Monday, July 23, 2012

The Tolerance and Diversity Crowd, B.C. 2000

A wise man once said that "There is nothing new under the sun" and the older I get and the more acquainted with history I become the richer those words seem. In our day regarding sexual ethics the constant refrain is one of "Who are you to judge?" well it was no different in the day of Abraham and Lot, and a city sharing these same sentiments has become to proverbial city of destruction:

"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 they called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them." Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him,  and said, "I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly.  

Behold, I have two daughters who have not known any man. Let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please. Only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof."  But they said, "Stand back!" And they said, "This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them." Then they pressed hard against the man Lot, and drew near to break the door down." (Gen 19:4-9)

1 comment:

billy blogchecker said...

Hi rs
I was looking for an email address for you but was unable to find one. Maybe its this tablet but most likely its pure human error. I read your comments on the guy from bethel church and have to agree with you. One of the responders did say something that I thought was interesting though. He mentioned the difference between old and new testament covenants and how he thought God essentially changed because of the new covenant. but doesnt the bible quote God as saying "I the lord do not change". so the same God that afflicted men with boils and other such ailments is the same God in the new testament. obviously thats true but why do people think of God as different just cause He died on the cross for us? arent the same measures of salvation essentially applied to new and old testament persons? the prophets looked forward to christ and we look back. it just seems wierd that people have two Gods in their minds. almost like an abuse of the trinity. (not really but just an example) my email address is studentofchrist7@yahoo.com if you would emailme back when you get a chance. im busy with one child so i can only imagine the joy and chores associated with 4. haha God bless and hope to hear from you soon. and p.s. i didnt really mean for this to be posted. i just liked the way you layed things out and felt compelled to reach out to you. maybe i have more questions that arent coming to mind yet.