay, can things get worse? You bet it can, especially if Hilary becomes president.
NBC “Today” anchor Ann Curry agreed with Biden, declaring:
… there weren’t a lot of gay role models on television … Now, there – this is, we’re in the wake of ‘Will and Grace,’ you know, we’ve seen ‘Glee’ on television …
Another non-believer or a Liberal Christian, which is no different. Probably a fan of Oprah.
Hollywood has fervently pushed for the normalization of homosexuality in America for decades – and this trend has only intensified.
The California Public Schools
Thoughts on the things going on in California and spreading across our nation…
In the Book of Genesis God said:
“Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly (Gen 13:12-13)
Read these words spoken by the father of the children in question from the case in California.
These words were taken from World Net Daily.
We just don’t want them teaching our children, he told WND.
They teach things that are totally contrary to what we believe. They put questions in our children’s minds we don’t feel they’re ready for.
When they are much more mature, they can deal with these issues, alternative lifestyles, and such, or whether they came from primordial slop.
At the present time it’s my job to teach them the correct way of thinking,” he said.
We’re going to appeal. We have to. I don’t want to put my children in a public school system that teaches ideologies I don’t believe in,” he said.
Also taken from World Net Daily’s new article:
It’s because the California Legislature and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger worked together to establish Senate Bill 777 and Assembly Bill 394 as law, plans that institutionalize the promotion of homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism and other alternative lifestyle choices.
First, [California] law allowed public schools to voluntarily promote homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality.
Then, the law required public schools to accept homosexual, bisexual and transsexual teachers as role models for impressionable children.
Now, the law has been changed to effectively require the positive portrayal of homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality to 6 million children in California government-controlled schools,” said Thomasson.
As I was reading the above article in World Daily Net about the ruling that came against a homeschooling family in California by the court system and all that implies. God brought to my mind the story of Lot whom the bible calls a “righteous” man.
My words: Alternative Lifestyle is just that an “alternative.”
According to Merriam Webster’s definition: different from the usual or conventional: as a: existing or functioning outside the established cultural, social, or economic system.
The Homosexual community has made a choice that is different from the usual or conventional, established cultural, social and (may I add) religious system in our nation.
They have “chosen” an alternative lifestyle and are in the process of forcing our children and our nation to embrace and accept this alternative lifestyle.
Not only do they want civil rights but, far more. They want the same rights and privileges that apply to a married couple (oh, for those of you who have been deceived by the media that is: one man married to one woman).
If they want to choose to live in direct opposition to what scripture teaches that is up to them, that is their “choice”.
What I oppose is their aggressive and hostile approach in imposing their choice on the rest of us, especially our children!
If they want free choice “go for it” but, please allow the rest of us (usual, conventional, tradition, those who live in established cultural, social and religious systems) to also have the choice to decide what we will teach our children and don’t force us to conform to their alternative way of thinking and living!
As I was upset by all this….God led me back to read about Sodom and Gomorrah….we are there people, wake UP! Listen to the words of God...
“But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
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” (Gen 19:4-9).
Lot might have given his two daughters to these militant men but I will go to jail before my children are exposed to such filth. America is becoming more like Sodom and Gomorrah every day.
We were once a nation built upon the very Word of God. Our forefathers came seeking religious and economic freedom. The closer we get to Christ’s return the more accepting we have become of a lifestyle that GOD Himself calls an abomination!
Yes, “sin is sin” but, to force your sinful choices on others is not right. My heart is burdened for our nation. America is a baby nation compared to other nations that have come and gone over time.
God has been merciful and so patient with us. How long Lord will you wait?